[William Henry Davies, Welsh poet, author of 'Autobiography of a Super-Tramp'.] Signed Limited Edition of 'Secrets | by | W. H. Davies'. With photographic print of 'The Poet's Cottage' with Davies's poem 'Nailsworth Hill'.

Author: 
W. H. Davies [William Henry Davies] (1871-1940), Welsh poet and author of 'Autobiography of a Super-Tramp'
Publication details: 
BOOK: London: Jonathan Cape Ltd, 11 Gower Street. 1924. Number 84 of 100 signed copies. [Printed by Butler and Tanner, Frome and London.] PHOTOGRAPH: By DeCroce Studio, Denver, Colorado. No date.
£65.00
SKU: 21459

BOOK: 48pp, 8vo. Quarter-bound with purple crushed tissue boards and cream vellum-paper spine. No dustwrapper. Internally in good condition, in fair binding with gilt on spine slightly dulled, and two bumps at the head of the back board. Colphon on reverse of first leaf (Davies's autograph in square brackets): 'Of this edition of Secrets have been printed 100 copies for sale, each copy signed by the author | Copy number [84] | [W. H. Davies.]' A collection of forty poems, each on a single page and many with a vignette at the foot of the page. PHOTOGRAPH: Studio print of 'The Poet's Cottage | Nailsworth, Glos.' Black and white, above printed text of 'Nailsworth Hill', an eight-line poem in two stanzas by 'W. H. Davies'. The photograph of the cottage is 6.5 x 5 cm, and the whole page of which it is part, including the poem, makes up a photographic print on a 13 x 9.5 cm piece of matt paper, in a black paper frame, laid down in a 14 x 10.5 bifolium wallet of laid paper, with 'DeCroce Studio | Denver, Colorado' printed on the front cover.