Lot 39 of 350:
Limited edition, with a handwritten poem laid in  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$300
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Renascence. A Book of Verse
Author:
Crane, Walter
Place:
London
Publisher:
Elkin Mathews at the Sign of The Bodley Head
Date:
1891
Description:

xiii, 162 pp. Illustrated with wood and photo engraved designs. (8vo), quarter vellum over boards, spine titled in gilt. No. 53 of 65 copies on large paper for the English market.

Laid in is a letter to Thomas Hutchinson, Esp., unsigned but seemingly by Crane, with a hand-written poem, dated Xmas 1892. 65 copies of this limited edition were printed for England, and 35 for America; this is from the English edition. 

Text of letter:

"To Thomas Hutchinson, Esq:

Your Pegasus in gentle flight

kind wishes bring me, feather-light -

How, friend, your compliment requite? -

I would pluck from him a quill,

Just to wish, in all good will,

That coming years your cup may fill.

[Illustrated with a small device]

13, Holland St.

Xmas - 1892"

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Light shelf wear, offsetting to free endpapers; near fine.
 
Item number:
291852
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