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Collected Poems

Baron Corvo (Frederick Rolfe)


1st Edition

Large 8vo. Edited and with an introduction by Cecil Woolf. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. In Bill Botten designed dust jacket, rubbed to head of spine and with some chips and closed tears to edges. Flaps slightly tanned. Decorated endpapers.With a photographic frontispiece (a portrait of the author) and four pages of illustrations. Illustrated textual notes at the rear. *** ‘One day posterity will be interested in everything I have written,’ the author wrote. This collection of poetry, including his juvenile writings, proves him right to some extend. ‘Of the thirty-once pieces Cecil Woolf has gathered, nearly half appear in print for the first time. There are also fifteen virtually unknown illustrations, including eleven drawings done by the author to accompany his poems.’ Baron Corvo (1860-1913) is the patron saint of undervalued and misunderstood writers. An eccentric, openly homosexual Roman Catholic and a writer of obscure, erudite and sometimes brilliant novels, Baron Corvo still has many followers and his work is highly collectable.

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Book Details

AuthorBaron Corvo (Frederick Rolfe)
PublisherCecil & Amelia Woolf
Publisher Year1974
Book ConditionFine
Jacket ConditionNear Fine
Binding TypeHardcover
Edition1st Edition