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Various - A Crown of Amaranth - Signed First Edition

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VARIOUS, [FORD, S. Gertrude & MACDONALD, Erskine, editors, TAYLOR, Frank, Tynan, Katherine, MEYNELL, Alice, SNOW, W., ADAIR, Ivan, R.V., LEES, Beatrice A., HETHERINGTON, B.M., SHILLITO, Edward, DUFFIN, Ruth, HERBERTSON, A.G., KENNETH, F.E., HELSTON, John, SIMPSON, H., HUSSEY, Dyneley, WILLIAMS, I.A., SCOTT, Canon, GRENFELL, Julian, GOLLANCZ, I, KELLY, George, BINYON, Laurence, STEWART, Wynne, NORTHWOOD, A.M., GILLESPIE, Violet, PLOWMAN, Max, HUXLEY, Mildred, ROBERTS, Cecil, GURDON, John, MAY, Ida, CREWE, Marquess of, EDEN, H.P.].

A Crown of Amaranth. Being a Collection of Poems to the Memory of the Brave and Gallant Gentlemen Who Gave their Lives for Great and Greater Britain.

London: Erskine MacDonald, 1915.

SIGNED FIRST EDITION, first printing. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.78. Publisher's plain card wraps with integral dust-jacket with printed price of one shilling net to upper. Signed by the editor and contributor Gertrude Ford to the half title.

Annotation to title page and to some poem titles. Dust-jacket a little worn to spine with some loss at the ends and the titles mostly faded, some marking and toning. Near fine.

A scarce collection of patriotic verse, later expanded and republished in 1917, only eight copies listed as held by British institutions and not traced by Reilly. Contains Poems by Binyon and Plowman amongst others.

Catherine W. Reilly: English Poetry of the First World War 63 p.20.