A Song of Italy. Algernon Charles SWINBURNE, Thomas James WISE, association.

A Song of Italy.

London: John Camden Hotten, 1867. [Poetry] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (17 x 12cm), pp.[10]; 66 [20]. First issue, complete with advertisements. Also with a related LETTER dated September 1919 from Thomas James Wise confirming that this copy is a first issue, one of 3000 copies, some of which were remaindered in different bindings. Recently re-backed with publisher's green cloth boards and original gilt-titled cloth spine laid over. Maroon endpapers. Repairs with archival tape to rear adverts where they have been roughly opened. Wear to outer edges and the original spine cloth. Good. Thomas James Wise (1859-1937) was a renowned bibliographer and collector, particularly of poetry, who later became infamous as the creator of many fakes, and for the theft of books from the British Museum which surfaced in his private collection and elsewhere after his death. Item #50965

Price: £250.00

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