London: The Unicorn Press, 1931. [Scottish Poetry] LIMITED FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 12cm), pp. 44 . Number 221 of 450 copies thus. With a portrait illustration of the author as a frontispiece. Publisher's black quarter cloth with gilt titles to spine, and to red cloth over boards. Top edge gilt; machine-marbled endpapers. Light browning to preliminaries. Rubbed cloth extensively and rather roughly re-coloured. A bump to the centre of the spine, with some loss of gilt. Very good. After publishing several articles in favour of Italian-style Fascism in the 1920's, Grieve here emerges as a fervent Communist in this collection, with the title poem praising Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov as a modern Messiah. Item #56355
From the library of pioneering Sports Scientist Prof. N.C. Craig Sharp (1933-2018), also a Burns scholar and Poetry Critic for Radio Clyde.
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