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NATURE POEMS and others; By William H. Davies by  William H Davies - Signed First Edition - 1908 - from Borg Antiquarian (SKU: 3205)

NATURE POEMS and others; By William H. Davies

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NATURE POEMS and others; By William H. Davies

by Davies, William H

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London: A. C. Fifield, 1908. First Edition. Boards. Near Fine/None. SIGNED by the Author on the title page & signed on the ffep by Greg Gatenby, Canadian poet-author, 12mo (7" x 4 5/8"), original publisher's gray boards with black lettering on spine and front cover, cream endpapers, rough-cut edges to the 62 pages + [2] Publisher's advertisements. SIGNED by the author on the title page; pus SIGNED on the free front endpaper by Greg Gatenby--Canadian writer-poet and founder of the International Festival of Authors in Toronto. William Henry Davies or W. H. Davies (1871 - 1940) was a Welsh poet and writer. Davies spent a significant part of his life as a tramp or hobo, in the United Kingdom and United States, but became one of the most popular poets of his time. The principal themes in his work are observations about life's hardships, the ways in which the human condition is reflected in nature, his own tramping adventures and the various characters he met. One might characterize Davies as an atypical Georgian Poet. His famous book The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp (1908) about his adventurous life as a drifter in the United States from 1893 to 1899 made his reputation. Among other adventures, he lost his left foot when it was crushed by the wheels of a train!--Wiki condensed VERY SCARCE thus SIGNED & in such superior condition for a fragile, smaller book. Slight bumping to spine extremities and corners, else FINE. Sylvia Harlow, W.H. Davies: A Bibliography, A4, pp.29-30.

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book dealer
Borg Antiquarian US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
3205
Title
NATURE POEMS and others; By William H. Davies
Author
Davies, William H
Format/binding
Boards
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine
Jacket condition
None
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
A. C. Fifield
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1908
Keywords
Poetry, Canada, Wales, United States, tramp, railroad, injury, leg, hobo, nature,
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About Borg Antiquarian

BorgAntiquarian (ABAA & ILAB) is a dealer long engaged in selling exceptional collectibles: rare and fine books, autographs and manuscripts, fine art and artifacts. We are generalists in Americana, English & American literature, plus selected authors & important figures (Dickens & Darwin; presidents & 'signers'; scientists & historical figures; Revolutionary & Civil War militaria).

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