A Song of Italy
Place Published: London
Publisher: John Camden Hotten
Date Published: 1867
Edition: First edition, second state
Book Id: 47078
66pp. Duodecimo [17.5 cm] in blue cloth with gilt-stamped spine. 8 pages of advertisements preceding half-title, 16 following poem. Corners and spine tips lightly exposed, small white stain to spine at foot, else light wear; clippings from booksellers' catalogues advertising similar copies glued to front pastedown, front free endpaper torn out, inner hinges cracked (but holding). Text is unmarked, with final section of advertisements still uncut.
An early work by the Decadent poet noted for his facility with rhyme and fondness for the birch.