London: The Hogarth Press, 1926. Good. First edition. Gray papercovered boards with applied paper label. Some erosion to the spine ends, rubbing, and a few small paint marks on the front board. A good only copy of the author's very fragile first book, issued without dustwrapper. W.H. Auden's copy with his small ownership Signature. Rare. In Robert A. Wilson's chapbook describing his purchase of Auden's New York library, he specifically refers to this copy, purchased by Auden as a student: "...and some astute purchases made at that time, such as Laura Riding's first book A Close Chaplet... bearing his college signature." (Inventory #: 100085)
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