London: Samuel Mullen, [Nd]. First English Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Personal copy of Phil May, the English caricaturist, with his magnificent woodcut bookplate of a woman in profile wearing an elegant large hat, "Ex Libris Phil May" printed beneath the illustration, and Phil May 1895 written in just below. Bookplate printed in black, laid down, very good condition. This appears to be the first UK edition; first published in Melbourne, Australia in 1880, this published soon thereafter.8vo, viii, 336pp, all edges gilt. Brown gilt cloth, with gilt title at spine and "Gordon's Poems" within ornate gilt rules at front cover. Spine a bit faded; spine head and tail slightly rubbed. Internally very good condition. A small engraved label laid down at the title page, "John S. Reeve"
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