Windfalls + Two Typed Original Poems + Signed
Published by Sir Jonathan North Endowment Committee, Leicester, First Edition 1928. 1928. First edition in publisher's original grey hand stitched card wrap covers [soft back], black title and author lettering to the spine, deckle page edges. 8vo. 8'' x 5¼''. Ruth's first attempt at writing, published when she was only 20 years of age. Contains 38 printed pages of poetry. Light foxing to the end papers, sun fading to the edges of the covers and in Good condition, no dust wrapper as issued. Loosely inserted are two folded typed poems on thin A4 paper, one called 'Our Poetry', the other called 'My Ethiop and I', neither of these poems are contained within the contents of the book. The first poem has a SIGNED message to the bottom of the sheet 'I send these as curiosities - not for illustrations. I'm sure it's harder to get even a cat's whisker into a poem, than into a drawing. However, this observation is probably sour grapes - Ruth.'
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Book number: 95653
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