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Lord Alfred Douglas, 1933
Featured in the SHOWcabinet: Daphne Guinness exhibition
The Complete Poems of Lord Alfred Douglas is a first edition, author's presentation book which was offered as a wedding present by the poet to Nancy Mitford Douglas, Daphne Guinness' great aunt. The book is inscribed with a note and a portrait of the author after a pencil drawing by Walter Spindler.
Lord Alfred Douglas or "Bosie" has perhaps become best known for his love affair with Oscar Wilde. This reputation has overshadowed his poetry somewhat, which was highly regarded by writers such as Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch; John Betjeman, Frank Harris and George Bernard Shaw, who considered him a fine sonneteer.
All books kindly provided by Jonkers Rare Books http://www.jonkers.co.uk/
Please note this product is on display as part of the Daphne Guinness SHOWcabinet and will be delivered after 20th March 2013.