A Comedy of Masks.
DOWSON, Ernest. ; MOORE, Arthur (1893)
£1760.00 [First Edition]
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First edition, first issue. 3 vols. 8vo., original green cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in black. London: William Heinemann, [September]
With faint traces of labels on the upper covers, presumably of a circulating library, though there is little evidence of circulation, since it is otherwise an exceedingly nice set, joints tight and edges unworn.
Written with his best friend Arthur Moore, this was Dowson's first book, handsomely published by a mainstream publisher. Jad Adams writes of its "mine of biographically interesting information" including the portrayal of the artist Oswyn, with this tendency to "lapse from the eloquence to the incoherency of drunkenness" (from the text) as "the closest Dowson came in prose to a self-portrait".
Stock Code: 236856