Publisher: London: [Printed by William Clowes for Maurice Buxton Forman], 1909.
Edition: First edition, number 14 of one of 25 numbered copies.
Bibliographical References: Collie 55; and see John Collins, The Two Forgers, page 197; and Collins and Nicolas Barker, A Sequel to an Inquiry, page 187; OCLC records 21 copies.
Condition: Fine copy, enclosed in a cloth chemise and quarter morocco slipcase.
Book ID: 20196
Description8vo, original white buckram, gilt lettering, untrimmed. Unopened.
Comments¶ Twenty early poems by George Meredith culled from Household Words, 1850-1856, and reprinted here for the first time in book form in an unauthorized edition, published just after Meredith's death. The compiler was Maurice Buxton Forman, the son of H. Buxton Forman. Although Twenty Poems falls beneath the cloud of Buxton-Forman/Wise Inc., it is a legitimate first edition and the limitation of 25 copies may be relied upon; there were, however, were an unknown number of "out of series" copies.