Publisher: (Dorchester: Privately printed by Henry Ling for Mrs. Thomas Hardy, 1924).
Edition: First edition, number eight of 25 numbered copies, initialed by Florence Hardy on the colophon page and signed by Thomas Hardy at the conclusion of the text.
Bibliographical References: Purdy, pages 231-232.
Condition: Fine copy, enclosed in a chemise and quarter morocco slipcase.
Book ID: 24486
Description4to, original printed wrappers, stitched as issued, 6 pages.
Comments¶ A poem by Hardy written at the request of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and which Mrs. Hardy rushed to get into print to protect the copyright, which it did not. A version of the poem which appeared in The Times was widely reprinted, including an edition by the First Edition Club.