Selected Poems of Thomas Hardy
London: Medici Society, 1921. Octavo. Quarter beige cloth and blue-grey boards with discoloration to the front and back boards, rubbing along the bottom edge and fraying to the fore edges of the boards. Limited Edition, finely printed, copy number 602 of 1025 printed on hand made Riccardi paper with gilt top stain. A very good copy in a glassine jacket.
"Whence comes solace? Not from seeing,
What is doing, suffering, being;
Not from noting Life’s conditions,
Not from heeding Time’s monitions;
But in cleaving to the Dream
And in gazing at the Gleam
Whereby gray things golden seem."