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PRESENTATION COPY

DRINKWATER, John. Tides.

London. Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 1917. First trade edition.
8vo. 54pp, [2]. Original publisher's red cloth, printed paper lettering-piece to spine. A trifle rubbed and marked, spine sunned. Occasional light spotting. Presentation copy, inked inscription to verso of half-title: 'To Lord Crewe from John Drinkwater'. With a loosely inserted note-card addressed to Lord Crewe, signed by the author, expressing the hope that the recipient will enjoy the work.
The first edition of a collection of, predominantly war-themed, poetry by John Drinkwater (1882-1937). Drinkwater had published 19 of 34 poems earlier in 1917 under the same title with the Beaumont Press.

Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes, marquess of Crewe, formerly Lord Houghton (1858-1945), politician, sometime secretary of state to India.
£ 125.00 Antiquates Ref: 21473