Snowdrops at Dusk and Other Poems
Edition: First Edition
London: Burns, Oates & Washbourne Ltd: 1945. Original pale green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine and front board. Cream paper wrapper, with titles and a woodcut of snow drops to the front cover. Warm gift inscription from the author to the Bridgettine community of Syon Abbey. Captain Jack (John Newman) Gilbey b.1888 was the older brother of Alfred Newman Gilbey, RC priest and long-time Catholic chaplain of Cambridge University. He was the author of several collections of devotional poetry. 48pp
Condition: The cream wrapper has a little marking / foxing to it but is otherwise sound. A touch of handling to the top edge only. The cloth is neat and tidy. Internally the book is clean, with no significant marks.