Collected Poems 1935-1946
Edition: First Edition
London: Burns, Oates & Washbourne Ltd: 1946. Original cream covered paper covers over cream boards. Titles to both boards and wrapper. There is a frontis photograph of Gilbey at work, and a facsimile of a letter from the Apostolic delegate with a message from the Pope accepting the dedication of the book to him. This book comprised the collected poems from Gilbey's six earlier volumes, and an additional 40 poems included here. frontis photograph 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. 228pp.
Condition: The wrapper has a couple of small closed tears to it, and some foxing / marking, including faint water damage. There is also light water marking to the front board. Internally the book is clean and tidy throughout, with just a touch of foxing to the pages.