Two Loves and other poems
Maastricht: Privately printed [AAM Stols], 1928. Limited private copy. Not for commercial sale. Original blue paper cover with glued title vignette to front. Printed in Garamond Roman and Italic type on Dutch Antique paper in September 1928. The edition is limited to fifty copies. Some pages uncut. 22, (2) pp. 250 x 175 mm (9¾ x 7 inches). Lord Alfred Douglas (1870 - 1945) published several collections of poetry. Known by his nickname 'Bosie,' he was a friend (and lover) of Oscar Wilde. The poem 'Two Loves' includes the now infamous line: "The love that dare not speak its name".
Condition: Paper covers have edge wear, and darkening along spine. Rear has some red staining; what appears to be damp transference from another book. Inside flat of paper cover has a small newspaper cutting with book details on it. FFEP has a small brown strip of toning on it. Internally the book is in an excellent condition, with the merest of darkening to the page extremities.