Songs of Joy; New Poems; and Foliage and other poems
Three W H Davies poetry books, all in an attractive patterned paper binding
Early reprints 1921 & 1922. Hardbacks bound in quarter cloth with patterned paper covered boards. Dustwrappers present but defective. Each 17 × 11cm, 94pp, 68pp, 63pp.
Published as part of Cape's Life & Colour series.
Three volumes of poetry from W H Davies, the Welsh poet and (super) tramp, whose journey from gentleman of the road to poet was aided and encouraged by Edward Thomas, whom he met in 1905. (New Poems is dedicated to Helen and Edward Thomas).
All three books are in very good condition and are attractively bound in patterned paper. The pages are clean bar some foxing to New Poems, and the inner bindings are secure. The dustwrappers are all heavily worn, particularly to the joint. On the dustwrappers: Foliage lacks the spine, the other two volumes heavily torn. However, the books are equally delightful with or without the wrappers.