London: Grant Richards, 1902.
First edition, one of 500 copies of the author's first book. 112 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. With a Document Signed Giving Elkin Mathews Publication Rights to 2nd Edition. Blue cloth. Faded spine, else very good. Laid into a half blue morocco slipcase and chemise cloth drop box Simmons 1; Wight 1. Item #261583
Signed on the flyleaf, “Mary E. Madox Rossetti/ 30 April 1904.” (Mary Madox Rossetti was the daughter of William Michael Rossetti).
Laid into the book is a Signed Document dated 25 July 1913 “Subject to the conditions of the Agreement made between the 1st of May, 1913, I hereby grant to Elkin Mathews...Publisher a license to print & issue a second edition of Salt Water Ballads...John Edward Masefield." with envelope tipped-in.
Elkin Mathews did, in fact, publish the second edition of Masefield’s SALT-WATER BALLADS — in 1913.
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