Keepsake poem entitled 'Lines written for the dinner of the Book Publishers' Representatives' Association. October 4th, 1929.'

E. V. Lucas [The Book Publishers' Representatives' Association; Methuen & Co.]
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SKU: 7731

12mo: 8 pp. Dimensions of leaf roughly 13.5 x 11 cm. Lightly-spotted and creased, in creased and worn original purple wraps with title printed on front, and stitched with matching purple thread. An uncommon piece of Lucas and book trade ephemera, nicely printed. Beneath the title: 'President. W. J. Crawley. Principal Guests of the Evening. Sir Godfrey Collins, M.P. Edgar Wallace. E. V. Lucas. H. E. Alden.' The poem, a jaunty, humorous effort, consists of seventeen six-line stanzas, beginning: 'How many centuries ago | Did Solomon, the wise, the rip, | Express a longing that his foe | Might take to authorship! | An odd desire, unless he knew | He'd get the product to review.'