Last Songs. Introduction by Lord Dunsany (1918)
Book ID: 65835
Last Songs. Introduction by Lord Dunsany. London: Herbert Jenkins Ltd., 1918. First Edition. Pp, 80. Green cloth boards, lettered in black. Neat ownership inscription to endpaper. A fine bright copy.
Contains thirty-three poems, publisher shortly after his death in 1917.
Lord Dunsany wrote in The Irish Times:
‘ I never wished to handicap him by exaggerated praise, but now that no mistake of mine can hurt him, if mistake it be. I give my opinion that, if Ledwidge had lived, this lover of all seasons in which the blackbird sings, would have surpassed even Burns, and Ireland would have lawfully claimed, as she may do even yet ,the greatest of peasant singers.’
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