London: Smith, Elder, 1864. Hardcover. First Edition of author's first book. The poet and minister Richard Watson Dixon (1833-1900) was a friend of William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones from their days together at Oxford. He contributed to the Oxford and Cambridge magazine, and later became a friend and correspondent of Gerard Manley Hopkins. He dedicated this book to Burne-Jones. Bound in original red cloth with gilt title and author to spine. Fading to spine and to part of covers adjacent to spine otherwise in very good condition. Interior is clean and tight with light aging to page margins. A very nice copy, uncommon in this condition. 152 pages plus one page of ads. POETRY/082211. Very Good.