SIGNED AND INSCRIBED WITH VERSE BY ROBERT BRIDGES
BRIDGES, Robert. Bramble Brae. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1902. Octavo, original gilt-stamped maroon cloth. $400.
First edition, signed and inscribed by Bridges in the year of publication with a nine-line stanza from “A Prayer of Old Age.”
Written in Bridges’ hand: “And this dear land of ours, the freeman’s Nation! / Lord, let me live and see / Fulfillment of our fathers’ aspiration, / When each man’s really free! / When all the strength and skill that move the mountains, / And pile up riches great, / Shall sweeten patriotism at its fountains, / And purify the State! / Robert Bridges / Droch / May 14, 1902.”
Very good condition.