England in the 1880s, 168 (ordinary paper); Hayward 299 (ordinary paper). Non-authorial 1890 gift inscription to Herbert Beerbohm Tree on front free endpaper; pictorial bookplate of Richard Worthington and bookplate of Wiesner. A very good copy in the rare format." /> HENLEY, WILLIAM ERNEST. A Book of Verses. London: David Nutt 1888. <I>8vo, original printed limp grayish-tan boards, yapp edges, fore-edge of front cover a little bumped, original plain tan dust jacket (chipped), cloth slipcase.</I> FIRST EDITION, ONE OF A VERY FEW LARGE-PAPER COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR (on the last page), title-page vignette. Contains the first appearance of his celebrated "Invitus" ("Out of the night that covers me..."). Stetz & Lasner, <I>England in the 1880s</I>, 168 (ordinary paper); Hayward 299 (ordinary paper). Non-authorial 1890 gift inscription to Herbert Beerbohm Tree on front free endpaper; pictorial bookplate of Richard Worthington and bookplate of Wiesner. A very good copy in the rare format. | Christie's