Gorgeous c1930 edition in scarce original Dust jacket. Original bookseller sticker on rear jacket flap with .95 cents price, the correct price for ML during this time frame. The first Modern Library edition of this title was issued in 1918 (Andes 180). Brown cloth gilt. Square tight binding with clean bright interior, save for pencil notation to half title page indicating the recent unveiling of John Lavelles portrait of Thompson which currently hangs in the Burns library of Boston College. A prominent early 20th century painter in Boston early in his career and New York City by the late 1940s, John Lavalle was born in Nahant, Massachusetts. He earned an A.B. Degree from Harvard University and also studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts with Philip Hale and with Jean Auburtin in Paris at the Academie Julian.Lavalle served with the U.S. Air Service as a first lieutenant in World War I as a bombing pilot, and in World War II he served with the Air Force in 1942-43 as a U.S. Army artist. Dust wrapper with mild edge wear including a 1/2-inch chip to upper front spine edge and a small closed tear at lower rear spine edge. Jacket spine lightly sunned but overall handsome and in great shape. 246 titles listed on verso including ML Giants. Presents handsomely in archival mylar. A beautiful copy. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: COMPLETE POEMS OF FRANCIS THOMPSON NO. 38
Publisher: MODERN LIBRARY
Publication Date: 1930
Book Condition: Used: Very Good
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