Philadelphia: Roland Swan Company, 1932.
First edition. In original green printed wrapper with portrait illustration by Violet Oakley. Lad-in is full-page holograph poem by Violet Oakley written on her Lower Cogslea stationary (St. Georges Road, Mt. Airy P.O., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania." Poem begins, "All day the Snow has fallen--- I sit beside the long, long Window looking on the Garden, and the Woods- grown old and hoary with precious, silent fall of down from heaven's breast. All day I have been reading Secret Snow, each page more beautiful- till tears brim over." And additional 13 lines round out the effusive poem perhaps meant originally for Ethel McKenzie in a letter, or just a personal epithet. The poem was laid into the book which McKenzie presented to Oakley with and inscription on the front free fly: "To Violet Oakley, from her dearest friend, Gilbert McKenzie, 1932." Book also contains frontispiece of a bust of McKenzie by Violet Oakley. Book is fine, wrapper very good. The holograph poem, written on very thin paper, has been folded twice to fit in book, and is near fine.
Price: $425.00 Item #1180