DescriptionJoseph Skipsey. INSCRIBED. A Book of Miscellaneous Lyrics. Bedlington: Printed for the Author by George Richardson, 1878. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To James Hurnard Esq./ Author of 'The Setting Sun'/ A Poem in seven books/ with the best regards of/ his friend + admirer/ the Author/ Nov 24, 1878".
Quarto. vi, 171 pages. Frontispiece portrait of author with facsimile signature. Quarter tan leather over brown cloth covered boards with leather title label on spine: "Lyrics/ by/ Joseph/ Skipsey." in gilt. Boards lightly rubbed, leather spine rubbed, scuffed, and lightly soiled; light bleedthrough on endpapers from leather turn-ins, small holograph pencil marks and annotations, occasional foxing; else in very good condition. From the William E. Fredeman Collection.
An accompanying postcard from 1982 to Dr. Fredeman indicates six small holograph pencil corrections, which "appear to be in Skipsey's hand" and a few that are not.
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