THE CRIMSON THORN: POEMS FOR LOVERS 1931-1941. Calcutta: Susil Gupta, . Octavo, pp. 64, illustrations by Frederick Carter, original tan boards, printed paper labels affixed to front and spine panels. First edition. Signed inscription by Gawsworth to Omarali Chowohury on half title leaf. Selections from nine previous volumes of poetry with a brief foreword by Lascelles Abercrombie. Carter's designs are from Rich & Cowan's POEMS 1930-1932. Gawsworth notes here, "The Fire-Blitz of London of January-February 1941 having destroyed the stocks of the volumes in which they were included, they are now reissued. In some poems I have made slight revisions." NCBEL IV 280. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with shelf wear at edges and internal tape mends. (#114820).
"First edition September, 1945" on copyright page.