"THE REFUGE OF BEAUTY" [poem]. TYPED MANUSCRIPT SIGNED (TMsS). Sonnet (fourteen lines) on half-sheet of letter size paper, ribbon copy (probably) with two corrections by hand, dated "6-13-1915" by different typewriter at top, signed in full (blue ink, spidery backward slanting hand) at bottom. "A melancholy apostrophe to Beauty and lament on Death. Smith was probably the foremost writer of weird poetry in the early twentieth-century. His romanticism now seems like a rearguard action against modernism, an echo of the original romantic voices of the preceding century, but an echo with its own eerie charm." - Robert Eldridge. Sidney-Fryer, Donald. Emperor of Dreams: a Clark Ashton Smith Bibliography, p. 83. Old folding crease, bottom and right-hand edges a little uneven, generally fine. Provenance: Samuel Loveman papers. (#136243).

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