Boston: The Poet Lore Company, 1907. First edition. 44 pp. Original dark gray paper boards, printed labels on front board and spine. Slight rubbing to boards and corners, spine label darkened, near fine.
Teasdale's first book, which was published at her parents' expense in an edition of one thousand copies. A collection of lyrics in which Teasdale projected her ideals of the perfect artist of beauty and femininity onto the great Italian actress Eleonora Duse, whom ironically Teasdale never saw perform. Inscribed by Teasdale on the front free endpaper and dated in 1907. Laid in is an Autograph Letter Signed by Teasdale to the same recipient, in original mailing envelope with Teasdale's embossed St. Louis return address, postmarked 1914, and an Autograph Postcard Signed as well. The relationship of Teasdale to the recipient, Miss Elizabeth Brown, is unclear, but quite warm. Item #1952