Mountain Songs and Island Runes. Edinburgh: Patrick Geddes & Colleagues, n.d. . 6 pp undated ads. Original dark blue cloth decorated in gilt.
First Edition of this volume of verse by the Scottish mystical writer who wrote first as William Sharp and then, beginning in 1894, as "Fiona Macleod" -- a secret identity known to hardly anyone, in fact, as the years went by, barely to Sharp himself. The publisher, "Patrick Geddes & Colleagues," was formed in 1895 around the renowned Scottish biologist and urban planner Patrick Geddes, beginning with the periodical The Evergreen that featured Scottish-Celtic mystic literature and art. This is a remarkably fine, bright copy. Colbeck p. 741. Item #11326