Raile, Arthur Lyon [pseud. Warren, Edward P.]. The Wild Rose. A Volume of Poems. London: David Nutt, 1909. First edition. Bound in light brown crushed morocco, covers with a panel of gilt leaves, vines, and a pointillé border, with inlaid red and orange morocco flowers and green morocco dots. Five bands to spine, with title and author in second compartment; remaining compartments with a gilt leaf and vine design. Wide turn-ins with rolled gilt borders and large fleurons at corners. Unusual handmade floral gilt stamped endpapers. All edges gilt. A beautiful and very well executed binding, but unfortunately unsigned. Measures approx. 4.75" x 7.5". Some light rubbing to edges of covers, spots of wear to lower right corner of front cover, along with narrow loss to leather on top and bottom of front dentelles (see image). A scarce title.
Edward Perry Warren (1860-1928) was an art collector and member of the Uranian movement. This volume contains 86 poems, 31 of which had previously appeared in Itamos in 1903 (D'Arch Smith pp. 114-117).