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THE OXEN (A LEGEND OF CHRISTMAS EVE).  SONG. WORDS BY ...  MUSIC BY GRAHAM PEEL [caption title] by  Thomas Hardy - 1920 - from William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB and Biblio.com

THE OXEN (A LEGEND OF CHRISTMAS EVE). SONG. WORDS BY ... MUSIC BY GRAHAM PEEL [caption title]

by Hardy, Thomas

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London: Chappel & Co., Ltd., 1920. Quarto. Printed self wrappers. Folded, loose sheets, as issued. A bit rumpled and lightly soiled, but a good copy. First edition of the original sheet music for the setting of this Hardy poem. A presentation copy, inscribed on the front wrapper: "To Ethel, / from / Th: Hardy. / Jan: 1920." The recipient, Ethel Richardson, was Florence Hardy's elder sister. Michael Millgate, in THOMAS HARDY A BIOGRAPHY (p. 545), notes that Mrs. Richardson stayed at Max Gate in September 1922 "while Florence went up to Enfield to see her parents. Mrs. Richardson played to Hardy on the piano -- everything from cathedral chants to modern dance tunes. . . ."


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