Russell, Charles Wells. Poems [signed]. New York: The Neale Publishing Company, 1921. First Edition. 
Signed and inscribed by the author with a presentation inscription on the title page dated August 14, 1925.
Blue cloth with gil titles, light shelf-wear, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, frontispiece portrait of the author, 183 clean pp., tight. Very good. Hardcover.
Charles Wells Russell Jr. (1856-1927), b. Wheeling, WV; lawyer, diplomat, poet; author of The Secret Place and Other Poems (1911); Iranian Rest, and Other Lyrics (1912); Poems (1921). Russell was the brother-in-law of Colonel John S. Mosby, and edited The Memoirs of Colonel John S. Mosby (1917).
This copy once belonged to John S. Mayfield, the bibliophile and sometime curator of Rare Books & Manuscripts at Syracuse University. It has his 1955 signature on the front paste-down, and a typewritten note laid if with information on Russell and a record of his purchase of this book in 1955. (5715)