THE POEMS OF DUNCAN CAMPBELL SCOTT.
Edition: First Edition
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1926. Inscribed by Author; Dark green linen grain cloth gilt lettered. pp (2), viii, (9)-(342) + engraved sepia toned frontispiece portrait with tissue guard. Lettering and title page ornament by Thoreau MacDonald. Edison C13. Inscribed in pencil on the front free endpaper: "To Mrs C Gordon Hewitt / What know you of life, / or of perished hours or years? / Yr tones that are born in air. / and throb in air and die, / leaving no traces anywhere, / save tremors in the quickened pool (?) of tears / within the windless decks of memory ? Duncan Campbell Scott [underscored] / Nov 26 / 1926 [underscore) ". Laid in is a typed fair ribbon copy of his poem "The orchard in moonlight" with his typed name at end (folded twice). The poem was published in THE CIRCLE OF AFFECTION AND OTHER PIECES IN PROSE AND VERSE Poems 1926-1946 (Toronto, 1947). This typescript likely predates its book publication. The verse to Mrs Hewitt appears to be unpublished. "Charles Gordon Hewitt (February 23, 1885 - February 29, 1920) was a Canadian economic entomologist and pioneer of conservation biology. He was appointed dominion entomologist of Canada in 1909. He helped pass the Destructive Insect and Pest Act in 1910, and implemented significant changes in the Department of Agriculture. He published several books on the subjects of biology and entomology, and helped to further the 1916 treaty between Canada and the United States for the protection of migratory birds. - Wikipedia. ; Octavo; Signed by Author