London: Max Goschen Ltd., 1913. From the Bart Auerbach Collection. 8vo. Original paper vellum spine and dark brown boards, gilt-lettered, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. A lower fore-corner worn, spine a bit dull, but a very good copy. Item #409371
First edition, number 20 of a limited edition of 50 copies numbered and signed by the author and in this special binding. The English writer Douglas Goldring's copy, signed and dated "July 1913" by him on the front free endpaper. "In 1912 Goldring became literary editor to a publisher, and was responsible for the publication of 'The Golden Journey to Samarkand' and 'The King of Alsander' by his friend James Elroy Flecker" (Kunitz & Haycraft). Haycraft 326. (BA) This verse drama is Flecker's most lauded work; its long preface provides insight into his theory of art, showing his indebtedness to the French Parnassians. He died of consumption in Switzerland two years after publication.