This collection of poems on a variety of subjects (English poets, Japanese scenes, 'in memoriam' verses to a number of military gentlemen, and such general themes as 'thankfulness') is rare, and details about the poet herself sketchy in the extreme. It is, however, a beautiful volume, and one for anyone appreciative of quality in both binding and printing.
Margaret Kirby was also known as 'M. Kozhevar', and evidently had connections with (perhaps lived in?) Japan, as the book appears to have been marketed in Kobe in 1931.
The book is bound in soft card covers encased in what was once vibrant blue cloth, now badly faded and foxed , but generally undamaged otherwise, and bound with 2 red & white cord ties (see photo). An oval medallion in darker blue on the front contains the title and name of the poet in faded gilt lettering. Inside, the endpapers are blue, speckled with greenish marks. There is a little foxing to the long edge of the text block, but none inside, and each page is 'double' (fine paper folded in two). The poems are set out within blue decorative borders, and the text is clear and bright throughout. The whole is a delight to handle, and the book is rare.