Leslie de Noronha, of Goan origin, is one of the early Indian writers in English. Most famous for his novels The Mango and the Tamarind Tree and The Dew Drop Inn, his poetry is included in The Golden Treasury of Indo-Anglian Poetry, 1828-1965, edited by Vinayak Krishna Gokak. Thisn volume of poems was published by the Writers Workshop Calcutta in 1965 and is both incredibly scarce (there is hardly any record of this book elsewhere) and an interestingly personal copy. It is signed on the front endpaper 'To Una and Wes Clifford Turner, With best wishes, Leslie de Noronha [indecipherable place name]*, Bombay, 9th March, 1965. *'Not done in office time, I hasten to add. L de N'. Also contains a long (two pages, double-sided) handwritten letter to Mr Turner, from Leslie de Noronha, see photographs. In good condition, dust jacket has some light grubby marks, a little edge wear and some tape residue marks on the reverse. Binding good, also with some very light tape marks, ditto on endpapers. All pages very clean and good.