London: John Murray, 1910. 8vo. viii, 56 pp. FIRST EDITION. Original stiff printed wrappers, small tear at foot of spine; some faint scattered spotting. Gilbert Murray’s copy, with his signature to title. Item #11672
First edition of this collection of verse, written by Ross while he was conducting his research on malaria. Written to help relieve himself from the stress of work and from the surrounding poverty, illness and despair, many of these verses reflect his thoughts and experiences of India. Titles include Ganges-born; Indian fevers; and The Indian mother. Murray (1866-1957) a British classical scholar and translator of Greek drama as well as regius professor of Greek at Oxford University. A true activist for the cause of world peace, he was chairman of the League of Nations Union, first president of general council of the United Nations Association, and authored several books about international politics. Osler, 5404.