Philadelphia: Dorrance and Company, . 8vo. 85 pp. FIRST EDITION. Frontispiece portrait of the author. Blue cloth; a fine copy in the original dust jacket. Item #12106
First edition. Da Costa (1863-1933) studied medicine at Jefferson Medical College, where he ultimately became the first Samuel D. Gross Professor of Surgery. The present work is the first collection of his poems, including The Army of despair, The Skeleton, The Nurse, and Human life. Da Costa was well known for his medical writings as well as his poetry.