Alpha of the Plough (Alfred George Gardiner) - Leaves in the Wind
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1919. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. 12 mo. 274 pp. Blue topstain. 1/2 buckram binding over paper boards. Illustrated by Clive Gardener. Very good condition. Clean covers and pages. No markings. Dust jacket is also very good with just a bit of faint smudging (see photos).
"Leaves in the Wind" is a collection of essays, some whimsical and humorous, others rather serious (it was written during the First World War). "Alpha of the Plough" is an astronomical term (the Irish moniker for Ursa Major) adopted by Gardiner while he was writing for The Star.
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