[Editor: This book of poetry by Joseph Furphy was published in 1916. The poems were collected, after Furphy’s death, by his friend Kate Baker.]
Poems of Joseph Furphy
[Tom Collins, author of “Such is Life”]
Collected and edited by K.B.
Melbourne and Sydney
Lothian Book Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd.
Because “Australia is the Unit,” and because Joseph Furphy was a pioneer, this slight tribute to the genius of the Man, is offered for the appreciation of the people of the Commonwealth of belles-lettres.
Copyright — First Edition, December, 1916
Printed by the Specialty Press Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
K. B. [Kate Baker] (editor), The Poems of Joseph Furphy, Melbourne: Lothian Book Publishing Co., 1916, page
belles-lettres = (French, literally meaning “fine letters”) literature considered to be fine art, particularly regarding literature which is entertaining, refined, and sophisticated; literature of an aesthetic or artistic nature, rather than having an informative purpose
K. B. = Catherine (Kate) Baker (1861-1953), a friend of Joseph Furphy; she was a major advocate of Furphy’s literary works and successfully campaigned for the critical recognition of his novel Such Is Life