The Works of Arthur Clement Hilton
Signed by the editor, Robert Edgcumbe. Full vellum binding
First edition, full vellum with petersham ribbon, top edge gilt and gilt titling to spine. 17.5 × 11cm. 219pp.
This copy has a gift inscription from the editor Robert Edgcumbe to the ffep "To Marion, 1 May 1926. R.E."
Arthur Clement Hilton was born in 1851 and educated at Marlborough College and St. John's College, Cambridge, where he published in 1872 The Light Green, a collection of verse parodies. After graduating from Wells Theological College in January 1873, Hilton was ordained deacon on March 1, 1874, became curate of St. Clement and St. Mary, Sandwich, and was ordained priest in 1875. He took his M.A. at Cambridge in 1876 and died suddenly and unexpectedly April 3, 1877.It was not until 1902 that his collected works were published. This book serves both as a biography and collection of his verse. Illustrated with two plates.
A nice copy. The vellum is in good order (much brighter than it appears in the pictures). The pages are in good condition, with occasional browning and foxing (mostly to the title page) but the main body of text is in very good condition.