The Oxford Book of English Verse 1250–1900
First edition, a delightful full-leather binding
First edition, first printing. Hardback, bound in fine full leather with ornate gilt decoration. five raised bands and contrasting title label to spine. School crest to upper board (Dame Alice Owen Girls' School, Islington). Inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers and all edges gilt. 18 × 12.5cm. xviii + 1084pp.
A fine collection of English poetry from 1250 through the the start of the twentieth century, including Chaucer, John Skelton, Shakespeare, John Donne, Robert Herrick, Dryden, John Wilmot, Thomas Gray, John Clare, the Brownings, William Wordsworth, Swinburne, W B Yeats, W E Henley and many, many more...
A delightful copy. The leather is in excellent condition with only very minor wear, the pages clean and the binding secure. There is a school prize presentation label to the ffep.