Francis Thompson's poetry, Hatchards leather binding, frontispiece by Laurence Housman


Francis Thompson, frontispiece by Laurence Housman


Elkin Mathews, London, 1894

Printing Details

Fourth edition [500 copies], hardback bound in full leather by Hatchards with simple gilt titling and five raised bands to spine. Top edge gilt, fore-edge untrimmed. 21 × 16cm, 81pp.

This copy has a non-authorial gift inscription to Rennell Rodd, the British diplomat, poet and politician to the ffep. "To Rennell Rodd, October 27th 1894, from Mrs Grant and Kate Grant".

A nice collection of Francis Thompson's poetry, including The Hound of Heaven, Love in Dian's Lap and Poems on Children. The book has a fine frontispiece by Laurence Housman.


Good condition. The leather is faded and spotted along the top edge with light overall scuffing. Spotted foxing to the prelims, but the contents are in good order.



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