Ballads of Books
1888; a collection of poems on books and bookishness...
First edition, hardback rebound in half-leather with four raised bands and gilt titling to the spine, top edge gilt and marbled endpapers. 16 × 9.5cm, xvii + 157pp.
A pleasing collection of poetry on the subjects of books, book-collecting, libraries etc from the likes of Catullus and Horace through to Edmund Gosse and Autin Dobson via Southey, Charles Lamb, and R L Stevenson.
This copy has light rubbing to the boards and joints but is in otherwise very good condition.Sold