The Poetical Works of Mrs Hemans
1890, in a fine leather binding and with photographic plates
Hardback, bound in fine full blue leather, with five raised bands, gilt decoration and contrasting leather title label to spine, gilt school crest to upper board and gilt margin to boards. All edges gilt. 19.5 × 13.5cm, xxiv + 708pp
A fine collection of Felicia Hemans' poetry, including her two best known: Casabianca ("The boy stood on the burning deck") and The Homes of England. Also included are juvenile poems, Welsh melodies, Greek songs etc etc. The book is illustrated with a photographic portrait frontispiece and five photographic prints within the book.
This copy is in excellent condition. The blue leather is clean and the giltwork crisp. There is some foxing to the front and back of the book but the main body of text is very clean.