A beautiful compendium of English poetry during the reign of Queen Victoria, “consisting of 1,274 works by 343 authors represent[ing] the full course of the great literary ages of English verse."
“The present work relates to the poetry of the English people, and of the English tongue, that knight peerless among languages, at the state of their manifold development." -Edmund Clarence Stedman.
The book has high quality acorn boards, with guilded leather details and guilded page-edges (top, bottom, and center). An absolutely beautiful book, and a high-quality work of bookbinding in itself.
- Leather acorn boards
- Guilded pages all around
- Edited by Edmund Clarence Stedman
- Publisher: Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1895
- Condition: Excellent condition. Binding is tight, pages are crisp and clean. No marks of any kind. Seems to have never been read.
A rare and highly collectible and beautiful book, and a wonderful compendium of British poetry during the Victorian Era.