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The Poetry of the Period


Alfred Austin


Richard Bentley 1870

Binding:  Hardback  |  Condition: Good  | 

Elegant tree-calf, leather binding of Austin's appreciation of the poetry of his peers, written in 1870 prior to becoming his becoming Poet Laureate in 1896. Contains essays on Alfred Lord Tennyson, Robert Browning, Algernon Swinburne and more. With raised bands, gilt decoration to spine. Inner and outer dentelles. Marbled end-papers with matching marbling to page edges. Small 8vo. (185x130mm) 294pp. Front hinge starting, with cracking to spine. Previous owner's inscription to reverse to ffep. Mild tanning to page edge. Otherwise contents clean. Front board delicate but holding. Good overall.

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