FIRST EDITION OF THE CONVERSION OF WINCKELMANN, HANDSOMELY BOUND
AUSTIN, Alfred. The Conversion of Winckelmann and Other Poems. London: Macmillan, 1897. Octavo, contemporary burgundy morocco gilt, watered silk endpapers, all edges gilt. $300.
First edition of one of the best known poetry collections by poet laureate Alfred Austin, handsomely bound in full morocco.
Of Austin’s works, this was arguably his most successful, reflecting the strong influences of both Scott and Byron. It contains the titular work as well as well as 17 others. With errata slip.
Very nearly fine condition.