“THE TRUEST EXPRESSION… OF DOUBT AND STRUGGLE”
CLOUGH, Arthur Hugh. Poems and Prose Remains. London: Macmillan, 1869. Two volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter polished tan calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, red and green morocco spine labels, marbled boards, endpapers and edges.
First edition of Clough’s collected work, illustrated with engraved frontispiece portrait in Volume I, handsomely bound.
Clough's poetry "reveals, without self-consciousness, a character of marked sweetness, humor and lofty moral feeling… [He may be remembered as] the truest expression in verse of the moral and intellectual tendencies, the doubt and struggle towards settled convictions of the period in which he lived" (DNB).
A fine and handsome pair of volumes.