BEAUTIFULLY BOUND VOLUMES OF ENGLISH POETRY
MORLEY, Henry. Shorter English Poems. WITH: Sketches of Longer Works in English Verse and Prose. London: Cassell, Petter, & Galpin, circa 1880. Two volumes. Quarto, contemporary full blue polished calf gilt, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers and edges. $585.
Early editions of these two volumes in Cassell’s Library of English Literature, profusely illustrated with in-text engravings.
In these two works Henry Morley, “a popularizer of literature” (DNB), selected and edited shorter and longer poems and prose from Beowulf to late 19th-century works. Owner signatures.
Very good condition, a lovely production.