Beeton's great book of poetry: from Cædmon and King Alfred's Boethius to Browning and Tennyson. Containing nearly two thousand of the best pieces of English language; with sketches of the history of the poetry of our country, and biographical notices of five hundred of the poets. S. O. Beeton, ed.

Beeton's great book of poetry: from Cædmon and King Alfred's Boethius to Browning and Tennyson. Containing nearly two thousand of the best pieces of English language; with sketches of the history of the poetry of our country, and biographical notices of five hundred of the poets

London: Ward, Lock, & Tyler, 1871. First edition, 2 volumes, large 8vo; text printed in double columns; contemporary three quarter red morocco over marbled boards, gilt-ruled and lettered spine in six compartments, raised bands, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers; spines darkened, general shelf wear, light scuffing; contemporary ownership inscription on flyleaves, textblocks fine. Very good over all. From the preface: "The intention of the Projector of the present Book of Poetry was to collect and publish as many poems, or parts of poems, as could be comprised within one large and handsome, but not unwieldy Volume". A brief section devoted to American poetry included at the end of Vol. II. The editor, Samuel Orchart Beeton (1831-1877), incapable of fitting all his favorite poetry into one volume, is best known as the publisher of the first British edition of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" as well as his wife's cookbook and guide on running a proper Victorian household, "Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management" Item #42540

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