The golden treasury of the best songs and lyrical poems in the English language. Selected and arranged with notes. Francis T. Palgrave, ed.
The golden treasury of the best songs and lyrical poems in the English language. Selected and arranged with notes

Fine copy of the uncommon first issue

The golden treasury of the best songs and lyrical poems in the English language. Selected and arranged with notes

Cambridge & London: Macmillan and Co., 1861. First edition, first issue; 12mo, pp. [12], 332; engraved title-page vignette; original green cloth stamped in gilt on upper cover and spine; with a short tear neatly closed on p. 227; otherwise a fine copy, and scarce thus. "It is unlikely that Palgrave's Golden Treasury will ever be much sought after by collectors, but it is perhaps of enough importance to make it worth while distinguishing the first three impressions of the first edition ... The first edition was printed from plates which continued in use until the work was enlarged and reset in 1891. The first impression of 2000 copies was published in July,1861 ... The first impression has the half-title in roman capitals, the preface has a second paragraph three lines in length, and in the notes on p. 323 there is nothing referring to page 292" (D. F. Foxon in Bibliographical Notes and Queries, p. 253). One of the most reprinted and famous English anthologies. Palgrave was advised by his close friend, Lord Tennyson, on the selection which contained no verse by then living writers, and has notable omissions according to later taste, but it clearly reflects the preferences of his age. Item #54014

Price: $400.00

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