POET'S COUNTRY. [With contributions by Andrew Lang, E. Hartley Coleridge and others, and] With Fifty Illustrations in Colour by Francis S. Walker
POET'S COUNTRY. [With contributions by Andrew Lang, E. Hartley Coleridge and others, and] With Fifty Illustrations in Colour by Francis S. Walker

POET'S COUNTRY. [With contributions by Andrew Lang, E. Hartley Coleridge and others, and] With Fifty Illustrations in Colour by Francis S. Walker

(Edinburgh and Philadelphia: T.C. & E.C. Jack and J.B. Lippincott Company, 1907).

FIRST EDITION, VERY HANDSOMELY BOUND, of a very charming volume whose purpose "is to trace the relations of poets with the aspects of 'their ain countrie,' or with the scenes where they built their homes, or pitched their transient camps." The work includes "geographical biographies" (one might say) of Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Byron, Coleridge, Scott, Shelley, Milton, and a generous handful of others. The colourplates add greatly, are very expertly accomplished in vivid colours and include beautiful landscapes, country and village scenes, and iconic buildings and homes.
A very pleasing book in many respects. Item #70112

First Edition, printed in Edinburgh by Clark. With 50 lovely reproductions of watercolor paintings by Walker. Thick, royal 8vo, very handsomely bound by Blackwell in stately blue morocco over marbled paper covered boards, the spine with raised bands gilt stopped, the compartments of the spine decorated with full gilt fillet bordered panels enclosing a large central gilt ornament, the inner corners with gilt tooling, two compartments lettered in gilt, marbled end-leaves to match, top edge gilt. xiv, 363 pp. A handsome copy of a very pleasing book, the binding strong and very well preserved, the tips and edges all in good order, the text-block and plates all clean. A very pleasant copy.

Price: $395.00