Early mid-century (1947) The English Poets illustrated hardcover book. Lord David Cecil. Published and printed in the UK by Collins. Biographies of important English Poets.
This hardcover book is complete at 48 pages. Includes original dust jacket. Eight (8) color plates of the poets and line drawings.
About the author: Lord David Cecil, an honorary Lord of the British Empire, was a biographer, historian and scholar. He held the style of "Lord" by courtesy, as a younger son of a marquess. In 1947, the year of publication of this book, Cecil became Professor of Rhetoric at Gresham College, London returning to Oxford in 1948 as a Professor of English Literature. Cecil was an Associate of the literary group known as the "Inklings", which included notable authors such as J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Owen Barfield.
About the book: Contains succinct biographies of several of the great English poets with color portraits, line drawings and hand-written poetical excerpts. Poets covered include Chaucer, Donne, Lovelace, Andrew Marvell, Milton, John Dryden, Alexander Pope and Robert Bridges.
Condition of book: In VERY GOOD! condition, the book has a strong, sturdy spine and bind with NO! pages separating. Covers are in GOOD! condition with a couple of chips to the board. Original dust jacket is here and shows a small tears and areas of discoloration and stains. Internal pages show MINIMAL! foxing with all text clear and legible. Includes eight color plates of the poets which are bright and vivid, as are the miscellaneous line drawings and handwritten poetical excerpts.
Approximate measurements: 8-3/4" x 6-1/2" | hardcover | original dust jacket | complete
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