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LUCAS, St John.

The Oxford Book of French Verse.

xiiith Century - xxth Century.

Published: Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1926

Stock code: 107493

Price: £120

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A handsomely bound copy. Lucas’s anthology was originally published in 1907, with poetry by Rimbaud, Hugo, La Fontaine, Lamartine, the major 17th-century dramatists and many more.

Octavo. Contemporary prize binding of red full calf, spine richly gilt in compartments separated by low bands milled gilt, second gilt-lettered direct, rolled foliate border to covers gilt, crest of Dronfield Grammar School to front gilt, marbled edges and endpapers, inner dentelles gilt. Prize plate dated 1933 to front pastedown. Very light spotting to endleaves. An excellent copy.

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