The Poet and His Period.London, Faber & Faber, 1931 Stock Code: 103089
NotesFirst and limited edition, one of 125 numbered copies (but this copy unnumbered) signed by the author. A handsomely produced book, printed on handmade paper at the Chiswick Press, the binding designed by Rex Whistler, and published as number 4 in Faber's "The Poets on the Poets" series. This is an important study of the fifteenth-century Scottish poet William Dunbar by the Scottish poet and literary scholar Rachel Annand Taylor (1876-1960). "In 1931 Taylor published a monograph, Dunbar: the Poet and his Period (1931) on the medieval poet, her contribution to the renewed interest in Scottish literature encapsulated in Hugh MacDiarmid's phrase 'Not Burns, Dunbar!'" (ODNB).
Octavo. Original blue cloth gilt, top edges gilt, untrimmed.
Spine sunned, covers slightly bowed. An excellent copy.
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