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THOMPSON, Francis.

Shelley.

With an introduction by the Rt Hon. George Wyndham.

London: Burn & Oates, 1909 Stock Code: 146637
£175.00
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First edition, first impression, this copy with a nice literary association, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Padraic Colum from Francis Meynell June 6th '10". Francis Meynell (1891-1975) was a poet and printer at the Nonesuch Press; his father Wilfrid Meynell (1852-1948) sponsored the author by publishing his works in the journal Merry England and inviting him into his home.

The recipient, Padraic Colum (1881-1972), was a poet who participated in the Irish Literary Revival.

Francis Thompson (1859-1907) was a poet and Catholic mystic; upon his death, G. K. Chesterton wrote "we lose the greatest poetic energy since Browning" (Chesterton, p. 275).

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Description

Octavo. Original japon, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed.

Condition

Spine lightly toned, extremities and covers slightly rubbed, a few marks to rear cover, endpapers browned, internally bright and fresh. A very good copy indeed.

Bibliography

G. K. Chesterton, All Things Considered, New York, John Lane Company, 1909.

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