Songs Before Sunrise.London: Chatto and Windus, 1888 Stock Code: 137427
NotesThe Swinburne edition, number 48 of 650 copies only, printed on handmade paper, of which 475 were for sale in the UK. Of the remaining 175, 150 copies were sold in the US, 12 copies were produced in vellum, and the remaining 13 are unaccounted for. First published in 1871 by F. S. Ellis, this is an attractive edition Swinburne's collection of philosophical and political verse, handsomely bound by Bumpus.
Octavo (240 x 182 mm). Contemporary red morocco by Bumpus of Oxford, spine divided in six compartments by raised bands, gilt lettered in two, others with gilt decorations, dated at foot, ornate cornerpieces within border to front cover in gilt, all edges gilt, ruled turn-ins with cornerpieces in gilt, cream endpapers.
Minimal rubbing to spine ends and joints, tanning from turn-ins to endpapers. A fine copy.
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