The Stuffed Owl.
An Anthology of Bad Verse. Selected and Arranged by D. B. Wyndham Lewis and Charles Lee. With Eight Cartoons from the works of Max Beerbohm.London and Toronto: J. M. Dent and Sons Limited, 1930 Stock Code: 148858
First edition, signed by both editors on the half-title, of this gleefully mischievous anti-anthology, collecting the clangers of English verse from Cowley to Tennyson, illustrated by Beerbohm's highly comic authorial portraits.
Perhaps no book (not even Strachey's Eminent Victorians) better encapsulates the giddy, juvenile irreverence of the between-the-wars generation regarding the solemnities of the past.
Octavo. Original grey cloth, spine lettered in gilt, illustrated endpapers, top edge red.
7 monochrome plates, and illustrated endpapers by Beerbohm.
Book label to front free endpaper. Spine ends a trifle rubbed, the binding otherwise sharp, foxing to edges and occasionally to contents, else internally fresh and unmarked; a very good copy.
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