HOUSMAN, A.E. ~ A Shropshire Lad.
12mo., bound in full rich dark blue morocco, elegantly tooled in gilt with central design ruled in double gilt fillet on both sides and double gilt border with circle tooling, spine in compartments with raised bands with double gilt birdes and circular tools, lettered in gilt, turn-ins with double gilt border and circle tools, top edge gilt, others uncut. Spine slightly faded, otherwise a very handsome volume.
A wonderful gift copy of Housman’s famous collection of poem which was taken to the trenches n World War I by so many men. Indeed WH Auden wrote how Housman so perfectly captured the sensibilities of young men with his descriptions of love, idealism and youth.
Bound by one of the important London binderies, usually Zaehnsdorf, Riviere or Sangorski, for Hatchards in Piccadilly.