DANIEL PRESS. [BRIDGES, Robert]. ~ The Growth of Love.
No.3 of 100 copies. Pp. 88. Printed in black letter type. Sq. 4to., original parchment backed, blue paper covered boards. Parchment slightly soiled and boards darkened in places, title page a little speckled, otherwise a good, untrimmed copy.
79 sonnets by Bridges, the Poet Laureate and favourite poet of the press. 24 of these poems on earthly and heavenly love were first published anonymously in 1876. The full 79 sonnets were first published at the Daniel Press in 1889 in an edition of 22 copies in Roman type. This black letter version with some corrections was occasioned by demand for the book and a piracy of it in the US. The naming of Bridges on the spine is the first acknowledgement of authorship of the poems.
Booklabel of Paul and Lucy Waterhouse, descendents of both the Daniels and the Bridges families.