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Marston, Philip Bourke : Song-Tide: Poems of Love's Joy and Sorrow [The Canterbury Poets]
Walter Scott, London, 1888
1888. Hardcover. Untrimmed fore-edge and bottom edge; with four pages of ads at end (unopened by cutter during binding process). This is the actual 1888 antiquarian book, NOT a facsimile or recent reprint. Condition: Cloth age darken; discoloration and soiled spots to cloth; corners turned in or bumped (and minor fraying); a few chips to top/foot of spine panel; slight slant to book; paper title label on spine chipped/rubbed (mostly not readable); the pages covering the book's contents are unopened; toned internally; some cracks to signatures at gutter; several pages have closed tears/pieces missing; previous owner's label on rear pastedown endpaper; else Fair. Binding tight. Text clean, free of writing. Not a former library book. Marston (1850-1887), a blind English poet and story writer, is known for his extraordinary gifts of verbal expression and melody which were manifested in poems of remarkable merit. Later in life his verse became increasingly sorrowful and melancholy. He has displayed the aspects of nature, love, beautiful thoughts, and other topics. This work offers poems including "A Vision," "To a Child," and sonnets, such as "Impossible Joy." Poems and ballads include "Just Asleep" and a section on love. Note: We are a well-established, well-respected, ethical book dealer in business since 1991. We describe the condition of our books thoroughly and honestly, so you'll know exactly what you will be receiving when you order. We ship promptly.. Book Condition: Fair. Binding: Hard Cover. Jacket: No Jacket
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