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Poems Dramatic and Lyrical.

Stock Code 99351

London & New York, Elkin Mathews & John Lane; Macmillan and Company, 1893

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John Byrne Leicester Warren, 3rd Baron de Tabley (1835-95), English poet, numismatist, botanist and an authority on bookplates (notably reflected in his 1880 work A Guide to the Study of Book Plates). He was a close personal friend of Alfred Lord Tennyson, who noted of Lord de Tabley 'He is Faunus, he is a woodland creature'.

The fine etchings present comprise five by the renowned artist, publisher & typographer Charles Ricketts (1866-1931) and one bookplate design created as a gift for the author by the Scottish artist & printmaker William Bell Scott (1811-90). The attractive vellum binding features a repeating rose-petal motif in gilt, suggestive of 'gilt rose petals parachuting to earth in a windless sky' (The Early Nineties, James Nelson).

One of 100 specially bound copies on japon vellum; 8vo; title printed in red & black, 5 etched plates by Charles Ricketts, 1 engraved bookplate by William Bell Scott, tissue guards (browned), small ink name to front free endpaper; publisher's gilt-patterned vellum, slightly splayed and rubbed, overall an attractive copy.
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