The Unknown Eros and Other Odes. Odes I-XXXI. Coventry Patmore.

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The Unknown Eros and Other Odes. Odes I-XXXI

London: George Bell and Sons, 1877.

First edition. The rare 1877 first edition sumptuously bound by Tout in full crushed brown morocco, five raised bands with gilt lettering on spine and attractive gilt acorn border design dentelles, attractive brightly colored marbled and glossy endpapers, all edges gilt, side edges trimmed with a bow. Patmore's scarce anonymously printed first edition, first issue bound with both blank pages (before half-title and after printer's mark at end). The book contains Patmore's most acclaimed poetry, including Patmore's most anthologized poem, "The Toys." With the bookplate of Barbara de Selincourt, a figure in royalty whose portrait was painted by the famous Herbert James Draper. A stunning, fine copy.

Price: $1,250.00   Item #1330

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