165
165
Housman, A.E
A SHROPSHIRE LAD. LONDON: KEGAN PAUL, TRENCH, TRÜBNER & CO, LTD, 1896
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 2,750 GBP
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165
Housman, A.E
A SHROPSHIRE LAD. LONDON: KEGAN PAUL, TRENCH, TRÜBNER & CO, LTD, 1896
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 2,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Housman, A.E
A SHROPSHIRE LAD. LONDON: KEGAN PAUL, TRENCH, TRÜBNER & CO, LTD, 1896
8vo, FIRST EDITION, one of 500 copies (of which 150 were exported for publication in New York), title in red and black, original parchment-backed pale blue paper covered boards, cream paper label lettered vertically in red (variant B), offsetting to endpapers, minor soiling and spotting to binding
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Provenance

"J.B.Prynne", ownership signature dated February 1897 on front endpaper

Literature

Carter, Sparrow and White 2

Catalogue Note

THE AUTHOR'S MOST CELEBRATED COLLECTION OF POEMS, originally offered to Macmillan under the title Poems by Terence Hearsay but declined, and then published at Housman's expense in March 1896. "Though not an instant success, the little volume gradually won a large audience through the universality of its dominant themes (nature, love, war, and death) and the directness of its language and rhythms... (Norman Page, Oxford DNB)

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