1941 Beautiful Hatchards Binding - The Testament of Beauty by Robert Bridges.
Author: Robert Bridges.
Title: The Testament of Beauty. A Poem in Four Books.
Publisher: Oxford, At the Clarendon Press, 1941.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 7" X 5".
Pages: 191 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good, near fine, navy half morocco leather binding with raised bands, gilt titles to spine finely bound by Hatchards (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt. A very nice binding by Hatchards bindery!
Content: Very good, near fine content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing - as shown).
The book: Attractive and rare example bound by Hatchards. Containing the long philosophical poem The Testament of Beauty (1929), for which Robert Bridges was appointed to the Order of Merit.
The author: Robert Seymour Bridges OM (23 October 1844 – 21 April 1930) was Poet Laureate from 1913 to 1930. A doctor by training, he achieved literary fame only late in life. His poems reflect a deep Christian faith, and he is the author of many well-known hymns. It was through Bridges’ efforts that Gerard Manley Hopkins achieved posthumous fame.
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