The Blue Poetry Book
The Blue Poetry Book

LANG, Andrew (author). H.J. FORD and Lancelot SPEED (illustrators). The Blue Poetry Book.

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LANG, Andrew (author). H.J. FORD and Lancelot SPEED (illustrators). The Blue Poetry Book. London; Longmans, Green And Co. 1902.

8vo. Publisher's midnight blue cloth elaborately and pictorially gilt to spine and upper board, all edges gilt, matt black endpapers; pp. [vii], viii-xx + 348, including index; with engraved illustrations throughout, in profusion, by H.J. Ford; a handsome bright copy with mild rubbing and dulling to spine and bruising to head and heel, cover gilt particularly fresh; internally very good with neat inner hinges, with scattered internal foxing and marking and a neat contemporary ownership inscription to front blank.
Third edition, as stated on the title-page. The first edition was published in 1891. A broad anthology of verse, largely drawn from the nineteenth century, by a range of poets including Keats, Scott, Blake, Mrs. Browning, Byron, Burns, Shelley, Shakespeare and Milton.

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