Beeton's Great Book of Poetry: From Caedmon and King Alfred's Boethius to Browning and Tennyson. Containing Nearly Two Thousand of the Best Pieces in the English Language; with Sketches of the History of the Poetry of Our Country, and Biographical Notices of Five Hundred of the Poets (Two Volumes, Complete)
London: Ward, Lock & Tyler, 1871. First Printing. Leather. Half leather over marbled boards, spines in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, gilt tooling in remainder, gilt tooled borders on covers, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. Samuel Orchart Beeton (1830-1877) was an English publisher, best known as the husband of Mrs Beeton (Isabella Mary Mayson) and publisher of "Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management." Beeton was the first British publisher of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in 1852, securing the rights from the then-unknown Harriet Beecher Stowe. He launched "The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine," a pioneering serial for middle-class women, the same year. His "Boy's Own Magazine," published in the UK from 1855 to 1890, was the first and most influential boys' magazine. After trying to fit all of his favorite poetry in to one "not unwieldly" volume, he published this two-volume set in 1871. Edges mildly worn, corners lightly bumped, otherwise unmarked, tight, square, and clean. VERY GOOD. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Very Good with No dust jacket as issued .
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