Poetry for Children


Lamb Charles & Mary; Shepherd Richard Herne (editor)

Basil Montagu Pickering, Original Publisher’s Cloth, Very Good

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AB111903, Lamb Charles & Mary; Shepherd Richard Herne (editor), Poetry for Children, London, 1872, Basil Montagu Pickering, Second Edition, Original Publisher’s Cloth, Very Good, 8pp. (publisher’s catalogue), xii, 94pp. Whilst the first (pseudonomous) edition is extremely rare this second with a preface by the editor who defends the Lambs from earlier critical attacks of triviality writing of Charles; ‘Few men so blended the childlke with the larger mind.’ as well as making comparisons with Wordsworth’s Lyrical Ballads and Blake’s juvenile poetry. Printed by Whittingham at the Chiswick Press with many wood engraved letters and attractive vignettes throughout the text. Two small bookplates from the library at Blakesware (Widford, Herefordshire) House by George Devey 1876-9. ” The composition and details both as good as the time could make them.” Pevsner, B of E. Covers very slightly soiled and spine label a little rubbed but easily legible.

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Second Edition

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Original Publisher's Cloth

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Very Good