By Francis Thompson
London   Not Stated
7" by 4" [3], 4-14pp
A publishers' presentation copy of the scarce first edition of Francis Thompson's celebatory poem written for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
By Francis Thompson

1897 Victorian Ode For Jubilee Day

London   Not Stated
7" by 4" [3], 4-14pp
A publishers' presentation copy of the scarce first edition of Francis Thompson's celebatory poem written for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
£850.00
: 0.5kgs / : 734P33

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Description

First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce

The first edition of this work.

A scarce work.

Privately printed.

Francis Thompson's honorary poem written upon Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897.

Engraving of 47 Palace Court to the rear wrap.

Ink inscription to the head of the half-title, 'A New Year Card, with all best wishes, from Palace Court'.

The inscription is in Alice Meynell's hand to a friend. 

The poet and suffragist Alice Meynell lived at 47 Palace Court. Meynell was the mother of Francis Meynell, who co-founded the Nonesuch Press.

Alice was a supporter of Francis Thompson when he was struggling in London as a recovering Opium addict. Their families were heavily connected, as Alice's husband was the executor of Thompson's will, and published many of his works after his death.

Condition

In the original publisher's paper wraps. Externally, smart, with just a few light marks. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with just a couple of light spots.

Near Fine

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