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Poems and Ballads

By Algernon Charles Swinburne

1912-13

Chatto & Windus : London

7.5" by 5"

ix, 338pp; ix, 240pp; viii, 181pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

A smartly bound collection of the poems of Algernon Charles Swinburne, in a signed binding by Bickers & Son.

In three volumes. In a signed binding by Bickers. 'Poems and Ballads' were three of the poetry anthologies published by Algernon Charles Swinburne. They were instantly popular when they were published, though they were also controversial due to the taboo topics discussed in the work, such as lesbianism, sado-masochism, and antitheism. Algernon Swinburne was a British poet who didn’t shy away from subjects that were taboo at the time, such as lesbianism, cannibalism, and anti-theism. He began writing poetry during his school-life at Eton, and as an adult became friends with many Pre-Raphaelites, including Dante Rossetti and William Morris. Swinburne enjoyed a lot of success during his lifetime, though his popularity was decreased since. He was influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites, and others such as Percy Shelley, Victor Hugo, and Alfred Tennyson.

CONDITION

In a half calf binding with cloth to the boards, a signed binding by Bickers & Son. Externally, smart. Some light fading to the spines. A little marking to the spines. Front hinge of Volume I is strained, resulting in the front joint being starting but firm. Rear hinge of Volume III is starting but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with the odd scattered spot.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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