The Poems of John Clare
Publisher: J. M. Dent and Son., London;
Date of Publication: 1935
Stock Code: 10393
FIRST EDITION THUS. Octavo, 2 vols. pp. xxxii, 569, ; , 567, . Frontispiece to each volume. Bound in cerise cloth with gilt titles to spine; with the original publisher’s dust-jacket in ivory with teal titles; top edge red. A very neat, square, clean set free from inscriptions, annotations and foxing. Clipped dust-jackets are toned to spine with miniscule nicks to tips, a small closed tear, and nibble to spine tip of vol. ii. Overall near fine set in very good dust-jackets.
The first definitive edition of the poetry of rural working class poet John Clare. Containing nearly all poems published in Clare’s lifetime and the poems printed thereafter. Additionally there are over 300 poems which appear in print for the first time, taken from Clare’s manuscripts, including a group of lyrics written by Clare during his internment in Northampton General Lunatic Asylum. Scarce is the original dust-jackets.
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