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Drake's Drum & Other Songs of the Sea 1/250  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$120
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Drake's Drum and other Songs of the Sea

Author:
Newbolt, Henry

Place:
London

Publisher:
Hodder and Stoughton

Date:
[1914]

Description:

[13], 144 pp. Illustrated with 12 color plates tipped-in on blue captioned paper, tissue guards. (4to) full vellum stamped in blue and elaborately ornamented in gilt. First Edition. First McCormick Edition. No. 74 on an edition limited to 250 copies signed by the artist.

Sir Henry John Newbolt was an English poet, novelist and historian. He also had a very powerful role as a government adviser, particularly on Irish issues and with regard to the study of English in England. He is perhaps best remembered for his poems "Vitaï Lampada" and "Drake's Drum". Arthur David McCormick was a notable British illustrator and painter of landscapes, historical scenes, naval subjects, and genre scenes.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Light wear with scuffing and soil to vellum; front free endpaper excised, binding somewhat shaken, some guards detached or starting, lacking ties; about very good.


 
Item number:
306001
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