Tudor and Stuart Love Songs
Tudor and Stuart Love Songs Tudor and Stuart Love Songs
London: Gay and Bird. 1902.

First edition. 8vo. 210x140mm. xv, 142. Bound by Bumpus, Oxford Street in green polished calf decorated with gilt borders and Tudor roses to upper and lower covers. Six compartments and five raised bands. Second compartment lettered in gilt, the other compartments lavishly decorated in gilt with floral patterns. Dentelles decorated in gilt. All edges gilt. Minor scuffing to spine and rubbing to corners and head and foot of spine. The lower cover is partly faded. This is nevertheless a lovely binding in good condition. The contents are in very good condition although there is foxing to the endpapers. The book is beautifully printed by Chiswick Press with decorated capitals at the beginning of each poem. The frontispiece and half title are decorated in an Arts and Crafts style with vine leaves and Tudor roses. Among the poets and songwriters collected here are Thomas Wyatt, Donne, Philip Sidney, John Dowland, Congreve and Anon.