The Testament of Beauty; A Poem in Four Books, Robert Bridges, 1930
The Testament of Beauty; A Poem in Four Books, by Robert Bridges, Poet Laureate.
The work that secured Bridges great popularity, only shortly before his death.
Published at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1930. Although not stated we believe this was the 2nd edition after the poem's publication the previous year.
An attractive publication - a very good copy with quarter vellum spine and marbled paper over boards. Vellum with some discoloration and bumping to extremities. Soundly bound.
Text pages are very good - bright and clean throughout, on a good quality paper with uneven cut edges (as called for). Previous owner's initials to first free endpaper. Photographic portrait frontispiece with tissue guard. A most attractive work.
Text in English.
Prelims + 175pp + 2pp bound in Publisher's note at rear (as called for).
Approximately 224mm high x 177mm wide x 18mm deep.
Weight approximately 448g (unpacked).