TRAVELLERS' VERSE. Chosen by M. G. Lloyd Thomas, with original lithographs by Edward Bawden.

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original pictorial cloth with titles in black and panoramic colour illustration by Edward Bawden across the boards and spine, in matching dustwrapper. Illustrated with 16 full-page colour plates by Edward Bawden. A lovely near fine copy, the binding firm with light rubbing to the extremities. The contents, with light offsetting to the front free endpapers, are otherwise clean and bright throughout and without stamps or inscriptions. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has a few very short closed tears at the edges and a touch of fading to the spine. Not price-clipped (10/6 net to the front flap).

A diverse anthology of verse "by those who have travelled in fancy or fact or in both", plotting "an erratic course round the world with the poets for guide", taking "the reader from West to East and back again". Superbly illustrated by Edward Bawden following his recent role as official War Artist, during which he had travelled through France, Abyssinia, Iraq, Persia and Italy, as reflected in his contributions to the present work. Contributors include Byron, Coleridge, Dryden, Lawrence Durrell, T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, Herman Melville, Milton, William Morris, Rossetti, Shakespeare, Shelley, Wordsworth and Yeats, amongst many others. Part of the 'New Excursions into English Poetry' series.

Stock code: 24764


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