The Growth of Love. Robert Bridges.
The Growth of Love

The Growth of Love

Oxford: Daniel Press, 1890. Second edition. Hardcover. 79 pages. 22 x 17.5 cm. Limited edition one of 100 copies, the first book of the Daniel Press to be printed in black letter in Dr. Fall's type. and the only second edition ever printed by the Press. By profession Bridges was a medical doctor. He befriended Richard Manly Hopkins and arranged Hopkins' posthumous publications. He was appointed Poet Laureate in 1913, the only medical graduate to have held the office. Armorial bookplate of Henry William Poor. The colophon contains the ownership penned name of Ronald Lane Latimer, The Alcestis Press. The latter maintained a long friendship with Wallace Stevens. William Henry Poor was a leading American businessmen: banker, stock broker and author. Benjamin Franklin, great great uncle of Mr. Poor on his mother's side. MADAN No. 20. Light finger soiling. Three quarter vellum, marbled boards and endpapers. Teg. Very good. Item #23242

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