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Swinburne; Contemporary Men of Letters Series

Woodberry, George Edward, and Bradley, William Aspenwall (Series edited by)

Published by McClure, Phillips & Co., New York., 1905
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117 p. Dark red cloth w/ blind-stamped front series logo and gilt-stamped front and spine titles. Gilt top page block; deckled other blocks. 18 cm. Algernon Charles Swinburne, a 19th century English poet, gifted with passion, enthusiasm, devotion to the literary life. He was born in London RARE. in 1837, the eldest son of Admiral C.H. Swinburne and Lady Jane Henrietta, daughter of the 3rd Earl of Ashburnham. "The ancestry of his senses as well of his blood was of the sea". Traveling internationally, he developed appreciation for poetry in other countries, more than his British peers, earning prizes and recognition for his mastery in multiple classic and modern languages. He became a poet-republican, embracing the revolutionary fervor in Europe, and patriotism at home. Series, intentionally idealistic: Biographical and Critical sketches of then living (male) writers, European, English, American. Very good. No dust jacket. Minor discoloration to spine and rear overlap. Interior appears fresh and clean. Slight spine tilt. First edition. Presumed 1st. No print line. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.Wr0440007864

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Title: Swinburne; Contemporary Men of Letters ...

Publisher: McClure, Phillips & Co., New York.

Publication Date: 1905

Binding: Hard cover

Illustrator: Holler, Frederick (Frontispiece B&W photo of Swinburne copyright by).

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