THE STUFFED OWL: An Anthology of Bad Verse

Wyndham Lewis, D.B. and Lee, Charles (Selected and Arranged by)

Editorial: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, London, United Kingdom, 1930
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The book was not issued with a jacket. 236 pages with contents and index of authors. With eight b/w cartoons from the works of Max Beerbohm. Front and Back Endpapers b/w illustration entitled 'The Minor Poet and his Muse'. Preface by D.B. Wyndham Lewis. This legendary classic and hilarious anthology of bad verse includes a short biographical note on his poet featured. Has age and shelf wear. Grey boards with gilt lettering to spine. Boards bumped at top and bottom of spine. Spine slightly soiled and darkened by age. Brown spotting to edges. Previous owner's name in black ink on first front endpaper. Foxing on many pages - foxing does not interfere with reading the poems. Poets included: Abraham Cowley; Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle; John Dryden; John Banks; Thomas Sprat; John Sheffield, Duke of Buckinghamshire; Nahum Tate; Sir Richard Blackmore; Joseph Addison; Isaac Watts; Colley Cibber; Ambrose Philips; John, Lord Hervey; John Armstrong; Edward Young; John Dyer; William Shenstone; Joseph Warton; James Grainger; Thomas Warton, The Younger; Edward Jerningham; Christopher Smart; Oliver Goldsmith; John Duncombe; Erasmus Darwin; Thomas Catterton; George Crabbe; Robert Burns; Robert Merry ("Della Crusca"); Hannah Cowley; Della Cruscans; Mary Robinson ("Perdita"); Joseph Cottle; Robert Southey; James Henry Leigh Hunt; Henry Kirke White; George Gordon, Lord Byron; William Wordsworth; John Keats; Cornelius Whur; Robert Pollok; Ralph Waldo; Thomas Hayne Bayly; Elizabeth Oakes Smith; Robert Montgomery; Charles Mackay; Edgar Allan Poe; Thomas Holley Chivers; Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; T. Baker; Eliza Cook; Samuel Carter; Martin Farquhar Tupper; John Close; Sydney Thompson Dobell; Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, Earl of Lytton; Adam Lindsay Gordon; Julia Moore; Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Wyndham Lewis wrote in the Preface: "It would seem at a hasty glance that to make an anthology of Bad Verse is on the whole a simple matter . . . On the contrary . . . Bad Verse has its canons, like Good Verse. There is bad Bad Verse and good Bad Verse. It has been the constant preoccupation of the compilers to include in this book chiefly good Bad Verse. . It would seem necessay . to warn the reader strongly against despising or patronising good Bad Verse. There is no greater mistake. . good Bad Verse has an eerie, supernal beauty comparable in its accidents with the beauty of Good Verse.". N° de ref. de la librería 000166

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Título: THE STUFFED OWL: An Anthology of Bad Verse

Editorial: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, London, United Kingdom

Año de publicación: 1930

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Ilustrador: Beerbohm, Max

Condición del libro:Fair

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket

Edición: First Edition

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