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Henley, William Ernest LYRA HEROICA : a Book of Verse for Boys , The Strand, London: David Nutt, 1893.

Full-Leather. Very Good +. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Book Handsome contemprary Brown Calf Full-Leather Prize Binding with 5 Raised Bands to spine. Gilt Title in 2nd compartment and Gilt Decoration in others. Attractive large Gilt Central Design of Ship and Lighthouse "Plymouth and Mannamead College" on front. Gilt decorative border to front & back, Gilt hatching to edges and blind tooled decoration on inner borders. Endpapers and all page edges Marbled. From the Third Library Edition of 3,000 copies. Fine Anthology includes "Agincourt" by Shakespeare and Michael Drayton; "Heroic Love" by the Marquis of Montrose; Ballads, including Chevy Chase; "The Beauty of Terror" by William Blake; "The storming of Corinth" by Byron; "The Building of a Ship" by Longfellow; "The Heavy Brigade" by Tennyson; "A Sea-Fight" by Walt Whitman; "The Flag of England" by Kipling and much more. 362 Pages, 550g, 7 1/2" Tall. Original Prize label on endpaper dated 1904. Very slight wear to leather. A few spots of foxing to half-title, title & preface pages but only a very occasional small spot elsewhere. Very attractive copy. (Book ref. 013353)  £75.00

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