Lytton, Robert Lord (Owen Meredith) >>
Title Poetical Works of Owen Meredith, the : Lucile ; the Apple of Life ; the Wanderer ; Clytemnestra ; Tannhauser ; Minor Poems
Book Condition Very Good with no dust jacket
Publisher N. Y. : R. Worthington; 1889
Seller ID 14892
408 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Hardcover, decorative olive green cloth, gilt lettering and ornate designs in black and red on front and spine, all edges gilt, tan floral endpapers, 6 b/w illustrated plates including b/w portrait frontispiece of Meredith, index, text in 2 columns in fairly small type. Title on front and spine is simply Meredith. ; Copyright 1889. This is a lovely early reprint, about 1895. ; Yes, this volume includes the famously dreadful novel Lucile, written entirely in rhyming anapestic tetrameter (example: In the silence that followed the last word she said, / In the heave of his chest and the droop of his head, / Poor Lucile marked her words had sufficed to impart / A new germ of motion and life to his heart . . . ) ; Spine is a bit dull but quite readable. Cloth worn at heel and crown. Pages are just a bit yellow from age, but not brittle. A few minor pencil marks here and there. Binding tight.