Item Detail

Item Number 2933
Title Testament Of Beauty, The
Author Bridges, Robert
Condition NF/VG
Publisher Oxford Univ. Press
Place Published London
Date Published 1929
Edition 1st British Edition
Binding Hardcover; 1st Printing
Notes 1st British trade edition/1st printing. NF+/VG. The book is bound in light cream colored cloth boards with gilt printing. At some point this book belonged to Herbert Boyce Satcher, Vicar of St. Aidan's Parish Mission to Trinity Church of Oxford, as his small label is affixed to the lower part of the front pastedown. The small, 4-page publisher's notes on the printing method used are bound in between last text page and back end page, as usual. There's a New York Times Book Review newspaper page dated January 19, 1930 about the book and author laid in at back pastedown (left a bit of tanning on last end page). The author was appointed Poet Laureate of England in 1913. Most pages are uncut (unread) & the book is very tight. There's a very minor touch of shelf bumping to cloth at spine ends and one corner, and faint (easily erasible, if wished) pencil notes on a couple of past British auction prices on upper front pastedown. Otherwise the book is straight, clean, very tight, with the binding cloth clean and gilt binding printing intact. The VG price intact dustjacket has largish chips at the spine ends, the spine paper is very slightly darkened, there are a couple of slits to the paper at the spine fold to the DJ front panel, and the flap folds have just small chips at their ends. The DJ is however price intact, clean & still crisp. This book has aged well, and its DJ is now protected by a removable, clear mylar cover.
LoC or ISBN
Keyword(s) Poetry,Drama,Verse,author was Poet Laureate of England in 1913
Category(ies) General Fiction 1sts,Art Photography Poetry Music Drama
Price $69.75