1934 - Oxford University Press, London - Fourth Edition
‘Oh for a lodge in some vast wilderness,
Some boundless contiguity of shade,
Where rumour of oppression and deceit,
Of unsuccessful or successful war,
Might never reach me more.’

A excellent copy – finely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe – of the poetical works of William Cowper, including his poems ‘Epitaph on a Hare’ and ‘The Task’, together with his Olney Hymns and his translations from classical Latin and Greek verses. Edited and with a preface by H.S. Milford.
 
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SOLD - Franz Schubert: The Man and His Circle - Newman Flower

1928 - Cassell and Company, London - First Edition
‘It should be made clear at the outset that this is not a book on the music of Schubert...it is an endeavour to portray the man Franz Schubert in the light of recent research - the man who left the world a rich inheritance of considerably more than a thousand works of extreme brilliance, and who received in return £575 as the sum total of his life’s earnings.’

A gorgeously bound edition of this fascinating biography, examining the personal life of one of the world’s greatest composers. Illustrated throughout with a full colour frontispiece and photographs of Schubert’s home, family, and influences, with a facsimile copy of one of Schubert’s earliest scores used for the endpapers. 
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