The Golden Treasury. Selected from the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language and arranged with notes - Francis Turner Palgrave 1904 - Macmillan & Co., London - Revised and Enlarged Edition A fine and superb Zaehnsdorf binding of Francis Turner Palgrave’s popular anthology of English poetry, originally published in 1861 and still in print today.

In his 1861 dedication to his lifelong friend Alfred Tennyson, Palgrave says the aim of his collection was to teach ‘those indifferent to the Poets to love them, and those who love them to love them more’. More than 150 years later, Palgrave’s compilation has indeed proved itself a treasury, featuring the enduring works of much admired poets such as Dryden, Burns, Keats, Milton, Rosetti, Tennyson, and Shakespeare, among many others.
  Francis Turner Palgrave (1824-97) was a British critic and poet, best known for his influential anthologies of poetry.

Provenance: Gift card from Miss Lucile Lichtstern to Miss Agnes Becher laid in.

References: Palgrave Macmillan, [web]. Cousin, ‘Francis Turner Palgrave’
A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature 1910.

Duodecimo (binding size 15.4x10.2cm), pp. [4] [12] 387 [5].
  Finely bound in full dark olive-green calf by Zaehnsdorf of London for A.C. McClurg & Co., of Chicago, spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering on burgundy label in one compartment, gilt lettering on brown label in another compartment, date in gilt, elaborate gilt tooling in remaining compartments, double gilt borders on covers, gilt tooled dentelles turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, silk ribbon marker.   Condition: Fine   Ref: 110292   Price: HK$ 2,800