Poetical Works of Robert Bridges. Excluding the Eight Dramas.

  • Bridges, Robert
  • Oxford: Henry Frowde 1912


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SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, 8vo, pp. [viii], 472 + frontispiece. Publisher’s binding of black roan ruled and lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers. Spine faded and entirely rubbed, worn at head, extremities also a little rubbed, front hinge cracking and one of two blank endpapers loose. Inscribed by the author on the second blank endpaper: ‘For the benefit of the War Supply Depot etc, presented by Robert Bridges, July 24th 1916’, and with a label to front endpaper reading ‘Sold by Lady Ritchie and Mrs Perugini for the Belgravia War Supply Depot, Nov 22 1916, Hyde Park House’.


Anne Ritchie (née Thackeray), eldest daughter of William Makepeace Thackeray, and Catherine Perugini (née Dickens), youngest surviving daughter of Charles Dickens, arranged a sale of rare books and manuscripts to assist the Belgravia War Supply Depot in November 1916. Their literary connections brought them much material, including the poet laureate's signature on this volume of his collected poems.

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