Item #1415 Cornish Ballads & Other Poems; By R.S. Hawker Vicar of Morwenstow. Robert Stephen Hawker.
Cornish Ballads & Other Poems; By R.S. Hawker Vicar of Morwenstow
Cornish Ballads & Other Poems; By R.S. Hawker Vicar of Morwenstow
Cornish Ballads & Other Poems; By R.S. Hawker Vicar of Morwenstow
Cornish Ballads & Other Poems; By R.S. Hawker Vicar of Morwenstow
Cornish Ballads & Other Poems; By R.S. Hawker Vicar of Morwenstow
Cornish Ballads & Other Poems; By R.S. Hawker Vicar of Morwenstow
Cornish Ballads & Other Poems; By R.S. Hawker Vicar of Morwenstow
Cornish Ballads & Other Poems; By R.S. Hawker Vicar of Morwenstow

Cornish Ballads & Other Poems; By R.S. Hawker Vicar of Morwenstow

London and New York: John Lane, 1908. Octavo, original molded brown boards, gilt spine, dark top edge, uncut, original printed dust wrapper. Partially unopened, mild foxing to edges, else Fine. Item #1415

"A HOUSE, A GLEBE, A POUND A DAY; / A PLEASANT PLACE TO WATCH AND PRAY. / BE TRUE TO CHURCH — BE KIND TO POOR / O MINISTER! FOR EVERMORE"

Lovely edition of R.S. Hawker's Cornish Ballads—the most comprehensive edition of collected verse by the Anglican Poet of Victorian Cornwall. Elegantly bound in embossed boards and complete as published with the original printed dust wrapper. A fresh and partially unopened copy.

First published in 1869, this edition of Cornish Ballads is essentially the third collection of Hawker's work, presenting early two hundred poems and translations, issued here as a uniform companion volume to John Lane's reissue of Hawker's Footprints of Former Men in Far Cornwall (1903). With a valuable Preface and extensive footnotes by the editor, C.E. Byles (dated, "February 1904"). The eccentric Parson of Morwenstow, who died in 1875, "was peculiar in his methods of publication, as in other matters." Gathering together a "literary life...frittered away in little books," the text was enlarged to include some of Hawker's earliest books: "Nowadays these despised little books are as pearls of great price among collectors." Handsomely designed with a frontispiece portrait of Hawker, the adjoining title page printed in red-and-black within a decorative border, and extensively illustrated throughout with photographs and sketches of Cornwall. The "special binding...designed from old carved oak in the Churches of Morwenstow and Wellcombe" has been beautifully preserved by the original dust wrapper, which is printed with only title and price on the spine. With a brief Index to Titles to final leaf.

Price: $200.00

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