Chosen and edited by Arthur Quiller-Couch. Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1926. Octavo. pp. xix, 1084. Contemporary panelled speckled calf by Riviere & Son, the central panel of russet polished calf. Large gilt arabesque design at centre, fleurons at the corners, spine gilt in compartments, twin citron lettering pieces, gilt edges, spine a little faded. Spine dividied into six compartments by five deep raised bands, title in gilt direct in the second, the remainder tooled in gilt with a floral design; gold endbands. All edges gilt. A fine copy.
As intended, no doubt, this finely bound copy of the famous anthology was bought as a Christmas present, with inscription on fly-leaf: ‘To Wanda darling – / John / Christmas / 1930′.