The Springtide of Life (Rackham illus)
D/w clean/bright, minor chipping to top of spine. Bumped right corner of ft cover, few white spots. Unusual bookplate on ffep
Swinburne, Algernon Charles
8 colour plates, incl the frontispiece, and 52 line decorations by Arthur Rackham
Publisher's original green cloth with gilt titles and illustration to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper
ix  134 pp
As the close of his life approached, Swinburne often expressed his desire to extract from his various volumes those poems addressed to children. He died without doing so. Edmund Gosse brought together this collection of Swinburne's poems which are concerned with infancy. Rackham's delicate and romantic illustrations are a perfect complement to the text. 8 colour plates plus b/w text decorations. D/w clean/bright, minor chipping to top of spine. Bumped right corner of ft cover, few white spots. Unusual Celtic designer bookplate on ffep, slight cockling to the top of first 20 pages of the book, o/w VG in a nr F d/w.