The Oxford Book of English Verse 1250 -1900 by Arthur Quiller-Couch

The Oxford Book of English Verse 1250 -1900 by Arthur Quiller-Couch

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SIGNED and inscribed, “Arthur Quiller-Couch, Jesus College Cambridge, May 24th, 1935” to the title page. A later edition. Very gently read.  Interior is clean and unmarked with only a bit of light foxing to the free end papers.  Bright, gilt titles to spine and front board. Limp maroon leather over card covers. Spine is moderately sunned.  Very gently rubbed to extremities.  Quiller-Couch or Q as he was known is generally credited with founding The English School at Cambridge after the First World War. Laid in is an article from the Sunday Telegraph, April 10th, 1988 by Kingsley Amis singing Q’s praises.  Also included is a letter from the previous owner, recounting the provenance of this copy, it being a gift to her from Freddy Brittain, “…a great friend of Q”. Mr. Brittain had received the book from Q.  The gift inscription to the ffep reads, “Eileen B. from F. Brittain, Jesus College Cambridge, 1935. She received it from Brittain after stopping in to say farewell before she departed for the West Indies during the War. Notable for its scarcity when signed and the association with Cambridge and the Jesus College.