The Child Set in the Midst. By Modern Poets. With a facsimile of the Ms. of “The Toys” by Coventry Patmore.

London: The Leadenhall Press, Ltd., [n.d., 1892]. Facsimile frontispiece. Spine label darkened, binding extremities lightly rubbed. A good copy of a fragile book. Original black cloth, printed paper spine label, yapp edges. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Octavo. 8], 195, [1, acknowledgment] pp. Item #14114

An anthology of poems about childhood, with contributions by Blake, Wordsworth, Browning, Emerson, Lowell, etc. This book is noteworthy as the earliest appearance in print of Francis Thompson, “…who has eluded Fame as long as Shelley did, but cannot elude it any longer." whose verse will come as ‘the revelation of a new personality in Poetry, the last discovered of the Immortals’” (Meynell’s preface).

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