Ballads Of The Fleet And Other Poems..
Bound in red morocco, gilt; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt. Inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Spine a little darkened and some foxing of preliminaries, margins and fore edge, but otherwise a very good copy. Binder's stamp of Bumpus Ltd. Oxford St. W. on lower front inner dentelle. Presentation inscription from author on second free endpaper.
PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED BY AUTHOR
With a photogravure frontispiece [not present].
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5 x 7.25 inches. x + [ii] +199 pp.
Copy lacks photogravure frontispiece.
Nautical and other patriotic ballads by James Rennell Rodd, 1st Baron Rennell (1858-1941). Educated at Haileybury and Oxford, he entered the diplomatic service in 1883 and served as British ambassador to Italy, 1908-19 and as MP for St Marylebone, 1928-32 before he was raised to the peerage. A handsome morocco binding by Bumpus.
[Stock No. 24826]