Palgrave’s Golden Treasury (1902)
Book ID: 64034
The Golden Treasury Selected from the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language and Arranged with Notes. Revised and Enlarged. London: Macmillan, 1902. Two Volumes (First and Second Series). Bound in half ivory, pink cloth boards, spines richly decorated with floral motif in gilt & with red label letter pieces, all edges in gilt. A fine set in handsome contemporary binding.
Palgrave’s Golden Treasury first appeared in 1861, and it quickly came to define Victorian taste in poetry. Selected from over 300 years of English verse, from the Elizabethans to the Romantics, it came to be as influential as any anthology ever published.