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The Hound of Heaven (illuminated)

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The Hound of Heaven (illuminated)

by Thompson, Francis

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  • Hardcover
Condition
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About This Item

Privately Produced Francis Thompson (16 December 1859 - 13 November 1907) was an English poet and ascetic. After attending college, he moved to London to become a writer, but could only find menial work. A unique edition of this popular poem. Hand written and elaborately illuminated in a medieval style by an unknown hand. Bound in book form with white paper cover that is decorated with cord, internally hand coloured original frontispiece, text illuminated 14pp. Francis Thompson became addicted to opium, and was a street vagrant for years. A married couple read his poetry and took him under their wing, publishing his first book Poems in 1893. Thompson lived as an invalid in Wales and at Storrington, but wrote three books of poetry, with other works and essays, before dying of tuberculosis in 1907. This work obviously undertaken by someone who greatly admired this poem.. Manuscript. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

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Bookseller
Rickaro Books Ltd GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
056821
Title
The Hound of Heaven (illuminated)
Author
Thompson, Francis
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Edition
Manuscript
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Privately Produced
Keywords
Thompson Hand Coloured Poetry Illuminated
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction and Poetry; Art and Artists;
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall

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About Rickaro Books Ltd

At Rickaro Books, we have over 30 years experience in bookselling and customer care. We have a retail shop located in the historic town of Horbury and whilst we sell online, we always welcome visitors to the shop.We specialise in T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) but also carry a wide range of other titles across the fields of military, local history and first edition fiction. if you are seeking for a particular title, we are happy to assist and are always interested in purchasing good, collectable books.

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