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Part three of “A Treasury of Verse for School and Home”, an anthology of poetry. This is a well-loved copy of the book, which includes poems such as Tennyson’s “Sir Galahad”, Coleridge’s “The Knights Tomb” and “The Daffodils” by William Wordsworth in between pieces by Shakespeare and Walt Witman, along with lesser-known poets such as Michael Drayton and Joanna Baillie.

Title: A Treasury Of Verse For School And Home: Part Three
Author: M.G. Edgar
Publisher: George G. Harrap & Co. LTD.
Publication Year: 1924
Pages: 152
Size: 12.5 cm x 18 cm.

This book has been very well used over the years. The boards are blue cloth with black lettering and embellishment on the spine and the front and back boards (the back board features the publisher’s stamp). The spine is faded, and worn along the edges, and the lettering is difficult to read on the spine. There is an ink mark on the top of the text block, just over three centimetres at the widest point, which has bled through the top of the pages.

The spine is cracked at the front and back but all the pages are present and secure but a little grubby. There are pencil marks throughout the book and on the contents page, clearly someone wanted to keep track of what they had read as they went and felt certain phrases and passages were of significance.

The inside of the front board bears some sentences in pencil that read;

“P. Hedges
Bought at Burlington High School
For 3d.”

The next page also includes “Pamela H L IV S” which I think is referring to her year group and class (Lower Fifth, class S?)

Overall this isn’t a gift giving book, but if you like vintage books and old poetry then this may be the thing for you. Can also be used for a craft project!

Treasury of Verse for School and Home- 1924 edition

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