A CYPRESS GROVE. William Drummond.


Introduction and notes by Samuel Clegg. Pp. 78(last colophon), hand-tipped frontispiece portrait, notes; qr. canvas, blue papered boards with printed paper title label on upper board, the fore-corners (and bottom edge of upper board) bumped; partly unopened; dust wrapper, faintly soiled and creased, edges a trifle chipped and split, small piece torn from foot of backstrip; free endpapers faintly offset, edges of leaves a trifle foxed; The Hawthornden Press, London, 1919. Edition limited to 1,000 numbered copies, on Whatman Handmade paper. Tomkinson, p. 101; not in Ridler. *The first book from C. J. Sawyer's Hawthornden Press, published in the hope 'that this beautiful prose elegy might console some who mourned for young lives sacrificed during the preceding four years' [Tomkinson, p. 101]. William Drummond (1585-1649), dubbed 'the Scottish Petrarch', is one of the sixteen writers whose heads appear on the Scott Monument, Princes Street, Edinburgh. A Cypress Grove is an essay on the folly of the fear of death. Item #133975

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