Good condition for a book of this age. Full red morocco, 8.5 inches tall. With raised bands, gilt floral panels, the boards have fine gilt and blind tooling. Slight wear on the front and back boards, and the spine, slightly bent corners. A small scratch on the back board, see photo. Some slight dumpstaining, mainly on the title and first pages, some slight foxing and fading across the inner pages. 40 elegant engravings.
This poetry collection includes works by dozens of eminent poets such as Chaucer, Sir Thomas Wyatt, Edmund Spenser, Sir Walter Raleigh, Milton, Dryden, Swift, Prior, Cowper and Beattie.