The Poems, English, Latin and Greek, of Richard Crashaw
L C Martin (ed)
Oxford, at the Clarendon Press, 1927.
Hardback; 150 x 230 mm; dark blue boards with gold titles on spine, and a blind-stamped device on the front cover; xcii & 473 pages. No dust jacket. Three plates, one of which is a reproduction of the letter written at Leyden on 20 February 1643/4.
The book is ex-library and in fair condition. The binding is sound. Some bumping to the covers and spine, and some scuff marks, particularly the top of the front cover. On the front paste-down endpaper a narrow strip of chequered paper pasted in; a University of London, Tutorial Classes, label pasted in stamped cancelled; and two library annotations. An empty library pocket pasted onto the back paste-down endpaper. Some tanning of the endpapers. The leaves have been relatively cleanly cut but leaves ix/xii remain uncut, and a small piece is missing from leaf 79/80 but with no loss of text.
Richard Crashaw (c. 1613 – 1649), was an English poet, teacher, Anglican cleric, and Catholic convert, who was among the major figures associated with the metaphysical poets in seventeenth-century English literature. This book is aimed at an academic rather than a general readership.