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Linton- Life in the Collections

William James Linton:

85) Poems and Translations,

London / New York 1889

Hand signed copy, limited edition: 780, with a heliogravure portrait of Linton as frontispiece.

As in the case of his first collection, this final un-imaged edition of Linton’s poems was also dedicated to his friend William Bell Scott. It was edited in a very tasteful conditioning by the Chiswick Press. The first section consists of Linton’s own poetry, including parts of his late lyric cycle Love-Lore, and a small selection of early works like “Henry Marten’s Dungeon thoughts”. The second part compiles translations from the French from medieval times to Romanticism, including numerous examples by Pierre Jean de Béranger, Victor Hugo and Theophile Gautier.