([London]: Nonesuch Press, 1935). 285 x 175 mm. (11 1/4 x 6 7/8"). [viii], 130 pp. No. 39 OF 500 COPIES.
Publisher's orange vellum, gold thongs, spine with gilt titling within a gilt border, Chinese stencilled tinsel endpapers, top edge gilt on the rough, other edges untrimmed. (Without the publisher's slipcase.) With title vignette by Berthold Wolpe, and three illustrations by Stefan Mrozewski. Front pastedown with bookplate of D. G. Bridson. Dreyfus 105. Vellum with a hint of splaying, light offsetting to pages opposite illustrations, scattered foxing to first 25 pages or so (turning into small isolated spots through to the end), other trivial imperfections, but a nearly fine copy with virtually no signs of use.
Bound in wonderfully bright orange vellum, this handsome collection of poetry by one of the founders of the English Romantic Movement contains some of the poet's most famous verse ("Kubla Kahn," "Christabel," and "The Ancient Mariner"), and a selection of other poems, all chosen by Stephen Potter, editor of the Nonesuch "Compendious Coleridge." Stefan Mrozewski (1894-1975) was originally from Poland and best known for his rich and imaginative wood engravings. "The American Magazine of Art" called him an artist "of such originality that he belongs in the vanguard of his contemporaries." Our copy comes from the library of D. G. Bridson (1910-80), a discerning book collector, author, and influential radio producer. Bridson worked for the BBC for over 35 years and according to the Lilly Library (where his papers are now held), produced or wrote in the neighborhood of 800 broadcasts during his career. (ST15053p)