London: Printed at the Chiswick Press for Frederick Etchells & Hugh MacDonald, 1929. Quarter Leather. Very Good binding. Item #8171
Octavo. viii, 179, [1 (blank)], [1 (index)] pp., frontis. Limited edition, numbered 50 of 50 copies printed on Van Gelder's Japon paper, another 500 printed on Kentish all-rag paper. Signed by Blunden at the colophon. As issued, backed in brick red morocco with paper over boards. Gilt title and device on the spine and front cover respectively. Binding is a bit rubbed with some minor discoloration to the rear board and leather. Offsetting from frontispiece to the title page makes an attractive and at a glance, intentional-looking tan background. Slim sliver of light water-staining to some top margins. Generally a nice and appealing copy of the Press's "special" part of this edition.
Collins (1721-1759) is perhaps less well known than his contemporary Thomas Gray but was definitely an important mid-century poet and anticipator of Romanticism.