The Mutabilitie of the Englishe Lyrick. Tom Clark, John Keats, Alexander Pope, Lord Alfred Tennyson, William Wordsworth.
The Mutabilitie of the Englishe Lyrick
The Mutabilitie of the Englishe Lyrick
The Mutabilitie of the Englishe Lyrick
The Mutabilitie of the Englishe Lyrick

The Mutabilitie of the Englishe Lyrick

Berkeley, CA: e Typographeo Poltroniano (Poltroon), 1978. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. Signed by Tom Clark & with an original drawing. "It is as if, as toward the silent tomb we go,/ We feel that we are greater than we know we know" ("Thoughts in Repression," William Wordsworth) A chapbook of poem-lyrics by canonical British poets from the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries, arranged & selected by Tom Clark (1941-2018), the prolific poet, editor & biographer who perhaps most exemplifies our category of "The Prolific & Underappreciated." Arranged chronologically, these ye-olde-Englishe lyricks were penned by John Keats, Alexander Pope, Alfred lord Tennyson, William Wordsworth & other towering figures of the English language. But they are mostly whimsical & often ribald little rhymes, like more learned limericks. A beautiful, handmade letterpress chapbook production in sewn binding of unknown limitation; we have seen reference to a limited hardcover edition issued the same year (1978). On shorter title page, Clark has hand-drawn & initialed an exquisite depiction of "English guitar of the/ XVth Century." On the title page, Clark has boldly hand-written his signature. A most unusual collectible in the Clark Oeuvre that indicates the breadth of his literary scholarship; especially rare with this drawing & signature. In very fine condition with only very light creasing & waving to front, back covers & spine (esp. spine & its nearest edges); a tiny bit of wear at edges & corners of same; one thin, faint line across depth of lower text block edge. Interior very fine, substantially mint. Very Fine. [Item #3690]

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