Jonathan Cape, 1949, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First
preface by author, notes, three appendices and index. Green coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Green coloured tint to the top text block edge. Illustrated front cover with brown coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. A biography of the early Tudor poet, John Skelton. "...tutor of King Henry VIII, met Erasmus, quarrelled with Wolsey, celebrated Flodden, kept the woman in his parsonage and withal found time to be the greatest English poet in a century and a half." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Rubbing to the backstrip edges and bumping to the book corners. Shelf wear to the lower full edges. Light flecking to the top right-hand corner of the front panel. Browning to the text block edges along with some light foxing. Browning and light foxing to the endpapers and light browning to the internal text. Some erasure marks to the top right-hand corner of the front paste-down. Rubbing and chipping to the dustwrapper corners and backstrip edges. Rubbing and some creasing to the dustwrapper edges and a few small close to tears to the top edge of the front dustwrapper panel. Browning and handling marks to the dustwrapper panels and quite noticeable browning to the backstrip. Clipping to all corners of the dustwrapper. Browning to the verso of the dustwrapper and a previous owner has placed tape, a tape in situ, to the top right-hand corner corner of the dustwrapper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. VI, 7-328 pages, last three pages blank, . We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Poetry ; Britain/UK; Biography & Autobiography. Inventory No: 0108679.