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Small (3' x 4 5/8") book bound in green buckram with lovely decoration in gold on front and spine. Undated, but the neat gift inscription on the blank endpaper is dated 1872. There are two names in pencil on the back endpaper, otherwise unmarked. Red stain on all three edges, b&w frontis illustration with tissue guard (tissue is foxed), two small white spots on front endpaper. The biographical notes for each poet are given before the poem. It is as two books bound together, as the male poets are contained in 120 pages and then there is a separate title and table of contents, followed by the female poets in 192 pages.