The Science of English Verse

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1880. First edition. 8vo. xxii, (2), [21]-315, (6, ads) pp. Explores the connections between musical notation and meter in poetry. Inscribed by Lanier on a front endpaper "Judge George William Brown / with the regards of / the author / Baltimore, / May 1880"; Brown (1812-1890) was mayor of Baltimore at the outbreak of the Civil War and was serving as chief judge of the Baltimore courts when this presentation was made. BAL 11259, binding variant A; the work was published May 13, 1880. Very good. Original brown cloth (a little soiled, chipped at head of spine), gilt spine title. (7202). Item #59968

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