London: Macmillan, 1903. Octavo, contemporary full tree-calf gilt, raised bands, black spine label, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Lightest foxing to first and last pages only, tiny bumps to front board, early owner signature. Item #100181
A beautiful edition of Matthew Arnold's poetry, with frontispiece portrait, featuring "Shakespeare," "Dover Beach," "The Scholar-Gipsy," and "Rugby Chapel": "And there are some, whom a thirst / Ardent, unquenchable, fires, / Not with the crowd to be spent, / Not without aim to go round / In an eddy of purposeless dust, / Effort unmeaning and vain." Splendidly bound by Riviere.