Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard. By Thomas Gray. Illustrated by John O’Connor. Miniature Books Edition. Rodale Press. Colchester, 1955.

$60.00

A timeless meditation on death, Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard is one of the most well-known poems in English. Thomas Gray penned the work in 1750, and Horace Walpole, his friend and fellow writer, helped to popularize it. This slim 1955 Miniature Books Edition is a remarkable representation with roughly 23 lines per page and John O’Connor’s handsome wood engravings throughout. O’Connor was a prolific illustrator whose work has appeared in many private presses since the 1930s.

In the original half cloth boards, fine. Text block fine, illustrations fine. In the original glassine, with closed tears and chips, but especially scarce.

A fine Miniature Books Edition.

1 in stock

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Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard. By Thomas Gray. Illustrated by John O’Connor. Miniature Books Edition. Rodale Press. Colchester, 1955.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in