London: Chatto and Windus, 1881. First Edition. Cloth. 12mo, black cloth with gold lettering on spine and blind-stamped rules on border of cover, black endpapers, viii + 212 pages. Near Fine / None. Item #4089
Arthur O'Shaughnessy (1844 – 1881) was a British poet and herpetologist. He is most remembered for his Ode, beginning with the words "We are the music makers, / And we are the dreamers of dreams", which has been set to music by several composers including Edward Elgar. The artists Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Ford Madox Brown were in O'Shaughnessy's circle.
Palgrave in the famous anthology, The Golden Treasury, declared that of the modern poets O'Shaughnessy had a gift that in some ways was second only to Tennyson and "a haunting music all his own".
SUPERIOR COPY of this Scarce work that was published posthumously. Light age-toning to paper.