A History of English Poetry
by Courthope, W. J.
London: Macmillan & Co. 1904-1911. 6 vols. complete, folded front., deckle edges, mostly unopened, original blue cloth with gilt spine lettering. Contents: v. 1, The Middle AGes; influence of the Roman Empire. The encyclopaedic education ot the Church. The Feudal system. v. 2,, The Renaissance and the Reformation: influence of the court and the universities. v. 3, The intellectual conflict of the seventeenth century: decadent influence of the feudal monarch, growth of the national genius. v. 4, Development and decline of the poetic drama: influence of the court and the people. v. 5, The constitutional compromise of the eighteenth century; effects of the classical Renassiance; its zenith and decline; the early romantic Renaissance. v. 6, The romantic movement in ENglish poetry; effects of the French Revolution. (Inventory #: 048933)