Odes and Eclogues.

Odes and Eclogues.
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Oxford: by Henry Daniel, 1884. Slim small 4to, [8], 37, [3]pp. With 6 calligraphic initials miniated (i.e. in red ink) by Mrs. Daniel. Original wrappers with title inside a rich border of printer's ornaments, Daniel Press device on the lower cover. Wear to wrappers as usual, a sweet little book printed on fine hand-made paper. Bookplate "Rissa Her Book" within a laurel wreath. Limited to 100 copies. This was the first Daniel Press book to have miniated initials, and the first to make free use of printer's ornaments throughout. Dixon was from Pembroke College (Oxon): DNB has a long article about him and his many connections with more famous poets of his era, but he was himslef well recognised as a poet of some standing. "Two slim volumes, Odes and Eclogues (1884) and Lyrical Poems (1887), handsomely printed by Bridges' friend C. H. O. Daniel on his private press at Worcester College, Oxford, contain Dixon's finest lyrics on nature and mutability. His verse was much clearer than in the early volumes: youthful themes of supernatural terror were replaced by more human concerns of advancing age. His third Daniel Press book, The Story of Eudocia and her Brothers (1888), is a competent narrative poem in heroic couplets." (DNB). Madan 8. Sophie Schneideman notes: "Rissa was a Barclay - as in Cecily Barclay who married St. John Hornby - and also married a Waterhouse and therefore connected to the Daniels and Robert Bridges." (Item Id: 122431)

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