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WITH A JUVENILE OPERETTA

HARRISON, Harry. Poems.

Clapham. Published by the author, 1887. First edition.
8vo. vii, [2], 10-152pp. Original publisher's decorated red cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, spine marked and sunned, red ink-stain to lower edge.Later bookplate of Thomas Brayshaw to FEP, endpapers browned, else internally clean and crisp.
The sole edition of the only published work, with a juvenile operetta, of Yorkshire-based poet Harry Harrison, of whom little is known. Provincially printed by J. W. Lambert of Settle, the collection commences with a prefatory remark in which the author states that the poems are 'entirely the work of my teens, the Prize Poem, which I wrote this year [1887], being the only exceptive composition'. In addition to the aforementioned prize poem (on the Jubilee of Queen Victoria), the rather simplistic, naive, verses include an epitaph to Keats and a juvenile operetta in four parts 'Golden Hair and the Three Bears'; a rollicking retelling of Southey's beloved fairy tale to be sung predominantly by a chorus of children.
£ 125.00 Antiquates Ref: 21882