RARE! 1877, A Book of Bristol Sonnets, Hardwicke Drummond Rawnsley, First Edition, Tintern Abbey


A very scarce copy, rarely seen in commerce.

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H. D. Rawnsley

A Book of Bristol Sonnets


Published by Hamilton, Adams, & Co., London, 1877

First Edition

Original Hard Binding

144 Pages

18cm x 13cm (approx. 7,3inch. x 5,25inch.


Hardwicke Drummond Rawnsley (1851 – 1920) was an Anglican priest, poet, local politician and conservationist. He became nationally and internationally known as one of the three founders of the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty in the 1890s. He was a prolific writer, publishing more than 40 books, including verse, sermons, historical studies, travel accounts and biographies.

A Book of Bristol Sonnets is a collection of 50 sonnets inspired by the city of Bristol, England, and its surroundings. Rawnsley’s poetry captures the beauty of the city’s architecture, landscape, and history, as well as its people and their daily lives. The sonnets are written in a traditional form, with 14 lines and a strict rhyme scheme, and are accompanied by illustrations by the artist Alfred Parsons. The book was first published in 1877 and remains a classic work of English poetry.


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