Tui or Parson Bird Prosthemadera Novae Zealandiae. From: 'A history of the birds of New Zealand' by Walter Lawry Buller
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A Shropshire Lad

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2014

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Special Collections PR4809 H15 A7 2014; Every effort has been made to trace copyright ownership and to obtain permission for reproduction. If you believe you are the copyright owner of an item on this site, and we have not requested your permission, please contact us at special.collections@otago.ac.nz

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London: Folio Society

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In 1908, the first illustrated edition of A.E. Housman’s classic, A Shropshire Lad, appeared. Housman, an English classical scholar known for his demands for accuracy in all things, disliked William Hyde’s images. He said of them: ‘They were in colour, which always looks vulgar.’ Without doubt, he would have been pleased with Agnes Miller Parker’s (1895-1980) black and white wood engravings, which first appeared in an edition in 1940. The engravings are delicate, match the content exactly, and are superb examples of her artistic skill. Parker’s illustrations to this work have been frequently republished. This is a Folio Society edition of 2014.

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A.E. Housman, “A Shropshire Lad,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed December 12, 2019, http://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11298.

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