Rossetti, William Michael, Ed. HUMOROUS POEMS.
London, Glasgow, and Edinburgh: William Collins, Sons, & Co., Limited, ca. 1884.
5" x 7 1/4". 488 pp. Bright blue cloth boards with elaborate silver and gilt decorative devices and black borders. All edges gilt. No date, but previous owner name is dated 1884. Very good.A collection of humorous poetry featuring all of the English greats -- Chaucer, Spenser, Donne, Jonson, Herrick, Marvell, Swift, Goldsmith -- and American writers as diverse as John Quincy Adams, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Walt Whitman, and Bret Harte. Also includes a section called "Poems by Unknown Writers".