The Golden Treasury. Selected from the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language and arranged with notes - Francis Turner Palgrave 1906 - Macmillan and Co., London - Revised and enlarged. First and second series A fine and superb little pair of Riviere bindings of Francis Turner Palgrave’s popular anthology of English poetry, originally published in 1861 and still in print today.

In his 1861 dedication to his lifelong friend Alfred Tennyson, Palgrave says the aim of his collection was to teach ‘those indifferent to the Poets to love them, and those who love them to love them more’. More than 150 years later, Palgrave’s compilation has indeed proved itself a treasury, featuring the enduring works of much admired poets such as Dryden, Burns, Keats, Milton, Rosetti, Tennyson, and Shakespeare, among many others.
  Francis Turner Palgrave (1824-97) was a British critic and poet, best known for his influential anthologies of poetry.

References: Palgrave Macmillan, [web]. Cousin, ‘Francis Turner Palgrave’
A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature 1910.

Two small octavo volumes (binding size 15.6x10.4cm), pp.[16] 387 [5]; [16] 279 [5].
  Very fine contemporary bindings of full crushed red morocco by Riviere & Son of London, with raised bands, gilt titles to spines, and gilt dentelle to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt.   Condition: Near fine, some offsetting and spotting to endpapers, in near fine bindings, light wear and toning to spines, slightly darker area to lower corner of volume II’s front board.   Ref: 110774   Price: HK$ 2,400