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A Classical Friendship

One of the longest friendships of A. E. Housman's life was with A. W. Pollard, the bibliographer and Keeper of Printed Books at the British Museum. Printing in full five of Housman's letters for the first time, this book tells the story from their days as exuberant undergraduates through the Great War and into old age, when a final short letter movingly harks back to Oxford days and reveals at last a lifelong emotional commitment.

350 numbered copies, letterpress printed and bound in cloth, with a facsimile of the last letter tipped in.

The Foundling Press has done a service to everyone who cares about A.E.H. and that world, about love, friendship, scholarship – and good printing too: the object itself is perfectly judged in font and format, a pleasure to hold and look upon.” – Tom Stoppard

Price £60 sterling | To Order


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