NEWBOLT, Henry. ~ The Island Race. London: Elkin Mathews, 1899.
8vo (189 × 121 mm), pp. , 119, . Contemporary half morocco with with decorative spine, gilt and marbled sides, top edge gilt, others uncut. Initial pages foxed, the rest in good condition.
First edition. A collection of 40 pieces by the poet Newbolt, 12 of which were published a year earlier in a publication called Admirals All. The book contains the work Drake’s Drum, about the legend of a drum owned by Sir Francis Drake and beats in times of national crisis, stirring Drake to return and aid his country.