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John Masefield (1878-1967)

For an exhibition of books of poetry 1947

RCIN 1121554

This poem was composed for and presented to Queen Elizabeth, consort of King George VI in 1947, for an exhibition of books of poetry. The vellum binding has been decorated with flowers, birds and an illuminated crown. Masefield was President of the Society of Authors and of the National Book League. Presented to Queen Elizabeth, 1947