This antiquarian volume contains a collection of poetry concerning the form of the book. These poems are devoted to the book itself, rather than to literature more broadly, and celebrate the bric-á-brac of the one - as opposed to the masterpieces of the other. These wonderful poems will greatly appeal to bibliophiles and booklovers, and they would make for a worthy addition to any bookshelf. The poems of this collection include: "Proem, Ballade of the Bookworm", "Catullus: To His Book", "Horace: To His Book", "Martial: The Stingy Friend", "Martial: His Book's Patron", "Martial: His Bookseller's Address", "Martial: Virgil, Cicero", "Samuel Daniel: Concerning the Honour of Books", and many more. First published in 1888, this vintage book is being republished now in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.