Cover of: The Lyric Year | Wilson MacDonald

The Lyric Year

poems and pen-work

Published by Ryerson Press in Toronto .
Written in English.

About the Book

A book of 12 poems, one for each month of the year.

Published in 1952, one thousand of the copies were numbered and autographed by the author.

This volume, like the author's final book (The Angels of the Earth) was printed in the author's own handwritten script. Wilson wrote:

The changes of style in the script of
these poems were made to emphasize the
moods of the months. The shaded script
suggests the sombre days of winter.
The lettering used in August and
November is a symbol of meditation,
while the bolder style of script found
in the other months is symbolic of
their joy.

Table of Contents

January 1
February 7
March 9
April 15
May 19
June 23
July 27
August 33
September 37
October 43
November 47
December 53

Edition Notes

Printed on one side of leaf only.

"Presented to Victoria University Library by Lorne Pierce. Hand-decorated by Wilson MacDonald."

"Number 355 of an edition limited to one thousand copies."

The Physical Object

Number of pages
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
226 grams

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