Friday, 1 March 2013

The Ariel Poems – part 1


The Ariel poems were a series of 38 pamphlets published between 1927 – 1931 by Faber and Gwyer (and later Faber and Faber) which contained illustrated poems.

Each numbered pamphlet had an illustrated cover. Four pages were sewn inside the cover, The frontispiece had another, usually multi-coloured illustration, and named the author and illustrator. Following that page was the poem. Several authors and illustrators had multiple pamphlets.

A second series of eight Ariel poems was published in 1954.

This is part 1 of a 2-part post on the original series of Ariel Poems. Part 1 covers poems 1-19. Part 2 covers poems 20-38.




1927 Yuletide in a Younger World by Thomas Hardy
drawings by Albert Rutherston

1927 Yuletide in a Younger World by Thomas Hardy
drawings by Albert Rutherston

1927 The Linnet's Nest by Henry Newbolt
drawings by Ralph Keene

1927 The Linnet's Nest by Henry Newbolt
drawings by Ralph Keene

1927 The Wonder Night by Lawrence Binyon
drawings by Barnett Freedman

1927 The Wonder Night by Lawrence Binyon
drawings by Barnett Freedman

1927 Alone by Walter de la Mare
wood engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton

1927 Alone by Walter de la Mare
wood engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton

1927 Gloria in Profundis by G. K. Chesterton
wood engravings by Eric Gill

1927 Gloria in Profundis by G. K. Chesterton
wood engravings by Eric Gill

1927 The Early Whistler by Wilfred Gibson
drawings by John Nash

1927 The Early Whistler by Wilfred Gibson
drawings by John Nash

1927 Nativity by Siegfried Sassoon
designs by Paul Nash

1927 Nativity by Siegfried Sassoon
designs by Paul Nash

1927 Journey of the Magi by T. S. Eliot
drawings by E. McKnight Kauffer

1927 Journey of the Magi by T. S. Eliot
drawings by E. McKnight Kauffer

1928 The Chanty of the Nona
poem and drawings by Hilaire Belloc

1928 The Chanty of the Nona
poem and drawings by Hilaire Belloc

1928 Moss and Feather by W. H. Davies
illustrated by Sir William Nicholson

1928 Moss and Feather by W. H. Davies
illustrated by Sir William Nicholson

1928 Self to Self by Walter de la Mare
wood engravings by Blaire Hughes-Stanton

1928 Self to Self by Walter de la Mare
wood engravings by Blaire Hughes-Stanton

Troy by Humbert Wolfe
drawings by Charles Ricketts

Troy by Humbert Wolfe
drawings by Charles Ricketts

1928 The Winter Solstice by Harold Monro
drawings by David Jones

1928 The Winter Solstice by Harold Monro
drawings by David Jones

1928 To My Mother by Siegfried Sassoon
drawings by Stephen Tennant

1928 To My Mother by Siegfried Sassoon
drawings by Stephen Tennant

1928 Popular Song by Edith Sitwell
designs by Edward Bawden

1928 Popular Song by Edith Sitwell
designs by Edward Bawden

1928 A Song for Simeon by T. S. Eliot
drawings by E. McKnight Kauffer

1928 A Song for Simeon by T. S. Eliot
drawings by E. McKnight Kauffer

1928 Winter Nights, a reminiscence by Edmund Blunden
drawings by Albert Rutherston

1928 Winter Nights, a reminiscence by Edmund Blunden
drawings by Albert Rutherston

1929 Three Things by W. B. Yeats
drawings by Gilbert Spencer

1929 Three Things by W. B. Yeats
drawings by Gilbert Spencer

1929 Dark Weeping by "AE"
designs by Paul Nash

1929 Dark Weeping by "AE"
designs by Paul Nash


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