This work is a classic. It is undated, but probably dates from the end of the 19th century. Besides being beautiful poetry, it is also a beautiful book. It is covered in black pebble grained leather, slightly worn at the spine, and it has gold leaf on all three sides of the pages. I believe this is real gold too! The binding is tight and the pages are clean. It does have two previous owner's names on the blank fly page. No other markings or odors. The book has some nice engravings and nice green and gold fly papers. This is a real gem for your library!