London: Eton College/The Medici Society, 1928. Leather Bound. 87p., 7.5 x 11 inches, slight stain at base of last few pages not affecting text, slight discoloration on early blank pages (with remnant marks of a paper clip) marbled endpapers, decorative bordered presentation pages stating "Hunc Librum Norman R. Brookes ab Etona discedenti dono dedit Cyrillus Alington Magister Informator, Etonae A.D. MCMXXIX" with the names and the final IX added in Alington's hand in ink, full vellum boards, gilt lettering dim, top edge gilt, untrimmed edges toned, yawns slightly. Privately printed for the Eton College.
Published at Eton College in 1920, this copy printed in 1928 (as per title page) and given as a gift to a graduating student in 1929. Also in pencil on first blank endpaper the recipient's name and addresses in both London an Viroflay France. Gray attended Eton in the Eighteenth century and was a companion of Horace Walpole. His most famous poem "Elegy" contained many phrases which, like Shakespeare, have become oft-used, such as Paths of Glory, Far from the Madding Crowd etc.