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ALLINGHAM, WILLIAM: Fifty Modern Poems.

Item No. 8282

London: Bell and Daldry, 1865. First edition. Small 8vo, pp.viii:183:32 (Bell & Daldry's catalogue dated Jan. 1865), original green cloth ruled in blind; some very light spotting to upper cover, head a base of spine a trifle bruised, inner joint cracked between pages 112 & 113 nonetheless a very nice copy

£75.00

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ANON: Mail Train Memories by "Poisson".

No publisher or place, c.1913. 12mo, pp.15, original printed wrappers. Verse.

£15.00

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ARLETT, VERA I: Sussex Poems.

Hove, Sussex: Combridges, 1934. First edition. Small 8vo, pp.39, original wrappers; very good.

£10.00

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ASKWITH, BETTY: First Poems. With autograph letter.

Item No. 16119

London: Martin Secker, 1928. First edition. 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches), 49-pages. Original cloth-backed art deco patterned boards; a trifle rubbed. With autograph letter from the author tipped-in in which she states that these poems were written between the ages of 15 and 18. Attractive bookplate on front pastedown.

£15.00

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[AUSTRALIAN POETRY] - GRANT, JAMIE (Editor): 100 Australian Poems you need to know.

Prahan, Victoria: Hardie Grant Books, 2008. First edition. 8vo ( 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches), 245-pages. Original orange cloth with applied illustration as issued; corners bumped else excellent.

£25.00

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BARKER, SEBASTIAN [Elizabeth Frink]: Poems.

Item No. 17543

Reepham, Norfolk: Cygnet Press, 1974. Number 93 of a limited signed edition of 100 copies. 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches), original black cloth lettered in gilt. Excellent.

Elisabeth Frink's copy inscribed to her and her husband by the poet, "To Lis & Alex with many thanks for their help, Sebastian Oct. '75".

£40.00

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BEATTIE, JAMES: The Minstrel; or, The Progress of Genius. A Poem. Book the First.

London: Edward and Charles Dilly, 1771. Second edition. 4to (10 x 8 inches), pages: vii:32, disbound. With the half-title. A few very short marginal tears, generally good. Anon.

£25.00

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BELL, JOHN (Publisher): Bell's Edition of The Poets of Great Britain. 48 volumes 1777-1778, as under.

Item No. 1 8669

Item No. 18669

Item No. 18669

Item No. 18669

London: John Bell 1777-78. 48 volumes 12mo (5 1/8 x 3 3/8 inches). Each volume with engraved portrait and engraved series titles. Contemporary full speckled tan calf, spines gilt with musical trophies and with crimson lettering piece. Attractively bound and in very good condition. A very pretty collection.

The collection comprises:
SPENSER, EDMUND. The Poetical Works in Eight Volumes; with a Life of the Author.
YOUNG, EDWARD. The Poetical Works in Four Volumes; with a Life of the Author.
COWLEY, ABRAHAM. The Poetical Works in Four Volumes.
MILTON, JOHN. The Poetical Works in Four Volumes; with a Life of the Author .... and a Critique on Pardise Lost by Joseph Addison.
POPE, ALEX. The Poetical Works in Four Volumes. With his last corrections.
SHENSTONE, WILLIAM. The Poetical Works in Two Volumes; with a Life of the Author.
PRIOR, MATTHEW. The Poetical Works in Three Volumes.
THOMSON, JAMES. The Poetical Works in Two Volumes; with a Life of the Author.
DRYDEN, JOHN. The Poetical Works in Three Volumes. with a Life of the Author.
ADDISON, JOSEPH. The Poetical Works; with a Life of the Author.
CONGREVE, WILLIAM. The Poetical Works; with a Life of the Author.
SWIFT, DR. JONATH. The Poetical Works in Four Volumes; with a Life of the Author.
BUTLER, SAMUEL. The Poetical Works in Three Volumes.

£850.00

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BELLOC, HILAIRE (verses by) & B.T.B [Lord Ian B.G.T. Blackwood - Illustrations by]: A Moral Alphabet.

L. Edward Arnold, 1899. First edition. Illustrations. Small 4to (8 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches), 63-pages. Original cloth-backed coloured pictorial bords. Wear and some surface loss to boards, half-title creased, prelims. browned. 

£10.00

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BLAKE, WILLIAM: Songs of Experience.

Item No. 19148

[London: Ernest Bell, 1927] Colour facsimile of Blake's original. 8vo original black cloth, wide ornamental gilt borders. Headbands chipped, split to upper outer joint. Signature on front free endpaper. 

£21.00

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BOILEAU-DESPREAUX, (NICOLAS): Oeuvres de M. Boileau Despreaux.

Item No. 13662

Paris: No publisher stated, 1778. Two volumes 12mo (5 x 3 inches), pages: 200 & 171, contemporary full tan sheep with lettering pieces; rubbed, 2 inch split to lower joint of volume 1, headbands chipped.

£15.00

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BOWDLER, JANE: Poems and Essays by the late Miss Bowdler. Published for the Benefit of the General Hospital at Bath.

Item No. 17758

Bath: Printed by Richard Cruttwell, 1811. 13th Edition. 8vo (8 x 5 inches), 273-pages. Contemporary full tan calf, decorative gilt border to sides, spine gilt and lettered direct; light rubbing to joints, overall well and attractively bound and in very good condition. Contemporary gift inscription on front fly.

£40.00

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BROWN, T.E: The Doctor and other Poems.

Item No. 18364

London: Swan Sonnenchein, 1887. First edition. 8vo (6 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches), 385-pages. Original snakeskin grained brown cloth; a very nice copy indeed.

£85.00

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BURNS, ROBERT: Poetical Works. With Glossary, Notes, Memoir etc. The "Albion" Edition.

Item No. 13348

London: Frederick Warne, n.d. circa 1900. Portrait. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches), 614-pages. Contemporary full tan calf. Narrow gilt rule on sides enclosing the the name of a school in gilt, spine gilt with lettering piece; some rubbing to extremities but strong and sound. Some foxing to prelims. Prize label on front pastedown.

£20.00

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BYRON, GEORGE GORDON, LORD: Waltz: An Apostrophic Hymn by Horace Hornem.

London: Benbow, 1821. 12mo, pp.36, disbound. [Anon.]

£200.00

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CAMMAERTS, EMILE: Poemes Intimes. SIGNED.

Item No. 18145

Bruxelles: La Vie Intellectuelle, 1922. Number 477 of 1000 copies on Papier Anglais. 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 inches), 133-pages. Contemporary half brown cloth, marbled boards, with crimson lettering piece, original printed wrappers retained. Signed by the author on front fly. Gift inscription tipped-in. Very good.

£40.00

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CAMPBELL, ROY: Taurine Provence. LIMITED SIGNED EDITION.

Item No. 11974

Item No. 11974b

London: Desmond Harmsworth, 1932. Limited signed edition, this being No. 24 of 100 copies. 4to (10 x 7 1/2 inches wide), pp.79, original cream cloth lettered in red on spine and a bull blocked in black on front cover; binding poor, with areas of damp-staining to each corner and leading edge of both covers (which is mirrored to some extent on the internal pastedowns), spine slightly darkened and with a slight bow to the covers; internally, page edges slightly browned, neat ink name on front free-endpaper, else generally very good.

£50.00

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CAMPBELL, THOMAS: The Poetical Works.

Item No. 3363

London: Henry Colburn, 1828. First collected edition. Engraved portrait. Two volumes. 8vo, contemporary full blue polished calf, three triple gilt rules to sides enclosing gilt blocked floral wreath, spines gilt on wide bands and with crimson lettering and numbering pieces. Very short crack to one joint but very firm. A most attractive binding in very good condition.

£55.00

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CARLISLE, LORD; LYTTLETON, LORD; FOX, HON. C; PERCY, BISHOP (& 14 others): The Muse's Pocket Companion. A Collection of Poems.

Item No. 17914

Item No. 17914

Carlisle: Printed by J. Milliken, Bookseller, in the Market Place, 1785. 8vo (7 x 4 1/2 inches), 289-pages. Contemporary full tan calf, crimson lettering piece, Extremities rubbed, headband chipped, damp mark to rear endpapers. Early ownership inscriptions on front pastedown. An uncommon, provincial imprint, work.

£125.00

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CHAMBERS, WILLIAM: The Scottish Ballads.

Item No. 11383

Edinburgh: William Tait, 1829. First edition. Small 8vo (6 1/2 x 4 inches), pages: vii:399, with the half-title. 19th Cenrury half crimson calf, marbled boards, spine gilt in compartments with lettering piece. Corners rubbed, slight scuffing to spine but generally very attractive and in very sound condition. Inscriptions on front free endpaper and fly. Prelims. foxed.

£38.00

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CONDON L.G. [Lizzie]: Killeeny of Lough Corrib and Miscellaneous Poems.

Dublin: McGlashan & Gill, 1872. First edition. 8vo (7 1/4 x 5 inches), 207-pages. Original green cloth. Corners worn, headbands chipped, joints rubbed, lacks front free endpaper, signature on half title, foxing, inner joints cracked but firm.

£18.00

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COWPER, WILLIAM: Poems. A New Edition in three volumes.

Item No. 17146

London: F.C. & J. Rivington (& many others), 1817. Three volumes. Strangely bound without the title and first 24-pages of Volume 1. 8vo (6 1/4 x 4 inches), pages: 25-368; 368; & 359. 19th Century half green calf, marbled boards, spines gilt with crimson lettering pieces; a pretty binding in good condition. The last leaf of Volumes 1 & 2 dust marked and a little edge chipped.

£30.00

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CRAIK, DINAH MARIA: Poems by the Author of John Halifax, Gentleman. Inscribed.

Item No. 18870

Leipzig: Bernard Tauchnitz, 1868. Copyright Edition. 8vo (6 1/8 x 4 1/2 inches), 315-pages. Contemporary full blue calf gilt, rubbed, lacks lettering piece, lower joint split. Inscribed and signed twice by the author, one on flyleaf in ink, the other on title in pencil to, "Mrs J. Wilson Holmes from D. M. Craik, 1868". 

£25.00

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DE LA MARE, WALTER: Down-Adown-Derry a Book of Fairy Poems. With Illustrations by Dorothy L. Lathrop.

Item No. 18658

Item No. 18658

Item No. 18658

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Item No. 18658

London: Constable, 1922. No. 147 of a Limited Edition of 325 signed by the author. Coloured frontispiece and two plates, many other plates in b&w, head & tail pieces. 4to (10 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches), pages: viii:189, original parchment boards blocked in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Binding spotted and browned, crack to outer upper joint and backstrip lifting (inner joint firm however), headbands chipped, internally very good and clean.

£200.00

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FOWKE (later SANSON), MARTHA - (1689 – 1736): The Epistles of Clio and Strephon, being a Collection of Letters That passed between an English Lady, and an English Gentleman in France who took an affection to each other, by reading accidentally one another's Occasional Compositions both in Prose and Verse.

Item No. 17757

Item No. 17757

Item No. 17757

London: J. Hooke, at the Flower-de-Luce, in Fleet Street [& 2 others], 1720. First edtion, First Issue. Engraved head and tail pieces. 8vo (7 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches), pages: xxiv (Dedication to Sir Richard Steele):xxv-lxviii (A Critical Essay .... by way of Letter from Mr. John Porter ...):131, contemporary full panelled tan calf, 20th Century very neat reback in tan calf with lettering piece. Contemporary signature, 'Nichs Marshall' on front fly. Anon. Rare.

Clio was Fowke's "literary" name for herself while Strephon was the poet and journalist William Bond. The work is an exchange of letters in verse and prose. Fowke's poetry sometimes expresses her frustration with the conventional expectations of a woman's place in 18th Century society; her former friend and fellow-writer Eliza Haywood attacked Fowke in a scandalous account of her relationships which affected the poet's reputation badly.

£900.00

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GASCOYNE, DAVID: Poems 1937 - 1942.

London: PL Editions, Nicholson & Watson, 1943. First edition. Decorative title and plates by Graham Sutherland. 8vo (8 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches), 62-pages. Original cloth-backed pictorial boards by Sutherland in matching dust jacket which is edge chipped. Contemporary gift inscription on front free endpaper. 

£75.00

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GRAN, MRS GEORGE: The Song of a Woman.

Item No. 17741

London: Elkin Mathews, 1909. First edition. 12mo ( 5 1/4 x 4 inches), 47-pages. Prelims. and title tanned. Original boards, headband rubbed else good.

£18.00

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GRANT, CHARLES: A Poem on the Restoration of Learning in the East; which Obtained Mr. Buchanan's Prize.

Cambridge: Printed by R. Watts, at the University Press; and sold by Deighton., 1805. First edition. 4to , pp. 29, disbound; old inkstamp "Sunderland Library" on title and first leaf of verse; first two leaves detached; good.

£25.00

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HARE, KENNETH: Three Poems. Owlglass; The Wee White Thing; & Song.

London: Printed for C.L.F. and A.F. by A.T. Stevens, 1916. Illustrations by C. Lovat Fraser. 16mo, original wrappers also illustrated by C. Lovat Fraser; fine.

£25.00

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HARTE, BRET: The Complete Works in Prose and Poetry. Now First Collected.

Item No. 8930

London: John Camden Hotten, 1872. First collected edition. Plates. 8vo, pp.xxvi:575, contemporary half vellum with crimson leather lettering piece, all edges red. Prelims. foxed, one plate edge dusty and a little chipped on fore-margin. Binding a little dusty. Armorial bookplate.

£45.00

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HARTE, BRET: Complete Works. Collected and revised by the Author. A New Edition in 5 volumes.

Item No. 17015

London: Chatto & Windus, 1885. 5 volumes (complete). 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 inches). pages: 448; 395; 486; & 480; 4 of the volumes having a 32-page publisher's catalogue at end. Original blue fine pebble grain cloth blocked in black and gilt; a few corners bumped and rubbed, overall a very good set.

£50.00

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HASLAM, ANTHONY [Compiler]: Anthology of Empire.

Item No. 10515

London: Grayson, 1932. 8vo, pp.493, contemporary half black morocco, spine gilt within raised bands, gilts arms on upper cover, prize label on front pastedown. Very good.

£15.00

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HAVERGALL, FRANCES RIDLEY: Our Daily Paths, Texts for Every Day. Illustrated by Bertha Maguire.

Item No. 18215

London: Raphael Tuck, c. 1893. Chromolitho illustrations. Oblong 8vo ( 10 x 6 3/4 inches), unpaginated. Original coloured pictorial wrappers with shaped edges. Some foxing but overall very good. With notice of Tuck's painting competition for 1893-4 bound in.

£25.00

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HERBERT, A.P. [Sir Alan Patrick] (1890-1971; Humorous poet & novelist): Unusual (to say the least) autograph poem signed with initials. Undated. Two-pages folio (8 verses, each of 4-lines). Fold marks, a few slight edge chips.

Item No. 15595

The first leaf is headed, "The Professor's Rebuke" against the layman's use of an uncouth 4-letter word for a part of the female anatomy: "The portions of a woman that appeal to Man's depravity / Are fashioned with considerable care / And what at first appears to be a simple little cavity / Is really an elaborate affair / And Doctors who have troubled to examine the phenomena / In various experimental dames / Have made a list of all the things in feminine abdomena / And given them delightful Latin names / [etc. etc. another verse] / Why it it then that when we common people chatter / Of the mystery to which I have refered / We use of such a delicate and complicated matter / Such a very short and unattractive word".

The second leaf is headed, "The Layman's Defence of his Vocabulary" the verse commencing: The Erudite and Others who have studied the geography / Of that obscure but interesting land / Are able to indulge a taste for topography / And view the scenic details close at hand / But the ordinary person, though aware of the existence / Of complexities beneath that pleasant knoll / Are normally contented to survey them from a distance / And to treat them, roughly speaking, as a whole / [etc. etc. - another 2 verses] ".

£200.00

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HERRICK, ROBERT: Flower Poems, with a Note on Herrick by Algernon Charles Swinburne. Illustrated with Twelve Colour Plates by Florence Castle.

Item No. 17604

London: Routledge, n.d. c. 1910. 8vo (8 1/2 x 6 inches), original cloth-backed boards. Headbands rubbed, boards a little marked. Text uniformly tanned, endpapers and tissue guard to frontispiece foxed, the guard creased.

£10.00

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HOOD, THOMAS: Poems again illustrated by Birket Foster.

Item No. 16907

London: Moxon, 1872. First edition. Engraved vignette plates with tissue guards by Birket Foster throughout. 4to (11 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches), 180-pages plus advertisements. Original red cloth elaborately blocked in gilt, black and blue, all edges gilt, Headbands softened and a littlw worn, lower corderns rubbed, some wear to upper joint. Overall hoever the binding very sound and bright and internally remarkably clean and fresh. Near contemporary gift inscription on front free endpaper, a gift from a father to his son.

£70.00

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JENNER, CHARLES: Town Eclogues.

Item No. 11578

London: T. Cadell, 1773. Second edition. 4to (10 x 8 inches), disbound, pages: (1):40. A few corners turned, some browning, small piece torn from blank margin of last leaf.

£18.00

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JOHNSON, SAMUEL: The Poetical Works of Samuel Johnson LL.D., now first collected in one volume.

Item No. 208

Dublin: L. White, P. Byrne, & R. Marchbank, 1785. Small 8vo, pp.viii:196, contemporary full sheep with crimson lettering piece. Upper inner hinge cracked but very firm, contemporary inscription on title, small pale stain to prelims; generally a very good copy however. The first Dublin Edition, a reprint of the London edition which was published in February of the same year.

£125.00

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LONGFELLOW, H.W: Two Gems, illustrated by Ellen Welby and A. Noether.

Item No. 18216

London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, c. 1895. Chromilitho plates incorporating verse. Oblong 8vo (9 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches) unpaginated. Original coloured pictorial light boards. A little light foxing, some loss to the stems of the flowers on the upper cover.

£20.00

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LONGFELLOW, HENRY WADSWORTH: Poetical Works.

Item No. 13400

London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1921. Portrait with tissue guard. 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 inches), 886-pages, contemporary full purple calf, double gilt rules to sides, spine with three raised bands with ornamental gilt borders, central floral decoration, burgundy gilt lettering piece, all dges gilt; the binding by Birdsall. Extremities a little rubbed, lower cover scuffed, some foxing, spine uniformly sunned; very attractive nonetheless and well and strongly bound.

£15.00

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LONGFELLOW, HENRY W: Poetical Works. Edited, with a Critical Memoir, by William Michael Rossetti; illustrated by Thomas Seccombe.

Item No. 18776

London: Ward, Lock, n.d. Portrait & plates. 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 658-pages. 19th Century full burgundy morocco, triple gilt rules to sides, spine with raised bands and gilt lettered direct, all edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles; corners a little rubbed, tiny snag out of one raised band but a good solid binding.

£15.00

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LORAINE, AMELIA MARY: Lays of Israel; or, Tales of the Temple and the Cross.

Item No. 10211

London: Joseph Masters, 1847. First edition. 12mo, pp.xii:94, contemporary grained black roan, all edges gilt. Some foxing, binding edge rubbed and chipped at base of spine. Armorial bookplate.

£25.00

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M.F.M: The Rhymes of Rufus [by] M.F.M.

Oxford: for Private Circulation, 1902. Small 8vo, pp.32, original cloth-backed boards, t.e.g. Byng familly inscription on front free-endpaper.

£20.00

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MACDONALD, HUGH (Introduction): The Phoenix Nest. Reprinted from the Original Edition of 1593.

Item No. 18120

Shakespeare Head Press for Frederick Etchells and Hugh Macdonald, London 1926. Number 75 of 500 copies. 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches), 117-pages. Original brown cloth-backed boards, uncut. An excellent copy both in binding and internally. Attractive engraved bookplate.

£28.00

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MANSFIELD, J.S: Ballads, Bagatelles, and Kindergarten by J.S.M.

No place or date. Privately published. ca. 1877. 8vo, pp.103, original cloth; inner joints cracked but firm, spine faded. Inscribed on endpaper, "Morton John Mansfield June 1877" and numbered 53.

£35.00

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MANSFIELD, J.S: Ballads, Bagatelles, and Kindergarten by J. S. M.

No place or date. Privately published. ca. 1877. 8vo, pp. 103, original cloth. Spine faded, inner joints cracked, foxed, some leaves stained or marked. The author's own copy with extensive annotations, manuscript verse, etc.

£65.00

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MASEFIELD, JOHN: Ballads and Poems. Eleventh thousand & Saltwater Ballads, 6th edition.

Item No 18507

London: Elkin Matthews, 1919. Saltwater Ballads 1918. Two volumes 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches), pages 100:(3,ads.) & 112. contemporary half red calf, spines with raised bands and gilt lettered direct, top edges gilt. Some rubbing to extremities overall very good.

£21.00

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MASON, W: The English Garden: a Poem. Book the First.

Item No. 11575

London: R. Horsefield (& others), 1772. Second edition. 4to (10 x 8 inches), 35-pages, disbound. With the half-title. Good.

£25.00

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MAUROIS, ANDRE: Ariel ou la Vie de Shelley. Edition Revue et Corrigee par l'Auteur. Inscribed.

Item No. 18731

Item No. 18731

Paris: Calman-Levy, 1927. Limited numbered edition. 8vo (8 x 5 1/2 inches), 298-pages, Contemporary quarter maroon morocco; original wrappers and backstrip retained. Slight lean, corners rubbed, boards a little spotted. Signed and inscribed by the author on haf-title.

£30.00

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MILTON, JOHN: Poetical Works. Edited after the Original Texts by H.C. Beeching.

Item No. 1850

London: Oxford University Press, 1935. Portrait. 8vo, pp.554, publisher's full burgundy fine grain morocco, sides ruled in gilt , spine gilt in compartments. Eton prize label to front pastedown, later inscription to verso of front free endpaper. A very good copy.

£20.00

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MITCHELL, ADRIAN: On the Beach at Cambridge. Signed.

Item No. 18295

Allison & Busby, 1984. First edition. 8vo (8 x 5 inches), 96-pages. Original cloth, very good in like dust jacket. Signed on the title & inscribed "peace" with one of his elephant drawings. Inscription on front free endpaper.

£10.00

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MOORE, THOMAS: Poetical Works. With a Life of the Author. Illustrated by Thomas, Corbould etc.

London: George Routledge, n.d. ca. 1865. 8vo, pp.xxvii:528, contemporary full green morocco, ruled in blind and gilt to sides, spine gilt ruled within raised bands, all edges gilt. Upper inner hinge cracked but very firm indeed. Generally a good copy in a good strong binding.

£20.00

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MORPURGO, MICHAEL & SIMMONS, CLIFFORD (Compilers): Living Poets. Photographs by Mick Csaky. Inscribed.

London: John Murray, 1974. Illustrations. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches),115-pages. Softback; good. Inscribed by Csaky on title.

£10.00

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MORSE, EDWARD: Lucy; or Scenes on Lough Neagh, and other poems.

Item No. 18042

Item No. 18042

Dublin: Samuel B. Oldham, 1855. First edition. Frontispiece, title vignette. 8vo (7 x 4 1/2 inches), pages 132:(4, adverts.) original grained green cloth, upper cover armorially blocked in gilt. Some soiling and fading to the binding but very sound. Fore-edges dusty. prelims foxed. Rare; no copy cited on Copac.

£55.00

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NORRIS, [GEORGE] LESLIE (1921-2006; prize winning Welsh poet; Christiansen Professor of Poetry, Brigham Young University 1984-2000): Autograph poem signed. Undated.

Item No. 14081

Titled: "Cardigan Bay (for Kitty*)" and commencing: "The buzzard hung crossed / On the air and we came / Down from the hills under.....". 25-lines. 1 page folio with two light fold marks.

*Kitty, his wife Catherine.

£150.00

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NORRIS, [GEORGE] LESLIE (1921-2006; prize winning Welsh poet; Christiansen Professor of Poetry, Brigham Young University 1984-2000): Autograph poem signed. Undated.

Item No. 14082

Item No. 14082a

Titled: "Water" and commencing: "On hot summer mornings my aunt set glasses / On a low wall outside the farmhouse / With some jugs of cold water ....." 48-lines. 2 pages folio with three light fold marks. With on the last leaf a pen & ink drawing of the farmhouse. The two leaves stapled together on the upper left blank margin

£90.00

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NORRIS, [GEORGE] LESLIE (1921-2006; prize winning Welsh poet; Christiansen Professor of Poetry, Brigham Young University 1984-2000): Autograph poem signed. Undated.

Item No. 14078

Titled: "Alert" and commencing: "Rain mutters on the roof. I am alert / For God knows what unseemliness ...." 9-lines. 1 page 4to with two light fold marks.

£90.00

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NORRIS, [GEORGE] LESLIE (1921-2006; prize winning Welsh poet; Christiansen Professor of Poetry, Brigham Young University 1984-2000): Autograph poem signed. Undated.

Item No. 14079

Titled: "Winter Song" and commencing: "Over the bluff hills / At the day's end / The diffident snow / Swirls before dropping..." 21-lines. 1 page 4to with two light fold marks.

£150.00

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NORRIS, [GEORGE] LESLIE (1921-2006; prize winning Welsh poet; Christiansen Professor of Poetry, Brigham Young University 1984-2000): Autograph poem signed. Undated.

Item No. 14080

Titled: "Clymping, Sussex" and commencing: "I wait on the wet beach and watch the sun / Lie in a long blood on the reflecting sand ...." 9-lines. 1 page folio with two light fold marks. Holed on blank lower margin

£90.00

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OGILVIE, WILL H: The Collected Sporting Verse. With 32 plates in full colour by Lionel Edwards.

Item No. 17020

London: Constable, 1932. Ist edition thus. 8vo, pages: xix:396, original green cloth; headband a little bruised, overall very good.

£12.00

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ORMSBY, IRENE: A Thrush Sings and other verses.

London: British Authors' Press, 1950. First edition. Small 8vo, pp.41, original printed wrappers; very good. Inscribed and signed by the author.

£15.00

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POLLET, ROBERT: Voyage to Extremities. Inscribed.

Item No. 18302

London: Intergroup, 1974. First edition. Illustrations. 8vo, softback, 80-pages. Original glazed wrappers, good. Signed presentation from the author on front fly.

£21.00

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ROBERTS, ALBERT F: Reflections [Verse].

Item No. 16794

Poole [Dorset]: J. Looker, 1939. First edition. Plates. 8vo (9 3/4 x 6 inches), 68-pages. Original pictorial card wrappers; yapp edges a litle creased else excellent. With an additional printed verse loosely inserted.

£12.00

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ROBERTS, J. SLINGSBY: Persephone and Other Poems.

Hove: Combridges, 1937. First edition. 8vo (9 x 5 1/2 inches),96-pages. Original half linen, grey/blue boards, uncut; very good. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed and signed on front fly, front free endpaper removed. Fly foxed.

£21.00

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ROCHE, M.A: Les Poetes Francais. Recueil De Morceaux Choisis dans les Meilleurs Poetes. Avec une Notice sur Chaque Poete par M.A. Roche.

Item No. 17148

Londres: R. Rolandi, 1844. Title vignette. 8vo (7 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches), 524-pages. Contemporary half tan calf, marbled boards, spine blocked in an all over design in gilt with burgundy lettering piece; some scuffing to the sides and foxing within. Sound and attractive on the shelf.

£15.00

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ROCHE, PAUL: The Rat and the Convent Dove and Other Tales and Fables. [Signed by the Author and with A.L.S. loosely inserted].

Aldington, Kent: The Hand and Flower Press, 1952. First edition. Illustrated by Anne Scott in black & white. 4to, pp.51, original cloth in dustwrapper; binding excellent; dustwrapper spine and edges lightly browned, with some spotting and marks, headbands slightly chipped and with a short tear along the side of the spine; internally, very good with a presentation inscription signed by the author on the front free-endpaper; generally a very good copy. With a hand-written postcard (plain and unaddressed) from the author, signed, loosely inserted.

£20.00

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RUSSELL, PETER (1921-2003; poet & translator): Acts of Recognition, Four Visionary Poems (Inscribed).

Item No. 15570

Ipswich: Golgonooza Press, 1978. First edition. 8vo (9 x 6 inches), 23-pages, original printed orange wrappers, stitched as issued; very good. Inscribed by the author on front free endpaper "for Dick Wheeler who by the wizardy of accountancy broke me in as a poet! All good wishes these twenty years after, Peter Russell, Venice 1983".

£20.00

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RUSSELL, PETER (1921-2003; poet & translator): Images of Desire. (Inscribed).

Item No. 15571

London: Gallery Bookshop, 1962. First & limited edition, No. 101 of 125 copies signed by the author & further signed and inscribed on the front free endpaper. 8vo (7 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches), original orange wrappers wire-stithed as issued, with the black dustwrapper; very good. Together with a copy of "Agenda" - Vol.2 Nos. 9 & 10, Sept.-Oct. 1962 in which the main contribution is Peter Russell's "Elegy".

£25.00

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SCOTT, SIR WALTER: Poetical Works, complete in one volume.

Item No. 15709

Edinburgh: Robert Cadell, 1847. Engraved portrait, extra engraved title, plates with tissue guards. Large 8vo (10 x 6 3/4 inches), 823-pages. Contemporary half grained burgundy calf, spine gilt with military trophies within ornate ornate gilt border, marbled boards. Light scattered foxing, corners a little scuffed. A handsome binding in very good condition. Later inscriptions on front free endpaper.

£30.00

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SCOTT, SIR WALTER: Poetical Works, with the Author's Introduction and Notes.

Item No. 13391

London: Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, 1913. Portrait with tissue guard. 8vo (8 x 5 1/2 inches), 970-pages. Contemporary half brown calf, spine lettered and decorated with thistles in gilt, top edge gilt; the binding by Birdsall. Foxing to prelims. Very slight white marking at very base of spine, scuff to cloth of lower cover, otherwise an attractive binding in very good condition.

£20.00

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SCOTT, WALTER: The Vision of Don Roderick.

Item No. 16451

Edinburgh: James Ballantyne for Jon Ballantyne, 1811. First edition. 4to (10 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches), pages: ix:(1):122, contemporary half tan calf, marbled boards; spine gilt on raised wide bands with green lettering piece. Headband chipped, occasional foxing, heavier to prelims. Endpapers discoloured.

£60.00

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Poems for Shakespeare: PRINGLE, ROGER and HAMPTON, CHRISTOPHER (Editors): A Selection from Poems for Shakespeare, Volumes 1 to 6 with original drawings.

Item No. 17539

London: Globe Playhouse, 1978. Number 463 of a limited edition of 500 copies. 8vo (8 x 51/4 inches), softback; wrappers a little marked, spine slightly canted else good.

£25.00

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Poems for Shakespeare: FRINK, ELISABETH; WANAMAKER, SAM; PRINGLE, ROGER (Editor): Poems for Shakespeare 6.

Item No. 17535

Item No. 17535

London:Globe Playhouse, 1977. Number 513 of a limited edition of 1000 copies. 8vo (8 x 51/4 inches), softback; very good.

Elisabeth Frink's copy inscribed to her & her husband by Sam Wanamaker, "for Lis and Alex in memory of a lovely day Sam & Charlotte".

£25.00

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Poems for Shakespeare: FRINK, ELISABETH; WANAMAKER, SAM; SILLITOES, ALAN (Selected by): Poems for Shakespeare 7.

Item No. 17533

Item No. 17533

London: Bear Gardens Museum, 1979. Number 299 of a limited edition of 500 copies. 8vo (8 x 51/4 inches), softback; backstrip sunned else fine.

Elisabeth Frink's copy inscribed to her & her husband by Sam Wanamaker, "for Lis and Alex from Sam & Charlotte".

£25.00

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Poems for Shakespeare: FRINK, ELISABETH; WANAMAKER, SAM; BEER, PATRICIA (Selected by): Poems for Shakespeare 8.

Item No. 17538

Item No. 17538

London: Bear Gardens Museum, 1980. First edition. 8vo (8 x 51/4 inches), softback; very good.

Elisabeth Frink's copy inscribed to her & her husband by Sam Wanamaker, "for Lis and Alex love Sam & Charlotte".

£25.00

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Poems for Shakespeare: FRINK, ELISABETH; WANAMAKER, SAM; ABSE, DANNIE (Editor): Poems for Shakespeare 9.

Item No. 17534

Item No. 17534

London:Globe Playhouse, 1981. First edition. 8vo (8 x 51/4 inches), softback; very good.

Elisabeth Frink's copy inscribed to her & her husband by Sam Wanamaker, "for Lis and Alex with thanks and love Sam & Charlotte".

£25.00

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SHELLEY, PERCY BYSSHE: The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Edited by Thomas Hutchinson.

Item No. 18978

London: Oxford University Press, 1929. Portrait as frontispiece. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 912-pages. Publisher's quarter grained tan calf, marbled boards, spine blocked in blind and gilt, gilt lettered direct, vellum corner tips; top edge gilt, marbled endpapers; spine uniformly darkened else in excellent condition and free from inscriptions. 

£42.00

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STEELE, RICHARD: Poetical Miscellanies, consisting of Original Poems and Translations. By the Best Hands. Published by Sir Richard Steele. The Second Edition.

London: for J. Tonson, 1727. Engraved frontispiece. 8vo, pp.(20):346, contemporary full speckled calf; boards almost detached, vertical crack to spine, some browning and foxing, old inscriptions to endpapers.

£30.00

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STEEL, RICHARD: Poetical Miscellanies, Consisting of Original Poems and Translations. By the best Hands. Publish'd by Mr. Steele.

Item No. 7962

London: for Jacob Tonson, MDDCXIV [ i.e. 1714 ]. First edition. Engraved frontispiece. 8vo,pp. (16):318, contemporary full panelled tan calf, spine with raised bands, unlettered. Upper cover detached; some foxing and dustmarking. With the contemporary signature J. Eden on upper margin of title. The miscellany containing new poetry by Pope, Gay and others.

£150.00

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STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS: Songs of Travel and other Verses.

London: Chatto & Windus, 1905. Seventh edition. Small 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches), 85-pages. Contemporary half brown morocco, spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Upper joint cracked but very firm.

£15.00

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TENNYSON, ALFRED, LORD: Works, as under, in 7 volumes.

Item No. 17982

Item No. 17982

London: Henry S. King, 1875. Published 1875-1892. Photographic portrait to the first volume, frontispieces to the other volumes. 7 volumes 8vo (7 1/4 x 5 inches), contemporary full crimson grained morocco, gilt rules to sides with corner ornaments, spines gilt in compartments and gilt lettered direct. Volumes 6 & 7 are very slightly shorter and a little paler in shade and the gilt decoration varies from the earlier volumes. Gilt on spines a little dulled. Volume 7 is stamped on the return "Bound by Palmer Howe & Co. Manchester). Some foxing to endpapers and prelims, neat personal name stamp on front free endpapers. Overall attractive and in good condition. Volumes 1-5 are Poetical Works; Volume 6 Ballads & other Poems; Volume 7 Queen Mary & Harold.

£125.00

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TENNYSON, ALFRED LORD: Some Poems by Alfred Lord Tennyson. With illustrations by W. Holman Hunt, J.E. Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti printed from the original wood blocks cut for the MDCCCLXVI ed. with photogravures from some of the original Drawings now first reproduced. With a preface by J. Pennell treating of the illustrators of the 60's & introduction by W. Holman Hunt.

Item No. 19070

Item No. 19070

Item No. 19070

Item No. 19070

Item No. 19070

Freemantle & Co. London, 1901. 28 wood-engravings and 6 photogravures. Small 4to (8 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches), 135-pages. Original white grained cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut. Binding spotted and marked, scattered foxing throughout. 

£180.00

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THOMSON, JAMES: The Poetical Works. Edited by Charles Cowden Clark. Illustrated.

 

Item No. 19168

Item No. 19168

Edinburgh: William P. Nimmo, 1869. First thus. Extra engraved title, frontispiece and 5 plates colour printed by Kronheim, with tissue guards. 8vo (8 3/4 x 6 inches), 372-pages. Original bevelled burgundy cloth elaborately blocked in gilt and with oval panel on upper cover containing another Kronheim illustration, as issued. All edges gilt. Bumping to headband, overall very good and attractive. Old inscription mostly erased from verso of front free endpaper. 

£44.00

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THOMSON, JAMES: The Seasons - Illustrated by Birket Foster .... Noel Humphreys.

Item No. 19167

London: James Nisbet, 1859. First thus. Woodcuts in the text. 8vo (8 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches), 228-pages. Original bevelled brown cloth elaborately blocked in gilt. Headband worn, short split to upper joint, corners rubbed, inner joints cracked. Bookplate. Contemporary inscription on front free endpaper. 

£20.00

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THURLOW, EDWARD HOVEL, LORD: Select Poems.

Chiswick: Printed by C. Whittingham, 1821. First edition. 8vo (8 x 5 inches), 92-pages. Original rose boards with morocco gilt label. Some foxing, binding chipped on extremities, short split to lower joint. Contemporary gift inscription on front free endpaper.

£55.00

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WALKER, MILES (Selected by): Labyrinth Anthology of Poetry. Inscribed.

Item No. 18293

London: Quill Books, 1975. Illustrations. Softback. 8vo (8 x 5 1/2 inches), 64-pages. Original glazed wrappers, very good. Inscribed by contributor Sebastian Barker to Elisabeth Frink on title: "For Loz & Alex with gratitude, Sebastian 75".

£16.00

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WILKIE, WILLIAM: The Epigoniad. A Poem in Nine Books.

Item No. 7894

Edinburgh: Printed by Hamilton, Balfour, & Neill, 1757. First edition. 8vo, pp.xlii:289, contemporary full speckled calf, spine gilt , bound without the half-title. Lacking lettering piece, spine gilt dulled, headband chipped, joints cracked but very firm, a number of upper fore-corners of the text leaves turned over, some foxing and browning. With the engraved armorial bookplate of Sir John Eden Bart (1740-1812). Actually a pleasing unsophisticated copy. Wilkie the "Scottish Homer".

£75.00

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WOOLSEY, GAMEL: Twenty Eight Sonnets.

Item No. 17865

Norfolk: Warren House Press, 1977. First edition. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches), 34-pages. Original printed grey wrappers. Very good, now protected by a removable plastic sleeve.

£15.00

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WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM: Poems selected and edited by Robert Aris Willmott. With One Hundred Designs by Birket Foster, J. Wolf, and John Gilbert. Engraved by the Brothers Dalziel.

London: Routledge, 1866. 4to (9 x 7 inches), 388-pages. Origial green bevelled cloth elaborately blocked in gilt, all edges gilt. A little light foxing to prelims. Inscription on front free endpaper. Overall a very bright and attractive example of a typical 60's binding. 

£70.00

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WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM: The Poetical Works of Wordsworth with Introduction and Notes. Edited by Thomas Hutchinson.

 

Item No. 18979

London: Oxford University Press, 1928. Portrait as frontispiece. 8vo ( 7 1/2 x 5 inches), 986-pages. Publisher's quarter tan calf, marbled boards, spine blocked in blind and gilt, gilt lettered direct, vellum corner tips; top edge gilt, marbled endpapers; in excellent condition and free from inscriptions. 

£35.00

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WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM: The White Doe of Rylstone; or The Fate of the Nortons. A Poem.

Item No. 16319

Item No. 16319

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1815. First edition. Engraved frontispiece. 4to (11 1/2 x 9 inches), pages: xi:162, original cloth-backed boards, with calf-gilt lettering piece, uncut. With the half-title. Boards dusty and chipped, cloth backstrip lifting, holed and stained, lettering piece rubbed. Endpapers foxed. Frontispiece and title foxed and browned, a little foxing and browning elsewhere although generally good.

£180.00

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