Poetry


ADDISON, JOSEPH: The Poetical Works. With the Life of the Author. Cooke's Edition. Embellished with Superb Engravings.

Item No. 16627

London: for C. Cooke, [1796]. Engraved portrait after Kneller, engraved plates after Corbould. 12mo (5 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches), contemporary full tan marbled calf, spine gilt ruled with burgundy lettering piece. Joints cracked but very firm. Engraved armorial bookplate on front pastedown.

£12.00

Enquire Item No. 16627


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

£125.00

Enquire Item No. 8282


ANON: A Reminiscence and Other Verses.

Item No. 13921

[Privately Printed] circa 1895. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 36-pages, original blue cloth, the upper cover blocked in gilt with a coronet above the letter S.

A volume of Sporting verse comprising: A Reminiscence, Glen Fiddich, October 1892; The Angler's Lament. Gordon Castle, October 1892; Waiting for Orders. Gordon Castle, October 1892; Festina Lente. Gordon Castle, October 1893 (annotated in ink "this refers to Lord Hardwicke"); & A Reverie. November, 1893.

The printed dedication: "To My Brother Sportsmen" is inscribed in ink "To H.M.F With the Author's Compliments March /97". With autograph letter signed, "Seth" to "My dear Bab" re. fishing etc. dated Gordon Castle, Oct. 18th /96. Very rare.

£55.00

Enquire Item No. 13921


ANON: Mail Train Memories by "Poisson".

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

£15.00

Enquire Item No. 1936


ARLETT, VERA I: Sussex Poems.

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

£10.00

Enquire Item No. 2833


ARMSTRONG, MARTIN; RAVILIOUS, ERIC: 54 Conceits. A Collection of Epigrams and Epitaphs Serious and Comic by Martin Armstrong with Engravings by Eric Ravilious.

Item No. 15590

Item No. 15590

London: Martin Secker, 1933. First and only edition. Woodcuts by Eric Ravilious throughtout. 12mo (7 x 5 1/2 inches), 72-pages. Original black cloth-backed blue boards, uncut. In the original dust jacket with woodcuts by Ravilious to front and rear panels. Small ink monogramn on front pastedown. Some light fading to edges of blue cloth boards, light foxing to endpapers. The dust jacked browned and spotted, with some light edge wear, tiny puncture to dust jacked at spine. Internally excellent, the woodcuts bright and clean. An extremely rare Ravilious work containing some of his finest woodcuts.

£900.00

Item No. 15590

Item No. 15590

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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

Enquire Item No. 16119


[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

Enquire Item No. 16281


BARNES, WILLIAM: Poems of Rural Life in the Dorset Dialect.

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1893. 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 inches), 467-pages, original green cloh; ragged splits to outer joints, rubbed. Inner joints firm. Signature on half-title.

£12.00

Enquire Item No. 12257


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.

£35.00

Enquire Item No. 11576


BEAUMONT & FLETCHER: Lyric Poems. Edited by Ernest Rhys. In the "Lyric Poets" series.

Item No. 11438

London: J. M. Dent, n.d. Etched portrait with tissue guard. 8vo (6 x 4 inches), 143-pages. Publisher's full white vellum elaborately blocked urn gilt, red silk ties. Spine very slightly dulled. A very pretty and attractive binding. Some warping to boards, as usual, but generally in very good and bright condition. Inscription on front free-endpaper dated 1909 and small personal book label to reverse. Bound-in red silk bookmark.

£45.00

Enquire Item No. 11438


BINGHAM, CLIFTON: The Distant Home.

Item No. 13235

London: Ernest Nister, circa 1890. Title printed in gold, 4 coloured plates with facing verse, all decorated with gold ornaments. 12mo (6 1/4 x 5 inches), original cloth-backed glazed coloured pictorial boards. Very good. Religious verse. Printed in Bavaria.

£20.00

Enquire Item No. 13235


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

Enquire Item No. 13662


BOYLE, ELEANORE VERE: Ros Rosarum ex Horto Poetarum. Dew of the Ever Living Rose Gathered from The Poets' Gardens of many Lands. Third Edition.

London: Elliot Stock, 1897. 8vo (6 5/8 x 4 1/4 inches), 292-pages. Contemporary rose pink calf, spine floral gilt in compartments, inner gilt dentelles, all edges gilt. The binding by Bumpus, Oxford. Bookplate. Some rubbing to binding but generally sound and attractive.

£32.00

Enquire Item No. 11292


BRIDGES, ROBERT: The Testament of Beauty. One of 50 Signed.

Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1929. Limited edition of 250 of which 50 signed by the author; this being No. 30 of the 50 signed copies; published at 4 gns. 4to, pp. 154, original green cloth. A very good copy in foxed and slightly edgeworn d.w. With an attractive etched bookplate by A. Airy signed by the artist. With, loosely inserted, the "Publisher's Note on the Text".

£125.00

Enquire Item No. 5495


BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT: The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Item No. 10941

Item No. 10941b

London: Smith Elder, 1898. Portrait. 8vo (8 x 5 ¾ inches), 667-pages. Attractively bound in contemporary three-quarter crushed brown morocco, spine floral gilt ornaments within raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled boards. Some foxing to the engraved portrait and the edge of the text block. A pleasing edition in an attractive very sound binding.

£30.00

Enquire Item No. 10941


BROWNING, ROBERT: Poems, containing Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic Romances, Men and Women, Dramas, Pauline, Paracelsus, Christmas-Eve and Easter-Day, Sordello and Dramatis Personae.

Item No. 13395

Oxford University Press, 1919. Portrait with tissue guard. 8vo ( 8 x 5 1/4 inches), 696-pages, contemporary half green morocco; spine lettered direct, ruled and with gilt ornaments in compartments, top edge gilt; the binding by Birdsall. Spine uniformly sunned to olive. An attractive binding in very good condition.

£25.00

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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

Enquire Item No. 13348


BURNS, ROBERT (Alexander Smith Editor): Poems, Songs and Letters being The Complete Works. The Globe Edition.

Item No. 16115

London: Macmillan, 1900. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), contemporary full crimson prize calf, sides gilt ruled enclosing gilt school arms, spine floral gilt with lettering piece. Prize inscription on verso of front free endpaper. Extremities lightly rubbed, the binding very sound however, attractive. One leaf slightly proud (binding fault).

£28.00

Enquire Item No. 16115


BUTLER, SAMUEL: Hudibras. The First Part. Written in the time of the Late Wars. Corrected and Amended, with Several Additions and Annotations. Bound with the 2nd and 3rd parts.

Item No. 5867

Part 1 London: Printed by T. Warren for Henry Herringman, and to be Sold by R. Bentley, J. Tonson, F. Saunders and T. Bennet, 1694. Part 2 for R. Chiswell 1693, Part 3 for Thomas Horne 1694. 8vo, pp.412 (parts 1 & 2 with continuous pagination): 254, bound in later unlettered brown grained cloth with raised bands; slight marks to binding; the word "Fury" on page 1 circled in ink and with one word written in ink on right margin. First leaf of text a little soiled and creased.

£90.00

Enquire Item No. 5867


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

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

£80.00

Enquire Item No. 911


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.

£95.00

Enquire Item No. 11974


CAMPBELL, THOMAS: Gertrude of Wyoming; A Pennsylvanian Tale and Other Poems.

Item No. 16343

London: Printed by T. Bensley, Published for the Author by Longman, Hurst, Reesm & Orme, 1809. First edition. 4to (11 x 9 inches), 134-pages. Contemporary half tan calf, marbled boards with lettering piece. Headband chipped, 3-inch split to upper joint and therefore coprresponding portion of backstrip lifting. Binding rubbed, apart from light spotting internally very good and complete with tipped-in errata slip.

£21.00

Enquire Item No. 16343


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.

£70.00

Enquire Item No. 3363


CAUSLEY, CHARLES: Collected Poems 1951-1975 ( with inscribed poem).

Item No. 14920

London: Macmillan, 1977. Reprint. 8vo (9 x 5 3/4 inches), 289-pages. Original cloth, good in edge worn dustwrapper. The poet has inscribed his poem "Keats at Teignmouth Spring 1818" , 4 verses (16-lines) on the front free endpaper; signed and inscribed with good wishes at Launceston, 27th March 1979.

With the recipients bookplate, designed by Reynolds Stone, on front pastedown.

£225.00

Enquire Item No. 14920


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

Enquire Item No. 11383


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.

£35.00

Enquire Item No. 12466


CUST, NINA: Not All the Suns. 1917 Poems 1944. With 6-line manuscript verse "An Epitaph" signed by Nina Cust.

London: Nicholson & Watson, 1944. First edition. 8vo, pp. 51, original cloth; binding faded, corners bumped.*With 6-line manuscript verse "An Epitaph" signed by Nina Cust, pasted to endpaper.

£25.00

Enquire Item No. 2965


DE LA MARE, WALTER: Peacock Pye, A Book of Rhymes with Illustrations by W. Heath Robinson.

Item No. 16667

London: Constable [1916]. First edition. Coloured frontispiece and b&w plates and illustrations. 8vo (8 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches), original green cloth gilt, white panel pictorially blocked in gilt on upper cover. Contemporary brief inscription on half-title. Foxing to prelims. and at end. Headbands a little bruised, the binding however good and bright.

£18.00

Enquire Item No. 16667


GENTLEMAN, FRANCIS: Royal Fables.

Item No. 12993

Item No. 12993b

London: for T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt, 1766. First edition. Engraved frontispiece and engraved headpiece. Small 8vo (6 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches), pages: (8):184, old half calf, marbled boards. Spine lacking 1 inch from headband, boards rubbed warped and marked. Endpapers discoloured, marginal damp-marking and browning. Later name & address on rear free endpaper. A relatively poor copy of this rare work by Francis Gentleman (1728-1784), Irish actor, poet, and dramatic writer.

£60.00

Enquire Item No. 12993


GIBBON, MONK: The Branch of Hawthorn Tree.

London: Grayhound Press. One of a limited numbered edition of 460 copies. Hand-coloured illustrations by Picart Le Doux. Large 8vo, original wrappers; excellent in glassine wrapper; the glassine wrapper with some damage.

£20.00

Enquire Item No. 14654


GIBBON, MONK: The Branch of Hawthorn Tree.

London: Grayhound Press. One of a limited numbered edition of 460 copies. Hand-coloured illustrations by Picart Le Doux. Large 8vo, original wrappers; excellent in glassine wrapper; the glassine wrapper with some damage.

£20.00

Enquire Item No. 14655


GOLDSMITH, OLIVER: The Beauties of English Poesy. Selected by Oliver Goldsmith. First edition.

Item No. 7988

London: William Griffin, 1767. First edition. Two volumes. 12mo, pp.iv:167(actually 267):(2) & 262:(2), contemporary full tan calf, spines gilt with lettering pieces. Spines dulled and lacking numbering pieces. With the half-titles. Hinges cracked, all but one firm. Chipped at head and base of spines. Volume 1 with some water staining affecting title and first 4 leaves and final 5 leaves and endpapers.

£120.00

Enquire Item No. 7988


GOLDSMITH, OLIVER: The Traveller, The Deserted Village, and other poems. Embellished with Engravings from Designs by Richard Westall.

Item No. 16635

Item No. 16352

London: for John Sharpe, 1819. Extra engraved vignette title, engraved vignettes throughout. 8vo (6 3/4 x 4 inches), 166-pages. A pretty binding of contemporary full polished tan calf, narrow gilt rules to sides enclosing a wider ornamental border in blind, spine elaborately gilt extra with green lettering piece, all edges marbled; upper joint partially cracked but very firm, small chip out of headband. Some foxing to prelims. and vignettes.

£30.00

Enquire Item No. 16635


GOLDSMITH, OLIVER: The Traveller, The Deserted Village, and Other Poems. Embellished with Engravings from the Designs of Richard Westall.

London: Printed for John Sharpe, 1819. Extra engraved title, plates. Small 8vo, pp.166, contemporary full speckled tan calf, spine gilt extra with double crimson lettering piece, one gilt blocked "Prize". Contemporary signature on front pastedown. Upper hinge cracked but firm, plates & prelims. foxed, dent to upper edge of upper cover.

£15.00

Enquire Item No. 9579


GORELL, LORD: 1904 - 1936 Poems.

London: John Murray, 1937. First edition. Portrait. 8vo, pp.592, original cloth in dustwrapper; binding good; dustwrapper browned with short tear to top edge and bumped top headband; internally, endpapers lightly browned, else good. Presentation slip signed by the partners of the Publishers including Gorell, tipped-in on front free-endpaper.

£10.00

Enquire Item No. 6262


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

Enquire Item No. 16258


HALL-STEVENSON, JOHN: The Works containing Crazy Tales, Fables for Grown Gentlemen, Lyric Epistles ....... corrected and enlarged with several original poems here first printed. Volumes 1 & 2 only (of 3).

Item No. 8296

London: by J. Nichols for J. Debrett and T. Beckett, 1795. Two volumes. 8vo, pp.xi:(1):288 & vi:265, early 19th Century half tan calf, marbled boards, spines gilt ruled and blocked in blind; upper joint of volume 1 cracked but firm; generally good.

With the engraved armorial bookplate of Sir Robert Johnson Eden Bart. (1774-1844).

£90.00

Enquire Item No.8296


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

Enquire Item No. 4170


HARE, KENNETH: The Ballad of Sir John Philpot. With manuscript verse, signed & inscribed.

London: Robert Hale, 1952. First edition. 8vo, pp. 48, original cloth-backed patterned boards; very good in slightly worn & chipped d.w. Inscribed, signed, & dated by the author on front pastedown and with 18-line manuscript verse "To the Grasshopper" signed with initials on front free endpaper.

£20.00

Enquire Item No. 5411


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

Enquire Item No. 10515


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

Enquire Item No. 15595


HOPE, A.D: The Damnation of Byron. Illustrated by Virgil Burnett.

Item No. 15463

Stratford, Ontario: The Pasdeloup Press / The Coach House Press, 1973. Number 233 of a limited edition of 250 signed by the illustrator. Plates (of which three coloured) and illustrations. Narrow slim folio (12 1/4 x 7 1/4), original orange cloth; excellent.

£30.00

Enquire Item No. 15463


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

Enquire Item No. 11578


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.

£55.00

Enquire Item No. 208


KIMURA, SHOTARO & PEAKE, CHARLOTTE M. A: Sword and Blossom Poems done into English Verse. Illustrated by Japanese Artists. Volumes 1 & 2.

Item No. 15869

Tokyo: T. Hasegawa, n.d. Coloured woodblock illustrations throughout. 8vo (7 1/4 x 5 inches), original coloured woodblock crepe paper over boards. Some chipping to headbands of volume 1; two pages of the prelim. leaves of volume 1 printed upside down.

£45.00

Enquire Item No. 15869


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.

£25.00

Enquire Item No. 13400


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

Enquire Item No. 10211


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

Enquire Item No. 3319


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

Enquire Item No. 7112


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

Enquire Item No. 7111


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

Enquire Item No. 11575


MILLER, ETHEL: Collected Poems.

London: Printed by the Women's Printing Society, n.d. c. 1926. 12mo, pp.44, original wrappers; some foxing.

£10.00

Enquire Item No. 4492


MILTON, JOHN: The Poetical Works; with a Memoir and six embellishments by Fuseli, Westal, and Martin.

London: Edward Churton, 1836. First thus. 6-plates. 8vo (9 x 5 3/4 inches), 527-pages, original cloth-backed boards with printed paper label; label rubbed, headbands bumped, one corner chipped, others rounded; stitching a little slack at the occasional gutter. Armorial bookplate. Some foxing to the plates but generally internally very good.

£45.00

Enquire Item No. 13388


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

Enquire Item No. 1850


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

Enquire Item No. 10052


MOORE, THOMAS: Epistles, Odes, and Other Poems.

Item No. 16344

Item No. 16344

London: for James Carpenter, 1806. First edition. Engraved frontispiece. 4to (11 1/4 x 9 inches), pages: xi:(4):341:(1, errata), 20th Century half tan morocco, marbled boards, uncut. The gilt lettering to the spine a little amateur. 1806 gift inscription, a Capt. Irvine presenting this volume to his sister, Mrs Walker, on recto of frontispiece. Small ink smudge on title; overall good.

Heavy, extra overseas postage will be requested.

£55.00

Enquire Item No. 16344


MOUSLEY, WILLIAM MORRIS: Poems, Lyric and Heroic. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

Item No. 127

London: Longman 1850. First edition. Small 8vo, pp.iv:73, original blindstamped crimson cloth, all edges gilt; an excellent copy. Inscribed on front free-endpaper, "To Mr & Mrs Morris with the affectionate love of the author, May 9th 1850".

£12.00

Enquire Item No. 127


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.

£225.00

Enquire Item No. 14081


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

£295.00

Enquire Item No. 14082


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.

£150.00

Enquire Item No. 14078


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.

£200.00

Enquire Item No. 14079


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

£150.00

Enquire Item No. 14080


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

Enquire Item No. 2838


PENNELL, H. CHOLMONDELEY: The Muses of Mayfair. Selections from Vers de Societe of the Nineteenth Century.

London: Chatto & Windus, 1874. First edition. 8vo, pp.xv:382:(2, adverts.):48 (illustrated publisher's catalogue dated May 1874), original blue cloth decoratively blocked in gilt and black. Corners rubbed. Upper headband bruised, lower headband bruised with small nick. The binding by Leighton Sons & Hodge with their ticket. Generally good.

£15.00

Enquire Item No. 10444


POPE, ALEXANDER: Pastorals. LIMITED EDITION.

Item No. 7092

Chelsea: The Swan Press, 1930. Number 55 of 100 copies printed. 8vo, pp.(15), original cloth backed patterned boards, uncut; spine and edges slightly browned, corners rubbed; internally, fore-edges of text and endpapers browned, otherwise very good.

£20.00

Enquire Item No. 7092


POPE, ALEXANDER: The Poetical Works. In Four Volumes collated from the Best Editions by Thomas Park.

Item No. 16633

Item No. 16633

Item No. 16633

London: Printed at the Stanhope press by Charles Whittingham, for J. Sharpe, 1808. One plate in each volume. 4 volumes 12mo (5 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches), contemporary full tan calf, wide ornamental gilt border to sides, early re-backing in gilt ruled and lettered calf; some rubbing to spines and corners but very sound. Some worm damage to a few text leaves and plate in Volume 3.

Armorial bookplate of A. G. Macpherson and later Macpherson inscription on front fly of Volume 1.

£30.00

Enquire Item No. 16633


RAMSEY, SHERWOOD: Songs and Ballads. A Collection of Poems. MOUNTED PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT FRONTISPIECE.

London: Simpkin, Marshall & Hull: A Brown and Sons, 1887. Mounted photographic portrait of the author as frontispiece. Small 8vo, pp.xii:120, original green cloth blocked in black; headbands and corners bumped and slightly rubbed, some minor small marks, generally good; internally, endpapers browned else good; inscribed on front free-endpaper, "Mr. J. T. Parkin from the Author". A very good copy

£16.00

Enquire Item No. 9449


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

Enquire Item No. 13073


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.

£30.00

Enquire Item No. 10673


ROGERS, SAMUEL: Italy, a Poem. A New Edition.

Item No. 15580

London: Edward Moxon, 1859. Engraved portrait, engraved illustrations. 8vo (8 x 5 1/2 inches), 327-pages. Contemporary full tan calf, elaborate double gilt borders to sides, spine gilt extra with lettering piece, all edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles; a few light scuff marks; overall a handsome binding in excellent condition. Gift inscription dated 1860 on front fly.

£30.00

Enquire Item No. 15580


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

Enquire Item No. 15570


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

Enquire Item No. 15571


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

Enquire Item No. 15709


SCOTT, SIR WALTER: The Poetical Works, in Ten Volumes.

Item No. 16573

Item No. 16573

Edinburgh: Archibald Constable, 1823. Engraved portrait and engraved frontispieces, engraved vignette titles. 10 volumes small 8vo (5 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches), contemporary half tan calf, marbled boards, spine blocked in blind with a litle gilt decoration and lettered in gilt direct. Upper hinge of volume 6 cracked but well held on cords, crease to upper cover of this volume. A well bound and attractive set.

£120.00

Enquire Item No. 16573


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

Enquire Item No. 13391


SCOTT, WALTER: Rokeby, a Poem.

Item No. 16345

Item No. 16345

Edinburgh: John, Ballantyne, London: Longman, Hurst, 1813. First edition. Engraved portrait. 4to (10 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches), pages: (8):230:cxvi, with the half-title. Contemporary half tan calf, marbled boards; upper cover detached. Some foxing to prelims. Overall very good. Engraved armorial bookplate of Richard Astley, Inscribed on half-title "Ann Astley the gift of Mr. Joseph Astley, 1813".

Heavy, extra overseas postage will be requested.

£30.00

Enquire Item No. 16345


SCOTT, WALTER: The Lady of the Lake; a Poem.

Item No. 16316

Item No. 16316

Edinburgh: for John Ballantyne and Co. and Longman, Hurst, London, 1810. First edition. Engraved portrait. 4to (10 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches), pages: 290:cxxix. Contemporary full speckled calf very neatly rebacked retaining the original backstrip, the sides with decorative gilt border enclosing the small gilt armorial device of the Rev. Guy Bryan whose engraved armorial bookplate is affixed to the front pastdown. A good large copy with the half-title. Some light foxing, overall very good.

£150.00

Enquire Item No. 16316


SCOTT, WALTER: The Lady of the Lake; a Poem.

Item No. 16315

Edinburgh: for John Ballantyne and Co. and Longman, Hurst, London, 1810. First edition. Engraved portrait. 4to (10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches), pages: 290:cxxix.Later half black calf spine gilt with double burgundy lettering pieces; some damp marking to margins of portrait, some foxing, old sellotape repair to blank front fly. The corners of the binding are brown calf so perhaps, very neatly, rebacked. Inner joints cracked but very firm.

£75.00

Enquire Item No. 16315


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

Enquire Item No. 16451


SHANKS, EDWARD: Images from the Progress of the Seasons. With Decorations by Charles Berry.

London: The Dropmore Press, 1947. One of 450 copies on hand-made paper. Illustrations on tinted backgrounds. 8vo, publishers quarter green morocco; binding a little unevenly faded, cloth to the upper fore-edge of upper cover with a 1/2 inch split and with some creasing, else very good.

£15.00

Enquire Item No. 2570


SHELLEY, PERCY BYSSHE - Edited by Richard Garnett: Original Poetry by Victor & Cazire [Percy Bysshe Shelley & Elizabeth Shelley].

Item No. 16268

London: John Lane, 1898. 8vo (9 x 5 1/2 inches), 66-pages, original blue/grey boards with printed paper labels to spine and upper cover; a little light foxing; overall very good indeed.

£14.00

Enquire Item No. 16268


SIDNEY, SIR PHILIP: The Defence of Poesie.

Item No. 9116

Cambridge: at the University Press, 1904. Limited edition, one of 250 copies. Small 4to, pp.88, original quarter vellum, vellum lettering piece to upper cover, as issued, uncut. A very nice copy indeed in the original plain dustwrapper and contained in the original cardboard box with printed label to lid. The dustwrapper with tear, the box edge rubbed and with label browned. Rare thus.

£45.00

Enquire Item No. 9116


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.

£45.00

Enquire Item No. 4095


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 joint cracked, board held on three cords; 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

Enquire Item No. 7962


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

Enquire Item No. 11236


TALBOT, CATHERINE: Catherine Talbot's Reflections on the Seven Days of the Week; with other pieces. Essays. 2 volumes in one.

Item No 16634

London: John Sharpe, 1820. Engraved vignette titles. 12mo (5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches), pages: 168:154, with the half titles. Contemporary full tan calf gilt with early rebacking in tan calf with gilt ornaments and gilt lettered direct; boards unevenly darkened, spine very good. Foxing to prelims. Poetry & Essays.

£35.00

Enquire Item No. 16634


TEMPLETON-TURNER, A: The Boughs of Freedom.

Uppingham: John Hawthorn, 1940. Limited edition of 150 copies; this un-numbered out of series. First edition. 8vo (9 1/4 x 6 inches), 16-pages, original brown wrappers lettered in gilt; edges bumped. Verse.

£15.00

Enquire Item No. 11413


TENNYSON, ALFRED, LORD. (Selected and Annotated by Francis T. Palgrave): Lyrical Poems. In an exquisite contemporary morocco extra Ramage binding.

Item No. 16105

Item No. 16105

Item No. 16105

Item No. 16105

London: Macmillan, 1885. First edition thus. 1 of 500 Large Paper copies. 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches), 270-pages. Bound by Ramage (stamp-signed on lower turn-in) in contemporary full crimson crushed morocco, with gilt borders enclosing a broad frame of tan intricately gilt morocco with gilt ornamented blue morocco entrelacs, within which is a gilt-bordered crimson field with gilt foliate corner pieces. Raised bands. Spine compartments repeat the gilt frame, the entrelacs however in tan morocco gilt. Broad turn-ins with gilt decorations and circular tan morooco inlays, enclosing a full panel of crushed blue morocco, this with intricate gilt outer border, the free endpapers being of floral gilt decorated brown silk, top edge gilt, others uncut. Some rubbing to joints and a trifle to raised bands but overall an exquisite Ramage binding in very good condition.

Inscription "Mrs. Joseph Turner 1888" on verso of front free endpaper.

£650.00

Item No. 16105

Enquire Item No. 16105


TENNYSON, ALFRED, LORD: Poems. The Oxford Edition.

Item No. 13643

Oxford University Press, 1908. Portrait. 8vo (7 1/4 x 5 inches), 696-pages, contemporary full tree calf, decorative gilt border to sides, that on the upper cover enclosing gilt school arms, spine gilt extra with crimson lettering piece; some rubbing to joints but overall very sound and attractive. Prize label on front pastedown.

£30.00

Enquire Item No. 13643


TENNYSON, ALFRED, LORD: Poems. The Oxford Edition.

Item No. 13646

Oxford University Press, 1918. Portrait. 8vo ( 7 1/4 x 5 inches), 696-pages, contemporary full tree calf, decorative gilt border to sides, spine gilt with crimson lettering piece; overall very sound and attractive. Prize label on front pastedown.

£30.00

Enquire Item No. 13646


TENNYSON, ALFRED, LORD: Works of.

Item No. 14527

London: Macmillan, 1906. Portrait. 8vo (7 1/4 x 5 inches), 899-pages. Contemporary full purple diced calf, sides gilt ruled with gilt corner devices, spine gilt extra and lettered direct, all edges gilt; spine lettering rubbed, some light discolouration to backstrip, short cut to blank margin of last few leaves; overall very sound and attractive. Harrow prize label on front pastedown.

£16.00

Enquire Item No. 14527


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

Enquire Item No. 15262


WALLER, EDMUND: Poetical Works from Mr. Fenton's Quarto Edition, 1729. With the Life of the Author. Cooke's Edition. Embellished with Superb Engravings.

Item No. 16637

Item No. 16637

London: for C. Cooke, 1796. Engraved portrait, engraved extra title, and engraved plates. 12mo (6 x 3 /4 inches), pages: xxxvi:180, contemporary full marbled tan calf, spine gilt with crimson lettering piece; a trifle light rubbing, overall very sound and attractive. Signature, Cicely Wallers, and date 1938, on front free endpaper

£35.00

Enquire Item No. 16637


WALTERS, L. D'O. (Compiler): Irish Poets of To-day.

Item No. 15511

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1921. Second impression. 8vo (7 x 4 3/4 inches)128-pages. Attractively bound contemporary three-quarter brown crushed fine grain morocco, sides ruled in gilt, spine gilt ruled on raised bands with gilt ornaments within, lettered direct. The binding by Bayntun, Bath. Armorial bookplate on front free endpaper. In excellent condition.

£25.00

Enquire Item No. 15511


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".

£110.00

Enquire Item No.7894


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.

£250.00

Enquire Item No. 16319


WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM: Poems. With Illustrations by Keeley Halswell. In "Nimmo's Popular Poets" series.

Item No. 16643

London: William P. Nimmo, 1877. Coloured pictorial series title, portrait, extra engraved pictorial title, letterpress title with vignette, and plates throughout. 8vo(6 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches), pages: xxiv:548:(4). Finely bound full dark brown grained calf, double narrow gilt rules to sides enclosing elaborate ornamental frame in gilt, spine gilt in 5 compartments and lettered in gilt direct to the 6th, all eges gilt, inner gilt dentelles. A most attractive binding in excellent condition. Contemporary signature on front flyleaf.

£40.00

Item No. 16643

Item No. 16643

Enquire Item No. 16643


YOUNG, ALBERT: The Red Dawn. A Book of Verse for Revolutionaries and others.

Item No. 15522

Harringay, London: The Northern Division "Herald League". 1915. First edition. 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches), 84-pages. Original red pictorial wrappers. Foxed, wrappers faded and rubbed, some chipping.

£25.00

Enquire Item No. 15522


YOUNG, EDWARD: The Complaint or Night-Thoughts on Life, Death, & Immortality. Collected edition. Nights 1-9 with general title & 2-page preface. Nights with separate title and pagination as under.

Item No. 16318

Item No. 16318

London: for R. Dodsley, 1743. Engraved frontispiece and title in red and black. Title of First Night, The Second Edition, for R. Dodsley, 1742. pp.30:1 (speedily will be published...Night the Second); Night the Second. for R. Dodsley, 1742 pp. 44 with the half title; Night the Third. Narcissa. R. Dodsley 1742, pp.34, with the half title; Night the Fourth. The Christian Triumph; 47pp. half title only, no imprint?; Night the Fifth. 60pp. R. Dodley 1743; Night the Sixth. The Infidel Reclaimed. Part the First. 41pp. R. Dodsley, 1744; Night the Seventh. Second part of the Infidel Reclaimed. pp.72. G. Hawkins, 1744; Night the Eighth. Virtue's Apology. pp.70. G. Hawkins, 1745; The ninth & Last Night : The Consolation. pp.146. G. Hawkins, 1745.

Nine parts in one volume each with individual titles and pagination. 4to ( 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches), contemporary full panelled tan calf neatly rebacked with burgundy lettering piece. Worm trails to lower margins of first few leaves neatly restored else very good.

£220.00

Enquire Item No. 16318


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