Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ABBAY (Richard). The Castle of Knaresburgh: A tale in verse of the civil war in Yorkshire, 1644, And The white mare of Whitestonecliff: A Yorkshire legend of the fifteenth Century By Richard Abbay, M.A., F.R.A.S., Member of the Physical Society, London; Late Fellow and Lecturer of Wadham College, Oxford. London, Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1, Paternoster Square, 1887. Sm.cr.8vo; leaf blank blank but for signature mark ‘a' on recto precedes half-title; blank, followed by publisher's inserted 48pp. catalogue at end, dated 11.87; one large folding map printed in black and red; pp.[2]+xiv+337+[iii]; diagonally very fine ribbed scarlet cloth, blocked and lettered with publisher's motto device blind on back cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated black. Small restoration to cloth at tail of spine, and small rub-hole to cloth of front joint, without weakness; some foxing of prelims. and fore-edges; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription on the front blank, and a two page letter from the author (c.123 words) laid on to the front paste-down.

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[ABBOTT (W.H.).]. Lyrics and lays. By Pips. Calcutta: Published by Wyman Bros., Hare Street, 1867. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for, the prelims. consisting of title-leaf, dedication leaf, Contents leaf, and The Inevitable Preface leaf (dated from Calcutta, May 1867); pp.[viii]+210, leaf Z5 being signed Al and a single inset, the gathering consisting of nine leaves; contemporary half black roan, spine with five raised bands, tooled gilt, purple cloth sides embossed all over with a ‘cut orange' design of segmented circles; sprinkled edges. Leather a little chipped on corners, slightly so at extremities of spine; a little scattered light foxing; the text in general, however, very nice. Scarce.

CBEL, III, p.1068. Rather good verse on the whole, mainly topical- social or political in inspiration, but not cryptic, and so for the most part still enjoyable - including some poems here first published, and others reprinted from the "Englishman", the "Indian Daily News", the "Indian Freemason's Friend", and the "Oriental Sporting Magazine". Several are parodies, those parodied including Byron, Tennyson, Longfellow (‘Hiawatha in Calcutta, 1859'), Mrs. Hemans, Macaulay (‘The Great Durbar: A Modern Lay'), Coleridge, and Poe (‘The Union Bank Shareholder and The Rook'). Six of the thirty-nine poems are of particular Masonic interest. One poem suggests that the author - or at least his wife - was a native of Jersey.

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ABEL (G[eorge].). Gordon, And Other poems. Published [by the London Literary Society] at 376, Strand, [London,] W.C., N.D. [1885]. Pp.xix+[i (blank)]+236; diagonally very fine ribbed cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked black, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers printed florally in brown. Obtrusive foxing to edges and first and last few leaves; armorial bookplate on front paste-down; otherwise a fine copy, unopened throughout.

Besides the title poem and a number of short poems, includes "The City Arabs. A Topical Drama in four acts" in verse, with characters bearing names like Pat Prigger, Bob Knuckleduster, Tim Sixshooter, etc. A very scarce title, and, externally at least, a beautiful book. Not in Reilly; British Library, Oxford, Cambridge, and National Library of Scotland copies only on COPAC, the collation for the British Library copy being given as xii+236, probably in error.

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AGLEN (Anthony S., Scholar of University Coll.). Lucknow. A prize poem, Recited in the theatre, Oxford, July 6th, 1859. Oxford: T. and G. Shrimpton, 1859. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for, the title leaf being a singleton, tipped on; pp.22. Disbound, but a fine copy.



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AIDE (Hamilton). Eleonore; And Other Poems. London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1856. F'cap 8vo; half-title not present, possibly not called for (v. note); pp.[vi (the second leaf being paged ‘vi' on verso)]+241+[i (printer's imprint)]; Victorian rose-madder morocco binder's cloth, ruled blind, ruled and lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. sprinkled; end-papers coated yellow. End-papers foxed, with off-setting; a very little light scattered foxing elsewhere; otherwise a nice copy.

Miles, IX. The author's first book. Though the second leaf is paged ‘vi' on verso, the last leaf of text is a single inset leaf, signed ‘R', and it seems at least possible that it was printed conjugate with the prelims., in place of a planned half-title.

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AIDE (Hamilton). Songs without music: Rhymes and recitations. Third Edition enlarged. London: George Bell and Sons, York Street, Covent Garden, 1889. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; printer's imprint leaf at end, verso blank; pp.[2]+[xiv]+253+[i (blank)]+[ii]; sea-green buckram, ruled and blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, ruled, blocked with printer's device, and lettered, blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers printed with orange-branch design in lime green. Lettering slightly dull on spine; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as a volume in the Chiswick Series, and bound in series style. Printed at the Chiswick Press. Miles IX. The title was originally published by David Bogue in 1882, but this third edition adds more than thirty new poems.

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AKERMAN (William). The Cross of sorrow. A tragedy In Five acts. George Bell & Sons, York St., Covent Garden, 1894. Pott.4to; single inset leaf of thicker paper, blank on recto, bearing list of Characters on verso tipped in after Preface; final blank; pp.[x]+102+[ii]; Japanese vellum boards lettered in scarlet on front cover, lettered and with ruled box scarlet on spine; a.e. uncut; laid end-papers with horizontal chain lines. Very slight marking of covers; end-papers lightly foxed; otherwise fine.

Printed at the Chiswick Press on Spalding hand-made paper. The play is based upon the pathetic tale in ‘Gil Blas', by Le Sage, entitled "The Fatal Marriage".

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[ALCOTT (Louisa May).]. Comic Tragedies Written by "Jo" and "Meg" And acted by The "Little Women". London, Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Limited, St Dunstan's House, Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, E.C., 1893 (All rights reserved). Globe 8vo; half-tone frontispiece and one plate; integral advertisement leaf of Sampson Low advertisements at end; pp.317+[i (blank)]+[ii]; bevelled pale grey buckram, blocked black and green, ruled black and red, lettered black, gilt, and black-outlined gilt, on front cover, blocked black and green, lettered gilt, and black-outlined gilt, on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers printed with flower and leaf design in green. Spine darkened, and small neat restoration to cloth at head; inscription on half-title; enamel a trifle rubbed; a nice copy otherwise of a scarce title.

Blanck, 224 refers but gives no details: the present copy, though printed in England, appears to collate identically with the American edition. Information cited by Blanck would appear to indicate that the English and American editions were published simultaneously.

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ALDRICH (Thomas Bailey). Baby Bell. With illustrations. George Routledge and Sons, N.D. [1879]. Pott 4to in half sheets on very thick paper; half title not called for; numerous illustrations on text paper; apart from the prelims. and last leaf, printed on one side of the paper only; unpaginated; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed fawn cloth, blocked black and gilt, lettered fawn through gilt, and gilt, on front cover, blocked gilt, lettered fawn through gilt up spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated very dark green. A little foxing; otherwise a fine copy.

Blanck records this edition under 298, as though it were an importation of sheets of the American edition issued in 1877. It was in fact printed in England.

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ALDRICH (Thomas Bailey). The poems Of Thomas Bailey Aldrich Illustrated By The paint and clay club. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company; New York: 11 East Seventeenth Street, 1882. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; steel-engraved portrait frontispiece after J.A.J. Wilcox, with tissue guard; numerous illustrations on text paper by various artists, some arranged as plates but included in the pagination; mock parchment dust-wrapper printed on front in brown, French folded over plain white thin card wrappers; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; cerise silk marker. Fine copy.

Blanck, 315. One poem is here first collected; others are revised.

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ALEXANDER (Cecil Frances (C.F.A.) [née Humphreys].). Poems. Edited, with a preface, by William Alexander, D.D. Oxon, LL.D. Dublin, D.C.L. Oxon, Archbishop of Armagh And Primate of all Ireland. London, Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1896. Lge.f'cap 8vo; photogravure portrait frontispiece printed in sepia, with tissue guard; 4pp. publisher's advertisements, on text paper, tipped in at end; pp.[xliv]+463+[i (blank)]+[?iv (advertisements)]; royal blue buckram, ruled gilt on front cover and spine, blind on back cover, lettered gilt on spine, with a design after D.G. Rossetti; a.e. uncut. Light foxing of end-papers; tissue guard foxed, with very slight offsetting onto title-page; contemporary inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy.

CBEL, III, p.291; Reilly, p.8.

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ALEXANDER (Cecil Frances (C.F.A.) [née Humphreys].). Poems. Edited, with a preface, by William Alexander, D.D. Oxon, LL.D. Dublin, D.C.L. Oxon, Archbishop of Armagh And Primate of all Ireland. London, Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1897. Lge.f'cap 8vo; photogravure portrait frontispiece printed in sepia, with tissue guard; pp.[xliv]+468; royal blue buckram, ruled gilt on front cover and spine, blind on back cover, lettered gilt on spine, with a design after D.G. Rossetti; a.e. uncut. A very nice copy.

The second edition, possibly revised: the first, published in May 1896, being paginated [xliv]+463+[i (blank)]+[iv (advertisements)]. CBEL, III, p.291; Reilly, p.8: both recording only the first edition.

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ALEXANDER (Robert Jocelyn, Brasenose College). Newdigate Prize Poem. 1874. The Last of the red indians: A Poem Recited in The Sheldonian Theatre, On Wednesday, June 17th, 1874. Oxford: Thos. Shrimpton & Son, Broad Street, N.D. [1874]. One gathering, f'cap 8vo; half-title; printer's imprint on last page. Disbound, but a fine copy.



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ALFORD (Henry). The poetical works of Henry Alford, Dean of Canterbury. Fifth Edition, containing many Pieces now first Collected. Strahan & Co., Publishers, 56 Ludgate Hill, 1868. Sm.cr.8vo; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.xv+[i (blank)]+361+[i (blank)]+6; royal blue buckram, ruled blind on sides, blocked gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate; binder's ticket of Burn & Co. on back paste-down. Very slight fading of covers; three pairs of leaves opened a little roughly; otherwise a fine copy.

CBEL, III, p.276; Miles, X.

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ALLAN (Oswald). The vacant throne! Illustrated by R. Prowse, Jun. E. Head, 10, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, E.C., 1877. Double cr.8vo; half-title not called for; commercial advertisements on verso of title and Contents leaves, and final leaf of text, this followed by six leaves each bearing a wood engraving and rhymed couplet on recto, commercial advertisements on verso; four wood-engraved plates; other illustrations on text-paper; white wrappers, cut flush, printed in full colour on front wrapper, on inside and back wrappers with commercial advertisements in black; issued without end-papers. Paper of spine chipped; front wrapper a little chipped at blank fore-margin; wrappers generally a little dusty; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir, 3487, recording a copy with an additional 8pp. advertisements on yellow paper inserted at end. The second of three recorded Oswald Allan satires, all of which are a good deal scarcer than any of ‘The Coming K---' series of Annuals of which they are derivative. Allan was a music hall performer who wrote and acted his own ‘pantomimes'.

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ALLAN (William). Rough castings In Scotch and English metal. London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co; Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1872. Lge.f'cap 8vo; photographic portrait frontispiece, in sepia, laid on to verso of half-title; pp.[xii]+212; bevelled royal blue pebble grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; top-edges uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate; binder's ticket of Burn & Co. Covers used; end-papers cracked; contents nice.

The author was an engineer.

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ALLAN (William). Hame-spun lilts Or Poems and songs Chiefly Scottish. London, Simpkin, Marshall, & Co.; Glasgow: Kerr & Richardson, 1874. Globe 8vo; printer's imprint leaf at end, verso blank; pp.[iii]-xiv+[ii]+442+[ii]; bevelled blue patterned sand-grain cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled black, blocked gilt on front cover, ruled black, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated chocolate; binder's ticket of Burn & Co on back paste-down. Cloth of spine slightly darkened; otherwise a very nice copy.

The author's second volume, the first having appeared two years earlier, and met, apparently with some success. Poems largely in Scots dialect - though printed in Sunderland, where the author, an engineer, was by then resident.

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ALLINGHAM (William). Evil May-day. &c By William Allingham. London: David Stott, 370, Oxford Street. (All rights reserved.) N.D. [1882]. Sm.f'cap 8vo; binder's blank before half-title, another at end; half-title printed in red; vignette title-page printed in red and black; pp.viii+100; blue-grey flecked paper wrappers, cut flush, printed on sides in red and black, the front wrapper bearing a reproduction of the title-page with an added ruled frame in red and black above which appear the words ‘PRICE ONE SHILLING' in black, the back cover printed with the same ruled frame centred in small type within which is the title, a type ornament, and the author's initials, whilst the spine is printed across with the title in three lines in red, the author's initial and name on two lines and the price ‘1/-' all in black; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges mainly trimmed. Very slight wear to paper at tail of spine, and spine a trifle dusty, but a near fine copy nonetheless of a rare and very delicate book, quintessentially Pre-Raphaelite in design.

The first issue, the book having later been taken over by Longmans, who pasted a cancellation slip over the imprint on the title-page, and provided their own wrappers. The English Catalogue lists the book as published in 1883, but it sometimes took a while for listings to work through to them, and since Allingham inscribed a copy of the second issue to James Russell Lowell as early as January 1883, it seems likely that the book was published late in 1882. The small vignette on the title-page and cover is almost certainly by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who died a few months before the book appeared. CBEL, III, p.277. The title poem is about the relation of religion to dogma and science.

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ALLINGHAM (William). Flower pieces And Other poems. With two designs by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Reeves and Turner, 196, Strand, 1888. Narrow f'cap 8vo; single inset half-title; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard; one photogravure plate, printed in sepia; pp.x+194; quarter parchment, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, light marina green buckram sides; a.e. uncut. Covers a little used; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

First edition, ordinary issue: preceded by an issue on large paper in which the second illustration was reproduced, in a less satisfactory way, by process engraving. A note amongst the advertisements on the verso of the half title in the present issue informs the owners of the large paper copies that "a permanent photograph has [here] been substituted", adding that they may receive a copy of this free of charge on application to the publishers. The frontispiece is Rossetti's ‘The Maids of Elfinmere'; the second Rossetti design (tipped in to facep.189) is here first published. CBEL, III, p.277; Miles, V, pp.209-222.

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ALMAR (George, Esq.). The clerk of Clerkenwell; Or, the three black bottles: A romantic drama, In Two Acts By George Almar, Esq., Author of The Battle of Sedgemoor, The Cedar Chest, The Charcoal Burner, Robber of the Rhine, Tower of Nesle, The Fire Raiser, The Shadow, Pedlar's Acre, The Good-Looking Fellow, Don Quixote, The Rover's Bride, &c. Printed from the acting copy, with remarks, Biographical and critical, By D. - G. To which are added, Description of the costume, - cast of the characters, - Entrances and exits, - relative positions of the Performers on the stage, - and the whole of The stage Business. As performed at the Metropolitan minor theatres. Embellished with a fine engraving, By Mr. Bonner, from a Drawing taken in the Theatre, by Mr. R. Cruikshank. London: John Cumberland, 2, Cumberland Terrace, Camden New Town, N.D. [c.1837]. Sm.12mo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; integral wood-engraved frontispiece; pp.54; issued in wrappers. Disbound; some dusting and marking and a few inscriptions in ink and pencil. As a working copy.

First produced at Sadler's Wells theatre on the 27th January, 1834. Issued as No.VII of Cumberland's Minor Theatre. CBEL, III, p.599, speculatively dating publication as 1834. This copy at least is later - ‘The Battle of Sedegmoor' was first performed in February 1837. As no later titles are mentioned, we tentatively give the date of publication as that.

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ALMAR (George, Esq.). The battle of Sedegmoor; Or, the days of Kirk and Monmouth: A historical drama, In Three Acts By George Almar, Esq., Author of The Charcoal Burner, The Cedar Chest, The Tower of Nesle, Robber of the Rhine, Clerk of Clerkenwell, Fire Raiser, The Shadow, Pedlar's Acre, The Good-Looking Fellow, Don Quixote, The Rover's Bride, Lucrece Borgia, &c. Printed from the acting copy, with remarks, Biographical and critical, By D. - G. To which are added, Description of the costume, - cast of the characters, - Entrances and exits, - relative positions of the Performers on the stage, - and the whole Of the stage Business. As performed at the Metropolitan minor theatres. Embellished with a portrait of Mr. Vale, In the character of Timotheus Trombone, engraved on steel by Mr. Adcock, from an original Painting by Mr. Buss. London: John Cumberland, 2, Cumberland Terrace, Camden New Town, N.D. [c.1837]. Sm.12mo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; steel-engraved frontispiece; pp.48; issued in wrappers. Disbound and lacking the frontispiece; title leaf foxed; ownership inscription on upper margin of A4; otherwise a nice copy

First produced at the Royal Pavilion Theatre February, 1837. Issued as No.VII of Cumberland's Minor Theatre. CBEL, III, p.599.

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A.L.O.E[i.e., Charlotte Maria Tucker]. Glimpses of the unseen. Poems. By A.L.O.E., Authoress of "The Claremont Tales," "Sketches of the Life of Luther," &c. Edinburgh: Gall and Inglis, 6 George Street, N.D. [1853]. 12mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.108; crimson vertical wavy grain cloth, blocked, and embossed with lettering, blind, on back cover, blocked blind and gilt, embossed with lettering blind through gilt, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. Light embrowning of title; slight, very light foxing passim; otherwise a fine copy.

The author's scarce second book, preceded only by ‘The Claremont Tales', published the previous year. The other title mentioned on the title-page was merely in preparation at this point. It in fact appeared as her fourth book, and was issued by a different publisher, a further Gall and Inglis title intervening. The British Library Catalogue gives ‘[1854]' as the date of publication of the present volume, apparently from the accession date of their copy (stamped ‘22 APRIL 54'). Agnes Gibberne, who had access to the letters and other family documents, gives 1853, however, and we have followed her. The British Library copy is identical with ours even to the paper stock, except that the cloth grain is not quite vertical; that the sides have a plain ruled frame enclosing conventional ornaments, all blind, instead of the elaborate blocked frame present on our copy (the central, lettered, ornament being in both cases the same); and that the title-page bears a different address for Gall and Inglis (‘38 North Bridge'), and an extended imprint (‘London: Houlston & Stoneman, and Simpkin & Marshall'). Two states exist of this first issue: Miss Tucker's suggested title for the volume was ‘The White Shroud', and twenty copies appear to have been run off for her use with that title. These are bound in white cloth, the sides having a broad border of conventional ornaments, the central, lettered, ornament being similar in design but different in detail and, of course, with different lettering. The address on the title-page is given as ‘38 North Bridge', and there is no London imprint. A copy of this variant was inscribed by Miss Tucker to her mother on December 25th 1853. The present copy, with the 6, George Street adress, to which Gall & Inglis moved shortly after the publication of the volume, is evidently of the second issue.

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ANDERSON (Alexander ("Surfaceman").). Ballads and Sonnets. London, Macmillan and Co., 1879. The Right of Translation and Reproduction is Reserved. 4pp. text-paper advertisements at end, almost certainly printed conjugate with the two leaves of gathering ‘b', making up the half-sheet; pp.[xii]+199+[i (blank)]+[iv]; yellow-green patterned sand-grain cloth, ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, blocked with publisher's device and lettered gilt on front cover; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated grey-chocolate. Nice copy.

CBEL, III, p.327: poems in part reprinted from A Song of Labour (Dundee, 1873), and The Two Angels (1879), but with many new poems.

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A[NDREWS] (J.). The Coming of spring And other poems. Oxford: Printed for the Author by Geo. Bryan & Co., Ship Street, and sold By B.H. Blackwell, 50 & 51, Broad Street, 1898. Lge.post 8vo, 40pp., sewn as a single gathering; half-title not called for; title-page printed in red and black; quarter light blue coarse buckram, blue-grey board sides, printed in black on front cover; a.e. uncut. In general a nice copy.

Of the dated poems, the earliest was written in 1881. The volume is also seen in full cloth.

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ANONYMOUS. Benjamin D--. His little dinner. Illustrated by "Whew." Weldon & Co., 15, Wine Office Court, Fleet Street, 1876. Sq.royal 8vo; 4pp. publisher's avertisements, cr.8vo, on yellow paper, bound in at front; 4pp. integral commercial advertisements precede half-title, title, and Contents leaves, all with commercial or publisher's advertisements on verso; 10pp. Dedication, in verse, followed by leaf of integral commercial avertisements; 76pp. text, integral leaf of commercial advertisements, not included in the pagination, following p.72; 4pp. integral commercial advertisements followed by 4pp. inserted demy 8vo commercial advertisements at end; four inserted wood-engraved plates on plate paper, and numerous illustrations in the text; cream wrappers, cut flush, printed in colours outside, in black, with commercial advertisements, inside. Wrappers a little chipped and frayed; otherwise a very nice copy.

Sadleir, 3483. This copy lacks the loose insert on green paper called for by Sadleir. A mixture of prose and verse.

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ANONYMOUS. Come Lasses and Lads. Castell Brothers, London. New York - E. & J.B. Young & Co. Printed in Bavaria, N.D. [1889]. Sm.12mo gathered in half-sheets, 24pp. not paginated, printed lithographically in colour throughout, the full-colour illustrations, mostly full-page, without a key-plate; full-colour vignette title-page, and numerous illustrations, eleven in full-colour, the rest in flesh and grey-green; quarter diagonally-fine-ribbed dark lime-green cloth, highly glazed cream boards, the front board printed lithographically in full-colour; end-papers coated sage-green. Very slight creasing to a few small corners; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

A well-designed and rather beautiful book, with excellent illustrations. The title-page bears a monogram, ‘PABJ', which we have been unable to attribute. Osborne Collection, p.57; Gamuchian, 1821; COPAC lists the Oxford, Cambridge, and British Library copies only.

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ANONYMOUS. Beeton's Christmas Annual Thirtenth season. The coming k---. [Index to contents]. Published by Ward, Lock, and Tyler, N.D. [1872]. Roy.8vo; ‘Beeton's Christmas Annual Advertiser', 8pp., of which p[7] is the title-page, reading as above; text of the Annual pp.[1]-[79]; pp.[80], [93]-[96] (commercial advertisements); wood-engraved card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in colours, inside in black, with commercial advertisements on inside and back covers; t.e. uncut; issued without end-papers or half-title. All the inserted advertisements, and the integral advertisements on pp.[81]-[92] have been removed from this copy, together with the text of the last article (‘Woman's Rights'); otherwise a very good copy.

Sadleir, 3477. The first volume in ‘The Coming K---' series, and the only one to be published along with other matter to form an Annual issue. "Henceforward the popularity of the satires justified each one in standing alone." Of ‘The Coming K---' Sadleir remarks: "The poem is in the form of a parody of ‘Idylls of the King', with such dispiriting sub-titles as ‘Heraint and Shenid' and ‘Loosealot and Delaine'. The Prince of Wales appears as ‘Guelpho'." The series as a whole were "notorious, enormously successful and often insulting satires on Queen Victoria, the Prince of Wales, the Court, the Ministers and the hangers-on-to-Royalty in general." A f'cap 8vo edition of ‘The Coming K---' alone was produced, in ‘a few copies for private circulation', uniform with the current edition of Tennyson's ‘Idylls', these being dated 1873, and advertised subsequently by Weldon and Co., publisher's of the rival series of annuals "by the author's of ‘The Coming K---'", which appeared after Beeton's apparent split with Ward, Lock in December, 1874. A copy of that edition has been observed bearing on the title-page an inscription: ‘From the author / Aglon A. Dowty'. Dowty was author of ‘The Works of the Immortal Smiff', a series also published by Weldons - and he may conceivably have been sole author of the title piece in the Annual, that forming only about half the contents of the whole.

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ANONYMOUS. Weldon's Christmas annual. Fifth season. Dizzi-ben-dizzi; Or, The orphan of Bagdad. [Contents]. With five full-page and numerous other illustrations. Weldon & Co., 9, Southampton Street, Strand, 1878. Sq.roy.8vo; pp.[1-4] commercial advertisements; pp.[i]-[xii] half-title, title, Introductory and Dedicatory matter, pp.[ii], [iv], [xi-xii] being commercial advertisements; pp.[1]-62 text, p.[59] being commercial advertisements; pp.[63-78] commercial and publisher's advertisements, pp.[65-66], [69-70] being occupied by an advertising poem; narrow lge.post 8vo card advertisement for Chas. Baker & Co., printed in red and black, bound in after title leaf; leaf of lilac paper bearing Kay & Richardson's advertisement bound in between pp.40-41; two wood engraved plates; other illustrations, including three full-page, on text-paper; stabbed, sewn, and pasted into thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in red, black, and blue, on inside wrappers in black, with commercial advertisements on inside and back covers; issued without end-papers. Wrappers a little chipped at head and tail of spine; otherwise a very nice copy.

A rare title, unknown to Sadleir, who attempted to amass a complete set of ‘The Coming K---' series and its derivatives. This title, though not avowedly by ‘the authors of The Coming K--', Beeton being by now dead, was issued as the fifth in the series of Weldon's Annuals, following on from ‘Jon Duan', ‘Edward VII', ‘Benjamin D---', and ‘Pan The Pilgrim', in the same format, and with a similar style of content, and is clearly part of the main sequence. The engravings in this volume are of a far higher quality than those in the earlier annuals.

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ANONYMOUS. A Dream Quest. A poem In the stanza of Spencer [sic]. Truslove & Hanson, 1898. Double f'cap 8vo; vignette title-page printed in red and black; woodcut headpieces, and leaf with small woodcut vignette; quarter ivory buckram lettered gilt on spine, drab cloth sides. A near fine copy.

A reply to James Thomson's ‘The City of Dreadful Night'.

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ANONYMOUS. Ducks And Green peas; Or, the Newcastle rider. A Farce of one Act. Founded on fact. To which is added, [LUND (John).]. The Newcastle rider. A tale in rhyme. Alnwick: Printed and sold by W. Davison, 1827. 32pp. (paged [3]-34), 12mo, in half-sheets ([A]5, B6, C5: A1 and C6, which are lacking, having served as paste-down end-papers, the former bearing the frontispiece on the verso, the latter being blank) woodcut vignette on title, woodcut tail-piece to first work, both by Bewick; saddle sewn, but also stabbed and sewn into plain pale grey paper wrappers, at a later date. Apart from the faults noted, a fine copy.

Set in Harrogate. The second work was published originally in 1785. First edition of the first work, and the first edition with these illustrations. Bewick Collector, 476, calling for four cuts, but this is misleading, since the title-page cut was repeated on the original drab wrappers, and thereby counted twice.

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ANONYMOUS. Edward the seventh. A Play On the past and present times With a view to the future. Illustrated By double-page and whole-page cartoons of suggestive scenes, And a Treble-page Frontispiece, presenting the Portraits of the authors of "The Coming K---". [Index of Scenes; and Dramatis Personae]. Published for the Proprietors, at 40, Bedford Street, Covent Garden, 1876. Sq.roy.8vo; pp.[1-6] commercial advertisements, p.[5] being also the half-title; p.[6] title-page; p.[7] commercial advertisements; pp.[i]-iv Prologue; pp.[1]-90 text (the last half page being occupied by an advert- isement); pp.[91]-92 commercial advertisements; three very large folding wood-engraved plates, four other plates, and other illustrations on text paper; cr.8vo leaf printed in colour advertising Nye's mincing machines bound in between pp.4-5; 4pp. cr.8vo insert of thin paper advertising Norton's Camomile Pills bound in between pp.36-37; stabbed, sewn, and pasted into thin card wrappers, printed in colours on front wrapper, with commercial advertisements in black on back and inside wrappers; issued without end-papers. Paper covering of spine a little chipped; otherwise a very nice copy.

Sadleir, 3482, but without the Weldon insert present in the Sadleir copy. It has almost certainly never been present here.

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ANONYMOUS. [On cover:] Faust and Phisto. [On title-page:] Beeton's Christmas Annual. Sixteenth season. [Contents]. Published by Ward, Lock, & Tyler, Warwick House, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1875]. Roy.8vo; pp.viii (i-vi, and viii commercial advertisements, p.vii title-page); pp.1-96 text, pp.97-120 commercial advertisements, including an advertising feature on pp.98-100; half-title not called for; wood engraved illustrations in text; 2pp. yellow paper advertising Fox, Chemist, Stratford, followed by 8pp. demy 8vo Ward, Lock catalogue dated 1875, 4pp.lge.demy.8vo Cassell, Petter & Galpin advertisements, and slip of grey paper advertising Queen Insurance Co., bound in after title leaf; 8pp. demy 8vo Ward, Lock, & Tyler catalogue bound in between pp.32-33; white wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black, blue, and red, inside in black, the back and inside covers bearing commercial advertisements; t.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Paper covering of spine chipped at head and tail; many small corners creased; otherwise nice.

Sadleir, 3481.

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ANONYMOUS. Fifteenth season. Beeton's Christmas Annual. The Fijiad. English nights entertainments By An author of the Siliad. And others. Ward, Lock, and Tyler, N.D. [1874]. Sq.roy.8vo; original coloured pictorial wrappers, a little foxed and very slightly dusty; front wrapper just a little chipped at upper corners, paper of spine badly chipped; otherwise an unusually nice copy of a work that is now scarce in its original state.

Sadleir 3479 lists this title, but the copy he describes differs in make-up from the one we offer here, his copy being evidently of a later issue. Our copy is made up as follows: ‘Beeton's Christmas Annual Advertiser', p.i-viii, 97-120; pp.1-96 consists of text of ‘The Fijiad', preceded by inserted frontispiece. This copy is without the 20pp. inserted advertisements in a variety of smaller formats included after p.viii in the Sadleir copy, and they have certainly never in fact been present here. P.vii, as in the Sadleir copy is a title/index page, but here to ‘Beeton's Christmas Annual Fifteenth season', the words ‘The Fijiad', apparently present in Sadleir's copy, being absent here. P.v., headed likewise ‘Beeton's Christmas Annual' carries a notice dated November 25th, 1874: ‘In Chancery. Ward & Lock v. S.O. Beeton. His Honour, the Vice-Chancellor . . . has this day ordered that the Defendant be restrained . . . from publishing, issuing, or circulating . . . any advertisement . . . calculated to lead to the belief that the defendant is interested or concerned in any annual book or publication other than "Beeton's Christmas Annual," so published from year to year by the Plaintiffs . . . or that the Defendant's connection with the Plaintiff's firm is terminated . . . ". This notice is not mentioned by Sadleir, and it is evident from his comments on Beeton's rival volume, ‘Jon Duan', that it was not present in his copy, since its contents would have obviated the necessity of his speculations concerning the split between Beeton and Ward, Lock. Such a notice would, of course, have become redundant once ‘Jon Duan' had actually appeared. Pp.98, 100, and 102 in the present copy are devoted to an editorial advertising feature, whilst p.105 does not carry an advertisement, but a full-page engraving evidently inserted as a ‘filler' whilst further advertisements were being sought. None of this is noted by Sadleir, whose copy may have had straightforward advertisements throughout. P.107 in our copy is devoted to a book published by E. Moxon, Son & Co., at this point still operating as an independent firm. Among the inserted advertisements in the Sadleir copy are some for Moxon's "now handled by Ward, Lock". Eleven of the last twelve pages of the present copy are devoted to Ward, Lock advertisements - which suggests perhaps inadequate advertising support; whilst the presence of a number of advertisements headed ‘Christmas Presents' is evidence of an early date of issue. Sadleir makes no mention of such date-evidence, and his copy was more than amply supplied with advertisements.

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ANONYMOUS. Finis; Or, Coelebs and the Modern Sphinx. By The authors of "The Coming K---." Illustrated with Seven full-page Engravings. London: Goubaud & Son, 39 & 40, Bedford Street, Covent Garden, 1877. Sq.roy.8vo; pp.[i-iv]; [vi]; [83-88] commercial advertisements; p.[v], title-page; pp.[vii-viii] memorial verses; pp.[1]-80 text; pp.81-82 bearing a poem incorporating commercial advert- isements; half-title not called for; wood-engraved portrait of Beeton, and six other inserted plates signed CH; one inserted leaf of advertisements, printed in red and black, and advertising the parts issue of "The Social Zoo"; one demy 8vo leaf of yellow paper bearing commercial advertisements bound in after title leaf; stabbed, sewn, and pasted into thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in red and black, inside in black, and with commercial advertisements on inside and back wrappers; issued without end-papers. Slight wear to paper at head and tail of backstrip, and wrappers just a little marked; otherwise a fine copy. Rare.

Sadleir expresses uncertainty as to the completeness of his run of ‘The Coming K---' series, and his collection does not include this volume, of which he had obviously never heard. Avowedly the last of the series (though in fact not), it comments on the failure of its authors to produce a volume in the previous season, stating that one was written but not brought out, and that this was the first year since the series started in which no volume had appeared. This seems to suggest that ‘Edward VII', recorded by Sadleir as issued in 1876, was in fact published for Christmas 1875, but dated ahead. Sadleir records no issue for 1875. According to a notice on the cover, the present volume was "published for the benefit of the children of the late S.O. Beeton". It includes parodies of Longfellow, Patmore, Swinburne, Chaucer, and several of Tennyson, including an extended parody of Maud. The advertisement for "The Social Zoo" in this context leads one on to interesting speculations as to the possible authorship of ‘The Coming K---' series, to which it appears it was to bear a familial similarity. The authors as there named are E.C. Grenville Murray, J. Ashby Sterry, F.C. Burnand, H. Sutherland Edwards, George Augustus Sala, Charles Townley, and E. Dyne Fenton.

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ANONYMOUS. Everybody's Christmas Annual. Hell upon earth: Or, The bard and the demon. A romaunt of the times. Illustrated by R. Prowse, Junior. E. Head, 10, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, E.C., N.D. [1877]. Double cr.8vo; half-title not called for; commercial advertisement on verso of title leaf; Preface leaf and Index leaf blank on verso; numerous wood engraved illustrations on text-paper; white wrappers, cut flush, printed in full-colour on front wrapper, on inside wrapper with commercial advertisements in black; issued without end-papers. Disbound from a volume, and lacking the spine and back wrapper; otherwise a fine copy.

An unrecorded Annual, evidently a derivative of ‘The Coming K---' series, designated on the drop head to p.[7] ‘Third season'. The publisher, the illustrator, the format, and the advertisers on the inside front wrapper are the same as in ‘The Vacant Throne' by Oswald Allan, issued in 1877 - and we suspect that he may also have been the author of this Annual. The hypothesis is given some support by the fact that almost the only thing praised (we might almost say ‘puffed') in the several sections of the lengthy title work is the theatre - and particularly the music hall. Allan was a music hall performer who wrote and acted his own ‘pantomimes'. ‘Hell Upon Earth', in verse, occupies pp.[3]-58; a short story in prose, ‘Through Fire and Water; Or, Circumstances alter cases', pp.59-64; a poem, ‘Tim Doolan's Wedding', pp.65-66; Riddles, Conundrums, and two short illustrated pieces, the remainder. Apart from the back wrapper, we believe the volume as it stands to be complete. The presence of the two early blanks suggests a shortage of advertisers, and that additional advertisement leaves at the end would not be called for.

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ANONYMOUS. Henley. A Poem. Henley-on-thames: Printed by and for Hickman and Stapledon; And sold by Simpkin and Marshall, Stationers' Hall Court, Ludgate-Street, London, 1827. Narrow cr.8vo in half sheets; half-title not called for; large folding engraved topographical frontispiece; errata on verso of final leaf of text; final blank; pp.viii+[78]+[ii]; pale green boards printed in black, the back cover bearing publisher's advertisements. Nice copy.

Includes twelve pages of notes relating to the district, including an account of the murder of Mr. Blandy by his daughter in 1742, and her subsequent execution.

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ANONYMOUS. Iphigenia in Tauris. From the German of Goethe. With Original poems. Privately printed, [Liverpool,] 1851. Lge.12mo, printed in half sheets; half-title not called for; ‘L'envoy' leaf at end; pp.[iv]+200+[ii (a single inset)]; bright red morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Covers slightly worn; free end-papers removed; the text, however, nice.

Printed in Liverpool, though the Preface is dated from Sidmouth. A number of leaves bear ms. corrections and alterations, presumably in the hand of the author.

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ANONYMOUS. Jon Duan: A Twofold Journey With Manifold Purposes. By the authors of "The Coming K-" and "The Siliad." Sq.roy.8vo, Weldon & Co., 1874. An unusually nice copy of a delicate work that is now extremely scarce in original state.

Sadlier 3480 lists this title, but the copy he describes differs considerably both in content and make-up from the one we offer, his, which bore press extracts dated January 1875, being evidently a later, and possibly expurgated, edition. Our copy is made up as follows: Jon Duan Advertisements, 6pp. unfoliated, of which p.5 is the title-page to Jon Duan; p.i-v Dedicatory Poem; p.vi Notes to Canto the First (and to the Dedicatory Poem); pp.1-87 text of Jon Duan; pp.84-94 Spinnings in Town by The Silkworm (a poem); vii-xxxii Jon Duan Advertisements, except for the first leaf bearing on the rectos a series of full-page engravings after Dore and others ‘Reduced by Gillotype Process'. In addition, four full-page illustrations printed in two colours on a heavier paper are tipped-in. Sadleir's copy carried fewer, and probably different, advertisements (some of those in our copy relating specifically to Christmas), press reviews not present in our copy, and had the coloured illustrations printed on text-paper (and hence included in the pagination, with the consequent loss of 4pp. of text); it lacked the two sets of notes, the poem ‘Spinnings in Town', and (probably) the Gillotype Process engravings. Sadleir comments, with reference to his copy: "It is evident from the Press extracts . . . that there was a row in Beeton's (Ward, Lock's) office over the scurrility of the ‘Authors of the Coming K-'. Beeton personally split from the outraged Ward, Lock, & Tyler, perforce leaving them the title ‘Beeton's Annual', but stating that he would start an annual of his own. . . . On the eve of its publication ‘a gigantic financier' threatened libel proceedings if the satirical poem appeared, and W.H. Smith in alarm asked to be relieved of their order of 10,400 copies. Weldon went ahead with publication (whether after expurgation or not is not stated) and declared in a letter to the South Durham Herald, herein quoted, that they were on January 15, 1875 ‘marching on to 250,000 copies without a symptom of slackness in the Sale'." The make-up of the British Library copy, as far as it has survived (it lacks the covers and most of the advertisements), agrees with that here offered.

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ANONYMOUS. Kisses; Being An English translation in verse Of The basia Of Joannes Secundus Nicolaius. Accompanied with The original Latin text. To which is prefixed, An Essay On the life and writings of Secundus. [And an original poem ‘after the Manner of Secundus.']. Printed for J. Nunn, No.48, Great Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, 1803. Half-title not called for; fine engraved frontispiece and title-page vignette by Picart (from the original plates of 1730), on plate-paper; pink boards, paper spine-label; uncut edges. Boards a little marked, paper of spine slightly cracking, and chipped a trifle at head-band; blank margin of one leaf torn; otherwise a fine copy internally.

Includes ‘An Essay on the Life and Writings of Secundus', with a bibliographical retrospective of all the published editions, and also the ‘Epithalamium' reprinted from the 1731 edition. The text of the translation of the ‘Basia' is that of John Nott's edition of 1775. The present edition is not in the British Library Catalogue, the 1803 edition recorded there being inferior.

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ANONYMOUS. The lady of Bayonne: An opera in one act. Produced at the Opera House, Cheltenham, by the Author and Composer, February, 1897. Cheltenham, John Darter, Suffolk Road, N.D. [1897]. F'cap 4to format, sewn as a single sixteen leaf gathering; half-title not called for; final blank; pp.viii+22+[ii]; brown bubble-grain cloth ruled and up-lettered gilt on spine; sprinkled edges. Slight wear to cloth at head of spine, but a nice copy.

Based on Gilbert Parker's sketch ‘The Baron of Beaugard'. The binding is contemporary, but it is impossible to guess whether the volume were so issued or whether the title-leaf and final blank originally served instead of wrappers. Presumably the printing was extremely small.

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ANONYMOUS. The Lady of Lipari: A poem In Three Cantos. Henry S. King & Co., 1875. F'cap 8vo; pp.[viii (paged vi)]+144; blank before half-title; diagonally fine ribbed green cloth, ruled black on sides, blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled black and gilt, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated brown. Slight general wear to spine; ownership stamp of the Cambridge Union on two leaves, their bookplate with ‘withdrawn' stamp on front end-paper, and presentation label recording the book as the gift of the author; otherwise a nice copy.



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ANONYMOUS. The Lord of Burghley. A play. In five acts. E. Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1845. Lge.post 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.80; finely bound in contemporary green full morocco, blind and gilt, a.e.g., oil-marbled end-papers, by W. Nutt. A nice copy.

Not in the British Library Catalogue, or Halkett and Laing.

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ANONYMOUS. Mary Stuart, A tragedy, From the German of Schiller, A new translation; Also The plain of Dura From the Third chap. of Daniel. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman; And John Stanfield, Wakefield, 1833. Demy 8vo in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.[2]+[VI]+208; five line errata slip tipped in at end; light drab boards; top- and fore- edges uncut. Early rebacked somewhat crudely with drab paper; otherwise a nice copy.

Printed in Wakefield. The title-page was printed as part of the final gathering. Both pieces are in verse.

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ANONYMOUS. Original poetry. On Sentimental, Theological, Moral, And Political subjects. By a self-taught shaker of dry bones. Price 2s. 6d. Rye: Printed and published by I. Parsons, High street, 1855. Cr.8vo, printed in half-sheets; pp.viii+144+[ii]+[vi]; half-title not called for; Contents leaf followed by 6pp. publisher's advertisements at end; brown morocco cloth blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover; end-papers coated yellow. A good copy.

Not in Halkett and Laing or the British Library Catalogue.

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ANONYMOUS. Pan the pilgrim: A vision of judgment. By the Authors of "Benjamin D---" [Contents]. With numerous illustrations. Weldon & Co., 15, Wine Office Court, Fleet Street, 1877. Sq.roy.8vo; pp.[1-4] commercial advertisements; pp.[i]-[viii] half-title, title, and Dedication, pp.[ii], [iv], [vii-viii] being commercial advertisements; pp.[1]-68 text; pp.[69]-[84] commercial and trade advertisements, pp.[70]-74 being occupied by an advertising poem; 4pp. med.8vo advertisements on cream paper for Darlow & Co. bound in between pp.24-25; slip of pale blue paper advertising Dome Black Lead bound between pp.32-33; slip of pale blue paper advertising Fry's chocolate bound in between pp.40-41; two full page wood engravings on plate paper, and numerous illustrations, some full page, on text-paper; stabbed, and sewn into thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front in black, blue, and red, on inside and back wrappers with commercial advertisements in black; t.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Paper covering of spine slightly chipped at head and tail; otherwise a fine, unopened copy.

Sadleir, 3484, but a more complete copy than Sadleir's, which only had the second of the three inserted advertisements.

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ANONYMOUS. Patricius: His religious progress. In Three Parts. Williams and Norgate, 14, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London; And 20, South Frederick Street, Edinburgh, 1892. Half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+140; navy blue buckram ruled and blocked blind on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Ownership stamp removed from title-page leaving slight thinning; otherwise a fine unopened copy of a handsome book.



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ANONYMOUS. Poems. Liverpool: Edward Howell, Church Street, 1859. F'cap 8vo; pp.[xiii]+[240]; half-title not called for; royal blue morocco cloth, elaborately ruled and blocked gilt on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated lemon. Text foxed, and with some light pencil notes; otherwise a fine copy. Rare.

A superb example of contemporary decorated cloth, unusual on a volume such as this.

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ANONYMOUS. Beeton's Christmas Annual, Fourteenth season. The Siliad Or the Siege of the seats. By the Authors of "The Coming K---." [Contents.] Published by Ward, Lock, & Tyler, Warwick House, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1873]. Roy.8vo; pp.i-viii, and [x], commercial advertisements; p.[ix] title-page; pp.[xi-xii] Prologue; pp.[9]-97 text; p.98 advertising feature; pp.[99-100] commercial advertisements; pp.ix-xxii, xxvii-xxxii commercial advertisements interspersed with space-filler engravings; 4pp. Edgington & Co. advertisements on orange paper, tipped in before p.i of Advertiser; 4pp. cr.8vo Cassell, Petter, and Galpin advertisements, followed by 4pp. cr.8vo Pavy's advertisements, printed in colour on p.1, and 4pp. Ward, Lock, and Tyler advertisements tipped in after Prologue; 4pp. demy 8vo advertisement for Norton's Camomile Pills tipped in before p.25; 4pp. demy 8vo advertisements for Ward, Lock, & Tyler, and Goubaud & Son, tipped in before p.57; 4pp. demy 8vo advertisements for John Brinsmead & Sons Pianoforte Manufacturers tipped inside back covers; one large folding plate printed in green and brown; other illustrations on text paper; white wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, blue, and red, on front, with commercial advertisements in red and black on back cover, and in black on inside covers; issued without end-papers. Paper of spine chipped at head and tail; pp.xv-xvi of the advertiser removed; two or three small corners turned; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir, 3478, the Sadleir copy not having the Brinsmead advertisements, but having pp.xxiii-xxvi of the advertiser present. These pages were never included in this copy.

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ANONYMOUS. [Drop head:] The Thunderstorm. N.D. [c.1880] One gathering, sm.cr.8vo; issued without prelims. or wrappers. Light dusting and marking throughout, but a nice copy.

Not traced in BLC or Reilly. Dated from the type-face used for the title, which looks late '70s or early '80s. Disappointingly inscribed on the upper margin of the first page: "To Mr. Walter McNicol / With the author's compliments". Possibly an offprint.

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ANONYMOUS. Timon, A play. Now first printed. Edited by The Rev. Alexander Dyce. Printed for the Shakespeare Society, 1842. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[viii]+95+[i (blank)]; later plain light drab wrappers. Fine copy.

A university play, perhaps cognate with Shakespeare's ‘Timon'. CBEL, I, p.663.

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ANONYMOUS. Wharfedale poems. By The Wharfedale poet. Leeds: D. Haigh, Printer & Publisher, Critic Office, 1870. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; pp.viii+112; dark red ripple grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover; end-papers coated deep yellow. Nice copy.



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ANSTEY (F.). Mr. Punch's Pocket Ibsen. A collection of some of the master's Best-known dramas Condensed, revised, and slightly Re-arranged for the benefit of the Earnest student. With illustrations by Bernard Partridge. London, William Heinemann, 1893. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and numerous illustrations on text-paper; 4pp. integral advertisements followed by 16pp. publisher's catalogue at end, dated March 1893; dark-green buckram lettered light green on spine and front cover, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle light green on back cover; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed. A nice copy.

The spine is lettered to resemble the same publisher's edition of Ibsen's plays. Turner 15. With the earliest advertisements.

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ANSTEY (F.). Mr. Punch's Pocket Ibsen. A collection of some of the master's Best-known dramas Condensed, revised, and slightly Re-arranged for the benefit of the Earnest student. With illustrations by Bernard Partridge. London, William Heinemann, 1893. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and numerous illustrations on text-paper; 4pp. integral advertisements followed by 16pp. publisher's catalogue at end, dated August 1893; dark-green buckram lettered light green on spine and front cover, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle light green on back cover; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed. A nice copy.

The spine is lettered to resemble the same publisher's edition of Ibsen's plays. Turner 15, noting no variants. In fact the second issue, copies also being known with a March catalogue.

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ANTHOLOGY. As thy days So shall Thy strength Be." [sic] Illustrated by Fred Hines. London: Ernest Nister, 24, St. Bride Street E.C.. Printed at Nuremberg, N.D. [1887]. Double cr.8vo, gathered as two sixes and a four, not paginated; printed throughout lithographically, in colour; quarter diagonally-fine-ribbed dark blue cloth, glazed boards; back board printed with publisher's monogram device, front board with illustration in full colour; end-papers coated blackish green. Slight shelf-wear to lower edges of boards, but virtually a fine copy in a torn dust-wrapper with a large piece missing from the (blank) pack panel, and a small chip to the front panel. none of the damage touching the printed area.

Biblical texts, with associated poems. Most of the poems are anonymous, but among the authors identified are Helen J. Wood, Adelaide A. Procter, and E. Nesbit. Edith Nesbit being a regular contributor to Nister publications, it is not impossible that others also are by her. The National Library of Scotland listing says [1889] for this volume, a date which is somewhat doubtingly followed by Cambridge. The American edition, published by Dutton, was dated 1887, however, and the book is clearly of British origin.

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ANTHOLOGY. Ballads of Books Edited by Andrew Lang. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1888. F'cap 8vo; title-page printed in red and black; final blank; bevelled blue buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; end-papers coated sea green. Nice copy.

Based loosely on an American anthology of the same title edited by Brander Matthews, this edition drops a number of poems, chiefly by Lang, and adds a good few more, including translations from the Latin, French, and Swedish by Lang, and by Edmund Gosse. A number of poems, by Lang, W.H. Pollock, Graham R. Tomson, Edmund Gosse, Frederick Locker, Cosmo Monkhouse, Austin Dobson, etc., are here first printed. Also included are poems by R.L. Stevenson, the Earl of Lytton, Charles Tennyson Turner, and work by earlier writers such as Jonson, Herrick, Vaughan, and Robert Burns. Matthews American Preface is preserved, subjoined to a further Preface by Andrew Lang.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Bentley ballads: A Selection Of the Choice ballads, songs, &c., contributed to "Bentley's Miscellany." Edited By Dr. Doran, Author of "Lives of the Queens of the House of Hanover," &c. With four ballads contributed by the editor. Richard Bentley, 1858. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; engraved title page by George Cruikshank, on plate-paper; letterpress title-page; pp.[viii]+408; maroon morocco cloth blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated deep fawn. Cloth slightly chipped at head and tail of spine, and over joints, though the binding is still sound; engraved title foxed, with some offsetting onto letterpress title; otherwise a nice copy.

Among the contributors are Thomas Love Peacock, Frederick Locker, and Samuel Lover.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Book Of the Rhymers' Club. Elkin Mathews At the sign of the Bodley Head, 1892. Blank leaf and limitation leaf before half-title page; title printed in black and red; final blank; salmon-orange buckram, paper label; a.e. uncut; white end-papers. A very good copy. Scarce.

One of a total edition of 450 copies. Includes poems by Dowson, Lionel Johnson, Le Galliene, Victor Plarr, Ernest Radford, Ernest Rhys, Arthur Symons, W.B. Yeats, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Book-song: An Anthology of poems of books and Bookmen from modern authors. Edited by Gleeson White. Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1893. F'cap 8vo; series title with woodcut device on recto precedes title-page printed in black and red; half-title not called for; last leaf of Index with woodcut device on verso, followed by integral blank; pp.xviii+[188]; bevelled deep olive green buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers printed with pattern of dog-daisies in green. Spine a trifle dull; otherwise a fine copy.

Includes poems by T.B. Aldrich, John Kendrick Bangs, Lewis Carroll, Emily Dickinson, Austin Dobson, Eugene Field, Richard Garnett, Edmund Gosse, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Andrew Lang, Richard Le Gallienne, Lionel Johnson, Justin Huntley McCarthy, Cosmo Monkhouse, William Morris, Ernest Rhys, Ernest Radford, William Sharp, Robert Louis Stevenson, A.C. Swinburne, Graham R. Tomson, Theodore Watts, Oscar Wilde, etc., many of them here first collected, or, like the two Wilde poems, first published. Mason, p.475; Murray, pp.92-3; Blanck, 717. Issued as a volume of ‘The Book-Lover's Library' under the general editorship of Henry B. Wheatley.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Charter house Play Or Bubble and squeak. Dedicated without permission To the Redv. A.P. Saunders. D.D. F.R.S And the other masters Of the Charter House. Composed by King, Nicholson, J. Russell, & Venables, No place [Godalming,] N.D. 1845]. Sm.cr.8vo; engraved title-page; pp.[72]; quarter ripple-grain pink cloth, lilac boards, cut flush, printed on front board in black. Cloth of spine defective, and end-papers cracking; otherwise a nice copy.

The title-page is subscribed ‘E.A.H.L. inv. et sculpsit: 1844', the half-title reads: ‘Bubble & sqveak: Or, The Charter-hovse play: Together with Lays, Lyrics, Ballads & Poems, All relating to the Charter-hovse, And All composed by Carthvsians. Now first collected by E.A.H.L. Charter-hovse: Jvly ye 10th, 1844. One of the poems, however, is dated ‘July 1845', whilst another is post August, 1844, and we have therefore assumed 1845 as the correct date of the volume. The play is the work of the four authors given, the added poems are by a variety of old and present Carthusians, and date from 1801 onwards. The editor, ‘E.A.H.L.', is said to have been Sir Edmund Anthony Harley Lechmere.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Children's treasury Of Lyrical poetry. Selected and arranged with notes by Francis Turner Palgrave. Complete in one volume. Macmillan and Co., 1876. Sm.f'cap 8vo; cancel title-page; integral advertisement leaf, followed by 6pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end; yellow green buckram, ruled blind on back cover, black on front cover and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram device and lettered, gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated milk chocolate. Front cover very lightly dampstained, end-papers more so; slight scattered foxing; a nice copy, nonetheless, of a scarce book.

First edition, second issue, being the first one volume issue, and the first appearance of the collection under this title. Originally published in two 1s. parts, with titles dated 1875, as ‘The Children's Treasury of English Song.' Described by the publisher as 18mo, though in fact gathered in eights.

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ANTHOLOGY. Chinese Poetry in English Verse [translated] by Herbert A. Giles M.A.; LL.D (Aberd.) Professor of Chinese in the University of Cambridge. London, Bernard Quaritch; Shanghai, Kelly & Walsh, Ld., 1898. Title-page printed in red and black; advertisement leaf of other works by Giles present at end. Contemporary half purple calf, very slightly worn at the joints, and just a little faded and discoloured; contrasting labels, gilt-ruled panels on spine; gilt rules on sides; monochromatic marbled end-papers: a pleasantly restrained binding in good condition; t.e.g., other edges uncut; internally an extremely fine copy. Very scarce.

Finely printed on hand-made paper at Leyden by E.J. Brill. The title-page and Index are given in Roman and Chinese characters.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Christmas Star. By The Marquis of Lorne, Gertrude Moore, and Edith Prince. Illustrations by A.M. Clausen, Fanny Bowers, J. Mc.Intyre, W.J. Webb, Charles Noakes, And Florence Prince. Raphael Tuck & Sons, London, Paris, and New York. Printed at the Fine Art Works in Saxony, N.D. [c.1893]. Post 16mo; one half-sheet of thick paper sewn as a single gathering with brown thread between two leaves of thinner paper; printed lithographically throughout in full-colour, without a key-plate; half-title not called for; illustrated title-page, four full-colour illustrations in the text (three of them full-page), and numerous decorations; presentation leaf, printed on verso only, precedes title-page, conjugate blank at end; quarter white morocco cloth, glazed greenish cream boards printed lithographically in full colour; a.e.g.; floral paste-downs printed in grey-green; issued without free end-papers. Scattered light pin-head foxing; otherwise a fine copy in a dust-wrapper with several small chips about the edges, preserved in a loose paper-backed plastic chemise. Apparently rare.

A Juvenile Christmas book. We have dated it from the style of the imprint, which was certainly in use between 1892 and 1894, though it was purchased with a few similar books that all dated from 1889, so it might in fact have been a little earlier. Not in either COPAC or WorldCat, and no other copy in fact traceable.

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ANTHOLOGY. A Collection of Poems. 1870. London, Printed by C. Herbert, Lupus-St., Pimlico. Lge. f'cap 8vo, printed in half-sheets on pale buff toned paper; half-title not called for; delightful lithographic title-page, on text-paper, preceded by blank; letterpress title-page; pp.[ii]+76; dark brown patterned sand grain cloth, blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover; a.e.g.; text-paper end-papers. In general a very good copy. Rare.

According to the brief Introduction, dated April, 1870, and signed E.C., the poems in the volume "written by several kind friends and relations, some of whom have passed from us, are now collected and printed for the purpose of aiding the Funds towards additions to the Church and School at Hedgerley." Contributions are mostly anonymous, or identified only by initials, but among those acknowledged or more or less easily identifiable are J. Byron, M.A., Sir George Dallas, Lady Maria Nugent, and, apparently, G.P.R. James. The dates of the poems run from the 1840s onwards.

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ANTHOLOGY. A Collection Of Poems, Chiefly manuscript, And From living authors. Edited for the benefit of a friend, By Joanna Baillie. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-row, 1823. Med.8vo; pp.xliv+330; contemporary half-calf, marbled boards. Corners worn, and calf a litle rubbed over joints; boards rubbed and a little peeled; scattered light foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

Contents include a one act play in verse by Sir Walter Scott, Bart. (‘Mac Duff's Cross'), poems by William Sotheby, Thomas Campbell, Robert Southey, William Wordsworth, The Rev. G. Crabbe, Mrs. Barbauld, Samuel Rogers, Mrs. Hemans, The Rev. W.L. Bowles, Miss Anna Maria Porter, the editor, Mrs. Grant, of Laggan, The Rev. H. Milman, etc., most of them apparently here first printed. In this copy three ms. corrections have been made in pencil: to the list of Subscribers' Names on pp.[ix] and xix, ‘10 copies' after Boyd Alexander, Esq., and ‘5 copies' after Richard Duppa, Esq., and on p.24 at l.6 ‘sinless' for ‘simple' in the poem by Wiliam Sotheby.

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ANTHOLOGY. Early English Text Society, a collection of publications, as under: 1. Early English Alliterative Poems, In the West-midland dialect Of the Fourteenth century [The Pearl; Cleanness; Patience]. Copied and edited from a unique manuscript in the library of the British Museum. With an Introduction, notes, and glossarial index. By Richard Morris. Published for the Early English Text Society, By Trubner & Co., 1864. BOUND WITH: 2. Arthur; A short sketch of his life and history In English verse Of the first half of the fifteenth century. Copied and edited from the Marquis of Bath's Ms. By Frederick J. Furnival. Published for the Early English Text Society, By Trubner & Co., 1864. BOUND WITH: Ane Compendious and breve tractate Concernyng ye Office and Dewtie of Kyngis, Spirituall Pastoris, and temporall iugis. Laitlie compylit be William Lauder, For the faithful instructioun of kyngis and prencis. Edited by Fitzedward Hall. Published for the Early English Text Society, by Trubner & Co., 1864. BOUND WITH: 4. Sir Gawayne and The Green Knight: An Alliterative romance-poem, (Ab. 1320-30 A.D.). By the author of Early English Alliterative Poems. Re-edited from Cotton Ms. Nero, A.X., in the British Museum, By Richard Morris. Published for the Early English Text Society, By Trubner & Co., 1864. Four volumes in one, contemporary half green morocco, green cloth sides, marbled end-papers; t.e.g. Leather here and there a little rubbed, otherwise fine.



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ANTHOLOGY. Echoes From the Oxford Magazine Being Reprints of seven years. Oxford: 116 High Street; London: Henry Froude, Amen Corner, E.C., 1890. Sq.8vo; pp.viii+180; quarter parchment, cerise buckram sides, ruled gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover; a.e. uncut. Parchment foxed and darkened, and sides slightly mottled; otherwise a nice copy.

Contributors identified include R.L. Binyon, A.D. Godley, C.E. Montague, A.T. Quiller-Couch, and A. Sidgwick.

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ANTHOLOGY. Elfin music: an antho-Logy of English fairy Poetry. Selected and Arranged, with an intro-Duction, by Arthur Edward Waite. Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, 1888. Demy 16mo, in half sheets; printed throughout in red and black; pp.[xxxvi]+273+[i (blank)]+[10 (integral advertisements)]; light brown buckram, ruled and blocked black and gilt, lettered black and light brown through gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. red; end-papers coated milk chocolate. Spine rubbed; otherwise a fine copy.

The scarcer of the two bindings, and almost certainly the primary one. Issued as a volume of The Canterbury Poets under the general editorship of William Sharp, this title being the latest listed in the advertisements. Includes poems by Poe, Mrs. Hemans, Spenser, Jonson, L.E.L., Herrick, Hood, James Hogg, Philip Bourke Marston, William Allingham, Philip James Bailey, Lover, Mary Howitt, Mangan, Charles Mackay, R.H. Horne, Graham R. Tomson, Southey, S.T. Coleridge, etc., etc. Waite's Introduction ocupies pp.[ix]-xxxv.

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ANTHOLOGY. Elfin music: an antho-Logy of English fairy Poetry. Selected and Arranged, with an intro-Duction, by Arthur Edward Waite. Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, 1888. Demy 16mo, in half sheets; printed throughout in red and black; pp.[xxxvi]+273+[i (blank)]+[10 (integral advertisements)]; dark purple buckram, paper spine label printed in black and red; a.e. uncut. Slight wear to cloth at head and tail of spine; spine label darkened and a trifle chipped; a very little scattered light dusting; in general a nice copy.

Variant binding, probably secondary. Issued as a volume of The Canterbury Poets under the general editorship of William Sharp, this title being the latest listed in the advertisements. Includes poems by Poe, Mrs. Hemans, Spenser, Jonson, L.E.L., Herrick, Hood, James Hogg, Philip Bourke Marston, William Allingham, Philip James Bailey, Lover, Mary Howitt, Mangan, Charles Mackay, R.H. Horne, Graham R. Tomson, Southey, S.T. Coleridge, etc., etc. Waite's Introduction ocupies pp.[ix]-xxxv.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Bodley [Head (represented visually)] Antholo[-]Gies: English epithalmies [Edited by] Robert H. Case. 1896, London: John Lane; Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co. Half/series title, text-paper vignette title, Index leaf, lengthy Introduction, List Of Omitted Epithalamia Written Before 1700, and List of [omitted] Epithalamia Published Since 1700, precede start of text; printer's imprint leaf at end (verso blank); pp.lx+198+[ii]; navy blue coarse linen blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, lettered navy blue through gilt on front cover; t.e.g., others uncut. Nice copy.

A comprehensive bibliography of the subject up until the date of publication, as well as a considerable anthology. One of the more uncommon Bodley Head titles, issued as the first volume in the series ‘The Bodley Head Anthologies'.

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ANTHOLOGY. English Lyrics: A Collection of English poetry Of the present day. Arranged by the Rev. Robert H. Baynes, M.A., Editor of the "Lyra Anglicana". Houlston and Wright, 65, Paternoster Row, 1865. Imp.16mo in half sheets; wood-engraved frontispiece on text-paper, with tissue guard; wood-engraved initials and tailpieces throughout; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.xiv (not including frontispiece)+224+[ii]; bevelled sea-green buckram, ruled black, blocked matt and bright gilt, lettered sea-green through gilt, on sides, ruled black, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated very dark green; binder's ticket of ‘Burn. 37 & 38 Kirby St.' on back pastedown. Inscription dated ‘May 3rd 1865' on front end-paper; a nice copy.

A very scarce book, which we are tempted to describe as the first modern style anthology. Many of the poems included in the volume are here first published. Poets represented include ‘Owen Meredith', A[delaide]. A[nne]. Proctor, Right Rev. S[amuel]. Wilberforce, C[ecil]. F[rances]. Alexander, Rev C. [Tennyson] Turner, Most Rev. R[ichard]. C[henevix]. Trench, J[ean]. Ingelow, Very Rev. H[enry]. Alford, H[arriet]. B[eecher]. Stowe, Sir E[dward]. B[ulwer]. Lytton, C[hristina]. Rossetti, C.K[?ingsley]., A[rthur]. H[ugh]. Clough, Isa Craig, Lord Houghton, Mary Howitt, Rev. E.H. Plumtre, P[hilip]. J[ames]. Baily, etc., etc., many being represented by several poems.

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ANTHOLOGY. [Cover title:] Family Classical library. No.XXX: Hesiod, Bion and Moschus, Sappho, Musaeus, and Lycophron. London: Printed and published by A.J. Valpy, M.A., Red Lion Court, Fleet Street; And sold by all booksellers, MDCCCXXXII. Price Four Shillings and Sixpence. [Title-page:] Hesiod. Translated by C.A. Elton, Esq. Bion and Moschus, Sappho and Musaeus. By F. Fawkes, M.A. Lycophron. By Viscount Royston. London: Printed by A.J. Valpy, M.A., And sold by all booksellers, 1832. Pott 8vo; frontispiece engraved by Freeman on plate-paper, with tissue guard; pp.[xxiv]+288; 12pp. publisher's inserted advertisements bound in between front end-papers; olive green glazed sized cotton, ruled and lettered black on front cover and spine, back cover lettered with series advertisement, including short rule, black ('No.XXXI Will be published on the First of July', etc.); top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Spine and edges of covers slightly faded; otherwise a fine unopened copy.

Edited by Valpy. First edition thus. Apparently a monthly series. An amazingly early use of printed cloth, in near-fine state. 1832 is usually given as the date of the first gilt blocking onto cloth (Moore's ‘Life of Lord Byron': v. Ball, ‘Victorian Publisher's Bindings', p.18), whilst black ink blocking is said not to have been introduced until the mid 1840s (Ball, p.43). That the cloth in the present instance is contemporary with the printed volume is confirmed both by the date on the front cover and the advertisement on the back cover, the latter appearing more precisely to define the date of issue as the first of June 1832. The inspiration of the binding is evidently series-style printed paper boards.

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ANTHOLOGY. The festive wreath: A collection of Original contributions Read at a Literary meeting, Held in Manchester, March 24th, 1842, At The Sun Inn, Long Millgate. Edited by John Bolton Rogerson, Author of "Rhyme, Romance, and Revery," "A Voice from the Town, And other poems," etc. etc. Manchester: Bradshaw & Blacklock, Brown-street. And all booksellers, N.D. [1842]. Sm.post 8vo in half-sheets; two binder's blanks at front and back; engraved half-title and title leaves, after G. Liddell, precede letterpress title; pp.56 (excluding engraved leaves); quarter deep sea-green green glazed paper, pale ochre paper covered boards printed with pattern in ochre and deep sea-green, cut flush; end-papers faced light sea-green. Paper somewhat chipped over spine; slips lightly tipped on to most binder's blanks and half-title and some light pencilled notes (v. note); otherwise a nice copy of a scarce collection.

Tipped on to the blanks and half-title, or loosely laid in, are some dozen slips cut from Manchester newspapers (the longest, from Ben Brierley's Journal, May, 1872, running to some four pages), giving information, obituary notices, etc., relevant to the publication, the Sun Inn (known as ‘Poets' Corner') and its impending demolition c.1889, and the contributors, this being supplemented by the pencilled notes. Contributors include John Critchley Prince, Miss Isabella Varley (later Mrs. G. Linnæus Banks), George Richardson, Robert Story, Robert Rose (an Anglo-Indian, known as ‘The Bard of Colour'), Elijah Ridings, William Gaspey, Richard Wright Proctor, John Mills, Thomas Arkell Tidmarsh, John Scholes, Miss Eliza Battye, etc.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ANTHOLOGY. The festive wreath: A collection of Original contributions Read at a Literary meeting, Held in Manchester, March 24th, 1842, At The Sun Inn, Long Millgate. Edited by John Bolton Rogerson, Author of "Rhyme, Romance, and Revery," "A Voice from the Town, And other poems," etc. etc. Manchester: Bradshaw & Blacklock, Brown-street. And all booksellers, N.D. [1842]. Sm.post 8vo in half-sheets; engraved half-title and title leaves, after G. Liddell, precede letterpress title; final leaf a single inset on thicker paper, not present in other copies we have seen; pp.58 (excluding engraved leaves); Diagonally fine-ribbed wide-ribbon-embossed cloth. Very slight wear to cloth at head and tail of spine, and horizontal crease due to an original laying fault; front end-paper lacking, and slip of feint-ruled paper bearing relevant note in ink laid onto paste-down; inscription on half-title 9v. note); otherwise a nice copy of a scarce collection.

Inscribed on the half-title ‘Mary Anne Cockroft / 1842 / The Gift of her [word illegible] W. Earnshaw'. The engraving of the Sun Inn on the engraved title includes the name of W. Earnshaw as the proprietor. Given the fact of the inscription, the presence of the additional leaf in this copy cannot be taken to characterise it as a late issue. It seems possible that it was included only in the copies bound in cloth - most copies we have encountered having been in boards - and the presence of what appears to be the number ‘11' above the inscription and in the same hand may suggest a limited issue. The leaf contains a poem of fifty-four lines entitled ‘Fame, Freedom, and Friendship' addressed by Robert Rose to J.B. Rogerson, the editor of the volume, and is a response to a poem addressed by Rogerson to him in his volume ‘A Voice from the Town'. Tipped on to the front paste-down is a slip bearing a ms. "Extract from the Introduction, by Wm. E.A. Axon to ‘The Barber's Shop': by Richard Wright Proctor. Manchester, 1883" relating to the book (which it describes as ‘now...rare') and to the contributors. The extract is signed W.E.A.A. - presumably Axon himself. The Sun Inn (known as ‘Poets' Corner') was demolished c.1889. Contributors include John Critchley Prince, Miss Isabella Varley (later Mrs. G. Linnæus Banks), George Richardson, Robert Story, Robert Rose (an Anglo-Indian, known as ‘The Bard of Colour'), Elijah Ridings, William Gaspey, Richard Wright Proctor, John Mills, Thomas Arkell Tidmarsh, John Scholes, Miss Eliza Battye, Eliza S. Craven Green, etc.

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