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.

HURREY (John). The Cottager's sabbath. And other poems. Spalding: Thomas Albin, Junior, Market-place. London: C.A. Bartlett, 66, Paternoster Row, 1845. Sm.f'cap 8vo; two binder's blanks at front and back; half-title not called for (the title-page being a singleton); pp.[2]+viii+200; light crimson morocco cloth, elaborately blocked blind on sides, lettered and elaborately blocked gilt on spine; end-papers coated yellow. Nice copy.

Printed in Spalding. Dedicated to Samuel Rogers.

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HUTCHIESON (J.C.). Village voices; Or, Warbles From The Sprays of Stoneywood. Peterhead; Printed for the author, By David Scott, 1878. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; pp.viii+199+[i (printer's imprint)]; reddish brown fine morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers faced dark greenish grey. Relevant letter laid onto front end-paper; otherwise a nice copy.

Poems for the most part reprinted from periodicals.

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HYSLOP (James). Poems By James Hyslop, Author of the "Cameronian Dream." With a sketch of his life, And Notes on his Poems, By the Rev. Peter Mearns, Coldstream. Glasgow: C.L. Wright, 100 West George Street, 1887. F'cap 8vo; lithographic portrait frontispiece after a drawing; integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher's 16pp. Catalogue at end, dated 3/87; pp.240+[ii]; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on front cover, blocked with publisher's monogram, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; end-papers faced bright lemon. Small mark on front cover and two small worm-holes through cloth (only) of back joint; otherwise a near fine copy.

The first collected edition of Hyslop's poems, largely printed from a fair-copy holograph ms. that had long been thought lost. A number of the poems are here first published, and of the rest many make their first appearance in their finally revised form. Hyslop, successively shepherd, school-master, and naval tutor, became the friend of Lord Jeffrey, James Hogg, and other members of the Scott circle. He died on a voyage to the Cape of Good Hope in 1827. The Life, which occupies pp.[11]-101, includes a long letter of Hyslop's and other material otherwise unavailable. CBEL, III, p.236

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[IBBETT (W.J.).]. IBBETT's Best. No place, no publisher, 1899. F'cap 8vo; pp.[viii]+[56]; bevelled flesh-coloured buckram lettered gilt up spine; uncut edges. Spine and top-edges of boards darkened; pp.12-21 cleanly excised; otherwise a very nice copy.

Colophon: ‘This selection was made at Ludwell, Wilts, in the month of April 1899, and 150 copies have been printed in London at The Chiswick Press for subscribers: finished on the 11th day of July 1899.' Printed on hand-made paper. The missing leaves were presumably excised prior to issue. Not listed in the British Library Catalogue. Retiring from his job as a postman at the age of about 40, W.J. Ibbett lived on a pittance as a poet in Shaftesbury, where several small books of his poems were printed by J.E. Masters at the High House Press in the 1920s. The present must have been one of his earliest volumes.

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IBSEN (Henrik). The pillars of society, And other plays. By Henrik Ibsen. Edited, With an introduction, by Havelock Ellis. London: Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane; New York: Thomas Whittaker; Toronto: W.J. Gage and Co., 1888. F'cap 8vo; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[xxxii]+315+[i (blank)]+[iv]; very dark grey buckram, paper spine label printed in red and black; a.e uncut. Very slight wear to head and tail of spine, and slight marking of back cover; label dusty; otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued as the thirty-first volume in ‘The Camelot Series'. The correct first issue, the advertisements listing this as the latest title in the series available, and ‘Bunyan' in the ‘Great Writers' series as "Ready August 25th". Includes three plays: "The Pillars of Society", translated by William Archer, and "An Enemy of Society", translated by Mrs. Eleanor Marx Aveling, both here making their first appearance in English; and "Ghosts", translated by Miss Lord for publication in the magazine ‘To-Day' some years earlier, here very extensively revised by William Archer, and making its first appearance in book form.

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IBSEN (Henrik). Brand: A dramatic poem. Translated into English Verse in the Original Metres by F. Edmund Garrett. T. Fisher Unwin, 1894. 12mo; limitation leaf and Errata leaf (both single insets) precede half-title; fine photogravure frontispiece in sepia, with tissue guard, precedes title-page; integral advertisement leaf, followed by printer's imprint leaf at end; pp.[ii]+[ii]+328+[ii]+[ii]; quarter white paper, spine with four raised bands and light brown paper label printed in red and black, buff paper covered boards; a.e. uncut. Spine faintly embrowned; small nicks in paper of spine at head and tail of front joints; label somewhat chipped; light foxing of end-papers; otherwise a nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 250 numbered copies printed on hand-made paper. A badly proof-read volume, and one of the few we can remember seeing where the Errata listed extend even to the advertisements!

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IBSEN (Henrik). The Lady from the Sea. Translated, with the Author's Permission, By Eleanor Marx-Aveling. With Critical Introduction By Edmund Gosse. Cameo series. T. Fisher Unwin, 1890. Lge.12mo; wood-engraving on half-title; portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; quarter Japon vellum, green board sides, circuit fore-edges, printed black on sides and spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Spine embrowned and a little rubbed, circuit fore-edges frayed a little at extremities, and lower-edges of boards a little worn; free end-papers and tissue embrowned, with slight offsetting; early and late leaves foxed; a very good copy, nonetheless, of rather a precious volume, not calculated to survive well.

Issued, apparently, as the third volume of the Cameo Series, and one of the scarcer titles. Gosse's Introduction occupies pp.5-17.

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IBSEN (Henrik). Hedda Gabler: A drama In Four Acts Translated from the Norwegian By Edmund Gosse. William Heinemann, 1891. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; fine photogravure sepia-tone portrait frontispiece, with tissue guard; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; light green buckram spine ruled and lettered dark green, dark green buckram sides, front cover lettered light green, back cover blocked with publisher's monogram light green; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed. End-papers, prelims., and advertisements foxed; blank lower margin of frontispiece stained; otherwise a nice copy.

1984

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IBSEN (Henrik). John Gabriel Borkman. A play In Four Acts. Translated from the Norwegian by William Archer. William Heinemann, 1897. Blank and advertisement leaf precede half-title page; blank, followed by 8pp. integral advertisements at end (signed ‘O'); very dark green buckram spine lettered and ruled green; light sage-green buckram sides, lettered dark green on front cover, blocked with publisher's monogram device dark green on back cover; top- and fore- edges uncut. Very slight wear to head of spine; slight cracking of end-papers; otherwise a nice copy.

Limited to 1,000 copies. The play's first appearance in English.

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IBSEN (Henrik). Love's comedy. By Henrik Ibsen Translated, with an introduction And notes by C.H. Herford. Duckworth & Co., 3 Henrietta Street, W.C., 1900. Imp.16mo in half sheets; 4pp. advertisements on very slightly thinner paper tipped in before integral blank at end; natural glazed linen, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover and up spine, ruled, and with publisher's motto device black on back cover; t.e. uncut. Slight marking of covers; some foxing; end-papers slightly cracking; Contemporary photogravure portrait of Ibsen laid on to verso of half-title; otherwise a nice copy.

First edition in English. Issued as the fifth volume in the series ‘Modern Plays'. The publishers describe the format of the volume as ‘small quarto', and it does have some semblance to one, but in fact is gathered and signed in eights.

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IMAGE (Selwyn). Christmas: MDCCCXCVII; A Winter's carol; The pilgrim; Ancilla Domini. Four poems, each printed on a single sheet of mouldmade paper, folded to produce two leaves f'cap 8vo; no place, no date (except for the first listed above), no printer; each poem beginning on p.1 beneath a caption title and signed at the end, in type, by Image (i.e., on p.2 or 3), the signature in each case bearing the printed subscription "With my best Christmas and New Year's wishes": evidently issued by Image as Christmas cards in the late 1890s. Each ‘card' is very slightly dusty and has a faint median crease where it has been folded to fit the envelope, but is otherwise fine. The four ‘cards':

We can trace no record of these leaflets except in the National Book League ‘90s Exhibition catalogue, and these are said to have been the copies there exhibited.

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INGELOW (Jean). A story of doom And Other Poems. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1867. F'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf (a singleton, blank on recto except for page signature ‘x') at end; green buckram ruled and blocked gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, ruled blind on back cover; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated cream. Last few leaves very slightly foxed, otherwise nice.



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[IRELAND (W.H.).]. All the blocks! Or, An antidote To ‘All the talents.' A Satirical Poem. In three dialogues. By Flagellum. Printed by J. Smeeton For Mathews and Leigh, 18, Strand, 1807. Bound up without the half-title; contemporary tree-calf, elaborately tooled and lettered gilt on spine; sprinkled edges. Spine worn, and cracking slightly at the joints; otherwise a fine copy.

A ferocious attack. The book, curiously enough, seems to have been divided between two printers - Smeeton being responsible only for the prelims. and lengthy ‘Dedication', whilst the body-text was printed by J.G. Barnard, whose name appears at the end.

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IRVING (Washington). Life And Poetical remains Of Margaret M. Davidson. London, Tilt and Bogue, Fleet Street, 1843 (i.e., October, 1842). F'cap 8vo; frontispiece from a painting, printed by ‘Griffith's Chromo-Graphic process'; integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher's 16pp. Catalogue, undated, at end (‘Tilt and Bogue's Annual Catalogue'); pp.350+[ii]; vertically fine-ribbed dark brown cloth, elaborately blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers faced pale yellow; two red silk markers. Slight spotting of front cover, affecting only the sheen of the cloth; faint ring-mark on back cover; contemporary inscription on half-title; half-a-dozen scattered fox-spots over all; otherwise a very nice, bright, copy. Scarce.

Published in the U.S.A. as ‘Biography and Remains of the late Margaret Miller Davidson' in July 1841 by Lea & Blanchard of Philadelphia, sheets of the third American printing appear to have been issued in England by Wiley & Putnam about May 1842, probably with an English title-page. The present edition is the first edition printed in England. According to the English Catalogue of Books, it was issued in October 1842. As was usual for English books published late in the year, it was dated ahead. The catalogue in this copy, although undated, records it as published at 5s., under the heading: ‘Washington Irving's new work'. This first issue, with the Tilt and Bogue title-page, is very scarce: catalogues issued by the firm dated October 1842 bear the imprint ‘David Bogue, late Tilt and Bogue', and most copies of the book have that version of the imprint. Blanck, 10159, refers, listing the volume only from advertisements, and recording the title, erroneously, as ‘Life and Recollections...'. Irving's Memoir ocupies pp.[9]-171.

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[IRVING (Washington).]. Life And Poetical remains Of Margaret M. Davidson. By Washington Irving. David Bogue, Fleet Street, Late Tilt and Bogue, 1843. F'cap 8vo; engraved frontispiece printed in sepia precedes half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.350+[ii]; horizontally fine ribbed puce cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, embossed blind, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Spine chipped at head and tail, worn over joints, and partially laid down; frontispiece marked; text nice. As a working copy.

Published in the U.S.A. as ‘Biography and Remains of the late Margaret Miller Davidson' in July 1841 by Lea & Blanchard of Philadelphia, sheets of the third American printing appear to have been issued in England by Wiley & Putnam about May 1842, probably with an English title-page. The present edition, which, according to the English Catalogue of Books, was published in October 1842, is the first edition printed in England, but the present copy is of the second issue, with a ‘David Bogue . . . Late Tilt and Bogue' title-page replacing the ‘Tilt and Bogue' title-page of the first issue, Bogue having become sole proprietor in late October 1842 (the firm's catalogues dated October 1842, seen in other publications, bearing the imprint as here). As was the custom at that time with English books published late in the year, it was dated ahead, and in both issues the title-page is dated 1843. Blanck, 10159, refers, listing the volume only from advertisements, and recording the title, erroneously, as ‘Life and Recollections...'. Blanck is also in error in ascribing to 1850 the advertisement of the first ‘Bogue, (successor to Tilt & Bogue)' edition. Irving's Memoir ocupies pp.[9]-171.

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JACK (Adolphus Alfred). The prince: A play. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1900. Pp.[viii]+123+[i (blank)]; eight line Errata slip loosely laid in, as issued; navy blue buckram lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated black. Nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's brief holograph inscription on the upper margin of the half-title, and an ALS from the author's father, William Jack, presenting the volume to a Mrs. Strain (not impossibly wife to the novelist E.H. Strain) loosely laid in.

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JACKSON (G. Hunt). The sculptor, And other Poems. Hodder and Stoughton, 27, Paternoster Row, 1877. Sm.f'cap 8vo; woodcut frontispiece (signed YSW and engraved by Dalziel); pp.[viii]+[152]; diagonally fine-ribbed grey fawn cloth, blocked blind on back cover, blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt and grey-fawn through gilt on front cover, spine ruled and lettered up in gilt; dark fawn coated end-papers. A near-fine copy.

A good example of period cloth.

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JACSON (C.R., of Barton in Amounderness, J.P. and D.L. for the County of Lancaster). Reliquiæ rerum. Edinburgh, Privately printed by R. & R. Clark, 1890. F'cap 8vo, printed on fine Hodgkinson hand-made paper; title-page printed in red and black; pp.[xii]+172; 4pp. Notes on different paper loosely laid in, as issued; blue buckram, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and blocked pictorially gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; end-papers coated dark grey-green. Four small damp-splashes on front cover; otherwise a fine copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription dated ‘Christmas. 1890' on the verso of the half-title. Poems written from 1836 onwards.

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JAMES (Henry). Daisy Miller: A Comedy In three acts. Boston, James R. Osgood and Company, 1883. Lge.12mo in half-sheets; half-title and advertisement leaf precede title-page; pp.[ii]+189+[i (blank)]; diagonally fine ribbed dark chocolate cloth, ruled blind on sides, lettered with short rule and publisher's ‘JRO' monogram on spine; t.e. uncut; laid-paper end-papers. Barely perceptible wear to extreme head and tail of spine; otherwise a fine copy.

Edel, A186; Blanck, 10560. The first published and first American edition, preceded by two private printings in England of only six and twelve copies made on June 6th and 10th, 1882. The first binding of at least three. 1,016 copies were printed in all.

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JAMES (Henry). Theatricals. Two comedies: Tenants, Disengaged. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., 45 Albemarle Street, 1894. Integral advertisement leaf at end, verso blank; pp.[viii]+325+[i (blank)]+[ii]; olive green coarse buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut; laid paper end-papers. Spine darkened and gilt rubbed, and covers generally a little dull; otherwise a nice copy. Uncommon.

Blanck, 10607, listing two locations only. Precedes the American edition.

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JAMES (William Powell, Scholar of Oriel). King Alfred surveying Oxford University at the present time. A prize poem, Recited in the theatre, Oxford, June 4th, 1856. Oxford, T. and G. Shrimpton, 1856. One half sheet, 12mo; half-title not called for; pp.11+[i (blank)]. Fine copy.

The Newdigate Prize poem.

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JERROLD (Douglas). Bubbles of the day. A Comedy, In five acts. Performed at The Theatre Royal, Covent Garden. How and Parsons, Fleet Street, 1842. Lge.post 8vo; half-title not called for; integral blank at end; contemporary plain buff boards, sprinkled edges. A nice copy. Scarce.

Originally issued stabbed, the title-page and blank possibly acting as wrappers. According to the dramatis personae "This Comedy was represented for the first time, February 25, 1842."

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JOHNSON (Lionel). Poems. 1895, London: Elkin Mathews; Boston: Copeland & Day. Sq.lge.post 8vo; limitation leaf precedes half-title page; vignette title-page designed by Herbert E. Horne; first leaf of text, and final leaf printed in black and red; iron grey boards, lettered black on spine; a.e. uncut. Very slight wear to extreme head and tail of spine, and one corner; pale brown stain on end-papers and prelims., not touching printed areas; otherwise, and in general effect, a very nice copy.

One of a total edition limited to 750 copies for England and America. The first trade edition, preceded by an edition limited to only twenty-five numbered and signed copies. Printed at the Chiswick Press. Nelson, 1895.4; Hayward, 304.

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[JOHNSTON (Andrew).]. Translations From the Norse, By a B.S.S. Printed for private circulation only. Gloucester: John Bellows, Steam Press, N.D. [c.1877]. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; printed Translator's Compliments slip tipped in before title-page; three lithographic plates of Scandinavian scenes, printed in black and pale ochre; text-paper advertisement leaf for the British Scandinavian Society (the ‘B.S.S.' of the title-page), and conjugate blank, at end; pp.[72]+[iv]; diagonally fine ribbed green cloth, ruled and blocked black on front cover, blind on back cover, lettered gilt on front cover; end-papers coated dark chocolate. End-papers faded at edges, apparently by paste action; pinhole in cloth over front joint; a very little scattered foxing; otherwise a very nice copy.

CBEL, III, p.43, dating the volume speculatively as 1879. 24 April 1877 is the latest date mentioned in the text, the biographical note on Petter Dass having been read to the British Scandinavian Society on that day: our own guess would be that the book was issued the same year. Translations from Ibsen (the first act of ‘Cataline', followed by a summary of the remaining two, together with one or two shorter pieces), and Petter Dass. The translator claims to have followed his originals closely in respect of metre and also in the use of rhyme or blank verse. The first translation of any of this work into English.

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JOHNSTON (David). A Translation Of Dante's Paradiso. Bath: Printed at the "Chronicle" office, Kingston Buildings, 1868. Sepia photograph laid on as frontispiece; final blank; pp.xii (paged viii)]+[204]; violet patterned sand grain bevelled cloth ruled blind and gilt on front cover, blind on back cover, lettered and blocked gilt on spine; a.e.g.; deep lemon coated end-papers. Slight wear to binding; otherwise a very nice copy.

Presentation copy from the author, with his signed inscription on the half-title page.

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JONES (Henry Arthur). The tempter: A tragedy in verse in four acts. London, Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1898. Super roy.16mo in half sheets; blank before half-title; final leaf integral advertisements; pp.[2]+[xxii]+113+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; deep cerise fine buckram, lettered gilt on spine, ruled blind, blocked with horizontal straight grain morocco pattern on sides after the style of a half-calf binding with morocco sides. Fine copy. Scarce.

From the library of theatre critic J.C. Trewin, with his ink ownership inscription on the front paste-down. Issued upon first publication as a volume in the Uniform Edition of Henry Arthur Jones's Plays, the advertisements listing this as the latest volume ready, with five others planned for a monthly schedule thereafter (1st of December to 1st of april, the present volume having presumably been scheduled for the 1st of November). Includes a lengthy Prefatory disparagement of contemporary dramatic criticism and the Victorian drama - homing in in particular on Mr. William Archer ("I know of no critic who can be trusted to arrive at a wrong judgement with so much precision and honest, painstaking effort", etc.). The play was first produced by Beerbohm Tree at the Haymarket Theatre on the 20th September, 1893, and ran for seventy-three nights, grossing £195.3.6 on the last of them. Jones records a fiasco on the first night resulting from the too great splendour of the production, and the failure of machinery designed to produce a realistic ship-wreck: "the ship was seven minutes sinking; meantime all the supers were seven minutes dying, a quaint and amusing spectacle"! CBEL, III, p.614

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JONES (Henry Arthur). The goal: A dramatic fragment. Printed at the Chiswick Press, 1898. Sm.demy 8vo in half sheets; leaf blank but for signature mark ‘A' before half-title; printed throughout in red and black; pp.[viii]+20; pale apple green thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front in black with facsimile of title-page; issued without end-papers. Paper of spine slightly worn at head, very slightly so at tail; nonetheless a near-fine copy.

One of a few copies printed for private circulation. Before the title on the title-page and front wrapper there appears the following note: "[This play is here privately printed and not for pub-Lication or general circulation. All its dramatic Rights are fully protected, and proceedings will be Immediately taken against any one who attempts To infringe them.]". Printed at the Chiswick Press. CBEL, III, p.614 records no printing of this title earlier than 1915. It was first performed in New York on 26 October, 1914.

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JUBB (John). The Village bard. By John Jubb, Batley. Halifax: William Nicholson, Printer, Cheapside, 1854. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.144; light crimson ripple-grain cloth, blocked blind on sides, lettered and elaborately blocked gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. Spine chipped at head, an splitting over front joint; light fingering and marking; but a very good copy, nonetheless.

Fingering, in a volume of this nature, is rare - and probably to be desired! Several of the poems are on socio-political themes, with titles such as ‘Corn versus Cotton', ‘Restricted Commerce', ‘Sir R. Peel's Sliding Scale', ‘To R. Cobden, Esq.', though others are of a general or Methodist religious nature.

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[K. (H. St. A.).]. Moral plays: Viz. Keep your temper! or know Whom you marry; A comedy: The fate of Ivan; An historical tragedy: And Miss Betsy Bull; or the Johnnies in Spain; A melo-drama. By a lady. London: Calkin and Budd, Booksellers to the king; Pall-mall, 1832. Demy 8vo; binder's blank at front and back; half-title not called for; pp.xvi+276; light caramel diagonally fine ribbed moire glazed cotton, paper spine label; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed; light sky-blue end-papers. Backstrip chipped a little at head and tail and over joints, and laid on; tail edge of front end-papers and binder's blank a trifle damp-stained; blanks foxed, with offsetting onto facing leaves; two leaves roughly opened; otherwise a fine copy, for the most part unopened. Scarce.

Printed by Hansard.

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KEARNEY (W.J.). Leisure hours At Sea and ashore; Containing "The Log," "The Vision," Etc., etc., Dedicated by permission to The very rev. Theobald Mathew, By W.J. Kearney. Cork: Printed by W. Scraggs, at the Patent Machine, Patrick-street, 1845. 12mo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; three line Errata at foot of last page of text; pp.108; contemporary half light green roan, ruled, tooled, and lettered gilt on spine, marbled sides and end-papers. Nice copy.

Verse by "an Irishman and a sailor", nationalist in tendency.

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KEATS (John). The Poetical works Of John Keats. [On front wrapper:] London: William Smith, 113, Fleet Street, 1840 [i.e., 1839]. Roy.8vo, printed in double column; half-title not called for; publisher's slip advertising a parts issue of Froissart's and Monstrelet's Chronicles on antique-toned paper bound in between pp.2 and 3, as issued; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.iv+[74]+[ii]; very pale green large wrappers, printed outside in black, the back wrapper bearing publisher's advertisements. A fine copy. Very scarce.

The first traceable separate collected edition of Keats' poems (a collection having appeared in Paris in 1829 as part of a larger work, and an otherwise unrecorded collection published by John Taylor, 30, Upper Gower Street, London, also dated, as we believe from memory, 1829, having passed through our hands many years ago), listed as 1840 by CBEL and the English Catalogue of Books, but here dated from the inserted slip, which advertises Froissart's Chronicles as ‘Now publishing...To be completed in thirty-two numbers...The above will be followed by The Chronicles of Monstrelet'. The English Catalogue of Books lists this edition of Froissart as published in 1839, and the Monstrelet as 1840. Issued in wrappers, priced at 2/-, as a volume of ‘Smith's Standard Library'. Probably later-issued copies are known (without the inserted slip) in which the inside wrappers are printed with advertisements.

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KEATS (John). The Poetical works Of John Keats. No place, no publisher, no printer [London: William Smith, 113, Fleet Street, 1839]. Roy.8vo, printed in double column; half-title not called for; publisher's slip advertising a parts issue of Froissart's and Monstrelet's Chronicles on antique-toned paper bound in between pp.2 and 3, as issued; pp.iv+[74]. Issued originally in paper wrappers, not here present; otherwise a fine copy. Very scarce. BOUND WITH: BAILLIE (Joanna). Fugitive verses. A new edition. London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1842. Roy.8vo, printed in double column; blank before half-title a singleton, but possibly integral); pp.[?ii]+viii+58. Issued originally in paper wrappers, not here present; otherwise a fine copy. BOUND WITH: BREMER (Fredrika). A diary. By Fredrika Bremer, Authoress of "The Neighbours," "Strife and Peace," "The President's Daughters," Etc. etc. No place, no publisher, no printer [London: William Smith, 1844]. Roy.8vo, printed in double column; half-title not called for; pp.[ii]+83+[i (blank)]. Issued originally in paper wrappers, not here present; final page dusty; otherwise a virtually fine copy. BOUND WITH: EMERSON (Ralph Waldo). Nature: An Essay. And Orations. No place, no publisher, no printer [London: William Smith, August 1843]. Roy.8vo, printed in double column; half-title not called for; pp.[ii]+47+[i (blank)]. Issued originally in paper wrappers, not here present; a fine copy. Four uniformly printed works in one volume, contemporary puce bubble-grain binder's cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Cloth slightly faded and marked.

The first traceable separate collected edition of Keats' poems (a collection having appeared in Paris in 1829 as part of a larger work, and an otherwise unrecorded collection published by John Taylor, 30, Upper Gower Street, London, also dated, as we believe from memory, 1829, having passed through our hands many years ago), listed as 1840 by CBEL and the English Catalogue of Books, but here dated from the inserted slip, which advertises Froissart's Chronicles as ‘Now publishing...To be completed in thirty-two numbers...The above will be followed by The Chronicles of Monstrelet'. The English Catalogue of Books lists this edition of Froissart as published in 1839, and the Monstrelet as 1840. Again according to The English Catalogue, this and the two other volumes published by Smith were issued in wrappers, priced at 2/- each, as volumes of ‘Smith's Standard Library'. The imprints as here given are taken from the inserted slip. The Bremer is the first one-volume edition to be published in England, preceded by a three volume edition of a translation by Mary Howitt published during 1843. The date is here supplied by The English Catalogue. Besides the ‘Nature' Essay, the Emerson volume includes ‘An oration delivered before the Phi Beta Kappa Society at Cambridge, August 31, 1837', ‘An address delivered before the senior class in Divinity College, Cambridge, Sunday evening, 15th July, 1838', ‘An oration delivered before the literary societies of Dartmouth College, July 24, 1838', ‘The Method of Nature. An oration delivered before the Society of the Adelphi, in Waterville College, in Maine, August 11, 1841', and ‘Man the Reformer: A lecture on some of the prominent features of the present age. Read before the Mechanics' Apprentices' Library Association, at the Masonic Temple, Boston, U.S.' in 1842. Again the date is supplied by the English Catalogue. The first appearance of these pieces in England. Blanck, 5339, recording the volume only from the British Library copy and trade notices.

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KEBLE (Rev. J., M.A.). Miscellaneous Poems. Second edition. Oxford and London, James Parker and Co., 1869. F'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.xxxii+310+[ii]; bevelled brown buckram, ruled blind on sides, ruled, lettered, and blocked gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated black. Covers varnished, otherwise a fine copy.

Inscribed on the half-title page'L.S from G.M. Christmas /69'. ‘G.M.' is said to have been G. Moberly, who edited the volume, and wrote the long biographical Preface. ‘L.S.' may conceivably have been Leslie Stephen. The first edition was published earlier in the same year.

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KEMBLE (Frances Anne). Poems. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1859. Globe 8vo; binder's blank at front and back; half-title not called for; pp.[312]; diagonal-ripple-grain brown cloth ruled and elaborately blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. brown, fore-edges mainly trimmed, lower-edges uncut; end-papers coated red-chocolate. Small strip (2mm) chipped from spine at head and tail; otherwise a nice copy.

Originally published in 1844, the present copy bears a holograph presentation inscription from the author: "Marian Ellis from / F.A.K. / May 15th / 1863", and has besides been revised and extensively annotated throughout in her hand. The annotations, typically, record where a poem was written (useful where it describes a place or scene otherwise unidentified); the person who inspired it (the poem headed ‘Sonnet' beginning "I know a maiden with a laughing face", on p.39, for instance, has noted against it the name of her neice, ‘Fanny', whilst that to p.33, commencing "I know that thou wilt read what here is writ" has noted "Imaginary", and the very bitter lines ‘On a Hollow Friendship' have the added note "To my husband"); the occasion (‘Departing' has the note "On leaving my sister's house", whilst ‘The Wreck of the Birkenhead' has the note "This was written impromptu for a sort of literary club which used to meet at Baron Bunsen's - & where a subject was given to the members to illustrate in some poetical composition"); or relevant circumstantial detail (‘A Lover to his Mistress' and the poem that follows it both have the note "After talking with Sarah about Romeo and Juliet", whilst ‘Torre Nuovo' has the note "My sister and I were there together"); ‘On the Picture of Paolo and Francesca' has a textual revision: "vengeance" for "justice" in l.3. Approximately seventy poems, all told, have been treated in this way.

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KEMBLE (Frances Anne). Poems. Richard Bentley & Son, 1883. Title-page printed in red and black; pp.xii+[340]; cerise buckram blocked and lettered with publisher's monogram and motto device blind on back cover, blocked gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated very dark charcoal. Slight fading of covers; very slight cracking of end-papers; otherwise fine.

CBEL, III, p.293, giving the title, erroneously, as ‘The Poetical Works'. The first (and only) complete edition of Fanny Kemble's poems, including a good many that are new or hitherto uncollected.

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KENDALL (May). Dreams to sell. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1887. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; title-page printed in red and black; bevelled cerise buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device and lettered, gilt, on front cover, lettered and with rule, gilt, on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Very slight fading of spine, but a near-fine copy.

Printed on hand-made paper. CBEL, III, p.344. Miles, IX (X). The author's first book of verse. Includes a prefatory poem by Andrew Lang.

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KENNISH (William, R.N.). Mona's isle And other poems. By William Kennish, R.N., Author of "A Method for Concentrating the Fire of a Broadside of a Ship of War," etc. etc. J. Bradley, 78, Great Titchfield Street, St. Mary-le-bone; Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1844. Lge.12mo; integral leaf of publisher's advertisements precedes half-title; pp.[2]+[xxii]+166; vertically fine ribbed dark green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated deep yellow. Scattered foxing; otherwise nice.

The author, a native of the Isle of Man, began life as a ploughboy, and did not learn to speak English until entering the Royal Navy as a common seaman at the age of twenty-two. Learning also to read and write, he rose to the rank of Warrant-Officer, in which position he served for some seventeen years. His work on "A Method for Concentrating the Fire of a Broadside of a Ship of War" won him the Gold Isis Medal of the Society of Arts and Commerce, and besides received the approval of the Admiralty. The present work was published by subscription, 203 copies being subscribed for.

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KENT (William Charles). Aletheia: Or The doom of mythology. With other poems. Printed for Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1850. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf, followed by publisher's 24pp. inserted Catalogue, at end; pp.iv+322+[ii]; light green straight morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated reddish brown, the pastedowns printed with publisher's advertisements in black; binder's ticket of Westleys & Co on back paste-down. Some fading of cloth; short tear in one fore-margin; verso of title-page and facing first page of Contents foxed and slightly marked, and with small, slightly thinned, patch on verso of title towards inner margin, where label has been removed; otherwise a nice copy.

Includes an interesting and useful 88pp. ‘Mythological Glossary'.

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KENYON (The Rev. the Hon. Wm. Trevor, M.A., Rector of Malpas, Cheshire; Late junior student of Christ Church, Oxford). Drifting And other Poems. London: W Skeffington & Son, 163, Piccadilly, 1878. Tall pott 8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[2]+[x]+51+[i (author's Advertisement)]; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed grey cloth ruled blind on back cover, blocked black, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and up-lettered gilt on spine; a.e. burnished scarlet; end-papers coated grey-brown. Spine slightly darkened, and small damp-splash on front cover; otherwise virtually fine.

The verso of the front end-paper and the facing recto of the blank are entirely occupied with an additional twenty line poem in the author's holograph, headed ‘W T K to M.G. / Iscoed Park' and subscribed ‘Malpas. 1878 / Feb: 9. Higher Rectory'. According to the Advertisement at the end, the book was published in support of the author's Organ.

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KER (Thomas Forster). Voices for Progress, And other Poems. London: Houlston and Stoneman, Paternoster Row. Manchester: Beresford and Galt, Ducie-St., Exchange, 1852. 12mo; half-title not called for; title-page printed in cerise and black, with two colour border of type ornaments; two integral advertisement leaves at end; contemporary puce straight morocco grain cloth, probably original, and possibly lacking a paper spine-label; end-papers coated yellow. A very good copy, only.

The author lived in Lower Moss Lane, Manchester, as is apparent from the advertisements.

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KERR (Robert). Maggie o'The Moss; And other poems, By Robert Kerr, Redcastle. Edited, with a memoir, By Malcolm M‘L. Harper, Author of "Rambles in Galloway," &c. Dalbeattie: Thomas Fraser, 1891. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; pp.xxxii+95+[i (blank)]; tan buckram, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Label somewhat rubbed and chipped; otherwise and in general a nice copy.

Inscribed by the publisher on the front blank. One of two hundred and seventy-five numbered copies printed on small paper out of, we would guess, a total printing of about three hundred. Printed in Castle Douglas. By intention at least, a complete collection of the poems and songs of Robert Kerr, a shepherd and ploughman, born at Urr, Kircudbrightshire on 2nd September, 1811. He died on 30th September, 1848. This is the first collection of his poems. A ‘portrait' is referred to in the memoir. It appears never to have been present here, and may possibly have been included only in the large paper copies.

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KIDSON (Eastwood). Told in a city garden. Tales and lyrics. Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, 1889. Lge.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; diagonally fine ribbed royal blue cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers printed with flower and leaf pattern in pale brownish grey. Fine copy of a handsome book.



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KILBOURN (Payne Kenyon). Harp of the vale: A collection of poems. Hartford. Case, Tiffany and Burnham, 1843. 12mo printed in half sheets; three blanks before half title, three at end, not accounted for in signatures; vertically ribbed dark brown cloth, blocked blind on sides, ruled and banded blind on spine, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated pale buff. Corners a little bruised, and some light marginal foxing; otherwise a fine copy.



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KING (Clifford). Poems. Digby, Long & Co., 18 Bouverie Street, Fleet Street, E.C., 1899. Blank before half-title; final leaf a single inset of poor quality paper; pp.[viii]+282; vertically fine ribbed midnight blue cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, ruled blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers printed with blossoming branch design in pale grey. Final leaf embrowned; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription on the verso of the front end-paper.

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KINGSLEY (Charles). The Saint's tragedy; Or, The true story of Elizabeth of Hungary, Landgravine of Thuringia, Saint of the Romish calendar. By Charles Kingsley, Junior, Rector of Eversley. With A preface by Professor Maurice. London: John W. Parker, West Strand, 1848. Narrow f'cap 8vo; pp.[IV]+271+[i (printer's imprint)]; 8pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end; fine diaper dull purple cloth, paper spine-label; fore- and lower- edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated lemon. Label dusty chipped, with loss of last three letters of title and author's names; otherwise an unusually nice copy, the light sensitive cloth showing scarcely any fading.

Parrish, p.6. Kingsley's first book. With the 8pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end; most copies, in our experience, are without it.

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KINGSLEY (Charles). The Saint's tragedy; Or, The true story of Elizabeth of Hungary, Landgravine of Thuringia, Saint of the Romish calendar. By Charles Kingsley, Junior, Rector of Eversley. With A preface by Professor Maurice. London: John W. Parker, West Strand, 1848. Narrow f'cap 8vo; pp.[IV]+271+[i (printer's imprint)]; fine diaper dull purple cloth, paper spine-label; fore- and lower- edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated lemon. Label dusty chipped, with loss of last three letters of title and author's names; otherwise an unusually nice copy, the light sensitive cloth showing scarcely any fading.

Parrish, p.6. Kingsley's first book. Without the 8pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end present in some copies.

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KINGSLEY (Charles). The Saint's tragedy; Or, The true story of Elizabeth of Hungary, Landgravine of Thuringia, Saint of the Romish calendar. By Charles Kingsley, Junior, Rector of Eversley. With A preface by Professor Maurice. John W. Parker, West Strand, 1848. Narrow f'cap 8vo; pp.[IV]+271+[i (printer's imprint)]; contemporary full brownish olive straight morocco faced roan, spine with five raised bands, elaborately tooled and lettered gilt on sides and spine, guinea-roll tooling on edges, inner gilt dentelles; a.e. g.; end-papers coated purple. A fine copy, finely bound.

With the armorial bookplate of the noted Orientalist Brian Houghton Hodgson on the front paste-down. Parrish, p.6. Kingsley's first book.

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KINGSLEY (Charles). Song of the River. Illustrated. Macmillan & Company, 1887. Roy.4to; initial blank; half-title not called for; frontispiece and fifteen plates, printed photogravure, monochrome, in a variety of shades, on Japanese paper, all with tissue guards; final blank; pale yellow-green Mercerised linen printed pictorially (?by photogravure) dark green on sides, lettered dark green on sides and spine; a.e.g. Corners worn slightly, lettering rubbed on spine, and cloth chipped a little at extremities, cloth of back joint worn through in two places, and repaired at head, small nick in lower edge of back joint; otherwise a very nice copy of a book not calculated to survive well. Rare.

The first separate publication of this poem. One of an edition with Japanese proofs limited to 100 numbered copies for Europe. Parrish, p.91, lists only the trade edition.

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KIPLING (Rudyard). Barrack-room Ballads And other verses. Methuen and Co., 18 Bury Street, 1892. Demy 8vo; limitation slip tipped on to front end-paper; title-page printed in black and red; claret coarse buckram blocked pictorially gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Spine faded, and frayed slightly at head; end-papers embrowned; otherwise a fine unopened copy.

One of an edition limited to 225 numbered copies on large Dutch hand-made paper. Livingston 90.

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KIPLING (Rudyard). The seven seas. 1896. Vignette title-page; 40pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated October 1896; brick red coarse buckram, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Spine frayed at head and tail, and two inch tear in cloth at head of front joint; covers somewhat marked; otherwise a very nice copy.



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KIPLING (Rudyard). The Absent-Minded Beggar. [Daily Mail Publishing Co., 1899]. Folio sheet folded to form three panels; portrait on title, and one full-page illustration by R. Caton Woodville, both printed in brown; otherwise printed throughout in dark green. At some point folded in three horizontally; otherwise a nice copy.

Livingston 221, the ordinary issue.

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KNOWLES (James Sheridan). The maid Of Mariendorpt. A Play, In five acts. Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1838. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[viii]+111+[i (printer's imprint)]. Prelims. foxed; otherwise a nice copy. Based on the novel by Anna Maria Porter first published in 1821. BOUND WITH: KNOWLES (J.S.). The Beggar Of Bethnal Green, A Comedy, In three acts. Altered from the beggar's daughter of Bethnal Green. Edward Moxon, Dover Street, Piccadilly, 1834. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[viii]+108. Some foxing; otherwise a nice copy. The play on which this was based was a failed play also by Knowles, first produced in 1828, which seems to have been very dear to his heart. CBEL, III, 590. BOUND WITH: KNOWLES (James Sheridan). The Love-chase. A comedy, in five acts. Third Edition. Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1838. Demy 8vo; half-title present; pp.[viii]+111+[i (blank)]. Scattered foxing passim; otherwise a nice copy. First produced, and first published, in 1837. BOUND WITH: KNOWLES (James Sheridan). The hunchback. A Play, in five acts. Ninth Edition. Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1836. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[viii]+77+[i (printer's imprint)]. A nice copy. First produced in 1832. Includes a lenthy Preface, dated March 1834, describing the plays viccissitudes during the time since it was first produced, not present in any edition before the eighth - and implying that the text was substantially altered for that edition. In this copy p.[v], l.17 has the reading ‘letter' for ‘latter'. CBEL, III, p.590, citing the first edition and this. BOUND WITH: KNOWLES (James Sheridan). The wife: A Tale of Mantua. A Play, in five acts. Third edition. Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1833. Demy 8vo; half-title not present, possibly not called for; pp.[x]+120. First and last leaves foxed; otherwise a nice copy. Issued in the same year as the first edition. The third of six editions in this year. The title leaf is apparently a single inset. CBEL, III, p.590. Includes an Epilogue written by Charles Lamb. Five plays in one volume, contemporary puce cloth, leather spine label. External joints cracked; otherwise nice.



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L. (E.A.M.). Margaret Ericson's choice, And other Poems. Jarrold and Sons, 12, Paternoster Row, N.D. [c.1870]. Sm.f'cap 8vo; printer's imprint leaf at end; pp.[viii]+[166]+[ii]; green sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover; end-papers coated milk chocolate. Front pastedown chipped; neat inscription on half-title page; slight foxing throughout, and a little dusting and marking; a good copy only.

Printed in Norwich. Includes some translations and poems otherwise dependent on foreign sources (Dante, Moliere, Goethe, Hugo, Beranger) and two quite lengthy narrative poems. In this copy two misprints in the text ('MOILERE' for ‘MOLIERE' in the heading to p.151; ‘contemplations' for ‘contemplation' at l.8 on p.160) have been corrected in manuscript. Not listed in the British Library Catalogue.

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LAHEE ([Miss] M.R.). Tim Bobbin's Centenary. A ghostly conversation in verse. Died July 14th, 1786. John Heywood, Deansgate and Ridgefield, Manchester; And 11, Paternoster Buildings, London, 1886. One gathering, sm.cr.8vo, wire-stitched; final leaf advertisements; grey wrappers, printed in black, the inside and back wrappers bearing publisher's advertisements. Wrappers fragile and chipped at margins, with loss of three words of text; staples rusty; a good copy, nonetheless, of a scarce pamphlet.

Printed in Manchester. Published at 2d. Miss Lahee was known as a writer, like Tim Bobbin, of dialect stories.

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LAMB (Charles and Mary). Poetry for children To which are added Prince Dorus And some uncollected poems by Charles Lamb. Edited, prefaced, and annotated By Richard Herne Shepherd. Chatto and Windus, Piccadilly, 1878. 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end, dated January 1881; lilac buckram blocked with publisher's device blind on front cover, blocked, ruled, and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; others rough-trimmed; blue-grey end-papers florally patterned in grey. Spine patchily faded, otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

Includes nine poems previously uncollected.

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L[ANDON] (L[etitia] E[lizabeth]). The improvisatrice; And Other poems. With embellishments. Printed for Hurst, Robinson and Co. 90, Cheapside, and 8, Pall-Mall, 1824. Bound up without half-title; engraved frontispiece, by Heath), and vignette title-page pre- cede letterpress title; final page publisher's advert- isements; Victorian full-cloth, leather label. Engraved title and frontispiece foxed, and with some offset- ting; a little dusting and marking here and there in text, and one gathering a trifle loose; a very good copy, nonetheless, of an uncommon book.

The author's second book, and the first to be identified by her initials. Published when she was twenty-two.

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L[ANDON] (L[etitia] E[lizabeth]). The Venetian bracelet, The lost pleiad, A history of the lyre, And other poems. Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1829. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; fine steel engraved frontispiece by W. Finden after H. Heward, R.A.; pp.x+[308]; drab boards, paper spine label; a.e. uncut; publisher's inserted 12pp. catalogue, dated December 1829, bound in between front end-papers. Label slightly rubbed, and with single minute chip at blank lower corner; small, almost invisible restoration to paper at head of front joint; otherwise, and in general effect, a fine copy.

The label is on text-paper. It appears that a label leaf was printed conjugate with gatherings A (five leaves) and X (two leaves), instead of a half-title, completing one full sheet. The second leaf, at any rate, is signed A2, and the prelims. paginated as shown, so there is no lack.

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L[ANDON] (L[etitia] E[lizabeth]). Fisher's Drawing room Scrap book, With poetical illustrations By L.E.L.Fisher,son, and Jackson, Newgate Street, 1832 [i.e., Winter, 1831]. Demy 4to; binder's blank at front and back; half-title not called for; steel-engraved vignette title, with tissue guard precedes letterpress title; thirty-five fine plates; pp.48; quarter dark red sheep, crimson moiré silk sides, spine lettered and blocked gilt, sides blocked gilt; a.e.g.; buff-faced end-papers. Sheep slightly rubbed at head and tail of spine, and silk a little faded - patchily so on back cover; slight wear to corners of boards; scattered light foxing and dusting, mostly of margins; over all, a very good copy, near nice.

A difficult volume to find nowadays, many copies having been broken for the plates. Faxon, 1255, erroneously calling for the ‘Baxter-type' plate as frontispiece which was actually included in the 1836 volume. The first year of issue of this annual - which is an additional reason for its scarcity, the print-run having evidently been shorter than that in later years. The entire text is by L.E.L., who also edited the volume, which is designed to look like an actual scrap-book of the period. The steel-engravings are a mixture of views and portraits, the latter including one of Hannah Moore. We have had reported to us a copy bound in publisher's half green morocco with similar crimson moiré silk sides bearing the date 1831 on the engraved and letterpress titles, which was almost certainly a proof in a trial binding, the date having evidently been changed at the last moment to give the volume a longer shelf-life. Dating ahead was the normal practice of other annuals, and became that for this series as issued.

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L[ANDON] (L[etitia] E[lizabeth]). Fisher's Drawing room scrap-book, With Poetical Illustrations By L.E.L. 1833. H. Fisher R. Fisher & P. Jackson, 1833 [i.e., Winter, 1832]. Demy 4to; binder's blank at front; half-title and letterpress title not called for; steel engraved frontispiece, vignette title, and thirty-four fine plates, all with tissue guards; fine historiated woodcut initials in text; pp.56; inserted leaf of publisher's advertisements and conjugate blank at end; quarter light brown basil, rose madder morocco cloth sides, spine lettered and elaborately blocked gilt, sides blocked gilt, ruled and elaborately blocked blind; a.e.g.; diagonally fine ribbed moiré textured pale yellow end-papers. Edges of spine, and corners, a little worn; frontispiece and engraved title damp-stained at some outer margins, and old glue-stain at extreme inner margin of frontispiece, suggesting reinsertion; otherwise a fine copy of a beautiful book.

A difficult volume to find nowadays, many copies having been broken for the plates. Faxon, 1256. The second year of issue of this annual. The entire text is by L.E.L., who also edited the volume.

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