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.

[LOVER (Samuel).]. Rival rhymes, In honour of Burns; With curious illustrative matter. Collected and edited by Ben Trovato. London: Routledge, Warnes, & Routledge, Farringdon Street: New York: 56, Walker Street, 1859. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; 4pp. text-paper advertisements at end, probably printed conjugate with the prelims., completing the half-sheet; pp.iv+144+4; dark red bead-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt within gilt ruled box, on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Some leaves opened a trifle roughly; a little scattered light dusting; in general, however, a nice copy, partly unopened. Scarce.

Parodies of Father Prout, Martin Tupper, Thomas Campbell, Longfellow, Thomas Hood, Milton, Burns, Barry Cornwall, Tennyson, Macaulay, Pope, Thackeray, etc. The volume concludes with an Appendix ‘On the genius of Burns, the language of Scotland, and the improvement of the English tongue' written by Lord Brougham. O'Donoghue, p.255; CBEL, III, p.407

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LOWE (David). Gift of the night And other poems. With twelve page illustrations by Alec Webster. London and Glasgow, Frederick W. Wilson & Company, 1898. F'cap 8vo; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard and eleven plates; final blank; pp.106+[ii]; brown coarse buckram lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Lower margin of dedication leaf torn; some marking in text; otherwise a nice copy.

Verse by a Scottish socialist. The illustrations show some Japanese influence, whilst the volume itself shows the clear influence of Elkin Mathews and John Lane. Reilly, p.288

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LOWE (Helen). The Prophecy of Balaam, The Queen's choice, And other poems. Exeter: P.A. Hannaford; John Murray, London, 1841. F'cap 8vo; binder's blank before half-title; 2pp. integral Hannaford advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+229+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; puce fine diaper cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, blocked blind and gilt on sides, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated bright lemon. Some very slight fading of cloth; short tear in prelims. at upper inner margin; otherwise a near fine copy.

Presentation copy inscribed on the half-title: ‘From the publisher / with the greatest respect / to Lord Louvaine' in what appears to be John Murray's hand. Despite the primacy of the Exeter imprint, printed in London by Samuel Bentley.

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LOWELL (James Russell). The Biglow papers. Newly Edited, With a preface By the Author of "Tom Brown's School-days." Reprinted, With the author's sanction, From the fourth American edition. Trubner [sic] & Co. 60, Paternoster Row, 1859. Sq.f'cap 8vo; puce bead grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others mainly trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Neat repairs to head and tail of spine; two small faded spots on front cover; otherwise a Fine copy.

The first English edition printed in England, and the first edition with this Preface. (One hundred copies of the American edition of 1848 are said to have been issued in England with a cancel title.) Thomas Hughes' Preface occupies pp.[vii]-xxvi. Included also is a short letter from Lowell which is here first printed. Blanck 13097, state A (i.e., with ‘secrecy' mis-spelled in the footnote on p.viii, ‘Ents-' at the end of the sixth line from the bottom on p.x, the ‘t' of ‘most' present eight lines from the foot on p.xv, and presumptively the earliest printing of this state, Trubner in the title-page imprint being without the umlaut).

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LOWELL (James Russell). The Biglow papers. Newly Edited, With a preface By the Author of "Tom Brown's School-days." Reprinted, with the Author's Sanction, from the Fourth American Edition. Trubner & Co. 60, Paternoster Row, 1859. Sq.f'cap 8vo; 8pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end; dark green bead grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others mainly trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Fine copy.

The first English edition printed in England, and the first edition with this Preface. (One hundred copies of the American edition of 1848 are said to have been issued in England with a cancel title.) Thomas Hughes' Preface occupies pp.[vii]-xxvi. Included also is a short letter from Lowell which is here first printed. Blanck 13097, state B (i.e., with ‘secrecy' spelled correctly in the footnote on p.viii, ‘Ent-' at the end of the sixth line from the bottom on p.x, the ‘t' of ‘most' lacking eight lines from the foot on p.xv, and with the umlaut present in the title-page imprint, this copy exhibiting the variant in which the umlaut is off-centred to the left).

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LOWELL (James Russell). The choicest humorous poetry of the age. The Biglow papers. Alluded to by John Bright in the House of Commons. With Additional notes, an enlarged glossary, And An illustration by George Cruikshank. John Camden Hotten, 1859. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; engraved frontispiece on plate paper; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; dull purple bead grain cloth, ruled, blocked, and embossed with publisher's monogram on pressed out panel, all blind, on sides, ruled blind, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Nice copy.

Blanck, 13273. A pirated edition, apparently published three days after the first authorised English edition. Cruikshank's illustration here makes its first appearance. The present copy represents a binding variant, which may be secondary: we have previously handled an inscribed publisher's presentation copy in a similarly blocked, embossed, and lettered black cloth, with uncut fore-edges, and a tissue guard to the plate, which has certainly never been included here. That, however, may possibly have been a trial binding.

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LOWELL (James Russell). Under the willows And Other poems. Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co., Successors to Ticknor and Fields, 1869. 12mo; half-title not called for; final blank; bevelled green patterned-sand-grain cloth, blocked gilt on front cover, blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g.; end-papers coated brown. Head and tail of spine a little worn, and top edge of front end-paper a little chipped; otherwise nice.

Blanck 13129, text state C, binding D. The author's first collection of poems for twenty years.

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LOWELL (James Russell). Heartsease and rue. Macmillan and Company, 1888. Lge.f'cap 8vo; two blanks, and steel engraved portrait frontispiece, with tissue guard, precede title-page; half-title not called for; bright light blue buckram, ruled gilt on front cover and spine, blind on back cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Fine copy.

Blanck, 13194. First printing (with the readings "should be/" at l.10, p.41; "thy breath./" at line 4, p.92; and "windward" at l.18, p.144), English issue (one of 1030 copies thus), second state of text, with pp.63-4 a cancel tipped onto a stub. Blanck records that: "All located copies of the London (Macmillan) issue are of the first state of the first printing. The publisher's records suggest that copies may occur with p.63 in the corrected state." This is such a copy. Publication of the English and American issues seems to have been simultaneous.

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LOWELL (James Russell). Heartsease and rue. Macmillan and Company, 1888. Lge.f'cap 8vo; two blanks, and steel engraved portrait frontispiece, with tissue guard, precede title-page; half-title not called for; bright light blue buckram, ruled gilt on front cover and spine, blind on back cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated dark green. Inscription on first blank; otherwise a fine copy.

Blanck, 13194. Blanck's fourth printing (with the readings "'t'is for me/" at l.10, p.41; "self-surrender know?" at the end of the last line on p.63; "your breath./" at line 4, p.92; and "windwaved" at l.18, p.144), the second English issue (one of 500 copies thus). Blanck records that: "All located copies of the London (Macmillan) issue are of the first state of the first printing. Publication of the English and American issues seems to have been simultaneous.

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LUCAS (Francis). Sketches of rural life And other poems. London, Macmillan and Co., And New York, 1889. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title, final blank; pp.[2]+[x]+157+[iii]; green fine diaper cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Contemporary inscription on front blank; otherwise a fine copy.

Reilly, p.289.

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LUMSDEN (James). The battles Of Dunbar & Prestonpans, And Other selected poems (New and old). By James Lumsden ("Samuel Mucklebackit"), Late of Nether Hailes, East Lothian, Author of "Country Chronicles," "Sheep-Head and Trotters," &c. Haddington: William Sinclair, 63 Market Street, 1896. Half-title not called for; half-tone portrait frontispiece on text-paper; printer's imprint on final page; pp.[viii (including frontispiece)]+[239]+[i]; dark teak brown smooth cloth, ruled blind, pictorially blocked, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; cream-toned end-papers. Nice copy.

Also known in a similarly decorated black fine morocco cloth with end-papers printed florally pale grey: precedence unknown. Reilly, p.291.

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LUNN (Joseph). Horae jocosae; Or The doggerel decameron. Being Ten facetious tales in verse. To which are added, Some miscellaneous pieces. Printed for G. and W.B. Whittaker, 1823. 12mo, printed in half sheets; quarter drab linen, drab board sides, hand-written paper spine label; uncut edges. Linen fragile, and label defective; some insignificant dusting and staining in text; in general, however, a nice copy.

The label is almost certainly original. A volume of most competent comic verse, dedicated to John Taylor.

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[LUTTRELL (Henry).]. Crockford-house, A rhapsody. In two cantos. [And] A rhtmer in Rome. London: John Murray, Albemarle-street, 1827. F'cap 8vo in half-sheets; half-title not present, probably not called for; fly-title to first poem follows title leaf; pp.[iv]+127+[i (printer's imprint)]; contemporary half-calf, marbled sides, spine ruled and tooled gilt, green lettering-piece, sprinkled burnished edges. Inch and a half of calf chipped from tail of spine; calf cracked over front joint, but firm on cords; text fine.

From the library of Austin Dobson, with his signature on the front end-paper and his small bookplate designed by Alfred Parsons on the front end-paper. Presumably used by Dobson when witing his essay "A Forgotten Poet of Society" published in ‘St. James's Magazine' in 1878 and reprinted as "Luttrell's Letters to Julia" in ‘A Paladin of Philanthropy' in 1899. Light verse. NCBEL, 3: 390.

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LYALL (Sir Alfred). Verses written in India. Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1889. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; title-page printed in red and black; imprint leaf at end; bevelled green buckram, blocked with publisher's device gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Covers dull and showing slight general wear; front free end-paper lacking; otherwise a very nice copy.



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LYNCH (Arthur). Our poets! Remington & Co., Limited, 15, King Street, Covent Garden, 1894. Narrow f'cap 8vo, wire-stitched; three integral advertisement leaves followed by blank, at end; yellow green smooth cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and with short rule, gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale brown and printed with a ‘crazy paving' design in rich brown. Two short tears in front end-paper, relevant press cutting tipped on to front paste-down, and inscription obliterated on back end-paper; slight rusting of staples; otherwise in general nice.

Verse parodies and criticisms, with extensive notes, of Oscar Wilde, Le Gallienne, Swinburne, Lang, William Morris, Lewis Morris, Sir Edwin Arnold, Austin, William Watson, Dobson, Buchanan, and Kipling. Arthur Lynch was born, of Irish parents, at Ballarat near Melbourne, and graduated from the University there as an engineer before moving to Europe, where he studied in Berlin for some time, before taking up journalism, which he pursued successively in London and Paris. Later he was to move to South Africa, where he fought against the English during the Boer War, an activity which led to his being condemned to death. Mason, p.289 refers to this volume, which is not noticed by Wise.

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LYTTON (Sir Edward Bulwer, Bart.). Not so bad as we seem; Or, Many sides to a character. A Comedy in Five Acts. As first performed at Devonshire House, In the presence of Her Majesty and His Royal Highness The Prince Albert. Published for the Guild of Literature and Art, By Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1851. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; post 8vo leaf dated ‘May 16th', bearing instructions for performance of the play, tipped in after Dedication leaf; 16pp. Prospectus for the Guild of Literature and Art, on slightly smaller paper, bound in at end; drab thin boards, printed in black, cut flush; a.e. uncut. Early rebacked with maroon roan, ruled and lettered gilt up spine; boards a little rubbed and worn at edges; prelims. very slightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

CBEL, III, p.476; Sadleir, 425, noting that the "Single leaf of instructions . . . for performance of the play . . . was probably written by Charles Dickens who acted as producer." The Prospectus at the end is said to have been drafted jointly by Dickens and Lytton - with some assistance, no doubt, from the Hon. Sec., W.H. Wills. In this copy of the Prospectus the misprint ‘expositic' for ‘exposition' occurs at l.25 on p.4, the type having evidently become damaged. The play was written and produced for the benefit of the ill-fated Guild, and acted by a cast which included Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Forster, R.H. Horne, Douglas Jerrold, Charles Knight, Mark Lemon, Tenniel, etc. It was the acceptance by Collins of the part of Smart, the Butler, which led to his first meeting Dickens and their subsequent lifelong friendship.

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LYTTON (the Right Hon. Sir Edward Bulwer, Bart. M.P.). Poems. A new edition, revised. London, John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1865. The right of translation is reserved. Sm.post 8vo; two blanks before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[4]+xii+382+[ii]; bevelled yellow-green fine morocco cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated crimson. Small mark on back cover; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

The first collected edition of Lytton's poems appeared in New York in 1845 and was a piracy; the first authorised collected edition appeared in 1859 in England. This is a reprint of the English first authorised edition, but the revisions are extensive, and some poems are here first printed. CBEL, III, p.475; not in the British Library Catalogue; four locations only in NUC.

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LYTTON ([Edward Bulwer-Lytton,] Lord). The Odes and epodes Of Horace: A metrical translation into English With Introduction and commentaries. With Latin text. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1869. Last page blank; pp.viii+xiii-xliii+[i (blank)]+485+[i]; bevelled puce smooth cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled black, lettered gilt on front cover and spine, blocked gilt on front cover; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated black; binder's ticket of ‘Burn & Co.' on back paste-down. End-papers foxed on backs, with offsetting onto facing leaves; early ownership inscription on blank upper margin of title-page; small, neat, restoration to cloth at extreme headband; otherwise a fine copy.



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LYTTON ([Edward Bulwer-Lytton,] Lord). Walpole: Or Every man has his price. A comedy in rhyme In three acts. William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1869. Double pott 8vo; pp.[vi]+123+[i (blank)]; bevelled royal blue buckram, ruled blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated chocolate; binder's ticket of Burn & Co. on back pastedown. Spine and edges of covers slightly darkened; otherwise a fine copy.

Sadleir, 447; CBEL, III, p.476. Lytton's last play.

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LYTTON ([Edward Bulwer-Lytton,] Lord). Walpole: Or Every man has his price. A comedy in rhyme In three acts. William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1869. Double pott 8vo; pp.[vi]+123+[i (blank)]; bevelled royal blue buckram, ruled blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated chocolate; binder's ticket of Burn & Co. on back pastedown. Cloth patchily darkened and spine a little faded; internally fine.

Sadleir, 447; CBEL, III, p.476. Lytton's last play.

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LYTTON (The Right Hon. [Edward Bulwer-Lytton,] Lord). The Poetical works Of the Right Hon. Lord Lytton. Griffith and Farran, At the Sign of the "Bible and Swan", West Corner of St. Paul's Churchyard, London, N.D. [?c.1867]. Half-title not called for; printed throughout in red and black; last leaf a single inset signed ‘2 O'; pp.viii+561+[i (printer's imprint)]; diagonally fine ribbed grey-fawn cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled black, blocked black, silver, and gilt on front cover (harp, laurel wreathes and books, within a frame), ruled and blocked black, blocked and lettered gilt (muse holding laurel coronal), on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. Small, almost invisible restoration to cloth of headband, and very slight dulling of gilt on spine; otherwise a fine copy.

"In this collection of the Author's Poems will be found some not before printed, and some entirely re-written from the more imperfect productions of earlier years. Few, if any, that have previously appeared, have escaped revision and alteration." - Prefatory Note. We have been able to trace no record of this edition, which is not referred to in any of the standard reference books, and is not recorded either in the British Library Catalogue or NUC. We have suggested a hypothetical date for the present volume on the following grounds: In 1865 a revised edition of the Poetical Works was published by John Murray. That edition contained only 382pp, the chief additions in the present volume being ‘The New Timon' (first published in 1846) and ‘King Arthur, Books I - XII' (1849), though several other poems (such as ‘The Pope and the Beggar', ‘The Last Crusader', ‘Memnon', ‘The Master and the Scholar', ‘The True Critic', ‘Talent and Genius', ‘Euripedes', ‘The Athenian and the Spartan', ‘The Philanthropist and the Misdanthrope', etc.) are added and some (such as ‘The Boatman', ‘Fate: A Picture', ‘May-Song', ‘The Lark in the Cage', etc.) also apparently dropped. This would seem to provide an earlier limiting date. In 1870 a revised edition of King Arthur appeared, with a new Preface. The present edition would appear to contain a Preface which predates that one, and this would provide a later limiting date. The style of the production and the binding would agree with the placement of the volume in either the late sixties or early seventies.

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M. (B. [i.e., Mrs. Barbara Macandrew, nee Miller].). Ezekiel And Other Poems. T. Nelson and Sons, Paternoster Row, 1892. Roy.16mo in half sheets; blank before half-title; fine period illuminated title-page printed in red, flesh pink, and gold on a pinkish pale buff ground, with tissue guard, precedes letterpress title-page; final blank; pp.249+[iii]; diagonally fine ribbed bevelled dark green cloth blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt and dark green through gilt, on front cover and spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Contemporary inscription on front blank; otherwise a nice copy.



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MACAULAY (John). Poems and Songs. Greenock: David Blair, Greenock Herald Office, 1895. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.viii+240. Nice copy.

Reilly, p.296

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McCARTHY (Justin Huntly, M.P.). Hafiz in London. Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1886. Imp.16mo in half sheets; printed throughout in dark grey-green; imprint leaf at end; pp.viii+90+[ii]; gold buckram, lettered grey-green on front cover, lettered and with short rule grey-green on spine; a.e. uncut; laid end-papers, the back end-papers being thicker than the front end-papers, and with closer chain lines, whilst the front end-papers are apparently of text-paper. Spine somewhat darkened, sides very slightly so; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce, especially in this condition.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed four line holograph inscription to ‘Mrs. [?Cowden] Clarke' on the front end-paper. A very early use of gold cloth, and an unusual use of colour printing for the text. Printed on hand-made paper.

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McCARTHY (Justin Huntly, M.P.). Harlequinade: A book of verses. Chatto & Windus, 1890. Double cr.8vo; limitation leaf before half-title page; imprint leaf at end; white buckram lettered gilt within gilt ruled box on spine; a.e. uncut. Covers lightly foxed, and just a little dusty; otherwise a fine unopened copy.

One of an edition on large hand-made paper, limited to only fifty numbered copies (thirty-five for sale).

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McCOSH (John, M.D., Edinburgh, H.E.I.C.S., F.R.G.S.). Grand tours In Many lands. A Poem in Ten Cantos. Remington & Co., New Bond Street, W., 1881. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; half-basil, cloth sides, burnished sprinkled edges; marbled end-papers. Binding sound, but showing some wear; from the library of the Inner Temple, and bearing a scattering of their small library stamps throughout the text, as well as their winged horse devices gilt upon the covers; text otherwise fine.

A presentation copy with the author's signed inscription to the Inner Temple Library on the blank page following the title.

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McCOSH (John, M.D., Edinburgh, F.R.C.S.E., H.E.I.C.S., F.R.G.S.L.). Sketches in verse At home and abroad. And from The war of the Nile. In ten cantos. James Blackwood & Co., Lovell's Court, Paternoster Row, N.D. [December, 1882]. Sm.f'cap 8vo; bevelled purple patterned sand grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled with a triangle and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Cloth worn at head and tail of spine, and splitting a little at head of joints; some embrowning of poor quality paper; a few leaves foxed or marked; a very good copy.

"The present volume is the fourth of the series that, during the last twelve years, the author has presented to the public. . . . Like its predecessors, it is an attempt to preserve remarkable contemporary events in verse, like insects in amber. . . . The last three cantoes [sic] are paraphrased from the despatches of the late War of the Nile." - Author's Preface.

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MAC DONALD (George, LL.D.). The disciple And other poems. Daldy, Isbister, & Co., 56, Ludgate Hill, 1874. Sm.pott 8vo; cancel half-title and title leaves; 4pp. alternative prelims. at end; pp.[viii]+288+[iv]; yellow-green patterned sand grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Very nice copy.

First edition thus of a book originally published in 1867. The additional prelims. at the end denominate this as part of a collected edition, the title-page reading: Works of fancy and Imagination. By George Mac Donald, LL.D. Vol.II. Strahan & Company Limited, 34, Paternoster Row, N.D. The second issue of the alternative prelims., the first issue having the title page dated 1871 and a different publisher's address. All issues are scarce.

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MAC DONALD (George, LL.D.). The disciple And other stories. [sic] Alexander Strahan, 25 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, 1884. Sm.pott 8vo; half-title not called for in this issue; cancel title leaf, on smaller paper; 4pp. alternative prelims. at end (half-title and title); pp.[iii]-viii+[288]+[iv]; grass-green diagonally fine ribbed cloth, ruled blind on back cover, very elaborately blocked red, black and gilt, lettered black, on front cover and spine, lettered red on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers printed with floral pattern in chalk-brown. Slight dulling of spine; but a very nice copy.

First edition thus of a book originally published in 1867 - and one of innumerable later issues, this one being remarkable both for the extremely handsome binding, and for the change of sub-title, earlier issues on the first title-page describing the contents, less misleadingly, as ‘poems'. The additional prelims. at the end denominate this as part of a collected edition, the title-page reading: Works of fancy and Imagination. By George Mac Donald, LL.D. Vol.II. Strahan & Company Limited, 34, Paternoster Row, N.D. The second issue of the alternative prelims., the first issue having the title page dated 1871 and a different publisher's address.

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MAC DONALD (George, LL.D.). Parables and ballads And Scotch songs. Daldy, Isbister, & Co., 56, Ludgate Hill, 1874. Sm.pott 8vo; cancel half-title and title leaves; 4pp. alternative prelims. at end, printed originally as part of the first gathering; pp.[viii]+304+[iv]; yellow-green patterned sand grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Nice copy.

First edition, second issue, first separate edition, and first edition under this title. The additional prelims. at the end denominate this as part of a collected edition, the title-page reading: Works of fancy and Imagination. By George Mac Donald, LL.D. Vol.IV. Strahan & Co., Publishers, 56, Ludgate Hill, 1871. Both issues are scarce.

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MAC DONALD (George). Exotics: A Translation of the Spiritual Songs of Novalis, The Hymn-Book of Luther, and other Poems From the German and Italian. Strahan & Co., publishers, 34 Paternoster Row, London, 1876. Narrow f'cap 8vo; pp.[xvi]+[192 (mostly unpaginated!)]; bevelled grey-fawn diagonally fine ribbed cloth, blocked blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. Slight general wear to covers and end-papers a trifle cracked; inscription on half-title page; otherwise nice.

CBEL, III, p.495.

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MAC DONALD (George). A book of strife In the form of The Diary of an Old Soul. Printed for the Author, and to be had by Writing to Mr. Hughes, 43, Beaufort Street, Chelsea, London, 1880. 12mo, printed on one side of the paper only; half-title not called for; printer's imprint leaf at end; pp.[268]; diagonally fine ribbed red cloth, paper spine label; uncut edges; cream coated end-papers. Slight damp-marking of covers; front end-papers somewhat stained; otherwise a nice copy.

Precedes the trade edition by twenty-five years. Shaberman, 66

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MAC DONALD (George). The Poetical works Of George Mac Donald In two volumes. Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1893. 2 Vols.; blank before half-title in volume two; pp.viii+448; [2]+x+424; cerise coarse buckram, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Some very slight fading of cloth, and gilt oxydised; otherwise virtually fine.

According to the advertisement on the verso of each half-title ‘Arranged by the Author'. The first collected edition. Shaberman, 95.

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MACDONELL (A.C.). Lays of the heather: Poems. London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, E.C., 1896. Extra cr.8vo; pp.viii+204; quarter diagonally fine ribbed brown cloth blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, diagonally fine ribbed olive brown cloth sides; a.e. uncut. Nice copy.

‘Dedicated / to / H.R.H. Prince Rupert of Bavaria, / Heir of the Royal House of Stuart.' Includes a good deal of military verse relating to Scottish regiments, and also some Jacobite verse. Apparently the author's first book.

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M'ILWAINE (The Rev. W., A.M., Minister of St. George's, Belfast). Death conquered: And Other poems. Francis Baisler, 124, Oxford Street; W. Curry, Jun. and Co., Dublin; G. Phillips, Belfast, 1842. [Added by rubber stamp at foot of title-page and on front free end-paper:] SOLD AT: 1, Donegall-Sq. East, Belfast. 12mo, in half sheets; pp.viii+136; purple fine diaper cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind on spine, lettered gilt on front cover; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated yellow. A fine copy.



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MACKAY (Charles, LL.D.). Town lyrics, And Other poems. By Charles Mackay, LL.D., Author of "Voices from the Crowd," "Voices from the Mountains," "Legends of the Isles," Etc. etc. London: D. Bogue, 86 Fleet Street, 1848. Roy.16mo in half sheets; integral advertisement leaf at end, blank on verso; pp.[viii]+102+[ii]; pale leaf green paper wrappers, printed in leaf green; white end-papers. Rebacked almost undetectably with matching paper, and unobtrusive name on front wrapper; otherwise a fine copy. Very scarce.

Dedicated to Charles Dickens. CBEL, III, p.297

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MACKAY (Charles). Egeria, Or The spirit of nature; And other poems. David Bogue, 86, Fleet Street, 1850. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; steel-engraved portrait frontispiece; pp.xx+204; publisher's inserted 24pp. Catalogue at end dated January 1850; rich brown fine ripple grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale cream; binder's ticket of Bone & Son, 76, Fleet Street on back paste-down. Neat restoration to cloth at top of joints; spine a trifle darkened; otherwise a nice copy.

CBEL, III, p.297. The spine is lettered ‘POEMS / BY / CHARLES / MACKAY'. Apparently the first issue, the second being without the portrait, but having four wood engravings, lacking the catalogue, and being differently bound. P.125 here has the wrong running title (‘The old year's remonstrance' instead of ‘The garden spider'), as in all copies we have seen. CBEL, III, p.297; Miles, IV.

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MACKAY (Charles). Voices From the mountains And From the crowd. Boston, Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1853 [i.e., December, 1852]. Binder's blank at front and back; half-title not called for; integral blank at end of text; pp.viii+373+[iii]; vertically ribbed deep caramel cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, lettered and with short rule, gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut; yellow end-papers. Very nice copy.

Not among the CBEL listings of Mackay's works. There is no equivalent English edition. According to Mackay's Preface, specially written for this edition, and dated ‘London, November 8, 1852', he says: "The poems in this collection are now, for the first time, brought together. They include three small volumes published in England at intervals between the years 1846 and 1851, under the titles of ‘Voices from the Crowd,' ‘Voices from the Mountains,' and ‘Town Lyrics.' They also include many fugitive pieces gathered from the periodical publications and other works, in which they originally appeared, as well as a considerable number of new poems, now first given to the world. The author was requested by his friend Mr. J.T. Fields, to collect them for the American public, and the present edition is the result."

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MACKAY (Charles, LL.D., F.S.A.). Gossamer and snowdrift. The posthumous poems Of Charles Mackay. With an introduction By his son Eric Mackay. George Allen, 8, Bell Yard, Temple Bar, London; And Sunnyside, Orpington, [Kent,] 1890. Pp.xii+[288]; half cerise buckram, diagonally fine ribbed pale grey green cloth sides, ruled gilt on sides and spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine, blocked gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers printed florally grey-green. A near fine copy.

CBEL, III, p.297; Miles, IV.

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MACKAY (Eric). A song of the sea; My lady of dreams; And other poems. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street, 1895. F'cap 8vo; printer's imprint leaf at end; pp.162+[ii]; bevelled olive green buckram lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Front end-paper lacking; otherwise a fine copy.

By the author of "Love Letters of a Violinist". Miles, VIII, pp.435-454.

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[MACKAY (Eric).]. The little gods Of Grub Street. A satire. London: H. & W. Brown [20 Fulham Road, S.W.], 1896. Blank before half-title, serving as free end-paper; two blanks at end, the latter serving as free end-paper; pp.[ii]+[90]+[iv]; dull red wrappers, printed on front wrapper in black; a.e. uncut; text-paper paste-downs. Small mark on back wrapper; slight foxing of front end-papers and edges; otherwise a fine copy. Very scarce.

Published at One Shilling. By the author of "Love Letters of a Violinist". Miles, VIII, 435-454.

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MACQUEEN (Thomas). The exile, A Poem, In seven books. By Thomas Macqueen, Mason, Barkip, Near Beith. Glasgow, James Duncan, Maxwell-street, 1836. Lge.12mo, printed in half sheets; title leaf followed by dedication leaf, leaf bearing Preface (paged viii on verso), and leaf bearing Contents, the following first leaf of text bearing the signature A; half-title, therefore , probably not called for, the order of the Contents and Preface leaves having apparently been misbound in this copy; pp.viii+166. BOUND WITH: MACQUEEN (Thomas). The Moorland minstrel. Glasgow: Printed by Muir, Gowans, & Co. 4, Dunlop Street, For the author, 1840. Lge.12mo, printed in half sheets; half-title not called for, the title leaf being conjugate with the Contents leaf, and both included in the pagination; pp.214+[ii (integral advertisements)]. Two works bound together, contemporary half-calf, worn; some dusting, but acceptable copies, nonetheless, of the author's very scarce first two books.

Confident, and more than competant verse, written in a variety of measures, showing strong influence of Wordsworth, and others of the English Romantic school, yet rooted as well in native metres and language, liberal and pacifist in tone. Surprisingly, not in CBEL. The advertisement leaf at the end of the second volume lists a further work by the same author to be published in weekly numbers starting on the 1st of May, 1840, The Cottage Philosopher: ‘A Collection of Prose Essays and Lectures, on a variety of subjects connected with Political Economy, Education, and Morals.'

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MACTAGGART (J.). Mackinnon and the Bards. Edinburgh and London, Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier, 1899. Sm.cr.8vo; facsimile letter from Sir Henry Ponsonby, the Queen's secretary, on text-paper, recto blank, precedes half-title; half-tone portrait frontispiece of Mackinnon, and similar inserted plates of Sir Bartle Frere and Lord Tennyson, each with tissue guard; facsimile letter from W. MacKinnon in text; blank at end; pictorial headpieces passim; pp.[xii]+[69]+[iii]; bevelled vertically fine ribbed pinkish cerise cloth blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e.g.; text-paper end-papers. Virtually fine copy.

The final leaf carries the printed text of a brief third person letter from Lord Tennyson. Mactaggart appears to have been an autograph collector, trading on the politeness of those to whom he wrote. He was unsuccessful both with Tennyson and the Queen: Mackinnon was terse but more obliging. That our author should have published these trivia probably entitled him to be addressed by some title such as ‘Your Great Pomposity'! Reilly, p.310.

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MAIR (Thomas). John O'Arnha's Latter-day exploits And other poems. With a Portrait of John, and his Autograph. Aberdeen: Printed for the author, 1882. Sm.pott 8vo; pp.123+[i (printer's imprint)]; diagonally fine ribbed deep leaf-green cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black, blocked and lettered gilt, on front cover; grey-coated end-papers printed with fan pattern in cerise. Very nice copy.

Presentation copy with the author's holograph inscription on the half-title. Printed in Aberdeen.

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MALLOCK (William Hurrell, Commoner of Balliol Coll.). Newdigate Prize Poem. The Isthmus of Suez: Recited In the Theatre, Oxford, June 14, 1871. Oxford: Thos. Shrimpton & Son, Broad Street, 1871. One half-sheet, 12mo; half-title not called for. Disbound; very light foxing of title; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.



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MALLOCK (William Hurrell). Poems. Chatto & Windus, 1880. Sq.lge.post 8vo; blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.xii+154+[ii]; publisher's full parchment, lettered and blocked with author's monogram in red on front cover, lettered red on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. A fine copy of a scarce and handsome book.

Poems by the author of The New Republic, written between his seventeenth and twentieth years. Loosely laid into this copy is a holograph letter from the author, 3pp. 16mo, signed, and a leaf bearing a poem of eight long lines, also in the author's holograph, and signed. As far as we have been able to discover, this poem is unpublished.

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MALLOCK (W.H.). Verses. Published by Hutchinson & Co. At 34, Paternoster Row, 1893. Cr.8vo; fly-title precedes each poem; pp.159+[1 (blank)]; brick red coarse buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut; optical white diagonally fine ribbed vertically herring-bone striped end-papers. Very slight fading of spine; slight foxing of prelims.; otherwise a fine copy.

Printed upon Dutch hand-made paper. The ordinary issue.

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MALLOCK (W.H.). Lucretius On Life and death In the metre of Omar Khayy m To which are appended parallel passages From the original By W.H. Mallock. London, Adam and Charles Black, 1900. Med.8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[2]+[xxii]+85+[iii]; publisher's full vellum, ruled blind on back cover, gold on front cover and spine, lettered gold on spine; a.e. uncut; laid end-papers. Fine copy of a handsome book.

Printed upon Dickinson hand-made paper. The ruling and blocking would appear to be real gold leaf.

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MANNERS (Mary E.). The bishop and the Caterpillar (As Recited by Mr. Brandram) And other pieces. James Clarke & Co., 13 & 14, Fleet Street, 1892. Pp.[x]+92; 8pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated 1/12/92; ivory buckram blocked blue and red, lettered blue, on front cover, a.e. cut flush; free end-papers not called for. A nice copy of a delicate book.

'Dedicated (By permission) to Lewis Carroll'.

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MARLOWE (Christopher) and NASH (Thomas). Dido, Queen of Carthage. A tragedy. Hurst, Robinson, and Co., 1825. Dramatis personae, biographical introduction on Nash, type-facsimile of the original title-page of 1594, very brief introductory note; pp.[xvi]+[64]. Disbound, but a fine copy.



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MARSHALL (A.E.). Odds and ends. London: William Pickering; Chester: George Pritchard, 1853. Pott 8vo; half-title not called for; final blank; pp.viii+78+[ii]; light blue ripple grain cloth ruled and elaborately blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover; end-papers coated yellow. Rubber stamp on title-page and paste-down (v. note); otherwise a generally nice copy.

Publisher's presentation copy, so inscribed on the upper margin of the title-page, and with the rubber ownership stamp of the recipient, the Boston Working Men's College on the title-page and front paste-down.

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MARSHALL (William). Aarbert. A Drama Without stage or scenery, wrought out through Song in many metres, mostly lyric. Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Lim., Paternoster Square, 1898. Blank before half-title; title-page printed in scarlet and black; pp.[ii]+vi+359+[i (blank)]; bevelled light blue linen-effect rough buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Very slight dusting of covers; otherwise a fine copy.

Printed on hand-made paper.

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MARSTON (Philip Bourke). Song-tide, And other poems. Ellis and Green, 33 King Street, Covent Garden, 1871. Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[xii]+210+[ii]; slate green buckram ruled and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; binder's ticket of Burn & Co on back pastedown. Covers a trifle used; text nice.

The author's scarce first book. CBEL, III, p.347; Miles, VIII; Fredeman, 50.1; Tinker, 1525

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MARSTON (Philip Bourke). Song-tide: poems and Lyrics of love's joy And sorrow. Edited, With introductory memoir, By William Sharp. London, Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row, 1888. Demy 16mo in half-sheets; printed throughout in red and black; two integral advertisement leaves at end; pp.[lxxx]+[308]+[iv]; very dark grey-green buckram, spine label printed in black and red; a.e. uncut; label a little chipped, darkened, and rubbed; otherwise a fine copy.

Not the same as the 1871 volume, ‘Song-Tide and Other Poems', but a representative selection of Marston's poems from several volumes, including some that are apparently here first published, and fourteen that had not previously appeared in England. Included also is a sonnet to Marston by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Sharp's Memoir (and critical appreciation of his poems) occupies pp.[xix]-lxxix. CBEL, III, p.347; Miles, VIII.

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MARSTON (Westland). The Dramatic and poetical works. In two volumes - vol. I [II]. Collective edition. Chatto and Windus, 1876. 2 Vols.; pp.[xiv]+360; [vi]+395+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end of volume one, dated December, 1879; slate green buckram, ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, blocked with publisher's device and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others mainly trimmed; end-papers coated grey chocolate; binder's ticket of ‘W. Bone & Son, 76 Fleet St.' on back paste down of volume two. Two or three small neat restorations to cloth over joints; prelims. foxed in volume one, end-papers and facing pages in volume two; otherwise a nice copy.

Three of the twelve plays are here first printed; the others are revised, in some cases extensively so. The second volume concludes with sections of ‘Dramatic Scenes and Fragments', ‘Sonnets', and ‘General Poems': about half the Sonnets and three of the remaining pieces are here first printed. CBEL, III, p.604; Miles, IV.

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MASSEY (Gerald). Poems and ballads By Gerald Massey, Containing the Ballad of Babe Christabel. Printed from the third London edition, With Several New Poems Never Before Published. Revised and Corrected by the Author. New York: J.C. Derby, 119 Nassau Street; Boston: Phillips, Sampson & Co.; Cincinnati: H.W. Derby, 1854. Lge.12mo; two blanks, apparently integral, precede half-title; two blanks, apparently integral, and text-paper blank probably inserted by the binder, at end; pp.[4]+[xxx]+[25]-228+[4]; vertically fine ribbed moire brown cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered and with short rule, gilt, on spine; pale yellow end-papers. A fine copy of a rather handsome book.

The New York or Cincinnati issue, bearing the imprint ‘DERBY.' on the spine. The odd pagination is evidently correct, the typesetter in setting the body text having apparently not counted the title and half title in the numbering of the prelims., though they are included in the actual numbering, and also not having allowed for the two blank versos called for by the lay-out. In addition to the contents listed on the title-page, the volume includes Massey's Preface to the third London edition of ‘Babe Christabel: With Other Lyrical Poems' (subscribed April, 1854), and a Biographical Sketch by Samuel Smiles reprinted from Eliza Cook's Journal, 1851 [here misprinted 1581 in the attribution]. Four editions of ‘Babe Christabel' were published in London in 1854, the fourth being enlarged by the addition of at least eight poems first collected in the present volume (some with variations of title, and possibly of text), together with six or seven further poems, that there are new. Massey incorporated revisions and/or additions in each of the first four English editions of Babe Christabel, as well as in the present volume - though for the most part he did so silently. CBEL, III, p.298, does not record this edition, nor indeed any American edition of Massey's poems earlier than 1857, and first notes the inclusion of the Biographical Sketch in a volume entitled ‘The Complete Poetical Works' published in Boston in 1861 (though it in fact was included at the end in the English first edition of ‘Babe Christabel', and appeared also in all subsequent ones); nor is it in the British Library Catalogue. V. Miles, V, pp.315-354, for a general note. Massey, although now to a large extent forgotten, was the major English working class poet of the mid-Victorian era. Born in poverty at Tring in Hertfordshire in 1828, he began work in a silk factory at the age of eight, where for a twelve hour day he received a weekly wage varying between ninepence and eighteen pence. Later he worked for some years as a straw-plaiter. Largely self-educated, by the age of twenty-one he had founded and was editor of a working-man's paper called ‘The Spirit of Freedom', and the following year became one of the secretaries of the ‘Christian Socialists', numbering among his friends within a very few years thereafter F.D. Maurice, Charles Kingsley, Hepworth Dixon, Walter Savage Landor, and George Eliot - who took him as her model for the character of Felix Holt. Massey published his first volume of verse in 1848, and achieved reputation nationally some six years later, with ‘The Ballad of Babe Christabel', his third collection. Miles, writing about 1890, describes him as "one of the most truly national of our English poets." The present volume is virtually a collected works to date, and includes many, if not all, of his early socialist poems: ‘The Song of the Red Republican', ‘The Cry of the Unemployed', ‘They are but Giants while we kneel', etc.

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MASSEY (Gerald). Craigcrook castle. London: David Bogue, 86, Fleet Street, 1856. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; Contents leaf tipped in after Dedication leaf, gathering ‘a' thus consisting of nine leaves; integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher's 32pp. inserted Catalogue dated February, 1856; horizontally fine-ribbed yellow-green cloth, elaborately ruled and blocked blind on sides, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Restorations to cloth at head- and tail- of spine; tipped-on (?)advertising slip removed from back end-paper, leaving a hole; otherwise a nice copy.

Signed by the author on the upper margin of the title-page. The final gathering, ‘O', consists of three leaves, ‘O2' being a single inset, the Contents leaf having presumably been printed conjugate with it to make up one half sheet. CBEL, III, p.298; Miles, V, pp.315-354.

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MASSEY (Gerald). Craigcrook castle. London: David Bogue, 86, Fleet Street, 1856. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; Contents leaf tipped in after Dedication leaf, gathering ‘a' thus consisting of nine leaves; integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher's 32pp. inserted Catalogue dated February, 1856; horizontally fine-ribbed yellow-green cloth, elaborately ruled and blocked blind on sides, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Near fine copy.

The final gathering, ‘O', consists of three leaves, ‘O2' being a single inset, the Contents leaf having presumably been printed conjugate with it to make up one half sheet. CBEL, III, p.298; Miles, V, pp.315-354.

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MASSEY (Gerald). Craigcrook castle. Second Edition, Revised. David Bogue, 86, Fleet Street, 1856. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; 6pp. integral advertisements followed by publisher's 32pp. inserted Catalogue dated January, 1857; vertical straight morocco yellow-green cloth, elaborately ruled and blocked blind on sides, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others mainly trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Near fine copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription on the upper margin of the title page. Published in the same year as the first edition. Despite having already been revised, the present copy contains further manuscript revisions (all of them improvements) in the author's hand, these affecting some seventeen lines. NCBEL, III, 538, not noting a revised edition; Miles, V, pp.315-354. Massey, although now to a large extent forgotten, was the major English working class poet of the mid-Victorian era. Born in poverty at Tring in Hertfordshire in 1828, he began work in a silk factory at the age of eight, where for a twelve hour day he received a weekly wage varying between ninepence and eighteen pence. Later he worked for some years as a straw-plaiter. Largely self-educated, by the age of twenty-one he had founded and was editor of a working-man's paper called ‘The Spirit of Freedom', and the following year became one of the secretaries of the ‘Christian Socialists', numbering among his friends within a very few years thereafter F.D. Maurice, Charles Kingsley, Hepworth Dixon, Walter Savage Landor, and George Eliot - who took him as her model for the character of Felix Holt. Massey published his first volume of verse in 1848, and achieved reputation nationally some six years later, with ‘The Ballad of Babe Christabel', his third collection. Miles, writing about 1890, describes him as "one of the most truly national of our English poets."

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MASSEY (Gerald). A tale of eternity, And other Poems. Strahan & Co., Publishers, 56 Ludgate Hill, 1870. Super roy.8vo; cancel half-title leaf, tipped onto a stub; pp.[xii]+425+[iii (blank)]; yellow-green fine bead grain cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered with publisher's motto, blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated milk chocolate. End-papers foxed, with offsetting onto facing leaves; otherwise a fine copy.

An issue on large paper, and one of a very few copies so produced. The half-title page bears the printed legend: "Private edition Dedicated to The Lady Marion Alford" (Massey's patron), together with a verse.

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MASSEY (Gerald). Garibaldi. A group of reprinted poems. J. Pearce, "Dr. Johnson's House," Gough Square, 1882. Pott 4to; pp.32; card wrappers faced pale green, printed black on sides, the back cover bearing publisher's advertisements, cut flush; a.e.g. Nice copy.

A rare volume not listed in the British Library Catalogue, CBEL or Miles. Despite the title it is not, as a collection, a reprint; and some at least of the poems appear to be here first published in book form. Published at 6d.

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MASSEY (Gerald). My lyrical life: Poems Old and New. First [Second] series. Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1 Paternoster Square, 1889. 2 Vols., f'cap 8vo; blank and five leaves integral advertisements (including eulogia by Ruskin, Arnold, Landor, Hugh Miller, etc. on Massey's earlier volumes), precede half title in first volume; pp.[2]+xxxiv+364; [xii]+[428]; navy blue buckram, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated black. Gatherings B and C misbound in reverse order in second volume; otherwise a fine set. Scarce.

Massey's final collections of verse. CBEL, III, p.298; Miles, p.315 et seq.: "These two volumes contain all that was worthiest of the former four, together with some hundred pages of hitherto unpublished verse, and upon . . . these . . . Massey's fame as a poet will rest."

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MASSON (Charles). Legends Of the Afghan countries. In verse. With Various pieces, Original and translated. James Madden, 8, Leadenhall Street, And John Ollivier, 59, Pall Mall, 1848. Lge.12mo;pp.[viii]+328; red mercerised cloth blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Covers marked; front free end-papers lacking; some damp-staining of first and last few leaves; a good copy only. Scarce.



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