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

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MATHER (James). Poems. Alexander Gardner, Publisher to Her Majesty the Queen, Paisley; and 26 Paternoster Square, London, 1892. Extra cr.8vo; final blank; pp.261+[iii]; dark blue buckram, white paper spine label; a.e. uncut; end-papers faced dark chocolate. Nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's eleven word holograph inscription on the half-title. He has also added a ms. list of Misprints on the blank verso of the last leaf of the Contents recording seven errata. Reilly, p.319.

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MATTHISON (Arthur). Dedicated to the True Censor of the British Stage - The British Public. "A false step:" The Prohibited Play, Freely adapted from "Les Lionnes Pauvres," By Arthur Matthison, Author of "The Little Hero"; "Il Talismano"; "Enoch Arden" (a Drama); "Liz" (in collaboration with Joseph Hatton); "Contempt of Court; [sic] etc. etc. [Double column:] London: Samuel French, Publisher, 89, Strand. / New York: Samuel French & Son, Publishers, 38, East 14th Street, N.D. [1878]. F'cap 12mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.48; issued in paper wrappers not here present. Nice copy.

The introductory matter includes a long letter on the subject of this play and censorship by the critic Clement Scott.

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MAUGHAM (Henry Neville). The Husband of Poverty. A drama of the life of Francis of Assisi. London: Eliot Stock, 1896. Med.8vo in half sheets; collotype frontispiece with tissue guard; pp.[viii]+79+[i (printer's imprint)]; brown art-linen, lettered gilt on front cover; t.e.g., others uncut. Nice copy.

Printed at the Chiswick Press.

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MAURICE (Walter) and RICE (James). Ready-Money. A Drama In four acts (Founded on the Authors' popular novel, entitled "Ready-money Mortiboy"). By Walter Maurice and James Rice. Authors of "My Little Girl," etc. etc. [Double column:] London: Samuel French, Publisher, 89, Strand / New York: Samuel French & Son, Publishers, 28, West 23rd Street, N.D. [c.1874]. F'cap 12mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; issued in paper wrappers not here present. Nice copy.

Slight clogging or battering of type suggests that this may be a later printing: it is possible that the New York address on the first issue should be West 38th Street. First performed at the Royal Court Theatre on Thursday, March 12th, 1874.

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MAYNE (John). The Siller gun. A poem, In four cantos: With notes, and a glossary. By John Mayne, Author of the poem of "Glasgow," &c. Glocester [sic]: Printed by D. Walker, For the author: Sold by J. Richardson, Royal Exchange; and J.M. Richardson, 23, Cornhill, London, 1808. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.153+[i (advertisement)]; early half dark red roan, green ribbon embossed cloth sides, ruled blind on sides and spine, ruled, tooled, and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. sprinkled. Slight general wear to covers; first gathering a little foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

A scarce poem, set in Dumfries, and relating to a historical tradition of that place.

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MEAD (Thomas). The Lady of the rose, And Other poems. By Thomas Mead. (Comedian). No place, no publisher, no printer, 1881. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; portrait frontispiece, printed in black on a buff ground; Errata leaf at end; pp.[ii]+240+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed royal blue cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others mainly trimmed; end-paers coated pale yellow. Small neat restorations to cloth at head and tail of spine, front free end-paper largely lacking; owner's name written on blank back of frontispiece; title and errata leaves foxed; otherwise very nice.

Includes some pieces (songs, addresses, and extracts from unfinished masques) evidently intended for performance, as well as at least one piece about the theatre, but for the most part narrative poems, sometimes quite lengthy: the product of more than thirty years.

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MEREDITH (George). Modern love And Poems of the English roadside, With Poems and Ballads. London: Chapman & Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1862. F'cap 8vo; ppviii+216; bright green pansy-face grain cloth, ruled blind on sides. ruled blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Front paste-down a little scuffed by removal of label; otherwise a very nice copy.

Hayward, 271; Carter, ‘More Binding Variants', pp.25-6, variant ‘B(ii)'.

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MEREDITH (George). Poems and lyrics Of the joy of earth. Macmillan and Co., 1883. F'cap 8vo; advertisement leaf before half-title; author's note leaf at end; pp.[xii]+[184]; dark blue buckram, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; grey-blue coated end-papers printed with leaf and tendril design in black. Very slight marking of covers, but a near fine copy.

The correct first edition, with the imprint ‘R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor,' on the verso of the title-page. An unacknowledged reprint was made by R. & R. Clark later the same year, and is superficially indistinguishable from the present edition, apart from the imprint. The present copy exhibits also the first state of the first edition, leaf E8 not being a cancel, and having the misprint ‘changeingly' at l.11 on p.64. This copy, however, is of the variant issued without a catalogue, and with leaf and tendril, not peacock feather design, end-papers. The lettering of the spine imprint is all of one size.

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MEREDITH (George). Poems and lyrics Of the joy of earth. Macmillan and Co., 1883. F'cap 8vo; advertisement leaf before half-title; author's note leaf at end; dark blue buckram, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; grey-blue coated end-papers printed with leaf and tendril design in black. Near fine copy.

The correct first edition, with the imprint ‘R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor,' on the verso of the title-page. An unacknowledged reprint was made by R. & R. Clark later the same year, and is superficially indistinguishable from the present edition, apart from the imprint. The present copy, however, exhibits the third state of the first edition, leaf E8 not being a cancel, but bearing the corrected text, having the fore- and lower- edges trimmed and rough trimmed, being issued without a catalogue, and with leaf and tendril, not peacock feather design, end-papers. The lettering of the spine imprint is all of one size.

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MEREDITH (George). Ballads and poems Of Tragic life. London, Macmillan and Co., And New York, 1887. All rights reserved. F'cap 8vo; advertisement leaf before half-title; pp.[viii]+160; dark blue buckram, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; grey-blue coated end-papers, printed with leaf and tendril design in black. Slight string-marking of covers; otherwise a very nice copy.



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MEREDITH (George). A reading of earth. Macmillan and Co., 1888. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[2]+vi+136; dark blue buckram lettered gilt on spine; top-edges uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; grey-blue coated end-papers, printed with leaf and tendril design in black. Very nice copy.

Collie, 40a

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MEREDITH (George). Poems. The empty purse With odes to the comic spirit To youth in memory And verses. London, Macmillan and Co., 1892. Advertisement leaf before half-title page; pp.[viii]+136; navy blue buckram, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed. Fine copy.



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MEREDITH (George). Poems. The Empty Purse With Odes to the Comic Spirit To Youth in Memory And Verses. Macmillan and Co., 1892. Advertisement leaf before half-title page; pp.[viii]+136; navy blue buckram, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed. Covers slightly dull; otherwise a very nice copy.



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MEREDITH (George). Selected poems. Westminster, Archibald Constable and Co., 2 Whitehall Gardens, 1897. 2pp. integral advertisements at end; brown coarse buckram, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Fine copy.

Review copy, bearing the publisher's presentation stamp in blind on the upper margin of the title page, together with a faint pencil note of the publication price: "6/- nett".

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MEREDITH (George). Selected poems. Westminster, Archibald Constable and Co., 2 Whitehall Gardens, 1897. 2pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+245+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; brown coarse buckram, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Top edges slightly foxed, but a very nice copy.

Reilly, p.323.

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MEREDITH (George). Odes In contribution To the song Of French History. Westminster, Archibald Constable and Co, 2 Whitehall Gardens, 1898. 16pp. inserted publisher's catalogue at end; rich brown coarse buckram, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Very small erasure from front end-paper leaving thinning and minute hole; light embrowning of end-papers, with offsetting onto half-title; otherwise a very nice copy.



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MEREDITH (Owen, i.e., Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, First Earl of Lytton). Clytemnestra, The Earl's return, the artist, And other poems. London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1855. F'cap 8vo; two entry leaf of Errata inserted at end (verso blank); pp.[iv]+352+[ii]; early fine half vellum, blue smooth cloth sides, ruled gilt on sides and spine, spine tooled gilt and with dark red lettering-piece ruled and lettered gilt; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; green and gold oil-marbled end-papers; blue silk marker. A little very light pencilled scoring and a few notes, possibly relating to a review; otherwise a virtually fine, largely unopened, copy.

The author's uncommon first book, scarce in this condition. The front end-paper bears on the verso a pencilled shelf-mark and the date ‘10.2.81'. Assuming this not to be 1981, the binding must precede by at least eleven years the trade binding of the author's posthumous last collection of poetry, Marah, which was bound in full mock vellum similarly ruled and blocked gilt on the spine, with a similar dark red label ruled lettered in an identical mix of type fonts. It is a curiosity not perhaps without interest that, apart from the sides (and a very slight difference in the spine ornaments), the present binding would appear pretty exactly to fore-shadow that. CBEL, III, p.347

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MEREDITH (Owen [i.e., Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, First Earl of Lytton].) Lucile. By Owen Meredith, Author of "The Wanderer," "Clytemnestra," etc. London, Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1860. Pp.vi+361+[i (blank)]; deep lime green vertical straight-grain morocco cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Cloth of spine very slightly faded; neat, light, inscription on upper margin of title-page; nonetheless a virtually fine copy.

A novel in verse. The author's scarce third book. CBEL, III, p.347

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[MEREDITH (Owen [i.e., Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, First Earl of Lytton].) and FANE (Julian Henry Charles)]. Tannhäuser; Or, The Battle of the Bards. A Poem. By Neville Temple and Edward Trevor. London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1861. F'cap 8vo; final leaf bearing printer's imprint on recto, blank on verso; pp.117+[i (blank)]+[ii]; vertically fine ribbed grass green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Two fox-spots affecting half-title and title; otherwise a fine copy.

From the library of Lord Dunraven, with his small, lightly pencilled ownership inscription dated September 12 1861 on the half-title. The probable first binding, as suggested by the date of the inscription: the book is also seen in an otherwise similar horizontally-ribbed green cloth, with end-papers coated cream. CBEL, III, pp.287 & 347; Miles, V.

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MEREDITH (Owen, i.e., Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, First Earl of Lytton). Serbski pesme; Or, National Songs of Serbia. London. Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1861. F'cap 8vo; printer's imprint leaf at end (verso blank); pp.142+[ii]; early fine half vellum, diagonally fine ribbed blue cloth sides, ruled gilt on sides and spine, spine tooled gilt and with brown lettering-piece ruled and lettered gilt; t.e.g., fore-edges rough trimmed; green and gold oil-marbled end-papers; blue silk marker. Virtually fine copy, partly unopened.

With an unidentified engraved armorial bookplate on the front paste-down. The front end-paper bears on the verso a pencilled shelf-mark and the date ‘10.2.81'. Assuming this not to be 1981, the binding must precede by at least eleven years the trade binding of the author's posthumous last collection of poetry, Marah, which was bound in full mock vellum ruled and blocked gilt and with a similar label. It is a curiosity not perhaps without interest to those better informed than ourselves that, apart from the sides (and a very slight difference in the spine ornaments), the present binding would appear pretty exactly to fore-shadow that. CBEL, III, p.347

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MEREDITH (Owen, i.e., Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, First Earl of Lytton). Chronicles and characters. By Robert Lytton (Owen Meredith). In two volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1868. 2 Vols.; final blank in volume one; twenty-four line Errata on verso of last page of Contents in volume one; twenty-five line Errata on page following Contents in volume two; pp.[x]+350+[ii]; [x]+355+[i (blank)]; green diagonal dotted-line-ribbed cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black, blocked blind and gilt, on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. End-paper to volume two cracked and rather messily reglued at joints; otherwise a nice, unopened copy.

CBEL, III, p.347

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MEREDITH (Owen, i.e., Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, First Earl of Lytton). The Earl's return. With drawings by W.L. Taylor. Frederick Warne & Co., [Chandos House,] Bedford Street, Strand, N.D. [1887]. Roy.4to; cream tinted binder's blank at front and back; apart from two leaves following the title, bearing vignettes, which are printed in black only, and the half-title, on which the arrangement is reversed, the title, and leaves of text-paper throughout, are printed on rectos with broad plain matt buff borders, bled at all edges, leaving the effect of a central white glazed onlay printed with text, and/or illustration, and/or vignette, in black, the versos of text-leaves sometimes blank, more usually printed with text, and sometimes vignette, in black only; frontispiece and seven inserted leaves of matt white card with linen hinges, each with tissue guard, six printed on recto with photogravure illustrations in various monochrome shades, two of these bearing text on verso, and the seventh with photogravure vignette on recto printed in pale grey-green, this being over-printed with letterpress text, and bearing text on recto; pale apple green buckram printed lithographically with vignette in brownish olive extending across back cover, spine and front cover, with lettering in brownish olive on spine and front cover, and with very delicate vignette in blue-green on front cover; a.e.g; cream tinted end-papers. Slight foxing of end-papers; tissue guard to frontispiece slightly foxed, with offsetting; otherwise a very fine, bright, copy.

First separate and first illustrated edition of a poem published originally in 1855. In the present copy the first binder's blank bears the laconic annotation ‘123' - the explanation of which is fortunately provided by a letter dated ‘Oct 14th 1889', loosely laid in, from the publishers to an early owner, stating that "‘The Earl's Return' is limited to 250 copies and printed in Aug 1887". Something of a tour de force both of book design and production, and in remarkable condition, the very delicate covers being both wholly clean and entirely unrubbed. A very early use of photogravure, and an early use of lithography on cloth.

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MEREDITH (Owen, i.e., Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, First Earl of Lytton). Marah. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1892. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; vignette on title; Japanese vellum boards, ruled and blocked gilt on front cover and spine, dark red leather spine label ruled and lettered gilt; t.e.g., others uncut. Light foxing of boards; otherwise a fine copy.

The author's last volume of verse, published posthumously, though for the most part prepared for publication before his death. Includes a preface by Edith, Lady Lytton, explaining the inclusion of an unfinished poem. Preceded by a small privately printed ‘trial' edition with slightly different contents.

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MILDMAY (Aubrey N. St.John, B.A.). Vignettes. Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, E.C., N.D. [1894]. Heliogravure frontispiece printed in sepia, with tissue guard; pp.viii+[92 (final leaf blank)]; quarter parchment, apple green buckram sides, parchment lettered, blocked, and with short rule, gilt, on front cover, lettered and with short rule, gilt, on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. A nice copy.

Pieces composed whilst the author was convalescent in Norfolk in 1893. Apart from the Dedication (dated Witney, Feb. 1894) and the author's Advertisement, both in verse, the volume contains four pieces, three in verse, and one in a mixture of verse and prose, the first of these, ‘The Convict', a poem of some forty-four pages based on the life of Leonora Castlereagh, and the last, a fantasy reminiscent of Lewis Carroll, occupying some thirty-five pages, are very much more than competent, and in widely different ways.

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MILLAR (David). The Tay: A poem. Perth: Thomas Richardson, and David Wood, 1850. Lge.12mo; final blank; pp.viii+386+[ii]; puce straight morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt (with title and sub-title only) on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Very slight fading of covers; early ownership inscription on half-title; grease mark on fore-margin of half-title and title; otherwise a very nice copy.

Printed in Perth.

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MILMAN (The Rev. H.H.). Belshazzar: A dramatic poem. John Murray, 1822. BOUND WITH: The Martyr of Antioch: A dramatic poem. John Murray, 1822. Two volumes bound in one, demy 8vo; half-title to first work apparently not called for, that to the second work present; fly-titles present to both works; imprint leaf present at end of first work, not called for in second; early half black calf, gilt and blind, black cloth sides, burnished sprinkled edges. Calf somewhat rubbed; a few leaves at beginning and end of each volume foxed; otherwise fine.

CBEL, III, p.887

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MILMAN (The Rev. H.H., Professor of Poetry in the University of Oxford). Anne Boleyn: A dramatic poem. London: John Murray, Albemarle-street, 1826. Demy 8vo; fly-title followed by leaf bearing Notes on recto, advertisements on verso, at end; pp.[viii]+168+[iv]; 12pp. inserted Geo. B. Whittaker catalogue, paged [1]-2, 5-12, 15-[16], followed by binder's blank, precedes half-title; quarter purple straight-grain morocco cloth, drab boards; a.e. uncut. Slight fading of cloth; some scattered light foxing; in general, however, a nice copy of one of Milman's scarcer titles.

CBEL, III, p.887

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MILNER (George). From dawn to dusk: a book of verses. Manchester, J.E. Cornish, 16 St. Ann's Square, 1896. Globe 8vo; pp.[xii]+174+[i (Glossorial Notes)]+[i (blank)]; dark green fine bead-grain cloth lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers faced dark chocolate. Nice copy.

The Glossorial Notes are to a poem in the dialect of South Lancashire. Reilly, p.328.

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MILNES (Richard Monckton [later Lord Houghton]). Palm leaves. London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1844. F'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.xxxvi+202+[ii]; puce fine diaper cloth, paper spine label; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow; publisher's inserted catalogue, 8pp., dated April, 1854, bound in between front end-papers. Spine and edges of covers lightly faded; paper label very slightly chipped; a little very light pencil scoring; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

Presentation copy, with the author's brief holograph inscription on the half-title page. A later issue, as is shown by the catalogue. CBEL, III, p.299

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MILNES (Richard Monckton [later Lord Houghton]). Palm leaves. London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1844. F'cap 8vo; bound up without half-title and terminal advertisement leaf; pp.[iii]-xxxvi+202; half blue morocco, marbled sides, end-papers faced light brown. Covers very slightly rubbed; old library stamp on title-page; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

CBEL, III, p.299

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MILTON (John). L'Allegro and Il Penseroso. Illustrated with etchings on steel, By Birkett Foster. David Bogue, 1855. Super-royal 8vo; half-title not called for; title-page printed in lake and black; List of Illustrations printed in vermilion and black; text throughout in lake or vermilion, and the steel-engraved vignettes in black; printed on thick large paper of a rich cream colour, and on the rectos only, each leaf except for the List of Illustrations, which bears no engraving, faced with a thick tissue, matching it in hue; light brown morocco cloth over heavy bevelled boards, blind-stamped on sides and spine, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e.g., cream coated end-papers. A near fine copy. Rare thus.

A superbly designed book, the thirty fine etchings being set off to perfection by the colour contrasts of the paper and text. The first appearance of these illustrations. As Jan Reynolds notes "the 29 illustrations are of particular interest for the fact that these were etched on steel by Birkett Foster himself, showing his work without the intervention of the engraver."

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MOBERLY (Robert C., Scholar of New College). Marie Antoinette. A Prize poem Recited in The theatre, Oxford, June 26, 1867. Oxford: T. and G. Shrimpton, Broad-street, 1867. One gathering, f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; title-page printed in red and black; final page publisher's advertisements. Fine copy.

The Newdigate Prize poem.

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MONKHOUSE (Cosmo). Corn and poppies. London, Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1890. F'cap 8vo; limitation leaf precedes half-title; pp.[xii]+161+[i (printer's device)]; bevelled ivory buckram, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Very slight darkening of covers; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition on small hand-made paper limited to 350 copies; there were also fifty copies on large-paper, with a frontispiece. Nelson, 8: "The best examples of Parnassian poetry among the Bodley Head publications are to be found in Cosmo Monkhouse's Corn and Poppies . . . " - p.186. Nelson also praises the simple beauty of the volume.

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MONTAGU (M.). Fifty sonnets On various subjects. With some account of that poem. For private circulation. London: Printed by Strangeways & Walden, 28, Castle Street, Leicester Square, 1860. Demy 8vo; final blank; pp.xvi+[64]+[14, unpaginated (Appendix)]+[ii]. TOGETHER WITH: MONTAGU (M.). Fifty more Sonnets On various subjects. For private circulation. Printed by Strangeways & Walden, 28 Castle Street, Leicester Square, 1861. Demy 8vo; pp.74. 2 Vols., uniform, quarter drab paper, pale drab sides; antique toned end-papers in first volume, white thin paper end-papers in second; slip printed with legend ‘With M.M.'s compliments' loosely laid in to each volume, as issued. Neatly rebacked with matching paper; some dusting and light marking of covers; light library stamp of Law Society on lower margin of last leaf in each volume; ‘withdrawn' stamp on verso of each title-page; otherwise nice. The two volumes,

The combination of the presentation slips and the Law Society stamps would appear to give some indication as to the occupation of the poet. According to the prefatory poem in the first volume, Montagu had published at least one public volume - which had failed - and intended that his collected works should appear posthumously (for which he had left ‘full directions and abundant means'). He was at this date aged 74. The sonnets included in each volume were mostly written in the year of their appearance.

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MONTGOMERY (James). Greenland, And Other poems. London: Printed by Strahan and Spottiswoode, Printers-street; For Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-row, 1819. Med.8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.xii+250+[ii]; quarter light drab paper, saxe-blue boards, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Boards very slightly cracking at joints, and minute chip in label, not affecting text; contemporary Book Society subscription label on front end-paper; otherwise a nice copy. Uncommon in original boards.



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MONTGOMERY (James). The Poetical works Of James Montgomery. Collected by himself. In four volumes. Vol. I. Wanderer of Switzerland. The West Indies. Miscellaneous poems. Prison amusements. [II. The world before the flood. Miscellaneous poems. Thoughts on wheels. The climbing boy's soliloquies. Songs of Zion.; III. Greenland. Miscellaneous poems. Narratives. Translations from Dante.; IV. The pelican island. Miscellanies. Sacred and scriptural subjects. Appendix.] Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1841. 4 Vols., f'cap 8vo; fine steel engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page by Alfred Heath, with tissue guard, precedes letterpress title-page in each volume; half-title in volumes two and three, none called for in other volumes; final blank in volume two; greenish slate fine-diaper cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; top-edges uncut; pale yellow coated end-papers. Neat restoration to cloth at head of one back joint; slight wear to cloth at head and tail of all spines and over joints; slight foxing and dusting of plates; otherwise nice.

With the author's signed presentation inscription to Richard and Mary Hansell, dated Feb. 17 1848, on verso of frontispiece in volume one; the front end-paper in the same volume bears a signed twelve line holograph poem by Montgomery, ‘The Lord's Prayer', likewise dated Feb. 17. 1848. Two poems in volume IV, ‘To Mary' and ‘A Wedding Wish: To Mr. and Mrs. H.', were apparently written to the recipients of this volume, whose names Montgomery has written together with the date of presentation on the front end-papers of volumes II, III, and IV. Loosely laid in at the front of volume IV is a 4pp. leaflet bearing a privately printed poem entitled ‘Bereavement. (Written shortly after the death of a Wife in advanced years.)'. This has been folded in four and is splitting along the folds. It is signed at the end "N * * *, 1859. J.B.' A ms. note beneath this signature identifies the author as John Blackwell, father of Mrs. Richard Hansell. CBEL, III, p.239; Miles, X.

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MONTGOMERY (James). The Poetical works Of James Montgomery. Collected by himself. London: Printed for Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, Paternoster-Row, 1850. Demy 8vo; steel-engraved portrait frontispiece and vignette title-page precede letterpress title-page; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end; vertical straight grain pale brown morocco cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered blind on front cover, gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Neat restoration to cloth at head and tail of spine; otherwise a fine copy.

The last collected edition published during Montgomery's life-time, and including his latest notes and revisions, the volume also contains an Occasional Notice by the poet, dated from The Mount, near Sheffield, March 25, 1850, and here first published. In addition, the half-title page in this copy bears two short holograph poems by Montgomery, neither of them included in the volume, the first, ‘Motto for the Bible', signed by Montgomery in full, from his house near Sheffield, the other, ‘Psalm CL v.6', signed by him with his initials. CBEL, III, p.239; Miles, X.

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MONTGOMERY (Robert). Satan. A Poem. Printed for Samuel Maunder, Newgate Street, 1830. Lge.12mo; half-title; pp.[iv]+[392]; quarter green calf, vellum corners, marbled sides. Spine badly chipped at head; otherwise a nice copy.

CBEL, III, p.300. The volume which occasioned Macaulay's celebrated attack on Montgomery in ‘The Edinburgh Review'.

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MONTGOMERY (Robert). Oxford. A poem, By Robert Montgomery, of Linc. Coll. Oxon. Author of "The Omnipresence of the Deity," "Satan," &c. Oxford, Published by S. Collingwood, Printer to the University, And published by Whittaker and Co. London; and Blackwood, Edinburgh, 1831. Lge.12mo in half-sheets; list of works By the Same Author at foot of last leaf; pp.258; original quarter pink glazed linen, drab boards, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Some wear to linen at extremities of spine, and two vertical cracks in cloth of spine; front board holding on the cords; light foxing passim. A very good copy, nonetheless, in the original state.

Designated on the half-title as a volume in ‘The Poetical works Of Robert Montgomery', though here first published. Pp.185 - 258 comprise Notes, including some on contemporary poets and critics: Southey, Byron, Heber, Hazlitt, etc. NCBEL, 3: 540.

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MOORE (Cecil, Commoner of Exeter). Newdigate Prize Poem. Saint Louis of France. Recited in The theatre, Oxford, June 18, 1873. Oxford: Thos. Shrimpton & Son, 23 & 24, Broad Street, N.D. [1873]. F'cap 8vo, printed throughout in red and black; pp.20. Disbound, otherwise a fine copy.



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[MOORE (Thomas).]. The Poetical works Of the late Thomas Little, Esq. Dublin: Printed for William M'Kenzie, 33, College-green, 1804. 12mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.xvi+127+[i (blank)+]; contemporary watered calf. Backstrip lacking, and corners slightly worn; otherwise nice copy.

The first Irish edition of Moore's first volume of original poems, originally published in England, under the same pseudonym, in 1801. The present edition precedes the first Irish edition listed in CBEL by some six years.

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MOORE (Thomas). A Selection of Irish Melodies, with Symphonies and Accompaniments by Sir John Stevenson Mus. Doc. and Characteristic words by Thomas Moore Esqr. Printed & Sold at J. Power's Music & Instrument Ware House, 34, Strand, N.D. [1807]. Folio. The first two numbers bound together, old half roan, marbled boards; half-titles not called for; advertisement/prospectus leaf (including a letter from Moore to Stevenson) precedes title-page to the first number; engraved vignette title-page by R. Williamson, with pink tissue guard; pictorial engraved title, one plate, and facsimile in second number by R. and E. Williamson; engraved dedication leaf by Silvester in each number; printed on plate-paper throughout. Very good copy.

Ten numbers were published in all between 1807 and 1834, each containing twelve songs except the last, which had an extra four. The present two numbers were published at fifteen shillings each.

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[MOORE (Thomas).]. The Poetical works Of the late Thomas Little, Esq. Dublin: Printed for Richard Milliken, 32, Grafton-street, 1810. Post 8vo, essentially in half-sheets, but alternating half and quarter sheets for the first few signatures; half-title not called for; pp.xvi+128; grey boards, without a label. A very nice copy.

The second Irish edition of Moore's first volume of original poems, first published in England, under the same pseudonym, in 1801, and reprinted in Dublin in 1804.

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[MOORE (Thomas)]. The Fudge family In Paris. Edited by Thomas Brown, the younger, Author of The Twopenny Post-Bag. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1818. F'cap 8vo; half-title; contemporary half-calf gilt, marbled sides, edges, and end-papers. Covers worn; fine internally.



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[MOORE (Thomas).]. Fashionable Fudges In London; Or, Sketches of Public Characters: A poem, With historical and explanatory notes: By Benjamin Flacus, Esq. Printed for the author by George Smeeton, St. Martin's Lane, Charing Cross, 1818. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; 3pp. integral advertisements at end, included in the pagination; pp.[viii]+120; original boards; a.e. uncut. Boards early recovered with light brown paper, this now cracking over spine; a little scattered foxing and marking in text; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in fact by Moore: but one of the earliest as well as one of the scarcest imitations of ‘The Fudge Family in Paris', and published in the same year. On the title-page of this copy, in the imprint and the line beginning ‘With . . .', which are printed in 6pt. small capitals, a lower-case ‘S' is used in error throughout.

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MOORE (Thomas). The Loves of the angels, A Poem. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1823. Med.8vo; 4pp. publisher's catalogue dated December, 1822, bound in at end; original drab boards, rebacked with modern drab linen, leather spine label, ruled and lettered gilt, new end-papers; tipped-in advertisement leaf and original free end-paper preserved before half-title page; uncut edges. A nice copy.



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[MOORE (Thomas).]. Fables For The holy alliance, Rhymes on the road, &c. &c. By Thomas Brown, the younger, Secretary of the poco-curante society, And author of The Fudge Family, And The Two-penny Post-bag. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, And Brown, 1823. F'cap 8vo; pp.[xvi]+198+[ii (imprint leaf); drab boards, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Paper of spine, and label, chipped; end-papers foxed, with offseting onto facing leaves; otherwise a nice copy.



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[MOORE (Thomas).]. Fables For The holy alliance, Rhymes on the road, &c. &c. By Thomas Brown, the younger, Secretary of the poco-curante society, And author of The Fudge Family, And The Two-penny Post-bag. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, And Brown, 1823. F'cap 8vo; pp.[xvi]+198+[ii (imprint leaf); quarter drab linen, green boards, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Cloth covering of spine chipped, and corners worn; light marginal embrowning throughout; a very good copy.



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[MOORE (Thomas)]. Odes Upon Cash, corn, Catholics, And Other matters. Selected from the columns of The Times journal. Published by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, And Green, 1828. Later wrappers; lacking the half-title; otherwise a fine copy.



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MOORE (Thomas). Irish Melodies. With an appendix containing the original Advertisements, and the prefatory Letter on music. The twelfth Edition. Printed for J. Power . . . and Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1834. Half-title lacking; old full calf, rebacked with morocco; contrasting labels. Binding used; text in general nice.

The first edition to contain all ten numbers of the Melodies, but rather scarce, and not listed in the British Library Catalogue.

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[MOORE (Thomas)]. The Fudges in England; Being A sequel To the "Fudge Family in Paris." By Thomas Brown the younger, Author of "The Twopenny Post-Bag," etc., etc. Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman, 1835. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; drab boards, paper spine-label; uncut edges. Paper of spine cracked and chipped, and boards slightly stained; slight marginal embrowning throughout, and a little foxing, but in general a nice copy.



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MORANT (Amy C.). Carina songs And others. The Roxburghe Press, 3, Victoria Street, Westminster, N.D. [1895]. Title-page printed in lime green; integral advertisement leaf, followed by publisher's ‘Ex Libris' plate, on supercalendered paper, at end; diagonally fine ribbed brown cloth, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- and lower- edges uncut; end-papers coated very dark greyish brown. Free end-papers lacking; small chip from half-title; marginal embrowning of poor quality paper throughout; otherwise a fine copy.



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MORE (Hannah). Poems. Printed for T. Cadell, & W. Davies, In the Strand, 1816. Lge.12mo; printer's imprint on verso of half-title; engraved vignette title-page; letterpress title apparently not called for; first leaf of Contents conjugate with half-title, the other two single insets conjugate with two stubs preceding the half-title; B1 (fly-title to the first piece) a cancel; integral leaf of publisher's advertisements at end; pp.[4 (stubs)]+[x (the engraved title being included in the pagination)]+[406]+[ii]; publisher's half green roan, green paper covered boards, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Roan worn; engraved title damp-stained; slight scattered dusting and marking, but a near nice copy internally, and in the original state.

A puzzlingly arranged volume: gathering [A] is a half sheet, the two stubs, [A]1 and 2, precede the half-title and are properly conjugate with the last two leaves of the Contents, [A]5 and 6, whilst the half-title, [A]3 is conjugate with the first leaf of the Contents, that being [A]4. This leaves no room for a letterpress title-page, which must therefore, presumably, not be called for. More's collected poems, to which are added two prose pieces: ‘Village Politics', and ‘The White Slave Trade' - the latter included as a companion piece to ‘The Black Slave Trade', which is verse. CBEL, II, p.844.

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MORGAN (The Rev. John). A trip to fairyland; Or, Happy wedlock. With other poetical pieces. By the Rev. John Morgan, Rector of Llanilid and Llanharan, Glamorganshire. London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, E.C., 1896. Binder's blank at front and back; integral blank precedes half-title; pp.[viii]+95+[i (blank)]; quarter diagonally fine-ribbed olive green cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover, diagonally fine ribbed pale green sides, flecked with olive green; a.e. uncut; horizontally ribbed pale green end-papers printed with a small floral pattern in green and brown. Slight rubbing to extremities of spine; two or three leaves lightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy of an unusually designed book.

Presentation copy, with the author's fifteen word holograph inscription on the half-title page. Reilly, p.335

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MORISON (Jeanie). Rifts in the reek. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1898. Photogravure frontispiece after a sketch by Hugh Miller, printed in sepia, with tissue guard; wood-engraved tail-piece; pp.[viii]+323+[i (printer's imprint); crimson smooth cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Cloth of sides slightly faded; frontispiece very slightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription on the half-title, dated ‘Dec ‘98' from ‘3 Douglas Crescent / Edinburgh'. The volume is dedicated "To the memory Of two Hugh Millers."

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MORPETH (Lord). The Last of the Greeks; Or, The fall of Constantinople. A Tragedy. London: James Ridgway, Piccadilly, 1828. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[viii]+79+[i (printer's imprint)]; modern white wrappers; sprinkled edges. Fine copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription to Mrs. Littleton on the upper margin of the title-page. The volume was originally issued stabbed - and, probably, uncut.

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MORRIS (Alfred). Passing thoughts In Verse. T. Fisher Unwin, 1896. Pp.152; navy blue buckram, blocked gilt on front cover, blocked, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Front end-paper lacking; otherwise a fine copy.



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[MORRIS (Lewis).]. The epic of hades. By the author of "Songs of Two Worlds". Henry S. King & Co., 1876. Narrow f'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; 8pp. integral advertisements followed by blank at end; pp.[xii]+157+[i (blank)]+[8]+[ii]; green bevelled buckram, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, ruled blind on back cover; end-papers coated chocolate; top- and fore- edges uncut. A virtually fine copy.

A much reprinted title; the first edition, however, is rather scarce. The contents of this volume later came to be known as ‘Book II.' Books I. and III. were published the following year. CBEL, III, p.349; Miles, V.

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[MORRIS (Lewis).]. Gwen: A drama in monologue In six acts. By the author of "The Epic of Hades". C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1 Paternoster Square, 1879. F'cap 8vo; 8pp. integral advertisements followed by blank at end; green bevelled buckram, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, ruled blind on back cover; end-papers coated dark chocolate; top-edges uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed. A virtually fine copy.

Scarce. CBEL, III, p.349; Miles, V.

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MORRIS (Lewis). Songs of Britain. Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1, Paternoster Square, 1887. F'cap 8vo; 18pp. integral advertisements at end; green bevelled buckram, ruled blind on sides, gilt on spine; lettered gilt on front cover and spine; end-papers coated dark chocolate; top-edges uncut. Fine copy.

Scarce. CBEL, III, p.349; Miles, V; Reilly, p.338

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MORRIS (William). The Earthly paradise. A poem. F.S. Ellis, 33 King Street, Covent Garden, 1868. Half-title; title-page with large woodcut; leaf with large woodcut on recto, imprint on verso, followed by 2pp. publisher's advertisements at end; pp.viii+676+[iv]; contemporary maroon quarter basil, cloth sides. Basil a little rubbed, otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

Though it is nowhere indicated on the title-page, this is the first volume only of an ultimate three. The first of the advertisement pages at the end announces: ‘In preparation, The Second and concluding volume Of The earthly paradise'. The work was not completed until 1870, by which time the fifth edition of volume one was in print. The large wood-engraving on the title-page was engraved by Morris after a design by Burne-Jones. Temple Scott, pp.3-4; CBEL, III, p.314

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MORRIS (William). Love is enough Or The freeing of Pharamond: A morality. Ellis & White, 29 New Bond Street, 1873. Imp.16mo in half sheets; blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+134+[ii]; green smooth cloth elaborately blocked and lettered gilt on front cover with a design by Morris, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; binder's ticket of ‘Burn & Co.' on back paste-down. Neatly recased; front end-paper lacking; short tear in lower margin of initial blank; end-papers foxed, with slight off-setting; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce title.

The first issue of this verse drama. 1,500 sets of sheets were printed, but distributed over three issues, the later ones with title-pages denominating them as ‘Second' and ‘Third' editions. Temple Scott, p.4; CBEL, III, p.314

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MORRIS (William). The story Of Sigurd the Volsung And the Fall of the Niblungs. By William Morris Author of ‘The Earthly Paradise.' London: Ellis and White, New Bond Street, 1877 [i.e., 1876]. Imp.16mo in half-sheets; pp.[viii]+392; very dark green smooth cloth, paper spine-label; a.e. uncut. Label a little chipped and rubbed, and cloth a little bubbled on sides, as often; short tear to one blank fore-margin; a little very light pencilled scoring, and symbols coded to notes of page numbers pencilled on back end-papers; otherwise a nice copy.

NCBEL, 3:565

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MORRIS (William). [Front wrapper:] The Tables turned; Or, Nupkins awakened[.] A Socialist Interlude By William Morris Author of ‘The Earthly Paradise.' As for the first tme played at the Hall of the Socialist League On Saturday October 15, 1887. London: Office of "The Commonweal", 13 Farringdon Road, E.C., 1887. All Rights Reserved. One gathering double globe 16mo; prelims not called for; two Part Dramatis Personæ list (headed Original cast) on verso of front wrapper; inside back wrapper printed with list of Works by William Morris, back wrapper with list of works published by The Commonweal (including some more by William Morris); pp.32; light blue-green wrappers printed in black; a.e. uncut. A fine, entirely unopened, copy bound into contemporary quarter dark brown bubble-grain cloth, drab paper-covered board sides; eighteen inserted blanks at end, the facing leaves for the most part occupied by an article clipped from ‘The Weekly Times and Echo' of November 15, 1896, written by H.A. Barker (who played the part of ‘William Joyce (a Socialist Ensign)' in the original production), headed "William Morris as a Play-Wright."

Barker records that "The main object of its [the play's] production was to raise funds in support of the Commonweal, the League's organ, and from the sale of the book of the play and the tickets of admission a considerable sum was realised." He goes on to give a good deal of interesting circumstantial information, including that George Bernard Shaw was present at the first reading of the play "by the request of the author", and was pressed to play the part of ‘Jack Freeman (a socialist accused of conspiracy, sedition, and obstruction of the highway)', but refused; that the scenery for the second scene was painted by William Morris and Company; and that among those who attended the first night were Shaw, William Archer, and Oscar Wilde, the last giving his opinion that "Morris was the first man who had treated politics artistically". Tennyson is also mentioned as having attended a meeting of the Socialist League in disguise (which he is said to have done in real life). The play was performed "in all about a dozen times in London, at the hall of the S.I., Oct. 17th, 22nd, and December 3rd, 1887; at the Athenæum Hall twice..." as well as in Norwich. Morris himself played the part of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and May Morris that of Mary Pinch. Performances were banned in America. NCBEL, 3: 566; Lemire, A42.01

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MORRIS (William). Poems by the way. Reeves and Turner, 1891. F'cap 4to; two blanks and limitation leaf precede half-title; two blanks at end; ivory coarse buckram lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Spine darkened; otherwise a fine unopened copy.

One of an edition limited to only one hundred numbered copies. Printed on fine Dutch hand-made paper at the Chiswick Press. This edition was published by Reeves and Turner in June, 1891. The Kelmscott Press edition, limited to 313 copies, was not published until September of that year. V. Forman, The Books of William Morris, p.160; Temple Scott, pp.10-11; CBEL, III, p.314, erroneously assuming that the Kelmscott Press edition has precedence.

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MORRISON (L.M.). Royal Amphitheatre [Liverpool]. Christmas season, 1871 - 2. New grand comic Christmas Pantomime, Whittington And his cat: Invented and written by L.M. Morrison. Characters. [sixteen lines of acknowledgments, cast, etc., continued on p.3]. One gathering, double Globe 16mo, sewn into 4pp. thin yellow paper printed on all surfaces with commercial advertisements; pp.2, 4, and 6 of text commercial advertisements. Slight dusting of wrappers, and original owner's name written neatly on blank top corner of front wrapper; otherwise a very nice copy. Rare.

Given the original extreme fragility of the wrappers, a remarkable survival. Printed at the "Leader" Steam Printing Works, 12a, paradise Street. Most of the advertisers are local.

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MORTON (Thomas). The School of reform; Or, How to rule a husband. A comedy, In five acts. As performed at the Theatre-royal, Covent-garden. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme; Paternoster-row; By Thomas Davison, Whitefriars, 1805. Tall demy 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[88]; sewn, stabbed, into plain white wrappers, as issued; a.e. uncut. Large edges of wrappers frayed, and wrappers a little dusty; manuscript title on front wrapper in a contemporary hand, possibly as issued; otherwise a very nice copy in the original state.

Includes a Prologue by John Taylor, and an Epilogue by Mr. Litchfield. CBEL, II, p.477.

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MORTON (Thomas). The Knight of Snowdoun [sic]; A Musical drama, In three acts, As it is performed at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden. London: Printed by Whittingham and Rowland, Goswell Street; For Sharpe and Hailes, opposite Albany, Piccadilly, 1811. Extra cr.8vo, printed on paper watermarked 1810; half-title present; pp.79+[i (blank)]; originally issued stabbed, but here disbound from a volume, the original front end-paper, watermarked 1811, preserved; tipped into modern white paper wrappers; t.e.g. Scattered foxing, but a nice copy.

Founded, avowedly somewhat loosely, on Scott's poem ‘The Lady of the Lake'. The text only, not the music.

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MORTON (Thomas). The slave; A musical drama, In three acts; As performed at the Theatre-Royal, Covent-Garden. The Musick [sic] by Mr. Bishop. Printed for John Miller, 25, Bow-street, Covent-garden; By B. M'Millan, Bow-Street, Covent-Garden, 1816. Demy 8vo in half sheets, issued stabbed; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+72. First and last page dusty; otherwise nice. CBEL, II, p.477. BOUND WITH: MORTON (Thomas). A school For grown children: A comedy, In five acts. As performed at the Theatre Royal Covent Garden. Sampson Low, 12, Lamb's Conduit Street, 1827. Demy 8vo, issued stabbed; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+86. First and last page slightly dusty; one or two blank margins slightly chipped; in general a nice copy. CBEL, II, p.477. BOUND WITH: KENNEY (James). Debtor and creditor: A comedy, In five acts, As performed at The Theatre Royal, Covent Garden. Printed for John Miller, 25, Bow Street, Covent Garden, 1814. Price Three Shillings. Demy 8vo in half-sheets, issued stabbed; half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[iv]+98+[ii]. First and last page slightly dusty; minor chips to a few blank margins; two or three openings lightly stained (?by tea splashes); otherwise nice. This title not among the selective listing of Kenney's plays in CBEL (however, v.note). BOUND WITH: KOTZEBUE [(Auguste Friedrich Ferdinand)]. Pizarro; A Tragedy . . . Adapted to the English Stage By Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Twenty-ninth edition. Printed for James Ridgway, No.170, opposite Bond Street, Piccadilly, 1811. Demy 8vo in half-sheets, issued stabbed; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+78. Title-page very dusty; otherwise nice. BOUND WITH: MILMAN (H.H., B.A., Fellow of Brazen Nose College). Fazio, A tragedy. Sixth edition. John Murray, 1818. Demy 8vo, issued stabbed; half-title not called for; pp.[viii]+67+[i (publisher's advertisement)]. Title dusty; otherwise nice. Five works in one volume, contemporary half-calf, matching marbled sides edges and end-papers, spine elaborately tooled gilt, contrasting spine label. Label lacking, corners slighty rubbed, and paper chipped over front board; a not unpleasant binding, nonetheless, and capable of restoration.

‘Debtor and Creditor' includes a three page Epilogue by C[harles] Lamb.

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[MULOCK (Dinah Maria, Mrs. Craik)]. Poems, By The author of "John Halifax, Gentleman." "A Woman's Thoughts about Women." "A Life for a Life." &c. &c. Hurst and Blackett, N.D. [1859]. Steel engraved title-page on plate-paper, with fine vignette by Birkett Foster; [ii]+[16]pp. publisher's advertisements at end; purple fine-morocco cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered blind on back cover, gilt extra on front cover and spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated cream. Spine slightly faded, and worn at the head and tail; corners slightly worn; contemporary inscription on verso of half-title page; otherwise a very good copy of a scarce book.

The first gathering consists of five leaves, and there is no printed title; but this is correct according to the pagination; nor is there sign of loss. The binding is a very good imitation of an elaborately tooled Victorian full morocco.

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[MULOCK (Dinah Maria, Mrs. Craik).]. Poems. By the author of "John Halifax, Gentleman," Etc. Copyright edition. Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1868. Roy.16mo in half sheets; half/series title precedes title-page; binder's blank at front and back; half natural calf, oil-marbled boards, red spine label; brown-faced end-papers. Slight rubbing of boards; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription "Lowes Dickinson - / from D M Craik - / with all good wishes / April 17th 1869 - / (the last Viking)" in pencil on the upper margin of the half/series title, and the ink signature and address of the recipient on the front binder's blank. Issued as Vol. 969 in Tauchnitz's ‘Collection of British Authors. Includes many poems here first collected. There was no corresponding English edition until 1872, that being printed by Tauchnitz for Sampson Low. Neither edition is listed by CBEL.

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[MULOCK (Dinah Maria, Mrs. Craik).]. Poems. By the author of "John Halifax, Gentleman," Etc. Copyright edition. Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, 1872. Super roy.16mo in half sheets; pp.XII+315+[i (printer's imprint)]; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue dated October, 1871, at end; dark sea-green buckram ruled black on sides and spine, blocked black on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Slight flexion creasing of front board (chiefly visible on the paste-down; otherwise a nice copy.

The first English edition of a collection originally published in Germany by Bernhard Tauchnitz in 1868, and here consisting of imported sheets specially printed by Tauchnitz for Sampson Low. Includes many poems here first collected. The English edition is apparently rather scarce, and neither this nor the German original is listed by CBEL.

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[MULOCK (Dinah Maria, Mrs. Craik).]. Thirty years: Being Poems New and Old By the author of "John Halifax, Gentleman" Etc. Macmillan and Co., 1881. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[2]+xiv+359+[i (blank)]; bright Oxford blue buckram, blocked gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers printed with orange branch pattern in dark olive green. Gilt darkened on spine, and cloth of spine very slightly faded; end-papers patchily faded; early inscription on upper margin of title-page; otherwise nice.



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[MULOCK (Dinah Maria, Mrs. Craik).]. Poems By the author of "John Halifax, Gentleman" Etc. London, Macmillan and Co., 1888. F'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[xvi]+398+[ii]; dark blue buckram, ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed. Nice copy.

Publisher's presentation copy, bearing their rubber stamp, and the pencilled initials ‘P.M.' on the title-page, the initials being repeated on the back paste-down; the half-title page bears a neat presentation inscription in an unidentified hand, dated ‘October 11. 1888.' A posthumous collection, reprinting the 1880 and 1881 collections, and including some new poems. Mrs. Craik died in 1887.

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[MULOCK (Dinah Maria, Mrs. Craik).]. Poems By the author of "John Halifax, Gentleman" Etc. London, Macmillan and Co., 1888. F'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[xvi]+398+[ii]; dark blue buckram, ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed. Fox-spot on half-title; otherwise a fine copy.

A posthumous collection, reprinting the 1880 and 1881 collections, and including some new poems. Mrs. Craik died in 1887.

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MURRAY (Robert F.). Robert F. Murray (Author of the scarlet gown). His poems: with a memoir By Andrew Lang. London, Longmans, Green, and Co., New York: 15 East 16th Street, 1894. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; blank precedes title-page; integral advertisement leaf with printer's imprint on verso followed by blank at end; pp.[2]+lxxi+[i (blank)]+156+[ii]+[ii]; bevelled cherry-red smooth cloth lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Cloth of spine just a trifle faded; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

Andrew Lang's Memoir occupies pp.[ix]-lxxi. CBEL, III, p.350; Reilly, p.344.

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MYERS (Ernest). Poems. London, Macmillan and Co., 1877. F'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+122+[ii]; black buckram lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Some very light dusting or embrowning of margins; inscription on half-title; otherwise a nice copy.

CBEL, III, p.350; Miles VIII. The author's second book, and first volume of verse. Printed at Oxford by E. Pickard Hall, M.A., and J.H. Stacy, Printers to the University.

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MYERS (Ernest). The Defence of Rome And other Poems. Macmillan and Co., 1880. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+134+[ii]; greyish blue-green buckram, ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated grey-chocolate; binder's ticket of Burn & Co on back pastedown. Front end-paper slightly creased, and small original fault affecting pastedown; otherwise a fine copy.

CBEL, III, p.350; Miles, VIII. The binding design is after a model of Rossetti's.

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MYERS (Frederic W.H.). The Renewal of youth And other poems. London: Macmillan and Co., 1882. Post 8vo; pp.[xii]+232; light blue-grey buckram, ruled gilt on sides and spine, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Slight fading of cloth at spine and edges of covers; otherwise a very nice copy.

CBEL, III, p.350; Miles, VIII; Reilly, p.344. Printed on hand-made paper at the Cambridge University Press. The date ‘Oct 19' is pencilled on the upper corner of the front paste-down of this copy: we suspect it of being a review copy, and that the scheduled date of publication. Myers was a founder of the Society for Psychical Research.

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[NEAVES (Charles, Lord).]. Songs and verses Social and scientific By An old contributor to Maga. Fourth edition, enlarged. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1875. Sm.f'cap 8vo; pp.viii+176, including six leaves of music, set from type; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed rich brown cloth, ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Fine copy.

CBEL, III, p.301, recording only the first edition of 1868. Humorous verse comment upon Darwinism, Lord Monboddo, Mill's philosophy, etc., etc.

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NEIL (Ross [i.e., Isabella Harwood].). [Cover title:] Arabella Stuart. By Ross Neil, Author of ‘The Cid,' ‘Duke for a Day,' ‘Elfinella,' etc. Not Published. No place (but printed in London), no date [c.1877]. Sm.cr.8vo; fly-title and leaf bearing list of Persons Represented precede start of text; other prelims. not called for; pp.[iv]+89+[iii (blank)]; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; issued without end-papers. Wrappers lightly marked and dusty, and paper of spine badly chipped at head and tail; short tear at inner margin of front wrapper and first few leaves, due evidently to an original binding fault; a little pencil scoring; otherwise a nice copy. Rare.

Verse drama. CBEL, III, p.341 records this title as published together with ‘The Heir of Lynne' and ‘Tasso' under the date 1879, but does not record this edition; nor is it in Nicoll. It is almost certainly an acting copy, produced for the use of the cast of the first production, and may contain an early version of the text. The two leaves of prelims., together with the six of the final gathering, make one full sheet.

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