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.

NEILSON (James M.). Poems and songs Chiefly in The Scottish Language. Glasgow, Marr, Downie & Co., 29 East Ingram St., 1877. Globe 8vo; pp.128; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled black, blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt and green-through-gilt, on front cover, blocked black, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, on spine; a.e.g., end-papers coated yellow. Small scuff to top edge of front end-paper due to an original binding fault; otherwise a virtually fine copy.



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NESBIT (E.). The Lily And The Cross. Griffith, Farran, Okeden & Welsh. Successors to Newbery & Harris. West Corner of Saint Paul's Churchyard, N.D. [1887]. Double lge.f'cap 8vo, a single gathering printed lithographically with illustrations and text in shades of green, together with text-paper free end-papers, sewn with green and silver thread into card wrappers, cut flush, covered outside in white silk printed lithographically in shades of green; a.e. silver. Silk lightly rubbed towards curve of spine, and possibly frayed at fore-margin with loss of a strip approximately an eighth of an inch wide (though it may have been laid short onto the card, which is wholly intact); very light foxing of inner margins of centre spread; otherwise a virtually fine copy of a scarce and very delicate book. Rare thus.

Finely printed in Nuremberg by Ernest Nister: on paper thick enough to qualify as card! CBEL, III, p.350; Miles (1907 edn.), VII. The author's second book.

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NESBIT (E.). Leaves of life. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1888. Lge.f'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[2]+x+[186]+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed royal blue cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed with swan and ship pattern in pale brown; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed. A fine bright copy.

A beautiful and unusual example of period cloth. The author's third book.

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NEWBOLT (Henry). The island race. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1898. Blank before half-title; final page advertisements, followed by 24pp. publisher's catalogue, on text-paper, dated 1898-9; diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. End-papers foxed; two or three fox-spots on edges; nonetheless a near fine copy.

Includes ‘Drake's Drum', ‘Admirals All', and other poems reprinted from the second volume of ‘Elkin Mathews' Shilling Garland', as well as twenty-eight poems that are entirely new. The catalogue at the end is not without some interest. CBEL, III, p.351; Miles (1907 edn.), VII.

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[NEWMAN (John Henry, Cardinal).]. Verses On various occasions. London: Burns, Oates, & Co., 17, & 18, Portman Street, and 63, Paternoster Row, 1868. F'cap 8vo; pp.[2]+xii+340; magenta sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Small neat restoration to cloth over back joint; spine rather dulled and darkened; otherwise a nice copy.

Thomas Keble's copy, with his neat ink signature on the upper margin of the half-title. (Thomas Keble was the nephew of John Keble). The correct first printing, the text ending on p.340, and the first binding, later copies being in green or orange cloth.

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NICHOL (John, M.A., Balliol Oxon., LL.D., Regius Professor of English language and literature In the University of Glasgow.). The death of Themistocles, And other poems. Glasgow: James Maclehose, St. Vincent Street, Publisher to the University, 1881. F'cap 8vo; advertisement leaf before half-title; printer's imprint leaf followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. Catalogue, at end; deep fawn buckram, glazed paper spine label printed in black and brown; a.e. uncut. Spine label very slightly worn at extreme top edge; end-papers foxed, and slightly cracking; neat small inscription on front end-paper dated ‘May eighteenth, 1881'; otherwise a fine copy.



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NICHOLSON (James). Kilwuddie And other poems. With life sketch and portrait Of the Author. Fourth Edition. Glasgow: James M‘Geachy, Union Street, 1895. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; half-tone frontispiece; pp.[viii]+199+[i (blank)]; Royal blue diagonally fine ribbed cloth, blocked, lettered, and with short rules gilt on front cover, lettered gilt up spine; end-papers faced blackish blue. Fine copy.

Fourth Edition of a title first published in 1860 as ‘Kilwuddie', the ‘Other Poems' being added in the second edition, which was published by the Scottish Temperance League, the third edition (from the same publisher) dropping some poems from that and adding others, so that it was, according to the author's Preface "almost a new book." The present fourth edition follows the pattern of the rest, adding new poems, as also the portrait and the Biographical Sketch, which was written by Robert Ford and is here reprinted from the People's Friend. This title not in Reilly. The author was a village tailor was rose to become head of the tailoring department at Govan workhouse.

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NICHOLSON (John). The Poetical works Of John Nicholson (The Airedale poet); Carefully edited from the original editions, With additional notes, And a Sketch of his life and writings. By W.G. Hird, Author of "Scripture Names and Their Relation to Ancient History," Etc. London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co. Bradford: Thomas Brear, 1876. Engraved frontispiece by W.O. Geller, with tissue guard; six photographic illustrations printed in sepia, with tissue guards; pp.lxxii+431+[i (blank)]; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed bright green cloth, ruled blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated very dark greenish grey; oblong white binder's ticket printed in black within a thick-thin ruled frame, the description on two overlapping scrolls: B.F. HARDWICK; STATIONER, BOOKBINDER &c. BRADFORD. Faint marking of back cover; slight cracking of end-papers; contemporary inscription on back of frontispiece; otherwise a very nice copy.

The first complete collected edition. The rare provincial binder's ticket is not in Ball.

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NICOL (Charles). Poems and songs Chiefly in the Scottish dialect. Edinburgh: Printed for the Author by McLaren & Bruce, 7 St Giles Street, N.D. [c.1892]. Half-tone portrait frontispiece; pp.[4]+[iv]+iv+144; olive green buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Covers pleasantly mottled brown, poor quality end-papers embrowned, with offsetting, slight foxing of edges; otherwise a nice copy.

Edwards, "Modern Scottish Poets", Vol.VI. We are uncertain whether the mottling of the covers of this volume, which creates the effect of a cloudy sky, is in fact due to fading, or whether it was originally designed.

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NOEL (The Hon. Roden). Poems of The Hon. Roden Noel. A selection. With an introduction by Robert Buchanan. London: Walter Scott, Limited, 24 Warwick Lane; New York: 3 East Fourteenth Street, N.D. [1892]. Lge.post 16mo, in half sheets; advertisement leaf on text paper (a singleton) precedes half/series title; leaf of Notes followed by 14pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[2]+xxiv+[370]+14; light brown buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered black, ruled and blocked gilt, on front cover and spine; a.e. salmon red; end-papers coated dark brown. A fine copy.

Inscribed on the upper margin of the title-page: ‘J.P.D. / from C.W.D.' the donor being identified in pencil as C.W. Dalmon. Loosely laid in is an A.L.S. from the Hon. Roden Noel, forty-seven words, dated May 2, 1892. The volume includes a number of poems previously unpublished.

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NOEL (The Hon. Roden). My sea & Other poems By the Hon. Roden Noel with an In-Troduction by Stanley Addleshaw. London: Elkin Mathews; Chicago: Way & Williams, 1896. Blank before half-title; wood-engraved vignette on title; title-page printed in scarlet and black, with tissue guard; wood-engraved tailpiece with Mathews' monogram device; two blanks at end; pale green boards printed in dark green: on back cover with publisher's monogram device, on front cover with enlarged title-page illustration and lettering, with lettering and date on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Very slight dusting of spine; neat inscription on verso of front end-paper, faced by neatly written poem in the same hand on recto of front blank (these, from their positioning, unobtrusive); otherwise a fine copy of an uncommon book.

CBEL, III, p.352; Miles, VI.

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[NORTHAMPTON (Margaret Compton, Countess of)]. Irene, A Poem, In six cantos. Miscellaneous poems. London: Printed by Mills, Jowett, and Mills, Bolt Court, Fleet Street, 1833. (Not published). Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+206+[ii (errata)]; diagonally-fine-ribbed moiré green cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. One leaf badly opened, and marked on blank lower corner; a little foxing; otherwise a very nice copy.

Presentation copy ‘from the Editor'. The first issue. Allibone, p.1436.

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[NORTHAMPTON (Margaret Compton, Countess of)]. Irene, A Poem, In six cantos. Miscellaneous poems. London: Printed by Mills, Jowett, and Mills, Bolt Court, Fleet Street, 1833. (Not published). Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+206; puce straight morocco cloth, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine. Spine and edges of covers slightly faded; otherwise a fine copy.

The second issue. Allibone, p.1436.

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NORTON (The Hon. Mrs.). Fisher's Drawing room Scrap-book. MDCCCXLVI. By The Hon. Mrs. Norton. Fisher, Son, & Co., The Caxton Press, Angel Street, St. Martin's-le-grand, London; Rue St. Honoré, Paris, N.D. [1845]. Sm.demy 4to; binder's blank precedes half-title, another at end; steel-engraved frontispiece with thin paper guard and vignette title page precede letterpress title; thirty-four fine steel-engraved plates, all with thin paper guards; pp.[iv]+[68]; light jade green straight-grain morocco cloth, elaborately blocked gilt on sides, lettered and very elaborately blocked gilt on spine; scarlet head- and tail- bands; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow. Cloth of spine a little chipped at extremities, and with rub-hole over front joint; a very little foxing of plates more or less confined to margins; otherwise a fine copy internally.

A difficult title to find nowadays, many copies having been broken for the plates. Faxon, 1270, locating the British Library copy only. The fifteenth year of issue of this Annual. The entire contents are verse by Mrs Norton, with the exception of a few short prose quotations introducing the subjects of the plates, the longest of which, a description of an opium den visited in China, is by Lord Jocelyn.

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NORTON (The Honble. Mrs. [Caroline Elizabeth].). The dream, And Other poems. Dedicated to Her Grace The Duchess of Sutherland. Henry Colburn, Publisher, Great Marlborough Street, 1840. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; fine engraved portrait frontispiece after Landseer, with tissue guard; pp.x+[302]; vertically ribbed rose-madder cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated deep yellow. Slight fading of covers; otherwise a nice copy.

CBEL, III, p.302. The numbering of the prelims. runs awry. The Contents leaf, a single inset, is numbered iii-iv, but the publisher was in some embarrassment as to what to do with it, on account of the author's insistence not only upon noting the dedication on the title-page, but on having a normal dedication leaf as well, and following that in turn with a four page poem headed ‘Dedication'! In this copy the Contents leaf has been tipped in, as one would expect, after the dedication leaf, thus however separating it from the poem, and appearing, of course, out of its numbered sequence.

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NORTON (The Hon. Mrs. [Caroline].). The Lady of La Garaye. Macmillan and Co., 1863. Sm.f'cap 8vo; fine steel-engraved frontispiece and illustrated title-page, by Mrs. Norton, with tissue guard; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; green buckram, elaborately blocked and ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; end-papers coated milk-chocolate. A nice copy.

CBEL, III, 302. First published in an undated edition in 1861.

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NORTON (The Hon. Mrs. [Caroline Elizabeth].). The Lady of La Garaye. Macmillan and Co., 1866. Sm.f'cap 8vo; fine steel-engraved frontispiece and illustrated title-page, by Mrs. Norton, with tissue guard; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; green buckram, elaborately blocked and ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; end-papers coated milk-chocolate. A nice copy.

CBEL, III, 302. First published in an undated edition in 1861.

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OGILVIE (G. Stuart). Hypatia: A play In Four Acts Founded on Charles Kingsley's Novel. William Heinemann, 1894. Half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece on text-paper; printed throughout in red and black; imprint leaf at end; white glazed linen, blocked pictorially black, lettered black and red on front cover, lettered red on spine, blocked with publisher's monogram red on back cover; a.e. uncut. A virtually fine copy.

Printed at the Chiswick Press. The cover design and frontispiece are by J.D. Batten..

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OSBORN (Edward Haydon, St. John's College). The mosque rising in the place Of the temple of Solomon. A prize poem, Recited in the theatre, Oxford, June 20th, 1855. Oxford: T. and G. Shrimpton, 1855. One gathering, f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for. Fine copy.

The Newdigate Prize poem.

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O'SHAUGHNESSY (Arthur). Music and Moonlight: Poems and songs. London, Chatto and Windus, publishers, 1874. Sm.f'cap 8vo; leaf B2 (pp.[6-7]) is a cancel tipped on to a stub; 8pp. integral advertisements at end (a separate gathering, signed ‘P'); pp.[viii]+208+7+[i (blank)]; bevelled diaginally fine ribbed very dark navy blue cloth, ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Blank verso of final leaf foxed, with offsetting onto back of end-paper; otherwise an exceptionally fine bright copy.

The first issue and the scarce first binding, later copies being in green buckram. The volume in which "We are the music makers, / And we are the dreamers of dreams" first appeared. CBEL, III, p.1055; Miles, VIII, p.171 et seq.

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OSSIANThe Genuine remains Literally translated; With A preliminary dissertation. By Patrick MacGregor, M.A. Published under the patronage of The Highland Society of London. London: Smith, Elder & Co., Cornhill; William Tait, Prince's Street, Edinburgh, 1841. 4pp. integral advertisements and final blank, followed by 24pp. Smith, Elder and Co.'s catalogue, at end, dated June 1844; dark green fine diaper cloth, blocked and ruled blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed; yellow coated end-papers. Extremely fine copy.

Printed in Edinburgh by Tait.

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A Life chase, A Drama, In five acts. By John Oxenford And Horace Wigan. Thomas Hailes Lacy, 89, Strand, London, N.D. [c.1870]. F'cap 12mo; half-title not called for; pp.64; issued stabbed in wrappers not here present. Nice copy.7.00CBEL, III, p.605 note, not listing this title.

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OXENHAM (Henry Nutcombe, M.A., Late Scholar of Balliol College, Oxford). The Sentence of Kaïres, And Other poems. Second edition. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1867. Globe 8vo; pp.xii+[180]; green patterned sand-grain cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated milk chocolate. End-papers a trifle rubbed; one gathering slightly proud, but not loose; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription on the half-title, this lightly crossed through in red ink by a later owner, who has added his own very small, neat, inscription in the upper margin. Though described simply as Second Edition on the title-page, some poems have been "so considerably altered as to be almost re-written. Several have been withdrawn, and several new pieces, comprising about a fifth of the present volume, are added." - Author's ‘Notice to the Second Edition' (itself, of course, also here first printed).

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P. (M.T.). Common-room Carols And other verses and parodies Chiefly relating to Oxford. Oxford: Alden & Company, Ltd., Bocardo Press. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co., Ltd., 1893. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; final blank; pp.[viii]+122+[ii]; quarter Japanese vellum printed in dark blue on spine and front board, dark blue board sides; a.e. uncut; end-papers printed florally in grey. Slight wear to head of spine, and Japanese vellum darkened; title-page embrowned by contact with end-paper; slight foxing of a few leaves; otherwise in general nice.

As the title implies, largely Kipling parodies.

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PARKES (Bessie Rayner). Ballads and songs. Bell and Daldy, 186, Fleet Street, 1863. F'cap 8vo; woodcut head-pieces; historiated initial letter and woodcut tail-piece to each poem; pebble grain jade green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; top-edges uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. Nice copy.

CBEL, p.143, records an earlier title by this author, but not this one. Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription to her cousins, dated ‘May 25, 1863', on the half-title page.

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PASSMORE (W.S.). Snatches of song (Sacred and secular). Entered at Stationers' Hall. London: Thomas Richardson & Son, 26, Paternoster Row; 9, Capel Street, Dublin; and Derby, 1860. 12mo, gathered in half sheets; blank before half-title; p.[2]+[x]+[216]; royal blue straight grain morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, ruled and blocked blind, lettered gilt up, spine; sprinkled edges; end-papers coated yellow; 16mo leaf subscribed ‘Supplementary to "Snatches of Song" By W. Passmore, Bath', and printed with poem on one side only, laid on to front pastedown, possibly as issued. A nice copy.

Printed in Bath.

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[PATMORE (Coventry).]. The Angel in the house. The betrothal. John W. Parker and Son West Strand, 1854. F'cap 8vo in half sheets; half-title not called for; cancel title-page; pp.viii+[192]; puce vertical stepped-wave grain cloth, paper spine label printed in puce; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated brick red. Spine slightly faded; label minutely chipped, and very lightly dusted; end-papers darkened at edges, and very small hole in front end-paper due to adhesion of bookplate; one leaf slightly wrinkled due to an original folding fault; very light marginal embrowning throughout; an unusually nice copy nonetheless, all the faults being extremely small ones.

CBEL, III, p.270. The probable first binding. In this copy leaves [A]1, D1, AA1, BB4 are cancels, as almost always, but E4 is here in the first, integral, state, with the reading ‘heavenly' instead of ‘lofty' at l.2 on p.31, and ‘That Male and Female are the poles' instead of ‘That nuptial contrasts are the poles' at l.5, whilst ll.1 and 4 on p.32 read, respectively, ‘All rank irradiates from her smile,' and ‘At honour's source uncheck'd I drink:' instead of ‘The fount of honour is her smile;' and ‘I thence, with thirst unsated, drink:', as in the later state. From the library of fellow Victorian poet, Julian Fane, with his armorial bookplate on the front paste-down, and his small library shelf label on the back paste-down.

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[PATMORE (Coventry).]. The Angel in the house. The betrothal. John W. Parker and Son West Strand, 1854. F'cap 8vo in half sheets; half-title not called for; cancel title-page, tipped on to a stub; pp.viii+[192]; 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end; puce horizontal stepped-wave grain cloth, paper spine label printed in puce; t.e. uncut, fore- and lower- edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated milk chocolate. Label rubbed and chipped, and slight general wear to covers; a little light scattered foxing and marking in text, and some light marginal embrowning; otherwise in general near-nice.

CBEL, III, p.270. The probable second binding. In this copy leaves [A]1, D1, AA1, BB4, and E4 are cancels, as usual.

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PATMORE (Coventry). The Angel in the house: The espousals. Boston, Ticknor and Fields, 1856. 12mo, printed in half sheets; binder's blank, integral blank, and advertisement leaf precede title-page; half-title not called for; integral blank at end; vertically fine ribbed bright brown cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine; fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated brown. Cloth slightly chipped at head and tail of spine; front end-paper slightly cracking; otherwise a near-fine copy.

‘Author's edition', bearing the same date as the first English edition, and possibly issued simultaneously with it.

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PATMORE (Coventry). Faithful for ever. John W. Parker and Son, West Strand, 1860. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[iv]+238+[ii]; 4pp. publisher's tipped in advertisements, on text-paper (possibly integral and printed conjugate with prelims.); puce horizontal stepped-wave grain cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered and with short rule, gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated reddish-brown. Neat, almost invisible restoration to cloth at headband, and very slight fading of spine; otherwise a fine copy.

CBEL, III, p.270; Miles, V. In our experience, one of the scarcer titles.

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PATMORE (Coventry). Florilegium Amantis Edited by Richard Garnett. George Bell & Sons, York Street, Covent Garden, N.D. [1879]. F'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; claret buckram ruled blind on sides, cream paper spine label printed in black and red; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. A nice copy.

Presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title page in Patmore's hand: ‘Miss Curtis From the Writer'.

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PATMORE (Coventry). Florilegium Amantis Edited by Richard Garnett. George Bell & Sons, York Street, Covent Garden, N.D. [1879]. F'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; claret buckram ruled blind on sides, cream paper spine label printed in black and red; top- and fore- edges uncut. Spine faded, edges of covers very slightly so; end-papers foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

The second issue, leaf E5 being a cancel and the last signature, ‘Q', consisting of four leaves.

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PATON (Ida). The forcing Of The Khaibar Pass: With other poems. Printed for the Author By William Hutchison, Greenock, 1897. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title, final blank; pp.[viii]+[176]; bevelled puce patterned sand grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled, lettered, and blocked gilt on spine; end-papers coated milk chocolate. A fine copy.



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[PATON (Sir Joseph Noel).]. Poems By A painter. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1861. F'cap 8vo; pp.viii+[160]; diagonally fine ribbed ivory cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated black. Slight darkening of spine; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce, especially thus.

The first of Paton's two volumes of verse. The cover design was by the author. The probable second binding, the first being in an otherwise similar bevelled cloth, and with the end-papers coated lilac. CBEL, III, p.303; Miles, V, pp.65 et seq.; Fredeman, 53.1

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PAULIN (George, Rector of Irvine Academy, Ayrshire). Hallowed ground And Other poems. Edinburgh: James Taylor, Castle Street; London: Hamilton, Adams & Co., 1876. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; sepia photograph laid on to leaf of paper bearing printed frame and facsimile signature as frontispiece, with tissue guard; pp.256; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed dark green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black and gilt on front cover, ruled and blocked black, ruled and lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers coated chocolate; binder's ticket of Seton, Edinburgh (Ball, 78C) on back paste-down. Front end-paper slightly scuffed on back, and with later presentation inscription, signed ‘D. Paulin'; otherwise a fine copy.



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[PEACOCK (Thomas Love)]. Rhododaphne: Or The Thessalian spell. A poem. Printed for T. Hookham, Jun. Old Bond Street; and Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, Paternoster-Row, 1818. F'cap 8vo; half- and fly- titles; pp.[xii]+182; early half-calf, spine ruled gilt, marbled sides, edges, and end-papers. Two neat ownership inscriptions on upper third of half-title page; otherwise a nice copy.



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PEMBER (E.H.). Debita flacco: Echoes of ode and epode. London, Printed at the Chiswick Press For private distribution, 1891. Sm.demy 8vo in half-sheets; two blanks and limitation leaf before half-title; title-page printed in black and red; numerous wood-engraved illustrations in text, in the style of Flaxman; printer's imprint leaf at end, followed by two text-paper blanks; pp.[xiv]+[113]+[i (blank)]+[i]+[v]; half natural calf, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, leaf-green buckram sides; t.e.g., others uncut. Spine slightly rubbed and faded; otherwise a nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 250 numbered copies. Printed upon Dutch hand-made paper. Reilly, p.375

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PEMBROKE (Mary Sidney [later, Herbert,] Countess of). A Poem. On Our saviour's passion. From an Unpublished MS. in the British Museum. With a preface By the editor. John Wilson, Bookseller and Publisher, 93, Great Russell Street, W.C., 1862. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; pp.32; vertical wavy grain deep lilac cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt on spine. Very slight fading of spine, and slight foxing of end-papers; otherwise a fine copy.

Presentation copy ‘From the Publisher', with his ink inscription on the upper margin of the title-page. The editor's Preface is signed ‘R.G.B.'. Two gatherings, oddly, signed ‘B'and'C'. Not in CBEL.

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PENNELL (H. Cholmondeley). Puck on Pegasus: Illustrated by Leech, Phiz, Portch, and Tenniel. With a frontispiece by George Cruikshank. Engraved by Dalziel Brothers, Joseph Swain, John Swain, & E. Evans. John Camden Hotten, 1861. Pott 4to; etched frontispiece with tissue guard; eleven inserted plates, included in the pagination, and numerous illustrations in the text; brown coarse morocco cloth, ruled, blocked and lettered blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, ruled and blocked gilt, lettered gilt and brown through gilt, on spine; a.e.g., end-papers coated chocolate. A virtually fine copy.

Very competent humorous verse, with excellent illustrations. The cover design looks like John Leighton, but is unsigned. There is no list of plates, but they are bound in at p.13, 21, 31, 37, 49, 63, 81, 95, 105, 133, and 143.

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PHILLIPS (Sara A.). Pen and ink Sketches. S.A. Phillips, No place (but printed by Watton & Son in Shrewsbury), N.D. [c.1894]. Tall f'cap 8vo; two blanks before title-page, two at end, separately sewn, and presumably intended to serve as end-papers; half-title not called for; pp.[vi]+50+[iv]; large very pale green textured thick paper wrappers printed in gold on back wrapper in gold and indigo on front wrapper; issued without end-papers. Half-inch piece chipped from paper at tail of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

With the author's signed holograph presentation inscription dated ‘April 13th 1894' on the upper margin of the title-page. The author's first name is given in full on the dedication. Competant verse. Not in Reilly.

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PHILLIPS (Watts, Esq.). The Woman in mauve. A Sensation Drama, In three acts. Thomas Hailes Lacy, 89, Strand, London, N.D. [c.1865]. F'cap 12mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.58; bound up without the text-paper wrappers. Nice copy. BOUND WITH: PHILLIPS (Watts, Esq.). The White cockade. An Original Drama, In four acts. Thomas Hailes Lacy, Theatrical publisher, London, N.D. [c.1870]. F'cap 12mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.57+[i (publisher's advertisements)]; bound up without the text-paper wrappers. Nice copy. Apparently not acted. BOUND WITH: PHILLIPS (Watts, Esq.). Maud's peril. A Play, In four acts. London: Samuel French, Publisher, 89, Strand / New York: Samuel French & Son, Publishers, 28, West 23rd Street, N.D. F'cap 12mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.46; bound up without the wrappers. Reprint of a play originally published by Thomas Hailes Lacy in 1868. Nice copy. BOUND WITH: PHILLIPS (Watts, Esq.). The Huguenot captain. A New and Original Drama, In three acts. London: Samuel French, Publisher, 89, Strand / New York: Samuel French & Son, Publishers, 38, East 14th Street, N.D. F'cap 12mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.52; bound up without the wrappers. Reprint of a play originally published by Thomas Hailes Lacy c.1868. Nice copy. BOUND WITH: PHILLIPS (Watts, Esq.). Nobody's child. A Romantic Drama, In three acts. London: Samuel French, Publisher, 89, Strand / New York: Samuel French & Son, Publishers, 28, West 23rd Street, N.D. F'cap 12mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.51+[i (blank)]; bound up without the wrappers. Reprint of a play originally published by Thomas Hailes Lacy c.1867. Nice copy. BOUND WITH: PHILLIPS (Watts, Esq.). Not guilty. A Drama, In four acts. London: Samuel French, Publisher, 89, Strand / New York: Samuel French & Son, Publishers, 28, West 23rd Street, N.D. F'cap 12mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.65+[i (blank)]; bound up without the wrappers. Reprint of a play originally published by Thomas Hailes Lacy c.1869. Nice copy. BOUND WITH: ROBERTSON (T.W.). Dreams. A drama, In five acts. To which is added A Description of the Costume - Cast of the Characters - Entrances And Exits - Relative Positions of the Performers on the Stage, and the whole of the Stage Business. London: Samuel French, Publisher, 89, Strand / New York: Samuel French & Son, Publishers, 28, West 23rd Street, N.D. [?c.1891]. F'cap 12mo; half-title not called for; pp.[187]-231+[i (blank)]; bound up without the wrappers. Nice copy. First produced in 1869. BOUND WITH: ROBERTSON (T.W.). Caste. An original comedy, In three acts. London: Samuel French, Ltd., Publisher, 89, Strand / New York: T. Henry French, Publisher, 26, West 22nd Street, N.D. [?c.1897]. F'cap 12mo; half-title not called for; pp.[77]-145+[i (blank)]; bound up without the wrappers. Nice copy. First produced in 1867. BOUND WITH: HAZLEWOOD (C.H.). Poul a dhoil: Or, The fairy man. An Original Hibernian Drama. In three acts. London: Samuel French, Publisher, 89, Strand / New York: Samuel French & Son, Publishers, 122, Nassau Street, N.D. [?c.1890]. F'cap 12mo; half-title not called for; pp.46; bound up without the wrappers. Nice copy. First produced in 1865. BOUND WITH: OXENFORD (John, Esq.). The Monastery of St. Just. A Play, In three acts. Adapted from the French of Casimir Delavigne, Author of Louis XI. Thomas Hailes Lacy, 89, Strand, London, N.D. [c.1864]. F'cap 12mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.57+[i (publisher's advertisements)]; bound up without the pink wrappers. Nice copy. BOUND WITH: BYRON (Henry J.). Daisy farm; An Original Drama, In four acts. London: Samuel French, Publisher, 89, Strand / New York: Samuel French & Son, Publishers, 38, East 14th Street, N.D. F'cap 12mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.50; bound up without the wrappers. Reprint of a play originally published by Thomas Hailes Lacy c.1871. Nice copy. Ten plays bound together in one volume. Half green roan, green morocco sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Front joint slightly cracked; otherwise a nice copy.

CBEL, III, pp.606, 597, 605, & 625 refer.

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PHILLIPS (Stephen). Eremus: A Poem. No place, no date, no publisher. [1890]. Cr.4to; imprint on final page; grey wrappers printed in black on front; issued without free end-papers. A nice copy.

Printed by W.J. Perry at "The Lillie Press", Fulham. Not in the British Library Catalogue or CBEL, which list only the 1894 Kegan Paul edition. The latter presents an entirely revised text.

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PINERO (Arthur W.). The Times. A comedy In Four Acts. London: William Heinemann, 1891. Roy.16mo in half sheets; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; pp.[xii]+192; 8pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end, dated October, 1891; salmon pink buckram, elabotately ruled black on sides and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle, black, on back cover, lettered black on front cover and spine, blocked black on front cover. Black blocking and lettering on spine a little rubbed, and cloth of spine slightly dusty; light pencilled notes on dramatis personæ leaf and back end-paper (v. note); otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

Issued as the first volume of a monthly series, in paper cover at 1s. 6d., or in cloth, as here, at 2s. 6d. The present volume has an Introductory Note by Pinero in which he says that the volume is being published concurrently with the first production. The front end-paper of this copy bears the pencilled inscription ‘E.G. 7 Nov.1891' the volume having been scheduled for issue in October, whilst the dramatis personæ leaf bears a pencilled note in the same hand: "Mr. Terry" against the character of Percy Egerton-Bompas, M.P. and "Elliot" against that of the Hon. Montague Trimble. The back end-paper bears, again lightly pencilled, and initialled by ‘E.G.', the full cast-list of a production at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, on the 2nd May 1892, in which Bompas was played by T.W. Robertson. In this copy p.ix, l.13, has the reading ‘mina' for ‘mind': state or issue significance, if any, unknown. CBEL, III, p.615

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PINERO (Arthur W.). The Profligate. A Play In Four Acts. London: William Heinemann, 1891. Roy.16mo in half sheets; photogravure portrait frontispiece printed in sepia, with tissue guard; blank page followed by 8pp. text-paper advertisements at end; pp.[xxiv]+123+[i]+8; salmon pink buckram, elabotately ruled black on sides and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle, black, on back cover, lettered black on front cover and spine, blocked black on front cover. Ruling and lettering on spine a little rubbed, and cloth of spine somewhat dull and dusty; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

Issued as the second volume of a monthly series, in paper cover at 1s. 6d., or in cloth, as here, at 2s. 6d., each volume except the first having an Introductory Note by Malcolm C. Salaman. The front end-paper of this copy bears the pencilled inscription ‘E.G. 10 Decr.1891', the volume having been scheduled for November. First produced at the opening of the Garrick Theatre on Wednesday, April 24th, 1889, and here first printed. The introduction includes a variant ending, being that usually performed rather than that intended by Pinero. CBEL, III, p.615

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PINERO (Arthur W.). Sweet Lavender. A domestic drama In Three Acts. London: William Heinemann, 1893. Roy.16mo in half sheets; 8pp. text-paper advertisements at end; pp.[xii]+180+8; salmon pink buckram, elabotately ruled black on sides and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle, black, on back cover, lettered black on front cover and spine, blocked black on front cover. A nice copy. Scarce.

Issued as the eighth volume of a monthly series, in paper cover at 1s. 6d., or in cloth, as here, at 2s. 6d., each volume except the first having an Introductory Note by Malcolm C. Salaman. The front end-paper of this copy bears the pencilled inscription ‘E.G. 2 Decr.1893' that being almost certainly the day of issue. First produced at Terry's Theatre on Wednesday, March 21st, 1888, and here first printed. Described in the Introductory Note as ‘one of the most successful stage-plays of modern times, and . . . so far the most popular of Mr. Pinero's works.'

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PINERO (Arthur W.). The second Mrs. Tanqueray. A play In Four Acts. London: William Heinemann, 1895. Super roy.16mo, in half sheets; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; photogravure portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; publisher's inserted 24pp. catalogue at end, dated November 1894; quarter dark green buckram, lettered and with short rule pale green on spine, pale green buckram sides, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle on back cover, lettered dark green on front cover; t.e. uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Virtually fine copy of a famous play.

The first issue, with trimmed fore-edges, and with the earliest date of the catalogue. Decribed by the publisher in the catalogue as "Small 4to", but in fact gathered in eights. Inscribed in pencil on the front end-paper ‘E.G. 7 Feby 1895' that being almost certainly the date on which the book was published.

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PINERO (Arthur W.). The second Mrs. Tanqueray. A play In Four Acts. William Heinemann, 1895. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; photogravure portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; publisher's inserted 24pp. catalogue at end, dated March 1895; quarter dark green buckram, lettered and with short rule pale green on spine, pale green buckram sides, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle on back cover, lettered dark green on front cover; t.e. uncut, fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed. Nice copy.

Later issue, with fore-edges not cut, and with the March 1895 catalogue. Decribed by the publisher in the catalogue as "Small 4to", but in fact gathered in eights.

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PINERO (Arthur W.). The notorious Mrs. Ebbsmith. A drama In Four Acts. London: William Heinemann, 1895. Sm.cr.8vo; 8pp. integral advertisements at end (almost certainly printed conjugate with prelims.); pp.[viii]+224+8; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in black. Paper of spine mainly lacking; back wrapper wholly so; a few blank corners creased; Samuel French loan label pasted onto front wrapper, and their small fee slip tipped in before first leaf of text; otherwise nice. As a reading copy.

Issued in May.

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PINERO (Arthur W.). The Amazons. A farcical romance In Three Acts. London: William Heinemann, 1895. Roy.16mo in half sheets; blank page followed by 8pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[xii]+167+[i]+8; salmon pink buckram, elabotately ruled dark green on sides and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle, dark green, on back cover, lettered dark green on front cover and spine, blocked dark green on front cover. Green ruling and lettering on spine a little rubbed, and cloth of spine somewhat dull and dusty; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

Issued as the eleventh volume of a monthly series, in paper cover at 1s. 6d., or in cloth, as here, at 2s. 6d., each volume except the first having an Introductory Note by Malcolm C. Salaman. The front end-paper of this copy bears the pencilled inscription ‘E.G. 10 Aug.1895' that being almost certainly the day of issue. First produced at the Court Theatre on Tuesday, March 7th, 1893, and here first printed.

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PINERO (Arthur W.). (Printed as a theatrical prompt-book merely; not for Circulation.) The gay Lord Quex. An original comedy, In Four Acts, By Arthur W. Pinero. February, 1899. Demy 8vo in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+[112]; brick red paper wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; fore-edges uncut; made up without end-papers. Fine copy. Rare.

One of a handful of copies privately printed for the author at the Chiswick Press. Precedes the published edition, from which it differs in text.

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PLANCHÉ (J.R.). Amoroso, King of Little Britain. A serio-comic, bombastic, operatic Interlude, In One Act. Printed from the acting copy, with remarks, Biographical and critical, by D. - G. To which are added, A description of the costume, - cast of the characters, - Entrances and exits, - relative positions of the Performers on the stage, and the whole Of the stage business. As performed at the Theatres Royal, London. Embellished with a fine engraving, By Percy Crukshank [sic], from a Drawing taken in the Theatre, by Mr. R. Cruikshank. London: John Cumberland 2, Cumberland Terrace, Camden New Town, N.D. [c.1840]. 12mo in half-sheets, stabbed and sewn; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece, on text-paper, and included in the pagination; pp.19+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 8pp. catalogue including a numbered listing of ‘Cumberland's British Theatre' and ‘Cumberland's Minor Theatre' series, followed by single inserted leaf publisher's advertisements, at end; pale drab wrappers printed outside and inside in black; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Early theatrical agency stamp (San Francisco) on front wrapper, and wrappers neatly restored at spine; text fine. Scarce.

The correct first issue in this series, the wrappers listing ‘Cumberland's British Theatre' to No.353, the present title being No.352. Published at 6d. The author's first dramatic piece, performed and published originally in 1818, and revived in 1830, the date given above being deduced by us from the advertisements. The work poked fun at the affairs of the Prince Regent, later George IV, and was originally to have been called ‘Amoroso, King of Pimlico', but this was objected to by the censor as being too obvious a reference.

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PLANCHÉ (J.R., Esq.). The prince Of Happy land: Or, The fawn in the forest. A new and original grand comic Fairy extravaganza, In Two Acts, (Founded on the Countess D'Aulnoy's popular Story "La Biche au Bois.") Correctly Printed from the Prompt Book, with Exits, Entrances, &c. First Performed at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, On Friday, December 26th, 1851. London: Published by S.G. Fairbrother, 31, Bow Street; sold also By W. Strange, Paternoster Row; G. Berger, Holywell Street, Strand; C. Harris, Bow Street; T.H. Lacy, Wellington St.North; W.C. Williams, 3 Acton Place, Bagnigge Wells Road, London; J. Ebsworth, Edinburgh; Wiseheart, Dublin; and all booksellers. Price one shilling. 12mo, unsigned, but gathered in half sheets; half-title not called for; leaf headed Dramatis Personae follows title-page; pp.36. BOUND WITH: PLANCHÉ (J.R.). The Discreet princess; Or, the Three glass distaffs. A new and doubly-moral though excessively old Melodramatic Fairy Extravaganza. In one act. Founded on the story of "L'Adroite Princesse," in "Les Contes de la Mere L'Oie," By Charles Perrault. Thomas Hailes Lacy, Wellington Street, Strand, N.D. [1856]. 12mo, gathered in half sheets; half-title not called for; leaf headed Programme of Scenery and Incidents follows title-leaf; pp.[44]. BOUND WITH: PLANCHÉ (J.R., Esq.). Young and handsome. A new and original Fairy Extravaganza, In one act, Founded on the Countess of Murat's Fairy Tale of "Jeune et Belle." Thomas Hailes Lacy, Wellington Street, Strand, N.D. [1857]. 12mo, gathered in half sheets; half-title not called for; leaf headed Programme of Scenery and Incidents follows title-leaf; pp.[44]. BOUND WITH: PLANCHÉ (J.R., Esq.). The Seven champions Of Christendom. An original comic fantastic spectacle In Two Acts. Correctly Printed from the Prompt Book, with Exits, Entrances, &c. First performed at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, On Easter-monday, April 9, 1849. London: Published by S.G. Fairbrother, 31, Bow Street, And to be had in the theatre; Sold also by W. Strange, Paternoster Row; G. Berger, Holywell Street, Strand; C. Harris, Bow Street; Wiseheart, Dublin; And all booksellers. Price one shilling. 12mo format, unsigned, and gathered irregularly; half-title not present, and probably not called for; leaf headed Dramatis Personae follows title leaf; pp.40. BOUND WITH: [PLANCHÉ (J.R.).]. The Yellow dwarf And the King of the gold mines. A New and Original Fairy Extravaganza, In one act. By the author of "Fortunio," "The Camp at the Olympic," "The Golden Branch," "The Good Woman in the Wood," "Once upon a time there were Two Kings," &c. &c. &c. Thomas Hailes Lacy, Wellington Street, Strand, N.D. [1855]. 12mo, unsigned, but gathered in half sheets; half-title not called for; leaf headed Programme Of Scenery and Incidents follows title-leaf; pp.[40]. BOUND WITH: PLANCHÉ (J.R., Esq.). The Court beauties: A Dramatic Sketch, In one act. First Performed at the Royal Olympic Theatre, On Thursday, March 12th, 1835. A new edition. London: Published by S.G. Fairbrother, 31, Bow Street; sold also By W. Strange, Paternoster Row; G. Berger, Holywell Street, Strand; C. Haris, Bow Street; T.H. Lacy, Wellington St. North; W.C. Williams, 3, Acton Place, Bagnigge Wells Road, London; J. Ebsworth, Edinburgh; Wiseheart, Dublin; and all booksellers. Price sixpence. N.D. [1851]. 12mo, gathered in half sheets; half-title not called for; dedication leaf follows title-leaf; pp.32; the first half-sheet is on a whiter quality of paper than the rest, and this, together with a footnote on p.29 referring to Madame Vestris, which would have been redundant in an edition of this date, that lady having, according to the lists of cast for the play's two productions, appeared in the 1835 production, but not in that of 1851,leads us to suppose that the last two gatherings may be composed of sheets of the original edition, the first only having been reprinted to take advantage of the play's revival in the latter year by including a cast-list for the new production. BOUND WITH: PLANCHÉ (J.R., Esq.). King Charming: Or, the Blue bird of paradise. A new and original grand comic Fairy extravaganza, In Two Acts. (Founded on the Countess D'Aulnoy's popular Story "L'Oiseau Bleu.") Correctly Printed from the Prompt Book, with Exits, Entrances, &c. First Performed at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, On Thursday, December 26th, 1850. London: Published by S.G. Fairbrother, 31, Bow Street; sold also By W. Strange, Paternoster Row; G. Berger, Holywell Street, Strand; C. Harris, Bow Street; T H. Lacy, [sic] Wellington St.North; J. Ebsworth, Edinburgh; Wiseheart, Dublin; and all booksellers. Price one shilling. 12mo, unsigned; half-title not called for; leaf headed Dramatis Personae follows title-page; last leaf a single inset; pp.38. BOUND WITH: PLANCHÉ (J.R.). The Mysterious lady! Or, "Worth makes the man." A Comedy. In two acts. Thomas Hailes Lacy, Wellington Street, Strand, N.D. [1852]. 12mo; half-title not called for; first leaf of text signed A2; pp.32. Eight works in one volume, originally issued stabbed, all first editions except as noted (though some slight messiness in the printing of ‘The Yellow Dwarf' suggests that that one play may be of a later impression, the type otherwise being throughout entirely clear and fresh); bound together in contemporary half dark green roan, gilt, marbled sides, end-papers faced light drab. Fine.

‘Young and Handsome' bears on the upper margin of the title-page a holograph presentation inscription from the author to Miss Courthope. In the last line of the Dramatis Personae of ‘The Prince of Happy Land' the initial ‘C' in the name of ‘The Fairy Carabossa' is lacking, and this has been supplied in pencil.

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PLANCHÉ (J.R., Esq.). The prince Of Happy land: Or, The fawn in the forest. A new and original grand comic Fairy extravaganza, In Two Acts, (Founded on the Countess D'Aulnoy's popular Story "La Biche au Bois.") Correctly Printed from the Prompt Book, with Exits, Entrances, &c. First Performed at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, On Friday, December 26th, 1851. London: Published by S.G. Fairbrother, 31, Bow Street; sold also By W. Strange, Paternoster Row; G. Berger, Holywell Street, Strand; C. Harris, Bow Street; T.H. Lacy, Wellington St.North; W.C. Williams, 3 Acton Place, Bagnigge Wells Road, London; J. Ebsworth, Edinburgh; Wiseheart, Dublin; and all booksellers. Price one shilling. 12mo, unsigned, but gathered in half sheets; half-title not called for; leaf headed Dramatis Personæ follows title-page; pp.36. BOUND WITH: PLANCHÉ (J.R.). The Golden Branch, An original fairy extravaganza, In two acts. Founded upon the Countess D'Anois'story, "Le Rameau d'Or"). Correctly Printed from the Prompt Book, with Exits, Entrances, &c. First performed at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Monday, December 27th, 1848 [for 7]. London: Published by S.G. Fairbrother, Bow Street, And W. Strange, Paternoster Row; Sold also by G. Berger, Holywell Street, Strand, C. Harris, Bow Street; Wiseheart, Dublin, And all booksellers. Price one shilling. 16mo, unsigned; half-title not called for; leaf of Characters follows title-page; pp.[iv]+[3]-31+[i (blank)]. First two leaves cancels, on whiter paper. BOUND WITH: PLANCHÉ (J.R., Esq.). The king Of the Peacocks: An original fairy extravaganza, In two acts, Founded upon the Countess D'Anois' Story "La Princesse Rosette." Correctly Printed from the Prompt Book, with Exits, Entrances, &c. First performed at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Tuesday, December 26th, 1848. London: Published by S.G. Fairbrother, Bow Street, And W. Strange, Paternoster Row; Sold also by G. Berger, Holywell Street, Strand C. Harris, Bow Street; Wiseheart, Dublin, And all booksellers. Price one shilling. 12mo in half-sheets, unsigned; half-title not called for; leaf headed Dramatis Personæ follows title-page; pp.42. BOUND WITH: PLANCHÉ (J.R., Esq.). The island Of Jewels, A new and original grand comic Fairy extravaganza In two acts. (Founded upon the Countess D'Anois' Story of "Serpentin Vert, [sic]" Correctly Printed from the Prompt Book, with Exits, Entrances, &c. First performed at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, On Wednesday, December 26th, 1849. London: Published by S.G. Fairbrother, 31, Bow Street, Sold also by W. Strange, Paternoster Row; G. Berger, Holywell Street, Strand; C. Harris, Bow Street; T.H. Lacy, Upper Wellington St; J.Ebsworth, Edinburgh; Wiseheart, Dublin; And all booksellers. Price one shilling. 12mo in half-sheets, unsigned; half-title not called for; leaf headed Dramatis Personæ follows title leaf; pp.35+[i (blank). BOUND WITH: [PLANCHÉ (J.R.).]. King Charming: Or, the Blue bird of paradise A new and original grand comic Fairy extravaganza, In Two Acts. (Founded upon the Countess D'Aulnoy's popular Story of "L'Oiseau Bleu.") Correctly Printed from the Prompt Book, with Exits, Entrances, &c. First Performed at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, On Thursday, December 26th, 1850. London: Published by S.G. Fairbrother, 31, Bow Street; sold also By W. Strange, Paternoster Row; G. Berger, Holywell Street, Strand; C. Harris, Bow Street; T H. [sic] Lacy, Wellington St. North; W.C. Williams, 3 Acton Place, Bagnigge Wells Road, London; J. Ebsworth, Edinburgh; Wiseheart, Dublin; and all booksellers. Price one shilling. 12mo, unsigned, but gathered in half sheets; half-title not called for; leaf headed Dramatis Personæ follows title-page; pp.36. BOUND WITH: PLANCHÉ (J.R., Esq.). Once upon a time there Were two kings. An original Fairy extravaganza In two acts. Founded on the Countess D'Aulnoy's story of "La Princesse Carpillon." [On verso of title leaf:] First Performed at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, On Monday, December 26th, 1853. [On title-page:] Thomas Hailes Lacy, Wellington Street, Strand. London. 12mo; half-title not called for; Characters on verso of title, next page headed The new scenery painted by Mr. W. Beverley; pp.48. Six works in one volume, all originally issued stabbed, all first editions except as noted; bound together in contemporary red straight morocco binder's cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Cloth a little chipped on spine, but binding sound; early leaves of first play and prelims. of second with some damp staining; blank strip cut from tail of last leaf of second play; light ink-splashes on one opening of third play; otherwise in general nice.

The cancel prelims. to ‘The Golden Branch' are something of a curiosity as the date is given wrongly on both the title-page and the list of Characters. We can only assume that this re-issue dates from 1848 and the type-setter put the wrong date without thinking. CBEL, III, p.593, listing ‘The King of the Peacocks' only in a later edition published by Thomas Hailes Lacy, who does not seem to have been sole publisher of Planché's plays before at least 1852, or to have joined in publishing them at all before 1849.

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[PLANCHÉ (J.R.).]. The Yellow dwarf And the King of the gold mines. A New and Original Fairy Extravaganza, In one act. By the author of "Fortunio," "The Camp at the Olympic," "The Golden Branch," "The Good Woman in the Wood," "Once upon a time there were Two Kings," &c. &c. &c. Thomas Hailes Lacy, Wellington Street, Strand, N.D. [1855]. 12mo, unsigned, but gathered in half sheets; half-title not called for; leaf headed Programme Of Scenery and Incidents follows title-leaf; pp.[40]. Disbound from a collection, and probably lacking wrappers; otherwise fine.

In this copy, the first numeral of the page number on p.11 is in fact a capital ‘I' in a slightly larger fount. The printing throughout is generally clean and sharp. Originally issued stabbed.

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