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.

POE (Edgar Allan). The Poetical works Of Edgar Allan Poe With A Notice of his Life and Genius By James Hannay, Esq. With twenty illustrations By E.H. Wehnert, James Godwin, F.W. Hulme, and Harison Weir. Addey and Co. 21 Old Bond Street, 1853. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece, and nineteen illustrations, on text-paper, engraved by G. and E. Dalziel; pp.[xxx]+144; moss-green ripple grain cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow; binder's ticket of Bone & Son, 76, Fleet Street, on back paste-down. Nice.

The first illustrated edition, and the first appearance of Hannay's ‘Life'. According to to spine imprint, issued as a volume of ‘Addey's Illustrated Classics'.

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POE (Edgar Allan). The Poetical works Of Edgar Allan Poe Edited by James Hannay, Esq. With Illustrations by E.H. Wehnert, James Godwin, Harrison Weir, F.W. Hulme, and Anelay. Complete Edition. Charles Griffin and Company, Stationers' Hall Court, N.D [c.1861]. F'cap 8vo; fine wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates; other illustrations on text-paper; pp.191+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 8pp. catalogue, undated, at end; bevelled yellow-green buckram, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt and green-through-gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated chocolate. Some foxing passim; otherwise a nice copy.

Blanck, 16212, suggests an earliest limiting date of 1859 for what may possibly be this edition: the catalogue here, however, appears to date from 1861. We are unaware of the force of the words ‘Complete Edition' on the title-page: they did not appear in the original Hannay edition of 1852, and the present edition, which has seventeen more pages of text, may possibly have been expanded. It does at any rate contain seven additional illustrations, the plates, by Anelay, having here been added. Page numbers are not given for the illustrations, but the plates are here tipped in to face pp.35, 67, 85, 97, 145, 162, and 186. The sheets of this copy bulk some 15mm scant; the verso of the title leaf bears the printer's imprint: ‘Bell & Bain, Printers, Glasgow', this being repeated at the foot of the last page of text, beneath a short rule.

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POE (Edgar Allan). The Poetical works Of Edgar Allan Poe Edited by James Hannay, Esq. With illustrations by E.H. Wehnert, James Godwin, F.W. Hulme, Harrison Weir And Anelay. Complete Edition. Griffin, Bohn and Company, Stationers' Hall Court, N.D [?c.1865]. F'cap 8vo; fine wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates; other illustrations on text-paper; pp.191+[i (blank)]; bevelled yellow-green buckram, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt and green-through-gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated chocolate; binder's ticket of ‘BURN / 37 & 38 / KIRBY St.' on back paste-down. Slight wear to head and tail of spine; a little scattered very light dusting; one plate reinserted, and a little creased; otherwise, and in general, a nice copy.

Blanck, 16212, suggests an earliest limiting date of 1859 for another variant of this edition - the imprint on the title-page as given by Blanck being ‘Charles Griffin and Company, Stationers' Hall Court'. A faint pencilled inscription just visible on the upper margin of the half-title page in this copy includes the date ‘26/5/65'. We are unaware of the force of the words ‘Complete Edition' on the title-page: they did not appear in the original Hannay edition of 1852, and the present edition, which has seventeen more pages of text, may possibly have been expanded. It does at any rate contain seven additional illustrations, the plates, by Anelay, having here been added. Page numbers are not given for the illustrations, but the plates are here tipped in to face pp.35, 67, 85, 97, 145, 162, and 186. The sheets of this copy bulk some 19mm scant; the verso of the title leaf is blank; the foot of the last page of text bears the printer's imprint: ‘Thomas Harrild, Printer, Shoe Lane, Fleet Street, London', beneath a rule. A page for page reprint, but in wholly different types, of the Charles Griffin edition of c.1861, and in the same binding (but with, of course, a slightly wider spine).

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POE (Edgar Allan). The Poetical works Of Edgar Allan Poe. Illustrated By Waller H. Paton, R.S.A.; John M‘Whirter, [sic] A.R.S.A.; Clark Stanton, A.R.S.A.; C.J. Staniland; J. Lawson; and other eminent artists. Engraved by R. Paterson. Edinburgh: Alexander Hislop and Company, N.D. [1869]. F'cap 4to; twenty-seven wood-engraved illustrations in text; pp.176; bevelled green fine morocco cloth, elaborately ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt, elaborately blocked black and gilt on front cover and spine, ruled black on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow; binder's ticket of ‘Hunter, Binder, Edinburgh' [Ball, 46B] on back paste-down. Barely visible restorations to cloth at head and tail of spine; slight wear to corners; a little scattered foxing and light dusting; back end-paper a little craesed; in general, nonetheless, near-nice.

Includes an unsigned eighteen page Memoir of Poe.

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POLLOCK (Sir Frederick, Bart.). Leading cases Done into English And other diversions. London, Macmillan and Co., And New York, 1892. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[2]+x+98+[ii]; navy blue buckram, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers faced dark grey-green. Fine copy.

A Pollock family copy, with the ownership signature of C.E. Pollock on the upper margin of the title-page. ‘Leading Cases' was first published in July 1876, and reprinted in September 1876, and in 1877. The Other Diversions (which include parodies of Shakespeare, Tennyson, etc.) are here first collected. CBEL, III, p.353; Reilly, p.382. The volume is dedicated to Swinburne.

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POLLOCK (Sir Frederick, Bart.). Leading cases Done into English And other diversions. London, Macmillan and Co., And New York, 1892. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[2]+x+98+[ii]; navy blue buckram, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers faced dark grey-green. Very nice copy.

‘Leading Cases' was first published in July 1876, and reprinted in September 1876, and in 1877. The Other Diversions (which include parodies of Shakespeare, Tennyson, etc.) are here first collected. CBEL, III, p.353; Reilly, p.382. The volume is dedicated to Swinburne.

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POWELL (Herbert). Lyrics Of The white City. London: Simpkin and Co., Limited, Stationers' Hall Court, E.C.; Winchester: Warren and Son, Printers and Publishers, High Street, 1896. F'cap 8vo; sm.f'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; leaf, blank on recto, bearing Warren & Son advertisements on verso, followed by blank at end; pp.[xii]+72+[iv]; bevelled navy blue buckram, lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. End-papers foxed, otherwise a nice copy.

Printed on very thick mouldmade paper. The ‘white city' is Winchester, as is made clear by the addition of this name in parentheses to the title on the front cover.

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POWELL (Thomas). Emma, Or The baculiniad, A Comic-heroic poem, In five cantos. With other poetical studies. By Thomas Powell, Esq. No place, no publisher, [printer's imprint:] C. Roworth, Printer, Bell Yard, Temple Bar, N.D [c.1804]. 12mo; two binder's blanks at front and back; fine engraved vignette title-page, the vignette by E. Scriven after T.P. (presumably Thomas Powell), the text (reading ‘Works Of Thomas Powell, Esq. Au moins il s'amuse elegamment. Genlis') by Suffield, precedes letterpress title-page reading as above; one fine engraved plate, by E. Scriven after T.P.; pp.viii+[5]-95+[i (blank)]+221-227 (headed ‘Cursory Notes')+[i printer's imprint]; contemporary full calf, tooled gilt on sides and spine, lettering-piece, marbled end-papers. Gilt tooling somewhat rubbed, calf chipped at head and tail of spine, cracked a little over front joint, and lettering-piece lacking; a couple of insignificant stains in text, but internally a nice copy, nonetheless. Rare.

The text appears to be complete as issued, despite the two discontinuities in numbering. Not in BLC, which does however record two other works by Powell: Edgar and Elfrida. With the defeat of Hoel, Prince of Wales, c.1790; and Beauty; an ode..., 1794: both being published under the pseudonym ‘Taliessen de Monmouth'. The present work, though unrecorded, can be dated to about 1804 from literary references in the ‘Preliminary' (or introduction), the latest of which is to the Gothick ‘Romance of the Pyranees' which was published in that year. The present copy contains (probably as always) an erratum at p.4, l.24: ‘Herman and Unna' for ‘Herman of Unna'. The engraved title-page appears to show the author's country seat.

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PRAED (Winthrop Mackworth). The poems Of Winthrop Mackworth Praed. With a memoir By the Rev. Derwent Coleridge. In two volumes. Edward Moxon & Co., Dover Street, 1864. F'cap 8vo; half-titles not called for; steel engraved portrait frontispiece in volume one, with thin paper guard, and final blank; pp.[lxviii]+[397]+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; viii+439+[i (blank)]; bevelled brown morocco cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated greenish slate; publisher's 8pp. catalogue, dated August, 1864, bound in between front end-papers in volume one. Small neat repair to cloth of front joint in volume two, and front end-papers a trifle cracked in that volume; small ownership signature on back of frontispiece in volume one, with some shadowing-through, and on upper margin of title in volume two; otherwise a nice copy.

Many of the poems are here first published, whilst the useful Memoir draws upon unpublished correspondence, and his sister's memories of his early life. The only nineteenth century English edition of Praed's collected poems, though several unauthorised editions, of varying degrees of completeness, were issued in America, both before and after this. CBEL, III, p.247: "The authorised and standard edition."

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PRIDEAUX (Mrs. Frederick). Claudia. Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1865. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+223+[i (printer's imprint)]; green fine morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others mainly trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. A very nice copy, for the most part unopened.



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PRINCE (John Critchley). The Poetic rosary. By John Critchley Prince, Author of "Hours with the Muses," &c. &c. &c. Printed for the author, and sold by him, Penny Meadow, Ashton-under-Lyne. London: Simpkin and Marshall. Manchester: Geo. Hatton, 39 Victoria Street, 1850. Sm.cr.8vo in half sheets; Contents leaf and final leaf of text both single insets; two leaves integral advertisements at end; pp.x+209+[i (blank)]+iii+[i (blank)]; vertically fine ribbed dark bluish purple cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked blind, blocked gilt, on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow; binder's ticket of ‘Hatton, Bookbinder, Victoria St., Manchester' (not in Ball) on back paste-down. Fine copy. Scarce.

Printed in Manchester. The last leaf of text is a single inset: this, the two leaves of text-paper advertisements, and the five leaves of prelims. making a full sheet. The probable first binding of at least three, copies being known with the top-edges trimmed and the spine ruled blind instead of gilt; and also in dark leaf-green cloth with the spine ruled blind, and a.e. uncut. The last forty pages consist of ‘Miscellanies in Prose', including some fiction. CBEL, III, p.304, fails to record this privately printed edition, listing the 1851 Partridge edition as the first; Miles, X.

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PRINCE (John Critchley). The Poetic rosary. By John Critchley Prince, Author of "Hours with the Muses," &c. &c. &c. Printed for the author, and sold by him, Penny Meadow, Ashton-under-Lyne. London: Simpkin and Marshall. Manchester: Geo. Hatton, 39 Victoria Street, 1850. Sm.cr.8vo in half sheets; Contents leaf and final leaf of text both single insets; two leaves integral advertisements at end; pp.x+209+[i (blank)]+iii+[i (blank)]; vertically fine ribbed dark bluish purple cloth, ruled and elaborattely blocked blind, blocked gilt, on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Slight wear to cloth at head and tail of spine; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

Printed in Manchester. The last leaf of text is a single inset: this, the two leaves of text-paper advertisements, and the five leaves of prelims. making a full sheet. The probable second binding of at least three, copies being known with the top-edges trimmed and the spine ruled gilt instead of blind; and also in dark leaf-green cloth with the spine ruled blind, and a.e. uncut. The last forty pages consist of ‘Miscellanies in Prose', including some fiction. CBEL, III, p.304, fails to record this privately printed edition, listing the 1851 Partridge edition as the first; Miles, X.

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PRINCE (John Critchley). Hours With the muses. Sixth edition. Hyde: Printed and published by G. Booth, 34, Market Street, N.D. [1857]. 12mo, printed in half sheets; half-title follows title-page; pp.180; blue-green patterned sand grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; deep yellow coated end-papers. A very good copy.

First published in Manchester in 1841. This sixth edition adds a number of new poems, as well as a new brief Preface. Includes also a biographical sketch of the author, and an essay ‘Random Thoughts on Poetry' by him. Prince was a native of Wigan.

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PROCTOR (Adelaide Anne). Legends and lyrics. A book of verses. Second volume. Bell and Daldy, 186, Fleet Street, 1861. F'cap 8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; pp.[2]+vi+[224]; lavender fine dotted diaper cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered, blocked, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated milk-chocolate. A nice copy.

CBEL, III, p.304; Miles, VII. The first volume was published in 1858.

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PUNCHARD (E.G., M.A.). King Saul And other Poems. Basil Montagu Pickering, 196 Piccadilly, 1877. F'cap 8vo; imprint leaf at end; pp.[viii]+62+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed green cloth, ruled blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt up spine; t.e. uncut, others mainly trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. A fine copy.

Presentation copy, inscribed on the verso of the front end-paper ‘R.H.K. / from E.G.P.' in the author's holograph,

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PURVES (Peter). The Poetical works Of Peter Purves, Kircaldy, With Portrait, and Prefatory Sketch of the Author By the Rev. Isaac E. Marwick. Edinburgh:- Oliver & Boyd, and John Menzies & Co.; Religious Tract Society of Scotland. Kircaldy: John Crawford, High Street, N.D. [1879]. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; sepia portrait photograph laid on to printed sheet of thin card, with tissue guard, precedes title-page; pp.xxxiv+276; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled black, blocked black and gilt, lettered scarlet through gilt, on front cover and spine, ruled gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated dark caramel. Ownership signature and rubber stamp on back of frontispiece mount; otherwise a fine copy.

Reprints the entire contents of Purves' 1856 volume, together with a large number of poems previously unpublished or uncollected.

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PUSHKIN (Alexander). Eugene Oneguine: A romance of Russian life In Verse. Translated from the Russian By Lieut.-Col. Spalding. Macmillan and Co., 1881. Pp.[xxvii]+276; dark green buckram, ruled blind on sides and spine, blocked pictorially gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated dark chocolate. A nice copy. Scarce.

Written between 1823 and 1831, and translated into French, and Polish, in 1847, German in 1854, and Italian in 1856, this is, incredibly, the first appearance of the work in English. Spalding seems here to have attempted to imitate the stanzaic form of the original. The volume includes also a brief biographical sketch of Pushkin, and extensive notes.

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[RABLEN (J.R.).]. The raft And other poems. With An explanatory introduction. London: Printed at the Chiswick Press, 1885. Pott 8vo; pp.xxxii+146; light blue-grey buckram, ruled blind on sides and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Slight marking of covers; otherwise a very nice copy.

Reilly, p.390, giving only an American location. Commences with a lengthy introduction, in prose, concerning the problems of the author, a schoolteacher at Beaford in Devon, unconnected with the poems. The author was dying of tuberculosis when the book was published as a means of raising money for his family.

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RADFORD (Dollie). Good Night. With designs by Louis Davis. Published by David Nutt, 270 Strand London, 1895. Sm.pott 4to, printed throughout on mouldmade card on facing pages only; single inset limitation leaf bound in on linen hinge before half-title; leaf bearing tailpiece and publisher's imprint on recto, blank on verso, followed by leaf bearing printer's imprint and device on verso, at end; each facing pair of leaves printed with design and/or caligraphic text; forty-one leaves, including limitation leaf, unfoliated; eight leaves hand-coloured; Holland shelf-back, paper label printed in black; cream boards printed in dark coffee, brownish pink, and pale green on front board, dark coffee on back board; olive cloth ties; a.e. uncut. Label chipped; small chip from paper of front board; boards a trifle rubbed, and worn at corners; front paste-down slightly scuffed by removal of bookplate; one or two leaves roughly opened; in general effect, however, a near-nice copy.

According to the limitation notice: ‘This hand-coloured edition is limited to fifty copies - All of them numbered & signed by the author & artist'. This copy, however, is neither signed nor numbered, and only eight of a possible twenty-one pages are hand-coloured, these being scattered throughout. We believe this to be a proof copy, or traveller's sample - or just possibly an advance copy. The arrangement of the hand-coloured pages seems designed to exhibit the qualities of both issues of the volume. The author's third book. CBEL, III, p.347; Miles, VIII.

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RADFORD (Ernest). Chambers twain. London: Elkin Mathews, Vigo St., 1890. Imp.16mo, in quarter sheets; six text paper blanks at front, the first serving as paste-down; integral advertisement leaf dated May, 1890, followed by integral blank and four text paper blanks at back, the last serving as paste-down; half-title not called for; wood-engraved title-page by Walter Crane; pale gray boards, paper spine label printed up in reddish brown; a.e. uncut. Light foxing of boards; piece chipped from edge oflabel, affecting printed rule, but not lettering; otherwise a very nice copy.

250 copies were printed in this format; a further fifty on large paper. Issued, like Radford's two previous volumes, at his own expense. Nelson, 7

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RADFORD (Ernest). Old And new: A Collection of poems. T. Fisher Unwin, 1895. Limitation leaf precedes half-title; photogravure portrait frontispiece after B.E. Parsons, with tissue guard; wood-engraved title-page by Selwyn Image; final blank; pp.[xvi]+186+[ii]; sage green linen-patterned fine rough buckram, blocked with publisher's motto, monogram, and device blind on back cover, blocked with design incorporating Radford's initials, gilt, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt up spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 500 copies. Radford's first regularly published book of verse, reprinting some material (with revisions) from each of the three earlier volumes issued at his own expense, ‘Translations from Heine and other verses' (Cambridge, 1882), ‘Measured Steps' (London, 1884), and ‘Chambers Twain' (London, 1890), together with a good many poems here first published or first collected. The covers were designed by Selwyn Image.

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RANKINE (William J. Macquorn, Late Professor of Civil Engineering and Mechanics in the University of Glasgow). Songs and fables. With illustrations by J.B. Glasgow: James Maclehose Publisher to the University. London: Macmillan and Co., 1874. F'cap 8vo; portrait frontispiece photograph laid on to an inserted blank; ten inserted lithographic plates, illustrating the fables; 8pp. Maclehose catalogue at end; pp.[xii]+[96]; diagonally fine ribbed dark green cloth, blocked blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. A good copy.

Lively and amusing comic verse. The twelve short fables are in prose, and the ten having illustrations are printed on one side of the paper only. The illustrator was Mrs. J. Blackburn, whose husband, Hugh Blackburn, was professor of Mathematics at Glasgow University.

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RATHMELL (Michael). Spring blossoms And Autumn leaves. A Collection of Poems. By Michael Rathmell, A Leeds working man. Leeds: Printed by Fred. R. Spark, "Leeds Express" Office, 1886. Globe 8vo; printed throughout in red and black; pp.[xvi]+144; dull deep turquoise patterned sand grain cloth, ruled and blocked black, lettered gilt, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers glazed pale yellow. Front end-paper lacking; otherwise a nice copy.

Dedicated to Lord Houghton; with a critical Preface by T. Ballan Stead; and published on subscription. Two hundred and twenty-eight copies were subscribed for.

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RAVENSWORTH (The Right Honourable, The Earl of). Poems. Newcastle-on-tyne: F. and W. Dodsworth, Collingwood Street, 1877. Lge.post 8vo; half-title not present, probably not called for; title leaf, fly Contents leaf, dedication leaf, Contents leaf, and first fly-title, precede start of text; imprint leaf at end; Erratum slip tipped in before first fly-title; (?)original quarter dark brownish olive roan, lettered gilt up, ruled and tooled gilt on, spine, oil-marbled boards; t.e.g.; end-papers coated pale blue green. A nice copy.

Signed by the author at the end of the dedication, and with his signed holograph presentation inscription to his sister, The Dowager Viscountess Barrington, dated July 30, 1877, on verso of title-page. A three page A.L.S. to his sister, of the same date, referring to the volume, is laid on to the front end-paper. In this he makes clear that despite the imprint the volume has been printed for private circulation only. Printed in Newcastle. One poem is by W.N. Darnell, not Ravensworth.

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READE (Charles) and TAYLOR (Tom). The king's rival. A Drama, In five acts. By Tom Taylor and Charles Reade, Authors of "Masks and Faces," "Two Loves and a Life." Etc. etc. First produced at the Theatre Royal, St. James's, October 4, 1854. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1854. (The Authors reserve the right of Translating this work.) F'cap 8vo; pp.[vi]+72; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; glazed mustard wrappers printed on front wrapper in black; thin white wove end-papers. Wrappers rather fingered, minutely chipped, and with one short tear; spine early strengthened with flesh-pink glazed paper, this now splitting at tail; slight dusting of text, and a good deal of scoring and some notes, mostly in ink, but here and there in pencil (v. below); over all a very good copy, nonetheless.

Charles Reade's copy, bearing his holograph inscription on the front wrapper "to be returned to C. Reade", and apparently also a proof copy. The text has been heavily marked for cutting at three different times - twice in pencil (with pencils of a differing hardness), and once in ink - and there are some ink corrections and revisions in Reade's hand (amounting to some eight words on three different pages), besides two holograph notes (one on the cover as detailed above, and one on p.37 reading: "This Act (3d) is entirely altered in representation. Vide M.S.") There is in addition a brief pencilled note on the front end-paper corresponding in hardness to one set of the pencilled deletions, and another on the recto of the back end-paper corresponding to the other. It is not in our opinion possible to say that either of the pencilled notes is in Reade's hand, and it is consequently not possible to suggest that the associated markings either are authorial. The pencilled deletions are far and few between, however, the vast bulk of the deletions, amounting to more than 150 lines, being in an ink of the same colour as Reade's notes, and written with a nib of similar pliancy and width. Add to this the sense of the note on p.37 - that no cuts or revisions have been shown to the printed Act Three because it has been too much altered in representation, a manuscript version of that Act (not here present) being provided to supplement the marking up - and it appears certain that the ink scoring likewise is authorial. The fact that the note relating to Act Three is in the present tense is also in our view significant, since it suggests that a production of the play was at that time current - i.e., that Reade was supplying a copy of the acting text to somebody not in the production who had need of one: a theatre manager in some other town who meditated mounting the play himself, or a reviewer, perhaps. Sadleir, ‘Excursions', p.172, not mentioning the end-papers; Parrish, Wilkie Collins and Charles Reade, p.180. Both Sadleir and Parrish collate the book as [viii]+72, but this has certainly never been the case with the present copy. In this copy the matching minute fraying of the top-edges where they have been opened proves that the half-title and title leaves were originally conjugate (this being made less obvious by the fact that the title leaf has at some point become detached and been re-inserted). The Dramatis Personaæ leaf has all the edges trimmed and is fractionally smaller than the rest of the book: making quite clear that it is here at any rate a single inset. Sadleir gives sketchy details, but according to Parrish's much fuller description, the missing leaf contains the Preface, whilst the wrappers differ in our copy by bearing the words PRICE ONE SHILLING at the head of the front wrapper instead of the words PRICE EIGHTEEN PENCE. We have been able to trace no reissue of the play by Bentley at a reduced price. Moreover, the front cover as well as the title-page bears the date - but the first edition was not published, according to Sadleir, who had access to the Bentley file, until October 17th, 1854 - and it seems unlikely in the extreme that a further issue, of the same sheets, and in the same format, would have been made by Bentley at a greatly reduced price within two and a half months. A change of price is, however, precisely the kind of change that a publisher is likely to make close to publication, when costs and the strength of advance interest are known, whilst the Preface is the last part of a book that authors are likely to have ready for the printer (in this case they were probably told they had an extra leaf to fill - a fact that would only become evident once the galleys had been divided into pages). Parrish describes the prelims. as though they form an ordinary half-sheet gathering (the sheet being in fact completed by the final gathering, F, which is also a half sheet). He does not say that the Preface and Dramatis Personæ leaves are both single insets - though if the Preface leaf had ever been present in our copy it would have had to be, since the Dramatis Personæ leaf certainly is. Quite apart from its provenance, the differences here noted would be sufficient to suggest that the present copy represents a late stage of the proofs. We have not checked the printed text against the published one, but the similarity of collation would suggest that the published text is, substantially at least, the same as that printed here: the cuts would have made it some five pages shorter. A unique copy of a very scarce play, providing, apparently, the only record of the text as it was actually performed.

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REDHEAD (Robert). A Country ramble In the Neighbourhood of Brigg, By Robert Redhead, Shepherd, Raventhorpe. Brigg: Geo. Jackson, Machine Printer, Market Place, 1876. One half sheet, lge.12mo; half-title not called for; lacking the final blank. Fine.



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RETTIE (John Leith). Plays and Poems. By T. Leith Rettie, Aberdeen, author of "Shadows on the Hearth," &c. (All rights reserved.) Aberdeen: John Avery & Co., 1884. Demy 8vo; lithographic portrait frontispiece printed in buff and black, with tissue guard; final blank; pp.[viii]+214+[ii]; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed very dark crimson cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; end-papers faced black; fore- and lower- edges mainly trimmed; binder's ticket ‘BOUND AT / JACKSON'S WORKS, / ABERDEEN' (Ball, 48) on back end-paper. Slight fading of spine; half-title and blank foxed, two or three other leaves slightly so; otherwise a very nice copy.

Printed by Avery in Aberdeen. The plays are variously in verse or prose.

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REW (Walter). Dion: a tragedy; And Poems. Trubner and Co., 1877. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[viii]+224; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed brown cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated cream. A fine copy.

Printed in Leeds.

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REYNOLDS (Frederick, Esq.). The exile; Or, the deserts of Siberia: An operatic play, In Three Acts. 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 per- Formers on the stage, - and the whole of the stage Business. As now performed at the Theatres Royal, London. Embellished with a fine engraving, By Mr. Bonner, from a Drawing taken in the Theatre, by Mr. R. Cruikshank. London: John Cumberland, 2, Cumberland Terrace, Camden New Town, N.D. [c.1831]. Sm.12mo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; integral wood-engraved frontispiece; pp.54; issued in wrappers. Disbound; otherwise a nice copy.

Originally produced in 1808, but apparently here first published. Issued as No.XXIX of Cumberland's British Theatre. CBEL, II, p.482.

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REYNOLDS (Samuel Harvey, Scholar of Exeter College). The ruins of Egyptian Thebes. A prize poem, Recited in the theatre, Oxford, June 7th, 1853. Oxford, T. and G. Shrimpton, 1853. One gathering, f'cap 8vo; half-title present. Disbound; otherwise a very nice copy.

The Newdigate Prize poem.

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RHOADES (James). Poems. Macmillan and Co., 1870. Sm.f'cap 8vo; pp.[viii]+172; two line Errata slip tipped in before start of text; dark red pebble grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked with publisher's device, and lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated dark charcoal; binder's ticket of Burn & Co. on back pastedown. Neat repair to cloth at head of spine; covers a trifle dusty; small neat inscription on upper margin of half-title page; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

CBEL, III, p.355. The author's first book. The ownership inscription is dated 1880 from Sherborne School, where Rhoades was a master.

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RHODES (William Barnes). Bombastes furioso: A Burlesque Tragic Opera. With designs By George Cruikshank. Thomas Rodd, Great Newport Street; and T. Griffiths, Wellington Street, Strand, 1830. 12mo, gathered in half sheets; vignette on title-page, and six plates on text-paper, with original loose tissue guards; pp.[36]; white wrappers, cut flush, printed in black. Lacking the front wrapper and end-papers, and the leaf bearing the frontispiece; otherwise a nice copy.

First produced in 1810, many pirated editions of this work appeared before the first authorised edition was published in 1822. This is the second authorised edition, and the first appearance of Cruikshank's illustrations. CBEL, p.594. Cohn, 662.

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RICHARDSON (Charles). Aceldama And Other poems and lyrics. London: Simpkin and Marshall. Leeds: Joseph Buckton, 50, Briggate, 1851. Pp.xvi+[5]-292 (including 4pp. list of Subscribers at end); very dark green morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated yellow. A near fine copy.

Printed in Leeds. Two hundred and sixty copies were subscribed for, mostly from south and east Yorkshire. The Preface is dated from Kirkstall, ‘Dec.1850', and the volume was possibly issued in that month. This copy has the misprint ‘occuring' on p.viii three lines from the foot.

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RICHARDSON (John Duncan). Reveries in Rhyme: Being A medley of musings for the Million. Grave, Gay, and Grotesque. Hull: Charles Henry Barnwell, Bond St., Savile St., 1886. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[4]+[xii]+138 (including List of Subscribers)+[ii]; diagonally fine-ribbed iron-grey cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover and spine, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; end-papers coated cream. Front free end-paper chipped due to an original pasting fault; otherwise a nice copy.

Subscribers included Wilson Barrett, Lord Randolph Churchill, Joseph Chamberlain, Geo. Newnes, the Prince of Wales, and a variety of local and district firms and worthies. Three hundred and thirty-eight copies were subscribed for. Reilly, p.402 locating the University of California, Davis, copy only.

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RIETHMULLER (Christopher James). Teuton. A poem. Bell and Daldy, 186, Fleet Street, 1861. Pp.[viii]+200; Erratum slip tipped in before start of text; light brown pebble grain cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated grey-caramel. Neat, barely visible restorations to cloth at extreme head and tail of spine, aspine slightly darkened; otherwise a fine, unopened copy.

Despite his name, Riethmüller appears to have been English. The poem is an epic written in celebration of the Northern European modes of thought and life: "We Northmen have a story of our own, / And thoughts, and feelings, common to us all! / That story I have sketched in colours faint, / Pale emblems of our struggles, hopes, and fears, / And in a single life essayed to paint / The moral changes of a thousand years." - from the poet's ‘Conclusion'.

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RILEY (James Whitcomb). Armazindy. Indianapolis, The Bowen-Merrill Co., 1894. Sm.cr.8vo; photogravure frontispiece with tissue guard; pp.viii+[ii (blank)]+169+[i (blank)]; horizontally divided dark and light grey-green buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g. Covers a little marked; first and last leaves foxed; in general a near nice copy.

Blanck, 16602, binding ‘B' ('A' being a proof), second variant (no known precedence); Blanck's second printing (of six), with the poem ‘My Bride that is to be' on pp.70-72 instead of ‘Songs Tuneless' as in the first printing, and the running title on p.24 reading ‘Procrastination' instead of ‘We defer things' as in the third and later printings; the earlier issue ('A'), without the 32pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end.

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RILEY (James Whitcomb). Rubaiyat of Doc Sifers. Illustrated By C.M. Relyea. Published by the Century Co., New York 1897. Printed throughout in orange and black; two blanks before half-title; frontispiece and numerous full-page illustrations on text-paper, arranged as plates but included in the pagination; pp.[iv]+[xii]+111+[i (blank)]; lime green rough cloth, blocked with publisher's device gilt on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt, blocked pictorially light and dark grey and whitish lime green on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., lower-edges rough trimmed. Slight fading of covers; end-papers slightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

Printed on art-paper at the De Vinne Press. Blanck, 16625.

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[RIPON (W.B. [i.e., William Boyd Carpenter, Bishop of]).]. The Gifts of the Years. 1837-1897. Printed by Royal Command. No place, no date, no publisher, no printer, [1897]. Double cr.8vo, one gathering, sewn, printed throughout in red and black, on Dutch hand-made paper, the title-page serving as front cover; two blanks at end; a.e. uncut. Very slight foxing of title-page, and final blank just a trifle rust-marked, chiefly at lower margin; otherwise a nice copy.

Signed ‘W.B. Ripon' at end.

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ROBERTSON (T.W.). Birds of prey; Or, A duel in the dark. A Drama, In three acts. By T.W. Robertson, Author of Caste; Ours; Society; M.P.; Dreams; School; Play; Home; David Garrick; Jocrisse the Juggler; Chevalier de St. George; Ruy Blas; Sea of Ice; Noemie; Ladies' Battle; Duke's Daughter; Not at all Jealous; Half-Caste; An Evening's Entertainment; Cantab; Two Gay Deceivers; Star of the North; &c. Thomas Hailes Lacy, Theatrical publisher, London, N.D. [1872]. F'cap 12mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.42; issued stabbed in wrappers. Lacking the wrappers, otherwise a fine copy.

Issued, according to CBEL, as No.XCIII of Lacy's Acting Edition (this being the volume number of the collected edition rather than the play number). The correct first printing, the type being clean and fresh, and the works listed on the title-page not including later titles (as for instance ‘Peace at Any Price' which was also issued in 1872, according to CBEL, in volume No.XCV). CBEL, III, p.598

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ROBERTSON (T.W.). The Star of the North. A Drama, In three acts. Adapted from the French, By T.W. Robertson, Author of Caste; Ours; Society; M.P.; Dreams; School; Play; Home; David Garrick; Jocrisse the Juggler; Chevalier de St. George; Ruy Blas; Sea of Ice; Noemie; Ladies' Battle; Duke's Daughter; Not at all Jealous; Birds of Prey; An Evening's Entertainment; Cantab; Two Gay Deceivers; &c., &c. Thomas Hailes Lacy, Theatrical publisher, London, N.D. [1872]. F'cap 12mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.42; issued stabbed in wrappers. Lacking the wrappers, otherwise a fine copy.

Issued in Lacy's Acting Edition. The correct first printing, the type being clean and fresh, and the works listed on the title-page not including later titles (as for instance ‘Peace at Any Price' which was also issued in 1872). CBEL, III, p.598, not listing this title.

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ROBERTSON (Thomas William). The principal Dramatic works Of Thomas William Robertson With Memoir By his son. Vol.I [II]. London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, Limited, St. Dunstan's House, Fetter Lane, Fleet Street; Samuel French, dramatic publisher, 89 Strand, 1889. 2 Vols.; engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue guard in volume one; three plates in each volume, apparently heliogravure; stage diagrams in text; final blank in volume two, followed by 32pp. inserted Sampson Low catalogue, dated September 1888; pp.lxxix+[i (blank)]+376; [iv]+[377]-789+[iii]; bevelled navy blue fine diaper cloth, ruled black on sides and spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers to volume one coated dark matt brown, those to volume two faced glossy black, apparently as issued in both cases. Neat restorations to cloth at extreme head and tail of spine in both volumes; otherwise a nice copy, partly unopened. Scarce.

From the library of O.B. Clarence, with his pencilled ownership inscription on the half-title of volume one, and on the back of the front end-paper in volume two together with his ink signature. Loosely laid in is an envelope addressed to him at the King's Theatre, Glasgow, a theatre program for a production of Robertson's ‘Caste' dating from the 1940s, and press clipping celebrating the centenary of Robertson's birth in 1829. CBEL, III, p.597: apparently the only collected edition of Robertson's plays. The two volumes include sixteen plays, each with a separate Samuel French title-page. Robertson, who died in February 1871, in fact wrote some forty-seven dramatic pieces, fourteen of which at the date of this collection remained unpublished. The Memoir is here first printed.

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ROBINSON (A. Mary F.). An Italian Garden: A book of songs. T. Fisher Unwin, 1886. Sm.f'cap 8vo; decorated title-page printed in sepia; leaf at end bearing author's advertisements on recto, printer's imprint on verso; pp.viii+102+[ii]; parchment self-wrappers, printed in sepia on front panel with a reproduction of the title page, over plain white paper wrappers; issued without end-papers. Slight marking of self-wrappers, and two small snags in spine; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

CBEL, III, p.355; Miles, VIII.

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ROBINSON (A. Mary F.). Lyrics, Selected from the Works of A. Mary F. Robinson (Madame James Darmesteter). Cameo series. T. Fisher Unwin, 1891. 12mo; single inset limitation leaf, vignette half/series title and collotype frontispiece with tissue guard precede title-page; pp.[2]+viii+[139]+[i (printer's imprint)]; full vellum, blocked chocolate, lettered blind through chocolate on sides, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Very light foxing of vellum; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an issue limited to only thirty numbered copies, this copy being signed by the publisher, T. Fisher Unwin. CBEL, III, p.355; Miles, VIII.

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ROBINSON (A. Mary F.). Lyrics, Selected from the Works of A. Mary F. Robinson (Madame James Darmesteter). Cameo series. T. Fisher Unwin, 1891. 12mo; vignette half/series title and collotype frontispiece with tissue guard precede title-page; pp.viii+[139]+[i (printer's imprint)]; quarter Japanese vellum, light grey-green boards, yapper fore-edges, printed black on sides and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Near fine copy.

CBEL, III, p.355; Miles, VIII.

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[ROBINSON (Emma).]. The Revolt of Flanders. An historical tragedy. In five acts. By the author of the "prohibited" comedy, "Richelieu in Love." London: Henry Colburn, publisher, Great Marlborough Street, 1848. Med.8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[x]+196; drab paper wrappers, cut flush, flat back, white label printed in black on front wrapper; white end-papers. Paper of spine a little rubbed or chipped and front cover unobtrusively re-attached; otherwise a nice, unopened, copy.

Set in type more than two years earlier, but intended for the stage (an ambition which seems to have been destroyed by the banning by the Lord Chancellor of her earlier play "Richelieu in Love", and the subsequent production - and failure - of another drama on the same theme, by a different hand, a stage adaption of Henry Taylor's ‘dramatic romance', ‘Philip van Artevelde'), the present play, originally to have been called ‘Philip of Arteveldt; or, the Revolt of Flanders' (as is attested by the running titles) is here first printed, with the substitution of it's sub-title for the title originally planned. Apparently quite scarce. NCBEL, 3: 961 - 2 omits this title, whilst listing her other plays, etc., as well, of course, as her novels; this title not in Sadleir, who did have ‘Richelieu in Love'; nor in Wolff, who found only her novels.

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ROBINSON (James). Poems And Sonnets. Kendal: Printed by Atkinson and Pollitt, 1894. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; title-leaf a single inset; pp.[50]; very pale greenish grey wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; issued without end-papers. Spine neatly re-glued at extreme tail; otherwise a fine copy.

Competent verse, with pieces dated from 1848 to 1874, though some undated pieces must, from internal evidence, be later. Most of the poems are apparently here first printed. The early poems seem to have been written in Kent, the later ones in the Lake District.

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ROCK (William Frederick). Poems: Winter gatherings. London: W. Kent and Co., Paternoster Row, 1877. F'cap 8vo; pp.[xii]+174; bevelled maroon red fine morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Cloth of spine a little faded; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's florid inscription dated 3/5/82 on the half-title. The ‘Winter' of the title is explained by the fact that the author was born on January 29th, 1802, and was hence in his 75th year when this volume was published.

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ROCKLIFF (Robert). Literary fables, From The Spanish of Yriate. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1851. F'cap 8vo; pp.[xvi]+200; vertically fine ribbed greenish black cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Backstrip largely lacking; otherwise a nice copy.

Printed in Liverpool by the author's family firm.

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RODD (Rennell). Ballads of the fleet And other poems. With a photogravure frontispiece. Edward Arnold, London and New York, 1897. Blank before half-title; photogravure frontispiece with tissue guard; pp.[2]+[xiv]+199+[i (blank)]; bevelled royal blue buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Scattered foxing; otherwise a fine copy.

Reilly, p.407

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ROGERS (Samuel). Poems. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, In The Strand, By T. Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet-Street, 1812. F'cap 8vo; India paper vignette title-page, and numerous engravings on text-paper by L. Clennell after T. Stothard; half-title apparently not called for; contemporary full calf, contrasting spine label, spine tooled extra gilt, edges of boards tooled gilt, sides with gilt-tooled border enclosing central panel decorated with a geometrical design in black, matching marbled edges and end-papers. A fine copy.

Beautifully printed by Bensley on thick cream-tinted paper, with the title-page India paper, and excellent impressions of the engravings throughout; in a fine, well-preserved, contemporary binding, perfectly adapted to the volume it contains. Apparently one of a few special copies with this title-page.

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ROGERS (Samuel). Human life, A poem. John Murray, 1819. Light drab boards, paper spine label; uncut edges. Some wear to covers; a fine copy internally. Uncommon in original state.

The 8vo issue, printed by Bensley.

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ROGERS (Samuel). Italy, A Poem. Part the first. John Murray, 1823. Final blank; pp.[viii]+198+[ii]; quarter drab paper, grey board sides; a.e. uncut. Rebacked with matching paper; neat single name written and crossed through on front board, in a contemporary hand; otherwise a fine copy.

Finely printed by Bensley, with large margins. ‘A few copies of this Poem were printed off in the Autumn of the Year before last, while the Author was abroad. It is now corrected, and republished with some additions.' - Author's Preface. First corrected and expanded edition, and the first edition with this Preface. The edition referred to by Rogers, was dated ahead, and is the 1822 edition referred to as the first by CBEL, III, p.164.

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ROGERS (Samuel). Italy, A poem. London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1839. F'cap 8vo; half-title; woodcut vignette on title and numerous illustrations in text by T. Stothard; pp.viii+327+[i (blank)]; later full dark maroon sheep, spine with four raised bands, lettered gilt; t.e.g., others uncut; marbled end-papers. Leather a little worn and rubbed; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title in the author's holograph: ‘Danl. Rogers / from the Author'. Printed at the Chiswick Press. Apparently the first 8vo printing of the revised and much enlarged edition, first published in 4to in the previous year. The present edition may likewise have been issued late in 1838, but dated ahead. The poem was originally published in two parts, in 1821 (dated 1822) and 1828, the first part being reprinted with corrections and additions in 1823, and the two parts collected into one volume (with fifty-five plates after Turner, Stothard, Flaxman and others) in 1830. CBEL, III, p.164, not recording a printing dated 1839.

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ROGERSON (John Bolton). A Voice from the town, And Other poems. London: Thomas Miller, Newgate Street; Manchester: Bradshaw & Blacklock, Brown Street, 1842. Post 8vo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; 6pp. integral advertisements at end, included in the pagination; pp.200; vertically ribbed dark green cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated deep yellow. Very nice copy.

Printed in Manchester. The author's Preface is dated ‘Hulme, Manchester, May, 1842'. The terminal advertisements, for the author's earlier volume Rhyme, Romance, and Revery, include an eighteen line commendatory poem by John Critchley Prince, here first published.

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ROSCOE (William Caldwell). Poems By the late William Caldwell Roscoe. Edited by his daughter Elizabeth Mary Roscoe. London, Macmillan and Co. And New York, 1891. Pp.xii+372; cream coarse buckram, dark red calf spine label lettered gilt within gilt ruled box, lettered gilt within gilt ruled box on spine; a.e. uncut. Label lightly rubbed; spine and edges of covers darkened; two or three leaves slightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

A family copy, with the signature of E.S. Roscoe on the verso of the front end-paper. CBEL, III, p.305; Miles, V. Includes Roscoe's two plays as well as his poems, some of the latter being here first printed.

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ROSE (Henry). From west to east. David Stott, 370, Oxford Street, W, 1887. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; Oxford blue cloth blocked blind on back cover, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; end-papers coated dark chocolate. A near fine copy.



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ROSE (William Stewart). The Court and parliament Of Beasts Freely translated from The animali parlanti of Giambattista Casti, A Poem In seven cantos. John Murray, Albemarle-street, 1819. Pott 8vo; pp.[ii]+[120]; quarter green morocco cloth, marbled green boards, paper spine label; sprinkled edges. Boards a trifle rubbed; otherwise a fine copy.

Originally published in 1816. This second edition is the first to bear Rose's name. CBEL, p.243. Apparently a very early example of publisher's quarter cloth.

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ROSS (Angus). "Home," and other poems. By Angus Ross, Govanhill, Glasgow. Rutherglen: Printed by Baird & Hamilton, "Reformer" Office, 1881. F'cap 8vo; List of Subscribers at end; pp.[2]+vi+113+[vii]; diagonally fine ribbed royal blue cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Fine copy.

A rare work, not in Reilly. In the course of the author's Preface, which begins "Fellow-Workmen and Friends, - ", he speaks of the poems as having been written "in those happier moments, when I am permitted by a kind Providence to lay down the instruments of toil, and leave the turmoil of revolving machinery for the quiet home or the rural walk", and it appears from a later remark that he was probably an employee of the Glasgow Locomotive Works, a supposition given further support by the subscribers list, ‘Messrs. Dubs & Co., Glasgow Locomotive Works, Little Govan' subscribing no fewer than fifty copies with the edges gilt. In all, 178 plain and 193 gilt copies were subscribed for.

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ROSSETTI (Christina). The Prince's progress And Other poems. With two designs by D.G. Rossetti. Macmillan & Co., 1866. F'cap 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece and title-page precede letterpress title-page; deep yellow-green buckram, blocked gilt on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated very dark green. Neat restoration to cloth of spine; spine slightly darkened; ownership inscription on verso of half-title, and upper margin of both titles; some dusting; a good copy only.

The cover design was also by D.G. Rossetti.

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ROSSETTI (Christina G.). A pageant And Other poems. Macmillan and Co., 1881. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title, final blank; very dark green buckram, ruled and blocked gilt on front cover, blind on back cover, ruled, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Slight bubbling and damp spotting of cloth; otherwise a nice copy.

The issue with the author's middle initial on the spine - distinguishable also by the middle rule on the spine being thick, not thin, the lettering of the capital ‘M' being 3.2mm high rather than 4mm, and the ‘o' in ‘Co' being two thirds as tall as the ‘C' not half as tall, as in the other issue. The design of the covers is by D.G. Rossetti.

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ROSSETTI (Christina G.). A pageant And Other poems. Macmillan and Co., 1881. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title, final blank; very dark green buckram, blocked gilt on front cover, blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; uncut edges. Slight bubbling of cloth, and very slight wear to cloth at head of spine; otherwise a fine copy.

The issue without the author's middle initial on the spine - distinguishable also by the middle rule on the spine being thin, not thick, the lettering of the capital ‘M' being 4mm high rather than 3.2mm, and the ‘o' in ‘Co' being half as tall as the ‘C' not two thirds as tall, as in the other issue. The design of the covers is by D.G. Rossetti.

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ROSSETTI (Christina G.). Verses. Reprinted from "Called to be Saints," "Time Flies," "The Face of the Deep." Published under the direction of the tract committee. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, Northumberland Avenue, W.C.; 43, Queen Victoria Street, E.C.; Brighton: 135, North Street. New York: E. & J.B. Young & Co., 1893. Sq.f'cap 8vo; text printed in black throughout within red ruled borders after the style of a prayer book; half-title not called for; two integral advertisement leaves at end, blank on versos except for red rules; bevelled navy blue coarse buckram, lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked with publisher's monogram, and lettered, gilt on spine; t.e.g, others uncut. Slight scattered foxing, but in general a nice copy.

Printed in Oxford, on hand-made paper. First edition of this collection. Some of the poems are revised, and a few, despite the title-page, are here first printed. From the library of Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, with his bookplate on the front paste-down; the back end-paper and a few leaves in the text bear insignificant light pencil notes in his hand.

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ROSSETTI (Christina). New poems By Christina Rossetti Hitherto unpublished Or uncollected. Edited by William Michael Rossetti. Macmillan and Co., 1896. F'cap 8vo; collotype portrait frontispiece in sepia; leaf of Errata tipped in after Contents; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[2]+xxiv+[2]+ [398]+[ii]; dark green buckram, ruled and blocked gilt on front cover and spine, blind on back cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Gilt dull on spine; light marginal foxing of frontispiece, with slight offsetting; additional portrait of Christina Rossetti laid on to front pastedown; otherwise a very nice copy.

The covers are after a design by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Fredeman, 44.12

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ROSSETTI (Dante Gabriel). Poems. F.S. Ellis, 33 King Street, Covent Garden, 1870. Imprint leaf, followed by 4pp. publisher's tipped in advertisements (dating from before October) and 8pp. inserted blanks at end; green buckram, blocked gilt on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine, with a design by D.G. Rossetti; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower edges mainly trimmed; pale blue-green end-papers, printed in dark blue with a design by Rossetti. Slight marking of front cover; neat inscription dated from Auckland, New Zealand, December 1870, on upper margin of title-page; otherwise a very nice copy.

The second issue, the first having cream end-papers printed in blue. Both have the blanks at the end to bulk out the volume, the brass for the spine having been cut too wide. There is a third issue, with the same blue-green end-papers as the second, but without the blanks, and with the narrower, recut, brass. CBEL, III, p.272; Ashley Library, IV, p.132; Hayward, 283; Colbeck, 10; Tinker, 1815. The author's first volume of poems, printed in part from a ms. containing the only copies of his early poems exhumed from the grave of his lover Elizabeth Siddal, with whom they had been buried in a rather too grand symbolic gesture following her death from an overdose in 1861.

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ROSSETTI (Dante Gabriel). Poems By Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Copyright edition. With a memoir of the author By Franz Hüffer. Leipzig, Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1873. The Right of Translation is reserved. Sq.f'cap 8vo; series/half title precedes title-page; printer's imprint leaf at end, blank on verso; pp.XXVIII+282+[ii]; buff thin card wrappers, printed outside in black, the back wrapper bearing advertisements. Contemporary half black sheep, oil-marbled sides, the spine with five raised bands ruled gilt, ruled blind, blocked gilt, and lettered gilt, in compartments; t.e.g., others uncut; oil-marbled end-papers. Sheep rubbed a little at joints and edges; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy, inscribed on the series/half title: "To / Edmund W. Gosse Esq / with regards & compliments / D G Rossetti 1874", and with Gosse's bookplate on the front paste-down. Gosse has annotated the poem ‘The Blessed Damozel' in pencil, noting variant readings to some thirty lines (mostly extensive) as well as that two complete stanzas have been added - which perhaps may suggest the reason for the presentation. Issued as Vol. 1380 of the ‘Collection of British Authors', a fact stated on the front wrapper and the series title. Possibly an advance issue: the first gathering is printed on a smoother, thinner, paper than the rest of the volume, which looks like a proofing paper. The back wrapper is dated January 1874, and promises "A complete Catalogue of the Tauchnitz Edition is attached to this work", which it is not, although of course it may have been discarded by the binder. The ‘memoir' is here first printed.

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ROSSETTI (Dante Gabriel). Ballads and sonnets. London: Ellis and White, 29, New Bond Street, W., 1881. Inserted text-paper advertisement leaf at end; dark green buckram, blocked gilt on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine, with a design by D.G. Rossetti; a.e. uncut; pale greenish blue end-papers, printed in dark blue with a design by Rossetti. Insignificant dulling to spine; small caligraphic inscription on title-page (v. note); half-title page and blank verso of advertisement leaf lightly embrowned by contact with the end-papers, and advertisement leaf slightly foxed with offsetting onto printer's imprint page; otherwise a nice copy.

The front paste-down bears the engraved bookplate of G.W. Prothero, and the minute caligraphic inscription on the title-page, which falls within a decorative roundel 9/10ths of an inch in diameter, includes coin-like within the edges of its frame a presentation inscription from him to to M.F. Butcher dated ‘20 Oct 81'. The roundel and lettering are so neatly penned as almost to look printed, and so much in keeping with Rossetti as almost to look a part of the book's design. Sir G.W. Prothero, as he later became, was from 1899 to 1922 editor of the ‘Quarterly Review'. CBEL, III, p.272

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ROSSETTI (Dante Gabriel). Poems By Dante Gabriel Rossetti. A new edition. London: Ellis & White, 29 New Bond Street, 1881. Half-title excised, possibly before issue, leaving a stub pasted onto the front end-paper; integral advertisement leaf at end, blank on verso; pp.[xii (including stub)]+294+[ii]; green buckram, blocked gilt on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine, with a design by D.G. Rossetti; all edges uncut; pale blue end-papers, printed in dark blue with a design by Rossetti. Barely perceptible wear to cloth at extreme head of spine; otherwise a very nice copy.

This second edition of a title first published in 1870 (and which ran in its original form to at least six impressions) omits the fifty sonnets of ‘The House of Life' which were subsequently included with the full series in the volume entitled ‘Ballads and Sonnets', but adds seven new pieces, including one, ‘The Bride's Prelude' (occupying some forty-six pages) which is here first printed. CBEL, III, p.272

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ROSSETTI (Gabriele, Professore di lingua e letteratura Italiana Nel collegio del re in Londra). Iddio e l'uomo. Salterio. Per P. Rolandi, Libreria Italiana, 20, Berners Street, 1833. 12mo, in half sheets; pp.[xxii]+[228]; rose-madder diagonally fine ribbed moire silk; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges mainly trimmed. Sides detached and lacking the backstrip but, otherwise sound and strong; end-papers foxed, with offsetting onto facing leaves; contemporary ownership inscription on upper margin of half-title page; text otherwise fine.

A scarce volume by the father of the Rossetti clan.

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[ROUGH (Serjeant).]. The Conspiracy of Gowrie, A tragedy. Printed by Davis, Wilks, and Taylor, Chancery Lane, For J. Bell, Oxford-street, 1800. 12mo; half-title not called for; errata slip (six entries) laid onto verso of Dramatis Personae leaf; final blank; pp.[viii]+78+[ii]; full contemporary watered calf, elaborately tooled gilt on spine; marbled end-papers. Spine badly defective; old private library stamp on verso of title-page; two single worm holes on inner margin, running throughout, but not touching text; some light foxing; a very good copy, nonetheless.

The authorship is identified from a leaf of early ms. notes pinned to the two binder's blanks at the front of the volume; a light pencil note on one of these records that the volume was purchased at the W.B. Rhodes sale at Sotheby's in 1825.

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RUSKIN (John), [PEARSON (Mrs. L.)., and SHARPE (R.S.).]. Dame Wiggins of Lee, And her Seven wonderful cats; A humorous tale Written principally by a lady of ninety. Edited, with additional verses, By John Ruskin, LL.D., Honorary student of Christ Church, And honorary fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. And with new illustrations By Kate Greenaway. With twenty-two woodcuts. George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent, 1885. Half-title not called for; body text and illustrations printed on one side only of each leaf; twenty-two wood-engraved illustrations, including facsimile of original title-page; pp.iv+[44]; maroon crushed morocco cloth, ruled blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover; pale yellow end-papers. A near nice copy.

Wise 329, recording copies only in brown or green cloth covered boards. The book is also known in diagonally fine ribbed maroon limp cloth, and in diagonally fine ribbed grey-fawn cloth covered boards. The present copy, in maroon cloth covered boards, bears an inscription dated ‘November 22. 1895' on the front end-paper, and is probably a late binding.

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RUSSELL (Lord John). Don Carlos; Or, Persecution. A tragedy, in five acts. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1822. Med.8vo; half-title not called for; publisher's inserted 8pp. demy 8vo catalogue at end, dated November, 1822; drab wrappers, flush, paper spine label, lettered up; a.e. uncut. A nice copy.

Translated from Schiller. Though not performed until 1848, this translation enjoyed some popularity upon its first publication, running through no fewer than six editions by the end of 1822.

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RUSSELL (Rollo). Break of day And other poems. London, T. Fisher Unwin, Paternoster Square, 1893. F'cap 8vo; final blank; pp.133+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; dark sage green smooth cloth ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and blocked gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Spine and edges of covers very slightly faded, and very slight wear to cloth at extreme headband; otherwise a fine copy.

The front end-paper bears the signature "Flora Russell / June 1893." Printed on Dutch hand-made paper. Reilly, p.414

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RYDER (H.I.D.). Poems Original and translated By H.I.D. Ryder, Of the Oratory. Dublin, M.H. Gill and Son, 50 Upper Sackville Street, 1882. F'cap 8vo; final blank; pp.x+201+[iii]; dark olive green buckram, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and blocked gilt, lettered olive green through gilt, on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated blackish brown. Slight general wear to covers; owner's name on half-title; otherwise a nice copy.

Poems written over some twenty-five years.

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S. (M.). Romance of a rose: A Drama. Digby, Long & Co., Publishers, 18 Bouverie Street, Fleet Street, E.C., N.D. [1897]. Leaf blank but for signature mark ‘a' before half-title; pp.[viii]+256; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, dated October 1897; vertically ribbed dark green cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers printed florally greenish ochre. Front cover and spine a little string marked; otherwise a fine copy.12.00According to the author's Introduction ‘Romance of a Rose' is based on ‘history, as recorded by Hume, and by Charles Dickens in the ‘Child's History of England', originally published in ‘Household Words', and on the ‘Romance of Louise de la Valliere', also taken from the same publication for the year 1851, abridged from the Frence of Eugene de Mirecourt, and entitled ‘History of a Rose'. It comes as a surprise, given the title-page, to find that ‘Romance of a Rose' occupies only 128pp., the remaining 128pp. being taken up by a second play, ‘Columbus'.

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SAFFERY (Maria Grace). Poems On Sacred subjects. London: Hamilton, Adams, and Co., Paternoster Row; Darton and Harvey, Gracechurch Street; and Waugh and Innes, Edinburgh, 1834. Post 8vo; blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; blank, followed by 12pp. list of Subscriber's Names at end; pp.[2]+[x]+206+[ii]+[12]; dull light green morocco cloth, lettered gilt on spine; top- and lower- edges uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed. Some foxing passim; otherwise a nice copy.

The author's Preface is dated ‘Salisbury, October, 1834.'

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SAND (George). L'autre Comedie en quatre actes Et un prologue. Paris, Michel Levy Freres, Editeurs, Rue Vivienne, 2 bis, et Boulevard des Italiens, 15 A La Librairie Nouvelle, 1870. Med.8vo; original plain blue glazed paper covered wrappers; uncut edges. Wrappers cracked and fragile on spine, and sides detached; foxed throughout; a very good copy.



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SANDS (J.). King James' Wedding And Other Rhymes. With illustrations by Charles Keene, Harry Christie, etc. Arbroath: T. Buncle, 1888. Lge.f'cap 4to; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and eighteen plates; title-page printed in red and black; final blank; pp.[xii]+102+[ii]; light blue buckram lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut; end-papers faced dark red. Nice copy.

An unusually sumptuous provincial publication, printed in Arbroath by the publisher. The author's (verse) Preface is dated from Walls, Shetland. Reilly, p.321.

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SARGEANT (Anne Maria, Isle of Wight). The Isle of Wight, And other Poems. London: Printed for the author, And sold by Seguin, 12, Regent Street; Cope, 49, Cheapside; Godwin, Bath; Bulgin, Bristol; Drury, Southampton; Horsey, Jun. Portsea; Rowden, Newport, and Hellier, Ryde, (Isle of Wight;) Hall and Marsh, Newbury; And all booksellers, 1832. Demy 8vo, printed in half sheets; pp.[viii]+[104]; moire diagonally fine ribbed blue green cloth, paper spine label; lower edges rough trimmed. One or two minor faults, but in general a nice copy. Scarce.



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