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.

SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). The queen-mother And Rosamond. Second edition. John Camden Hotten, 1868. F'cap 8vo; 6pp. integral advertisements at end, followed by 8pp. inserted Hotten advertisements on text paper, and 32pp. Chatto & Windus catalogue dated February, 1880. Vertically ribbed green cloth, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; brown coated end-papers. Near fine copy.

Wise 5. The first Hotten edition. A very late issue, as shown by the advertisements, though the spine bears the date 1868. The first edition of the book consisted of only 250 copies, which became divided up in the course of issue betwen three successive publishers!

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Ode On the Proclamation Of the French republic, September 4th, 1870. F.S. Ellis, 33, King Street, Covent Garden, 1870. One and a half sheets demy 8vo, sewn as a single gathering; pale orange wrappers, printed on front wrapper in black; top- and fore- edges uncut; issued without end-papers. Very slight wear to wrappers; nick in upper margin of half-title leaf; a little marginal foxing; in general, however, a nice copy.

Wise, 52. A minor binding variant, some copies being issued with the fore-edges trimmed.

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Songs before sunrise. London: F.S. Ellis, 33, King Street, Covent Garden, 1871. 8pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end; blue green buckram, blocked with medallions gilt on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed. Covers a trifle dull; back end-papers tightened; a very little light foxing and dusting; in general a nice copy, nonetheless.

The first state of the text, without a printer's imprint on p.[288], but the second issue, the catalogue advertising the ‘Fifth Edition' of ‘Rossetti's Poems' instead of the fourth edition, as with the earliest copies. Wise, 54. Like the more celebrated first edition of ‘Atalanta in Calydon', one of a total edition of only 500 copies, and, like that, with a striking and unusual cover design specially created for the volume by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. In our experience, copies of the present title are met with today somewhat less than half as frequently as copies of ‘Atalanta' - despite the absorption by the John S. Mayfield collection of 102 copies of the latter - Wise's erroneous statement that only 100 copies of ‘Atalanta' were published having possibly secured for it an unduly high survival rate!

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Songs before sunrise. London: F.S. Ellis, 33, King Street, Covent Garden, 1871. Demy 8vo; limitation notice on verso of half-title; pp.viii+287+[i (printer's imprint)]; ivory buckram, blocked with medallions gilt on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Spine very slightly darkened, and light foxing to cloth of sides; nonetheless a virtually fine copy, preserved in a quarter dark green crushed morocco book-form box, this slightly scuffed on sides.

One of an issue limited to ‘Twenty-five Copies printed on large [Whatman's hand-made] paper for Private Circulation only.' From the library of Edmund Gosse, with his book-plate, designed by E.A. Abbey, on the front paste-down. Wise, Ashley Library Catalogue, VI, pp.95-6 (recording Swinburne's own copy, and that of Burne-Jones). The striking and unusual cover design was specially created for the volume by Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Bothwell: A tragedy. Chatto & Windus, 1874. Pp.[viii]+532+8 (integral advertisements); diagonally fine ribbed dark purple glazed cloth ruled and blocked black on sides, ruled black, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated grey-brown. A nice copy.

Wise 57, but a binding variant, Wise noting only copies with the sides blocked and ruled in blind. The leaf ornament on the spine of this copy has three lobes, and attaches to a twig which curls downwards towards the leading hinge. We believe this to be the primary binding. 1500 copies were printed.

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Bothwell: A tragedy. Chatto & Windus, 1874. Pp.[viii]+532+8 (integral advertisements); diagonally fine ribbed dark purple unglazed cloth ruled and blocked black on sides, ruled black, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated grey-brown. Good copy.

Wise 57, but a binding variant, Wise noting only copies with the sides blocked and ruled in blind. The leaf ornament on the spine of this copy has three lobes, and attaches to a twig which curls downwards towards the leading hinge. We believe this to be the secondary binding. 1500 copies were printed.

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Bothwell: A tragedy. Chatto & Windus, 1874. Pp.[viii]+532+8 (integral advertisements); diagonally fine ribbed bright purple unglazed cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine; top-edges uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated grey-brown. Spine slightly darkened, and cloth facing of headband chipped; slight wear to spine at tail; front free end-paper neatly strengthened on verso at extreme lower corner; otherwise a fine copy.

John Quinn's copy, with his bookplate. Wise 57, but a binding variant, Wise recording copies only in dark purple cloth, though otherwise identical with this. The leaf ornament on the spine of this copy is without lobes, and attaches to an upward curling petiole and leaflet, not to a twig. We believe this binding to be tertiary.

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Bothwell: A tragedy. In two volumes. Chatto and Windus, 1875. Half-title in volume one (none called for in volume two); cancel title and dedication leaves in volume one, single inset title-page in volume two; 8pp. integral advertisements at end of volume two; dark green buckram ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine; lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges very lightly trimmed, lower-edges cut; end-papers coated fawn. A generally nice copy. Scarce.

Wise 57 refers: "In 1875 a few copies of the original sheets... were put up in two volumes, each with a separate title-page.... Copies of ‘Bothwell' made up into two volumes... are exceedingly uncommon, and their value very considerably exceeds that of the First Edition of the ordinary one-volume issue." The book was first issued in one volume in 1874.

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Songs of two nations. I. A song of Italy. II. Ode on the proclamation of the French Republic. III Diræ. Chatto and Windus, 1875. Half-title; imprint leaf at end, followed by 32pp. publisher's inserted catalogue dated August, 1881; dark-green buckram, ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated fawn. A good copy only of an uncommon title.

Wise 59. One thousand copies were printed.

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Erechtheus: A tragedy. Chatto and Windus, 1876. Advertisement leaf before half-title; 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated October 1875; sage green buckram ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, lettered and blocked with publisher's device gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; brown coated end- papers. Nice copy.

Wise 62. 1500 copies were printed. John Quinn's copy, with his bookplate.

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[SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles).]. Joseph and his Brethren: A dramatic poem. By Charles Wells. With an introduction by Algernon Charles Swinburne. Chatto and Windus, 1876. Circular photographic portrait of Wells, from an oil-painting, laid on to title-page, as issued; 32pp. inserted publisher's catalogue at end dated January, 1876; very dark green buckram, ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, blocked with publisher's device, and lettered, gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated dark chocolate. A nice copy.

The second, and revised, edition of a book originally published, pseudonymously, in 1824, and the first, of course, with Swinburne's Introduction. An early friend of Keats, Wells lived until 1879, but published almost nothing after 1824. Wise, II, 105; Miles, III, 359 - 60: ‘In the literary history of the nineteenth century little is more remarkable than the story of Charles Wells' - H. Buxton Forman.

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Poems and ballads Second series. Chatto and Windus, 1878. Advertisement leaf before half-title; 40pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated October, 1878; dark green buckram ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, lettered and blocked gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; blue-green end-papers printed florally in green. Spine chipped at head and tail, and corners a little worn; slight marginal embrowning, and a little light pencil scoring; a good copy internally.

Wise, 66, the cr.8vo issue. One of 1,000 copies thus. In this copy the square brackets at the foot of the title-page are not closed. Conceivably an unacknowledged reprint, and certainly, with the later catalogue, a secondary binding, copies also being seen in dark blue buckram, and with the catalogue dated March 1878. John Quinn's copy, with his bookplate.

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Songs of the springtides. Chatto & Windus, 1880. Blank before half-title; 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated April, 1880; dark-green buckram ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, lettered and blocked gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; fawn coated end-papers. Old signature at head of title-page; otherwise a very nice copy.

Wise, 67. One of 1,000 copies.

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Songs of the springtides. Chatto & Windus, 1880. Blank before half-title; 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated April, 1880; dark-green buckram ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, lettered and blocked gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; fawn coated end-papers. Head of spine worn, otherwise a fine copy.

Presentation copy from the author to Herbert Walter Mason, with Swinburne's holograph presentation slip lightly tipped in between the front end-papers. Wise, 67. One of 1,000 copies.

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[SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles).]. Specimens of Modern Poets: The Heptalogia Or The seven against sense, A cap with seven bells. I. The higher pantheism in a nutshell. II. John Jones. III. The poet and the woodlouse. IV. The person of the house (idyl CCCLXVI). V. Last words of a seventh-rate poet. VI. Sonnet for a picture. VII. Nephelidia. London, Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1880. Blank before half-title; leaf blank but for publisher's device on recto, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue dated February, 1880, at end; pp.[viii]+102+[ii]; very dark green buckram ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated grey-fawn. Gilt rules rubbed at extremities of spine; end-papers foxed on backs, with offsetting; otherwise a nice copy.

Wise 70. Five hundred copies were printed, but the book is even more difficult to find than this would suggest: published anonymously, it has tended not to be preserved. The seven poems are parodies of the styles of Tennyson, Robert Browning, Elizabeth Browning, Patmore, ‘Owen Meredith', D.G. Rossetti, and Swinburne himself! One of two variant bindings: the book is also found in a dark blue buckram, otherwise identical.

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Mary Stuart: A tragedy. Chatto & Windus, 1881. Pp.[viii]+203+[i(blank)]; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue on smaller paper at end, dated November, 1881; very dark green buckram, ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, ruled, lettered, and blocked with publisher's device, gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. Very small piece chipped unobtrusively from spine at extreme tailband; slight bubbling of cloth on sides; otherwise a fine, unopened copy.

Wise, 72. One of 1,500 copies.

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Tristram of Lyonesse And other poems. Chatto & Windus, 1882. Imprint leaf at end, followed by 32pp. publisher's catalogue dated May, 1882; dark green buckram, ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated grey-fawn. Very good copy.

Wise 73. One of 1,500 copies. Wire stitched.

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Selections From The poetical works Of Algernon Charles Swinburne. Chatto & Windus, 1887. F'cap 8vo; imprint leaf, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated January, 1887; blue buckram, ruled and elaborately blocked gilt on sides with a small repeated pattern of fern fronds, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated dark chocolate. In general a nice copy.

The true first printing of a much reprinted book that is nonetheless now rather scarce. Wise, II, p.337, note, refers.

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Locrine: A tragedy. London, Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1887. [The right of translation is reserved]. Printer's imprint leaf, blank on verso, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp catalogue at end, dated October, 1887; pp.viii+138+[ii]; very dark green buckram ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, blocked with publisher's device and lettered, gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Small pressure dint on front cover, but a near-fine copy.

A minor binding variant, otherwise identical copies being known with the lower-edges rough-trimmed. Wise, 88: one of 1,250 copies.

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Locrine: A tragedy. London, Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1887. [The right of translation is reserved]. Printer's imprint leaf, blank on verso, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp catalogue at end, dated October, 1887; pp.viii+138+[ii]; very dark green buckram ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, blocked with publisher's device and lettered, gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. End-papers a little foxed, with slight offsetting; otherwise a nice copy.

A minor binding variant, otherwise identical copies being known with the lower-edges rough-trimmed. Wise, 88: one of 1,250 copies.

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Poems and ballads Third series. Chatto & Windus, 1889. Half-title; final blank, followed by 32pp. publisher's catalogue dated December, 1888; sage green buckram ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, lettered and blocked gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; black coated end-papers. A nice copy.

Wise 92. One of 1,000 copies. From the library of John Quinn, with his bookplate.

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). The tale of Balen. London, Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1896. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf, blank on verso, followed by leaf bearing publisher's device, blank on verso, and inserted 32pp. publisher's catalogue, dated March 1896, at end; pp.[viii (not paginated)]+132+[ii]+[ii]; bevelled midnight-blue art-linen, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Very slight fading to cloth of spine, and some scattered foxing as usual with this volume, chiefly of margins and edges; otherwise a very nice copy.

Wise, 103, not mentioning the initial blank. Two thousand copies were printed.

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[SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles).]. Aurora Leigh By Elizabeth Barrett Browning. New edition With prefatory note By Algernon Charles Swinburne. Smith, Elder, & Co., 1898. Engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.xiv+[3]-377+[i (printer's imprint)]+[vi]; mottled light brown rough buckram streaked vertically pale brown, ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Nice copy.

We are unable to suggest a reason for the discontinuity of pagination: but nothing is lacking. Swinburne's Note, which is dated October 1898 and here first published, occupies pp.[vii]-xiv.

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Rosamund, Queen of the Lombards. Atragedy. Chatto & Windus, 1899. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; 32pp. catalogue at end dated Sept.1899; bevelled cream coarse buckram, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges very lightly trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Spine and edges of covers darkened, as usual with this title, and gilt rubbed; end-papers foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

Wise 105. One of 1,500 copies.

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SYMONDS (J.A., Ball. Coll.). The Escorial. A prize poem, Recited in the theatre, Oxford, June 20, 1860. Oxford: T. and G. Shrimpton, Broad Street, 1860. One gathering, f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; last page blank. Disbound; barely visible foxing of first and last page; otherwise a fine copy.

The Newdigate Prize poem. Symonds' first published work. CBEL, III, p.358

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SYMONDS (John Addington). The sonnets Of Michael Angelo Buonarroti And Tommaso Campanella Now for the first time translated into rhymed English. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1878. Lge.cr.8vo; advertisement leaf before half-title; pp.[2]+[x]+212; violet buckram ruled and blocked black on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated grey-green. Decorative ownership signature at head of Introduction; otherwise virtually fine.

CBEL, III, p.358.

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SYMONDS (John Addington). Many moods: A volume of verse. London, Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1878. Blank before half-title; 2pp. integral advertisements, and 4pp. text-paper advertisements (almost certainly printed conjugate with prelims.), at end; pp.[2]+[x]+254+[ii]+[4]; burgundy buckram, ruled and blocked black, on sides and spine, blocked gilt on sides, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers faced blackish brown; binder's ticket of Burn & Co. on back paste-down. A very nice copy.

The first issue binding, later copies being without the gilt blocking on the sides. The author's first regularly published volume of original poems. CBEL, III, p.358.

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SYMONDS (John Addington). Many moods: A volume of verse. London, Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1878. Blank before half-title; 2pp. integral advertisements, and 4pp. text-paper advertisements (almost certainly printed conjugate with prelims.), at end; pp.[2]+[x]+254+[ii]+[4]; burgundy buckram, ruled and blocked black on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated black. A fine, unopened, copy. Very scarce thus.

The second issue binding. The author's first regularly published volume of original poems. CBEL, III, p.358.

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SYMONDS (John Addington). Many moods: A volume of verse. London, Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1878. Blank before half-title; 2pp. integral advertisements, and 4pp. text-paper advertisements (almost certainly printed conjugate with prelims.), at end; pp.[2]+[x]+254+[ii]+[4]; burgundy buckram, ruled and blocked black on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated black. Spine faded and dull; front end-papers slightly cracking; text fine.

The front paste-down bears the half-tone bookplate of E.J. Winstanley, apparently by Jacomb Hood. The second issue binding, probable second state, the fore- and lower- edges being trimmed. The author's first regularly published volume of original poems. CBEL, III, p.358.

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SYMONDS (John Addington). New and old: A volume of verse. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1880. Pp.x+248; light red buckram, lettered gilt on spine; top- and lower- edges uncut. A virtually a fine, unopened, copy.

A binding variant, presumably secondary. The author's second regularly published volume of poems. Reilly, p.461; CBEL, III, p.358

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SYMONDS (John Addington). Animi figura. London, Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1882. F'cap 8vo; two leaves integral advertisements at end; pp.[xvi]+140+[iv]; brown buckram ruled red on sides and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated black. Neat restoration to cloth a tail of spine, and slight wear to cloth at head of joints; otherwise a nice copy.

In our experience one of Symonds' more difficult titles. Sonnets. Reilly, p.461; CBEL, III, p.358

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SYMONDS (John Addington). Vagabunduli libellus. Kegan Paul, Trench, & Co., 1, Paternoster Square, 1884. Pp.xvi+207+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 40pp. catalogue at end, dated ‘5.84'; royal blue buckram, ruled black on sides and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's monogram black on back cover; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Very nice copy.

The first issue, later copies being without a catalogue and having the lower-edges trimmed. Sonnets. Reilly, p.462; CBEL, III, p.358

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SYMONDS (John Addington). Vagabunduli libellus. Kegan Paul, Trench, & Co., 1, Paternoster Square, 1884. Pp.xvi+207+[i (blank)]; royal blue buckram, ruled black on sides and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's monogram black on back cover; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated chocolate. Cloth frayed at head of spine, and worn a little at tail; slight cracking of end-papers; otherwise a nice copy.

Later issue, copies also being known with a 40pp. catalogue at end, dated ‘5.84', and with the lower-edges uncut. Sonnets. Reilly, p.462; CBEL, III, p.358

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SYMONDS (John Addington). Wine, women, and Song. Mediaeval Latin students' songs Now First Translated into English Verse. With an essay. Chatto and Windus, 1884. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; full parchment lettered red on front cover, red and black on spine; uncut edges. Covers a little marked and worn; spine lettering rubbed, and one letter rubbed away on front cover; otherwise a nice copy.

According to Symonds only 750 copies of this volume were printed - a far smaller printing than for any other of his early books. Mosher, pirating the book in 1918, remarked on its extreme scarcity - even then - as well as the fact that it had never been reprinted. Printed on hand-made paper. Babington, 36; CBEL, III, p.358.

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[SYMONS (Arthur)]. The best plays of the old dramatists. Philip Massinger. Edited, with an introduction and notes, By Arthur Symons. Unexpurgated edition. Vizetelly & Co., 42, Catherine St., Strand, 1887. Publisher's note slip bound in before half-title; etched frontispiece with tissue guard; pp.xxxii+496; grey buckram, ruled and panelled brown, lettered and blocked gilt, on spine; end-papers coated dark sea-green; a.e. uncut. Slight wear to cloth at head and tail of spine, and covers generally a little rubbed; end-papers cracked, and back free end-paper creased; otherwise a nice copy.

The second volume in The Mermaid Series, issued ‘In Half-Crown Monthly Volumes', and issued separately, without a second volume at this stage being mentioned in the advertisement of the series which appears on the verso of the half/series title, though the title-page bears the number ‘I.'. A second volume was in fact issued in 1889. The publisher's note slip, referring to the first issue of ‘The Marlowe Volume', offers cancellation leaves (for pp.429-31) to booksellers and others objecting to certain passages, which have been suppressed in the second issue due to their controversial nature!

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[SYMONS (Arthur)]. The dawn (Les aubes) By Emile Verhaeren Translated by Arthur Symons. Duckworth & Co., 3 Henrietta Street, W.C., 1898. Imp.16mo in half sheets; imprint leaf followed by 12pp. publisher's catalogue at end, dated 1898; natural glazed linen, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover and up spine, ruled black on back cover; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed. Slight wear to extremities of spine; prelims. and catalogue lightly foxed; end-papers slightly cracking; otherwise a nice copy.

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

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SYMONS (Arthur). Images of Good and evil. William Heinemann, 1899. Pp.viii+[180]; navy blue coarse buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Gilt oxydised on spine; otherwise a fine copy.



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TALBOT (R., Esq.). The serf: A tragedy. In Five Acts. Altered from the German of Raupach, and adapted To the English stage, By R. Talbot, Esq. Printed from the acting copy, with remarks, Biographical and critical, by D. - G. To which are added, A description of the costumes, - 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 Mr. Bonner, from a drawing taken in the Theatre, by Mr. R. Cruikshank. London: Davidson, Peter's Hill, Doctors Commons, Between St. Paul's and Upper Thames Street, N.D. [c.1828]. Sm.12mo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; integral wood-engraved frontispiece; pp.54; issued in printed wrappers. Lacking the wrappers; otherwise a nice copy.

Raupach's play appeared in German about 1825; this English adaptation was first performed on January 23rd 1828.

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[TALFOURD (Sir Thomas Noon)]. Ion; A tragedy, In five acts. London: Printed by A.J. Valpy, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, For Private Circulation. Not Published. N.D. [1835]. Demy 8vo; modern quarter calf, marbled boards, the original free end-papers bound in; a.e. uncut; buff end-papers and binder's blanks. The binding in fine state; a little very light dusting here and there; original end-papers and facing leaves very lightly foxed; otherwise very nice.

An exceptionally desirable copy, bearing a signed presentation inscription from Talfourd to Charles Austen on the front blank, and the subsequent book-plate of Lytton Strachey, for whom the binding was apparently executed, on the new front paste-down. CBEL, III, p.596; NCBEL, 3, 1140.

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[TALFOURD (Sir Thomas Noon)]. Ion; A tragedy, In five acts. To which are added A few sonnets. Second edition. London: Printed by A.J. Valpy, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street. For private circulation. Not published, N.D. [1835]. Demy 8vo; original black morocco-faced sheep, ruled blind, blocked with central small lyre ornament, gilt, on sides, spine with five raised bands, ruled blind, lettered with title (only), gilt; a.e.g., end-papers glazed yellow. Very slight rubbing to sheep at edges; upper margin of first and last few leaves slightly embrowned from the turnover of the sheep, and slight spotting to three other leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

The second pre-publication printing, not to be confused with the second published edition of 1836. The present printing, dating from October, 1835, some six months after the first, contains considerable revisions to the text, as well as a few verbal corrections, and adds for the first time the section of Sonnets, which were not included in the editions published by Moxon until the fourth, in 1837. Also included is an additional ‘Preface to the Second Edition', likewise here first printed. CBEL, III, p.596; NCBEL, 3, 1140.

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TALFOURD (Thomas Noon). The Athenian captive. A tragedy. In five acts. First acted at Covent Garden Theatre, April 28, 1838. Edward Moxon, 1838. Demy 8vo; half-title present; quarter dark green roan, purple boards; t.e.g., others uncut. Covers a little rubbed; a little dusting and marking internally, but a very good copy.

Edmund Gosse's copy, bound for him in a characteristic cheap ‘half Roxburghe', and with his rather odd book-plate on the front paste-down. The volume was originally issued in wrappers, stabbed.

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TAYLOR (Henry). Philip van Artevelde; A Dramatic romance. In two parts. Second edition. Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1834. 2 Vols., f'cap 8vo; half-titles not called for; advertisement leaf probably lacking at end of volume two (the last leaf of text being a single inset); pp.[xl]+[288]; [iv]+306; contemporary dark brown half-calf, red labels, matching marbled boards and end-papers; sprinkled burnished edges. Nice copy.

Includes a new Preface and some few corrections, revisions, and additions. A playwright barely remembered to-day, but highly praised by Swinburne, who speaks of "Sir Henry Taylor's many claims to a place of high honour among English poets and dramatists" - Swinburne, "Contemporaries of Shakespeare" essay on Massinger, first edition, pp.197-8. CBEL, III, p.308; Miles, III.

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TAYLOR (Henry). Edwin the fair. An historical drama. John Murray, 1842. F'cap 8vo; binder's blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[xx]+262+[ii]; brown fine diaper cloth, ruled blind on sides, paper spine label; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Cloth slightly worn at head and tail of spine; label rubbed and slightly chipped; cloth of sides badly wrinkled due to an original binding fault; front end-papers slightly cracked; otherwise fine.

A playwright barely remembered to-day, but highly praised by Swinburne, who speaks of "Sir Henry Taylor's many claims to a place of high honour among English poets and dramatists" - Swinburne, "Contemporaries of Shakespeare" essay on Massinger, first edition, pp.197-8. CBEL, III, p.308; Miles, III. The binder has wisely refrained from adding his ticket!

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TAYLOR (Henry). St. Clement's eve. A play. Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1862. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[xvi]+182+[ii (last page blank)]; bright cerise vertical wavy grain cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated cream. Very slight dulling of spine, but a virtually fine copy.

A playwright barely remembered to-day, but highly praised by Swinburne, who speaks of "Sir Henry Taylor's many claims to a place of high honour among English poets and dramatists" - Swinburne, "Contemporaries of Shakespeare" essay on Massinger, first edition, pp.197-8. CBEL, III, p.308; Miles, III.

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TAYLOR (Tom). Ballads and songs Of Brittany By Tom Taylor. Translated from the "Barsaz-breiz" of Vicomte Hersart De la Villemarque. With some of the original melodies harmonized by Mrs. Tom Taylor. With illustrations by J. Tissot, J.E. Millais, R.A., J. Tenniel, C. Keene, E. Corbould, and H.K. Browne. London and Cambridge, Macmillan and Co., 1865. Sm.f'cap 4to; fine steel engraved frontispiece and title-page by C.H. Jeens after J. Tissot, with tissue guard; other illustrations wood-engraved by Swain, on text-paper, arranged as plates but included in the pagination; 19pp. music at end harmonized by Laura W. Taylor, set from type; pp.[xxiv (including frontispiece and vignette title)]+239+[i (printer's imprint)]; rich light brown sand-grain cloth, ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g.; end-papers coated greenish black; binder's ticket of ‘Burn 37 & 38 Kirby St.' on back paste-down. Spine slightly dull, and cloth neatly restored at head and tail; tissue foxed at margins, with very slight offsetting; otherwise a fine copy of a handsome book.

There is no list of illustrations, but they form pp.8, 22, 35, 45, 64, 74, 97, and 128. Tom Taylor, dramatist, and editor of ‘Punch', is perhaps best remembered today as the friend and collaborator of Charles Reade. The present title is not listed amongst his works in CBEL.

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TEENAN (Joseph). Song and satire. William P. Nimmo: London: 14 King William Street, Strand; And Edinburgh, 1876. F'cap 16mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.8+87+[i (blank)]; diagonally fine ribbed bright blue cloth, ruled, blocked, and embossed with lettering blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Some foxing of end-papers and first and last few leaves; otherwise a nice copy.



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TEESDALE (Frederic Dobree, Scholar of New College). Mexico. A prize poem Recited in The theatre, Oxford, June 21, 1865. Oxford: T. and G. Shrimpton, 1865. One gathering, f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; title-page printed in red and black; final blank. Very nice copy.

The Newdigate Prize poem.

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TENNYSON (Alfred). Poems. In two volumes. Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1842. 2 Vols., f'cap 8vo, bound up together, without the integral advertisement leaf at end of volume one, or the half-title to volume two; contemporary half morocco, marbled sides, spine with four raised bands, tooled gilt on bands; yellow coated end-papers; a.e.g. Slight general wear to covers; inscription removed from title-page in volume one, leaving slight thinning; contemporary ownership inscription on upper margin of title-page in both volumes; otherwise a nice copy.

The collection which first brought Tennyson general recognition as the leading poet of his age, including a selection of poems from the volumes of 1830 and 1833, for the most part so heavily pruned and corrected as to seem almost rewritten, together with a large number of new poems, among the latter being ‘Morte d'Arthur', ‘Locksley Hall', ‘Dora', ‘The Talking Oak', ‘The Two Voices', ‘Break, break, break', and ‘The Vision of Sin'.

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TENNYSON (Alfred). The princess; A medley. By Alfred Tennyson. London: Edward Moxon, [44,] Dover Street, 1847. F'cap 8vo; 8pp. publisher's catalogue dated November 1, 1847, bound in between front end-papers; pp.[iv]+164; dark yellow green fine diaper cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; pale cream coated end-papers. Neat restorations to cloth of spine, and spine a little faded; small, single fox-spot on first two and last three leaves, and one other leaf slightly foxed; otherwise, and in effect a very nice copy of a difficult title.

The first issue, with the earliest date of the advertisements. Tinker, 2067; Wise, 24.

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[TENNYSON (Alfred).]. In memoriam. Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1850. F'cap 8vo; half-title present; pp.[viii]+210; later Victorian bevelled full black ecclesiastical calf by Budden of Cambridge, highly glazed to look like jet, ruled blind on sides, tooled and ruled blind on spine, lettered gilt on front cover, spine with five raised bands; a.e.g.; oil-marbled end-papers. Unobtrusive scuff mark on corner of back cover; two pale fox-spots on half-title and title, one on final leaf; otherwise a fine copy of a scarce title, sympathetically bound.

Issued anonymously.

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[TENNYSON (Alfred).]. In memoriam. Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1850. F'cap 8vo; half-title present; pp.[viii]+210; contemporary full straight grain morocco faced natural calf, ruled and elaborately tooled blind and gilt on sides and spine, spine with five raised bands, label; matching marbled end-papers and edges. Label lacking, and calf lightly rubbed at edges; otherwise a fine copy of a scarce title.

Issued anonymously.

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[TENNYSON (Alfred).]. In memoriam. Third edition. London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1850. F'cap 8vo; final blank; pp.[viii]+210+[ii]; vertically fine-ribbed puce cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt (with title only) on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated yellow; publisher's 8pp. catalogue, dated June, 1850, inserted between front end-papers. Neat inscription dated ‘August 31st / 1850' on front end-paper; slight fading of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

Published the same year as the first edition, and identical to it apart from the correction of two typographical errors. Like that the present volume was issued anonymously.

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TENNYSON (Alfred, Poet Laureate). Poems. Seventh edition. Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1851. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; vertically ribbed sea green cloth blocked blind on sides, ruled blind and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower edges rough-trimmed; yellow-coated end-papers; 6pp. publisher's list dated April, 1851, bound in between front end-papers. Spine slightly faded, and slight mottling of front cover; front paste-down scuffed where a small bookplate has been removed; otherwise a fine copy of a scarce edition.

The first expanded edition of the ‘Poems', including four pieces here first published. The volume in which Tennyson made his debut as Laureate, the dedicatory poem ‘To the Queen', dated ‘March, 1851', the month in which he was presented to Her Majesty, being his first public utterance from that eminence.

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TENNYSON (Alfred, D.C.L., Poet Laureate). Maud, And other poems. Edward Moxon, 1855. F'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; vertically ribbed yellow-green cloth blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; lemon coated end-papers. Very slight wear to head and tail of spine, and slight damp-mottling of covers; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Inscription on the front free end-paper dated ‘August 1st 1855'. The first state of text, with ‘4' present at head of stanza on p.64.

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TENNYSON (Alfred, D.C.L., Poet Laureate). Maud, And other poems. Edward Moxon, 1855. F'cap 8vo; 8pp. publisher's catalogue dated August, 1855, bound in between front end-papers; integral advertisement leaf at end; vertically ribbed yellow-green cloth blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; lemon coated end-papers. Cloth slightly frayed at head and tail of spine, and covers a trifle damp-mottled; lacking the front free end-paper; otherwise a nice copy.

The second issue, with the August advertisements, and ‘4' omitted at head of stanza on p.64.

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TENNYSON (Alfred, D.C.L., Poet Laureate). Idylls of the king. Edward Moxon and Co., Dover Street, 1859. F'cap 8vo; final blank; vertically ribbed light yellow green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; pale yellow end-papers; 8pp. publisher's catalogue bound in between front end-papers. Small corner torn from catalogue, removing date; otherwise a fine copy.

The second issue, with the printer's imprint on the verso of the title-page.

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TENNYSON (Alfred, D.C.L., Poet Laureate). A welcome. Edward Moxon & Co., Dover Street, 1863. 4pp. narrow f'cap 8vo; issued without wrappers. Small nick in fore-edge of title-page; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

Wise, 104. The issue in which the diamond shaped ornament beneath the title has a hollow centre. According to Wise this characterises the second issue, but his statement has been called in question.

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TENNYSON (Alfred, D.C.L., Poet-laureate). Enoch Arden, Etc. Edward Moxon & Co., 1864. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; final blank; pp.[iv]+178+[ii]; light olive green sand grain cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram device in blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; pale yellow coated end-papers; 8pp. publisher's catalogue, dated August, 1864, bound in between front end-papers. Small rub-hole in cloth over front joint, and cloth very slightly faded; otherwise a very nice copy.

This copy in light olive green cloth, with the title on the spine set in two lines, with no comma present after ‘Evans' in the imprint on p.178, and with advertisements dated August 1864. According to an inscription noted in another copy, the book was published on Monday, 15th August, 1864. We believe this to be one of four variants of the first issue.

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TENNYSON (Alfred, D.C.L., Poet-laureate). Enoch Arden, Etc. Edward Moxon & Co., 1864. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; final blank; pp.[iv]+178+[ii]; light olive green sand grain cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram device in blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; lemon coated end-papers; 8pp. publisher's catalogue, dated September, 1864, bound in between front end-papers. Cloth torn at head and tail of spine, and inner joints cracked; otherwise a very nice copy.

This copy in light olive green cloth, with the title on the spine set in two lines, and with no comma present after ‘Evans' in the imprint on p.178; but with advertisements dated September 1864, instead of August. We believe this to be one of four variants of the second issue.

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TENNYSON (Alfred, D.C.L., Poet-laureate). Enoch Arden, Etc. Edward Moxon & Co., 1864. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; final blank; pp.[iv]+178+[ii]; light olive green sand grain cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram device in blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; pale yellow coated end-papers; 8pp. publisher's catalogue, dated September, 1864, bound in between front end-papers. Very slight fading of spine, but otherwise a near fine copy.

This copy in light olive green cloth, with the title on the spine set in two lines, but with the comma present after ‘Evans' in the imprint on p.178; and with advertisements dated September 1864, instead of August. We believe this to be one of four variants of the second issue.

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TENNYSON (Alfred, D.C.L., Poet-laureate). Enoch Arden, Etc. Edward Moxon & Co., 1864. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; final blank; pp.[iv]+178+[ii]; light olive green sand grain cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram device in blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; pale yellow coated end-papers; publisher's catalogue removed between front end-papers. Very slight fading of spine, but a nice copy.

This copy in light olive green cloth, with the title on the spine set in two lines, but with the comma present after ‘Evans' in the imprint on p.178.

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TENNYSON (Alfred, D.C.L., Poet-laureate). Enoch Arden, Etc. Edward Moxon & Co., 1864. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; final blank; sea green sand grain cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram device in blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; top-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; pale yellow coated end-papers. Neat restorations to cloth of spine; light damp-marking of end-papers; otherwise in general a nice copy.

This copy in sea green cloth without any tendency to fade, with the title on the spine set in three lines, the title and imprint falling within an area measuring vertically 144mm, the fore-edges trimmed, the lower-edges rough trimmed, without a catalogue, and with the comma present after ‘Evans' in the imprint on p.178. We believe this to be the fourth issue. In our experience, this issue is scarce.

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TENNYSON (Alfred, D.C.L., Poet Laureate). Moxon's miniature poets. A Selection from The Works Of Alfred Tennyson, D.C.L., Poet Laureate. London: Edward Moxon & Co., Dover Street, 1865. Roy.16mo in eights; binder's blank at front and black; printed throughout in red and black; steel engraved frontispiece by Vincent Brooks, after a photograph, with tissue guard; pp.[viii]+256; (?)publisher's full dark green morocco, elaborately tooled gilt on sides and spine, spine with five raised bands; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow; binder's blanks and white backs of end-papers foxed; ownership inscription dated ‘Febry.1865' on front binder's blank; otherwise a nice copy.

A scarce title, including six poems here first printed (‘The Captain', ‘On A Mourner', ‘Home they brought him slain with spears', and three ‘Sonnets to A Coquette').

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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.

TENNYSON (Alfred, D.C.L., Poet Laureate). Idylls of the king. Strahan and Co., publishers, 56 Ludgate Hill, London, 1869. Sm.f'cap 8vo; pp.[x]+405+[i (blank)]; lime green fine bead grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered and with publisher's initials device gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated milk chocolate. Fine copy.

With the pencilled signature of G.S. Ramsay, R.A. on the front end-paper. The first expanded edition, adding to the four idylls published in 1859 ‘The Coming of Arthur', ‘The Holy Grail', ‘Pelleas and Ettarre', and ‘The Passing of arthur'. This edition is definitely scarce.

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TENNYSON (Alfred, D.C.L., Poet Laureate). The holy grail And other Poems. Strahan and Co., Publishers, 56 Ludgate Hill, 1870 [i.e., late 1869]. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; final leaf integral advertisements; fine bead grain yellow green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered and blocked with publisher's device gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed; brown coated end-papers. Slight wear to head and tail of spine; end-papers cracked; ownership inscription on front blank; otherwise a very nice copy.

The first issue, without the words ‘All rights reserved' at foot of title-page.

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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.

TENNYSON (Alfred, D.C.L., Poet Laureate). The holy grail And other Poems. Strahan and Co., Publishers, 56 Ludgate Hill, 1870 [i.e., late 1869]. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; final leaf integral advertisements; fine bead grain yellow green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered and blocked with publisher's device gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated milk chocolate. Slight cracking of back end-papers; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

The first issue, without the words ‘All rights reserved' at foot of title-page.

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