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

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TENNYSON (Alfred). Harold: A drama. Henry S. King & Co., 1877 [i.e., 1876]. F'cap 8vo; half-title and last leaf of text both single insets; 4pp. text-paper advertisements at end, probably integral, followed by 32pp. inserted publisher's catalogue dated December 1876, the last leaf bearing printer's imprint only; pp.[x]+161+[i (printer's imprint)]+[iv]; diagonally fine-ribbed blue-green cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others mainly trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. Light foxing of prelims.; otherwise a near fine copy.

From the library of Ellen Terry, bearing her signature on the half-title, and her large ‘Winchelsea' bookplate, designed by her son Gordon Craig, on the front paste-down; with the subsequent bookplate of Geoffrey Harmsworth on the front end-paper. A pleasant association, and a distinguished provenance. Later state of the catalogue, the printer's imprint on the last leaf having no comma after ‘Wilkins', and the number ‘9' in the address lacking most of its tail. The half-title, last leaf of text, and two following advertisement leaves, were evidently printed as part of one half-sheet.

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TENNYSON (Alfred). The Lover's tale. C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1 Paternoster Square, 1879. F'cap 8vo; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; yellow green fine bead grain cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; brown coated end-papers. One or two leaves lightly foxed, otherwise a very nice, largely unopened copy.

The first complete and first authorised and published edition.

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TENNYSON (Alfred). Ballads And other poems. C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1 Paternoster Square, 1880. F'cap 8vo; blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; two leaves integral advertisements at end (first page blank but for signature mark ‘O'); pp.[2]+vi+184+[iv]; yellow green fine bead grain cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated brown. Slight marking of covers, but a virtually fine copy.

Lightly tipped on to the front end-paper is a good sized piece of paper bearing in its centre the signature ‘Tennyson', in the author's hand. Tipped on to the front blank is a sheet of notepaper headed ‘Deanery, Westminster, S.W.', bearing the following attestation: ‘By Mrs. Granville Bradley / Lord Tennyson's Autograph / Date of taking his seat in / The House of Lords / Tuesday March 11th. 1884'. This may very well have been the first time he had signed his autograph in this style, as (just) ‘Tennyson'! This copy is of the variant in which the two final strokes of the ampersand point respectively up and down; the ‘o' of ‘Co.' is in a slightly, not a very, compressed face.

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TENNYSON (Alfred, Lord, D.C.L. P.L.). Tiresias And other poems. Macmillan and Co., 1885. F'cap 8vo; pp.viii+204; fine bead-grain green cloth, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Very slight general wear to covers; end-papers slightly foxed, as usual with this title; small tear in one fore-margin; otherwise a very nice copy.

The imprint on the spine of this copy does not have the ‘c's in an extended form, nor the ampersand in an Italic face; p.204 has ‘the end' at foot, and no imprint.

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TENNYSON (Alfred, Lord, D.C.L. P.L.). Demeter And other poems. Macmillan and Co., 1889. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; fine diaper green cloth let- tered gilt on spine; uncut edges. Very nice.

Without an errata slip, but with the errata corrected by hand.

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TENNYSON (Alfred, Lord, Poet Laureate). The Death of OEnone, Akbar's dream, And other poems. With five steel portraits of the author. Macmillan and Co., 1892. Roy.8vo; blank before half-title; steel-engraved mezzotint frontispiece and four plates (two signed by G.J. Stoddart), all printed on India paper, laid on; pp.[2]+vi+111+[i (blank)]; ivory buckram, ruled gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Covers and end-papers lightly foxed; otherwise a fine, entirely unopened, copy in the rare dust-wrapper, this slightly chipped at head of spine and top-edge of back panel, more extensively so on front panel, but in no way fragile.

One of an edition limited to 500 numbered copies, printed on large Dickinson hand-made paper. According to the dust-wrapper, published at ‘CASH / PRICE / 21/- NET'. There is no list of plates, but they are bound in to face pp.[1, 17, 81, and 105].

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TENNYSON (Alfred, Lord, Poet Laureate). The Death of OEnone, Akbar's dream, And other poems. Macmillan and Co., 1892. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[2]+vi+111+[i (blank)]; green fine bead-grain cloth lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore- and lower- edges lightly trimmed. A fine unopened copy.

The probable second binding, the publisher's imprint on the spine being in letters 4mm and 3mm high. With the Gothic ‘E' on B1 recto.

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TENNYSON (Alfred, Lord, Poet Laureate). The foresters. Robin Hood and Maid Marian. Macmillan and Co., 1892. F'cap 8vo; pp.[viii]+155+[i (blank)]; green fine bead grain cloth lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Fine copy.

This copy has an inscription on the front end-paper dated ‘19th April 1892'. With the Gothic ‘E' at the foot of B1 recto.

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TENNYSON (Alfred, Lord). Becket: A tragedy In a prologue and four acts. As arranged for the stage By Henry Irving And presented at the Lyceum Theatre On 6th February 1893. Macmillan and Co., 1893. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pale greyish-fawn wrappers, cut flush, front wrapper printed in black; issued without end-papers. Wrappers slightly frayed at edges; blank verso of last leaf very slightly dusty; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

First edition of this adaptation, which contains revisions made by Tennyson shortly before his death in 1892. The play was originally printed in a trial edition in 1879, but not then published; and in a published edition in 1884, printed at that time with an avowal that it was "not intended in its present form to meet the exigences of the modern stage". The present version is the first intended to be acted.

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[TENNYSON (Alfred, Lord).]. Souvenir of Becket, By Alfred, Lord Tennyson. First Presented at the Lyceum Theatre, 6th February, 1893, By Henry Irving. Illustrated by J. Bernard Partridge, W. Telbin, J. Harker, & Hawes Craven. London: Offices of "Black and White." N.D. [1893]. Landscape sm.super roy 8vo, 32pp. printed on rectos only; half-title not called for; title-page, cast-list, and Synopsis of Scenery leaves followed by twelve half-tone plates, and final blank; quarter diagonally fine ribbed brown cloth, drab paper covered board sides printed on front board in gilt black and red with a design by Bernard Partridge, with printers imprint on back board in gilt. Small chip to paper at corner of front board, not touching the design; otherwise a very nice copy. Uncommon.

A souvenir of the first night. The presence of "Black and White" on the title-page is explained by the text on the back board: they were the printers of the volume. The astonishingly elaborate sets here illustrated were designed by messrs. Telbin, Harker, and Craven, and are depicted as in use, whilst Partridge besides providing the cover design provided the portrait of Henry Irving (and perhaps also that of Ellen Terry) in full - and extremely elaborate - costume. Besides those two, playing Becket and Rosalind, the cast included William Terriss as Henry II, Lacy as Gilbert Foliot, Archer as Hilary, Gordon Craig as The Youngest Knight Templar, Genevieve Ward as Eleanor of Aquitaine, and Kate Phillips as Margery. Loosely laid in is a holograph note on the headed notepaper of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre from Stuart Anderson "c/o Stage Door" presenting the volume to the actor who played Becket in the 1961 revival, apparently again on the first night.

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TENNYSON (Frederick). Days and hours. John W. Parker and Son West Strand, 1854. F'cap 8vo; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.viii+346+6; horizontally ribbed moire old mustard cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered and with short rule, gilt, within gilt ruled box, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated light caramel. Fine copy.



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TENNYSON (Frederick). The isles of Greece; Sappho and Alcæus. Macmillan and Co., 1890. Two integral advertisement leaves at end; pp.[xvi]+[444]+[iv]; navy blue buckram, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated grey-green. A fine copy.

Throughout denominated on the signatures ‘Vol.I', ‘Daphne and Other Poems', 1891, having been envisaged originally as Volume II of a two volume collection (or possibly an intended collected works), an idea that was not pursued. The present issue is in fact the correct first.

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TENNYSON (Frederick). The isles of Greece; Sappho and Alcæus. Macmillan and Co., 1890. Two integral advertisement leaves at end; pp.[xvi]+[444]+[iv]; navy blue buckram, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed. End-papers foxed, but a nice copy.

Second issue, the first having end-papers coated grey-green. Throughout denominated on the signatures ‘Vol.I', ‘Daphne and Other Poems', 1891, having been envisaged originally as Volume II of a two volume collection (or possibly an intended collected works), an idea that was not pursued.

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TENNYSON (Frederick). Daphne And other poems. Macmillan and Co., 1891. Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[iv]+522+[ii]; navy blue buckram, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated dark grey-green. Large corner of front cover flexion creased; otherwise fine.

Throughout denominated on the signatures ‘Vol.II', ‘The Isles of Greece and Other Poems', 1890, having been envisaged originally as Volume I of a two volume collection (or possibly an intended collected works), an idea that was not pursued. The present issue is in fact the correct first.

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TENNYSON (Frederick). Poems of the day And year. London: John Lane, the Bodley Head; Chicago: Stone & Kimball, 1895. Photogravure portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; publisher's 16pp. catalogue on text-paper at end, dated 1895; bevelled salmon red coarse buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Very nice copy.

Presentation copy, inscribed by one of the dedicatees, Julius Tennyson, "With Capn. J. Tennyson's / & the / Author's Compliments / Feb.4th 1898" the inscription countersigned (somewhat shakily) by the ninety year old author "F. Tennyson". CBEL, III, p.309; Miles, IV.

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TENNYSON (Frederick). Poems of the day And year. London: John Lane, the Bodley Head; Chicago: Stone & Kimball, 1895. Photogravure portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; publisher's 16pp. catalogue on text-paper at end, dated 1895; bevelled salmon red coarse buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Nice copy.

CBEL, III, p.309; Miles, IV.

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THACKERAY (Wm. Makepeace). Reading a Poem. Communicated by Brother Charles Plumtre Johnson To the Sette [of Odd Volumes] at a Meeting holden at Limmer's Hotel, on Friday the 1st of May, 1891. Imprinted at The Chiswick Press, 1891. 16mo, printed in half-sheets; half/series title; engraved frontispiece by W.D. Almond, with tissue guard; 10pp. bibliography of privately printed opuscula issued to Members of the Sette of Odd Volumes; followed by 6pp. list of members, and imprint leaf at end; full French-folded parchment printed in red and black, over thin boards; uncut edges. Parchment very slightly dusty, otherwise a fine unopened copy.

One of an edition ‘strictly limited to 321 copies . . . imprinted for private circulation only'. This copy unnumbered, but bearing a signed presentation inscription from Johnson. Printed on hand-made paper at the Chiswick Press. Volume XXVII of the Privately Printed Opuscula. The text of the volume consists of a dramatic sketch published by Thackeray under the by-line ‘Michael Angelo Titmarsh' on May 1st 1841 in a weekly paper ‘The Britannia'. It includes a passing reference to Dickens. Van Duzer, 179.

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THOM (Robert W.). Testimonial edition. The Epochs: A Poem. Glasgow: Published by Robert W. Thom, 29 Govanhill Street, Govanhill, 1884. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.144; scarlet patterned sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered and blocked gilt on front cover, ruled gilt on spine; end-papers coated lemon. Nice copy.

Eight cantos, in Spenserian stanza. We have not read the whole.

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THOMAS (J.L., Ieuan Ddu). Cambria upon two sticks: Or, the Eisteddvod and the Readings, To which is added Two cantos, Entitled Harry Vaughan, And a Selection of Songs and Poems. Pontypridd: Printed by David J. Hopkin, Church street, 1867. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; slate purple morocco grain cloth, blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover; end-papers coated deep yellow. Nice copy.

Written entirely in English, on Welsh themes. Thomas was a frequent judge at Eisteddvods, and a promoter of the welsh language, and the title poem here arose out of a desire to castigate faults and draw attention to irregularities in the arrangement and conduct of such events as they tended to be organised in his time, believing that the cause of the language would suffer unless such correction should be made.

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THOMAS (Thomas Llewelyn, Scholar of Jesus College). Coal-mines. A prize poem Recited in the theatre, Oxford, June XVII, MDCCCLXIII. Oxford, Henry Hammans, 1863. One gathering, f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; verso of last page of text blank. Disbound, and probably lacking a final blank; barely visible foxing of a few leaves; otherwise a fine copy.

Printed in Oxford by T. Combe, E. Pickard Hall, and H. Latham, Printers to the University.

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THOMPSON (D'Arcy W.). Ancient leaves, Or, Translations and paraphrases from Poets of Greece and Rome. Edinburgh, Edmonston and Douglas, 1862. F'cap 8vo; half-title and fine wood-engraved title after C. Stanton, with tissue guard, letterpress title, leaf bearing analysis of Translations and Paraphrases, and tipped in Erratum slip, precede start of text; wood-engraved tailpiece after C. Stanton; pp.[viii]+175+[1 (blank)]; green horizontal dot-and-line grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated lilac; binder's ticket of Burn, London, on back paste-down [Ball, 20B]. A very nice copy.

Possibly a family copy, the front paste-down bearing the armorial bookplate of W.H. Thompson, sometime Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. Two verse dramas and several poems. One of two similar bindings with different grains of cloth, the other being green honeycomb grain.

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THOMPSON (D'Arcy W.). Ancient leaves, Or, Translations and paraphrases from Poets of Greece and Rome. Edinburgh, Edmonston and Douglas, 1862. F'cap 8vo; half-title and fine wood-engraved title after C. Stanton, with tissue guard, letterpress title, leaf bearing analysis of Translations and Paraphrases, and tipped in Erratum slip, precede start of text; wood-engraved tailpiece after C. Stanton; pp.[viii]+175+[1 (blank)]; green honeycomb grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated lilac; binder's ticket of Burn, London, on back paste-down. Neat, almost invisible, restorations to cloth at head and tail of spine; insignificant binding fault affecting one leaf (with consequent short tear in blank lower margin); otherwise a very nice copy.

Two verse dramas and several poems. One of two similar bindings with different grains of cloth, the other being green dot-and-line grain.

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THOMPSON (Francis). Sister-songs. An offering to Two sisters. London, John Lane at the Bodley Head Vigo Street; Boston, Copeland and Day, 1895. Pott 4to; title-page printed in red; frontispiece with tissue guard; 2pp. integral advertisements at end, followed by 16pp. publisher's catalogue dated 1895; uncut edges; light brown bevelled coarse buckram, blocked gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Frontispiece and title-page very slightly embrowned by contact with the tissue; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce thus.

The title-page, frontispiece, and covers were designed by Laurence Housman. E.R. Chapman's copy, inscribed "To dear Bessy with love, from H.E.H. King. Xmas 1895" on verso of front end-paper.

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THOMPSON (Francis). New Poems. Westminster, Archibald Constable and Co., 1897. Mulberry coarse buckram blocked and lettered with art nouveau design in gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Cloth slightly chipped and splitting a little at head of spine; very slight dusting of extreme upper margins; otherwise a nice copy.

The cover design and lettering are almost certainly be Laurence Housman.

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THOMSON (James ("B.V.").). A Voice from the Nile And other poems. By the late James Thomson ("B.V.)" Author of "The City of Dreadful Night," "Vane's Story," and "Essays and Phantasies." With a memoir of the author By Bertram Dobell. Reeves and Turner, 196 Strand, 1884 [i.e., 1883]. Lge.f'cap 8vo; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[xlxii]+263+[i (blank)]+4; bevelled bright blue buckram, ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated chocolate. Cloth of spine slightly darkened; otherwise a fine copy.

The Memoir occupies pp.[vii]-xlix. CBEL, III, p.316; Miles, V.

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THOMSON (James). The captive chief, A Tale of Flodden Field. And other poems. Printed for the author by Ballantyne & Co., Edinburgh, And sold by H.H. Blair, Alnwick, 1871. F'cap 8vo; pp.x+[118]; green sand-grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, gilt on spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover; end-papers coated brown. Covers somewhat pressure creased, and prelims. foxed; otherwise fine.

By yet another James Thomson. This one was in service with the family of Lady Fairfax. Presentation copy, with the author's inscription dated October 3rd 1871 on the front end-paper.

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THORNTON (C. Conway). A Ballad Of ''Bold Burgundy'' [sic] And other verses By C. Conway Thornton. Second edition. Printed for private circulation. Copenhagen, Printed by Thiele, 1890. Med.8vo, prinred on toned paper; half-title not called for; single inset dedication leaf "To Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales"; pp.[2]+[ii]+[3]-[54]; disagonally fine-ribbed vermillion cloth, blocked gilt on sides and spine, ruled gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover; a.e. sprinkled; pale grey end-papers. Very slight fading to covers and slight bubbling to cloth of back cover, but a fine copy otherwise. Rare.

Presentation copy, inscribed in the author's holograph in ink on the upper margin of the title-page to "Professor George Stephens / from his friend / the Author", and with a note in crayon on the front end-paper, possibly in the hand of the recipient, "In this second edition / are some corrections and / pp.31 - 54 are added. The author was with the British Legation in Copenhagen. No copy of either edition of the book is recorded on COPAC.

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THORPE (Thomas). Poems By the Wood, field, and fireside. By Thomas Thorpe, Busby. Edinburgh and Glasgow: John Menzies & Co., 1883. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; final blank; pp.viii+254+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed chocolate cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled black and gilt, blocked black, with a very odd design, on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, blocked black, on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated blackish brown. Some damp-spotting of covers; otherwise a fine copy.

Reilly, p.472. According to his Prefatory Note, the author was prompted to publish this volume chiefly "by the kind notice of him given in the Fourth Series of Edwards' ‘Modern Scottish Poets'". The last fourteen pages are prose.

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TILSTON (Thomas, B.A., Trinity Hall, Cambridge). Edwy and Elgiva; A Tragedy. Edward Moxon & Co., Dover Street, 1865. F'cap 4to; title-page printed in red and black; last leaf a single inset; pp.[viii]+113+[i (blank)]; bevelled green sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, blocked blind, on front cover, the central panel bearing Moxon's monogram device gilt, ruled on, blocked and lettered gilt up, spine; a.e. burnished scarlet; end-papers coated milk chocolate. Nice copy.

An elaborate binding, designed by W. Harry Rogers, this being stated on the verso of the title-leaf. Not listed in Ball among Rogers's designs. Verse drama.

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TILT (Julia). Arundel castle And Other poems. E. Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1849. F'cap 8vo; pp.[xiv]+146; moire light green cloth, ruled and blocked gilt on sides, lettered gilt on front cover; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow. Spine slightly faded; ownership inscription on upper margin of title-page; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Printed in Woking, Surrey.

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TOMLIN (Edward Locke). Rhymelets. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1891. Bevelled diagonally fine ribbed cerise cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine and front cover; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated black. Some fading of covers; some scattered light foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's inscription to his mother on the front end-paper.

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TOMLINSON (Charles, F.R.S.). Sonnets. James Cornish and Sons, 297, High Holborn, London; 37, Lord Street, and 42, North John Street, Liverpool; 18, Grafton Street, Dublin, 1881. Lge.post 16mo, in half shets; half-title not called for; pp.viii+184; diagonally fine ribbed green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover; end-papers coated pale chocolate. Virtually fine copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription on verso of front end-paper. The book consists of four parts: I. a long scholarly consideration of the sonnet as a historical poetic form; II. original sonnets by Tomlinson; III. sonnets translated from Petrarch; and IV. sonnets translated from the Spanish, together with a brief historical sketch.

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TOMSON (Graham R[osamund]. [later MARRIOTT WATSON]). The bird-bride: A volume of ballads and sonnets. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1889. Title-page printed in red and black; pp.viii+136; quarter Japanese vellum, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, lettered and blocked with the author's monogram device gilt on front, sky blue mottled linen boards, blocked with feather in black, dark grey, and white on front board; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; cream end-papers. Spine very slightly rubbed; otherwise a fine copy.

The author's first publicly acknowledged book, published when she was twenty-nine. Leaf G7 in this copy (pp.93-4), is a cancel. CBEL, III, p.360; Miles, VIII, pp.617-624, where Richard Le Gallienne characterises it as the quintessential volume of its decade.

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TONGE (Mrs. [Eliza]). Poetical trifles. Cheltenham: Printed by J.J. Hadley, at the Journal Office: And sold by O. Watts, N.D. [c.1830]. 12mo in half sheets; pp.vi+110; blue boards, paper spine label, lettered up; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed. Backstrip chipped at head and tail, and blue paper covering worn through towards tail of joints; label rubbed and chipped; otherwise a fine copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription on the front end-paper dated ‘July 25th 1840', and with a small literal correction in her hand at l.5 on p.80. Poems written between 1813 and 1830.

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[TOWNSEND (The Rev. Chauncy Hare)]. The Reigning vice: A Satirical Essay In Four Books. Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1827. 12mo; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; quarter drab paper, blue boards, paper spine label; uncut edges; 12pp. publisher's advertisements dated August 1830 bound in between front end-papers. Paper of spine defective at head and tail, and peeled a little over joints; some light foxing and dusting throughout; otherwise a nice copy.



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[TRASK (Katrina).]. Under King Constantine. London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., Limited, Paternoster House, Charing Cross Road, W.C., 1893. Post 8vo in half-sheets; half-title (bearing only names of the three indivisual poems) not included in the pagination; two blanks at end; pp.[ii]+129+[v]; bevelled pale green buckram ruled blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, blocked gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; end-papers printed with foliage design in green. Slight scratching of cloth on front board, not affecting gilt, and on fore-edge of back board; otherwise a fine copy.

Printed on fine large hand-made paper: quite a pretty book. A group of Arthurian poems. Not in Reilly.

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TRENCH (Richard Chenevix, D.D., Archbishop of Dublin). Poems. Collected and arranged anew. London and Cambridge, Macmillan and Co., 1865. F'cap 8vo; pp.xii+403+[i (blank)]; green sand-grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Inscription dated ‘Sept 12. 65' on upper margin of title-page; otherwise a nice copy.

CBEL, III, P.309; Miles, IV.

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[TREVELYAN (G.O.).]. Horace At the University of Athens. Cambridge: Jonathan Palmer, 58, Sidney Street. Sold by all booksellers. 1861. Vignette on title-page; advertisement on verso of last leaf of text; leaf C6 (pp.31-2) a cancel; pp.[ii (half-title, a single inset leaf)]+[60]; limp orange buckram blocked and lettered black on front cover, cut flush; end-papers coated pale yellow. Printing on cover slightly rubbed; end-papers cracked; otherwise a fine copy.

Published at two shillings. First edition, first issued state of Trevelyan's scarce second book. A possibly somewhat disingenuous ink note on the front paste-down in this copy, apparently in the author's holograph, reads: "This is one of the original copies. Copies of a cancelled p.32, with four inserted lines, have been used to stiffen the backs. The accident was almost immediately discovered, and some people were foolish enough to set it down to design." Due to the colour and nature of the binding, the cancelled leaf may be read by holding the covers up to the light. P.31 as well has been reset. The cancelled lines, which were inserted before the last two lines of the page in the issued text, read: "The fellowships have gone, save one in three, / In inverse ratio to the degree. / And we expect next year a junior op / Will, by the help of bookwork, come out top." The text of this first edition as a whole is very different from that reprinted in ‘The Ladies in Parliament' volume in 1869, the latter being very much shortened as well as very heavily revised.

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TREVELYAN (G.O.). The Ladies in parliament And other pieces. Republished with additions and Annotations. Cambridge: Deighton, Bell, and Co.; London: Bell and Daldy, 1869. Sm.cr.8vo; brown patterned sand grain cloth, ruled black, blocked black and gilt, on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g.; end-papers coated green. Neat restorations to cloth of spine; otherwise a fine copy.

Avowedly the first collected edition of three of the pieces, which were originally published anonymously or under the pseudonym ‘H. Broughton' between 1858 and 1863; first publication of the remaining two, as also of the Preface and the copious authorial explanatory notes. Despite Trevelyan's modest dismissal of his youthful work in his Preface, some at least of the reprinted pieces have been so entirely re-written as to be almost unrecognisable! CBEL, III, p.918. In this copy p.[35], l.1 has the misprint ‘diadvantage' for ‘disadvantage'. Issue significance, if any, not known.

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[TREVENEN (Emily)]. Little Derwent's Breakfast. By a lady. Illustrated by engravings. Smith, Elder and Co. 65, Cornhill, 1839. F'cap 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece, and three plates (the last partially re-engraved); 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.viii+84+[iv]; horizontally ribbed slate purple cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt up spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. In general a nice copy. Rare.

"Written for the amusement of a Child of Seven Years Old, whose name appears in the Title Page. He is a Grandson of the late S.T. Coleridge, Esq." - author's note, the child in question being of course Derwent Moultrie Coleridge. The poems deal with the production of the bread, milk, honey-comb, eggs, tea, coffee, sugar, etc. supposed to have appeared on the child's breakfast table.

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[TRUBSHAW (Susanna).]. Poems. Stafford: Printed by R. & W. Wright, Greengate Street, 1863. F'cap 8vo; final blank; pp.viii+66+[ii]; scarlet vertically comma and triple dash ribbed cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, up-lettered gilt, on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated deep yellow. Light foxing of first and last few leaves; otherwise a fine copy.

Very competent domestic verse, written over a twenty year period. The author's name appears on the dedication. The grain of the cloth used here is both pleasant and very unusual. It consists of ribs made up of vertically ranged sets of comma shaped dots between each two of which are triple horizontal cross lines like woof threads, the effect being that of a coarsely woven repp.

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TUPPER (Martin Farquhar). Proverbial philosophy: A book of Thoughts and arguments, Originaly treated. Second Edition, Revised and enlarged. London: Joseph Rickerby, Sherbourn Lane, King William Street, City, 1838. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[308 (paged to [312])]+[iv]; blue-grey fine diaper cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; uncut edges; end-papers coated deep yellow. Some fading of covers; otherwise a fine crisp copy. Very scarce, especially thus.

Originally published earlier in the same year. This second edition is very important, since, in addition to the revisions, which extend throughout, nearly one third has been added to the whole. The discrepancy in the pagination results from the fact that the first gathering, which was evidently set last, contains, correctly, only six leaves, though it is paginated to 16, the space of a full 8vo gathering having been left to accommodate the prelims. This edition not in CBEL.

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TUPPER (Martin Farquhar). Proverbial philosophy: A Book of Thoughts and Arguments, Originally Treated. Second Series. J. Hatchard and Son, 187, Piccadilly, 1842. Lge.12mo; pp.vi+[316]; final page advertisements; claret fine diaper cloth, blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; others rough-trimmed; cream coated end-papers. Spine faded; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

The first series appeared in 1838, the Third Series not until 1867, and the fourth c.1876. This title not listed in CBEL.

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TUPPER (Martin F., D.C.L., F.R.S., author of "Proverbial Philosophy," &c.). Three hundred Sonnets. London: Arthur Hall, Virtue, and Co., 25, Paternoster Row, 1860. Imp.16mo, gathered in sixes; half-title not called for; 4pp. text-paper advertisements at end; pp.viii+300+[iv]; bevelled red vertical wavy-grain cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, lettered red through gilt on front cover and spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated milk-chocolate. Almost invisible restoration to cloth at extreme head-band; top half-inch of front end-paper scuffed at gutter, apparently due to an original glueing fault; otherwise a virtually fine copy. Scarce.

A handsome volume, and a nice 'sixties binding. CBEL, III, p.310; Miles X.

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TUPPER (Martin F.). Cithara: A selection from The Lyrics. Virtue Brothers & Co., 1, Amen Corner, Paternoster Row, 1863. Sm.cr.8vo; engraved dedication leaf and conjugate engraved title precede letterpress title; integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher's inserted text-paper advertisement leaf and conjugate blank at end; pp.[xii]+350+[iv]; bevelled purple morocco cloth, ruled blind and gilt, elaborately blocked gilt on sides and spine, lettered gilt and purple through gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated chocolate; binder's ticket of Westleys & Co. on pastedown. Slight wear to head and tail of spine, and small mark on front cover; extensive but very pale foxing of engraved leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

The conjugate pair of leaves at the end are almost certainly integral, having presumably been printed conjugate with the six leaves of the preliminary gathering, making up one full sheet. CBEL, III, p.310; Miles, X.

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TUPPER (Martin F.). A Third series Of Proverbial philosophy. London: Edward Moxon & Co., Dover Street, 1867. Half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end, verso blank; pp.iv+314+[ii]; brown buckram, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and blocked with publisher's monogram device gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated brown. Slight scuffing of front end-papers; label of Tabard Inn Library on front end-paper; tissued repair to verso of same; scattered light foxing; otherwise and in general a nice copy. Scarce.

CBEL, III, p310, not listing this third series separately.

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TYNAN (Katharine). Miracle plays: our Lord's coming and Childhood. By Katharine Tynan Hinkson. London: John Lane, The Bodley Head; Chicago: Stone and Kimball, Caxton Building, 1895. F'cap 8vo; illustrated title-page (integral) and six plates printed on Japanese vellum, all by Patten Wilson; 16pp. publisher's Catalogue at end, dated 1895 (listing this title as ‘in preparation'); natural glazed linen blocked and lettered dull blue-green on front cover and spine with a design by Patten Wilson; a.e. uncut. Slight foxing of end-papers with even slighter offsetting onto facing pages; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 500 copies. CBEL, III, p.1057.

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TYNAN (Katharine). The wind In the trees: A book of Country verse by Katharine Tynan (Mrs. Hinkson). Grant Richards, 9 Henrietta Street, 1898. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; acknowledgements leaf with printer's imprint on verso, followed by conjugate blank, at end; pp.[2]+[x]+104+[ii]+[ii]; smooth natural linen, ruled, blocked, and lettered blackish brown on sides and spine, blocked red on sides; a.e. uncut. Light foxing of some prelims.; otherwise a fine copy.

The covers, blocked with an elaborate art nouveau design, signed ‘T H', carry the author's name as Katharine Tynan Hinkson. CBEL, III, p.1057.

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FRASER-TYTLER (C[hristina]. C[atherine].). Songs In minor keys By C.C. Fraser-Tytler (Mrs. Edward Liddell). London: Macmillan and Co., 1881. (All rights reserved.) Pott 8vo; pp.viii+[220]; dark red buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Spine slightly faded and cloth very slightly bubbled on spine, as usual with this volume; otherwise a very nice copy.

Printed on Dickinson & Co. hand-made paper by Chas. Dickens and Evans. CBEL, III, p.360; Miles [IX], 1907.

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VAN DYKE (Henry). The Toiling of Felix: A legend On a new saying of The Christ. Privately Printed, New York, 1898. Sm.cr.8vo, in half sheets; text-paper binder's blank at front and back; limitation leaf precedes title-page printed in red and black; half-title not called for; final blank; quarter parchment, grey board sides, lettered purple on front board; fore- and lower- edges uncut; text-paper end-papers. Parchment lightly stained; relevant press cutting lightly tipped onto front paste-down; otherwise a very nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 125 numbered copies, printed at the De Vinne Press in March, 1898, this copy being signed by the author. With a signed holograph poem by the author, beginning ‘This is the Gospel of labour . . .', on the front end-paper. The poem, which makes reference to the contents of the volume, is dated ‘April 27th 1898'.

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VEITCH (John, LL.D., Professor of Logic and Rhetoric in the University of Glasgow). The Tweed And Other poems. Glasgow, James Maclehose, Publisher to the university; London: Macmillan and Co., 1875. F'cap 8vo; 12pp. integral Maclehose advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+228+[xii]; diagonally fine ribbed bright green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; top- and lower- edges uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed. Nice copy.



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VEITCH (John, Professor in the University of Glasgow). Merlin And other poems. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1889. F'cap 8vo; single inset advertisement leaf at end, on text-paper and almost certainly printed conjugate with the prelims.; pp.vi+192+[ii]; quarter vellum, ruled gilt on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, dove grey buckram sides; t.e.g., fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges mainly trimmed. Vellum lightly foxed on sides; otherwise a fine copy.

The subject of the title poem is Merlin Caledonius, author of some poems preserved in the ‘Four ancient Books of Wales' and portions of the Merlinian poems. The poem is set in the years following the decicive battle of Ardderyd in 573, when the contest lay between the Pagan and Christian forces of the time, and Merlin fought on the losing side. Reilly, p.486

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VELEY (Margaret). A Marriage of shadows And other poems. With biographical preface By Leslie Stephen. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1888. Post 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[2]+xxvi+149+[3]; bevelled dark blue buckram, ruled and blocked gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated deep grey-green. A near-fine copy.

Stephen, who edited the volume as well as providing the lengthy Preface, quotes in the latter from several of the author's letters - to such effect that one is left aching for a volume of them as well (or possibly instead) - and also wishing to find the author's fiction! The present volume was published posthumously, and is the only book form edition of the author's verse. Despite the respectable imprint on the title-page, it has about it the air of a memorial, and may have been issued semi-privately, in, probably, a very small edition. The spine bears merely the title ‘Poems', and is without a publisher's imprint, a monogram ‘MV' appearing at the tail in its stead. With the small book label of Dorothea Ionides on the front paste-down, and a presentation inscription, dated Dec.28 - 1893, to her from her mother [Mrs. Luke Ionides] on the upper margin of the half-title page. The Ionides' were numbered amongst the author's close friends, and are mentioned in Stephen's Biographical Note. CBEL, III, p.361.

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VIALLS (Mary Alice). Music fancies And other verses. Westminster, Archibald Constable & Co, 2 Whitehall Gardens, 1899. Title-page printed in scarlet and black; pp.[viii]+128; cerise coarse buckram lettered gilt within gilt ruled box on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; top- and lower- edges uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed. Fine copy.



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[W. (A.).]. Jubilee Poems And Recollections. By an Aged Subject. Cheltenham: [Gloucestershire, no publisher,], 1887. Narrow demy 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+56; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed sky blue cloth, ruled blind on sides, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt up spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Some marking of covers, and gilt a little rubbed on spine; internally very nice.

Signed in type at the foot of the last page ‘A.W., Cheltenham, 3, Pittville Villas, 1887'. The verso of the title-page bears the imprint: ‘Cheltenham: J.T. Norman, Printer, 3, Bennington Street.'

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WAGNER (Richard). The Flying Dutchman. Romantic opera in three acts. Translated by John P. Jackson. Carl Rosa Opera Company, 1876. Short sq.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; engraved frontispiece; one illustration on text-paper; pp.[2]+[xxii]+48; 6pp. inserted printer's and trade advertisements at end, on text-paper; diagonally fine ribbed brown cloth over very thin boards, ruled blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover; end-papers coated cream. A nice copy. Scarce.

The translator's Introduction occupies pp.[vii]-xviii.

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WAGNER (Richard). Tristan and Isolde From the German of Richard Wagner In the mixed Alliterative and Rhyming Metres Of the Original by Alfred Forman Translator of Der Ring des Nibelungen With facsimile of an inscription by the Author to the Translator. David Nutt, 270 Strand, 1897. Facsimile frontispiece; leaf bearing sonnet by the translator, and Translator's Note leaf, follow title-page; 8pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+76+[8]; bevelled cerise buckram, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Very nice copy.

First trade edition, preceded by a small privately circulated edition of which a review appears amongst the advertisements at the end.

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WAINEWRIGHT (John B.). Paraphrases from Some Greek & Latin Poets. Oxford: B.H. Blackwell, 50 and 51 Broad Street. London: Simpkin, Mar-Shall, Hamilton, Kent & Company. A.D. 1895. Med.16mo, printed in half sheets; pp.[40]; half-title not called for; bright yellow wrappers, printed on front wrapper in black; t.e.g., others uncut; bound into navy blue coarse buckram, brown leather spine label, ruled and lettered up in gilt. A fine copy.

Includes translations from Homer, Theognis, Herodotus, Euripides, Theocritus, Horace, Martial, Hildebertus, Flaminius, Hieronymus Amaltheus, etc. The author's own copy, specially bound, bearing his initials on the original front end-paper, and his signature in full on the front binder's end-paper; with one holograph correction (of a literal) in the text; and clippings of three further short printed translations (from Meleager and Strato) laid on to the original back pastedown.

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WALKER (James). Description Of a Jaunt to Auld Reekie, And Other Scotch poems. Glasgow: Printed by Bell & Bain, 41 Mitchell Street, 1882. Portrait frontispiece (a sepia photograph laid on to a sheet of plain paper), with tissue guard, follows half-title; pp.viii+296; navy blue buckram, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Slight foxing to uncut edges, and a couple of leaves opened roughly with two marginal tears and loss to one blank upper fore-corner; otherwise a fine copy.

Reilly, p.493.

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WALKER (J. Bradshawe). Spring leaves Of Prose and poetry. London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., Stationers'-hall-court; Leeds: J.Y. Knight, and Slocombe and Simms, 1845. Lge.12mo, gathered in half sheets; pp.xii+348; dark green fine diaper cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; pale cream end-papers. Near fine copy.

A mixture of poetry, short stories and sketches. Walker, born about 1809, was a native of Leeds, in which place the present volume was printed. He published one other volume, ‘Wayside Flowers, or Poems, lyrical and descriptive', which appeared in 1840. A self-taught woollen worker, at some time employed in a mill at Morley, he is yet said to have numbered among his friends Laman Blanchard, and Lord Morpeth. A brief biographical notice of Walker, cut from a newspaper, is tipped on to the front end-paper of the present copy.

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WALKER (W.S.). Gustavus Vasa, And Other poems. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster Row, 1813. Lge.post 8vo; half-title not called for; Dedication, Preface, and List of Subscribers, precede fly-title; pp.[xxiv]+230+[xxxiv (Notes, unfoliated)]; later full parchment, red calf spine label, ruled and lettered gilt. Nice copy.

The author's first book, published when he was only seventeen. Among the ‘other poems' are translations from several languages, and a specimen translation from the Iliad written in imitation of Scott's ‘Marmion'. Scott's name appears among the formidable list of subscribers to the volume, which reveals that to the 1st March, 1813, over 920 copies had been subscribed for. CBEL, III, p.1028.

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WALLACE (Edgar). Writ in barracks. Methuen and Co., 1900. Blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[2]+x+[122]; 48pp. publisher's inserted Catalogue dated October 1901, at end; mottled red fine linen patterned cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Very slight foxing of prelims.; otherwise a fine, largely unopened copy.

Kiddle, W182. The third issue.

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WALLER (Sidney). Not A Drum was heard o'er The Soldier's Grave. Written on the Death of Genl. Sir John Moore. Composed and Dedicated to Mr. Braham by Sidney Waller. W. & S. Wybrow, N.D. [c.1822]. Engraved music, with text, 4pp. Nice copy.



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WANLOCK (Robert (REID).). Moorland rhymes. Dumfries: John Anderson & Son, High Street, 1874. F'cap 8vo; pp.[ii]+vi+256; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed old rose cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and blocked gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top-edges uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated buff. Slight fading of cloth; otherwise a fine copy.

The half-title bears the title simply as ‘Scottish Poems'. The spine bears the author's name simply as ‘Reid'. Printed in Glasgow by Robert Anderson, 22 Ann Street.

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WARKWORTH ([Henry Algernon George Lovaine,] Lord, Ch. Ch.). S. Francis of Assisi. The Newdigate poem 1892. Oxford, B.H. Blackwell, 50 & 51, Broad Street; London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1892. Imp.16mo, one half-sheet, sewn with black thread into text-paper wrappers, printed on front wrapper in blue and gold; half-title not called for; final page blank; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Inscription on upper margin of front wrapper, and wrappers slightly dusty; two or three pencil emendations in text, probably not authorial; otherwise a nice copy.

Reilly, p.288. Printed on large Dutch hand-made paper. Though it carries no limitation notice, this is presumably one of the "limited edition of 50 copies printed on large paper" referred to by Reilly.

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WARNE (Elizabeth). Dusky rambles. Samuel Tinsley & Co., 10 Southampton Street, Strand, 1879. F'cap 8vo; pp.vi+140; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black on front cover and spine, blocked and lettered gilt, lettered scarlet through gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated brownish grey. Very slight foxing of edges, but a virtually fine copy of a pretty book.

Printed in Edinburgh.

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WARREN (S. Hazzeledine). Britain, to arms! Verses on the Transvaal War, November, 1899. Eden Fisher & Co., 95, 96 & 97, Fenchurch Street, E.C., 1899. One gathering demy 8vo, wire-stitched; half-title not called for; final blank; issued without wrappers; fore-edges uncut. Light foxing, especially of outer leaves; in general a nice copy.

Printed on mould-made paper. Reilly, p.499.

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WATSON (Eleanor). Faith Graeme And Other poems Sacred and miscellaneous. London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; Liverpool: Edward Howell, 1870. F'cap 8vo; printed throughout on antique toned paper; pp.viii+[248]; dark reddish brown buckram, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Half-title and imprint page embrowned by contact with end-papers; some foxing; scattering of minute ink-spots on fore-edges; otherwise nice.

Printed in Liverpool. The front end-paper bears what may be a family presentation inscription.

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WATSON (Walter). The Poems and songs Of Walter Watson, Chryston. Glasgow: Hugh Hopkins, 85 Renfield Street, 1877. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[xxxii]+216; scarlet bubble-grain cloth; paper spine label, printed in green; top-edges uncut, fore-edges lightly trimmed, lower-edges rough trimmed; pale yellow coated end-papers. Label rubbed and stained; some damp-darkening of covers; a few leaves roughly opened; otherwise a nice copy, largely unopened.

According to the Preface: "The recent erection by subscription of an elegant obelisk of Aberdeen granite to the memory of Walter Watson, in his native village of Chryston" prompted the publication of this collected edition of his poems, which includes, in addition to the entire contents of his first volume, ‘Miscellaneous Scotch Poetry', which appeared in 1808, the additions made in the various selected editions published up until 1853 (the year before the author's death), together with some poems hitherto unpublished. All the previous volumes "have been carefully looked over for the purpose of making the present edition as complete and satisfactory as possible." In addition to the poems, the volume includes the author's Preface to the edition of 1808, and an extended biographical sketch. The Preface is signed ‘A.D.R.'.

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WATSON (William). Epigrams Of Art, life, and nature. Liverpool: Gilbert G. Walmsley, 50, Lord Street, 1884. Roy.16mo in quarter sheets; pp.[iv]+C+8; title-page printed in red and black; deep green buckram, ruled blind on sides, paper spine label; t.e.g., others uncut; white laid paper end-papers. Label slightly darkened, and free end-papers embrowned; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

The second issue, earlier copies being in navy blue buckram, gilt, and with end-papers coated dark chocolate. Printed on Dutch hand-made paper. The volume concludes with an interesting 8pp. essay on the epigram. CBEL, III, p.362; Miles, VIII; Reilly, p.502

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