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.

ANTHOLOGY. Fisher's Drawing room Scrap-book. 1837. With poetical illustrations by L.E.L. Fisher, son, & Co., London, Paris, & America; Black & Armstrong, and Asher, Germany, N.D. [1836]. Demy 4to; binder's blank at front and back; half-title not called for; steel-engraved frontispiece, and vignette title-page with thin paper guard precede letterpress title-page; thirty-four fine steel-engraved plates; 4pp. text-paper advertisements at end; pp.56+[iv]; quarter red basil (actually just a shelf-back), elaborately blocked and lettered gilt on spine; pale pink cloth sides, pressed out variously as fine morocco and diagonally very fine ribbed, elaborately embossed blind, pictorially blocked gilt; a.e.g.; brown head- and tail- bands; end-papers coated pale yellow. Basil lightly rubbed, affecting the colour only; slight marking of front cover; some foxing of plates, mostly confined to margins; otherwise, and in general effect, a very nice copy.

Faxon, 1261, recording the volume only from an advertisement, and giving no details of contents. Most of the literary contents are by Letitia Elizabeth Landon, who also edited the volume, but including also a lengthy poem by William Maginn, LL.D., a poem by H. Dakeyne, Esq. (author of ‘The Deliverance of Switzerland'), and two poems signed ‘H.C.D.' The sixth appearance of this annual. The engravings are a mixture of scenes and portraits including one of William Wilberforce, and another of the Duke of Wellington.

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ANTHOLOGY. Fisher's Drawing room Scrap-book. MDCCCXL. With poetical illustrations by L.E.L. And Mary Howitt. London: Fisher, son, & Co. Newgate Street. Paris, quai de l'ecole, N.D. [1839]. Demy 4to; binder's blank at front and back; half-title not called for; steel-engraved frontispiece, and vignette title-page with thin paper guard precede letterpress title-page; thirty-four fine steel-engraved plates; pp.68; quarter black basil (actually just a shelf-back), elaborately ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; black very fine diaper cloth sides, elaborately blocked gilt (v. note); a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow. Basil lightly rubbed at extremities of spine and joints, affecting the colour only; gilt of sides very slightly rubbed; some plates foxed, mostly lightly; otherwise, and in general, a nice copy.

Faxon, 1264, recording only the British Library copy, and giving no details of contents. Partly edited by Letitia Elizabeth Landon, who had however died, poisoned, at Cape Coast Castle in October 1838, eight of the poems in the volume being by her. The volume is in part a memorial to her, including a fine portrait of her after Maclise a brief facsimile of her holograph, an obituary-cum-literary estimate (by W[illiam] H[owitt]) and a poem to her memory by the new editor. This is the only volume in the series to have different designs on the back and front covers, the cloth, black for mourning, being blocked on the front cover with an elaborate funerary urn (illustrated in Faxon, plate 5), and on the back cover with a vignette of the muses of art and literature within a laurel wreath - in both cases within an ornamental frame border reminiscent of wrought iron-work. The ninth appearance of this annual. All the remaining contents are by Mary Howitt, who also edited the volume, with the exception of two poems and one short prose piece by William Howitt. The engravings are a mixture of scenes and portraits, including one of Byron.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Fisher's Drawing room Scrap-book. MDCCCXLI. With poetical illustrations by Mary Howitt. London: Fisher, son, & Co. Newgate Street. Paris, No. 108 rue St. Honoré, N.D. [1840]. Demy 4to; two binder's blanks excised before frontispiece, one present at end; half-title not called for; steel-engraved frontispiece, and vignette title-page with thin paper guard precede letterpress title-page; thirty-four fine steel-engraved plates; pp.64; quarter dark-red coarse-morocco faced basil, ruled gilt on sides, ruled, lettered, and very elaborately blocked gilt on spine, very dark crimson straight-grain morocco cloth sides; a.e.g., oil-marbled end-papers; binder's ticket of ‘King / Binder / Stockport' on front paste-down. Basil lightly rubbed at extremities of spine and joints; frontispiece damp-stained at outer margins, some tissues and backs of plates lightly foxed; very slight flexion crease to back board; otherwise, and in general effect, a very nice copy.

Faxon, 1265, recording only the British Library copy, and giving no details of contents. The binding is correct for the period, and looks original: but the binders' ticket suggests that it may not be. We hypothesise that this copy may have been supplied as sheets. The tenth appearance of this annual. With the exception of four poems by ‘L.E.L[andon].' all the contents, including a number of prose notes, are by Mary Howitt, who also edited the volume.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Fisher's Drawing room Scrap-book. MDCCCXLVII. [Edited] By The Hon. Mrs. Norton. Fisher, Son, & Co., The Caxton Press, Angel Street, St. Martin's-le-grand, London; H. Mandeville, rue neuve Vivienne, Paris, N.D. [1846]. Demy 4to; binder's blank at front and back; half-title not called for; steel-engraved frontispiece and vignette title page precede letterpress title; thirty-four fine steel-engraved plates, all with thin paper guards; pp.[84]; bright brown straight-grain morocco cloth, elaborately blocked gilt on sides, lettered and very elaborately blocked gilt on spine; scarlet head- and tail- bands; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow. Cloth of spine a trifle faded; extensive light foxing of frontispiece and vignette title, a very little light foxing of some other plates, showing only on backs or margins; otherwise a very nice copy.

A difficult title to find nowadays, many copies having been broken for the plates, the best of which are to be numbered amongst the finest examples of their kind. Faxon, 1271, locating only a third edition. The sixteenth year of issue of this Annual. The contents are entirely in verse, the bulk of them being by Mrs. Norton herself, but with several contributions by Lady Dufferin, and others by The Hon. Edmund Phipps, Lord John Manners, R. Monckton Milnes (later Lord Houghton), Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton (later Lord Lytton), and a rare contribution of some fifty-six lines by W.M. Thackeray (‘The Anglers').

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Fisher's Drawing room Scrap-book. MDCCCXLVII. [Edited] By The Hon. Mrs. Norton. Second edition [i.e., impression]. Fisher, Son, & Co., The Caxton Press, Angel Street, St. Martin's-le-grand, London; H. Mandeville, rue neuve Vivienne, Paris, N.D. [1846]. Demy 4to; binder's blank at front and back; half-title not called for; steel-engraved frontispiece and vignette title page precede letterpress title; thirty-four fine steel-engraved plates, all with thin paper guards; pp.[84]; bright brown straight-grain morocco cloth, elaborately blocked gilt on sides, lettered and very elaborately blocked gilt on spine; scarlet head- and tail- bands; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow. Frontispiece re-inserted; extensive light foxing of frontispiece and vignette title; a very little light foxing of some other plates, showing only on backs or margins; otherwise a very nice copy.

A difficult title to find nowadays, many copies having been broken for the plates, the best of which are to be numbered amongst the finest examples of their kind. Faxon, 1271, locating only a third edition. The sixteenth year of issue of this Annual. The contents are entirely in verse, the bulk of them being by Mrs. Norton herself, but with several contributions by Lady Dufferin, and others by The Hon. Edmund Phipps, Lord John Manners, R. Monckton Milnes (later Lord Houghton), Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton (later Lord Lytton), and a rare contribution of some fifty-six lines by W.M. Thackeray (‘The Anglers').

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Fisher's Drawing room Scrap-book. 1848. [Edited] By The Hon. Mrs. Norton. Fisher, Son, & Co., The Caxton Press, Angel Street, St. Martin's-le-grand, London; H. Mandeville, rue neuve Vivienne, Paris, N.D. [1847]. Demy 4to; binder's blank at front and back; half-title not called for; steel-engraved frontispiece with thin paper guard, and vignette title page, precede letterpress title; thirty-four fine steel-engraved plates, all with thin paper guards; pp.[68]; light blue-grey moiré-effect Mercerised cotton, ruled blind, elaborately blocked gilt, on sides, lettered and very elaborately blocked gilt on spine; scarlet head- and tail- bands; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow. Cloth of spine a trifle faded; extensive light foxing of frontispiece and vignette title, and thin paper guard torn, some light marginal foxing of other plates, and one with two small tears in blank fore-margin; otherwise a nice copy.

A difficult title to find nowadays, many copies having been broken for the plates, the best of which are to be numbered amongst the finest examples of their kind. A number of this year's plates were exceptionally fine. Faxon, 1272. The seventeenth year of issue of this Annual, and the last to be produced under the Fisher, Son, & Co. imprint. The contents are entirely in verse, the bulk of them being by Mrs. Norton herself, but with contributions also by Lady Dufferin, R. Monckton Milnes (later Lord Houghton), Lady Harriette D'Orsay, Hans Andersen (translated by Otto von Wenckstern, who also contributes on his own account), A. Hayward, Miss Reynett, the Rev. Edward Coleridge, the late Henry Nelson Coleridge, etc.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Fisher's Drawing room Scrap-book. 1849. [Edited] By The Hon. Mrs. Norton. Peter Jackson, late Fisher, Son, & Co., The Caxton Press, Angel Street, St. Martin's-le-grand, London; H. Mandeville, rue neuve Vivienne, Paris, N.D. [1848]. Demy 4to; binder's blank at front and back; half-title not called for; steel-engraved frontispiece with thin paper guard, and vignette title page, precede letterpress title; thirty-four fine steel-engraved plates, all with thin paper guards; pp.[76]; blush pink straight-grain morocco cloth, elaborately blocked blind and gilt, lettered and with short rule gilt, on sides, lettered and very elaborately blocked gilt on spine; blush pink head- and tail- bands; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow. Covers just a trifle marked; some foxing of frontispiece and vignette title, with offsetting onto facing leaf; a little very light foxing elsewhere; otherwise a nice copy.

Apparently very scarce: the first issue produced by the new firm, and perhaps poorly distributed, though the plates were well up to the high standard of the series as a whole, which may have lead to many copies being broken for framing. Faxon, 1273, lists this issue from a passing reference, but failed to locate a copy, or even an advertisement or review. The eighteenth year of issue of this Annual, and the last under the editorship of Caroline Norton. The contents are entirely in verse, several of them being by Mrs. Norton herself, but with contributions also by her father the late Thomas Sheridan (son of Richard Brinsley Sheridan), The Hon. Edmund Phipps, R. Monckton Milnes (later Lord Houghton), Lord Viscount Melbourne (a translation from Euripides), W. Sterling of Keir, Mrs. Coningham, Brinsley Norton, A. Hayward, A. Baillie Cochrane, Cecilia Gore, Sara Coleridge, Charles Swain, the late L.E.L (‘Homes of Splendour', an unfinished piece completed by the editor), etc.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Fisher's Drawing room Scrap-book. 1850. [Edited] By Charles Mackay, LL.D. Peter Jackson, late Fisher, Son, & Co., The Caxton Press, Angel Street, St. Martin's-le-grand, London; H. Mandeville, rue neuve Vivienne, Paris, N.D. [1849]. Demy 4to; binder's blank at front and back; half-title not called for; steel-engraved frontispiece with thin paper guard, and vignette title page, precede letterpress title; thirty-four fine steel-engraved plates, all with thin paper guards; pp.[72]; blush pink straight-grain morocco cloth, elaborately blocked and lettered gilt on sides and spine; blue-grey head- and tail- bands; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow. Very slight marking of covers, and very slight foxing of some plates, showing only on backs or margins; otherwise a fine copy.

A difficult title to find nowadays, many copies having been broken for the plates, the best of which are to be numbered amongst the finest examples of their kind. In this issue many of the plates are exceptionally fine. Faxon, 1274, describing a copy a quarter of an inch shorter than the present one: the present copy is identical in size with those of the preceding years. Possibly the Boston athenæm copy described was in a different binding or had been rebound. The nineteenth year of issue of this Annual. With one brief exception, the contents are entirely in verse, the bulk of them being by Charles Mackay himself, but with other contributions by Lady Blessington, and M. de Lamartine (of whom a portrait is included), and a distinguished list including John A. Heraud, Mrs. Atherstone Bird, and Mrs. Edward Thomas.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Fisher's Drawing room Scrap-book. 1851. [Edited] By Charles Mackay, LL.D. Peter Jackson, late Fisher, Son, & Co., The Caxton Press, Angel Street, St. Martin's-le-grand, London; H. Mandeville, rue neuve Vivienne, Paris, N.D. [1850]. Demy 4to; binder's blank at front and back; half-title not called for; steel-engraved frontispiece with thin paper guard, and vignette title page, precede letterpress title; thirty-four fine steel-engraved plates, all with thin paper guards; pp.[64]; crimson straight-grain morocco cloth, elaborately blocked and lettered gilt on sides and spine; white head- and tail- bands; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow. Small mark on front cover; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

A difficult title to find nowadays, many copies having been broken for the plates, the best of which are to be numbered amongst the finest examples of their kind. In this issue many of the plates are exceptionally fine. Faxon, 1275, locating only the British Library copy. The twentieth year of issue of this Annual. The contents are entirely in verse, the bulk of them being by Charles Mackay himself, but with other contributions by Thomas Miller, Shirley Brooks, [John Westland Marston], Le Chevalier de Chatelain [sic], Mrs. Atherstone Bird, and Mrs. Edward Thomas.

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ANTHOLOGY. Fisher's Drawing room Scrap-book. 1852. [Edited] By Charles Mackay, LL.D. Peter Jackson, late Fisher, Son, & Co., The Caxton Press, Angel Street, St. Martin's-le-grand, London; H. Mandeville, rue neuve Vivienne, Paris, N.D. [1851]. Demy 4to; binder's blank at front and back; half-title not called for; steel-engraved frontispiece with thin paper guard, and vignette title page, precede letterpress title; thirty-four fine steel-engraved plates, all with thin paper guards; pp.[68]; rose-pink straight-grain morocco cloth, elaborately blocked and lettered gilt on sides and spine; old rose head- and tail- bands; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow. A virtually fine copy.

Extremely scarce. Faxon was unable to locate so much as a passing reference to an issue for this year, and does not assign a number to it; likewise Andrew Boyle fails to include the contents in his Index. Nor is it in BLC, who otherwise have two complete runs. In this issue many of the plates are exceptionally fine. The twenty-first year of issue of this Annual. The contents are entirely in verse, the bulk of them being by Charles Mackay himself, but with other contributions by Mark Lemon, Shirley Brooks, [Dinah Maria Craik (Mrs. Mulock) - an eighty-eight line poem: ‘Montrose's Last Battle'], Le Chevalier de Chatelain [sic], Mrs. T.K. Hervey, Albert Smith, R[ichard] H[engist] Horne, Leopold Wray, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Gleanings of verse. Edited By G.E.H. Vernon Esq. And sold by The Countess of St. Germans For the benefit of the distressed Irish At the bazaar held in the Regent's Park barracks May 1847. Sm.4to; lithographic frontispiece with tissue guard, printed by L. Dickinson in gold and black, after a design by G.E.H.V.; half-title not called for; wood-engraved head- and tail- pieces; vertically fine ribbed green cloth blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover; a.e.g.; end-papers coated cream. Frontispiece foxed, and a little chipped and frayed at extreme margins; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Contributors include Lord John Manners, Richard Monckton Milnes, The Rev. Henry Hart Milman, Lady Dufferin, etc.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Living English poets MDCCCLXXXII. Kegan Paul, Trench, & Co., 1, Paternoster Square, 1883. Blank before half-title; wood-engraved frontispiece on plate paper, by Walter Crane, with loose tissue guard; title-page printed in red and black; imprint leaf at end; pp.[2]+[xx]+[326]+[2]; full white vellum ruled, blocked, and lettered dark brown and red on front cover, ruled and lettered dark brown and red, blocked red, on spine, ruled dark brown and red, blocked red, on back cover; t.e.g., others uncut. Extensive light foxing of vellum, and spine lettering a little rubbed; spine slightly creased; frontispiece a little foxed and damp-marked on margins; otherwise a nice copy.

Printed on Dickinson hand-made paper. Contributors include Newman, Barnes, R.H. Horne, Trench, Hake, Tennyson, Lord Houghton, Browning, Aubrey de Vere, Philip James Bailey, Arnold, Patmore, Cory, Woolner, Christina Rossetti, Lord Lytton, Lewis Morris, William Morris, Swinburne, Austin Dobson, J.A. Symonds, Augusta Webster, Buchanan, Courthope, Bridges, Andrew Lang, Gosse, Philip Bourke Marston, Theo. Marzials, etc. Dante Gabriel Rossetti was excluded at the last moment on acount of his death. The frontispiece shows Swinburne, Browning, William Morris, Arnold, and Tennyson being awarded laurels by the muse. Murray, Dobson Bibliography, p.77.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Love in idleness: A volume of poems. Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1, Paternoster Square, 1883. Lge.f'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; title-page printed in red and black with vignette by William Bell Scott, and conjugate dedication leaf, on plate paper, these not included in the pagination; imprint leaf at end, with woodcut on recto; pp.x+182+[ii]; quarter parchment, lettered red on spine, pale salmon pink boards; a.e. uncut; green silk marker. Small mark on back cover; plate-paper leaves and facing pages lightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

Poems by H.C. Beeching, J.W. Mackail, and J.B.B. Nichols, contributed anonymously. CBEL, III, p.330; Miles, VIII, p.699. The joint authors' second book.

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ANTHOLOGY. Love in idleness: A volume of poems. Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1, Paternoster Square, 1883. Lge.f'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; title-page printed in red and black with vignette by William Bell Scott, and conjugate dedication leaf, on plate paper, these not included in the pagination; imprint leaf at end, with woodcut on recto; pp.x+182+[ii]; quarter parchment, lettered red on spine, pale salmon pink boards; a.e. uncut; green silk marker. Spine recovered with new parchment, but unlettered; boards a trifle rubbed and dusty; authors' names neatly added on half-title page, in ink; remains of marker detached; internally a fine copy.

Poems by H.C. Beeching, J.W. Mackail, and J.B.B. Nichols, contributed anonymously. CBEL, III, p.330; Miles, VIII, p.699. The joint authors' second book.

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[(?)THACKERAY (William Makepeace), DICKENS (Charles), and CRUIKSHANK (George)]. The Loving ballad Of Lord Bateman. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. London: Tilt & Bogue, Fleet Street. And Mustapha Syried, Constantinople, N.D. [c.1841]. Demy 16mo in half-sheets (but largely dissected to accommodate the plates, the text of the ballad printed on the rectos only), glued at back but not stabbed or sewn; half-title not called for; frontispiece and ten etched plates by George Cruikshank, on plate-paper; one inserted leaf of engraved music; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[vi]+[42 paged on rectos only as [7]-27]+[29]-38+[ii]; yellow-green fine-diaper cloth over flexible boards, cut flush, blocked and lettered gilt, lettered yellow-green-through-gilt on front board; end-papers coated pale yellow. Insignificant ink-splash on front cover, not affecting design, and small bubble to cloth of back board; first three leaves of last gathering pricked at inner margin (v. note); otherwise a nice copy.

Includes a six-line P.S. by Cruikshank followed by his wood-engraved signature, declaring that he did not in fact write the introductory ‘Warning to the Public' which appears over his letterpress signature above. The original verse - or at least the idea of it - is almost certainly by Thackeray (a scrap-book being known containing a piece called "The Famous History of Lord Bateman", partly in his hand and with illustrations by him), whilst the ‘Warning' and the ten pages of notes are on the authority of J.F. Dexter, quoting statements made to him on three separate occasions by Cruikshank, the work of Dickens. This is corroborated by the text of a letter from Dickens to Cruikshank offered as Lot 110 in an auction sale held by Christies in New York on Tuesday 8th April 2003 (and illustrated in the catalogue thereto) which evidently refers to this production, and which makes clear that Dickens also has some imput into revising the text of the song itself. He writes: "I send you the song. I have altered a line or a word here and there, and substituted a new last verse for the old one. I have also added some notes, though it was not easy to make anything of them, for the song's too good." This leaves open the authorship of the actual poem, though tends to suggest that the original draft was not by Dickens. (Was it by Thackeray, though, as the revisions appear to have been settled between Dickens and Cruikshank alone? One might hypothesise from this that Cruikshank himself had written it, basing it perhaps on an idea of Thackeray's, and given it to Dickens to improve.) The Constantinople imprint is, of course, a joke. The book was first issued with the London imprint of Charles Tilt (from the same address) and with the Constantinople imprint as here, in 1839, the title-page bearing that date in Roman numerals. According to Eckel, the first printing had a ‘half-title, the reverse being the frontispiece', this being included in the pagination and making a two-page difference throughout. In fact Eckel's collation is wrong: the Dexter copy in the British Library has a text-paper half-title, included in the pagination, followed by a frontispiece, like the other illustrations, on plate-paper. The 1851 printing (so dated) had likewise a half-title as well as an inserted frontispiece, the text being numbered as in Eckel's collation to p.40, but entirely reset, and the page numbers to the leaves bearing the ballad ranged right following a running title instead of being set centrally as in both the first edition and the present printing. In the 1851 printing there were no advertisements; in Eckel's collation of the first edition there were 4pp. Charles Tilt advertisements at end. The present copy would appear to represent the second printing. The title-page and advertisement leaf both bear the Tilt & Bogue imprint (the latter here reading at the foot of the second page ‘Tilt & Bogue, Fleet Street, [sic]') which came into use at the end of 1840, or in 1841, when Bogue became a partner in the firm, and continued in use until some time prior to October 1842, in catalogues dating from which month the imprint ‘David Bogue, late Tilt & Bogue' is found. This limits the issue of the present volume to between the Winter of 1840 and the Spring or Summer of 1842. The final gathering of the present volume consists in theory of four leaves, the last being the advertisement leaf; but the advertisement leaf in the present copy is clearly a singleton, whilst the preceding three leaves, but not that one, have been stabbed with regular pin-holes at the extreme inner margin, apparently with a view to sewing rather than gluing, the latter being the binding method that in fact obtains. The last leaf of the preceding gathering shows no evidence of stabbing - nor do the other leaves - and since it would have been almost impossible to stab those three leaves so close to the inner margin after the book was bound without at least touching the leaves on either side (and in any case: why would it have been done?), it raises the probability that the advertisement here was not part of the original gathering but is a later addition. Since both this leaf and the title-page are singletons, and are also the only two leaves to bear the publisher's imprint, we suspect that this copy may represent a re-issue or later state of a second printing that originally bore the imprint of Charles Tilt, in which these two leaves are cancels inserted to effect the altered publisher's style. That it is printed from reset type, and is not part of the first edition, is made clear by the different pagination and the fact that though the page numbers in the ballad are here centred as called for by Eckel in ‘the real first issue', the corrected reading ‘vine' is present in stanza 5 instead of the incorrect ‘wine'. In case it may be relevant for distinguishing the present version from the first of 1839, we record a note of the following typographical flaws observed here in the text: p.[iii], l.3, raised full-stop at end of line; p.v, l.4, dropped comma at end of line; p.17, l.1, 1s' in ‘years' broken; p.33, l.2, space between ‘a' and ‘f' in ‘affections'.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Minerva library of famous books Edited by G.T. Bettany, M.A., B.Sc. Lyra elegantiarum: A collection of some of the best Social and occasional verse By deceased English authors. Revised and enlarged edition. Edited by Frederick Locker-Lampson, Assisted by Coulson Kernahan. Ward, Lock, and Co., London, New York, and Melbourne, 1891. Sm.cr.8vo; frontispiece portrait of Locker-Lampson; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.xx+425+[i (blank)]+[2]; greenish-grey buckram, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; white end-papers. Very slight darkening of covers, but a virtually fine copy.

Presentation copy from Frederick Locker-Lampson, bearing his holograph inscription signed ‘F L' on the front end-paper. The third edition, extensively revised, following two editions printed in 1867, but the uncommon first binding, later copies being in olive green buckram partly pressed out with a pebble-grain design, ruled black on sides and spine, blocked and lettered black on front cover, blocked, lettered, and with short rules gilt on spine, trimmed at all edges to a smaller format, and with end-papers printed with a floral pattern in brown. The present copy would appear to come from a later portion of the original print-run, however, leaf 2D here being signed simply ‘D': copies are known in which a faint ‘2' appears. The copy presented by Locker-Lampson to Edmund Gosse was similar to this in all respects. "The present edition differs from the editions of 1867 in containing many poems of writers deceased since that date, as well as others by earlier writers now first added. Numerous poems which were inserted in the editions of 1867 have also been omitted . . . . The Preface [by Locker-Lampson] has been carefully revised" - editorial Note.

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ANTHOLOGY. Manchester poetry: With an Introductory essay. Edited by James Wheeler. London: Charles Tilt, Fleet-street. Manchester: all booksellers, 1838. Post 8vo; binder's blank at front and back; half-title not called for; fly-title to each author section included in the pagination; pp.[xxii]+200; moire green fine bead grain cloth over very thin boards, ruled blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated deep yellow. Rebacked, preserving the original backstrip; slight wear to cloth at corners; front end-paper lacking, and inner joint strengthened with binder's tissue; otherwise a fine copy.

A conspectus of verse by Manchester poets, including sections of poems by John Byrom, Mrs. Fletcher (i.e. Geraldine Endsor Jewsbury), Charles Swain, W.H. Ainsworth, J. Riddal Wood, etc., as well as lesser contributions by Henry Wheeler, William Harper, the Rev. W. Gaskell, and others. A number of the contributions appear to be either here first published, or here first collected in book form. Not in either CBEL or the British Library Catalogue. Printed in Manchester.

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ANTHOLOGY. Manuscript album, 200pp., written in a number of hands, containing verses (and a few prose pieces) from a variety of sources, some apparently original, for the most part signed, initialed, or otherwise identified as to author, but some few anonymous; half red straight-grain morocco, very elaborately tooled over-all in gilt and blind; marbled sides and end-papers; a.e.g. Paper of sides discoloured and badly rubbed; otherwise very nice. c.1835.

Authors whose work is transcribed include Byron, Moore, Barton, Lady Byron, Fox, Heber, Scott, Hood, and Samuel Rogers. Original pieces are identified only by initials, if at all. A pleasant, and often amusing, compilation, typical of its day.

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ANTHOLOGY. Modern Yorkshire Poets. [Edited] By William Andrews, F.R.H.S., Secretary of the Hull Literary Club, Author of "Historic Yorkshire," &c. &c. Hull: A. Brown and Sons. London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Company, 1885. Globe 8vo in half sheets; title page with elaborate border of type ornaments; final page with advertisements of other books by Andrews, from various publishers; pp.[viii]+251+[i]; browny-grey buckram, blocked blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Neat restoration to cloth at head of spine, spine faded, sides just a trifle so; paste-downs lightly scuffed, where old protective over-wrappers have been removed; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce collection.

Representative samples of the verse of fifty-six contemporary Yorkshire poets, with a useful biographical introduction in each case. Poets represented range from the reasonably well-known such as Alfred Austin, J.S. Fletcher, John Hartley, and Lord Houghton, to the definitely minor such as W.H. Leatham, George Morine, Thomas Lister, George Barnett Smith, and William Tirebuck, and the now scarcely remembered, such as George Markham Tweddell, Joseph Dufty, and Elsie M. Lush. Many of the poems are here first collected, whilst some few have never previously appeared in print. One of at least four variant bindings, the book being found also in blue, green, or brown cloth.

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ANTHOLOGY. More echoes From the Oxford magazine: Being A second series Of Reprints of seven years. Oxford: 116 High Street; London: Henry Frowde, Amen Corner, E.C., 1896. Lge.post 8vo; printer's imprint leaf (verso blank), at end; pp.viii+158+[ii]; quarter vellum, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, blue-grey buckram sides, lettered gilt on front board; a.e. uncut. Light foxing of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

Includes poems by A.T. Quiller-Couch, R.L. Binyon, W.P. Ker, J.S. Phillimore, A Sidgwick, etc., all, with the exception of six poems by A.D. Godley, here first collected.

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ANTHOLOGY. Myths of the dawn. Poems by Annie Johnson-Brown And Other members of the Daisy Guild. Kegan Paul, Trench, & Co., 1, Paternoster Square, 1885. F'cap 8vo; pp.[124]; rich reddish brown bevelled diagonal frond patterned ribbon embossed sand grain cloth, ruled blind on back cover, black on front cover, blocked and lettered silver on front cover, lettered silver up spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated very dark grey. Very small light mark on corner of front cover; inscription on half-title; otherwise a fine copy of a striking book.

Published for charity. Twenty-nine of the poems are by Annie Johnson-Brown, eight are by Elsie Higgins, four each by Alice Greenwood, and Mrs. James Owen, Two by Bertha Synge, and one by Mrs. Van Glehn, all the writers being old girls of Cheltenham Ladies' College. Includes a Preface by Dorothea Beale. An astonishingly late use of ribbon embossed cloth, which is not recorded by Ball on any book later than 1859, and the combination of it with silver blocking and lettering and black rules is especially notable.

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ANTHOLOGY. Odes from the Greek Dramatists Translated into lyric metres By English poets and scholars. Edited by Alfred W. Pollard. London, David Stott, 370, Oxford Street, W., 1890. F'cap 8vo; title-page printed in red and black, and with publisher's large wood-engraved device of a peacock; pp.xxvii+[i (blank)]+208; publisher's full parchment over thin boards, blocked and lettered with publisher's device, black, on back cover, blocked gilt, lettered red, on front cover, lettered red and black on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Slight marking to covers, and some mottled darkening or foxing to parchment of spine; otherwise a very nice copy.

Carter's first binding. Includes three translations by A.E. Housman (being his first appearance in book form: Carter, Sparrow, & White, 29), and others by Ernest Myers, C. Kegan Paul, A.W. Verrall, etc., all here first published; the first appearance in book form of a translation by Oscar Wilde: dated Oxford 1874, and recorded by Mason as "The earliest known of Wilde's published writings" (Mason, 39, but here apparently revised); and re-printed work by a variety of nineteenth century poets including both the Brownings, Thomas Love Peacock, George Soutar, Madame Darmesteter, John Hookham Frere, A.C. Swinburne, Dean Milman, Shelley, Gladstone, W.M. Praed, etc., etc. By no means a common anthology, especially in its somewhat delicate original first issue dress, as here.

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ANTHOLOGY. Oxford prize poems: Being A collection Of such English poems As have At various times obtained prizes In the University of Oxford. Oxford: Printed for J.H. Parker, J. Vincent, and H. Slatter, 1839. F'cap 8vo; half-title not present, probably not called for; steel-engraved frontispiece and sixteen plates by J. Fisher; pp.iv+371+[i (blank)]; half very dark green calf, spine with five raised bands, ruled blind, ruled and tooled gilt, maroon label, oil-marbled sides, sprinkled burnished edges, end-papers faced light blue-green. Calf very slightly faded on spine, and rubbed a little over joints; otherwise a very nice copy.

Fifty poems written between 1768 and 1839. Poets represented include Heber, Milman, R.S. Hawker, Keble, Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, and John Ruskin.

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ANTHOLOGY. The pic-nic, A collection of Recitations, And Comic Songs, Toasts, Sentiments, &c. Selected by D. Jacques. Published by B. Reynolds, Amen Corner, Pater- Noster Row; D. Jacques, Chichester; and J. Stacy, Norwich, 1816. 12mo, in half sheets; half-title not called for; numerous small woodcut vignettes in text; pp.iv+140; light drab boards, printed in black, with title on front cover, publisher's advertisements on back cover; a.e. uncut. Anciently rebacked with cloth, this now splitting at head of back joint; boards rubbed; title-page lightly marked; otherwise nice.

A curious mixture of original work by the editor and others, with popular songs of the time, and a few pieces by well known authors, contemporary and otherwise. Contemporary writers represented include Miss O'Keefe, Peter Pindar, and Matthew Lewis. A number of items are of Masonic interest.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Poets of the west: A selection of favourite American poems With memoirs of their authors. Illustrated by F.O.C. Darley, Jasper Cropsey, J.H. Hill, Birket Foster, etc. London: Sampson Low, Son & Co. 47 Ludgate Hill, 1859. Sq.8vo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; blank precedes vignette title-page; numerous wood-engravings in text; seven blanks at end (v. note); pp.[iv]+[17]-127+[xv]; dark red diagonal straight-grain morocco cloth, ruled and elaborately embossed blind on sides, very elaborately blocked with ornamental lettering gilt on front cover and spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated peach; binder's ticket of Bone & Son (Ball, 17C). Some foxing to first few leaves and last couple of blanks, and one or two scattered fox-spots elsewhere; inscription: ‘Margaret Helen Glen / May 1862' on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy.

Inscribed in pencil on the title-page: ‘Proof' and ‘Quite right', the proof legend being substantiated both by the odd pagination and the blanks, included here to bulk out the (presumably) trial binding in place of the ‘memoirs' which are absent. The pagination would seem to indicate that they were intended to precede the text of the poems, which is otherwise apparently complete. Proofs of this date are decidedly uncommon. Includes work by William Cullen Bryant (five poems: Blanck, 1., p.374); Clement C. Moore (‘A Visit from St. Nicholas': Blanck, 6, p.313); Washington Allston (Blanck, 1, p.101); Richard H. Dana (Blanck, 2, p.399); John Howard Payne (not listed by Blanck amongst the entries for this author); Sarah J. Hale (Blanck, 3, p.338); Lydia Huntley Sigourney (two poems: not listed by Blanck amongst the entries for this author); Maria Brooks (Blanck, 1, p.301); Joseph Rodman Drake (two poems: Blanck, 2, p.483); Fitz-Greene Halleck (two poems: Blanck, 3, p.364 - and v. below); James G. Percival (Blanck, 7, p.69); Charles Fenno Hoffman (Blanck, 4, p.201); George P. Morris (‘Woodman, Spare that Tree': Blanck, 6, p.347); William Gilmore Simms (Blanck, 7, p.537); Longfellow (five poems: Blanck, 5, p.601, giving the date erroneously as 1860); Nathaniel P. Willis (Blanck, 9, p.359, giving the date erroneously as 1860); Whittier (Blanck, 9, p.250); Oliver Wendell Holmes (two poems: Blanck, 4, p.325); Poe (Blanck, 7, p.142); Frances Sargent Osgood (Blanck, 6, p.519); Henry Theodore Tuckerman (Blanck, 8, p.384); James Russell Lowell (Blanck, 6, p.87); Thomas Buchanan Read (Blanck, 7, p.[205]); Bayard Taylor (Blanck, 8, p.186); Joseph Hopkinson; Charles Sprague (two poems); Lucretia Maria Davidson; Ralph Hoyt; Alfred B. Street; and Arthur Cleveland Coxe. Blanck's assumption that the contents of this volume were all reprinted from other books seems to be given the lie by the longer of the Halleck contributions, ‘Connecticut', a poems of some eighty lines, which is described as being ‘From an unpublished poem' - and this raises the possibility that other pieces may at least be either here first collected, or revised. In this copy the following Erratum has been noted (which, if it was ‘quite right', presumably made its way into the published book!): p.52, ‘J' of ‘Joseph' lacking in author's name. Rather a beautiful volume, and a definite precursor of the ‘sixties book'.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Poetical forget-me-not. Selected by The editor of "The Diadem," etc. Darton and Co., Holborn Hill, N.D. [c.1842]. F'cap 16mo, in half sheets; steel-engraved frontispiece; pp.[xii]+180; lime green morocco cloth, very elaborately blocked gilt on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale pink. Gilt mainly very dull on front cover and spine, largely lacking on back cover; a little very light foxing; otherwise fine.

Includes poems by Mrs. Opie, L.E.L., Southey, Coleridge, J.R[uskin], F. Hemans, Montgomery, Moore, Mrs. Barbauld, Byron, Scott, Bernard Barton, Wordsworth, A. [(?)Mathew Arnold], Rogers, Crabbe, Milman, William Smith, Hogg, Howitt, Heber, Agnes Strickland, Leigh Hunt, Bayly, Hood, Campbell, Norton, etc., together with a leavening of work by earlier writers. Faxon, 1679.

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ANTHOLOGY. Primavera: poems By four authors. Oxford: Published by B.H. Blackwell, Broad Street, 1890. F'cap 8vo; half-title apparently not called for; pp.[3]-43+[iii (blank)]; A-B8, C4, D2; wrappers; a.e. uncut. Disbound, but sewing sound; otherwise a fine copy. Very scarce.

Though the pagination allows for a half-title, the signatures do not. It is just possible, however, that the title-page may have been preceded by a conjugate pair of leaves printed conjoint with the conjugate pair at the end. Poems by Laurence Binyon, Stephen Phillips, Manmohan Ghose, and Arthur S. Cripps. Phillips's second appearance in book form; Binyon's first, preceding his first independent volume by four years. CBEL, III, p.627; 331; not listed amongst Cripps' works in CBEL.

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ANTHOLOGY. Songs Of Society From anne to Victoria. Edited, with notes and Introduction, by W. Davenport Adams. London, Pickering and Co., 1880. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; decorated title-page after a seventeenth century model; publisher's large woodcut device on recto of final leaf, verso blank; pp.[2]+xviii+234+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed light scarlet cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt, blocked black, on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Light marking of back cover, otherwise a very nice volume.

An attempt to define vers de société as a usefully exclusive genre - very much in its modern sense. A range of writers from Matthew Prior onwards, including Congreve, Swift, Pope, Gay, Chesterfield, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Lyttleton, Fox, Sir Charles Hanbury Williams, Catherine Fanshawe, Thomas Moore, James Smith, Thomas Haynes Bayley, Walter Savage Landor, Arthur Hugh Clough, Shirley Brooks, C.S. Calverley, Edmund Yates, Macaulay, Praed, Henry S. Leigh, Mortimer Collins, Edward Fitzgerald, George Otto Trevelyan, Frederick Locker, George Cayley, J. Russell Lowell, Austin Dobson, etc., mostly represented by multiple contributions. Many pieces are either here first published or here first collected. Dedicated to Austin Dobson. Murray, p.73, recording the volume as in ‘green cloth lettered back and side, edges untrimmed'; not listed in Blanck.

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ANTHOLOGY. Songs of the Nativity; Being christmas carols, Ancient and modern. Several of which appear for the first time In a collection. Edited, with notes, by William Henry Husk, Librarian to the Sacred Harmonic Society. John Camden Hotten, 74, Piccadilly, N.D. [1866]. F'cap 4to; title-page printed in red and black; typographical borders throughout; imprint leaf at end; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled, lettered, and elaborately blocked gilt on front cover and spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated milk chocolate. Cloth worn at head and tail of spine, and corners, slightly so over joints; back end-paper foxed, with offsetting onto facing leaf, but otherwise fine internally.

With the music, printed from type. Finely printed at the Chiswick Press. From the library of Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, and bearing his signature on the front end-paper. Several leaves in this copy bear extensive proofing corrections in a small neat hand resembling Quiller-Couch's, presumably made from a ms. source, and probably relating to a reprint of these pieces in some collection edited by him.

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ANTHOLOGY. Sonnets Of this century Edited and Arranged With a critical introduction on The sonnet By William Sharp. Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row, 1886. Cr.16mo, printed in half-sheets; half-title not called for; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; printed throughout in black and red; dark grey-green buckram, paper spine label printed in black and red; a.e. uncut. Fine unopened copy.

Sonnets by Hall Caine, Ernest Rhys, Alice Meynell, Tupper, Watts-Dunton, and W.M. Rossetti appear here for the first time in book form, whilst others by Palgrave and Oscar Wilde are here first printed. Authors whose work is reprinted from other volumes include William Allingham, Matthew Arnold, Alfred Austin, Disraeli, Blind, Blunt, the Brownings, Buchanan, Byron, Clare, Coleridge, Mrs. Craik, Garnett, Gosse, Hallam, Hood, Houghton, Hunt, Ingelow, Keats, Lamb, Lang, Lytton, Marston, Meredith, Newman, Shelley, Swinburne, Symonds, Tennyson, James Thomson, William Watson, Wordsworth, etc., etc. Included also is J. Blanco White's celebrated ‘Night and Death', so highly praised by Coleridge and Leigh Hunt. A superb conspectus of the nineteenth century sonnet, with an interesting general introduction, and good notes. According to an advertisement on the verso of the title-page, the present edition precedes both the quarto Edition-de-Luxe, and the large hand-made paper edition.

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ANTHOLOGY. Sonnets Of This Century Edited and Arranged With a critical introduction On the sonnet By William Sharp. Walter Scott, 24, Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row, 1886. Double cr.8vo; half-title not called for; title-page and dedication page printed in red and black; final page advertisements; bevelled mustard buckram, elaborately lettered gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Slight rubbing of gilt on spine, and a very little scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

Sonnets by Hall Caine, Ernest Rhys, Alice Meynell, Tupper, Watts-Dunton, W.M. Rossetti, and Robert Lawrence Binyon, appear here for the first time in book form, whilst others by Palgrave and Oscar Wilde are here first printed. Authors whose work is reprinted from other volumes include William Allingham, Matthew Arnold, Alfred Austin, Disraeli, Blind, Blunt, the Brownings, Buchanan, Byron, Clare, Coleridge, Mrs. Craik, Garnett, Gosse, Hallam, Hood, Houghton, Hunt, Ingelow, Keats, Lamb, Lang, Lytton, Marston, Meredith, Newman, Shelley, Swinburne, Symonds, Tennyson, James Thomson, William Watson, Wordsworth, etc., etc. Included also are two variant texts of J. Blanco White's celebrated ‘Night and Death', so highly praised by Coleridge and Leigh Hunt. A superb conspectus of the nineteenth century sonnet, with an interesting general introduction, and good notes. The quarto Edition-de-Luxe; the book was also issued in a large hand-made paper edition, and, in a different setting of text, as a cr.16mo.

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ANTHOLOGY. Sonnets Of Three Centuries: A selection Including Many examples hitherto unpublished. Edited by T. Hall Caine. Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1882. F'cap 4to; leaf printed on verso with woodcut device in black within red frame precedes half-title; complementary woodcut device (in black only) on verso of last leaf; title-page printed in red and black; Contents page printed with large wood-engraved headpiece in black within red frame; pp.[2]+[xxxviii]+[332]; diagonally fine ribbed dark turquoise cloth, elaborately blocked gilt with design of briar roses, bay-tree, and skylarks, on front cover, with design of briar rose, and lettering, gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut. In general a nice copy.

An important collection, printing hitherto unpublished sonnets by George Barlow, Mathilde Blind, Hartley Coleridge (2, of 5), Aubrey de Vere, Austin Dobson, Edmund Gosse (3, of 4), Philip Bourke Marston (3), Alice Meynell, Roden Noel (3), Sir Noel Paton, W.H. Pollock, Christina Rossetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, W.M. Rossetti, William Bell Scott (2, of 5), William Sharp, Swinburne (2, of 5), John Addington Symonds (3), James Thomson, William Watson, Theodore Watts, Augusta Webster, etc., as well as a wide range of reprinted pieces, many of them here first collected, ranging in time from Sir Thomas Wyat, Spenser, and Shakespeare, to Tennyson, Browning, and Arnold, and including many little known as well as many major poets. Includes a lengthy introduction by the editor.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Tribute: A collection of Miscellaneous unpublished poems, By Various Authors. Edited by Lord Northampton. London: John Murray, Albemarle Street; And Henry Lindsell, Wimpole Street, 1837. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[xvi]+422; puce ripple grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers glazed buttercup yellow. Almost invisible restoration to cloth at head of front joint; a little scattered very light dusting and marking; in general effect a very nice copy, nonetheless.

Published (at 21/ [sic, on spine]) in aid of the family of the late Rev. Edward Smedley. Contributors include Bernard Barton, Wordsworth (Wise, p.208/40), Rev.R.C. Trench, the late William Sotheby, Sir Aubrey de Vere, R.M. Milnes, Walter Savage Landor, Henry Taylor, Thomas Moore, Rev. W. Whewell, Rev. H.H. Milman, Rev. H. Alford, Alfred Tennyson (one of only two poems by him published that year), Rev. Chauncy Hare Townshend, Rev. W.L. Bowles, Rev. C.T. Tennyson, Mrs. Joanna Baillie, Miss Agnes Strickland, James Montgomery, G.P.R. James, Lord John Rusell, etc., some of the contributions being anonymous. Four hundred and twenty-three copies were subscribed for, among the subscribers not acknowledged as contributors being ‘J.R.' [?Ruskin].

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ANTHOLOGY. The Treasury Of Sacred song Selected from the English lyrical poetry Of four centuries With notes explanatory and biographical By Francis T. Palgrave, Professor of Poetry in the University of Oxford. Oxford, At The Clarendon Press, 1889. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; title-page printed in red and black; final blank; quarter parchment, cerise smooth cloth sides, spine ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, parchment blocked gilt on sides, cloth of front cover lettered gilt; t.e.g., others uncut. End-papers foxed; otherwise a fine copy.



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SAVAGE-ARMSTRONG (George Francis, M.A., D.Litt.). Queen-Empress and Empire, 1837-1897. Belfast, Marcus Ward & Co., Limited, London, New York, and Sydney, 1897. Double cr.8vo, printed throughout in red and black; pp.15+[i (advertisements)]; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed deep scarlet cloth, ruled, blocked, embossed, and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and blocked gilt on spine; a.e.g., end-papers coated crimson. Cloth a little marked, and two small marks in text; otherwise a very nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription, ‘Will & Annie Croft / from their affecte. brother, / G.F. Savage-Armstrong' on the half-title. Reilly, p.422

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ARMSTRONG (George Francis [Savage], M.A., D.Litt.). Victoria Regina et imperatrix: A Jubilee Song from Ireland, 1887. London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1887. Double cr.8vo; pp.16; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed Cambridge blue cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover; a.e.g., end-papers glazed pale yellow. Virtually fine copy.

Presentation copy to a member of his brother-in-law's family, with the author's holograph inscription, signed ‘G.F. Savage-Armstrong' on the half-title. Reilly, p.423

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