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.

WATSON (William). The prince's quest And other poems. London, Elkin Mathews and John Lane, 1893. F'cap 8vo; printer's imprint on verso of last text leaf, followed by leaf bearing publisher's imprint and device on recto, blank on verso, and 8pp. publisher's advertisements on text-paper, dated 1893, the last page blank; fawn buckram, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. A nice copy.

Second (first Mathews and Lane) trade edition of a title originally published in 1880. A limited edition was issued by Mathews and Lane in 1892. Miles, VIII; CBEL, III, p.362 (listing only the 1892 edition); Reilly, p.502

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WATSON (William). The Eloping angels: A Caprice. Elkin Mathews And John Lane, Vigo Street, 1893. Roy.16mo, in quarter sheets; blank precedes vignette half-title, vignette title, and vignette dedication leaf; printer's imprint on verso of last text leaf, followed by leaf bearing publisher's imprint and device on recto, blank on verso, and 8pp. publisher's advertisements on text-paper, dated 1893, the last page blank; pp.[viii]+[29]+[iii]+[8]; black buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Fine copy.

The covers and prelim. decorations are by Warrington Hogg. CBEL, III, p.362; Miles, VIII; Reilly, p.502

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WATSON (William). Odes And other poems. John Lane, Vigo St., 1894. Demy 8vo. Brownish-cream coarse buckram, lettered on the spine in gilt; uncut edges. Spine darkened; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to only seventy-five copies, printed on large hand-made paper. This edition does not receive a listing in Lane's 1894 catalogue, having presumably sold out in advance. CBEL, III, p.362; Miles, VIII; this edition not in Reilly.

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WATSON (William). Odes And other poems. London: John Lane, Vigo St.; New York: Macmillan & Co., 1894. F'cap 8vo; pp.[xii]+112; 16pp. publisher's catalogue on text-paper at end, dated 1894, and advertising this volume as for publication ‘About Dec.1'; rich grass-green coarse buckram, lettered on the spine in gilt; t.e.g., others uncut. Spine faded as usual, otherwise a fine copy.

CBEL, III, p.362; Miles, VIII; Reilly, p.502

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WATSON (William). The father Of the forest And other poems. With Portrait after a Photograph By Frederick Hollyer. London: John Lane, Vigo St.; Chicago: Stone & Kimball, 1895. F'cap 8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; photogravure portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; pp.viii+71+[i (printer's imprint)]; 16pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated 1895; olive brown coarse buckram lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Inscription on half-title page (v. note); otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy from Hardy's collaborator and novelist in her own right, Florence Henniker, with a signed inscription in her characteristic purple ink on the half-title page. CBEL, III, p.362; Miles, VIII; Reilly, p.502

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WATSON (William). The father Of the forest And other poems. With Portrait after a Photograph By Frederick Hollyer. John Lane, 1895. F'cap 8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; photogravure portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; 16pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated 1895; brown coarse buckram lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Nice copy.

CBEL, III, p.362; Miles, VIII; Reilly, p.502

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WATSON (William). The purple East: A series of sonnets on England's Desertion of Armenia By William Watson. With a frontispiece by G.F. Watts R.A. John Lane, 1896. F'cap 8vo; advertisement leaf before half-title page; frontispiece printed in terra-cotta; pp.48; large purple glazed card wrappers printed on front wrapper in white; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

First trade edition, preceded, apparently, by a privately printed cr.8vo edition limited to 35 copies; a large paper edition (lge.cr.8vo), limited to 75 copies, was also issued by Lane, but did not precede the present book. CBEL, III, p.362; Miles, VIII; Reilly, p.502

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WATSON (William). The purple East: A series of sonnets on England's Desertion of Armenia By William Watson. With a frontispiece by G.F. Watts R.A. John Lane, 1896. F'cap 8vo; advertisement leaf before half-title page; frontispiece printed in terra-cotta; pp.48; large purple glazed card wrappers printed on front wrapper in white; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Wrappers rubbed at edges; otherwise a fine and largely unopened copy.

First trade edition, preceded, apparently, by a privately printed cr.8vo edition limited to 35 copies; a large paper edition (lge.cr.8vo), limited to 75 copies, was also issued by Lane, but did not precede the present book. CBEL, III, p.362; Miles, VIII; Reilly, p.502

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WATSON (William). The purple East: A series of sonnets on England's Desertion of Armenia By William Watson. With a frontispiece by G.F. Watts R.A. John Lane, 1896. F'cap 8vo; advertisement leaf before half-title page; frontispiece printed in terra-cotta; pp.48; large purple card wrappers printed on front wrapper in white; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Wrappers rubbed at edges, and somewhat faded; otherwise a fine copy.

With the ownership inscription of John Home, dated ‘25 Jan 1896' on initial blank, and his armorial bookplate on the inside front wrapper; the front blank also bears the subsequent small book-label of Roger Senhouse, together with his neat pencilled signature and bibliographic notes. First trade edition, preceded, apparently, by a privately printed cr.8vo edition limited to 35 copies; a large paper edition (lge.cr.8vo), limited to 75 copies, was also issued by Lane, but did not precede the present book. CBEL, III, p.362; Miles, VIII; Reilly, p.502

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WATSON (William). The Hope of the world And other poems. John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1898. Demy 8vo; oatmeal coarse buckram lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; hand-made paper end-papers. Slight darkening and marking of covers; otherwise a fine, unopened, copy.

One of an edition limited to 125 copies printed on large hand-made paper. CBEL, III, p.362; Miles, VIII; Reilly, p.502

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WATSON (William). The collected poems Of William Watson. John Lane, London and New York, 1899. Wood-engraved portrait frontispiece, with tissue guard; blank at end; pp.[xvi]+305+[iii]; green vertically fine ribbed cloth, blocked blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Front end-paper lacking; scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

Second Edition of a book first published in 1898. Reilly, p.501, giving collations for both this and the first edition. According to Reilly the present edition differs from the first by the presence of an unnumbered leaf (presumably a blank) before the half-title, by having an extra leaf of prelims., and by the addition of the portrait. However, the unnumbered leaf would have to be a single inset, and has certainly never been present in our copy; whilst the portrait is dated 1898, leading us to believe that it ought to have been present in the first edition as well. Further, the last numbered page of prelims. is xiv, pp.[xv-xvi] being a fly-title, which might have been assumed to be pp.[1-2] of the text, and could have been missed in making a hasty collation. The fly-title separates the last page of Contents from the first poem, and it seems unlikely to us that it will not have been present in the first edition. As described by Reilly, however, the first edition would make an exact number of full sheets, and it is just possible that instead of carrying a fly-title pp.[xv-xvi] was used to print as a singleton the final leaf of text. Reilly does not, unfortunately, notice final blanks, which would have clarified the problem: but we suspect both collations she gives may in fact be wrong.

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WATT (James E., Montrose). Poetical sketches Of Scottish life and character. Dundee: Printed by John Leng & Co., Bank Street, 1880. Half-title not called for; pp.168; bevelled light brown bubble grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover, ruled black, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated mid-grey. In general a nice copy.



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WATTS (John George). A lay of a Cannibal Island And other Poems, Gay and grave. Judd and Co., Limited, Doctors' Commons, E.C., 1887. F'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; deep rose boards, printed on front board in black; end-papers coated deep yellow. Boards slightly dusty; end-papers a trifle marked by paste action; a few leaves towards front and back a little foxed; in general nice.



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WATTS-DUNTON (Theodore). Jubilee greeting At Spithead to the Men of greater Britain. London & New York: John Lane At the Sign of the Bodley Head, 1897. Title-page printed in red and black; pp.[viii]+32; grey wrappers printed on front wrapper dark blue; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Paper chipped on spine, and covers rather marked and spotted; half-title a little foxed, and with small book-label on upper margin; otherwise a nice copy of one of the scarcer nineties John Lane books.

Dedicated, inevitably, and at some length, to Swinburne. Somewhat improbably, the fifty-five year old author's first book. CBEL, III, p.756.

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[WEBB (Godfrey John)]. [Cover title:] Lars Porsenna. Oxford: Thomas Shrimpton and Son, Broad Street, N.D. [1855]. Sm.cr.8vo, one half-sheet; fly-title precedes start of text; other prelims. not called for; pp.7+[i (blank)]; pasted, not stitched or sewn; pale blue-green wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, the back wrapper bearing publisher's advertisements, inside and out; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

A satire on Oxford University degree examinations arranged as a parody of Macaulay's ‘Lays of Ancient Rome'. Ascribed to Webb by Falconer Madan, and not to be confused with an 1875 work of the same title, but bearing a subtitle, ‘A laye of the great goe', attributed either to William Walter Merry, the University Public Orator, or Arthur Blomfield, Bishop of Colchester. The present work is apparently rare, COPAC recording the National Library of Wales copy only (and that without the wrappers and therefore the imprint).

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WEBBER (James B.). Rambles Round the Eildons. By James B. Webber, 226 Morrison Street, Edinburgh. Second Edition. Printed for the author By Craw & Edgar, "Express" Office, Hawick, 1895. Super Roy.16mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; final blank; pp.viii+186; diagonally fine ribbed brown cloth, lettered gilt on front cover; end-papers printed florally in grey. Nice copy.

Reilly, p.506. A revised and expanded edition of a book first published in 1883.

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WESTON (George Harris). Thoughts in Verse On Various subjects: By George Harris Weston. Chichester; J.W. Moore, Printer, East Street, 1884. Half-title not called for; pp.[2]+[ii]+[3] - 86; stabbed and sewn through into glazed pale lilac wrappers printed on front wrapper in red; white end-papers. Wrappers a little chipped, not touching the printed area; internally fine.

A rare volume, not listed on COPAC, Worldcat, Google Book Search, or in Reilly. It appears to have been issued with the spine glued but not covered, the stabbed wrappers consisting of two separate sheets.

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WHARTON (R., Esq. M.P. F.R.S.). Roncesvalles: A Poem, In twelve books. Printed for J. Hatchard, Bookseller to Her Majesty, 190, opposite Albany, Piccadilly, 1812. Med.4to; half-title; fine mezzotint frontispiece printed in sepia, with tissue guard; errata slip tipped in before Dedication; integral leaf publisher's advertisements at end; modern brown stippled cloth, leather spine label; a.e. uncut. A near fine copy.



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WHINFIELD (E.H., M.A.). The quatrains Of Omar Khayyam. Translated into English Verse By E.H. Whinfield, M.A., Late of the Bengal civil service. Second edition, Revised. Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, & Co. Ltd, Paternoster House, Charing Cross Road, 1893. Lge.post 8vo; two blanks at end; diagonally fine ribbed old mustard cloth, ruled brown, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and blocked brown, lettered and with short rule gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut. Free end-papers embrowned; otherwise fine.

Not a reprint of the first edition of 1882, which contained 253 quatrains, but a new selection based on Whinfield's own Persian text, which he produced as the reult of a collation of eight traditional texts, and published, together with translations into English, in 1883. The present edition, which is further revised, includes, acording to the author's Advertisement, ‘267 of the best quatrains' of the 1883 edition. Issued as a volume in ‘Trubner's Oriental Series', and bound in series style.

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WHITBY (Charles Joseph). The Love-song of Barbara. Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, E.C., 1890. Half-title not called for, the title-page being a single inset leaf; pp.vi+92; diagonally fine ribbed bright purple cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover; uncut edges; end-papers patterned florally in grey. A nice copy.

Presentation copy from the author, with his signed inscription on the front end-paper.

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WHITE (John, Scholar of Balliol). The Vikings: A prize poem Recited in the theatre, Oxford, June XII. M DCCC LXI. Oxford: T. & G. Shrimpton, 1861. F'cap 8vo, 20pp. sewn as a single gathering; half-title not called for. Disbound; light foxing; otherwise a fine copy.

The Newdigate Prize poem.

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WHITE (Robert). Poems: Including tales, ballads, And songs. Kelso: J. & J.H. Rutherford, 17, Square; Longman & Co., Paternoster Row, London, 1867. F'cap 8vo; binder's blank before half-title; steel-engraved portrait frontispiece; integral blank at end; pp.[X]+332+[ii]; green sand-grain cloth, ruled, blocked, and embossed blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers faced light brown. Very slight wear to cloth over joints; a little light dusting passim; but a nice copy.



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WHITTIER (John G.). A Sabbath scene. Illustrations by Baker, Smith, and Andrew. Boston: John P. Jewett and Company; Cleveland, Ohio: Jewett, Proctor, and Worthington; London: Sampson, [sic] Low, Son and Company, 1854. Two gatherings f'cap 8vo, printed on one side of the paper only, each leaf of text bearing a woodcut illustration at head, stabbed through and sewn; fly-title follows title leaf; half-title not called for; final blank; issued without wrappers; a.e.g. A good copy of a delicate and scarce booklet.

Anti-slavery poem.

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WHITTIER (John Greenleaf). Home ballads And Poems. London: Sampson Low, Son, and Co., 47, Ludgate Hill; Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1861 [i.e., Winter, 1860]. Half-title not called for; binder's blank precedes cancel title; final blank, followed by 16pp. inserted publisher's catalogue, dated July, 1860, and binder's blank; vertically fine ribbed brown cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated red-chocolate. Head and tail of spine worn, and end-papers a little damaged at gutters, apparently as the result of a pasting fault; otherwise very nice.

Blanck, 21819, refers, but gives no details, not apparently having traced a copy. Apart from the colour of the end-papers (red-chocolate instead of milk-chocolate) and the cancel title-leaf, identical with the American first issue, the catalogue listing this book as ‘Nearly ready' and without a published price. Fifteen hundred copies of the first printing were made, split between three issues (two American ones, and this). Since the book was imported ready-bound, and the imprint on the spine is that of ‘TICKNOR & CO.', the English issue was presumably a very small one - possibly no more than about a hundred copies. It is, at any rate, is definitely rare.

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WHITTIER (John Greenleaf). The Tent on the beach And Other poems. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1867. Binder's blank, of text-paper, at front and back; engraved head-piece to title-poem; tail-piece on last leaf of text; blue-green sand-grain cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; pale yellow end-papers. Slight wear to head and tail of spine, and on lower edge of front cover; otherwise a very nice copy.

In this copy, the first line of the second stanza on p.46 reads: "With quick heart-glow, as one might meet," and the binding has a single blind rule border on the sides, these being characteristics of the earliest issue; the ‘N' starting the second line on p.172 is slightly imperfect, however, which suggests that this copy was in fact run off towards the end of the first print run. Merle Johnson/Blanck, p.535.

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WHITTIER (John Greenleaf). Snow-Bound; A Winter Idyl. Alfred W. Bennett, 5, Bishopsgate Without, E.C., 1867. Printed throughout in brownish red, with black borders on all but the final leaf; final leaf printed on recto only, with the word ‘FINIS' in an ornamental frame, in brownish red; four vignette photographs in sepia laid on in text; bevelled green fine morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, lettered, and with circular sepia photograph inlaid, on upper cover; a.e.g.; end-papers coated chocolate. Fine copy.

The photographs depict American winter scenery.

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WHITTIER (John Greenleaf). Saint Gregory's guest And recent poems. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, Crown Buildings, 188 Fleet Street, 1886. 12mo, printed in half-sheets; blank before title-page, two at end; half-title not called for; pp.[ii]+66+[iv]; very light brown self-wrappers, the front wrapper printed in rich brown, French folded over outer blanks; t.e.g., others uncut. Fine copy of a distinctly scarce title.

Printed at the Chiswick Press, this fact being only noted on the wrappers. The American edition, also in wrappers, was published in the same year. V. Merle Johnson/Blanck, p.535.

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WHITTIER (John Greenleaf). At sundown. With designs by E H Garrett. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1892. Binder's blank at front and back; photogravure portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, and eight plates; title-page printed in red and black, and with vignette; printed throughout on one side of the paper only; white buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered slate on front cover, blocked and lettered slate on spine, ruled blind on back cover; t.e. slate; end-papers printed in gold and shades of green. Slight marking of covers, otherwise a nice copy.

First trade edition, English issue. Printed (and probably bound) in America. An edition of this title consisting of only 250 copies was printed privately for the use of the author in 1890. Of the present edition, which adds a few new poems, and a brief author's foreword, a further 250 copies only are said to have been issued in America. Merle Johnson/Blanck, p.535.

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WHITTIER (John Greenleaf). The Poetical works. New edition. Macmillan and Co, 1893. Pott 8vo; engraved portrait frontispiece and conjugate title-leaf, with tissue guard; pp.[iii]-574 (excluding title-leaf); scarlet buckram, ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., lower-edges uncut; end-papers coated black. Slight fading and marking of covers, otherwise a nice copy.

The first Macmillan edition appeared in 1874, and consisted of American sheets with English prelims., as here. The present edition is made up from sheets of the 1887 version of plate set ‘B' (v. Blanck, p.209), which, it is interesting to note, was out of date long before this English edition was published, having been expanded to 588pp. in 1893. It would appear that the American publishers had taken the oportunity here of working off old sheets - an arrangement which probably benefitted both them and Macmillan. Blanck, p.210, records the export of American sheets "from 1873 to at least 1892". The present example suggests that the trade may have gone on somewhat later still.

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WHYTE MELVILLE (G.J.). The Arab's Ride to Cairo: A Legend of the Desert. Illustrated and Illuminated By Mrs. Wolfe Murray. Publd. by Mackenzie & Seton, Edinburgh, N.D. [?1856]. F'cap 4to format; India proofs, mounted or laid on, of the title-page and five other of the fourteen pages, three of them present in two variant states; publisher's bevelled full green morocco, elaborately ruled and blocked gilt and black, lettered gilt, on sides, spine with five raised bands, ruled and tooled gilt, guinea roll edges, elaborately gilt tooled dentelles; a.e. gauffred, gilt; marbled end-papers. Covers a little rubbed; some marking and staining, as is inevitable in an artist's working copy, but very good, nonetheless.

Artist's working proof sheets for the first edition, two of them printed in four colours, whilst the remainder are in black, with the rubricated words and letters omitted and the elaborate borders present in outline only; most bear manuscript markings and/or minor alterations to the art-work, and the two more fully finished leaves have been further illuminated in water-colour. The imprint is changed in pencil to the style adopted in the published version issued in January 1857, the names as given above being transposed, and those of the London publishers added. The book in its final form, with the present binding as the more expensive of two variants, is described by Sadleir, Excursions in Victorian Bibliography, p.191. A unique copy of a scarce Whyte-Melville first (Cornell only in NUC, noting that the poem does not appear in the Collected Works), and a rare example of a chromolithograph book in early, not to say variant, states of proof. Of the volume as published Sadleir remarks "It is hardly a book in the ordinary sense, consisting, as it does, of 14pp. of stout card printed on one side only. Each page is printed in three or more colours, vaguely after the style of an illuminated MS. Pseudo-gothic lettering is used throughout, and the whole volume is typical of the Victorian table book at its most ornate."

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WHYTE-MELVILLE (G.J.). Songs and verses. Sixth edition, with numerous additions. Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, N.D. [c.1879]. Post 8vo; final blank; yellow boards printed pictorially black, green, and red on front board, in black on back cover and up spine. Inscription dated ‘22 February 1879' on title-page, together with a note that the author died on 5th December 1878; ink notes on final blank and back end-papers (see below); otherwise a nice copy.

The note on the final blank commences ‘This Collection is not complete' and continues with a statement of where to find additional poems published in 1879, together with the texts of three such poems transcribed from periodicals. Sadleir, 3715 records only a post 1889 edition; Wolff, 7217, the second edition of 1872.

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WILCOX (Ella Wheeler). Custer And Other poems. Chicago: W.B. Conkey Company, 1896. Half-title not called for; binder's blank precedes half-tone portrait frontispiece; integral blank at end; pp.134+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed milk-chocolate coloured cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered, blocked, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; milk-chocolate and yellow head- and tail- bands; end-papers faced chocolate. Slight cracking of end-papers; otherwise a nice copy.



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WILDE ([Jane Francesca,] Lady). Poems By Speranza (Lady Wilde). Second edition. Glasgow: Cameron & Ferguson, 88 to 94 West Nile Street; London: 12 Ave Maria Lane, N.D. [1871]. Sm.post 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved portrait frontispiece; 10pp. integral advertisement leaves at end; pp.181+[i (blank)]+[x]; green sand-grain cloth embossed with a pattern of small stars, ruled blind on sides, blocked blind on back cover, blocked gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered, gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Very slight cracking of front end-papers, and slight foxing of prelims.; otherwise a fine copy.

The first mainland edition of a title originally published in Dublin in 1864. Both editions are scarce. CBEL, III, p.1054.

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WILDE (Oscar). Poems. Second edition. London: David Bogue, 3, St. Martin's Place, Trafalgar Square, W.C., 1881. Imprint leaf at end; full parchment blocked gilt on sides and spine, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; hand-made paper end-papers. Two light scratches on front cover; gilt of imprint rubbed, as almost always; a little light foxing of parchment; a couple of light fox-spots affecting three or four leaves and back end-papers; an unusually bright, fresh copy, nonetheless, of a book that does not tend to wear well.

Mason, 305. First edition, second issue. Seven hundred and fifty sets of sheets of the first edition were printed in June 1881. Two hundred and fifty were bound up straight away. In July 1881 half of the preliminary gathering (pp.iii-vi) was reprinted, with a reset title-page reading as above, and a further two hundred and fifty copies were then bound in a somewhat altered binding, the original having proved unsatisfactory; the remaining third of the edition being provided, in September 1881, with a cancel title bearing the legend ‘Third edition', in what was evidently a further effort to puff sales. Printed on Dutch hand-made paper at the Chiswick Press.

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WILDE (Oscar). Poems. Third edition. London: David Bogue, 3, St. Martin's Place, Trafalgar Square, W.C., 1881. Imprint leaf at end; pp.[x]+236+[ii]; full parchment blocked gilt on sides and spine, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; hand-made paper end-papers. Inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy.

First edition, third issue: the second binding and the third title page. One of 250 copies thus of a total printing of 750 copies. Printed on Dutch hand-made paper at the Chiswick Press. Mason, 306. Seven hundred and fifty sets of sheets of the first edition were printed in June 1881. Two hundred and fifty were bound up straight away. On July 22nd 1881, half of the preliminary gathering was reprinted (pp.iii-vi), with a title-page reading ‘Second edition', in what was evidently an effort to puff sales, and two hundred and fifty sets of sheets were bound up with these cancels, in a somewhat altered binding, the original having proved unsatisfactory. On 26th September 1881, two hundred and fifty copies of a further new title-page (pp.iii-iv) were printed bearing the legend ‘Third edition', as in the present copy, and the remaining two hundred and fifty sets of the original sheets were then bound with this title page in the second version of the binding. A strikingly designed book, but one that tends not to wear well: the sides often becomng badly foxed due to faults in the white paper over which the parchment was laid, the stamping being often too heavy so that it cut through the parchment, and, where it was not, the broad areas of gilt on the smooth and slightly greasy surface tending to become rubbed easily, the binding not infrequently warping and tending to become split about the joints, or to become rubbed on the edges, whilst the spine is prone to darkening, and the covers as a whole to taking stains and dirt. This is the only fine copy of the book, in any of its issues, that we have seen.

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[WILDE (Oscar).]. An ideal husband By The author of Lady Windermere's Fan. Leonard Smithers and Co, 5 Old Bond Street W, 1899. Pott 4to; final blank; pp.[xvi]+213+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; pink buckram blocked gilt on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; text-paper end-papers. Small neat restoration to cloth at tailband; strip torn from one blank margin, not approaching text; otherwise a nice copy.

Mason, 385. One of an edition limited to 1,000 copies. Printed at the Chiswick Press. The cover design is by Charles Shannon.

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WILLIAMS (James). Ethandune And other poems. London and Edinburgh, Adamand Charles Black, 1892. Sm.cr.8vo; leaf before title leaf excised, possibly before issue (it is not included in the pagination); last page advertisements; pp.[?ii]+vi+119+[i]; bevelled white buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and up spine; end-papers coated very dark chocolate. Light foxing and dusting of covers; prelims. foxed; otherwise a nice copy.



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WILLIAMS (Taliesin). The doom Of Colyn Dolphyn. A poem; With notes Illustrative Of various traditions Of Glamorganshire. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, and Co.; White, Merthyr; Bird, Cardiff; Williams, Swansea; And other booksellers, 1837. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[viii]+160; pale grey paper over very thin boards, paper spine label. Boards recently recovered with matching paper; spine label a little chipped and rubbed; front end-papers renewed with period paper; otherwise a very nice copy.

Printed in Merthyr Tydfil.

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WILLOUGHBY (The Hon. Mrs.). On the north wind, Thistledown. Henry S. King and Co., 65, Cornhill and 12, Paternoster Row, London, 1874. F'cap 8vo; pp.viii+251+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end, dated October, 1874; bevelled royal blue buckram, ruled blind on back cover, lettered and elaborately blocked gilt with a design of thistles on front cover and spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated chocolate; binder's ticket of ‘Burn & Co' on back pastedown. Faint mark from small damp splash on back cover; end-papers very slightly cracked; one opening, and last leaf of Catalogue, foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Printed at the Chiswick Press. Scottish verse.

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WILLS (W.G.). Charles the first: An historical tragedy. In Four Acts. (As performed at the Lyceum Theatre). William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1873. Lge.post 8vo; pp.[xii]+83+[i (printer's imprint)]; slip bearing authorial note tipped in before half-title; cerise boards, cut flush, white label printed in black on front cover. Neatly re-backed with matching cloth; covers variably faded, label dusty and a little stained; otherwise a nice copy.

The author's first published play. CBEL, III, p.609. The rebacking has been done so well that we would have supposed the cloth backstrip to be original if it had not been for a light pencilled inscription on the title-page, dated 1893, giving precise instructions for the work.

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WILSON (Claude). Sonnets to the Queen And other Poems. Remington and Co., 135, New Bond Street, W., 1880. Sm.f'cap 8vo, wire-stitched; blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; final blank; pp.[viii]+193+[iii]; bevelled diagonally very fine ribbed greenish grey cloth, ruled, blocked, and with publisher's initial, black, on back cover, ruled and blocked black, blocked, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on front cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered and with short rule, gilt, on spine; a.e. g.; end-papers printed with olive branch design in grey. Inscription on front blank; two leaves a little foxed; otherwise a fine copy.



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WILSON (William). Pegasus in lakeland With Miscellaneous poems And ‘Ald nooations ev new consarns'. Windermere: J. Garnett; London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., N.D. [?c.1875]. Super roy.16mo in half-sheets; pp.[viii]+112; glazed bottle-green buckram over thin boards, ruled blind on back board, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover; end-papers coated fawn. Inscription on upper margin of title-page; otherwise a fine copy.

Printed in Windermere. A limiting later date for the volume is provided by the name style of the London publisher: in 1889 they became Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Company Limited. Not in the post-1879 Reilly volume.

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WILTON (The Rev. Richard, M.A., Rector of Londesborough, East Yorkshire). Sungleams: Rondeaux and Sonnets. London: "Home Words" Publishing Office, 1, Paternoster Buildings, E.C., N.D. [1881]. F'cap 8vo, wire-stitched; half-title not called for; integral wood-engraved frontispiece by W.H. Boot, with tissue guard, included in the pagination; 10pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.118+[x]; bevelled blackish-purple leatherette, ruled blind on back cover, ruled, lettered, and blocked with vignette of Londesborough Church, gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated black. Neat repair to tail of spine; tissue guard foxed, with offsetting; otherwise a very nice copy.



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WINGATE (David). Select Poems and songs. Glasgow: Kerr & Richardson, 1890. Binder's blank at front and back; engraved portrait frontispiece by Crickmore precedes title-page; half-title not called for; pp.[viii]+192; dark green buckram, white paper spine label printed in black; a.e. uncut. Small snag-hole in cloth of back joint; a very little light dusting passim, but a very nice copy.

Reilly, p.520. Includes some new poems. The author was a coal miner, and the son of a collier who was killed in a pit explosion. He published his first two volumes of verse in the 1860s, the proceeds enabling him to attend Glasgow School of Mines, later becoming a colliery manager. His second wife was descended from Robert Burns.

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WOOD (Francis Henry) Echoes of the night, And Other Poems. By Francis Henry Wood, B.A., St. John's College, Cambridge. London: E. Moxon, Son, & Co., 1, amen Corner, Paternoster Row, E.C., N.D., [1873]. Extra cr.8vo, printed on fine cream paper; half-title not called for; woodcut device on verso of last leaf of text; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.iv+169+[i]+[ii]; bevelled bright green patterned sand-grain cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled black, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Covers a trifle dull; very light damp-staining of end-papers; short tear in one blank fore-margin; otherwise a very nice copy.

Includes ‘The Lake -dwellings of Switzerland. A poem Which obtained The Chancellor's medal At the Cambridge commencement, 1869.' First issue: this title was taken over by Ward & Lock later the same year. Moxon's imprint appears in this copy both on the title-page and spine. The second page of the advertisements gives Moxons address incorrectly as ‘7, Amen Corner': it is given correctly on the first page. A scarce volume of which two copies only are listed in NUC.

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WOOD (G.H.). Poems. To which are added Critiques On Metaphysical subjects. Douglas: Printed by M.A. Quiggin, 52, North Quay: Published by J. Mylrea, Duke Street; London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co.; Liverpool: G. Philip & Son, 1853. Half-title not called for; inserted f'cap 8vo leaf of Addenda To List of subscribers, followed by blank at end; pp.xii+[278]+[ii]+[ii]; light blue morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, blocked and lettered with motto gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated deep yellow. A nice copy.

The Critiques occupy some fifty pages. 648 copies were subscribed for.

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WOOD (J[ohn]. W[illiam]., F.S.A.). Tales and sketches In Prose and Verse. Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, E.C., 1888. Pp.xii+177+[i (blank)]; bevelled diagonally fine-ribbed cerise cloth, ruled and blocked black on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers printed florally in brownish grey. One or two leaves opened a little roughly; inscriptions on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy.

Second, and expanded, edition of a title first published in 1880. Possibly a family presentation copy, the earlier of the two inscriptions on the front end-paper (dated January 1st 1918) being a presentation from a Miss Wood.

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WOODS (Margaret L.). Lyrics & Ballads. Richard Bentley & Son, 1889. Title-page printed in red and black; leaf bearing woodcut ornaments on recto and verso precedes start of text; tipped in advertisement leaf and conjugate blank, on text-paper, at end; slate purple diagonally fine ribbed cloth, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Fine copy.

Printed on hand-made paper. The last four leaves are included as two tipped in pairs. They were presumably printed together with the prelims., forming one full sheet. CBEL, p.563. First trade edition of the author's first volume of verse, preceded by an edition of 124 copies privately printed at the Daniel Press earlier the same year, entitled simply ‘Lyrics', and also by a novel, ‘The Village Tragedy', which appeared in 1887.

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WOOLNER (Thomas). Silenus. London, Macmillan and Co., 1884. Lge.post 8vo; pp.[viii]+136; green buckram, ruled gilt on sides and spine, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Pinhead foxing of first and last gathering (probably two halves of the same sheet); inscription removed from back end-paper, leaving slight thinning; ugly contemporary ownership inscription on half-title; otherwise a nice copy.

The author's third book. Woolner was one of the original Pre-Raphaelite Brethren, and a contributor to The Germ, but is better remembered as a sculptor. Printed on hand-made paper. CBEL, III, p.313; Miles, V; Reilly, p.525.

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WORDSWORTH (William). The White doe Of Rylstone; Or, the fate of the Nortons. A poem. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-Row, By James Ballantyne and Co., Edinburgh, 1815. Demy 4to; half-title; engraved frontispiece; advertisement leaf and all fly titles; extra illustrated with fine steel engraved portrait of Wordsworth after W. Boxall, dated 1846; contem- porary full calf, marbled end-papers, brown burnished edges. Covers worn; a fine copy internally.

Wise 12.

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WORDSWORTH (William). Yarrow revisited, And Other poems. London: Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman, Paternoster-Row; and Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1835. 12mo; half-title lacking; Errata and Emendations on p.xvi, followed by tipped in Erratum slip; fly-titles present at pp.[1], [45], [121], [159], [185], [269], and [309]; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[xvi]+349+[i (printer's imprint)]+[iv]; contemporary red moire Mercerised cloth, dark brown leather spine label tooled and lettered gilt; sprinkled edges; white end-papers surfaced with light brown paper. Cloth worn at extreme top edge of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

Wise, 23. Wise's description of the volume is astonishingly careless: he records only three of the seven fly-titles, fails to note that p.294 is blank, and does not mention the advertisements, which are certainly integral, the final gathering consisting of nine leaves, not seven as stated by Wise, Q1 being the single inset leaf. Later issue, with the tipped-in additional Erratum slip.

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WORDSWORTH (William). The recluse. London, Macmillan and Co., 1888. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; blue green fine bead grain cloth, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Extensive light foxing of end-papers; otherwise a fine copy.

Wise, 34, noting no binding variants, and failing to mention the initial blank. The book is also seen, however, in an otherwise similar cloth of yellow-green.

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WORDSWORTH (William). The recluse. London, Macmillan and Co., 1888. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; yellow green fine bead grain cloth, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. A virtually fine copy.

Wise, 34, noting no binding variants, and failing to mention the initial blank. The book is also seen, however, in an otherwise similar cloth of blue-green.

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WORDSWORTH (William) and COLERIDGE (Samuel Taylor).]. Lyrical ballads Reprinted from the first Edition of 1798. Edited by Edward Dowden, LL.D. Professor of English Literature in the University of Dublin. Published by David Nutt in the Strand, 1890. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; limitation leaf (a singleton) at end; quarter parchment, greenish drab boards, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. A near fine copy.

One of an edition limited to only sixty copies printed upon large hand-made paper, of which this is No.1. A type facsimile reprint.

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WORSLEY (Philip Stanhope, Scholar of Corpus Christi College). The temple of Janus. A prize poem, Recited in the theatre, Oxford, June 24, 1857. Oxford: T. and G. Shrimpton, 1857. One gathering, f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for. Fine copy.

The Newdigate Prize poem.

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[WORSLEY (Thomas) and WORSLEY (Catherine Rawson)]. The Roman Martyr: A youthful essay in dramatic verse By Nominis Umbra. With translations &c. Belonging chiefly to the same period By The editor. Williams and Norgate, 14 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London; And 20 South Frederick Street, Edinburgh, 1859. Demy 8vo; binder's blank at front; half-title not called for; ‘L'envoye' leaf and tipped in six entry Errata follow title leaf; fly-title to each part, included in the pagination; pp.[iv]+111+[i (blank)]; bright green vertical straight-morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover, spine plain; a.e.g; end-papers coated peach; binder's ticket of ‘Westleys & Co' (Ball, 103 C3) on back pastedown. Restoration to cloth at head of spine with near-matching cloth; small chip to top-edge of back end-paper; two neat ink inscriptions on title-page (v. note); small blank corner of last four leaves slightly creased or foxed; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Inscribed on the upper margin of the title-page ‘From the Author and the Editor' and in parentheses beneath the date, in the same hand: ‘Not published'. Thomas Worsley, who edited the volume and contributed the verse translations and other poems, was the Master of Downing College, Cambridge. The title piece, ‘A Dramatic Poem in Five Acts', which is very readable and competently written, dates, according to a printed Notice on the verso of ‘L'envoy' leaf, from "before the year 1830".

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YEATS (W.B.). The Wind Among the Reeds. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, W., 1899. Post 8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[ii]+[viii]+108; dark blue buckram, ruled, lettered, and elaborately blocked gilt on front cover, ruled and elaborately blocked gilt on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Gilt very dull on spine, patchily so on sides; otherwise a very nice copy.

A finely designed binding by Althea Gyles, which utilised, unfortunately, a poor quality substitute for gold leaf, and is seldom found today in a bright state. The first issue, later copies having an errata slip. Wade, 27.

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YEATS (W.B.). Poems. London: T. Fisher Unwin, Paternoster Square, 1899. Blank before half-title; three leaves integral advertisements at end, followed by two leaves advertisements on text-paper, almost certainly printed as part of the first gathering, and hence integral also; pp.[xii]+[298]+[vi]+[iv]; midnight blue buckram, very elaborately blocked gilt on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Light pencilled inscription dated ‘1899 June 2' on half-title, by somebody who had known the author's family; some foxing passim; otherwise a nice copy.

Differs from the 1895 text, much of the content having been revised.

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YELD (George, Scholar of Brasenose College). Virgil reading his ref="LIST1.HTM" target="Startneid to Augustus And Octavia. A prize poem Recited in The theatre, Oxford, June 13, 1866. F'cap 8vo, printed throughout in red and black; half-title not called for; pp.13+[i (blank)]. Disbound; probably lacking blank or advertisement leaf at end; otherwise a fine copy.

The Newdigate Prize poem.

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[YELDHAM (Waller).]. Lays of Ind. By Aliph Cheem. Bombay: Thacker, Vining & Co., 1871. Lge.post 8vo, in half sheets; blank at front and back laid onto end-papers, as issued; half-title not called for; pp.[2 (pasted down)]+[vi]+[78]+[2 (pasted down)]; diagonal fine lozenge-dot-and-line ribbed deep rose cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover; end-papers coated milk chocolate. Very slight mottling of covers; some foxing of prelims and last few leaves; contemporary ownership inscription on upper margin of title-page; otherwise a very nice copy.

This first edition is rare. CBEL, III, p.1069, lists nothing earlier than the first English edition of 1875, and the Calcutta ‘6th Edition' of 1879. The volume was still still being reprinted as late as 1911. The very attractive cloth pattern consists of a single line of faintly delineated lozenges, each containing a raised circular dot, between two straight, raised, narrow ribs, the total width of the whole being about one eighth of an inch. We have never seen it on another book, and presume that it originates in India.

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[YELDHAM (Waller).]. Lays of Ind. By Aliph Cheem. New edition, enlarged, And With illustrations by the author and others. Bombay: Thacker, Vining, and Co.; Calcutta: Thacker, Spink, and Co.; London: W. Thacker and Co., 1876. Imp.16mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; numerous wood-engraved illustrations in the text by the Brothers Dalziel after various artists, some signed ‘W.Y.', ‘D.W.B.', or ‘C.G.; 8pp. advertisements at end, on text-paper, and probably printed conjugate with the prelims.; pp.viii+207+[i (printer's device)]+8; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed bright brown cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black, ruled, pictorially blocked, and lettered bright gilt on front cover and spine, blocked matt gilt, lettered black, on front cover; a.e.g.; end-papers faced dark green; binder's ticket of Burn & Co on back paste-down. Fine copy.

First illustrated, and first collected and expanded, edition, including both the enlarged first series, and the second series, together with a number of new poems. Printed in England by the Dalziels, but the Indian issue, with the advertisements priced in rupees. A handsome volume, the use of bright and matt gilt for the front cover blocking being effectively done. CBEL, III, p.1069, lists the first English edition of 1875, and the Calcutta ‘6th Edition' of 1879, but not this edition. The volume was still still being reprinted as late as 1911. "Colonel White was over forty; / Jane, his bride, was seventeen; / She was also very naughty, / For she loved a Captain Green!"

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YELLOWLEES (Julia Kerr). Poems. Edinburgh: Robert R. Sutherland, Printer, Hadington Place Works, 1889. Final blank; pp.xii+[134]+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed vermilion cloth, ruled blind on sides, gilt on spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; end-papers printed florally bright brown. A near fine copy.

With an introduction, 4pp., by John Hutchison. Issued posthumously.

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YOUNG (John). Lays From The poorhouse; Being a collection of Temperance and Miscellaneous Pieces, Chiefly Scottish. By John Young, Late Inmate of Barnhill Poorhouse, Glasgow. Glasgow: George Gallie, 99 Buchanan Street, 1860. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.VIII+208; dark green ripple grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated grey; binder's ticket ‘GOWANS. BINDER. GLASGOW' on back paste-down. End-papers very lightly damp-stained; relevant newspaper cutting laid onto back of front end-paper; otherwise a nice copy.

The author's scarce first book. The newspaper cutting appears to be part of an obituary: among other information it records that Young was born at the "Blue Raw," Milton, on the 17th November, 1825, and that the success of the present volume was such that it enabled him "to begin business for himself in a small way." The binder's ticket is presumably related to Ball, 37, but is different from the one that he records: being a vertical white paper oblong printed in black, the inscription around a buckle enclosing a tree.

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YOUNG (John). Homely pictures In verse. Chiefly of a domestic character. Glasgow: George Gallie, 99 Buchanan Street, 1865 [i.e., December, 1864]. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.176; deep lilac morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. Virtually fine copy.

The author's third volume. He speaks in his Preface of the fact that he is "all but totally blind" and his "right hand is so maimed that, save for holding the pen" which he managed "to do between the two fore-fingers, it is almost useless" - the result of an accidental burning which happened in 1853, when he was a carter, and which resulted in his entering the poorhouse. His previous volumes, he says, have sold so well, however, that he has not merely been able to leave the poorhouse, but is now "in the enjoyment of domestic felicity, and able to pay [his] quota to the rates." The Preface is dated from 1 Swan Lane, Port-Dundas, Glasgow, Dec., 1864" that being almost certainly the month of publication.

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YOUNG (John). Poems and lyrics: Chiefly in The Scottish dialect. Glasgow: George Gallie, 99 Buchanan Street, 1868 [i.e., December, 1867]. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.176; deep pink dotted-line-ribbed cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. Cloth of spine slightly faded, but a very nice copy.

Also known in an otherwise similar fine sand-grain cloth: the cloth of the present copy is by far the more unusual grain and is presumably primary. The author's fourth volume. Includes a lengthy autobiographical Preface dated from 1 Swan Lane, Port-Dundas, Glasgow, Dec., 1867" that being almost certainly the month of publication.k

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YOUNG (John). Poems and lyrics: Chiefly in The Scottish dialect. Glasgow: George Gallie, 99 Buchanan Street, 1868 [i.e., December, 1867]. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.176; deep pink fine sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. Some fading of covers, and end-papers a little damp-marked, but a very nice copy.

Also known in an otherwise similar dotted-line-ribbed cloth, that, by far the scarcer cloth grain being presumably primary. The author's fourth volume. Includes a lengthy autobiographical Preface dated from 1 Swan Lane, Port-Dundas, Glasgow, Dec., 1867" that being almost certainly the month of publication.

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YOUNG (John). Lochlomond side And Other Poems. By John Young, Author of "Lays from the Poorhouse," "Lays from the Ingle Nook," "Homely Pictures in Verse", "Poems and Lyrics," &c. Glasgow: George Gallie, 99 Buchanan Street, 1872. Pott 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.viii+[9]-176; green diagonal dot-and-cross fine beaded line ribbed cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered and blocked gilt, on front cover; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. Virtually fine copy.

Printed in Glasgow. The cloth grain is one that we have never seen on any other book. It consists of diagonal rows of alternate dots and crosses each about 0.8mm wide, interspersed with rows of very fine dots giving the effect of fine ribs.

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YOUNG (John). Selections From my first volume, Lays from the Poorhouse: (Published November, 1860) With an appendix Containing several hitherto Unpublished Poems. By John Young, Author of "Lays from the Ingle Nook," "Homely Pictures in Verse", "Poems and Lyrics," "Loch Lomondside and Other Poems," "Pictures in Prose and Verse," etc. Glasgow: George Gallie, Buchanan Street, 1881. Tall pott 8vo; pp.[4]+viii+[9]-172; diagonally fine ribbed dark green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered and blocked gilt, on front cover; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. Slight scattered foxing, but a nice copy.

Printed in Glasgow. Includes, besides some new poems, an additional Preface.

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YOUNG (John). Pictures in Prose and Verse; Or, Personal recollections Of The late Janet Hamilton, Langloan. Together with Several hitherto Unpublished Poetic Pieces. Glasgow: George Gallie, 99 Buchanan Street, 1877. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.176; diagonally fine ribbed dark leaf-green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover; a.e.g.; end-papers coated lemon. Nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription on the front end-paper. Printed in Glasgow. About a fifth of the volume is prose.

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