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.

BOUTFLOWER (Cecil Henry, Scholar of Christ Church). The death Of Alexander the great. Newdigate Prize poem, 1884. Oxford: A. Thomas Shrimpton and Son. London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., 1884. 20pp., 12mo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; Notes leaf at end, blank on verso. Disbound; otherwise a fine copy.

Oddly, not in Reilly.

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BOWEN (H. Courthope). Blossom from an Orchard: Poems, songs, and sonnets. David Stott, 370 Oxford Street, W., 1885. F'cap 8vo; final blank; publisher's full vellum by Hunter of Edinburgh, blocked with publisher's initial with in ruled circle, cerise, on back cover, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered cerise and black on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Spine slightly darkened; otherwise fine.

Printed on hand-made paper. Presentation copy, with the author's initialled holograph inscription, dated Sept 1900, on the front end-paper. Some seven pages have corrections or revisions in the author's hand, recording, presumably, his latest thoughts. Bowen is better known as a writer on education, which gives him his only entry in CBEL. Reilly, p.56

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[?BOWEN ([?Charles Synge Christopher,] Lord).]. Verses of the wayside. Not printed for circulation. 1877, no place, no printer, no publisher. Final blank; pp.viii+194+[ii]; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed green cloth, ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated grey-chocolate. Some cracking of back end-papers; otherwise a nice copy.

With the bookplate of ‘Neighbours Libraries' - a Stepney based working man's library - on the front paste-down, and their rubber stamp and accession date on the white recto of the back end-paper. The author's name has been added lightly in pencil on the title-page, presumably by a librarian, and not very legibly, alas: it reads either ‘Lord Bowen' or ‘Lord Bower'. Charles Synge Christopher, Lord Bowen, we have traced as the author of other books at about this date - including one in Latin verse. ‘Lord Bower' we have not traced, and we therefore have opted for the former. Competant verse, often in unexpected metres.

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BOWLES (Reverend W.L., A.M.). Sonnets, And Other poems. Seventh Edition. To which is added, Hope, An allegorical sketch on recovering Slowly from sickness. Printed for T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, Strand, and J. Mawman, Poultry, London; and R. Cruttwell, Bath, 1800. Pott 8vo; bound up without the half-title; engraved frontispiece; pp.[iii]-[xii]+180. BOUND WITH: BOWLES (Reverend Wm. Lisle). Poems. Vol.II. Printed for T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, Strand, and J. Mawman, Poultry, London; and R. Cruttwell, Bath, 1801. Pott 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[viii]+[166]; eighteen line Corrigenda on last page; contemporary full calf, gilt. Sides detached, and binding worn and rubbed; two leaves of the Contents of first volume with short tears at inner margins; small early signature on first title-page; text of both volumes otherwise nice. As a binding copy.

Seventh edition of the first volume, with a new Preface; first edition of the second volume, preceding by one year the first listing for it in CBEL (II, p.354).

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BRADDON (M.E.). Garibaldi And other poems. Bosworth & Harrison, 215 Regent Street, 1861. F'cap 8vo; pp.viii+318+2 (integral advertisements), followed by 12pp. publisher's catalogue; vertically ribbed olive green cloth blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow; binder's ticket: ‘Westleys / & Co / London' on back pastedown. Some wear to cloth of front joint; otherwise a nice copy of a very scarce book.

The author's second book, preceded only by a short novel published from Beverley in 1854. Sadleir 287.

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BRADSHAW (The Rev. Professor George Butler). The Gossiping tongue, And other Salutary satires. Subscribers' edition. Privately printed for the Author, By A. Bachhoffner, 162, High Street, Clapham, London, S.W., 1880. Super roy.16mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; 3pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.69+[iii]; diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. A virtually fine copy. This edition not in Reilly, who records only the Second (first trade) Edition of the same year.



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BRADSHAW (The Rev. Professor George Butler). The Gossiping tongue, And other Salutary satires. Second edition. Clapham - A. Bachhoffner, 162, High Street, London - Hamilton, Adams & Co., 1880. Super roy.16mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; 3pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.69+[iii]; diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover; a.e.g.; end-papers coated chocolate. A virtually fine copy.

The first trade edition, preceded by a Privately Printed ‘Subscribers' Edition' the same year. Reilly, p.60, listing only the present edition.

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B[RASSINGTON]. (W[illiam] .S[alt].). The Legend of Uphill Church: A Lay of Saint Nicholas. Compiled from Local Tradition, with Original Illustrations engraved from Pen And Ink Drawings. King's Heath: Pritchard Bros., Printers and Publishers, 1887. One gathering double f'cap 8vo, on buff paper; printed throughout in orange and black; numerous small illustrations in text; sewn with green silk into text-paper wrappers printed on front and back in black; fore- and lower- edges uncut; issued without end-papers. A nice copy. Scarce.

Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the verso of the front wrapper. Not in the British Library Catalogue, or Halkett & Laing.

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BRENT (John, F.S.A.). Atalanta, Winnie, And other poems. London: Knight and Company, 90, Fleet Street, 1873. 12mo; half-title not called for; 5pp. integral advertisements followed by blank page at end; pp.viii+106+5+[i (blank)]; moss-green fine bead grain cloth, ruled and blocked black on sides, lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Virtually fine copy.

Presentation copy with the author's holograph inscription to Professor George Stephens, F.S.A., on the back of the front end-paper.

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BRIDGES (Robert). Eros & Psyche: A poem in twelve measures. The story done in-To English from the Latin of Apuleius. George Bell and Sons, 1885. Imp.16mo; leaf bearing sig ‘A' on recto precedes half-title; title-page printed in red and black; integral advertisement leaf at end; fore- and lower- edges very lightly trimmed; quarter vellum, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine, grey buckram sides. Very nice copy.

Printed on antique toned hand-made paper by C. Whittingham and Co. at the Chiswick Press. This version of the poem was not reprinted.

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BRIDGES (Robert). Eros & Psyche: A poem in twelve measures. The story done in-To English from the Latin of Apuleius. George Bell and Sons, 1885. Imp.16mo; leaf bearing sig ‘A' on recto precedes half-title; title-page printed in red and black; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+158+[ii]; a.e.uncut; quarter vellum, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine, grey buckram sides. Light patchy darkening of spine; light foxing of end-papers; otherwise a nice copy.

Printed on antique toned hand-made paper by C. Whittingham and Co. at the Chiswick Press. This version of the poem was not reprinted.

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BRIDGES (Robert). Nero. An historical tragedy Of the first part of the reign of the emperor Nero. By Robert Bridges. Dramatis Personae [etc.] [Colophon:] Published by Edward Bumpus, Holborn Bars, London, E.C. 1885. Double cr.8vo; half-title not called for; final page author's advertisements; pp.35+[i]; finely mottled blue-grey wrappers, printed on front and back wrapper in black, the back wrapper bearing author's advertisements; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Small piece chipped from blank lower corner of front wrapper, and front wrapper a little marked at margins; otherwise a fine, and entirely unopened, copy. Very scarce, especially thus.

Printed on hand-made paper. The text bears the printer's imprint of ‘Richard Clay & Sons, London and Bungay', the covers that of ‘Clay and Taylor, Printers, Bungay'.

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BRIDGES (Robert). Palicio. A romantic drama in five acts in the Elizabethan manner. Published by Edward Bumpus, Holborn Bars, London, E.C. 1890. Double cr.8vo; half-title not called for; last page blank; pp.[37]-69+[i]; grey wrappers printed in black on front wrapper, and (with publisher's / author's advertisements) on inside back wrapper; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Wrappers darkened and a trifle marked; very light foxing of last two leaves; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

Issued as No.ii in the series ‘Plays by Robert Bridges', and continuing the pagination, No.i being designated retrospectively as ‘Nero' (1885). Printed on hand-made paper. The volume bears no printer's imprint. The last leaf is a singleton, bound in with a conjugate stub.

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BRIDGES (Robert). The Return of Ulysses. A drama in five acts in a mixed Manner. Published by Edward Bumpus, Holborn Bars, London, E.C. 1890. Double cr.8vo; half-title not called for; last page blank; pp.[71]-100+[i]; grey wrappers printed in black on front wrapper, and (with publisher's / author's advertisements) on inside back wrapper; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Wrappers very slightly embrowned; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

Issued as No.iii in the series ‘Plays by Robert Bridges', and continuing the pagination, No.i being designated retrospectively as ‘Nero' (1885), No.ii being ‘Palicio' (also 1890). Printed on hand-made paper. The volume bears no printer's imprint.

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BRIDGES (Robert). The shorter Poems. Geo Bell & Sons, 1890. Tall f'cap 8vo; limitation slip tipped in before half-title; olive green buckram, paper spine-label; a.e. uncut. Label chipped; end-papers foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 110 numbered copies, printed upon hand-made paper. This copy does not have the errata slip present in the trade issue, and, since also the errata have not been corrected, it is perhaps to be presumed that this limited issue may have precedence. The covers in this issue measure 188mm x 113mm.

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BRIDGES (Robert). The shorter Poems. Geo Bell & Sons, 1890. F'cap 8vo; two line errata slip tipped in after title-page; publisher's net book agreement slip, printed in red, tipped on to front end-paper; cerise buckram lettered gilt on spine; uncut edges. Spine faded; end-papers and facing leaves foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

The covers in this issue measure 180mm x 110mm.

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BRIERLEY (Ben). Spring Blossoms And Autumn Leaves. Manchester: Published by J. Andrew & Co., 1, Warren Street, off Cross Street, [on leaf following title-leaf:] Manchester: J. Andrew & Co., Printers, 1, Warren Street, Cross Street, 1893. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; frontispiece and illustrated title-page signed ‘Shackleton', both on text-paper and included in the pagination; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[xvi]+154+[vi]; vertically fine ribbed dark green cloth, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; end-papers coated light caramel. Nice copy.

Later issue: the final gathering, consisting of one leaf of text and the advertisements, has apparently been reprinted on slightly thicker paper to include advertisements for the Oldham publishing firm of W.E. Clegg dating from after the death both of Brierley in 1896, and the editor of a posthumous three-volume collection of his short stories, James Dronsfield. The present volume includes poems written between 1854 and 1893, some of them reprinted from earlier volumes, and also a few poems addressed to Brierley, by James Holden and others, on various occasions. The present volume is in our experience scarce. Reilly, p.64

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BRIGHT (William, D.D., Canon of Christ Church, Oxford, Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History). Iona And other verses. Rivingtons, Waterloo Place, London, 1886 [i.e., Winter, 1885]. F'cap 8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; final blank; pp.xii+154+[ii]; cerise buckram, ruled blind on sides, blocked with publisher's monogram device on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; end-papers faced black. Very nice copy.

Printed at the Edinburgh University Press by T. and A. Constable. Reilly, p.65

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[BROOKE (Stopford A.).]. Riquet of the tuft: A love drama. Macmillan and Co., 1880. Double pott 8vo; pp.[iv]+172; very dark green buckram, lettered gilt within gilt ruled box on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Cloth a trifle worn over joints and at extreme corners, and with neat restoration to head of spine; light damp-spotting of sides; internally a very nice copy. Scarce.

An adult fantasy play involving fairies; set in an imaginary kingdom. CBEL, III, p.736.

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BROWN (Frances). Lyrics And Miscellaneous poems. Edinburgh: Sutherland and Knox, Princes Street, 1848. Pott 8vo; half-title lacking; binder's blank at front and back; contemporary full dark red morocco, tooled gilt on sides and spine, lettered gilt on front cover; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. Front free end-paper lacking; some dusting and marking; internally a very good copy only.

The binding may be that of the publisher.

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BROWN (John, Esq.). Psyche: Or, The soul, A poem In seven cantos. Printed by A. Macpherson; And Published by John Souter, 73, St. Paul's Church Yard, And Sold by all Booksellers, 1818. Lge.12mo, in half sheets; half-title apparently not called for; thirty-one line errata leaf at end; drab boards; a.e. uncut. Boards detached, backstrip largely lacking; scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy.



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[BROWN (T.E.).]. Betsy Lee, A fo'c's'le yarn. London: Macmillan and Co., 1873. (The Right of Translation and Reproduction is reserved.) Globe 8vo; printer's imprint leaf at end; yellow-green patterned sand grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and up spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated red chocolate. Cloth of spine very slightly worn at head and tail; otherwise a nice copy.

The author's scarce first book, preceding his second by some eight years. CBEL, III, p.282; Miles, V, pp.477-90; Nowell-Smith, 2a: the primary binding. First published edition, the text being only slightly revised from the private Cockermouth printing of 1871 or 1872. In the later editions Macmillans insisted on considerable expurgation.

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[BROWN (T.E.).]. Fo'c's'le yarns Including Betsy Lee, and other poems. Macmillan and Co., 1881. 4pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end; royal blue buckram, blocked black and gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine, ruled blind on back cover; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Four leaves opened somewhat roughly; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription on the half-title page. CBEL, III, p.282; Miles, V, pp.477-90; Nowell-Smith, 10. ‘Betsy Lee' here makes its first appearance in the Bowdlerised text.

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[BROWN (T.E.).]. Fo'c's'le yarns Including Betsy Lee, and other poems. Macmillan and Co., 1881. 4pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end; royal blue buckram, blocked black and gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine, ruled blind on back cover; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Slight cracking of end-papers; otherwise very nice.

CBEL, III, p.282; Miles, V, pp.477-90; Nowell-Smith, 10. ‘Betsy Lee' here makes its first appearance in the Bowdlerised text.

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BROWN (T.E., M.A.). The doctor And Other poems. Swan Sonnenschein, Lowrey and Co., 1887. Sm.f'cap 8vo; last leaf of text a single inset signed ‘CC', probably printed conjugate with prelims., forming one half sheet; pp.vi+385+[i (blank)]; bevelled brown alligator-hide cloth, panelled blind, ruled and lettered, gilt, on spine; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Back end-papers slightly cracked; otherwise nice.

CBEL, III, p.282.

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BROWN (T.E.). The Manx witch And other poems. By T.E. Brown Author of ‘Betsy Lee,' ‘Fo'c's'le Yarns,' etc. Macmillan and Co., 1889. Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.viii+261+[i (blank)]+[ii]; blue buckram ruled black on sides and spine, gilt on spine and front cover, blocked with publisher's monogram device, and lettered gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated grey-green. Inscription on upper margin of half-title; otherwise a very nice copy.

The first issue: later copies have white end-papers. CBEL, III, p.282.

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BROWN (T.E., M.A.). Kitty of the Sherragh Vane And The Schoolmasters. Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Paternoster Square, 1891. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; title-page a single inset leaf with horizontal chain lines (in the rest of the book they run vertically); last leaf of text a single inset signed ‘CC', with printer's imprint at foot above the signature; pp.[2]+247-385 (sic)+[i (blank)]; bevelled brown alligator-hide cloth, panelled blind, ruled and lettered, gilt, on spine; end-papers coated black. An extremely fine copy of rather a lovely little volume, in an unusual cloth.

CBEL, III, p.282, misprinting ‘Shenagh' for ‘Sherragh', and describing this title as reprinted from ‘The Doctor and Other Poems' (1887). Given the pagination, it looks more like a reissue of the original sheets. Cubbon, p.19 confirms this, these being the ‘other poems'.

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BROWN (T.E.). Old John And other poems By T.E. Brown Author of ‘Betsy Lee,' ‘Fo'c's'le Yarns,' etc. Macmillan and Co., 1893. Integral advertisement leaf at end (verso blank); pp.xii+[249]+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; blue buckram ruled black on sides and spine, gilt on spine and front cover, blocked with publisher's monogram device, and lettered gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated grey-green. A fine copy.

CBEL, III, p.282. The first issue, later copies having end-papers coated dark charcoal.

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BROWN (T.E.). Old John And other poems By T.E. Brown Author of ‘Betsy Lee,' ‘Fo'c's'le Yarns,' etc. Macmillan and Co., 1893. Integral advertisement leaf at end (verso blank); pp.xii+[249]+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; blue buckram ruled black on sides and spine, gilt on spine and front cover, blocked with publisher's monogram device, and lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated dark charcoal. Inscription on upper margin of half-title; otherwise fine.

CBEL, III, p.282. The second issue, earlier copies having end-papers coated grey-green.

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[BROWNING, earlier] BARRETT (Elizabeth B.). The seraphim, And Other poems. Saunders and Otley, 1838. 12mo; blank before half-title; pp.[2]+[xxii]+360; vertically fine ribbed claret cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Cloth neatly restored at joints and extremities of spine; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Barnes, A4; Wise, 5, not noting the initial blank. The first issue, p.[ii], l.1 reading ‘LONDON:' all on one line. There are several possible variants of binding, the present copy being in claret vertically fine ribbed [T] cloth, blocked on sides with a frame of six rules enclosing a central oval of six leaves. The future Elizabeth Barrett Browning's fourth book.

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BROWNING (Elizabeth Barrett). Casa Guidi windows. A Poem. Chapman & Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1851. F'cap 8vo; 36pp. inserted publisher's catalogue at end dated 1851; vertically ribbed very dark green cloth blocked blind on sides and spine, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale cream. Some wear to cloth at head and tail of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

Wise, 14. The first state of the binding, with the word ‘London' in the spine imprint.

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BROWNING (Elizabeth Barrett). Aurora Leigh. London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1857. Advertisement leaf before half-title; rose vertical straight grain morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Cloth of spine worn a trifle at head and tail and a little faded; slight dust-marking of sides; back end-papers slightly cracked; otherwise fine.

Wise, 16.

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BROWNING (Elizabeth Barrett). Aurora Leigh. London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1857. Advertisement leaf before half-title; forest green horizontal straight grain morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Very nice copy.

Wise, 16.

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BROWNING (Elizabeth Barrett). Poems Before Congress. Chapman and Hall, 1860. Blank before half-title; leaf of integral advertisements at end, followed by 32pp. publisher's catalogue dated February, 1860; horizontally grained red morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover; end-papers coated brown. Head and tail of spine a little worn; covers generally a trifle dull; a nice copy, nonetheless.

Wise, 18.

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BROWNING (Elizabeth Barrett). Last poems. Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1862. Lacking the half-title; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; purple morocco cloth blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; brown coated end-papers. Cloth badly torn on spine; small scribble on front end-paper; otherwise a very nice copy.

Wise, 19.

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BROWNING (Elizabeth Barrett). The earlier poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1826-1833. Bartholomew Robson Cranbourne-Street, 1878. Narrow cr.8vo; pp.viii+[xvi]+239+[1 (blank)]; navy blue fine bead grain cloth, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Paper label worn, and three small pinholes in cloth of front joint; otherwise a nice copy.

Wise pp.20-21 refers. Edited, with an unacknowledged Preface, by Richard Herne Shepherd. Includes a facsimile of the title-page of ‘An Essay on Mind'. The volume is deservedly scarce, having been published at the outrageous price of 12/-!

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BROWNING (Elizabeth Barrett and Robert). Two poems. Chapman & Hall, 1854. Half-title not called for; cream wrappers printed black on front wrapper. Fine copy. Scarce thus.

Wise 15; Barnes A9.

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BROWNING (Robert). Christmas-eve And Easter-day. A Poem. London: Chapman & Hall, 186, Strand, 1850. F'cap 8vo; imprint leaf at end, blank on verso; pp.[iv]+142+[ii]; green patterned sand-grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Very slight general wear to covers, and some pressure dints in cloth, particularly over back board; otherwise a nice copy.

Wise, 6, but a later binding, and without the August 1849 catalogue present in the first issue. Carter, ‘Binding Variants', pp.97-8 records bindings in three distinct grains of cloth, of which this is the latest, dating, he suggests, from 1864 or later. A scarce volume, published when its author was merely "the husband of Mrs. Browning", and preceding by some years most of the work for which he was to be remembered.

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BROWNING (Robert). Dramatis personæ. Chapman and Hall, 193 Piccadilly, 1864. Contents leaf, in any case a single inset, here also apparently a cancel; fly title to each poem, included in the pagination; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[vi]+250+[ii]; dull red pebble grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. Neat restorations to cloth of spine, cloth of spine somewhat faded and with ink-splashes (the ink the same colour as that of the inscription - v. note); backs of end-papers foxed, with offsetting onto facing pages; otherwise a very nice copy.

From the library of George Mac Donald, with his ownership signature on the front end-paper, and his elaborate wood-engraved bookplate on the front paste-down. Many of Browning's best known poems are found in this volume, including ‘Rabbi Ben Ezra', ‘Caliban upon Setebos', ‘Gold Hair', ‘May and Death', and ‘Mr. Sludge, "The Medium"'. A second edition was printed the same year, the text being revised.

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BROWNING (Robert). Dramatis personæ. Chapman and Hall, 193 Piccadilly, 1864. Half-title present; Contents leaf, in any case a single inset, here also apparently a cancel; fly title to each poem, included in the pagination; Edwardian cerise half-calf, gilt, bound after the French style, spine with two raised bands, blue-green and yellow-green labels, elaborately tooled gilt, diagonally fine ribbed red and black marbled cloth sides; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut; end-papers coated slate blue. Calf very slightly rubbed at corners, and over cords on joints, the red cloth colour faded somewhat towards top edges of boards; binder's blanks foxed; a very little scattered light foxing in text; but a near fine copy nonetheless in a very pleasant binding of high quality by Birdsall of Northampton.

Many of Browning's best known poems are found in this volume, including ‘Rabbi Ben Ezra', ‘Caliban upon Setebos', ‘Gold Hair', ‘May and Death', and ‘Mr. Sludge, "The Medium"'. A second edition was printed the same year, the text being revised.

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BROWNING (Robert). Dramatis personæ. Chapman and Hall, 193 Piccadilly, 1864. Contents leaf, a single inset on slightly different paper, here not obviously a cancel as it sometimes is: but with the correct text; fly-title to each poem, included in the pagination; pp.[vi]+250; dull red pebble grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. Cloth of spine faded, and gilt very rubbed; end-papers cracked at joints and with slight chipping; Contents leaf torn across and restored, without loss of text; text otherwise near fine.

Many of Browning's best known poems are found in this volume, including ‘Rabbi Ben Ezra', ‘Caliban upon Setebos', ‘Gold Hair', ‘May and Death', and ‘Mr. Sludge, "The Medium"'. A second edition was printed the same year, the text being revised.

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BROWNING (Robert). Fifine at the fair. Smith, Elder and Co., 15, Waterloo Place, 1872. F'cap 8vo; bevelled brown buckram, ruled black on sides and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated iron grey. Backs of end-papers foxed; otherwise a fine unopened copy.



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BROWNING (Robert). Fifine at the fair. Smith, Elder and Co., 15, Waterloo Place, 1872. F'cap 8vo; bevelled brown buckram, ruled black on sides and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated iron grey. Backs of end-papers foxed; otherwise a near fine copy.



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BROWNING (Robert). The Agamemnon of ref="LIST1.HTM" target="Startschylus Transcribed by Robert Browning. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1877. F'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf followed by blank at end; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed yellow-green cloth, ruled and blocked black on front cover, blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers surfaced grey. Short tear in upper margin of half-title; otherwise a very nice copy.



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BROWNING (Robert). La Saisiaz: The two poets of Croisic: Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1878. F'cap 8vo; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed dark turquoise cloth, ruled and blocked black on front cover, blind on back cover, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated pale grey. Slight foxing of edges; otherwise a very nice copy.



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BROWNING (Robert). Dramatic idyls. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1879. F'cap 8vo; inserted leaf of publisher's advertisements at end; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed old mustard cloth ruled and blocked black on front cover, blind on back cover, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated grey. Spine slightly dull; coating on front free end-paper damp mottled; otherwise a fine copy. WITH: ... Dramatic idyls Second series. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1880. F'cap 8vo; final leaf integral advertisements; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed dark brown cloth ruled and blocked black on front cover, blind on back cover, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut. Coating of front free end-paper lightly rubbed; contemporary ownership inscription on half-title page; otherwise a fine copy. 2 Vols.

In this copy the ‘dog's tooth' pattern at the head and tail of the spine has, as usual, eight pendant loops, in both volumes.

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BROWNING (Robert). Dramatic idyls. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1879. F'cap 8vo; inserted leaf of publisher's advertisements at end; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed old mustard cloth ruled and blocked black on front cover, blind on back cover, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine; top- edges uncut, fore- and lower- edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated grey. Small mark on front cover; otherwise a fine copy. WITH: ... Dramatic idyls Second series. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1880. F'cap 8vo; final leaf integral advertisements; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed dark brown cloth ruled and blocked black on front cover, blind on back cover, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut. A near fine copy. 2 Vols.

In this copy, the ‘dog's tooth' pattern at the head and tail of the spine has, as usual, eight pendant loops, in both volumes.

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BROWNING (Robert). Jocoseria. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1883. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; 4pp. inserted advertisements at end; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed cerise cloth ruled and blocked black on front cover, blind on back cover, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; pale grey coated end-papers. Spine slightly faded; edges and one or two leaves a trifle foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

Inscribed on the front blank: "E. Portsmouth Fry/A birthday present from his/brother [Roger Fry] and sisters./May 19. 83."

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BROWNING (Robert). Jocoseria. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1883. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; 4pp. inserted advertisements at end; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed cerise cloth ruled and blocked black on front cover, blind on back cover, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine; uncut edges; pale grey coated end-papers. Covers badly faded; otherwise a nice copy.



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BROWNING (Robert). Ferishtah's fancies. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1884. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; 8pp. integral advertisements at end; bevelled olive buckram, ruled and blocked black on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others mainly trimmed; end-papers coated grey. A fine copy.



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BROWNING (Robert). Parleyings with certain people Of importance in their day: To wit: Bernard de Mandeville, Daniel Bartoli, Christopher Smart, George Bubb Dodington, Francis Furini, Gerard de Lairesse, And Charles Avison. Introduced by A dialogue between Apollo and the fates; Concluded by Another between John Fust and his friends. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1887. F'cap 8vo; two integral advertisement leaves at end; pp.[viii]+268+[iv]; bevelled reddish brown buckram, ruled and blocked blind on a back cover, black on front cover, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others mainly trimmed; end-papers coated iron grey. Very slight darkening of spine, but a virtually fine copy.

The issue with a comma after ‘Smith' in the spine imprint.

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BROWNING (Robert). Asolando: Fancies and facts. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1890 [i.e., December, 1889]. F'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.viii+157+[i (blank)]+[2]; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed cherry-red cloth, ruled and blocked black on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated iron-grey. Extremely fine copy. Scarce thus, the covers being prone to fade.

A light pencilled note on the upper margin of the title-page records the fact that the book was actually "Published on 12th December 1889. The day on which Browning died."

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BRUCE (George). Poems and songs By George Bruce, St Andrews, Author of "Destiny, and other poems," "Reminiscences of St Andrews Bay," etc. Dundee: Printed by John Leng & Co., Bank Street, 1886. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; final blank; pp.338+[ii]; scarlet pebble-grain cloth, blocked blind on back cover, ruled black, blocked and lettered black and gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated dark caramel. Edges foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

Nationalist Scottish verse.

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BRUCE (Michael). The works Of Michael Bruce Edited, With Memoir and Notes, By the Rev. Alexander B. Grosart, Kinross. Edinburgh: William Oliphant and Co.; London: Hamilton, Adams, and Co., 1865. Sm.cr.8vo; integral advertisement leaf precedes half-title; frontispiece facsimiles with tissue guard; pp.2+[xiv]+263+[i (printer's imprint); royal blue bevelled sand grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, blocked gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others mainly trimmed; end-papers coated brownish grey. Slight darkening of spine, and very slightly darkened patch on front cover where library label has been removed; otherwise a very nice copy.

CBEL, II, p.990. The first edition edited by Grosart, and the first appearance of his Memoir, which occupies pp.[1]-120. The present edition precedes the 250 copy large paper edition, as is made clear by a note at the end of Grosart's Preface advertising the fact that it is being prepared.

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BRYANT (William Cullen). Poems, By William Cullen Bryant. Collected and Arranged by the Author. With an Introductory essay, on the genius & writings of the author, By George Gilfillan, Author of the Gallery of Literary Portraits. Liverpool: John Walker, Hanover Street. London: David Bogue; Hamilton, Adams, and Co.; Johnstone and Hunter; H. Washbourne. Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd; Johnstone and Hunter. Dublin: J. M'Glashan, 1850. F'cap 8vo; title-page printed in red and black; pp.[10 (unpag- inated)]+[iii]-xv+[3 (unpaginated)]+275+[1 (blank)]+[ii (integral advertisement leaf, verso blank)]; horizontally fine ribbed grey-green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Nice copy.

Blanck, 1643. Printed in Liverpool, by D. Marples. Includes two poems either here first collected or here first printed. Gilfillan's ‘Introductory Essay' (an extended critical review) occupies pp.[iii]-xv.

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BRYANT (William Cullen). Thirty poems. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 443 & 445 Broadway. London: 16 Little Britain, 1864. 12mo; binder's blank before title-page, integral blank followed by binder's blank at end; half-title not called for; pp.222+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed caramel cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Binder's blanks foxed, with offsetting; otherwise a very nice copy.

Blanck, 1683: second state of text (printed on laid paper, and with the reading ‘vuielo' five lines from foot on p.[213]), and Blanck's binding ‘C' (plain triple-rule frame on sides, and spine lettered ‘THIRTY / POEMS / BY / BRYANT'). Blanck records two states of text, and six variants of the binding.

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BRYANT (William Cullen). Poems By William Cullen Bryant. Collected and arranged by himself. Author's edition. 24 Illustrations, and Portrait. Henry S. King & Co., 65 Cornhill & 12 Paternoster Row, London, 1873. Imp.16mo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; steel-engraved portrait frontispiece by H.B. Hall, Jr., with tissue guard; twenty-four wood-engraved plates; printed throught in cerise and black; final leaf blank but for cerise-ruled borders; publisher's 36pp. Catalogue at end, dated November, 1873; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed blue cloth, ruled and blocked black, and with publisher's monogram embossed blind through black, on back cover, ruled, elaborately blocked, and lettered gilt, elaborately blocked black, on front cover, elaborately blocked and lettered black and gilt, ruled gilt, on spine; a.e.g.; drab coated end-papers, the front end-paper printed with advertisement for ‘Cheaper Edition' on reverse. Virtually fine copy.

The ‘Red Line Edition', issued at 7/6d. The ‘Cheaper Edition' of the same date was issued at 3/6d. Blanck, 1845 records a King edition of this date, but does not notice that there in fact were two. Reprinted from the 1871 New York edition, this collection includes several poems which are here first collected. The first English edition of this collection. There is no list of plates, but they are bound in to face pp.27, 29, 41, 48, 49, 70, 83, 88, 92, 99, 139, 160, 163, 171, [181], 196, 198, 211, 215, 218, 232, 238, 259, and 275.

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BUCHANAN (Robert [W.].). Idyls and legends Of Inverburn. Alexander Strahan, Publisher, 148 Strand, London, 1865. F'cap 8vo; final blank; pp.[viii]+206+[ii]; 16pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end, dated May, 1865; navy blue buckram blocked blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Cloth worn at corners, and splitting somewhat over front joint; free end-papers and half-title lacking; otherwise nice. An excellent reading copy.

The author's second book. Otherwise similar copies are known in dark green buckram, and without the inserted catalogue. CBEL, III, p.334.

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BUCHANAN (Robert [W.].). London poems. Alexander Strahan, Publisher, London and New York, 1866. Lge.f'cap 8vo; 2pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+272+[ii]; sea-green buckram, ruled and blocked black on sides, gilt on spine, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate; binder's ticket of Burn & Co. on back paste-down. Nice copy.

CBEL, III, p.334.

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BUCHANAN (Robert [W.].). North coast And other Poems. With illustrations By J. Wolf, A.B. Houghton, W. Small, T. Dalziel, G.J. Pinwell, E. Dalziel, J.B. Zwecker. Engraved by the Brothers Dalziel. George Routledge and Sons, The Broadway, Ludgate, 1868. Lge.f'cap 4to; half-title not called for; engraved frontispiece on text-paper, with tissue guard; numerous illustrations in text; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[xvi]+250+[vi]; bevelled bright apple green patterned sand grain cloth, blocked blind, elaborately ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, embossed, blocked and lettered bright blue, on sides, elaborately ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, blocked blue, lettered green-through-gilt, on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers glazed pale cream. Small faint mark on front cover; blue on spine dulled to purple; a little scattered very light foxing; in general effect, however, a near-fine copy.

All but three of the thirty poems are here first published. CBEL, III, p.334. The author's fifth volume of verse, and a fine example of a sumptuous ‘sixties book. Gleeson White, p.134: "'North Coast and other Poems' . . . nobly maintains the tradition of the Dalziels . . . the engraving is at their best level, the printing unusually good." The cover design is after the model of an illuminated text.

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BUCHANAN (Robert). The wandering Jew: A Christmas Carol. London, Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1893. 4pp. integral Press and Pulpit Opinions of The Wandering Jew (included in the pagination), followed by integral advertisement leaf, leaf bearing publisher's large woodcut device on recto, blank on verso, and publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue dated October 1892, at end; midnight blue buckram, ruled and blocked with publisher's device black on back cover, ruled and blocked black and gilt on front cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated dark grey-green. Slight wear to cloth at head of spine; otherwise a fine copy.

Second Edition, so denominated on verso of title-page. Includes a six page Author's Note to the Second Edition, dated January 31, 1893, inserted together with its own fly-title between the last leaf of text and the first leaf of Press and Pulpit Opinions. This material is here first published. This second edition not noted by Reilly, who records only the first edition of the same date.

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BUCHANAN (Robert [W.].). The Piper Of Hamelin. Fantastic Opera In two acts. With illustrations By Hugh Thomson. Printed at the Chiswick Press, 1893. Pott 4to; frontispiece with tissue guard, and conjugate illustrated title-page (listing the publisher as ‘Comedy Theatre'); eleven plates; pp.[64]; grey-flecked cream laid paper wrappers, cut flush at top-edges, printed with Chiswick Press device and imprint red on back cover, printed in red and black on front wrapper with design and lettering by Thomson; fore- and lower- edges uncut; issued without end-papers. Wrappers slightly dusty, and front wrapper somewhat marked; slight wear to backstrip at extreme head and tail; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

CBEL, III, p.334. There is no list of plates, but they are bound in to face pp.12, 16, 20, 24, 32, 36, 40, 42, 44, 56, and 60.

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BUCHANAN (Robert). The new Rome: Poems and Ballads Of Our Empire. London: Walter Scott, Limited, Paternoster Square, N.D. [1899]. Sm.cr.8vo; title-page printed in light scarlet and black; blank page followed by 2pp. integral advertisements, and integral blank at end; pp.[392]; vertically fine ribbed yellow-green cloth, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., fore-edges mainly trimmed. Very nice copy.

CBEL, p.334. The British Library copy, like ours, is undated.

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BUCKLE (George Earle, Scholar of New College). Newdigate Prize Poem, 1875. Livingstone: a poem Recited at the Oxford Commemoration, Wednesday, June 9, 1875. Oxford: T. Shrimpton & Son, 23 & 24, Broad Street, 1875. One gathering, f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for. Disbound; a little very light foxing; otherwise a fine copy.



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BUCKNILL (The Rev. W.S., B.A.). Poems, By the Rev. W.S.Bucknill, B.A. London: Messrs. Longman, and Co. Paternoster-row; Houlston and Hughes, 154 Strand; Stevenson, Cambridge; E.W. Short, Nuneaton, and T. Short, Hinckley, 1840. Post 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[viii]+[3]-128; seven line Errata slip tipped in after last leaf of text; rose-madder diaper cloth, blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Slight wear to cloth of spine; free end-papers removed; slight dusting and marking passim; a very good copy only.

Printed in Hinckley. The curious pagination would appear to be correct, the printer having allowed only for a title-page when printing the text.

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BURGON (John William, B.D., Dean of Chichester). Poems (1840 to 1878). London, Macmillan and Co., 1885. F'cap 8vo; pp.147+[i (printer's imprint)]; dark red buckram, ruled blind on sides, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Gilt of title slightly rubbed on spine; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

Presentation copy to Lady Northcote, with the author's initialled holograph inscription dated ‘May Dy / 1885' on the front end-paper. The author's collected works: apart from the Oxford prize poem, ‘Petra', published in pamphlet form in 1845 and a few shorter poems added to the second edition of 1846, none of the poems in this volume had previously appeared in book form. Some poets are famous for a single poem: Burgon has the distinction of being famous for a single line - or at best a couplet:"Match me such marvel, save in Eastern clime,-A rose-red city - half as old as time!"They occur here on p.26. CBEL, III, p.856; Reilly, p.77.

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BURN (Peter). Voices of nature: Or Moral and instructive lessons, Chiefly derived From natural objects. Hull: Printed and published by Francis Oliver, [Dock-street,] 1860. Sm.f'cap 8vo printed on antique-toned paper; half-title not called for; final blank; pp. viii+86+[ii]; light teak straight morocco cloth, ruled and very elaborately blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover; a.e.g.; end-papers coated cream. Virtually fine copy.

With the author's signed holograph presentation inscription on the front end-paper: "To / my Infant Daughter / Elizabeth Burn / Aug. 30/69". The author's very scarce first book.

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BURN (Peter). Poems By Peter Burn, Brampton, Cumberland. London: Bemrose & Sons. Carlisle: G. & T. Coward, 1885. Sm.cr.8vo; 3pp. integral advertisements (and bibliographical check-list) at end; pp.xvi+389+[iii]; bevelled patterned-sand-grain dark leaf-green cloth, ruled black on sides and spine, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated grey-chocolate. A beautiful fine bright copy.

A collected works, reprinting the poems published in Voices of Nature (1860), Local Traditions, and other poems (1864), Night, and other poems (1867), Poems (1871), and English Border Ballads (1874 and 1877), together with some poems here first collected. Includes a Glossary. Reilly, p.77. Printed in Carlisle.

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BURN (Peter). Poems By Peter Burn, Brampton, Cumberland. London: Bemrose & Sons, Limited. Carlisle: G. & T. Coward, 1900. Sm.cr.8vo; photogravure portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; last page integral advertisements; pp.[xvi]+395+[i]; bevelled patterned-sand-grain dark leaf-green cloth, ruled black on sides and spine, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated dark red-chocolate. Light foxing of first and last few leaves and tissue; otherwise a fine copy.

Some poems present in earlier collections under this title are here omitted but new ones are included in their place. Includes also a new Preface, written in the author's seventieth year. The portrait likewise is here first published. The Glossary present in earlier editions is retained. This edition not in Reilly. Printed in Carlisle.

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BURNAND (F.C., Esq.). This Burlesque is not on the Dramatic Authors' List. A New and Original Burlesque, Entitled The latest edition Of Black-eyed Susan; Or, The little bill that was taken up. By F.C. Burnand, Esq., Author of Alonzo the Brave: or, Faust and the Fair Imogene, - Villikins and his Dinah, - In For a Holyday [sic], - Romance under Difficulties, - Lord Lovell and Lady Nancy B-ll [sic]; Or, the Bounding Brigand, - Dido, - King of the Merrows, - Deerfoot, - Fair Rosa- Mond, - Robin Hood: or the Forrester's Fête, - Acis and Galatæa, - The Deal Boat- Man, - Ixion; or the Man at the Wheel, - Pirithous; or, Like Father Like Son, - Snowdrop; or, the Seven Mannikins, - Rumplestiltskin; or, the Woman at the Wheel, - Cupid and Psyche, - Venus and Adonis, - Dido (2nd Edition), - Faust and Mar- Gueruite [sic]. [sic] - Ulysses; or, the Ironclad Warrior and the little Tug of War, - Windsor Castle Opera-Burlesque), [sic] - Madame Berliot's Ball. [sic] - Patient Penelope, - Paris, or, Vive Lempriere, [sic] - L'Africaine: or, the Queen of thè [sic] Cannibal Islands. [sic] - Boabdil [sic] et Chico; or, the Moor the Merrier. - Sappho; or, Look before you Leap, - Our Yachting Cruise. [sic] - Der Freischutz; or, a Good Cast for a Piece. [sic] - Antony and Cleopatra; or, His-tory and Her-story, - &c., &c. And part author of B.B., Volunteer Ball, Turkish Bath, Isle of St. Tropez, Easy Shaving. London: Strand Printing and Publishing Company (Limited), 404, Strand, 1867 [i.e. Winter, 1866]. F'cap.12mo; half-title not called for; 4pp. integral theatrical, printer's and author's advertisements at end; pp.44+[iv]; disbound. Light pencil markings on the dramatis personæ leaf relating to castings, line-counts, etc., for a later production, and one or two small marks in text of a similar nature; otherwise a fine copy. TOGETHER WITH: Opinions of the press (Extracts) F.C. Burnand's burlesque, Entitled The latest edition of Black-eyed Susan; Or, The Little Bill that was Taken Up. London: The Strand Printing and Publishing Company, (Limited), 404, Strand, 1867. One gathering f'cap 8vo, sewn; half-title not called for; pp.16; almost certainly issued without wrappers. Very nice copy. Two scarce items together.

The play was privately printed for the author some time before December 26th 1866, one of the advertisements being for a performance of Gilbert A'Beckett's ‘Ali Baba, and the Forty Thieves' due to open at the Covent Garden Theatre on that night, and almost certainly in fact shortly before November 29th, when, according to a notice on the dramatis personæ leaf, it was ‘First performed at the New Royalty Theatre, Dean Street, Soho'. That the ‘playbook' preceded that performance, is suggested by the fact that the reviews were issued separately. Both printings appear to have been undertaken as a piece of self-publicity by Burnand (possibly because the piece was announced too late to be included on the Dramatic Author's List for that season), and to have been intended principally for circulation within the theatrical profession in the hopes of stimulating interest in performance outside London. Advertisements on the verso of the title-page of the play solicit that ‘applications for the performance of this Burlesque', and also that applications for ‘particulars as to Advertising opportunities in any of Mr. Burnand's Play-books' be made to Mr. P. Jones, 19, Craven Street, W.C., and may suggest that this was an experiment that Burnand meditated continuing. Besides Jerrold's play, produced in 1829, there were at least two penny dreadfuls entitled ‘Black-eyed Susan': ‘Black Eyed Susan; or, the Sailor's Bride' by E.F. Marriot, published by E. Lloyd in 1845; and ‘Black Eyed Susan; or, Pirates Ashore, by George Emmett, issued by the Temple Publlishing Co. with a title-page dated 1868. Since the title-page will almost certainly have been issued with the final number, this latter work will probably have been in course of publication when the present burlesque was first staged, and it is almost certainly that version to which it refers.

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BURNAND (F.C.). An Original Comic Opera In two acts, Entitled The chieftain, Written by F.C. Burnand, Composed by Arthur Sullivan. Price one shilling. Boosey & Co., 295, Regent Street, London, W.; And 9, East Seventeenth Street, New York. Copyright 1894 by Boosey & Co. All rights reserved [etc., seven lines]. Double demy 16mo; half-title not called for; final page advertisements (‘List of Operas'); pp.55+[i]; publisher's authenticating rubber stamp on title-page, as issued; additional leaf bearing on one side ‘New song Specially written for Miss Rosina Brandram, in substitution for "Let others seek the peaceful plain" (p.11)', and on the other ‘New song Specially written for Miss Florence St. John, in substitution for "The Tinkling Sheep-bell" (p.15)', loosely laid in, as issued; slip of grey paper headed ‘Notice' and subscribed from the ‘Savoy Theatre, R. D'Oyly Carte, Proprietor and Manager' announcing that due to ‘the sudden indisposition of Miss Rosina Brandram and Mr. Walter Passmore, the parts of "Inez de Roxas" and "Mr. Grigg" will be played by Miss Wetherall and Mr. F. Morrison' loosely laid in as issued; pale grey wrappers, cut flush, printed in bluish lilac, the inside and back wrappers bearing publisher's advertisements (for ‘"The Chieftain"'; ‘Boosey & Co.'s New Songs, 1894'; and ‘The royal edition of operas', respectively); issued without end-papers. Inserted leaf slightly frayed at edges; otherwise a very nice copy.

The first act is based by Burnand on his 1867 Opera, ‘The Contrabandista', but the text, apart from five ‘numbers', is entirely new. The second act is a continuation of the same story.

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BURNS (Robert). The Songs and ballads Of Robert Burns: Including Ten never before published; With A preliminary discourse, and Illustrative prefaces. Printed for William Clark, 52, Paternoster-row, 1823. 12mo in half sheets; mezzotint portrait frontispiece by M.N. Bate; half-title not called for; pp.[vi]+320; white boards printed in black on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Boards dusty; back free end-paper lacking; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

CBEL, III, p.976. The preliminary discourse is reprinted from the rare 1819 edition of Burns' Songs ‘Printed for James Thomson. Sold by P. Wright, 45, Broad-street, Bloomsbury' of which only two copies are known. The pieces here first published are the Postscript to ‘Yestreen I had a pint o' wine'; ‘The Patriarchs'; ‘Ye hae lien wrang, lassie'; ‘Supper is na ready'; ‘The Union'; ‘Wha'll kiss me now'; ‘The Fornicator'; ‘The Case of Conscience'; ‘Jacob and Rachel'; and ‘Donald Brodie'.

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BURNS (Robert). Tam O'Shanter And Souter Johnny, A poem By Robert Burns, Illustrated by Thomas Landseer. London: Marsh and Miller, Oxford Street, 1830. Printed by S. Bentley, Dorset Street. One gathering narrow cr.8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and conjugate vignette title-page on plate-paper, with tissue guard; four other wood-engraved plates, with tissue guards, all on plate-paper; tail-piece on text-paper; pp.[3 (excluding plate-paper title-page)]-16+[ii]; very pale green paper wrappers, cut flush, printed on front and back in black, the back wrapper bearing publisher's advertisements; issued with free-end-papers of thin paper, but no paste-downs. A very little almost imperceptible foxing and dusting passim, but a nice copy of a fragile book.

The first appearance of Landseer's illustrations. Thomas was the brother of Sir Edwin Landseer. CBEL, II, p.980.

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BURNS (Robert). An Address to the Deil, By Robert Burns; With explanatory notes. Illustrated by numerous engravings on wood, After designs by Thomas Landseer. London: William Kidd, 6, Old Bond Street, 1830. Globe 8vo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece, letterpress and engraved titles, six wood-engraved plates; wood-engraved head- and tail- piece; printer's imprint of C. Whittingham, 21, Tooks Court, Chancery Lane, London, on last page; pp.23+[i]; contemporary half dark green calf, spine ruled and tooled blind, ruled gilt, and with dark red letering-piece, tooled blind on sides; oil-marbled boards and matching edges; drab-faced end-papers. Calf a little rubbed over joints; scattered light foxing; in general a nice copy.

The first edition with these illustrations, and the first issue: with a letterpress title-page bearing the imprint of William Kidd and dated 1830. The bled dark-plate wood-engraved title-page is particularly fine. Thomas was the brother of Sir Edwin Landseer.

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BURNS (Robert). [Cover title:] An Address to the Deil, By Robert Burns; With explanatory notes. Illustrated by Eleven first rate engravings on wood, After designs by Thomas Landseer. London: James Gilbert, 228, Regent Street, And 51, Paternoster Row; And Renshaw, Jones, and Kirkman, Gutter Lane, 1832. Two Shillings. Globe 8vo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; letter-press title-page excised but present as a stub; wood-engraved frontispiece, engraved titles, and six wood-engraved plates; wood-engraved head- and tail- piece; printer's imprint of C. Whittingham, 21, Tooks Court, Chancery Lane, London, on last page; pp.23 (including stub)+[i]; pale light red wrappers printed in black, the back wrapper bearing advertisements, the front wrapper printed as above and including a small wood-engraving after Landseer; t.e.g; white end-papers. Old rough re-backing of red sheep, chipped and splitting slightly at head of spine; faint vertical crease throughout; light dusting and fingering; some small corners turned; a very good copy only, but uncommon in the wrappers.

The first edition with these illustrations, second issue: without the letterpress title-page bearing the imprint of William Kidd and the date 1830, and with a new publisher's imprint on the wrapper, together with the re-issue date 1832. The bled dark-plate wood-engraved title-page is particularly fine. Thomas was the brother of Sir Edwin Landseer.

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BURNS (Robert). Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish dialect, By Robert Burns. Kilmarnock: Printed by John Wilson, 1786 [On verso of title leaf:] Reprint and fac-simile Of the Original Kilmarnock edition. (Limited to 600 Copies, being the extent of the original issue.) Printed at Kilmarnock, in 1867, by [ink signature:] James McKie. TOGETHER WITH: Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish dialect. By Robert Burns. (Poems as they appeared in the Early Edinburgh editions.) Kilmarnock: Printed by James M‘Kie, 1869. TOGETHER WITH: Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish dialect. By Robert Burns. (Posthumous poems). Kilmarnock: Printed by James M‘Kie, 1869. TOGETHER WITH: Songs, Chiefly in the Scottish dialect. By Robert Burns. Kilmarnock: Printed by James M‘Kie, 1869. 4 Vols., uniform, Med.8vo; half-titles not called for; engraved portrait frontispiece after Beugo in second volume; blank at end of fourth volume; pp.240; 244; 370; 396+xxvi (Index to all four volumes); quarter Japanese vellum over white cloth, blue boards, paper spine labels (one on first volume, two each on rest); top- and fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; prospectus for this edition (Dated October 1868) and for a two volume edition also published by M‘Kie (Dated 1871) loosely laid in (two folded sheets). Spines darkened a little and Japanese vellum showing slight wear; otherwise a fine set.

‘The Kilmarnock Complete Edition of Burns' Poems and Songs', each volume limited to 600 numbered copies signed by M‘Kie. According to M‘Kie's plan as set out in the prospectus, after the type facsimile of the 1786 Kilmarnock edition, there should be "One Volume to consist of all the Poems which appeared in the early Edinburgh Editions, (excluding those Poems contained in the Original Kilmarnock Edition, excepting additions and alterations made by the Author himself,) with the List of Subscribers to the First Edinburgh Edition, and a re-production of Beugo's celebrated Engraving of the Poet, similar to that which appeared as a Frontispiece to the Book. Another Volume will consist of all the Poems of Burns which have since appeared, and which may be appropriately called his Posthumous Poems, with the extended Glossary. The third Volume will comprise the Songs. . . . The work will be printed from the earliest copies, without mutilation of any kind." The second volume, as will be apparent from the above, includes variorum notes; whilst M‘Kie describes its contents in the Preface to the volume of Posthumous Poems as follows: "It contains the Poems which appeared originally in Currie's first edition; next, the Poems as published by Stewart; afterwards, those given by Cromek, and the four effusions first printed in Lockhart's Life of the Poet. These are followed by Poems collated from various sources, and by the few additional pieces first given by Allan Cunningham, Hogg and Motherwell, Robert Chambers, and Dr. Waddell." In addition, says the editor, "we have had access to an original MS. vol of Poems by Burns which was of great use to us." The volume of the Songs includes Burns Preface to the Afton Lodge Ms., which is here first printed. CBEL, II, p.974, recording the facsimile, but failing to note the remaining three volumes.

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BURNS (Robert). Posthumous Poems. Edited, printed, and published by James M'Kie, Kilmarnock, 1869. Original boards, edges trimmed; boards slightly dusty; internally a very nice copy.

A volume from the Kilmarnock Complete Edition of Burns' Poems and Songs, limited to 600 copies, signed by the editor. "It contains the Poems which appeared originally in Currie's first edition; next, the Poems as published by Stewart; afterwards, those given by Cromek, and the four effusions first printed in Lockhart's Life of the Poet. These are followed by Poems collated from various sources, and by the few additional pieces first given by Allan Cunningham, Hogg and Motherwell, Robert Chambers, and Dr. Waddell." In addition, says the editor, "we have had access to an original MS. vol of Poems by Burns which was of great use to us."

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BURNS (Robert). Some account Of The Glenriddell Mss. Of Burns's poems: With several poems never before published. Edited by Henry A. Bright. (Printed for Private Distribution.) Liverpool: Gilbert G. Walmsley, 50, Lord Street, 1874. F'cap 4to; half-title not called for; pp.55+[i (printer's imprint)]; original brown fine morocco cloth sides, later rebacked with green calf, red calf spine label ruled and lettered gilt; t.e.g.; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Cloth slightly dull, and inner joints strengthened with brown linen; backs of end-papers foxed, with offsetting onto facing pages; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

Claims to print variant readings where they differ from any of the published versions, Burns's own unpublished - and often copious - notes on his poems., together with eight poems previously unprinted. The volume concludes with a brief section of ‘Memoranda Regarding Capt. Robert Riddell of Glenriddell, (Communicated by W. Scott Douglas.)'. The new poems are ‘Epistle to John Goldie in Kilmarnock, author of "The Gospel Recovered." - August, 1785.'; ‘Ode to the departed Regency Bill. - 1789.'; ‘Birthday Ode. - 31st December, 1787.'; ‘Jeremiah, 15th Chapter, 10 V.'; ‘From Clarinda, on Mr. B-'s saying that he had "nothing else to do."; ‘Answer to the foregoing. Extempore.'; ‘A Fragment. - On Glenriddel's Fox breaking his Chain.'; and ‘On Captn. L - sc - lls.' CBEL, II, p.978; Egerer, 764, stating that only the Preface, three poems, and four stanzas, are here first published.

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