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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.

BURTON (Sir Richard F.). The Carmina Of Caius Valerius Catullus Now first completely Englished into Verse And Prose, the Metrical Part by Capt. Sir Richard F. Burton, K.C.M.G., F.R.C.S., etc., etc., etc., and the Prose Portion, Introduction, And Notes Explanatory And Illustrative by Leonard C. Smithers. London, 1894: Printed for the translators: in one volume: for Private Subscribers only. Med.8vo; engraved frontispiece with tissue guard; title-page printed in red and black; final blank; quarter vellum blocked and lettered gilt on spine, drab board sides; a.e. uncut; net book agreement Notice of H.S. Nichols & Co., the distributors of the volume, tipped in between front end-papers. Paper covering of spine worn a little at fore-edges and corners; otherwise a fine, and largely unopened, copy.

One of an edition limited to 1,000 numbered copies printed on fine hand-made paper. The text is dual language.

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BUTLER (E.D.). Hungarian Poems and Fables For English Readers. Selected and translated by E.D. Butler, Of The British Museum. With Illustrations by A.G. Butler. Trubner and Co., 57 and 59, Ludgate Hill, 1877. Half-title not called for; pp.[viii]+88; lithographic frontispiece and two plates, printed in purple; woodcut illustrations in the text; diagonally fine ribbed bright green cloth over very thin boards, cut flush, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover; yellow coated end-papers. First and last few leaves and plates foxed; small damp-splash on back cover; otherwise a very nice copy of a somewhat delicate book.

The ‘Fables and Allegories' occupying approximately the last half of the volume are in prose.

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[BYRON (George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord).]. English bards, And Scotch Reviewers. A satire. London: Printed for James Cawthorn, British Library, No.24, Cockspur Street, N.D. [1809]. Lge.12mo, printed in half-sheets; half-title, title, and Preface leaf, together one half gathering, precede start of text (the final gathering, F, being also of three leaves, and possibly printed conjugate); pp.vi+54; later dark blue crushed morocco, ruled gilt on sides and spine, spine with five raised bands, gilt tooled edges and inner dentelles, marbled end-papers; a.e.g. Some wear to morocco at head and tail bands, and corners; short tear in blank lower margin of title-page, expertly repaired without use of tissue; short tear in blank upper margin of B1; very light foxing of two leaves; otherwise a fine, tall, copy. Scarce.

The genuine first edition, of which, in all, one thousand copies were printed, the paper being watermarked ‘E & P/1805'. With the misprint ‘crouds' for ‘crowds' at line 159, and the word ‘Author' correctly spelled on p.[v]. Randolph, p.14, superseding Wise. Randolph's first state, with the reading ‘Despatch' at l.47, and a complete copy (or first issue) with the Preface leaf present, as in the authorial presentation copies.

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[BYRON (George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord).]. English bards, And Scotch Reviewers. A satire. London: Printed for James Cawthorn, British Library, No.24, Cockspur Street, N.D. [1809]. 12mo, printed in half-sheets; half-title (here lacking), title, and Preface leaf, together one half gathering, precede start of text (the final gathering, F, being also of three leaves, and possibly printed conjugate); contemporary dark green full diced calf, sides ruled, and with elaborate tooled border, gilt on sides, spine ruled and tooled gilt, brown lettering-piece up-lettered, gilt, gilt tooled edges to boards; green-faced end-papers; a.e.g. Old, somewhat crude, rebacking, and inner joints repaired with cloth; author's name added to title-page in ms. in a contemporary hand; some cockling and light marking to text; a very good copy, nonetheless. Scarce.

The genuine first edition, of which, in all, one thousand copies were printed, the paper being watermarked ‘E & P/1805'. With the misprint ‘crouds' for ‘crowds' at line 159, and the word ‘Author' correctly spelled on p.[v]. Randolph, p.14, superseding Wise. Randolph's first state, with the reading ‘Despatch' at l.47, and a ‘complete copy' (or first issue) with the Preface leaf present, as in the authorial presentation copies.

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BYRON ([George Gordon Noel Byron,] Lord). Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. A romaunt. The second edition. London: Printed for John Murray, Fleet-Street; William Blackwood, Edinburgh; and John Cumming, Dublin By Thomas Davison, White-Friars, 1812. Demy 8vo; half-title precedes large folding facsimile; additional unnumbered leaf headed ‘Note on the errors in the inscriptions at Orchomenus' bound in after Contents; contemporary full calf blind and gilt; marbled edges and end-papers. Spine worn at head and tail; contemporary ownership inscription on upper margin of title-page; a very little light scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy, with large margins.

Wise I, p.52. The first 8vo edition. This second edition includes six new poems, one of which, ‘Euthanasia', was set up in type in quarto format for the first edition, but did not actually appear in the volume as published; the unnumbered ‘Note' leaf was suppressed in later printings.

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BYRON ([George Gordon Noel Byron,] Lord) and ROGERS (Samuel). Lara, A tale. Jacqueline, A tale. Printed for J. Murray, 1814. F'cap 8vo; bound up without the half-title and the final advertisements; contemporary full green calf, spine with six raised bands, red label, elaborately tooled gilt on bands and in compartments, sides tooled with an elaborate border, blind and gilt, and with a large central panel embossed with an arabesque design in blind against a gilt-tooled ground; marbled edges and end-papers. Sides rubbed, spine very slightly chipped at head and tail-bands; internally very nice.

A sumptuous contemporary binding, still strong, and still extremely pleasant, though suffering somewhat now from the effects of age. Wise, I, p.101. The paper of this copy unwatermarked.

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BYRON ([George Gordon Noel Byron,] Lord). Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. Canto the third. London: Printed for John Murray, Albemarle-street, 1816. Demy 8vo; advertisements on verso of last leaf of text; pp.[iv]+79+[i]; 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end on text-paper, dated November 1816; original plain drab wrappers. Light stain on lower fore-corner of first few leaves; otherwise very nice.

Wise, I, p.56; Randolph, pp.59-60. This copy agrees with Wise's second issue in that the quotation on the title-page is three and a half inches wide, the exclamation mark is present at the end of the first line of the second stanza, and the fifth line of the note on p.67 has the incorrect reading ‘Eagle' instead of ‘Falcon'. The ‘L' of ‘Lettre' in the quotation on the title-page falls under the ‘l' of ‘celui', however, instead of the ‘u', as reported by Wise (Randolph says ‘lu', which is a fudge, and fails to distinguish between two definitely different placings of these words): a variant unknown to Wise and, at least, unnoticed by Randolph. The last word of the second stanza in this copy reads correctly in full ‘prevail.' instead of ‘prevai' as in some copies: this being a point not commented on by either authority. Randolph's second issue, first variant.

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BYRON ([George Gordon Noel Byron,] Lord). The Prisoner of Chillon, and Other poems. Printed for John Murray, 1816. Disbound, and lacking the half-title and advertisements; tear in inner margin of title-page; otherwise a nice copy.

Wise, I, p.113. It is not possible to say which issue, since the advertisement leaf is lacking.

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BYRON ([George Gordon Noel Byron,] Lord). Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. Canto the Fourth. John Murray, 1818. Half-title not called for; ; 2pp. publisher's advertisements at end; original blue paper covered boards, light brown paper spine, paper label; uncut edges. Paper chipped at head of spine, and slits at extremities of joints; label slightly chipped; corners worn; small mark on fore-margin of title-page; top corner torn from back free end-paper, advertisement leaf (with loss of six letters on heading), and blank upper margin of last leaf of text; otherwise a fine unopened copy.

The second issue, with the inserted paragraph, commencing "There is still much curious information . . . ", on p.160, but with p.218 starting "the other on the pretext of a rebellion . . . " The first issue is definitely rare. Wise, I, pp.60-1.

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BYRON ([George Gordon Noel Byron,] Lord). Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. Canto the fourth. John Murray, 1818. Half-title not called for; original boards, 2pp. publisher's advertisements at end. Paper of spine chipped at head, and altogether a trifle delicate; paper label chipped; boards slightly damp-marked, and worn at corners; back end-papers damp-stained; a little light foxing here and there, but the text in general nice.

The third issue, p.218 beginning ‘says Lipsius'.

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BYRON ([George Gordon Noel Byron,] Lord). Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. Canto the fourth. John Murray, 1818. Half-title not called for; lacking the 2pp. publisher's advertisements at end; modern cream wrappers. Fine copy.

This copy agrees with Wise's third issue throughout, p.155 ending ""Esortazione" instead of "the impressions of" as in the first issue, whilst signatures ‘P' and ‘Q' are signed ‘*P' and ‘*Q', p.217 having three footnotes, and p.218 beginning "says Lipsius", the five line errata (which was reduced to three lines in the fourth issue, and cancelled altogether in the fifth issue) here appearing on p.[236]. Not in Randolph.

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BYRON ([George Gordon Noel Byron,] Lord). Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice. An Historical Tragedy, In five acts. With notes. The prophecy of Dante, A poem. John Murray, 1821. Half-title, and final integral leaf of advertisements present, but lacking the initial blank; recent red quarter crushed morocco, cloth sides, spine with five raised bands. Neat inscription dated May 23rd 1821 on half-title page; a little light dusting internally, but a very nice large copy, the binding in fine state.

The second issue, the speech of the Doge on p.151 beginning: "His crimes!" Wise, II, p.30. A blank leaf has been bound in before the half-title page, on which some former owner has written in pencil, doubtless in a spirit of incantation: "First blank". We are prepared to guarantee that it is not!

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BYRON ([George Gordon Noel Byron,] Lord). Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice. An Historical Tragedy, In five acts. With notes. The Prophecy of Dante, A poem. London: John Murray, Albemarle-street, 1821. Bound up without the half-title and initial blank, but with the advertisement leaf; needing rebinding, but the sewing sound; a little light foxing in text, but generally nice.

The second issue, the speech of the Doge on p.151 begining: "His crimes!" Wise, II, p.30

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BYRON ([George Gordon Noel Byron,] Lord). Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice. An Historical Tragedy, In five acts. With notes. The prophecy of Dante, A poem. London: John Murray, Albemarle-street, 1821. Half-title, and final integral leaf of advertisements present, but lacking the initial blank; original boards; a.e. uncut. Backstrip, paper covering of boards, and free end-papers lacking; name clipped from upper margin of title-page; some staining and dusting of prelims., and light ink offsetting on three or four leaves where written pages have been placed between them wet; otherwise in general a nice copy. As a binding copy.

The second issue, the speech of the Doge on p.151 beginning: "His crimes!" Wise, II, p.30.

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BYRON ([George Gordon Noel Byron,] Lord). Sardanapalus, A tragedy. The two Foscari, A tragedy. Cain, A mystery. John Murray, 1821. Demy 8vo; half-title lacking; pp.[iii]-viii+[440]; binder's blanks at front and back; marbled end-papers. Disbound, but sewing sound; otherwise a nice copy.

Randolph, p.75: the putative first issue, the first fly-title reading ‘SARDANAPALUS' instead of ‘SARDANAPALUS / A Tragedy' as in the second issue.

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[BYRON (George Gordon Byron, Lord).]. Don Juan. Cantos XII. - XIII. - and XIV. London, 1823: Printed for John Hunt, 38, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, and 22, Old Bond Street. 12mo.; half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.170+[ii]; original drab paper covered boards, white paper spine label printed in black; a.e. uncut. Re-backed with matching paper and with the original spine-label preserved; end-papers unobtrusively strengthened at gutters; slight foxing and scattered light staining passim; in general, nonetheless, a nice copy.



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CAMPBELL (Lewis, M.A., LL.D., Professor of Greek in the University of St. Andrew's) Sophocles: The seven plays In English verse. London, Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1, Paternoster Square, 1883. Half-title not present, possibly not called for; binder's blank at front and back; photogravure frontispiece printed in sepia; pp.[iii]-[xxviii]+404; bevelled diagonally fine-ribbed deep olive green cloth, ruled black on sides and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated chocolate. End-papers strengthened with linen, and relevant illustration laid on to paste-downs; pencilled notes and scoring on a few leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

The first two leaves and the fifth leaf here appear all to be single insets, whilst the second gathering (pp.xiii-[xxviii]), which is signed b and falls between gatherings [A] and B, is on paper of a cheaper quality from that of the bulk of the text, and would appear to be either an addition or a cancel. Two further pages, excluding a half-title, would have been required to complete the first gathering, and we hypothesise that the half-title and [A]7 and 8 have been suppressed the new gathering b being substituted in place of the two last. Gatherings C, E, G, I, M, N, O, P, Q, R, T, Y, and Z, are also on the cheaper paper, and it occurs to us to speculate that the book may have been made up from left over sheets of an earlier edition - possibly the two volume edition of the plays and other matter published by the Oxford Warehouse in 1881 bulked out with a number of newly printed quires, possibly revised - in which case the title-page here, also, will be a cancel. CBEL, III, p.1004

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CAMPBELL (Ronald). Links In The chain of destiny. A Poem In Various verse. London: 83, Newman Street, Oxford Street, 1852. Lge.12mo; blank at front; half-title not called for; printer's imprint leaf at end; pp.[xii]+221+[i (blank)]+[ii (fly-title to Notes)]+[ii (Notes, followed by Erratum)]+[ii (verso blank)]; light blue ripple-grain cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked blind and gilt on sides, lettered and elaborately blocked gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow. Spine slightly darkened, cloth slightly worn at head and tail of spine and tips of corners; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription dated Oct. 1852 on the front blank.

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CANTON (William). A lost epic And other poems. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1887. All Rights reserved. Super Roy.16mo in half sheets; pp.[x]+215+[i (printer's imprint)]; quarter scarlet morocco faced basil, olive green smooth cloth sides, ruled and blocked gilt on front cover, lettered, with ruled boxes, gilt on spine; t.e. gilt, others uncut; end-papers faced black. A fine copy.

The dearer of two variant issues, the other being in full bevelled olive green buckram, differently lettered and blocked, and with end-papers faced blackish brown. CBEL, III, p.335; Miles, pp.251-60; Reilly, p.85. The author's first volume of verse.

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CANTON (William). A lost epic And other poems. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1887. All Rights reserved. Super Roy.16mo in half sheets; pp.[x]+215+[i (printer's imprint)]; bevelled olive green buckram, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top-edges uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated blackish brown. Spine and top edge of front board very slightly darkened; otherwise a fine copy.

The cheaper of two variant issues, the other being in quarter scarlet basil, differently lettered and blocked, and with black faced end-papers. CBEL, III, p.335; Miles, pp.251-60; Reilly, p.85. The author's first volume of verse.

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CANTON (William). W.V. Her Book And Various Verses. With Two Illustrations by C.E. Brock. Isbister & Co. Ltd., 15 & 16 Tavistock Street Covent Garden, 1896. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and one plate, both on Japanese vellum; imprint leaf, with advertisement on verso, at end; mottled pale blue-green unglazed linen, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Nice copy.

CBEL, III, p.335; Miles, pp.251-60 (predating this volume). Stories for a child (Canton's daughter, Winifred Veda), intermixed with children's poetry; the last third of the volume containing adult poetry. Reilly, p.85

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CAPERN (Edward). Ballads and songs. By Edward Capern, Rural postman of Bideford, Devon. Author of "Poems." London: W. Kent & Co. (late D. Bogue), 86, Fleet Street, 1859 [i.e., Winter 1858]. Half-title not called for; 4pp. publisher's advertisements at end (a conjugate pair, but on text-paper, probably printed conjugate with the last gathering, which otherwise has six leaves); pp.[xii]+188+[iv]+[(?)4]; bright sage green morocco cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked blind on sides, ruled, lettered, and elaborately blocked gilt on spine; top- and lower- edges uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; binder's ticket of Bone and Son (Ball, 17C) on back paste-down. Cloth facing (but not underlying paper) slightly chipped (2 or 3 mm maximum) at head and tail of spine; a little scattered light foxing in text; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed inscription on the front end-paper. The author's second book. Dedicated to Angela Burdett Coutts. Miles, X.

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CAPERN (Edward). Wayside warbles. By Edward Capern. Rural postman of Bideford, Devon. Author of "Poems," "Ballads and Songs," and the "Devonshire Melodist." London: Sampson Low, son, and Marston, Milton House, Ludgate Hill, 1865. The right of translation is reserved. 4pp. text-paper advertisements at end, probably printed conjugate with the preliminary gathering; pp.xii+207+[i (blank)]+[4]; dark green fine morocco cloth, ruled, blocked, and embossed blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers faced pale yellow. Small restoration to cloth at head of spine; owner's rubber-stamp and two signatures on front end-paper; a little scattered light foxing; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Printed at the Chiswick Press. Miles, X.

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CAPERN (Edward). Sungleams and shadows. London: Kent & Co., Paternoster Row. Birmingham: Cornish Bros., 37, New Street. Houghton & Hammond, Scotland Passage, 1881. (The right of translation is reserved.) Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not ccalled for; woodcut vignette on title; last leaf of prelims. blank except for six-line Errata on verso; pp.[xvi]+324; 12pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end, on thinner paper; green sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated light lemon. Some foxing; one leaf of advertisements torn, another largely lacking; in general a very good copy, nonetheless.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription in verse to Georgina L. Dark, dated from Westward Ho!, May 20th 1881, on verso of dedication, and with her ownership inscription on the front end-paper. A scarce late volume by the postman poet of Bideford in Devon.

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[CARPENTER (Edward).]. Towards Democracy. John Heywood, Deansgate, and Ridgefield, Manchester, And 11, Paternoster Buildings, London, 1883. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; leaf bearing copyright notice on recto follows title page; pp.[iv]+[120]; stylised headpiece and tailpiece to text; diagonally fine ribbed yellowish olive green cloth over very thin boards, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, blocked black with head- and tail- piece motif on front cover (the latter in an extended form, with rules), lettered gilt on front cover, in black up spine; end-papers coated yellow. End-papers discoloured by paste action, presumably as always, and small scuffed patch on front pastedown where name has been erased; a scattering of small light fox-spots on edges; otherwise a fine copy of a fragile book. Very scarce, especially thus.

According to a signed holograph note in a copy once owned by Alan Clodd, 500 copies of this volume were printed, at the author's expense, and almost 300 were sold within the first two years. This first edition includes the first part only. A further part, though not at that time so differentiated, was published along with the second (and revised) edition of the first part in 1885; Part Three, together with reprints of the first two parts, in 1892; and Part Four in 1902.

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[CARPENTER (Edward).]. Towards Democracy. Second edition, enlarged. John Heywood. Deansgate and Ridgefield, Manchester; And 11, Paternoster Buildings, London, 1885. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; fly-title precedes start of text; pp.260; diagonally fine ribbed rich yellowish olive green cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, blocked black with ivy branch motif on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover, and up spine; end-papers coated pale lime green. Very slight mottling to cloth at extreme upper fore-edge of back cover; otherwise a near fine copy. Scarce.

The first edition, published entirely anonymously in 1883, includes a total of only 124pp. The present edition not merely extends the work to nearly double the length of the original by the addition of what came later to be known as the second part, but which is not here so differentiated, but reprints those portions published before only with considerable excisions and alterations. The anonymity of the original also is in part here laid aside, since Carpenter's name now appears on the verso of the title page as the copyright holder. A third part was to be published in 1892, along with a reprint of the first two parts, and a fourth in 1902.

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CARR (J. Comyns). King Arthur, A drama In A prologue and four acts. Macmillan and Co., And New York, 1895. (The Right of Translation and Reproduction is Reserved.) Med.8vo; pp.viii+67+[i (printer's imprint)]; sky-blue coarse rough buckram blocked with publisher's monogram in black on back cover, blocked and lettered black on front cover, lettered gilt up spine; a.e. uncut. Gilt a little rubbed on spine, with loss of three or four letters; otherwise very nice.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription on the upper margin of the half-title page. The more expensive issue, in cloth, published at 2/-. There was also an issue at 1/- in wrappers, trimmed to a slightly smaller size.

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CARR (J. Comyns). King Arthur, A drama In A prologue and four acts. London: Macmillan and Co., And New York, 1895. (The Right of Translation and Reproduction is Reserved.) Demy 8vo; pp.viii+67+[i (printer's imprint)]; light grey wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; a.e. red; issued without end-papers. Paper of spine slightly frayed and re-glued at head; inscription erased from upper margin of half-title leaving slight thinning; otherwise very nice.

The issue in wrappers, priced 1/-. There was also a 2/- issue, in cloth, on slightly larger paper.

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CARROLL (Lewis). The hunting Of the snark: An Agony In Eight Fits. With nine illustrations By Henry Holiday. Macmillan and Co., 1876. Post 8vo, in half sheets; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, eight full-page illustrations, and a chart, all on text-paper; ivory buckram, blocked pictorially black on sides, lettered black on front cover and up spine; a.e.g.; very dark green coated end-papers. Very slight wear to cloth at head and tail of spine; otherwise a nice copy.



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CARROLL (Lewis [i.e., C.L. Dodgson]). Rhyme? And reason? With sixty-five illustrations By Arthur B. Frost And nine By Henry Holiday. Price seven shillings. Macmillan and Co., 1883. Sm.cr.8vo; frontispiece with tissue guard and other illustrations on text paper; note and conjugate Contents leaves tipped-in; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.xii (including frontispiece)+214+[ii]; light apple green buckram, ruled and blocked gilt on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. yellow; end-papers coated very dark green. Spine a little dull; tissue guard to frontispiece lightly foxed, with offsetting; inscription on verso of half-title; otherwise a nice copy.

Osborne Collection, p.60.

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CARROLL (Lewis [i.e., C.L. Dodgson]). [Caption title:] Christmas greetings (From a fairy to a child.). No place, no publisher, no date. Single leaf, imp.16mo, printed on one side only. Near fine copy. Scarce.

Bibliographically complex. Williams, Madan and Green record several variants, mostly indicative of piracy. In the present copy the paper contains a fragment of the E. Towgood watermark, suggestive of an Oxford origin, and it is in fact of the same stock as that used by Parker for the accredited first printing. In that, however, the first ‘g' in ‘forgetting' in line one of stanza five is said always to be damaged at the foot, whilst in the present copy it is perfect, although rather faint. We are uncertain as to the status of this copy, but suspect that it may be an early printed copy of the genuine first edition.

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CARTWRIGHT (Fairfax L., B.A.). Bianca capello. A tragedy. Field and Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, E.C.; Simpkin, Marshall & Co.: Hamilton, Adams & Co., 1886. Six blanks precede title-page; half-title not called for; publisher's inserted 8pp. f'cap 8vo catalogue, followed by four integral and two text-paper blanks at end; Japanese vellum boards lettered gilt on front cover and up spine, ruled and blocked gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Covers a trifle darkened and very slightly rubbed; end-papers lightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy. One of the less common Leadenhall Press titles.



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CATLIN (George L., United States Consul). The Postillion Of Nagold And Other poems. Stuttgart 1884, Konrad Wittwer. Pott 8vo; flyleaf at front and back; pp.128; full polished calf, very elaborately tooled gilt on sides, spine, and inner edges; white head and tail bands; a.e.g.; end-papers patterned in gold. Virtually fine copy.

With the author's signed holograph presentation inscription on the verso of the title-page. The binding, though superb, is apparently original, and is presumably a presentation binding executed for the author.

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CATULLUS: with the Pervigilium Veneris. Edited by S.G. Owen. Illustrated by J.R. Weguelin. Lawrence and Bullen, 16 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, 1893. Lge.sq.8vo; photogravure frontispiece and six plates, all with tissue guards; title-page printed in red and black; cerise bevelled buckram lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Spine dull; owner's gilt armorial stamp on sides; otherwise a very nice copy.

Printed on thick paper in large type. One of 1,000 numbered copies. An excellent edition, with good notes.

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CHATTERTON (Georgiana, Lady). Oswald of Deira: A drama. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1867. Pp.[iv]+155+[i (blank)]; white fine morocco cloth, ruled blind on sides, blocked gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated bright grey-green. Covers dusty and a trifle foxed; otherwise a fine copy, unopened apart from the first half-gathering.

Verse drama. A scarce title, not in either the Sadleir or Wolff collections of her works.

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CHOLMONDELEY (F.G., Junior Student of Ch.Ch.). Newdigate Prize Poem. The burning of Paris: Recited In the Theatre, Oxford, June 12, 1872. Oxford: Thos. Shrimpton & Son, Broad Street, 1872. One half-sheet, 12mo; half-title not called for. Disbound; otherwise a fine copy.



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CLARK (Charles). [Cover title:] John Noakes & Mary Styles; Or, "An Essex calf's" visit To Tiptree races: [sic] [on inside front cover:] Charles Clark, Totham, Essex, 1866. 12mo; pp.[3]-48; plain light drab wrappers, cut flush, paper label on front cover, another on inside front cover; without end-papers. Back wrapper creased; front wrapper slightly chipped; label on front wrapper marked; light damp-staining of last few leaves; in general a nice copy.

An oddly produced volume, both gatherings being signed ‘B'! First edition, second issue. Originally published by John Russell Smith in 1839, with an extended title, continuing: ‘A Poem, Exhibiting some of the most striking lingual Localisms peculiar to Essex. With a glossary. By Charles Clark, Esq. Of Great Totham Hall, Essex.' - the present re-issue of left-over sheets being made by the author. The original title-page has here been cut up to produce the cover label, this explaining the colon with which it so mysteriously ends. The volume includes a fourteen-page Glossary of the dialect words used. Laid on to the inside front cover is an unsigned poem clipped from a newspaper, and dated "Near St. James's Day, 1872", relating to the proposed suppression of Tiptree Fair.

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CLARKE (Herbert E.). Tannhauser And other poems. Bertram Dobell, 77 Charing Cross Road, W.C., 1896. Lge.f'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; title-page printed in scarlet and black; 7pp. advertisements for Clarke's ‘Poems and Sonnets' followed by 3pp. blank at end; yellow-green buckram lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Covers dull and mottled; ownership inscription ‘A.B. Clarke / Shebbear' on front blank; slight foxing and light dusting passim; a good copy only.

CBEL, III, p.336; Miles, VIII, p.455 et seq. Clarke was from the Cambridgeshire fens, and of Quaker stock. Very accomplished and melodious verse, better than good. The author's last collection. Reilly, p.96

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CLOUGH (Arthur H.) and BURBIDGE (Thomas). Ambarvalia. Poems By Thomas Burbidge And Arthur H. Clough. London: Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; Francis Macpherson, Oxford, 1849. F'cap 8vo; pp.[vi]+155+[i (printer's imprint)]; vertically fine ribbed dark olive green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow; binder's ticket of ‘Bone & Son, 16, Fleet Street' on back pastedown. Faint ring-marks on sides; slight marking of front end-papers; half title lightly foxed; portrait of Clough lightly tipped on to back pastedown; otherwise a nice copy.

CBEL, III, p.265; Miles, IV. The scarce first issue: the Clough section was re-issued separately in the following year.

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CLOUGH (Arthur Hugh). Poems. With a memoir. Macmillan and Co. Cambridge And 23 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden London, 1862. (The right of translation is reserved). F'cap 8vo; pp.xxvii+[i (blank)]+259+[i (blank)]; 16pp. publisher's catalogue in smaller format at end; blue-green honeycomb grain cloth, ruled black, ruled, blocked, and with monogram gilt on front cover, ruled blind on back cover, ruled gilt and black and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated brown. A very nice copy.

A minor binding variant, some copies being provided with a catalogue in full f'cap 8vo format, and some copies, presumably later, having an additional 8pp. catalogue at the end. CBEL, III, p.264; Miles, IV; Tinker, 646; Scott A13. The Memoir is by F.T. Palgrave.

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CLOUGH (Arthur Hugh, Sometime Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford). Poems. New and revised edition. Macmillan and Co., 1888. Cr.8vo; blank before half-title; fine steel-engraved portrait frontispiece by C.H. Jeems on plate paper, conjugate with letterpress title-leaf; tissue guard; pp.x (including title-leaf but not frontispiece)+459+[i (blank)]; bright green fine diaper cloth, ruled blind on sides, blocked with Clough's monogram within ruled circles, gilt, on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated grey-green. Fine copy.

The first expanded edition of a collection originally published in 1862. This edition in cr.8vo format contains 459 pages of poems as against the 260 pages of the original edition, which was in the smaller f'cap 8vo. It does, however, omit the Memoir, which occupied an additional thirty pages in that volume. The expanded edition is by no means common.

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COGHILL (James). (Subscribers' edition.) Poems, Songs, And Sonnets. Glasgow: Robert L. Holmes, 3 and 5 Dunlop Street, 1890. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[191]+[i (blank)]; diagonally fine ribbed wide rib effect scarlet cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover, ruled black, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated yellow. Nice copy.

Printed in Glasgow. Dedicated to the memory (and widow) of Robert W. Thom. Reilly, p.99

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COLERIDGE (Ernest Hartley). Poems. John Lane, The Bodley Head, London and New York, 1898. 12mo in fours, printed on thick laid paper; two text-paper blanks tipped in before title-page; half-title not called for; dedication page printed in red; pp.107+[i (printer's imprint)]; pale grey-green coarse buckram, ruled gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Nice copy.

Reilly, p.101

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COLERIDGE (S.T.). Remorse. A tragedy, In five acts. By S.T. Coleridge. London: Printed for W. Pople, 67, Chancery Lane, 1813. Price Three Shillings. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.viii+[4 (not paginated)]+72; full black crushed morocco, spine with four raised bands, lettered gilt in compartments, gilt rules on sides and spine; marbled end-papers. Points rubbed; a little very light dusting internally and a few small corners turned, but a nice copy, nonetheless.

Presentation copy from the American theatre entrepreneur Herman Phillips to the producer, John Tuerk, with his signed holograph inscription on the first binder's blank. Includes a 2pp. Prologue by Charles Lamb. A revised version of a verse play entitled ‘Osorio' which Coleridge wrote in 1797 at the instigation of Sheridan, but did not either publish or succeed in getting produced: Sheridan having apparently retained what Coleridge at that time believed to be the only copy of the manuscript. (Sheridan's name has been added in pencil in the present copy in a contemporary hand where Coleridge in transcribing the transaction has written "Mr. --".) The present version was first performed at the Drury Lane Theatre on January 23rd, 1813, met with some success, and ran for twenty nights. Two further editions were issued in the same year with revisions both to the text of the play and to Coleridge's 6pp. Introduction, the latter being reduced by almost half. Wise, p.29; Stratman, 1150; Tinker, 690: NCBEL 3: 217.

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COLERIDGE (S.T., Esq.). Christabel: Kubla Khan, A vision; The pains of sleep. London: Printed for John Murray, Albemarle-street, By William Bulmer and Co. Cleveland-row, St. James's, 1816. Pp.viii+64; finely bound in recent full brown crushed Levant morocco. Lacking the half-title; otherwise fine.

Issued originally in plain drab paper wrappers. Wise 32

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COLERIDGE (S.T., Esq.). Christabel: Kubla Khan, A vision; The pains of sleep. London: Printed for John Murray, Albemarle-street, By William Bulmer and Co. Cleveland-row, St. James's, 1816. Pp.viii+64; old drab boards. Backstrip lacking; lacking also the half-title and final leaf of the Preface, but otherwise complete; foxed and dusty throughout, with a couple of leaves quite badly stained and one of them lacking a couple of letters through adhesion. As a working copy only.

Issued originally in plain drab paper wrappers. Wise 32

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COLERIDGE (S.T.). Zapolya: A Christmas tale, In two parts: The Prelude Entitled "The usurper's fortune;" And The Sequel Entitled "The usurper's fate." Printed for Rest Fenner, Paternoster Row, 1817. Lge. post 8vo; lacking the half-title; contemporary tree calf, gilt. Very good.



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COLERIDGE (Samuel Taylor). Osorio: A tragedy. As Originally Written in 1797. Now first printed from a copy recently discovered by the Publisher with the variorum readings of "Remorse" And a monograph on the history of the play In its earlier and later form by the Author of "Tennysoniana". London, John Pearson York Street Covent Garden, 1873. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[xxiv]+204; [?]quarter Japon vellum, blue-grey boards, [?]paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Crudely rebacked with white cloth lettered neatly in ink on spine; some foxing of end-papers, title and dedication leaf; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Wise, 98. The monograph is by Richard Hearne Shepherd.

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COLLIER (J[ohn] P[ayne], Esq.). Fridolin, Or The road to the iron-foundery [sic]; A ballad, By F. Schiller. With a translation by J.P. Collier, Esq. Author of the poetical decamerone. Illustrated with eight engravings in outline By Henry Moses, From the designs of Retsch. Published by Septimus Prowett, 269, Strand, 1824. Demy 4to; half-title not present, and probably lacking; frontispiece, and seven plates, mostly with tissue guards; near contemporary dark puce straight grain morocco cloth, tooled gilt on sides, ruled gilt on spine; black calf label, ruled tooled, and lettered gilt, on front cover. Some offsetting, and light foxing; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Not included in the CBEL listings of John Payne Collier's works. Dual language text, followed by a critical discussion of the excellent engravings, by Collier, but with reference to a German commentary by C.A. Boettiger, written to accompany the original German edition.

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COLLING (Mary Maria). Fables And other pieces in verse, By Mary Maria Colling. With some Account of the author, In Letters to Robert Southey, Esq., Poet Laureate, etc. By Mrs. Bray, Author of "Fitz of Fitzford;" "The Talba;" &c. &c. London: Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, Paternoster-row, 1831. Lge.post 8vo; slip addressed to subscribers tipped in before half-title; engraved portrait frontispiece by T.A. Dean after Wm. Patten Junr.; integral advertisement leaf, followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, dated Nov.1831; pp.[xx]+178+[ii]; dark green glazed cotton, [?paper spine label]; a.e. uncut. Rebacked with similar cloth of a lighter green, typed paper spine label; corner of frontispiece damp-stained; otherwise a nice copy.

"The work published for the sole benefit" of the author: verso of half-title. 321 copies were subscribed for, the subscribers including the Duke and Duchess of Bedford, Mrs. S.C. Hall, Miss L.E. Landon, Samuel Rogers, Wm. Wordsworth, and, of course, Southey. Many of the fables are delightful.

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COLLINS (Mortimer). Idyls and rhymes. Dublin: J. Mc Glashan, 50 Upper Sackville Street; W.S. Orr and Company, London; Stephen Barbet, Jun., 25, High-street, Guernsey, 1855. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; pp.96; pale pink ripple-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind [?and lettered gilt] on spine. Rebacked, a small portion only of spine being retained; several neat notes and tipped on printed slips (v. note below); otherwise nice.

Collins' first book, preceded only by the verse pamphlet ‘Windermere' of 1848, and itself preceding the next by five years. Printed in Guernsey, where Collins was at this time teaching mathematics. The upper margin of the dedication leaf has written on it the name ‘Harvey', whilst in the same hand beneath Collins' dedication "To my little daughter Minna Mabel Collins" has been added the note: "3rd Aug. 1871 At St Peters Church Knowl-hill, Berks, by the Revd. Robert Keningale Cook A.M. vicar of Smallbridge & honorary Canon of Manchester, father of the bridegroom, assisted by the Revd. Adam H Fairburn A.M. vicar of the parish, Keningale Robert Cook AB of Highgate, to Minna Mabel, only child of Mortimer Collins, of Knowl-hill." The back end-paper bears the note of a bon-mot by Collins copied from St. James' Magazine, Nov.1877, whilst loosely laid in is a sheet of paper bearing the copy of a thirty-six line poem by Collins entitled ‘An Old Fogy on Christmas'. All these inscriptions are in the same hand. Tipped onto the end-papers, and other blank spaces throughout the volume are no fewer than fifteen slips clipped from periodicals, one of these bearing reviews of the volume, one the notice of a lecture given by Collins at the Guernsey Mechanics' Institute, but the rest bearing poems (some 730 lines or so), mostly dating from the later 1850s, and all by Collins, though unsigned except for his initials. One has a few lines of ms. addition in verse in a hand not obviously that of ‘Harvey'. In addition, the untitled poem on p.60 has substantive alterations and revisions in a hand resembling Collins' own.

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COLLINS (Mortimer). The British birds. A communication from the Ghost of Aristophanes. Second edition. Richard Bentley and Son, 1878. Demy 8vo in half sheets; half-title not called for; title-page printed in red and black; pp.[vi]+[76]; diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, ruled and blocked black on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated very pale cream. A near fine copy.

One of a total edition limited to 250 numbered copies. First published in 1872. The present edition, issued two years after the author's death, includes a brief Preface by his widow, Frances Collins.

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[COMBE (William).]. The Tour Of Doctor Syntax In Search of the Pic[-]Turesque: A Poem. Pubd. by R. Ackermann, 1823. 12mo in half sheets; half-title and letterpress title-page not present, possibly not called for; finely hand-coloured mezzotint frontispiece, vignette title-page, and twenty-nine plates; wood-engraved tailpiece; publisher's Preface leaf follows title-page; leaf bearing ‘Directions to the binder' at end; later half red crushed morocco, ruled, tooled, and lettered gilt on spine, oil marbled sides. Light foxing and fingering passim; one leaf torn without loss; one or two plates cropped somewhat close at fore-margins; otherwise a nice copy.

The first small format edition of a title published originally in 1812. The plates, after Rowlandson, are beautifully detailed miniaturised reproductions of the originals.

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COOK (Eliza). Poems. Second Series. Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., 1845. F'cap 8vo; fine steel engraved portrait frontispiece; diagonally ribbed rose-madder cloth, blocked blind on sides, ruled and blocked blind, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Scattered very light foxing and dusting, but a nice copy.

CBEL, III, p.284; Miles, VII.

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COOLIDGE (Susan). A Few More Verses. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1889. Imp.16mo, gathered in half-sheets; title-page printed in red and black; final blank; diagonally fine ribbed mustard cloth, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e.g. A near fine copy.

The gilt blocking on the front cover pays an evident homage to Rossetti. An inscription on the front end-paper of this copy bears the date ‘Jan 1st 1890'.

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CORBETT (W.). England's decline And Other poems. John Heywood, Deansgate and Ridgefield, Manchester; 11, Paternoster Buildings, London, 1888. Demy 8vo, in half sheets; half-title not called for; blank at end; bevelled royal blue diagonally fine ribbed cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated deep lemon. Very nice.

Printed and bound in Manchester. Reilly, p.106

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CORNWAILE (John). Yvonne. Thomas Burleigh, 1900. Pott 4to; pp.[iv]+83+[i (printer's imprint)]; two typed Errata slips (listing a total of three errata) tipped in before half-title; white thick paper wrappers, printed on front wrapper in black; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Light marking of wrappers; otherwise a fine copy.

Printed by Barnicott and Pearce at the Athenaeum Press, Taunton (Devon).

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CORNWALL (Barry [i.e., Bryan Waller Procter].). Marcian Colonna: An Italian tale; With Three dramatic scenes And other poems. John Warren Old Bond Street and C & J Ollier, Vere Street Bond Street, 1820. Demy 8vo; bound up without half-title or final leaf (advertisements or blank); pp.[vi (paged viii)]+190; contemporary natural straight grain morocco faced calf, tooled blind, ruled gilt, on sides and spine, gilt-tooled on spine, edges, and dentelles, green labels tooled and lettered gilt, matching marbled edges and end-papers. Some wear to calf at head and tail of spine; otherwise very nice.

The author's was a friend both of Byron and Lamb. This is his third book, the title poem of which was suggested by the diary of a manic-depressive.

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CORNWALL (Barry [i.e., Bryan Waller Procter].). Marcian Colonna: An Italian tale; With Three dramatic scenes And other poems. John Warren Old Bond Street and C & J Ollier, Vere Street Bond Street, 1820. Demy 8vo; bound up without half-title or final leaf (advertisements or blank); pp.[vi (paged viii)]+190; contemporary full green calf, ruled blind and gilt on sides, tooled gilt on spine, edges, and dentelles, contrasting label, matching marbled edges and end-papers. Calf slightly cracked over front joint; scattered light foxing; otherwise very nice.

The author's was a friend both of Byron and Lamb. This is his third book, the title poem of which was suggested by the diary of a manic-depressive.

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[CORY (William [earlier Johnson].]. Ionica. George Allen, 8, Bell Yard, Temple Bar, London, And Sunnyside, Orpington, [Kent,] 1891. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; blank before title-page; pp.[2]+vi+210; Erratum slip tipped in before Contents; diagonally fine ribbed pale grey-blue (‘Eton blue') cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Very slight fading of spine; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Based on Ionica (1858), and the privately printed Ionica II (of 1877), but including twelve poems here first published or first collected, and omitting a number from the earlier volumes. CBEL, III, p.292, erroneously stating that the volume includes ‘85 additional poems, and a biographical introduction and notes by A.C. Benson.' It does not. It contains eighty-four poems altogether, and Benson's introduction and notes first appeared in the edition of 1905; Reilly fails to record this volume; Colbeck, I, p.161. Hayward, 275 refers. V. also, d'Arch Smith, ‘Love in Earnest', pp.41 et seq. and pp.246-7. The probable first issue binding, with all edges uncut.

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COTTERILL (Edwin). Invocation to the rich, Acrostics, And other poems. Birmingham: E.C. Osborne and Son, New Street, N.D. ?c.1875]. Post 8vo; blank before half-title; five blanks at end; diagonally fine ribbed bevelled royal blue cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on sides, ruled and blocked gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. A nice copy.

Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front blank. Poems written, apparently, from the early 1830s onwards. There is no printer's imprint, but the volume was presumably printed in Birmingham. The last four blanks form a separate gathering, of text-paper, and is no doubt made up from the other half of the preliminary gathering.

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COTTON (John). Song and Sentiment: Lyrical & other Verses. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Limited; Birmingham: Cornish Brothers, 37 New Street, 1891. Post 8vo; decorated title-page and tail-piece; leaf bearing tail-piece on recto, printer's imprint on verso, at end; ten drypoints by the author printed in black, and three in sepia, most being India paper proofs; pp.[xii]+154+[ii]; dull light blue cloth, ruled blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; end-papers glazed black. Very nice copy.

Two or three pages bear minor ms. revisions, presumably in the author's hand. Printed in Birmingham. The author was an architect and landscape painter. Reilly, p.108

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COWDEN-CLARKE (Mary). Honey from the Weed. Verses. C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1, Paternoster Square, 1881. Final blank; pp.[xii]+350+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed fawn cloth, blocked black, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, ruled, and blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers printed florally in brown. End-papers largely faded; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the authoress's signed inscription, dated July 1881, on the half-title page. Mary Cowden-Clarke's second volume of verse, and the first under her own name. CBEL, III, p.711; Reilly, p.111

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COX (Harding). Recitations And Lyrics. Second edition. London: Griffith Farran & Co. Ltd., Newbery House, Charing Cross Road, 1892. F'cap 4to; blank precedes single inset title-leaf; half-title not called for; vignette title-page printed in scarlet, black, and gold; text printed throughout in black and scarlet, with wood-engraved head and tail pieces; one full-page illustration in text; final blank; pp.[2]+viii+[105]+[iii]; bevelled full vellum blocked pictorially black on back cover, elaborately lettered black, and red, on front cover; a.e. uncut; end-papers printed with conventional pattern in grey. Extensive pale foxing of vellum; otherwise a fine copy of an unusual and very handsome book.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription, dated ‘Mar 12th 1892' on front end-paper. Though denominated ‘Second Edition' on both title-page and cover, this is in fact both the first edition under this title, and the first edition to contain the bulk of the twenty poems printed herein, the remaining six having appeared in 1884 under the title Six Pieces for Recitation. This edition not in Reilly.

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CRABBE (The Rev. George, LL.B.). Poems. London: Printed for J. Hatchard, Bookseller to her majesty, opposite Albany, Piccadilly, 1807. Demy 8vo; blank before title possibly integral; pp.[xxvi (including blank)]+256; contemporary full mottled calf, ruled and tooled gilt on sides, edges, and spine; spine label (lacking); mottled burnished edges; binder's blank at front, two at end, watermarked 1805; marbled end-papers. Binding a little rubbed; binder's blanks foxed, with offsetting onto two or three adjacent leaves at front and back; otherwise a very nice copy, possibly upon large paper.

CBEL, II, p.346. Two blanks precede the title-page, the second on thicker paper approximating to the rather variable paper of the initial gathering of text; the first being on thin paper like that of the blanks at the end, one of which bears the dated watermark. There is no obvious reason why it ought to be integral, however.

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CRABBE (The Rev. G., LL.B.). The borough: A Poem, In Twenty-four Letters. Printed for J. Hatchard, Bookseller to Her Majesty, 190, opposite Albany, Piccadilly, 1810. Lge.post 8vo; half-title; 4pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end; contemporary half natural calf, gilt, blue stippled board sides and end-papers. Upper corners worn, and end-papers cracked; binding generally showing slight wear; a little light foxing internally; otherwise a nice copy.

Tinker 787; Hayward 196.

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[CRAIG (Isa, later Knox).]. Poems By Isa. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1856. F'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp[xii]+172+[ii]; light brown vertically ribbed cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; top- and fore-edges uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Spine a little marked and faded and showing slight wear at head; large piece neatly torn from front end-paper; light foxing passim; a very good copy, nonetheless.

The author's scarce first book. CBEL, III, p.336; Miles, VII.

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CROWLEY (Aleister). Jephthah And other mysteries Lyrical and dramatic. Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Company, Ltd., 1899. Med.8vo; leaf blank but for signature mark ‘A' precedes half-title; pp.[2]+[xxii]+223+[i (printer's imprint)]; quarter white unglazed fine linen, orange-red board sides, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Slight marking of end-papers, and small nick in paper covering of back board; but a very nice copy of a book usually found in poor state, the text entirely fine.

Printed at the Chiswick Press. An early issue, without the 12pp. catalogue of the ‘Society for the Propagation of Religious Truth' which is bound in following the front end-papers in some copies.

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CROWLEY (Aleister). Jephthah And other mysteries Lyrical and dramatic. Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Company, Ltd., 1899. Med.8vo; 12pp. catalogue of the ‘Society for the Propagation of Religious Truth' (advertising Crowley's works) bound in following the front free end-paper; blank before half-title; quarter Holland, orange-red board sides, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Covers used; a nice copy internally.

Printed at the Chiswick Press.

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CRUSE (Jesse). Thoughts in rhyme; Or, A blind man's poems. By Jesse Cruse, (Late a London Postman.) With introduction by W.H. Pearson. London: Houlston & Sons, 7, Paternoster Buildings, 1883. (Entered at Stationers' Hall.) Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+105+[iii (Index of Contents)]; bevelled diagonally ribbed brown cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers printed with seaweed-like pattern in iron grey. First and last page embrowned by contact with end-papers; otherwise a fine copy.

Published, according to the author's Preface, in the hope of raising money to support him "in his present afflicted condition". He must have been not without success. This was his first book: Reilly, p.119 lists this and no fewer than fifteen further titles! The Preface is dated from 19, Kynaston Road, Stoke Newington.

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CULLEN (John, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Vicar of Radcliffe-on-Trent). Poems and Idylls. London: Hatchards, 187, Piccadilly, 1882. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.[xii]+216; diagonally fine ribbed light apple-green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, blocked gilt, ruled and lettered black, on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers faced sage-green. Half-title foxed, edges slightly so; otherwise a fine copy of a handsome book. Reilly, p.120.



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C[UMBERBATCH] (Mrs. L.T.). Songs Under His shadow. Original, and Translated from the German. S.W. Partridge & Co., 9, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1880]. Bevelled diagonally fine ribbed green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black and gilt on front cover, ruled and blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers coated cream. Front end-paper lacking; author's name completed in ink on title-page; otherwise a fine copy of a handsome book.

Not in Reilly.

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CUMPSTON (William Henry). Glimmerings Of truth: Being a collection of poems. Hull: A. Brown and Sons; London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Company, 1877. Cr.8vo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; pp.xii+107+[i (printer's imprint)]; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled black, lettered gilt on front cover, ruled black and gilt, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine; a.e.g., end-papers coated black. Very slight dusting passim, and backs of end-papers foxed; but a nice copy.

Printed in Hull by C.H. Barnwell. Reilly, p.120

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[CUST (Robert Needham)]. Poems Of many years and many places 1839-1887 By a lifelong Thinker and wanderer. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1887. Tall f'cap 8vo; pp.xii+250; each poem with head- and tail- piece; bevelled navy blue buckram lettered and blocked with publisher's device gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges rough-trimmed; very dark brown coated end-papers. Near fine.

Presentation copy from the author. Includes translations from Sanskrit, Persian, and Hindi, as well as original poems in English, Latin, and German. CBEL, III, p.1074 lists another work by Cust, but does not notice this title; Reilly, p.122.

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[CUST (Georgiana A., Lucy Caroline, and Henry F.).]. Voices of the Past Recalled by R.N.C. and E.S.K. For Private Circulation. Hertford, Printed by Stephen Austin & Sons, 1895. Super Roy.16mo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; title-page printed in red and black; separate fly-title to each section; final blank; pp.[iv]+134+[ii]; very pale green thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed in blue on front cover and spine; issued without end-papers.

Georgiana's poems occupy pp.[1]-96; Lucy's pp.[97]-102; Henry's pp.[103]-134 - though also included in this final section is a translation by their surviving brother, Robert Needham Cust, one of the joint editors. E.S.K. we have not identified, but, we suspect, another sister. Georgiana's poems are in two sections, the first personal and serious, the second taking often a mildly satirical view of contemporary events and social trends. Among these latter are ‘Six Railway Melodies', ‘A Psalm of London Life', and ‘New Version of Albert Graeme's Song (Walter Scott)'. Not in Reilly, though she lists three books by Robert Needham Cust, one likewise printed by Stephen Austin & Sons at Hertford.

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DALZIEL (George). Unconsidered Trifles. Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1898. F'cap 8vo; light yellow-green morocco cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine, blocked with Dalziel's monogram gilt on front cover; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated dark green. Poor quality paper embrowned throughout; otherwise a fine copy.

Reilly, p.125

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[DANIEL (George).]. The modern dunciad; Virgil in London and Other poems. London, William Pickering, 1835. F'cap 8vo; half-title, title, Preface leaf, leaf of Critical Notices, Contents leaf, and fly-title, all integral, precede start of text, but are mispaged, and since the leaf of Critical Notices, placed between pp.vi and [vii] is also signed ‘A', we suspect that the first 4pp. gathering in this copy should have been bound up as two separate conjugate pairs, beginning with that leaf; pp.vi+[2]+[vii]-[x]+342; black fine diaper cloth, ?buff paper spine label printed in black; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Label chipped and very slight fading of covers; a very little light dusting passim; back end-papers foxed; otherwise, and in general, a nice copy. Scarce.

New edition, revised, of The Times, first published in 1811, Virgil in London, first published in 1814, and The Modern Dunciad, first published in 1815; most of the remaining 147pp., including the ‘Monody of the Death of Sir Walter Scott, Bart., with which the book concludes, appear to be either here first published or first collected. Essentially a ‘collected poems', with a Preface by the author written especially for this edition. Printed by ‘Charles Whittingham, London'.

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DANIEL (H.J.). The Cornish thalia; Being original Comic poems, Illustrative of the Cornish Dialect. Devonport: W. Wood, 52, Fore-street; London: Houlston & Wright, 65, Paternoster Row. Sold by all booksellers and at the Railway book stalls, N.D., [1869]. 12mo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece; pp.48; glazed pale jade green wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, the outside back and inside wrappers bearing publisher's advertisements; issued without end-papers. Slight creasing to back wrapper and fox-spot on fore-edge of last leaf; otherwise a fine copy. Rare.

A remarkable survival of a very delicate book.

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DARLEY (George). Nepenthe: A Poem in Two Cantos. With an introduction by R.A. Streatfield. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1897. F'cap 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece by L. Binyon, printed in red; single inset blank follows Introduction; blank at end; pp.xvi+[ii]+61+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; grey boards, paper spine label, lettered up; a.e. uncut. Spine slightly darkened and label a trifle rubbed; otherwise a nice copy.

First trade edition of a poem originally printed privately in a very small edition in 1839.

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