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DAVIDSON (John). New Ballads. John Lane, The Bodley Head, London & New York, 1897. F'cap 8vo; pp.[112]; 12pp. publisher's inserted Catalogue at end, dated 1896; navy blue coarse buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. A nice copy.

CBEL, III, p.337.

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DAVIDSON (John). Godfrida: A play in four acts. John Lane: The Bodley Head, New York and London, 1898. F'cap 8vo; pp.[iv]+123+[i (blank)]; navy blue coarse buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Front end-papers slightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

Printed in America. CBEL, III, p.337.

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DAVIES (William). Songs Of A wayfarer. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1869. Postscript leaf at end; pp.[xii]+[230]+[ii]; green glazed linen, ruled gilt on front cover and spine, blind on back cover, lettered gilt on spine; silk marker; end-papers coated pale yellow. Slight general wear to covers; a few small corners turned; a little very light pencil scoring, and a few light pencil notes on end-papers; otherwise a very nice copy.

The author's scarce first book. V. CBEL, III, p.285. Scattered through the text in this copy are a number of corrections and revisions in ink, presumably authorial.

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DELUSCAR (Horace). Deluscar's Merris And Other poems. Gay and Bird,, 22 Bedford Street, Strand, London, 1899. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[2]+[xiv]+[276]; mottled linen-patterned blue-grey cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. End-papers a trifle stained, but a nice copy, largely unopened.

Pseudonymous: but the author ‘is Glasgow born, Berwickshire bred, and of Midlothian and Fife extraction' - author's Preface. Includes a large number of sonnets. Reilly, p.133

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DENMAN (George). Intervalla: Verses Greek, Latin and English By The Rt. Hon George Denman, M.A., Formerly Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, And Judge of the high court. For private circulation. Cambridge: Printed at the University Press, 1898. Blank before half-title; burgundy coarse buckram lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. A nice copy.

Printed on hand-made paper. A posthumous volume, edited by the author's son, who has written a long presentation inscription to His Grace the Duke of Wellington on the front end-paper and the facing blank. Includes, besides original poems, a Greek version of Gray's Elegy, and renderings in Latin of poems by Goethe, Wordsworth, Butler, Shakespeare, Tennyson, Cowper, etc., as well as a spirited English version of Canon Kynaston's celebrated "Dinner Ode" written for the fiftieth anniversary of the University Boat Race. Reilly, p.133

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DE VERE (Aubrey [Thomas]). The Search after Proserpine, Recollections of Greece, And other poems. Oxford, John Henry Parker: Rivingtons, London, 1843. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.xii+308; tipped in slip listing six errata, followed by tipped in slip reading ‘By the same Author, The Waldenses; Or, the fall of Rora, And other poems.', at end; Victorian full natural morocco, ruled and tooled gilt on sides and spine, black spine label; a.e.g.; yellow faced end-papers; binder's blank at front and back; original front end-paper, coated yellow, bound in before title-page (v. note below). Covers a little rubbed; morocco slightly chipped at head of spine, and spliting slightly at head of front joint (though without obvious weakness); one light fox-spot affecting title-page; otherwise a fine copy.

Presentation copy from the author, bearing his brief holograph inscription on the original front end-paper, above which the recipient has added his own name: ‘A.W. Fenwick'. The author's scarce second book. Colbeck, 199.2; CBEL, III, p.1052; Miles, IV.

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DE VERE (Aubrey [Thomas]). The legends Of Saint Patrick. London, Henry S. King & Co., 65 Cornhill; Dublin: McGlashan & Gill, 1872. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[2]+xxx+248; bevelled green buckram, ruled gilt, blocked black on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, ruled black and gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated milk-chocolate; binder's ticket of Burn & Co. on back paste-down. Barely visible restoration to cloth at extreme head of spine; small brown stains affecting last gathering of prelims. and first three leaves of text; otherwise a nice copy.

CBEL, III, p.1053; Miles, IV.

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DE VERE (Aubrey [Thomas]). May carols; Or, Ancilla Domini. Third Edition, Enlarged. London: Burns and Oates, 1881. F'cap 8vo; fine frontispiece, a sepia photograph, laid on to inserted printed leaf of thin card; pp.[xlviii]+240; bevelled diagonally fine-ribbed bright blue cloth, ruled gilt, blocked black, on sides, lettered gilt on front cover, ruled black and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers faced chocolate. Neat ownership inscription on upper margin of half-title; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

First edition thus enlarged.

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DIBDIN (Thomas [John].). The Will for the deed, A comedy, In three acts: As performed at the Theatre-royal, Covent-garden. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, Paternoster-row, 1805. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.64; issued stabbed and sewn, without wrappers; a.e. uncut. Title-page and inner edge of last page lightly dusted; some creasing of corners; contemporary ownership inscription on upper margin of title-page; otherwise, a nice copy.

This title not listed in CBEL.

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DICKENS (Charles). The Strange gentleman; A Comic Burletta, In two acts By "Boz." First performed At The St. James's Theatre, On Thursday, September 29, 1836. London: Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, 1837 [i.e., 1871]. Half-title not called for; final blank; pp.[iv]+46+[ii]. Leaves [A]1 and 2, B1 and 8, detached at gutter; title-page lightly embrowned; some creasing and scattered marking, consistent with use in a printer's office (v. note); a good copy; enclosed in a custom made box.

A set of UNSEWN PROOF SHEETS for the 1871 second edition of this play (the original edition of 1837 being vanishingly scarce). Loosely laid in is a leaf of bibliographical notes in an unidentified nineteenth century hand detailing some of Dickens' earliest works, and the cataloguing slip of an unidentified bookseller, dating probably from the mid 1970s, recording the purchase by him of this set of proofs from a Bradbury family source (Messrs. Bradbury and Evans having been the printers of both this and the first edition). The same bookseller adds: ‘Chapman and Hall issued an almost identical facsimile in 1871, but this is one of the original 1837 edition'. Presumably he came to this conclusion on the basis of Eckel's statement (pp.155-6) that "A perfect reprint . . . was issued by Chapman & Hall in 1871. . . . The difference in the issues can be detected by holding some of the pages to the light when there will be found several changes in the back-to-back relations of the lines." Eckel is wrong, however: the placement of the sheets for backing up was not sufficiently accurate to allow this test. The three British Library copies of the 1871 edition show a variation in the register of some sheets of as much as 3/16". A simpler and more reliable test is provided by Sawyer & Harvey Darton, II, p.248, who state that the original has "inoculated" at l.17, p.41, spelt with two "n's", whereas in the reprint it has one. In the present copy it has one.

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DICKENS (Charles). The Strange gentleman; A Comic Burletta, In two acts By "Boz." First performed At The St. James's Theatre, On Thursday, September 29, 1836. London: Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, 1837 [i.e., 1871]. Half-title not called for; final blank; pp.[iv]+46+[ii]; lilac thin paper wrappers, printed on front and back in black, the front wrapper printed with text as the title-page but within a single-ruled frame with floreate corner ornaments, the back wrapper bearing the advertisement: ‘Splendid new edition of plays, Now publishing. Webster's Acting national drama, Under the auspices Of the Dramatic authors' society.'; a.e. uncut; end-papers not called for. Virtually fine copy.

In fact the 1871 second edition of this play (the original edition of 1837 being vanishingly scarce). Eckel pp.155-6 states in respect of the first edition that "A perfect reprint . . . was issued by Chapman & Hall in 1871. . . . The difference in the issues can be detected by holding some of the pages to the light when there will be found several changes in the back-to-back relations of the lines." Eckel is wrong, however: the placement of the sheets for backing up was not sufficiently accurate to allow this test. The three British Library copies of the 1871 edition show a variation in the register of some sheets of as much as 3/16". A simpler and more reliable test is provided by Sawyer & Harvey Darton, II, p.248, who state that the original has "inoculated" at l.17, p.41, spelt with two "n's", whereas in the reprint it has one. In the present copy it has one. From the bibliographically excellent library of D. Farringdon, with his leaf of ms. notes dated 1943 loosely laid in.

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DICKENS (Charles). The lamplighter A farce By Charles Dickens (1838) Now first printed from a manuscript in the Forster collection at the South Kensington museum. London, [Privately printed], 1879. Blue-grey wrappers, front wrapper printed in black; bound in contemporary half-morocco gilt, moire cloth sides, marbled end-papers; t.e.g. A very little insignificant foxing, otherwise a fine copy.

The edition was limited to 250 numbered copies. The Byram copy, with his note giving details of two supposed issues of the volume loosely laid in: first issue, the front wrapper with line border, and lettering in type larger than that used for the title-page, which it otherwise reproduces; second issue, front wrapper without border, and with lettering in smaller type. If this statement is correct, the present copy is of the first issue - but the second issue must have been rather small, this copy being numbered 193!

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DICKENS (Charles). The lamplighter A farce By Charles Dickens (1838) Now first printed from a manuscript in the Forster collection at the South Kensington museum. London, [Privately printed], 1879. Pp.45+[i (blank)]; blue-grey wrappers, cut flush, front wrapper printed in black; issued without end-papers. Loosely laid into a red cloth Solander case, lettered gilt down spine. A fine copy.

The edition was limited to 250 numbered copies, the present copy being numbered 56. Byram's first issue, the front wrapper with line border and lettering in type larger than that used for the title-page, which it otherwise reproduces; according to Byram, a second issue exists, the front wrapper without border, and with the lettering in smaller type.

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THE ONLY RECORDED COPY[DICKENS (Charles).] The Cricket on the Hearth: A fairy tale of home. In three chirps. (For Private Circulation.) Leeds: F.R. Spark and Co., General Printers, Swinegate, Leeds, N.D. [1845]. Sm.cr.8vo, stabbed through, sewn, and tipped into thin pale-green paper wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper with reproduction of the title-page; half-title not called for; leaf listing ‘Dramatis Personæ', blank on verso, follows title-page; final blank; pp.[iv]+42+[ii]; end-papers not called for. Very slight dusting of wrappers; edges and final blank foxed; a very nice copy, nonetheless. Extremely rare.

Three dramatic versions of ‘The Cricket on the Hearth' were produced in December 1845 or in January 1846: the ‘official one' by Albert Smith for which Dickens made available advance proofs of the story and which was published in 1845 by W.S. Johnson at the ‘Nassau Steam Press'; one by Edward Stirling which was published in 1847 in B.N. Webster's Acting National Drama series; and an anonymous dramatisation by W.T. Townsend which was subsequently published in differing rival versions c.1846-7 by Thomas Hailes Lacy and in the series ‘Duncombe's British Drama' - the latter claiming to be "the only edition correctly printed from the promp-book". The present printing is the real first edition of the Townsend version privately printed for the author prior to the first production as was the frequent custom of the day. Our experience of other such private printings suggests that no more than twenty to thirty copies will have been run off mostly for use in the theatre and the present copy so far as can be ascertained is the only surviving example of this printing which is hitherto entirely unrecorded. It differs considerably both in dialogue and in stage directions from both the Lacy and the Duncombe versions but more so from the latter most of the additional differences relating to stage directions (thus suggesting that Duncombe's stated claim is in fact correct). A rare opportunity to purchase a unique item. From the excellentickens collection of D. Farringdon with his leaf of ms. notes dated 1943 loosely laid in.

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. The Cricket On the hearth, A Fairy Tale of Home. By Edward Stirling, Esq., Author of "Clarisse," "Blue Jackets," "Nicholas Nickleby," "Martin Chuzzlewit," "Christmas Carol," &c. As performed at the Theatre Royal, Adelphi. Correctly printed from the prompter's copy, with The cast of characters, costume, scenic Arrangement, sides of entrance and exit, And relative positions of the Dramatis personæ. Splendidly illustrated with an etching, By Mr. G. Dorrington, Taken during the representation of the piece. London: Published at the National Acting Drama Office, 19, Suffolk-street, Pall-Mall East; to be had of Strange, Paternoster-row; Wiseheart, Suffolk-street, Dub-Lin; 69, St. Martin's Lane; and all booksellers, N.D. [1846]. 12mo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece on plate-paper; pp.36; stabbed and sewn into thin white wrappers printed in black, the inside and back wrappers bearing series advertisements for ‘Webster's Acting National Drama, Under the auspices of the Dramatic Authors' Society'; issued without end-papers. Slight dusting of wrappers; plate with marginal foxing and embrowning, and slight chipping of blank fore-corners; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued, according to the wrappers, as No.124 of ‘Webster's acting National Drama', this being the latest number advertised: the correct first printing. Published at 1d. Adapted from Dickens' christmas book, the play was first performed on December 31st 1845 - the same month in which the book was published.

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[DICKENS (Charles) and COLLINS (Wilkie)]. No. CCCXLVIII. French's standard drama. Identity; or, No Thoroughfare. By Louis Lequel. Dramatised from the Christmas Story of Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins. Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1867, by Louis Lequel, in the Clerk's Office of The District Court of the United States, for the Southern District of New York. New York: Samuel French, Publisher, 122 Nassau Street, N.D. [c.1868]. 12mo; half-title not called for; issued originally wire-stabbed into yellow wrappers which have here not been bound in; pp.44. Slight chipping of title-page at inner margin where wrappers have been stripped off; otherwise a fine copy. Apparently the first printing: a clear impression, entirely without damaged type. BOUND WITH: PILGRIM (James). Robert Emmet, The Martyr of Irish liberty. An Historical Drama, In three acts. New York: T.H. French, Successor to Samuel French & Son, Publisher, 28 West 23d Street / London: Samuel French, Publisher, 89 Strand, N.D. [c.1890]. Reprint: originally performed c.1853. BOUND WITH: BROUGHAM (John) and GOODRICH (Frank B.). French's standard drama. The Acting Edition. NO.CCXXII. The Dark hour before dawn. A Play in Five Acts. To which are added A Description of the Costume - Cast of the Characters - Entrances and Exits - Relative Positions of the Performers on the Stage, and The whole of the Stage Business. First performed by amateurs, for the Benefit of the American Dramatic Fund. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1858, by John Brougham and Frank B. Goodrich, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York. New York: Samuel French, 122 Nassau Street, (Up Stairs.) N.D. [c.1858]. 12mo; half-title not called for; pp.44. Fine copy. BOUND WITH: OXENFORD (John, Esq.). No. CCCLXV. French's standard drama. The acting edition. The Two orphans. A Drama, In eight tableaux, Divided into six acts. First performed at the Royal Olympic Theatre, (under Mr. Henry Neville's Management) September 14, 1874. New York: Samuel French & Son, Publishers, No.122 Nassau Street / London: Samuel French, Publishers, 89 Strand, N.D. [c.1874]. 12mo, issued originally wire-stabbed; pp.71+[i (blank)]. A little light dusting, but a nice copy. Slight type damage passim suggests that this may be an early reprint. BOUND WITH: BROUGHAM (John). French's standard drama. No.371. The acting edition. The lily of France. A pictorial drama. In Five Acts. New York: Samuel French & Son, 122 Nassau Street. London: Samuel French, 89 Strand. Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1866, by Thos. E. Morris, Comedian in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern District of New York, N.D. [c.1875]. 12mo; half-title not called for; pp.36. Nice copy. BOUND WITH: LEWIS (M.G.). Adelgitha; Or, The fruits of a single error. A Tragedy. - In Five Acts. With Original Casts, Costumes, and all the Stage Business, as marked by Mr. J.B. Wright, Stage Manager of the Holiday Street Theatre, Baltimore. New York: Samuel French, Publisher, 122 Nassau Street, (Up Stairs.) N.D. [c.1858]. 12mo; pp.45+[i (blank)]. First edition thus. Originally published in England in 1806, and first produced in the U.S.A. in 1822. BOUND WITH: STIRLING (Edward, Esq.). A struggle For Gold: Or, The orphan of the frozen sea. A Nautical Drama, In five parts. As performed at the City of London and Marylebone Theatres. London, Published by S.G. Fairbrother, 31, Bow Street; Sold also by G. Berger, Holywell Street, Strand; C. Harris, Bow Street; W.C. Williams, 3, Acton Place Bagnigge Wells Road, London; J. Ebsworth, Edinburgh; Wiseheart, Dublin; and all booksellers, 1854. Price sixpence. 12mo in half-sheets, issued originally stabbed and sewn through; pp.42. Nice copy. BOUND WITH: FALCONER (Edward, Esq.). No.CCCXLIX. French's standard drama. Peep o'day; Or, Savoureen deelish. A Drama in Four Acts. With cast of characters, stage business, costumes, Relative positions, &c. New York: Samuel French, Publisher, 122 Nassau Street, N.D. [c.1868]. 12mo, originally issued stabbed and sewn; pp.44. Nice copy. Includes a brief memoir of the actor Frank E. Aiken, who starred in the original performance in Chicago in 1867. BOUND WITH: ANONYMOUS. 'Twixt axe and crown Or The lady Elizabeth. An Historical Play. (First performed at the Queen's Theatre, Long Acre, May 1870). No publisher, no date, disbound from a larger work. Nice copy. Eight plays in one volume, bound in Victorian half red morocco faced roan, red morocco cloth sides, spine ruled and lettered gilt; sprinkled edges.

Eckel, in his bibliography of Dickens erroneously lists the 1868 Samuel French edition of ‘No Thoroughfare' as an American printing of the five act Dickens/Collins play, which it it not. It is in fact an independent adaptation of the ‘All the Year Round' story, in four acts.

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. The Dead witness; Or, Sin and its shadow. A Drama In three acts, Founded on "The Widow's Story" of The Seven Poor Travellers, By Charles Dickens. The Drama written by Wybert Reeve, (Member of The Dramatic Authors' Society), Author of ‘Won at Last;" [sic] "Not so Bad after all;" "Never Reckon your Chickens;" "Supper Gratis;" "Pike O'Callaghan;" "I Love You;" "Match for a Mother-in-Law;" "Obliging a Friend;" &c., &c. London: Samuel French, Publisher, 89, Strand. / New York: Samuel French & Son, Publishers, 28, West 23rd Street, N.D. [c.1880]. 12mo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; pp.35+[i (blank)]. Not in CBEL. BOUND WITH: MORTON (Thomas and J.M.). The Writing on the wall: A Melo-drama. In three acts. Thomas Hailes Lacy, Wellington Street, Strand, London, N.D. [c.1853]; 12mo; half-title not called for; pp.48. This title not in CBEL. First performed in 1852. BOUND WITH: STIRLING (Edward, Esq.). The Ragpicker of Paris, And The Dressmaker of St. Antoine. A Drama, In three acts, And a prologue. Thomas Hailes Lacy, 89 Strand, London, N.D. [c.1870]. 12mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.40. This title not in CBEL. First performed in 1847. BOUND WITH: OXENFORD (John, Esq.). The Porter's knot: A serio-comic drama In Two acts. London: Samuel French, Publisher, 89, Strand. / New York: Samuel French & Son, Publishers, 38, East 14th Street, N.D. [c.1898]. 12mo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; pp.39+[i (blank)]. This title not in CBEL. First acted in 1858. BOUND WITH: BOUND WITH: ANONYMOUS. Plot and passion: An original drama In three acts. London: Samuel French, Publisher, 89, Strand. / New York: Samuel French & Son, Publishers, 28, West 23rd Street, N.D. [c.1880]. 12mo; half-title not called for; pp.56. Not in CBEL. First acted in 1853. BOUND WITH: JOHNSTONE (J.B.). The Gipsy farmer; Or, Jack and Jack's brother. An Original Drama. In two acts. London: Samuel French, Publisher, 89, Strand. / New York: Samuel French & Son, Publishers, 28, West 23rd Street, N.D. [c.1880]. 12mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.30. Not in CBEL. First acted in 1849. BOUND WITH: ANONYMOUS. Vidocq; The French police spy; A Melo-Drama. In two acts, Adapted for Representation from the Autobiography of VIDOCQ. The only edition correctly marked from the prompter's Book; with the stage business, situations, And directions. as performed at The Surrey Theatre. London: Samuel French, Publisher, 89, Strand. / New York: Samuel French & Son, Publishers, 122 Nassau Street, N.D. [c.1875]. 12mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.32. Not in CBEL. BOUND WITH: LUCAS (William James). Traitor's gate; The Tower of London in 1553 An Historical Drama. In three acts. Thomas Hailes Lacy, Theatrical publisher, London, N.D. [c.1840]; 12mo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; pp.37+[i (publisher's advertisements)]. Short tear in title leaf repaired with tissue. Not in CBEL. The advertisements list the first 282 titles in ‘Lacy's acting Edition of Plays', but do not include this title. BOUND WITH: MUSKERRY (William). Atonement: A Romantic Drama. In four acts and ten tableaux Comprising Prologue, two epochs, and an epilogue. (Founded on Victor Hugo's Romance ‘Les Miserables'). London: Samuel French Publisher 89 Strand. / New York: Samuel French & Son Publishers 122 Nassau Street, N.D. [c.1873]. 12mo; half-title not called for; pp.60. Not in CBEL. First acted in 1872. BOUND WITH: FORREST (Harry). Marie Antoinette: Queen of France. An Historical Drama, In five acts, with a prologue. From the Italian tragedy written by Madame Ristori By Signior Giacometti. Adapted and arranged by Harry Forrest, New York, 1867. London: Samuel French, Publisher, 89, Strand. / New York: Samuel French & Son, Publishers, 122 Nassau Street, N.D. [c.1870]. 12mo in half sheets; half-title apparently not called for, but title leaf a single inset; pp.72. First performed in Philadelphia in 1868. BOUND WITH: TAYLOR (Tom, Esq.). Henry Dunbar: Or, a daughter's trial. A Drama, In four acts. Founded on Miss Braddon's novel of the same name. London: Samuel French, Publisher, 89, Strand. / New York: Samuel French & Son, Publishers, 28, West 23rd Street, N.D. [c.1880]. 12mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.59+[i (blank)]. This title not in CBEL. First acted in 1865. BOUND WITH: BOOTH (Junius Brutus). French's american drama. The Acting Edition. No.CXX. Ugolino. A tragedy, in three acts. By Junius Brutus Booth. To which are added, A Description of the Costume - Cast of the Characters - Entrances and Exists - Relative positions of the Performers on the Stage, and the whole of the Stage Business. As now performed at all the principal Theatres in the United States. New York: Samuel French, 121 Nassau-street, N.D. [c.1845]. 12mo; half-title not called for; pp.27+[i (blank)]. BOUND WITH: GOODRICH (Arthur). The Calthorpe case. A new and original drama, In four acts. London: Samuel French, Publisher, 89, Strand. / New York: Samuel French & Son, Publishers, 28, West 23rd Street, N.D. [c.1888]. 12mo; half-title not called for; pp.54. Not in CBEL. First acted in 1887. Thirteen plays in one volume. Victorian half red roan, red bubble-grain cloth sides; sprinkled edges. Very nice.



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[DICKENS (Charles)]. POLLOCK (B[enjamin].). Pollock's juvenile drama. Oliver Twist, or the Parish boy's progress. A drama, In three acts. 6 Plates of Characters, 13 Plates of Scenes, 3 Plates of Wings, 1 Set Piece. Total 23 plates. Adapted only for Pollock's characters & scenes. Printed and published by B. Pollock, At his Wholesale and Retail Theatrical print warehouse, 73, Hoxton Street, N.D. [c.1880]. Twenty-three sheets, coloured, captioned on the plate variously ‘J. Webb', ‘J. Redington' (Pollock's immediate predecessor), or ‘B. Pollock', together with the printed book. Signed by Pollock on the first sheet and with a short a.l.s and receipt from Pollock's son (and successor), also B. Pollock, to Leslie Staples, from whose collection this apparently comes, dated 24 September 1934. One sheet a little dusty and frayed at margins, otherwise a near-fine set.

The set has been made up from sheets issued at various times, the oldest, bearing the name J. Webb, 75, Brick Lane, St. Lukes in addition to Redington's, whose address is given as 208 Hoxton Old Town (the earlier designation of 73, Hoxton Street), probably dating from well before 1880, which is the approximate date of the book; the majority of the sheets bear the name of Redington alone and give the address as "73 Hoxton Street, Formerly called 208 Hoxton Old Town", and these evidently predate the Pollock period; the book and the oldest Pollock plates bear Pollock's name alone and give the address with the Hoxton Old Town appendage, a style which is dropped on the latest sheets of all (four of which probably date from 1934, the date of the invoice). The set thus provides almost a history of the firm!

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DICKENS (Charles). The Plays and poems With a few miscellanies in prose Now first collected Edited prefaced and annotated By Richard Herne Shepherd. In two volumes. W.H. Allen & Co., 1882. 2 Vols., Roy.8vo; each volume with imprint leaf at end; leaf of errata in volume two; diagonally-fine-ribbed royal blue cloth ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated cream. Spines darkened and covers very slightly marked; very neat restoration to cloth at head of volume one; otherwise a nice copy. Very scarce.

Withdrawn and suppressed immediately upon publication owing to copyright difficulties over one of the plays, ‘No Thoroughfare', which in fact was written principally by Wilkie Collins. Only a very few copies are said to have been issued. Reprinted at the end of volume two in an extended and revised form is Shepherd's 1880 bibliography.

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DICKINSON (G. Lowes, Fellow of King's College, Cambridge). From king to king: The Tragedy of the Puritan Revo-Lution. Published by George Allen, 8 Bell Yard, Temple Bar, London; and Sunnyside, Orpington, [Kent,] 1891. Globe 8vo; pp.[viii]+[128]; carmine buckram, paper spine label; a.e uncut. Cloth slightly marked on sides; minute corner chipped from label, not affecting lettering; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

The author's first book.

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DICKINSON (G. Lowes, Fellow of King's College, Cambridge). From king to king: The Tragedy of the Puritan Revo-Lution. Published by George Allen, 8 Bell Yard, Temple Bar, London; and Sunnyside, Orpington, [Kent,] 1891. Globe 8vo; pp.[viii]+[128]; carmine buckram, paper spine label; a.e uncut. Cloth slightly marked on sides; label badly chipped; otherwise a nice copy.

The author's first book. From the library of Laurence Binyon, with his pencilled signature on the front end-paper.

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DOBIE (George). Poems. Edinburgh: Printed by Morrison and Gibb, 1883. F'cap 8vo; printed throughout in sepia; half-title not called for; pp.231+[i (printer's imprint)]; diagonally fine ribbed buff cloth, ruled brown on sides and spine, blocked brown, lettered gilt, and gilt-outlined buff through brown on front cover, blocked gilt and brown, lettered gilt, up spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers printed with bird, flower, and foliage design in sepia. Slight dusting of cloth and front cover with three small stains; otherwise a nice copy.

Printed privately. Reilly, p.139

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DOBSON (Austin). The water of Gold. No place, no publisher, N.D. [?c.1887]. Pott 8vo format, single leaf, unbacked, printed in black within red ruled borders upon thick cream laid paper with vertical chain lines, bearing part of a water-mark (. . . nal / Mill / . . . t), titled as above, and subscribed at foot, in type, "Austin Dobson./ Lippincotts' Magazine, Jan.7th, 1887." Fine copy. Rare.

Presumably one of a few copies run off privately, and possibly an off-print with added borders and note of origin. The poem was first collected in the 1895 edition of ‘Poems On Several Occasions'. This printing not in either Murray or, more remarkably, Alban Dobson.

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DOBSON (Austin). At the Sign Of The Lyre. London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., Ltd., 1890. Pott 8vo; half-title with statement of printing on verso; inserted frontispiece with thin paper guard; title-page printed in black and red; inserted tailpiece following last leaf of text; blank, leaf bearing publisher's Note on recto, blank on verso, and 4pp. additional alternative prelims. for a two volume issue of the works, the title-pages printed in red and black, at end; pp.[x]+251+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]+[ii]+[iv]+[iv]; bevelled olive green buckram, blocked with publisher's motto device, gilt, on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Very nice copy.

From the library of Christopher Dobson, the front paste-down bearing his pencilled ownership inscription, and the free end-paper a lengthy bibliographical note in his hand relating to the purpose of the additional prelims.: "Title-pages for ‘Poems on Several Occasions' . . . were printed for optional special bindings should collectors want to have ‘Old World Idylls' and ‘At the Sign of The Lyre'" uniformly bound, and adding "25 copies of the two volumes were in fact bound with spines lettered ‘POEMS' in green bevelled cloth." The verso of the half-title in this copy records that it is the ‘Eighth Edition'. It does not follow the text of the first edition of 1885, however, but that of the substantially altered and revised ‘Sixth Edition' of 1889. The binding is the same as that of the first edition. Murray, p.11

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DOBSON (Austin). Poems On several occasions. New edition revised and enlarged. With Illustrations. In two volumes. Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, & Co. Ltd, 1895. Post 8vo; titles printed in red and black; volume one with publisher's net book agreement slip tipped in before half-title; etched frontispiece ‘drawn from life by Wm. Strang', and four etched plates by Ad Lalauze, all with thin paper guards; final blank; volume two with blank before half-title; etched frontispiece and two plates by Ad Lalauze, all with thin paper guards; pp.xii+274+[ii]; [ii]+x+276; pale fawn art buckram, elaborately ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, with an art nouveau design; a.e. uncut. Fox-spot on corner of one leaf, and end-papers foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition, printed on fine hand-made paper, with proof impressions of the etchings (which have remarques), and the portrait signed by Dobson in pencil beneath the plate, limited to only 200 copies for England and America, this being one of the hundred copies for England. Ten poems are here first collected, and two others had not been previously collected in either country. The poems have also been ‘revised throughout, and in part rearranged by the author.' Murray, I., (XIII.), pp.16-17; Alban Dobson, XXVIII, recording a collection copy of the American issue only, which appears to have been unsigned. Dobson also records that the total American printings included in addition to the present edition: 50 copies on Japan paper with the etchings in two states, and all signed by the artist; 50 copies on Japan paper with etchings, with remarques; and 750 copies on deckle-edged paper, of which 250 copies were issued in England with an English title-page. Dobson does not mention that the American issue of the 200 copy edition either had remarques or were signed by Dobson, so it is possible that the 100 Engish copies may have varied from the American 100 at least in these respects. A finely produced book, well printed by Messrs. John Wilson & Son, Cambridge, Mass., U.S.A. There is no list of plates, but they are bound in to face pp.32, 148, 210, and 248 in volume one; 10, and 136 in volume two.

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DOHERTY (F. Malcolm). Legends and poems. Provost and Co., 36, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, 1877. Pott 4to; inserted leaf of publisher's advertisements at end, on text-paper; bevelled diagonally fine-ribbed brown cloth, ruled black on sides, blocked black, lettered and with short rule gilt, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt up spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated cream. Slight mottled darkening of front cover; backs of end-papers a little foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

Second issue, the inserted leaf bearing reviews.

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DORE (J[ohn].). Vectis lays; Consisting of Original Poems on Scenery in the Isle of Wight, With explanatory notes, And other poems. Isle of Wight: J. & W. Gubbins, High Street, Newport, 1878. Post 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.viii+184; diagonally fine ribbed green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered, with short rule, gilt, on front cover; end-papers coated yellow; binder's ticket: ‘C.H. LOCKE, / BINDER. / NEWPORT, I.W.' (black lettering within single rule frame on chalk-blue paper) on back paste-down. Some bubbling of cloth on front cover, otherwise a nice copy.

The author's christian name appears in full only on the cover. Printed, as well as bound in Newport. The binder's ticket is not listed by Ball.

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DORSET (St. John). The vampire A tragedy In five acts. London, Published by C. and J. Ollier, Vere Street, Bond Street, and Simpkin and Marshall, Stationers' Court, 1821. Lge post 8vo; half-title present; pp.[viii]+108; two line Errata slip tipped in at end of text; original binder's blank at end; modern white wrappers. Contemporary library stamp on verso of title leaf, with slight shadowing through; scattered more or less light foxing; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

In an Advertisement preceding the text, the author remarks: "the chief personage of the drama is no blood-sucker. . . . There are Vampires who waste the heart and happiness of those they are connected with, Vampires of avarice, Vampires of spleen, Vampires of debauchery. . . . What is the seducer and abandoner of a trusting young girl, but a Vampire . . ?" One wonders whether Bram Stoker had come across this play before commencing his celebrated work on syphilis!

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DOUGLAS (Lord Alfred). Poems. Paris, Published by the Mercvre de France, xv, rue de l'echavde-saint- germain, xv, 1896. 12mo, printed in half-sheets; copyright leaf; heliogravure frontispiece with tissue guard; dual language half-title and title leaves, printed on facing pages; dual language text on facing pages throughout; colophon leaf followed by blank at end; contemporary full vellum, ruled gilt on the upper and lower covers, spine, edges, and dentelles, the spine and dentelles additionally tooled in gilt; the front cover elaborately tooled in gilt, and hand-painted with a design in blue, red, and brown, the whole enclosing a recessed bronze sealing-wax medallion portrait (?of Nero); spine with two green calf labels, lettered in gilt; end-papers faced with flesh-pink watered silk; t.e.g., fore-edges, rough- trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Poor quality French paper showing some embrowning, especially of the margins, as almost always; prelims. before first title a little foxed; the binding in near fine state.

An excellent example of a French ‘decadent' binding, splendid, if you like that sort of thing, and in this case well-suited to the book. Douglas's scarce first book, the dedication of which was declined by Oscar Wilde.

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[DOUGLAS (Lord Alfred)]. The City of the soul. Grant Richards, 9 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, W.C., 1899. F'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; quarter parchment, lettered gilt, blue-grey board sides; a.e. uncut. Spine very foxed and darkened and worn a little at one corner; boards a trifle embrowned at edges, and paper covering chipped along one edge; a little foxing and marking internally; a very good copy, nonetheless.

The author's third volume of verse.

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[DOUGLAS (Lord Alfred).]. The Duke of Berwick: A Nonsense rhyme By The Belgian hare Author of "Tails with a Twist". Illustrated by Tony Ludovici. Leonard Smithers & Co. 5 Old Bond St. W., N.D. [1899]. Landscape demy 8vo format, printed in full colour throughout, on one side of the paper only, wire-stabbed; pp.[44]; quarter yellow-green pebble-grain cloth, glazed white boards, printed in black and pale green on front and back. Boards worn at corners and on lower edges, and very slightly rubbed; small scuff on front board; otherwise a very nice copy.

In his Preface to ‘The Pongo Papers', 1907, p.xvi, Douglas remarks apropos of the scarcity of this volume: "'The Duke of Berwick' appeared in 1900, with some very clever illustrations by ‘Tony Ludovici,' but owing to the failure of its publisher within a week of the issue of the book, it never had a real life as a book at all". The general statement here is possibly true, but Douglas's detailed memory as to the precise date of issue is erroneous: according to the English Catalogue of Books, the volume was published in December 1899. Nelson, ‘Publisher to the Decadents', 1899.23

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DOYLE (Sir Francis Hastings, Late Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford). The Return of the guards, And other poems. London, Macmillan and Co., 1866. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; printer's imprint leaf at end, blank on verso; pp.xvi+326+[ii]; dark red buckram, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated black; binder's ticket of Burn (Ball, 20A) on back paste-down. Restorations to cloth of spine and slight marking of covers; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Doyle's famous poem on the death of private Moyes: "A drunken private of the Buffs", is here first collected. CBEL, III, p.286

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DOYLE (Sir Francis Hastings, Late Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford). The Return of the guards And other poems. London, Macmillan and Co., 1883. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[2]+xiv+344; blue buckram, ruled blind on back cover, black on front cover, black and gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated chocolate. In general a nice copy.

A volume of this title was originally published in 1866. The present edition differs from that by the dropping of a number of poems, and the addition of some hitherto unpublished or uncollected. A couple of relevant press-cuttings have been laid in by some former owner, including one relating to Doyle's famous poem on the death of private Moyes: "A drunken private of the Buffs", setting the record straight. CBEL, III, p.286, listing only the edition of 1866; not in Reilly.

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DRAKE (John). Entered at Stationers' Hall] [sic] Jock Sinclair And other Poems. Glasgow, Printed by Thomas Gillespie, 83 Renfield St., 1890. Half-title not called for; pp.256; light iron-grey buckram, ruled black on sides and spine, lettered black on spine; t.e. uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers printed with conventional design in brown. Back cover lightly marked and cloth of spine a little faded; prelims. and last three leaves foxed; short tear in one blank upper margin; otherwise a nice copy.

Scottish verse, on strongly ethnic themes. Reilly, p.145

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DRANE (Mr., ref="LIST1.HTM" target="Start 79). Verses Suggested by a Conversation respecting the astonishing Rate at which Steam Carriages are expected to go, and the consequent march of Refinement. An exquisite of the year 1920, at Breakfast:... Novbr.the 21st, 1829. Med.4to, one leaf of pink paper headed Preface and bearing a thirty-two line holograph poem signed ‘Celia Drane' inviting contributions to her Album, and two conjugate leaves of white paper, the first bearing a copy of Canning's ‘Epitaph On the Tombstone erected over the Marquis of Anglesey's Leg' in Celia Drane's hand, the second a twenty-line poem as above, in Mr. Drane's holograph, looking forward to the the invention of the steam-powered motor car, and speculating what life will be like then. Disbound, the pink leaf frayed at edges, the others nice.



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DUFF (Henrietta A.). Fragments of verse. (Printed for Private Circulation). London: Marcus Ward & Co., 67, 68, Chandos Street, And Royal Ulster Works, Belfast, 1880. F'cap 8vo; pp.175+[i (blank)]; In Memoriam slip printed in purple laid on to half-title page; three line errata slip tipped in before dedication leaf; diagonally fine ribbed greyish lilac cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e.g.; red head and tail bands; milk chocolate end-papers. Slight mottling of spine and front cover; one gathering a trifle proud; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Dedicated to Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Locker. According to the laid on slip, the author died on November 14th, 1879. Printed in Belfast. Not in Reilly.

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DUMAS (Alexandre). Théatre. [sic] Tome I [II; III; IV; V; VI]. Bruxelles, Société Belge de Librairie, Hauman et Ce, 1842. 6 Vols, 12mo in half sheets; half-title in each volume; each play separately signed and paginated, and with its own fly title, etc.; pp.[iv]+216+125+[i (blank)]+159+[i (blank)]; [iv]+126+165+[ii (blank)]+143+[i (blank)]; [iv]+195+[i (blank)]+159+[i (blank)]+118; [iv]+217+[iii (blank)]+162+[ii (blank)]+80; [iv]+163+[i (blank)]+174+[ii (blank)]+173+[i (blank)]; [iv]+III+[i (blank)]+143+[i (blank)]+226+[ii (blank)]+132; early half dark red straight grain morocco cloth, brown stippled boards, marbled edges. Small contemporary ownership stamp on each title-page; two leaves in one volume with short marginal tear; otherwise very nice.

This edition not in Munro, who records two earlier French editions: the first in 6 volumes, 1834-6, containing an introduction and twelve plays, all of which are contained in the present edition; the second in three volumes, 1841, adding five plays, of which all except ‘Paul Jones' are likewise included here. The present edition includes two further plays, however, ‘Lorenzino', not recorded by Munro as collected until the Paris edition of 1846, and ‘Un mariage sous Louis XV', not recorded by Munro as collected until the edition of 1863-74.

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DUNBAR (David). Poems and songs. By David Dunbar, Dumfries. Glasgow: Maurice Ogle & Son, 1859. F'cap 8vo; pp[iv]+160; dull green wavy-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others mainly trimmed; end-papers coated grey-chocolate. Some foxing, chiefly of prelims., margins, and edges; otherwise a very nice copy.

Includes ‘Robert Burns: A Centenary Poem'. The verso of the half-title lists a further seven booksellers from whom the book is available: one in Edinburgh, and six in Dumfries.

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DUNBAR (David). Poems Of Home life. Edinburgh: Menzies & Co.; Dumfries: John Anderson & Son, 1873. F'cap 8vo, printed on cream paper; half-title not called for; wood-engraved head- and tail- pieces throughout; pp.viii+252; bevelled magenta fine morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled blind, blocked gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated pale lemon. Some fading of covers; neat ink inscription, ‘M.O. Dunbar / Langlands / 1873' on upper margin of title-page; otherwise a very nice copy.



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DUNCOMBE (Mrs.). A Search after happiness; Or, the Vision of worldly hope; An Allegorical Poem. Dedicated, by permission, To the Right hon. the Countess of Albemarle. Printed [Privately] for the Authoress's Particular Friends, 1809. Lge.post 4to, gathered in half-sheets; half-title not called for; final page author's advertisements; issued without wrappers. Slight fraying of outer leaves, and vertical crease in last leaf; otherwise nice copy.

Mrs. Duncombe is noted on the title-page as ‘Authoress of The Village Gentleman and The Attorney at Law.' The advertisement page announces a forthcoming volume entitled ‘The Mirror of Thought'. Not listed in the British Library Catalogue.

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DURANT (Heloise, Member of The Dante Society, Cambridge, Mass., U.S.A.). Dante: A dramatic poem. Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1, Paternoster Square, 1889. Photogravure portrait frontispiece, with tissue guard; two blanks, followed by publisher's inserted 48pp. catalogue at end (last leaf blank), dated ‘7.88'; pp.[xvi]+136+[iv]; bevelled white buckram, blocked and lettered grey-green on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated brownish black. Covers a trifle darkened and mottled; some foxing of first and last few leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription dated April 10th 1889 on the upper margin of the half-title. Dedicated, with permission, to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who, according to the author's Preface, read and revised some portions of the manuscript during a visit to Cambridge, Mass., in 1881. Included also is a sonnet to his memory. Not noted by Blanck under Longfellow in either Sec.I or Sec.VI - under one of which it certainly should appear.

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EASTWOOD (J.R.). Poems for Little People And Those of Larger Growth. London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1887. Half-title not called for; blank at end; pp.[xii (last leaf blank)]+182+[ii]; bright green pebble-grain cloth, lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and ruled gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated milk chocolate. Slight foxing of prelims., edges, and last few leaves; otherwise a very nice copy.

The back of the front end-paper bears a lengthy contemporary presentation inscription in pencil, concluding: "These poems have a double interest inasmuch as they were written by J.R. Eastwood the Rock Ferry poet at the Willaston Wind Mill." Reilly p.148.

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EDGEWORTH (Maria). Comic dramas, In Three acts. Printed for R. Hunter, Successor to Mr. Johnson, 72, St. Paul's Church-Yard, And Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 47, Paternoster-Row, 1817. Half-title; 2pp. publisher's advertisements at end; contemporary half-calf gilt, matching marbled boards and end-papers, sprinkled edges. Corners worn, and boards a little rubbed and faded; one gathering a little proud; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir 764; Slade19A.

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