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15977. : The House, The Garden and The Steeple A Collection of Old Mottoes.

London: Arthur L. Humphries 1906. 16 .5 by 13 cms. 88 pp. green boards with with an overall gilt blocked design and titles, printed on rough cut edged handmade paper, t.e.g.. Mottos collected from sundials, bells, old houses etc. Some edgerubbing and a little light fading otherwise very good. A charming little book. " If . A . Welcome .Thou . Wouldst . Win . Wipe . Your . Feet . And .Then . Come . In ." 25.00


12378. : Words of Help and Gladness.

London: John Walker & Co. n.d. c. 1910. 14.5 by 11 cms. n.p. ( 36 ) verses set in red line border with red capitals, a.e.g. soft covers in decorative wraps, in its original box. Apart from some minor wear to the box, it is in almost mint condition. Unusual to find these pretty little books in such good condition and in their box. 20.00


15838. Ahmed Ali, translator: The Falcon and the Hunted Bird. An Anthology of Urdu Poetry.

Karachi: Kitab Publishers, 1950. A P.E.N. Book. 98 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. Useful introductions to the poets. Black-blocked maroon boards, in a worn dustwrapper. A fair copy. 10.00


14470. Akenside, Mark: The Pleasures of Imagination. to which is prefixed A Critical Essay on the Poem by Mrs. Barbauld.

London: T. Cadell and W. Davies A New Edition 1810. 16 by 10 cms. 159 pp. illustrated with four engraved plates. In a contemporary calf binding, six panelled spine with original red spine label with gilt rosettes and gilt lining. A small section of the title page had been cut out, presumably to excise a name but this has been made good. A very good tight clean copy. Akenside, 1721-1770 was born in Newcastle on Tyne and practised as a Physician as well as publishing poetry. This work was first published in 1744. 35.00


14465. Arber, Edward. editor: Tottel's Miscellany. Songes and Sonnets by Henry Howard, Sir Thomas Wyatt the Elder, Nicholas Grimald and uncertain authors..

Birmingham: 1 Montague Road, 15th August, 1870. xvi+272pp, green covers, gilt titles One of Arber's English Reprints series The first edition of 5th June collated with the second edition of 31st july 1557. The first miscellany of English verse. In very good condition. 42.00


4627. Arber, Edward. editor: William Webbe Graduate A Discourse of English Poetrie 1586.

Westminster, A.Constable 1895. 96+29pp, green covers, gilt titles One of Arber's English reprints series The original text was very rare, only two copies known at the time. It was a good example of contemporary essay writing before the advent of Shakespeare. First published in 1586 the year of Shakespeare's departure from Stratford. In very good condition. 15.00


15083. Arnold, Matthew: Poems by Matthew Arnold with an introduction by A.C.Benson, illustrated by Henry Ospovat.

London and New York: John Lane, 1900. 19.5 by 13 cms. xxxiv+375+15 pp. Cover design and 64 illustrations, including 16 full-page illustrations, by Ospovat. Brown boards with gilt spine titling and decoration, and same to front board. T.e.g. Inscription signed by the illustrator on the ffep, "To Samuel C. Taylor from his friend Henry Ospovat Nov 1899". Some browning to pastedowns, and some scattered elsewhere. Bottom corners bumped, otherwise good. Henry Ospovat, 1877-1909, was born in Russia to Jewish parents. He emigrated to the U.K., settling in Manchester, and studied at the R.C.A. from 1897. He was an illustrator, draughtsman, caricaturist and occasional portrait painter. He was just beginning to make a name for himself when he died at the young age of 32. "The illustrations are of unusual excellence". "No one could desire an edition of the poems more tastefully or charmingly got up than this." This is one of three titles illustrated and signed by this artist which we have in stock. 95.00


15261. Bailey, Philip James: Festus A Poem.

London: Bell & Daldy, 1866. Eighth edition. 602 pp. 19 x 12 cm. A very long poem indeed but once much admired by Tennyson and Thackery, if they are to be believed. Gold-blocked dark-green bevelled boards. Inside front gutter splitting, some wear to top of spine, and partly uncut, but clean and tight. 15.00


14841. Barbour, John: The Bruce.

London: Adam and Charles Black 1909. edited from the best texts with literary and historical introduction, notes and appendices and a glossary by W. M. Mackenzie. xxlll+547 pp. hardback, no dustwrapper, showing fair wear, boards rubbed, a little discoloured, owners bookplate on the ffep. A long late medieval poem about the Bruce preserved in only two manuscripts. 15.00


15972. Barnes, William: Select Poems of William Barnes.

London: Humphrey Milford reprinted 1933. Chosen and edited with a preface and Glossarial Notes by Thomas Hardy. 17 by 12 cms. xvi+196 pp. dark green boards with gilt decorations and titling, in very good condition. Bears the bookplate and signature of Ulster poet Roy McFadden dated 1945. A nice association copy. 45.00


14481. Baudelaire: Les Fleurs du Mal in Pattern and Prose by Beresford Egan and C. Bower Alcock.

London: The Sophistocles Press and T. Werner Laurie 1929. For Private Circulation and sold only to subscribers. This is no 36 of 500 copies. Signed by Beresford Egan. 30 by 24 cms. 142 pp. 60 poems by Baudelaire, with a coloured frontispiece, "Imaginary Portrait of Baudelaire", tissue guarded, a square coloured vignette to title page, and to rear page, along with 15 other full page prints of drawings by Beresford Egan, decorated Initials and tailpieces. The poems are in English translation. Bound in a green patterened baize cloth with a title label to the front board. The baize cloth proved to be a poor choice for the long term and this spine has been professionally relaid with a green textured cloth which salvaged most of the original baize spine, edges a little rubbed and corners slightly bumped. Former owner's signature on ffep. Overall in good condition. Egan enjoyed a brief blaze of fame in the interwar period but has not been as popular with collectors as he deserves to be. These drawings were described as, "illustrations of delicate naughtiness". 225.00


15003. Betjeman, John: The Illustrated Summoned by Bells.

London: John Murray, 1989. 143 pp. 25.5 x 18.5 cm. Illustrations in colour and b&w by Hugh Casson. Hardback in a price-clipped dustwrapper. Dedication on the ffep, otherwise in good condition. 10.00


8467. Bhattacharya, Deben: The Mirror of the Sky Songs of the Bauls from Bengal.

London: George Allen & Unwin 1969. 120 pp. illustrated, very good in v.g. dustwrapper. UNESCO collection of representative works Indian series. The name Baul has been given to a small group of poets and musicians from the village labouring classes of Bengal who hold distinctive religious beliefs. The songs are the Baul's way of coming to terms with God and love, life and death, society and the individual. Tagore first introduced them to Western audiences. 10.00


15980. Blok, Aleksandr: Selected Poems of Aleksandr Blok.

Oxford: Clarendon Press 1968. 21 by 14 cms. vii+186 pp. Paperback. In very good condition. 10.00


8414. Bloomfield, Robert: The Farmer's Boy: A Rural Poem together with May Day with The Muses.

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy: Darton Harvey and Co: G. Gowie and Co. and Edwards and Knibb 1820: For the author and Baldwin, Craddock and Joy 1822. Two works bound as one. The 14th ed. of The Farmers Boy bound with the 2nd ed. of May Day with the Muses. 16 by 10.5 cms. xlviii+99+viii+100 pp. with 12 wood engraved vignettes in the manner of Bewick. Half leather and marbled boards. Five panelled spine with triple gilt ruled borders, gilt floral decorated panels, modern replacement labels to match, entitled Bloomfield Works, Vol II. marbled foreedges, faded. Some rubbing and wear to extremities and edges but otherwise an attractive binding. Former owners name to front pastedown. A single vol of a probable 3 or 4 vol. set. We also have as part of the set: "The Remains of Robert Bloomfield" Vol. I, 1824. See our list 8415. The combination of these two works in one vol. seems uncommon, except perhaps as an early and late work brought together? 75.00


8415. Bloomfield, Robert: The Remains of Robert Bloomfield author of The Farmer's Boy, Rural Tales &c. Vol I.

London: For the Exclusive Benefit of th Family of Mr Bloomfield; and published by Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy 1824. Vol I only of two vols. 16 by 10.5 cms. xxxvi+186 pp. with 12 engraved, folded scores of musical settings of poems. Half leather and marbled boards. Five panelled spine with triple gilt ruled borders, gilt floral decorated panels, modern replacement labels to match, entitled Bloomfield Works, Vol I. marbled foreedges, faded. Some rubbing and wear to extremities and edges but otherwise an attractive binding. Former owners name to front pastedown. A single vol of a probable 3 or 4 vol. set. We also have as part of the set: "The Farmer's Boy together with May Day with the muses.See our list 8414. The two vols are usually printed as one. This contains a preface, poetical fragments, Nature's Music, Appendix, poetical tributes,and prospectus for Bloomfield's songs with music scores bound in. 75.00


15228. Blunt, Wifred Scawen: Esther, Love Lyrics, and Natalia's Resurrection.

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1892. vi+247 pp. 16 x 10.5 cm. Gold-blocked green bevelled boards with gilt titling. T.e.g. Some rubbing and fading to boards. Rear gutter strengthened by some previous owner. Internally tight bright and clean, printed on heavier good quality paper. In good condition overall. A fairly scarce title. 23.00


15299. Braithwaite, William Stanley, editor: The Book of Restoration Verse.

London: Duckworth and Co., c1909. xv+864+20 pp. 19 x 13 cm. Gold-blocked blue boards, no dw. Teg. Spine a little faded, and very occasional foxing, otherwise good. 15.00


15983. Brecht, Bertolt: Bertold Brecht Poems 1913-1956.

New York: Methuen 1976 21 by14 cms xxvii+627 pp. paperback, in very good condition. 10.00


15275. Bridges, Robert: Selected Poems.

London: Faber and Faber, 1946. Seventh impression. 79 pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. Black-blocked red boards, in a rather worn dustwrapper. Occasional foxing, and date neatly written on rfep, o/w in good condition. 12.00


4629. Brodribb, C.W. editor: Virgil, the Georgics in English hexamaters by C.W. Broadribb.

London: Ernest Benn 1st edition 1928. 26 by 19 cms. pp.86, woodblock decorations by Maud Reed Cooper. some fading to dark green boards along with some old but faint staining, internally very good. 7.00


3519. Browning, Elizabeth Barrett: A Selection from the Poems of Elizabeth Barret Browning

London: Smith Elder & Co. 1891 First Series New Edition ix+267pp. original brown boards, v.g. 10.00


1833. Browning, Elizabeth Barrett.: The Poems of Elizabeth Barret Browning.

London Warne and Co. n.d. c.1900. xxiv+551pp. frontispiece, memoir, v.g. The Albion edition. 10.00


197. Browning, R: Dramatic Idylls. First series.

Smith Elder and Co. London 1882 2nd ed. 17 by 11 cms. 143 pp. hardback bevelled boards, some minor foreedge spotting otherwise in very good condition. Includes, Martin Ralph, Pheidippides, Halbert and Hob, Ivan Ivanovitch, 18.00


198. Browning, R: Ferishtah's Fancies.

London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1st ed. 1884. 143 pp. minor pencil notation on front endpaper, and a few other pages which could be removed, otherwise in very good condition. 35.00


196. Browning, R.: Asolando, Fancies and Facts.

London 1882, Smith Elder & Co. 2nd ed. viii+157 pp. Hardbacked bevelled boards. From the library of Galgorm Castle Ballymena with May Young's bookplate on the front pastedown. in v.g. condition. 23.00


14320. Brownlee, James: The Christian Shade.

Edinburgh: Stirling, Kenney & Co. London: James Duncan and H. Washbourne 1837. containing the following poems, Distress, Death, The Grave, Elegy in a Country Church-Yard, Elegy on a Pile of Ruins, The Last Day and Eternity. With Preface and Biographical Sketches of the authors. 14.5 by 9 cms. xxii+157 pp. engraved frontispiece and vignette on the title page, in a contemporary cloth binding. Discreet owner's stamp on the contents page. A little dusty, boards and spine showing some wear but overall in fair/good condition. A collection of elegiac poems by Robert Noyes, Dr. Beilby Porteus, Rev. Robert Blair, Thomas Gray, John Cunningham, Dr Edward Young, Rev. Dr. Jamieson. Copac only list 3 copies, and not this one, so fairly scarce. 145.00


3580. Burns R: Guid Bits Frae Robert Burns.

Edinburgh, Nimmo n.d. c 1900? 16.5 by 10.5 cms. 217pp, with 25 original illustrations by W. Fulton Brown, includes a glossary. Bits witty, humorous, serious, pathetic & pithy. 42.00


13935. Burns, Robert: Burn's Poetical Works With an Introduction by W.H. Davies.

London & Glasgow: Collins, 1950s? 624 pp. 18.5 x 13 cm. Coloured frontispiece reproduces Alexander Naysmyth's portrait of Burns. Contents, Notes, and Glossary. Gold-blocked blue leather boards. All edges gilt. In very good condition. 30.00


12610. Burns, Robert: The Poetical Works of Robert Burns.

Edinburgh: James Nichol, London James Nisbet, Dublin W. Robertson 1856. With Memoir, Critical Dissertation, and Explanatory Notes by the Rev. George Gilfillan. In two Volumes. Vol. 1, xxxii+320 pp. Vol. II, xxxi+342 pp. 22 x 14cm. Half leather and cloth boards, five panelled spine with raised bands, gilt decorative panels, original spine labels, marbled foreedges and endpapers, minor light spotting to prelims of Vol II Despite a little wear a handsome set, in good condition. 42.00


9100. Burns, Robert: The Works of Robert Burns illustrated by an extensive series of portraits and authentic views with a complete life of the poet; an essay on his genius and character by Professor Wilson.

Glasgow, Edinburgh and London: Blackie & Son 1866. 24 by 17 cms. Two volumes in one. cclxxvi+iv+149+xix+412 pp. illustrated with 42 engravings, half-leather and cloth, green, six panelled spine with raised bands, original label,some gilt decoration and a blind stamped thistle on each panel, marbled foreedges, foxing on first title page and frontispiece portrait, some spotting on margins of some plates, one page, listing plates has a cut across it now repaired but generally good. This is a heavy item. 45.00


10112. Butler, Samuel: Hudibras, in Three Parts. Written in the Time of the Late Wars with annotations and a complete index.

Glasgow: Robert and Andrew Foulis 1769. Two volumes printed as one. 12.5 by 7.5 cms. xvi+476 pp. contemporary polished calf, five panelled spine with raised bands, original label, but gilt faded, showing some wear but a generally good tight copy. 95.00


14933. Buttura, A.: I Quattro Poeti Italiani. Dante, Petraca, Ariosto, Tasso

Parigi: Baudry, Liberia Europea, Edizione Fatta Su Quella 1845. 796 pp. half leather and marbled boards, five panelled spine with raised bands, original spine label, marbled endpapers and foreedges. Boards a little rubbed/scuffed otherwise in good condition. 25.00


9085. Byron, Lord: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage A Romaunt.

London: John Murray 1859. 21 by 15 cms. 329 pp. illustrated with steel engravings by Whymper, Cooper and Jewitt, full morocco, six panelled spine with raised bands, attractive decorative panels to spine, gilt decorative borders to boards, and board edges, aeg. owners inscription, minor light fingering here and there, raised bands on spine rubbed, two scuff marks at top left join of spine and rear board. an attractive copy nonetheless. 85.00


1832. Byron, Lord: The Poetical Works of Lord Byron.

London, Oxford University Press 1912. x+924pp. frontispiece dark green boards with some spot stains, v.g. 10.00


12415. Byron, Lord: The Works of Lord Byron in six volumes Vol. VI.

London: John Murray 1827. 16.5 by 10.5 cms. viii+266 pp. half leather and marbled boards, five panelled spine with raised bands, gilt lining and title, a little edge rubbing, minor wear to boards, a very nice copy albeit one volume only from six. Contains Sardanapulus and The Two Foscari. 35.00


14850. Bysshe, Edward: The Art of English Poetry.

London: Printed for F. Clay and ten others the eighth edition corrected and enlarged 1737. 17.5 by 10.5 cms. 288+x+40+5 pp. bound in comtemporary calf, six panelled spine with raised bands, with remains of the spine label, the top 1.5 cms of the title page has been cut off, presumably to remove a name, a few decorative head and tail pieces, A Dictionary of Rhymes is separately paginated, with its own title page. Publisher's book lists on the last five pages. This volume opens at Lamb. In good tight clean condition. 45.00


12373. Calverley, Charles Stuart: Verses & Fly Leaves.

London: George Bell and Sons 1898. 216 pp. 19 x 13 cm. Half leather and marbled boards, five panelled spine with raised bands, gilt spine title and decoration, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Dedication "To the honoured Editor of the "Tiptopical" "Vive et Vale", signed by Jessie Silburn, Jessie Forsyth, Margaret Gaunt, MM Mollison, Florence Howe, Sara Monro, Margaret N Duff, and Jessies WB Gould, Feb 22nd 1901. Minor edge rubbing, tight clean, in very good condition. Calverley, 1831-84 was a poet and parodist. Sent down from Oxford as a result of his practical jokes, he went on to become a fellow in Christ's College Cambridge. Disabled in 1865 after a skating accident he became well known as a translator from Greek and Latin and for his clever parodies of poems by Browning, Tennyson etc. 35.00


11537. Campbell, Thomas: The Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell.

London: Edward Moxon 1854. With notes and a biographical sketch by Rev. W.A. Hill. 16.5 by 11 cms. lxvii+465pp. illustrated by thirty seven woodcuts from designs by Harvey. In a contemporary polished calf binding, six panelled spine, with raised bands, red and gilt spine label, gilt rulings and borders to spine and gilt border rulings to boards, marbled endpapers and foreedges, spine joints rubbed and a bit worn small area of damage about 1cm to lower spine joint with rear board with loss of a small area of leather. Internally tight bright clean. Thompson 1777-1844 was born in Glasgow but moved to London in 1803. He was a friend of Sir Walter Scott, and many of his poems were popular repitition pieces for Victorians. He was responsible for the oft quoted line, "'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view." 42.00


15913. Campbell, W. S.: Campbell's Reciter for Band of Hope and Sunday School.

London: Richard J. James (Band of Hope Review Office) n.d. c.1900. 18 by 12 cms. 84 pp. softcovers, showing usage wear closed tear to top front cover. Fair. 10.00


14921. Cavafy, C.P.: The Poems of C.P. Cavafy.

London: The Hogarth Press, 1952. Second Impression. Translated into English with a few notes by John Mavrogordato, with an introduction by Rex Warner. 199 pp. Hardback, in a rather worn dustwrapper, some fore-edge spotting, fair. 16.50


6536. Chisholm, Louey: The Golden Staircase Poems and Verses for Children.

London: T.C.& E.C. Jack. n.d. c.1906. xxi+361 pp.An anthology with pictures by Minnie Dibdin Spooner, 16 colour plates. Spooner ft.1893-1927, was a portrait painter and etcher, drew for children's books and was the wife of the artist C. S. Spooner. A 1909 school prize plate on front pastedown. New professionally bound spine, old repair to prelim page,a little fingered in places otherwise good. 65.00


9974. Cocker, W. D: Further Poems Scots and English.

Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson first printed 1935. The poems in this volume were mostly first printed in the columns of the Daily Record. 102 pp. blue boards, rubbed, some wear, in fair condition. 22.50


14467. Colman, George: The Poetical Works of George Colman the younger.

London: Printed for the Booksellers, 1840. 12.5 by 8 cms. iv+187 pp. black boards with very faded gilt titling, a.e.g. With six woodblock illustrations, spine relaid, a tight clean copy. owner's name dated 1844 on title pageand page 1, and his small stamp is on a couple of margins. Contains "Broad Grins", first pub. 1802, "Poetical Vagaries", first pub in 1812 and, "Eccentricities". Colman the Younger, 1762-1832, was an English Dramatist, poet and theatre manager. 45.00


14002. Costello, Louisa Stuart: The Rose Garden of Persia.

London: George Bell and Sons, 1887. New edition. xvi+193 pp. 21 x 14 cm. Illustrated with complex decorations derived from Persian miniatures in red, blue and gilt, light red printed borders around the text on each page, light red printed tailpieces and capitals decoration. A beautifully printed book. It is let down only by its binding which is of plain cream coloured vellum covered boards and gilt spine titling. The boards have not worn well and the spine has been professionally relaid. From the library of Allan Seaton a minor Belfast poet, signed on the ffep. It could be treated to a full rebind in a style to match the quality of the printing. 45.00


12941. Cowper, William: Poems by William Cowper with a Biographical and Critical Introduction by the Rev. Thomas Dale:

London: Tilt and Bogue 1841. In two volumes. Vol. I, lxxii+274 pp. Vol. II, viii+336 pp. with 75 illustrations, engraved by J. Orrin Smith, from drawings by John Gilbert. Bound in full red leather with a large gilt decorative panel on all boards, decorative spines with gilt vignette, titling etc, a.e.g. showing a little shelf wear, spines a little faded, gilt edges very fresh, internally tight bright and clean. A nice set of his works, but apparently scarce. this edition does not appear to be on Copac. Sir John Gilbert, 1817-1897 was an historical painter and illustrator. He was a major figure in the revival of wood engraving, and the first serious illustrator to tackle news illustrating for the Illustrated London News. He was a prolific and popular illustrator. 125.00


9226. Cowper, William: The Task A Poem.

London: James Nisbet and Co. 1878. 263 pp. illustrated by Birket Foster. In mid-brown, bevelled boards with gilt embossed panels of flowers entwined around the title and author's name on front board and spine. a.e.g. A prize bookplate on front pastedown. " Belfast Weekly Telegraph Fireside Recreations. Prize awarded to Mr William Barklie, Hillhall Lisburn for best puzzle inserted during month of August 1889." A little wear to top of spine has been professionally restored, otherwise a generally good copy. 42.00


12222. Cowper, William: The Task, Tirocinium, and Minor Poems.

London: John Sharpe Duke Street Piccadilly; and C.and C. Whittingham, Chiswick 1825. Two volumes of what originally constituted a three volume set. The Cask, also containing Tirocinium, 220pp. two title pages, engravings drawn by Westall, engraved by Charles Rolls and John Romney. Minor Poems, 220pp. the first title page is missing, engravings drawn by Westall, engraved by Rolls and E. Portbury. Dedicatory inscription dated May 1827 on the title page and rear endpaper. Both books in matching polished calf, with wide blind stamped and gilt borders to boards, five panelled spine with gilt panels each with a gilt lyre, contemporary label, marbled foreedges, and endpapers. Internally very tight, and fresh, nice copies, very handsome. 85.00


13726. Cox, Sue: Men, Mud and Memorials.

Salisbury: Coquelicots Press, 1990. Number 381 of a limited edition. 41 pp. 21 x 14.5 cm. Twenty-seven poems "written after many visits to the battlefields of the First World War and in particular The Somme". Six illustrations. Nearly mint condition. 10.00


12212. Crabbe, Rev. George: Poems.

London: J. Hatchard 1807. xxv+256 pp. contemporary calf with six panelled spine with nicely decorated gilt panels and original spine label. The boards are scuffed with corners bumped, and short splits to top and bottom of hinges. Marbled endpapers, and an elaborate bookplate on the front pastedown for Peter Sherston. Internally tight, clean and bright. This is the first edition of his first collection, and the first publication of, "Parish Register." 75.00


15290. Crawford, D. H.: Beowulf Translated into English Verse with an Introduction, Notes and Appendices.

London: Chatto & Windus, 1926. xxi+160 pp. 16.5 x 12.5 cm. Gold-blocked brown boards with gilt spine titling and a decorative gilt panel around the title on the front board. Occasional slight foxing, o/w a very nice copy, in very good condition 10.00


10657. Crossley-Holland, Kevin & Sail, Lawrence, editors: Light Unlocked Christmas Card Poems.

London: Enitharmon Press 2005. 96 pp. illustrated by John Lawrence, hardback, ridged gilt endpapers, very good in a v.g. dustwrapper. Eighty poems sent by their authors as Christmas cards. A beautifully produced book, a real pleasure to handle and look at.. 10.00


15963. Cummings, E. E.: One Times One 1 x 1.

London: Horizon 1947. First published (Holt New York) 1944. 22 by 14 cms. liv pp. hardback, in a slightly worn dustwrapper. With an introduction by Lloyd Frankenberg. In good condition. 20.00


9220. Davenport Adams, W.: The Comic Poets of the Nineteenth Century. Poems of Wit and Humour by Living Writers.

London: George Routledge and Sons n.d. c.1880 selected and arranged with notes by Davenport Adams. xvi+400 pp. red line border to each page, decorative red bevelled boards, a.e.g. spine re-laid, a nice tight copy. 20.00


208. Davies, R: Notes Upon Some of Shakespeares Sonnets.

The Camye Press Kensington 1927. 46 pp. covers a bit worn but internally good. 10.00


8959. Dawe, Mary E.: Patriotic and Other Poems.

Beverley: Green & Son, Printers, Market Place n.d. c.1915. 65 pp. cream linen backed buckram covers with gilt title to front cover, title page has an inscription, "Ethel Adams with love from the authoress Augt: 1915", front endpapers are a little grubby with two small tape repairs, boards have faint discolouration. Otherwise a good tight copy. Profits from the edition were to be given to the Red Cross Fund. Her address was Walkington Rectory Beverley. Poems on international and local issues from Mafeking, Kitchiner, Royal visits, the War etc, all very patriotic but not jingoistic. 20.00


11926. De Vigny, Alfred: Poesies.

Paris: Librairie Des Bibliophiles n.d. Preface par Leo Larguier. 334 pp. half leather and marbled boards, five panelled spine with raised bands, gilt floral device, with gilt titles, some rubbing and edgewear, internally tight, bright,some ink spotting to rear endpapers, one page detatched but present, light pencil annotation scattered through text but easily removable, otherwise very good. 15.00


7499. Dehn, Paul: Quake, Quake, Quake A Leaden Treasury of English Verse.

London: Hamish Hamilton 1961. 109 pp. drawings by Edward Gorey, prize bookplate on front pastedown otherwise very good in a v.g. dustwrapper, slightly rubbed on edges. Ghoulishly witty drawings one, sometimes two, to each poem. The poems are dark parodies of familiar verse, many concerned with the issue of the nuclear bomb. "I shot a missile into the air, It fell to earth I know not where: Since when, for some odd cause or other, I've had no news about my brother." 20.00


12135. Dobson, Austin: Old World Idylls and other verses.

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. twelth edition 1896. x+252 pp. t.e.g. heavy green bevelled boards, in very good condition. 15.00


14627. Douglas, Sir George, editor: Contemporary Scottish Verse.

London: Walter Scott, c1893. 13.5 by 10.5 cms. xxii+348+12 pp. Tissue guarded photographic frontispiece. Published in the Canterbury Poets Series. A sumptuously produced little book, one third red cloth with gilt patterning and titling, and decorative cloth with gilt patterning, a.e.g. decorative endpapers. In very good condition. We have a matching volume, "Scottish Minor Poets", no. 14628. 30.00


14628. Douglas, Sir George, editor: Poems of the Scottish Minor Poets, from the Age of Ramsay to David Gray.

London: Walter Scott, c1891 13.5 by 10.5 cms. xliii+327+8 pp. Tissue guarded photographic frontispiece. Published in the Canterbury Poets Series. A sumptuously produced little book, one third red cloth with gilt patterning and titling, and decorative cloth with gilt patterning, a.e.g. decorative endpapers. In very good condition. We have a matching volume, "Scottish Verse", no 14627. 30.00


14242. Duncan, Ronald: Selected Lyrics and Satires of John Wilmot 2nd Earl of Rochester.

London: Forge Press 1948. 143 pp. frontispice portrait in a good price clipped dustwrapper. "the least available of Restoration poets largely owing to his reputation for profligacy." Unbowdlerised. In good condition. 12.00


14293. Evans, John: The Parnassian Garland; or Beauties of Modern Poetry: consisting of upwards of two hundred pieces selected from the works of the most distinguished poets of the present age.

London: Albion Press Printed for James Cundee Ivy Lane Paternoster Row 1807. 13 by 8 cms. xxii+264 pp. Engraved frontispiece and title page with vignette, second printed title page. Contemporary plain cloth boards, no spine title. Owner's name on second title page from June 1845, and a note of how grieved he had been to have lost the book as a boy. Showing some wear, a little dusty but a fair copy overall. Designed for the use of schools and the admirers of poetry in general. Evans 1767-1827. Copac only show six copies. There was an American edition in 1814 but no other reprints of the 1807 first edition. 55.00


7608. Fitzgerald, Edward: Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

Collins London and Glasgow reprinted 1961. edited by George F. Maine. 224 pp. illustrated by Robert Stewart Sherriffs with 12 full page coloured plates. a.e.g. faux leather boards with brick red and gilt title panel, protected with a glassine dustwrapper which has one small tear. ffep removed otherwise in very good condition. This edition was first published in 1947. It is a handsome production. It has an inrtroduction by Laurence Houseman, biographies of Khayyam and Fitzgerald, the texts of the first second and fith editions, a table of quatrains, notes etc. 18.00


14061. Fitzgerald, Erward: The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. The Astronomer Poet of Persia done into English by Edward Fitzgerald.

Edinburgh: Foulis Publisher October 1913. 20.5 by 12 cms. n.p. (140), full notes and glossary by N. H. Dole. Ten illuminated pages and eight illustrations in colour by Frank Brangwyn. Hardback, lilac boards with matching endpapers, highly decorative front board and spine., t.e.g. Spine a little faded with minor wear and a tiny nick in the upper spine extremity, owner's name on ffep, otherwise very good. A rather lovely Foulis publication. 25.00


15964. Gamble, Dorothy E.: A Page Turned Back.

London: Arthur H. Stockwell n.d. (1937) 21.5 by 14.5 cms. 35 pp. green boards, gilt titling, minor wear otherwise good. 23.00


14291. Gautier, Theophile: Oeuvres de Theophile Gautier Poesies, Emaux et Camees, Theatre en Vers.

Paris: Librairie Alphonse Lemerre, 1943. 353 pp. 16 x 10 cm. Half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt titling and decorative panels, t.e.g. marbled endpapers, spine a little rubbed and worn otherwise good. A very old fashioned binding for this date. 30.00


12156. Gilfillan, Rev George: The National Burns, including The Airs of All the Songs in the Staff and Tonic Sol-Fa Notation; Edited, With an Original Life of Burns, by the Rev. George Gilfillan.

London: William McKenzie, c1896. Gilfillan's National Burns was produced as a "Centenary Edition", celebrating the centenary of the death of Burns in 1796. The work was published as two Volumes, or four Divisions, or fifteen Parts. This is the De Luxe edition in four Divisions. Each Division is prefixed by a number of superb engravings, tissue-guarded, and there are hundreds of further illustrations in the text. Div. 1. Prospectus. Plates: Burns, Birthplace, Lochlea, Mossgiel, and four pastoral scenes illustrating poems. Pp i - cxx + pp 1 - 88: Poems and Songs, with Music. Div. 2. Mrs Burns, Statue at Kilmarnock, Ellisland, Friars Carse, and four pastoral scenes. Pp 89 - 232, + 80pp, Songs of Burns with Music in Tonic Sol-Fa Notation. Div. 3. Rev. George Gilfillan, Statue at Glasgow, Brow, Dumfries, and four pastoral scenes. Pp 1 - 200. Div. 4. Statue at Kilmarnock, Mausoleum, Old and New Brigs of Doon, three pastoral scenes, coloured Map of Land of Burns, and facsimile of handwriting of Burns. Pp 201 - 408, including 22pp Glossary, + 8pp Index of First Lines, Index of Correspondence, and List of Plates. Dark-green boards lavishly decorated with impressed gilt motifs, edge band and impressed floral background in black. Central cameo portrait of Burns, gilt on red background with gilt surround. 25.5 x 21 cm. All edges gilt. In Division 2 two pages have been neatly repaired with peelable tape. Note: All of the engraved Plates are present. 95.00


11638. Gilfillan, Rev. George editor: The Poetical Works of Joseph Addison; Gay's Fables; and Somerville's Chase.

Edinburgh: James Nichol 1859. With memoirs and Critical Dissertations by the Rev. George Gilfillan. xxxiii+386 pp. Half leather and marbled boards, fore edges and endpapers, six panelled spine with raised bands, very decorative gold tooling to panels and original spine label, some edge rubbing to the boards,some minor scuffing, internally very tight, and bright. A nice decorative edition of these works. 65.00


14257. Goethe: The Poems of Goethe Translated in the Original Metres.

New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1882. Gladstone Edition. viii+439 pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. Hardback, green boards, black lining, gilt titling, and vignette. Translated by various people. Texts in English only. In good condition, 12.00


9196. Goldsmith, Oliver: The Traveller A Poem.

London: David Bogue n.d. c.1860. 22 by 15 cms. 39 pp. illustrated with etchings on steel by Birket Foster. heavy red bevelled boards with gilt tooling and blindstamping in a Islamic influenced style, but now quite faded, spine professionally restored but with some loss of the original pattern, internally the text and engravings are printed on card rather than paper, interleaved with paper. With 30 illustrations by Foster, all integrated into the text as vignettes, a.e.g. some spotting to title page, contents page, and endpapers, owner's inscription on front pastedown dated June 1860. A fair copy of what was originally an expensive production. 35.00


14322. Green, Matthew: The Spleen and Other Poems

London: T.Cadell and W.Davies 1796. 16.5 by 10 cms. xxxi+95 pp. with three engraved plates by T. Stothard. Prefaratory essay by J.Aikin. Contemporary simple green cloth boards, faded gilt spine title, showing a little wear but tight and clean internally. Green, 1696-1737 was an English poet and Nonconformist. Southey said of "The Spleen" that, "there is a profusion of wit everywhere." He was known for his aphorisms, for example. "Laugh and be well." 95.00


1224. Harris, Elizabeth Howe.: Long Dawn.

The Greater West Publishing Company San Leandro California 1946. 63pp. v.g. Inscribed from author "To: Jamie Wilson Wilkins whose friendship I cherish, which has stood the test of time: Love from Elizabeth Howe Harris. Contains also a Chrismas card 1948 with hand written poem again from E H Harris. Harris was born in Western Ireland resident in San Francisco and publishing since 1930. 15.00


12283. Havers, Alice: A Book of Old Ballads illustrated by Alice Havers.

London: Hildesheimer & Faulkner n.d. c. 1890. 34.5 by 26 cms. no pagination ( 41 ) illustrated by Alice Havers, in heavy bevelled boards with a decorative front cover, now a little faded, internally there is odd fingering and occasional dustiness. The original gutta-percha binding having perished the book has been professionally rebound, new spine. Condition overall fair to good. Alice Havers, Mrs Frederick Morgan 1850-1890 was born in Norfolk the daughter of the manager of the Falkland Islands where she was brought up. In 1870 she returned to England to study at South Kensington and married 1872. She exhibited at the Salon, received special mention in 1888 and was patronised by the Queen. 85.00


14625. Haycraft, Margaret: Good Tidings.

Belfast: Marcus Ward & Co. n.d. c.1890. 14 by 16.5 cms. 12 pp. illustrated by Kate Sturgeon pictorial card covers, gilt thread binding, text printed in black and gilt ink. Covers dusty a few small brown spots on the margin of the centre page, owner's name to rear of front coverotherwise good. A nice little example of this printer's work. 30.00


14624. Haycraft, Margaret: Trust In The Lord.

Belfast: Marcus Ward & Co. n.d. c.1890. 16.5 by 14.5 cms. 12 pp. illustrated, pictorial card covers, gilt thread binding, text printed in black and gilt ink. Covers dusty a few small brown spots on the margin of the centre page, otherwise good. A nice little example of this printer's work. 30.00


11594. Hayward, John: Seventeenth Century Poetry.

London: Chatto & Windus 1948. An anthology chosen by John Hayward. xxiv+310 pp. hardback, with a v.g. dustwrapper,in very good condition. One of the publisher's attractive Phoenix series. 10.00


13980. Hearn, Lafcadio: Pre-Raphaelite and Other Poets Lectures by Lafcadio Hearn.

London: William Heinemann 1923. Selected and edited with an introduction by John Erskine. ix+432 pp. blue cloth boards with gilt titling. Minor rubbing to boards and spine extremities, fading to spine titling, owner's name on the ffep, and a newspaper cutting about Hearn is pasted neatly to the front pastedown. Includes Rossetti, Swinburne, Browning, Morris, Meredith and Robert Bridges. 20.00


14204. Heine, Heinrich: Poems selected from Heinrich Heine by Kate Freiligrath Kroeker.

London: Walter Scott 1887. 14.5 by 11cms. liv+280 pp. hardback, red bordered text, some engraved head and tailpieces, minor wear, spine label partly gone, otherwise good. Text in English only. 10.00


15973. Henley, William Ernest: Poems by William Ernest Henley

London: David Nutt Third edition 1898. 20.5 by 13.5 cms. xiii+255 pp. frontispiece, tissue guarded portrait bust. Green boards, gilt titling. Minor wear but overall good.Henley, 1849-1903 was a poet, critic and editor, best known now for his famous poem "Invictus". 15.00


11591. Herrick, Robert: The Poetical Works of Robert Herrick, containing his "Hesperides", and "Noble Numbers".

London: Reeves & Turner 1859. xi+608 pp. tissue guarded portrait frontispiece, a little rubbing and wear, spine label darkened and edge rubbed otherwise a good copy for its age. 15.00


15979. Herrick, Robert: The Poetical Works of Robert Herrick.

Oxford: Clarendon Press 1915. 22,3 by 15 cms. xxiii+492 pp. frontispiece plate. Edited by F.W. Moorman. Hardcovers in a price clipped, rather rubbed and edgeworn dustwrapper, minor foxing on the plate otherwise good. 15.00


14258. Higham, T. F. and C.M. Bowra editors: The Oxford Book of Greek Verse in Translation.

Oxford Clarendon Press reprinted Apr. 1938. cxii+781 pp. t.e.g. blue boards, small white marks on sun faded spine, minor wear, otherwise good. A comprehensive anthology. 10.00


12225. Hood, Thomas: Poems by Thomas Hood illustrated by Birket Foster.

London: E. Moxon Son & Co. 1871. 28.5 by 22.5 cms. 109 pp. illustrated with 22 tissue guarded, steel engravings by Birket Foster. all plates present, one detatched. In faded heavy purple, bevelled boards with intricate gilt decoration to the front board and spine, aeg, rubbing and wear to boards, fading, wear to spine extremities, internally tight, light spotting to a few pages otherwise clean, fresh. Overall a fair copy of beautifully produced book. 65.00


12226. Hood, Thomas: Poems by Thomas Hood illustrated by Birket Foster.

London: E. Moxon Son & Co. 1872. 28.5 by 22.5 cms. 180 pp. illustrated with 22 tissue guarded steel engravings by Birket Foster. All plates present. In heavy purple, bevelled boards with intricate gilt, blue and black decoration to the front board and spine, aeg, rubbing and wear to boards, fading to spine, wear to spine extremities, internally tight, light spotting to a few pages otherwise clean, fresh. Overall a fair/good copy of nicely produced book. 75.00


14517. Hood, Thomas: Poems by Thomas Hood.

London: Edward Moxon, 1855. x+388 pp. 17 x 11 cm. Silk book mark. Heavy bevelled tan faux-leather boards. Embossed five-panelled spine with raised bands. All edges are gilt with an attractive blindstamped pattern. Marbled endpapers. A little edge rubbing, particularly to spine extremities. There is a brown stain, about 2.5 cm diameter, affecting the lower margin of the last dozen pages and the rear endpaper. In spite of the stain the decorated and gilded edges make this a very interesting binding. 55.00


14029. Hope, Laurence: The Garden of Kama and other Love Lyrics from India.

London: William Heinemann, 1908. 22 x 15 cm. vii+173 pp. Arranged in verse by Laurence Hope. Hardback, in good condition. 10.00


15956. Hopkins, Gerald Manley: Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins edited with notes by Robert Bridges.

London: Oxford University Press, Humphrey Milford Second edition, third imp. 1933. 19.5 by 13 cms. xvi+159 pp. hardcovers, in an edgeworn dustwrapper, in fair condition. First published 1918 the second edition had an appendix of additional poems and a critical introduction by Charles Williams. 20.00


6428. Horniman: William T: Old Fashioned Verses.

New York: Clark & Fritts 1919 Hazard Edition. 114 pp. frontispiece portrait and seven other plates, partly uncut, light brown and buckram boards. A very light spotting to frontispiece plate, otherwise in very good condition. 18.00


1827. Hutchinson, T: The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Oxford: University Press1917 Oxford Edition. xxiv+912pp. frontispiece. v.g. including materials never before printed in any edition of the poems, edited with textual notes by Hutchinson. 10.00


12863. Ingoldsby, Thomas: The Knight and the Lady A Domestic Legend of the Reign of Queen Anne.

London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, c1880. Titlepage + 19pp. 37.5 x 27.5 cm. An extraordinary Victorian whimsical production, "With the Letters & Illustrations of Ernest M Jessop". Each of the bevelled boards is printed with the title page: tan background and dark green binding strip. The cautionary tale of a younger wife is spread over the nineteen pages in an extraordinary font, with occasional words printed in red. The drawings, framing the text, are witty and very accurate. This copy has had some professional restoration, including new endpapers. There is very slight loss, not affecting the text, to the top margin of page four. A good, clean, tight copy for its age. 42.00


15815. Johnson, Lionel: New Selection from the Poems of Lionel Johnson.

London: Elkin Mathews & Marrot, 1927. Bodoni Series No. 2. viii+64 pp. 18 x 11.5 cm. Johnson, 1867-1902, was an English poet and critic. He was a friend of Wilde and Yeats and was somewhat under the spell of the Celtic Twilight. Cloth spine and decorative paper boards. With an inserted review slip from the publishers. Scarce. 25.00


11072. Keeley, Edmund and Sherrard, Philip translators and editors: George Seferis Collected Poems 1924-1955.

London: Jonathan Cape first U.K. edition 1969. xxi+490 pp. translated, edited and introduced by Keeley and Sherrard. Hardback, no dustwrapper, black cloth spine and marbled boards, slight bump to front corner board otherwise in very good condition. The Greek text is printed en face to the English translation. This edition was facilitated by the poet's interest and cooperation. Georges Seferiades, pseud. Seferis, 1900-1971 is one of the great modern Greek poets, winner of the Nobel prize for literature in 1963. 20.00


1223. Kelly, James, Knox, eds: The Ina Coolbrith Golden Circle 1955

1955 35pp. pb. Poems written by the circle. Coolbrith was regarded as the first Poet Laureate of California. This copy signed by Elizabeth Howe Harris also an American poet publishing from the 1930s and 1940s. 10.00


7270. Kennedy, Herbert: Verses by Herbert Kennedy.

Guildford: A.C. Curtis 1911. 99 pp. The poet was a pupil at Charterhouse School in London who died at the age of 18. These verses, the work of his last two years have been collected by the Charterhouse Poetry Society, "in remembrance of a loved friend and a true poet ". 43 poems in a touching tribute. One third buckram and cloth binding, minor wear, corners bumped otherwise very good, and scarce. 15.00


5627. Khayyam, Omar: The Ruba'iyat of Omar Khayyam.

London: Book Club Associates 1979. 128 pp. with 31 full page colour illustrations of Persian miniatures of the Safavid period. Translated by Peter Avery and John Heath-Stubbs. Very good in a dustwrapper. 12.00


15252. Kingsley, Charles: Poems including The Saint's Tragedy, Andromeda, Songs, Ballads &c.

London: Macmillan and Co. collected edition 1880. x+326 pp. half leather and marbled boards, six pannelled spine with raised bands, decorative gilt panels, and original red spine label with gilt lettering. Marbled foreedges and endpapers. Showing some wear and rubbing, the spine panels are rubbed and faided, endpapers showing light browning. A fair copy only. 25.00


10719. Laing, John: Miscellaneous Poems Chiefly Scottish.

Irvine and Troon: Charles Murchland Printed for the author, 1894. vi+160 pp. dark blue boards, showing a little wear and some fingering. Contains, miscellaneous poems, epistles, Troon water question, and epitaphs. Laing was born 26/12/1850 and died 17/02/1931. A street in Troon is named after him. This privately printed work appears to be very scarce. 75.00


4483. Lanier, Sydney: Poems of Sidney Lanier.

London, Gay and Bird new ed. 1892. xli+260 pp, frontispiece portrait with tissue guard, half leather, green, t.e.g. marbled endpapers.Edited by his wife, with a memorial by William Hayes Ward. In very good condition. Lanier, 1842-1881, was an American poet, a flute player with the Peabody orchestra Baltimore, and lecturer in English literature at John Hopkins University. He wanted to make poetry more akin to musical composition. 30.00


13997. Le Gallienne, Richard: Odes From the Divan of Hafiz Freely Rendered from Literal Translations.

Boston: The Page Company, October 1920. Sixth Impression. xxvii+194 pp. Hardback in a faux-leather binding with gilt titling and decorations. In very good condition. 35.00


15995. Leopardi, Giacomo: Poems from Giacomo Leopardi.

London: John Lehman 1946. Translated and introduced by john Heath-Stubbs. 22 by 14.5 cms. 71 ppfrontispiece portrait, blue cloth boards, no dustwrapper, 10.00


11417. Levi, Peter: The Shearwaters.

Oxford: Clive Allison 1965. 21.5 by 14 cms. The Harlequin Poets. 12 pp. with a 4pp folded insert of subscribers to the Harlequin poets, a library stamp on the title page otherwise very good. Levi, 1931-2000, was Professor of Poetry at Oxford University 1984-89. 10.00


3465. Lockhart, J.G. Translator: Ancient Spanish Ballads Historical and Romantic.

London: John Murray 4th edition 1853. 17.5 by 10.5 cms xviii+127pp. original black boards, small tear on contents page, no loss.Translations of 16th century romanceros and cancioneros. It was reprinted throughout the 19th century. In v.g. condition apart from a little dust and a lingering tobacco smell. 16.50


11592. Locock, C. D: A Selection from Modern Swedish Poetry.

London: George Allen and Unwin first edition 1929. Translated in the original metres by C. D. Locock. 161 pp. hardback, no dustwrapper, minor wear, minor fore edge spotting, otherwise good. 10.00


9028. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth: The Courtship of Miles Standish.

Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company 1903. 25 by 19cms. 152 pp. with 42 illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy, eight of which are full page colour. Light blue boards with decorative front board and spine, gilding a little faded, some wear, internally bright and very good. A handsome producion of this famous poem. 23.00


11124. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth: The Masque of Pandora and other Poems.

London:George Routledge and Sons 1875. 16.5 by 11 cms. 152+8 pp. hardback, orange tan boards with gilt device and black edge line to front board, gilt spine title, owner's name on title page, spine a little sun-faded, otherwise in good condition. This is the first English edition published apparently at the same time as the first American edition in Boston. 40.00


14285. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth: The Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

London: Bell and Daldy 1868. A set of six volumes. 16 by 11 cms. Vol. 1, Poems Part I and Part II, 342 pp. Vol. III,The Song of Hiawatha, 165 pp. Vol. IV, The Golden Legend, 328 pp. Vol. V, The Wayside Inn and Miles Standish, and Vol. VI, The Spanish Student and Birds of Passage, 320 pp. Dark green boards with gilt titling and gilt shield to front boards, t.e.g. in very good fresh condition. Rather a lovely set in very good condition. 55.00


9198. Longfellow. H.W.: The Village Blacksmith.

New York: Cupples & Leon n.d. 17 by 12 cms. n.p. 14 pp. illustrated with six full page coloured plates with the text of the poem in black ink with red and gold used for capitals, vignettes of leaves, highlighted with gold, above and below the verses on each page. A little fading to front cover otherwise charming, good. 12.00


15986. Lorca, Federico Garcia: Romancero Gitano Poema del Cante Jondo Llanto por Ignacio Sanchez Mejias.

Buenos Aires: Editorial Losada Octavo edicion 1952. 20.5 by 14.5 cms. 168 pp. softcovers, owner's name on rear endpaper, spine darkened and a little rubbed, otherwise very good, 10.00


244. Louys, Pierre.: The Songs of Bilitis, translated from the Greek.

London: The Fortune Press, c1926 163 pp. 22.5 x 15 cm. This edition printed by the Whitefriars press, 925 copies on Kelmscott hand made paper numbered 76-1000 of which this is no 105. v.g. Includes Pamphylian Bucolics, Mitilenian Elegies and Epigrams on the island of Cyprus. This translation into English is offered to one unnamed by the nameless. 35.00


12134. Lyall, Sir Alfred: Verses Written in India.

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. second edition 1890. vi+138 pp. t.e.g. heavy green bevelled boards, in very good condition. Lyall was a distinguished member of the Indian Civil Service. 20.00


6810. Macdonald, Henrietta: Australian Stories Poems etc

Glebe, N.S.W. Protestant Publications, c.1929. 22 by 14 cms. 216 pp. coloured frontispiece, portrait of authoress and a few other illustrations. Some wear to boards, rear board faded otherwise good. The subjects and themes of her stories and poems are Christian in orientation. 15.00


11612. Mackay, Charles: A Thousand and One Gems of English Poetry

London: George Routledge and Sons 1867. iv+602 pp. illustrated by J.E. Millais, Sir John Gilbert, Birket Foster. Half leather and cloth binding, six panelled spine with original red spine label, decorative gilt panels, marbled endpapers, internally clean, tight and bright, in very good condition. 65.00


247. MacQuoid G.S. editor: Jacobite Songs and Ballads (selected).

London: Walter Scott 1887. 360 pp. The paper label on the spine is worn and chipped but otherwise in very good condition. 15.00


15976. MacQuoid Gilbert S. editor: Jacobite Songs and Ballads (selected).

London: Walter Scott 1888. With notes Genealogical table of the Stuarts, introduction glossary &c. xviii+534 pp. A.E.G. light brown boards with decorative gilt design and titling. In very good condition. 15.00


15281. Maeterlinck, Maurice: Poems.

London: Methuen first 1915. First edition. Done into English verse by Bernard Miall. xiv+111+(30) pp. 19.5 x 13 cm. Gold-blocked purple boards, no dw. Spine sun faded otherwise good. 15.00


15793. Mallarme, Stephane: Poems.

London: Chatto & Windus, 1938. xii+308 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Translated by Roger Fry, with commentaries by Charles Mauron. Gold-blocked blue boards, no dustwrapper. A bit of rubbing to boards, and signature of Allan Seaton, Irish poet and artist, on ffep, otherwise good. 25.00


15271. Manning, Frederic: Eidola.

London: John Murray, 1917. First edition. 18 by 12.5 cms. viii+86 pp. hardback, no dustwrapper, boards a bit faded , a little light spotting to endpapers, otherwise good. The Poet. Manning, 1882-1935 was Australian born and most famous for, the novel "Her Privates We." This collection of poems was perhaps influenced by his friend Ezra Pound, who in turn acknowledged Manning as a mentor. 35.00


15685. Manning, Frederic: Poems by Frederic Manning.

London: John Murray, 1910. 96 pp. 18 x 12.5 cm. Manning, 1882-1935, was an Australian poet and novelist. He befriended Ezra Pound. Gold-blocked blue boards, no dustwrapper. The boards are rubbed and the spine sun faded, with heavy rubbing/wear to spine extremities. A fair copy only. 20.00


7627. Mathias, Roland. editor: David Jones Eight Essays on his Work as Writer & Artist.

Llandysul Dyfed: Gomer Press first edition November 1976. 144 pp. four plates, price-clipped dustwrapper, in very good condition. Contains, An Autobiography, David Jones and his recorded readings, The Efficacious Word, The Present Past in the Anathema and Roman Poems, the Medieval Inspiration of David Jones, the Artist David Jones, Fragility and Force: A Theme in the Later Poems, Brut's Albion and A Bibliography of Writings By and On David Jones 1970-75. 15.00


9390. McLoughlin, Patrick J: Thoughts in Print.

Essex: Spearman Publishers n.d. c. 1943 (?). 28 pp, card covers with a phograph of the poet on the front. He lived in County Down and had a novel, "The Hell of the Damned" with a London Publisher. Apart from the covers being a little dusty and the quality of wartime paper it is in very good condition. We have no other information about the author. 12.00


14870. Milton, John: The Poetical Works of John Milton.

London: Joseph Smith 1834. 14 by 8 cms. x+501 pp. hardback, front board starting to separate, engraved friontispiece/title page loose, a poor copy. 15.00


12485. Milton, John.: Poems of Mr. John Milton, both English and Latin Compos'd at several times.

London: Noel Douglas, 1926. This is a Noel Douglas facsimile replica of the London edition of 1645,120 pp. engraved frontispiece portrait, partly uncut. Cream coloured boards with a darkened spine strip relaid, a small bookplate on the ffep, internally in very good condition. 25.00


14193. Mistral, Frederic: Mireio, An English Version of Mr Frederic Mistral's Mireio from the original Provencal under the author's sanction.

Avignon; Paris; Marseillle; Nice; December 1867. vi+261 pp. signed by C. H. Grant translator, half leather and cloth boards, gilt spine title, marbled endpapers. Minor rubbing to spine extremities otherwise a very good tight clean copy. The original poem in Provencal dialect was published in Sept. 1859 and this English translation was the first made. The rear of the half-title bears the printed sentence, "pour eviter toute contrefacon, chaque exemplaire est revetu de la signature du traducteur" followed by the signature of C. H. Grant. This appears to be a real signature not a printed one. Someone in the past has inscribed, "par C.H. Grant Marseille", above the crest on the title page. 75.00


14656. Morley, Henry editor: Jerusalem Delivered A Poem by Torquato Tasso translated by Edward Fairfax.

London: George Routledge 1890. 446 pp. hardback, minor wear, owner's signature and a bookplate on the front pastedown, decorative endpapers, the half title has had the top right corner removed. Overall in good condition. 20.00


8411. Morley, Henry. editor: Shorter English Poems.

London: Cassell Petter & Galpin, c1875. viii+503 pp. 27.5 x 20.5 cm. Volume 1of Cassell's Library of English Literature. This was projected as five volumes: 1, Shorter Poems; 2, Illustrations of English Religion; 3, Plays; 4, Prose Works; and 5, Longer Verse and Prose Works. We can also offer Volume 2, Illustrations of English Religion, ref 8412. Morley was Professor of English Literature at University College London. Extensively illustrated with attractive engravings throughout the text. Runs from early times to 1875. Half leather and cloth. Spine with five panels and raised bands. Gilt tooling and titling to spine, with some fading of the gilding. Some foxing to the half-title, title-page, and the first few pages thereafter, and two short scratches to one of the spine labels, otherwise a good tight bright copy. 25.00


15604. Neill, William: Blossom, Berry, Fall & Selected Work by William Neill.

Scotland: Boox, 1986. 29 x 21 cm. No pagination ( 65 ). Illustrated with photographs by Allan Wright. "An outstanding collection of work from one of the Nation's leading poets." This is a limited edition of 1000 copies of which this is no 130, initialled by William Neill. 18.00


3695. Nichols, Beverley: A Book of Old Ballads.

London Hutchinson & Co. 1934. xxxix+279 pp. 28.5 x 22 cm. Selected and with an introduction by Beverley Nichols. Illustrated by H.M. Brock with sixteen full-page colour plates and other drawings and end papers. Suede covered boards and spine a little faded and worn, partly uncut. Very good. 48.00


13435. Norton, Hon. Mrs. (Caroline Sheridan Norton): The Lady of La Garaye.

London and Cambridge: Macmillan and Co. 1863. viii+153 (6) pp. 16 x 10.5 cm. Frontispiece engraved portrait, tissue guarded, and an engraved title page pictorial vignette. T.e.g. Dark green boards, blind embossed to rear, with an attractive gilt marginal border in celtic knotwork, with a central gilt panel, to front. Hardback, gilt slightly fading, otherwise a very good copy. Mrs Norton, 1808-1887, was a granddaughter of Richard Sheridan. She was a poet and playright and a strong advocate of women's rights, particularly in terms of property and children. The poem concerns an aristocratic couple from Dinan famous for their charities 15.00


14834. Oxenford, John, translator, and Miss Louisa Stuart Costello: The Book of French Songs, to which is added Miss Costello's Early French Poetry.

London and New York: Frederick Warne and Co., c1880. The Chandos Classics. xx+486 pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. Copiously illustrated, with decorative initial letters, headpieces, tailpieces, etc, etc. Gold-blocked decorative spine, entitled French Songs and Lays of the Troubadours. Decorative endpapers. Half-title missing, o/w in very good condition. 10.00


9035. Parnell, Thomas: The Poetical Works of Dr. Tho. Parnell. Containing those published by Mr. Pope, together with his Postumous Pieces. With the Life of the Author.

London: Printed for C. Cooke n.d. c.1798 (?) forming part of Cooke's Pocket Edition of the Original and Complete Works of Select British Poets. 15 by 9.5 cms. xiii+252 pp. embellished with four engravings, engraving on the half title page, two title pages, nineteen woodcuts, mostly floral, vignettes to endpages, dark red morocco, gilt filets on edges, six panelled spine with gilt lining sunburst devices, marbled endpapers, aeg. a little edgewear to boards and some scuffing to spine edges as well as extremities,endpapers watermarked 1794, internally very tight and clean, owners name and inscription on ffep, "Guillemard 1810", small contemporary booksellers label on front paste down, E Boyce, Tiverton. A small attractive book from a series published by Cooke in over 40 vols between 1794 and around 1804. 30.00


14649. Poe, Edgar Allan: The Works of Edgar Allan Poe.

Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1875. vi+517 pp. blue boards with gilt decoration and titling. Vol III of the collected works, edited by John H. Ingram. Contains poems, poems written in youth, and essays, Eureka, Marginalia etc. Spine professionally restored. Owner's name on ffep and half title, otherwise in good condition. 23.00


15690. Pollen, John, translator.: Russian Songs and Lyrics. Being faithful translations of selections from some of the best Russianm poets- Pushkin, Lermontof, Nadson, Nekrasov, Tolstoi, Tyoutchev, Maikov, Lebedev, Fet, etc

London: East and West, Ltd, 1916 xii+190 pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. There is an insert on the title page: "The translator is devotng any profits to funds for the benefit of the Russian Soldiers". It may be signed by the author on the title page, the surname is unclear. Signature of Allan Seaton, Irish artist and poet, on ffep.Gray boards, with green backstrip. Corners worn. No dustwrapper. An interesting World War One item. 25.00


9834. Pope, Alexander: The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope. edited by Robert Carruthers, illustrated by Portraits and Original Designs.

London: Nathaniel Cooke 1854. Vol. IV only of four. vi+314 pp. with 34 illustrations, some full page, brown embossed boards, faded decorative gilding to spine, yellow endpapers, internally very bright. Lovely illustrations. A good, albeit odd, volume. 12.00


15987. Potapenko, J.N.: A Russian Priest.

London: T. Fisher Unwin Third edition1891. 18 by 9.5 cms. 214 pp. softcovers, spine a little darkened, covers slightly dusty, otherwise very good, published as no.7 in the publisher's Pseudonym Library. 15.00


11980. Pott, J.A: Greek Love Songs and Epigrams from the anthology.

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. 1913. xvi+152 pp. frontispiece of Erato, purple suede covers with fold over edges, a.e.g. ffep missing, light fading to tops of covers, otherwise in very good condition. A nice collection. 10.00


14179. Pound, Ezra: A Lume Spento & other early Poems.

London: Faber and Faber first edition 1965. x+297 pp. frontispiece portrait, hardback in a dustwrapper which is a little chipped at upper spine extremity. In very good condition. From the library of Allan Seaton a Belfast poet who corresponded with Pound, but there is no Seaton name on the book. Seaton's correspondence with Pound is in the Indiana University collections. 20.00


14184. Pound, Ezra: Pavanes and Divagations.

London: Peter Owen first edition 1960. xi+243 pp. hardback in a dustwrapper which is a little chipped at upper spine extremity and with a sun faded spine, otherwise in very good condition. From the library of Allan Seaton a Belfast poet who corresponded with Pound. 35.00


14159. Pound, Ezra: The Classic Anthology defined by Confucius.

London: Faber & Faber first ed. 1955. xv+221 pp. hardback, in a relaid, price clipped dustwrapper, in very good condition, though the dustwrapper spine shows some wear. From the library of Allan Seaton, with his signature on the ffep, an Irish poet who corresponded with Pound while he was in St Elizabeths hospital. His 18 letters covering this correspondence are in The University of Indiana collections. 55.00


14180. Pound, Ezra: The Translations of Ezra Pound.

London: Faber and Faber first edition 1953. 408 pp. hardback in a dustwrapper which is a little chipped at upper spine extremity and with a sun faded spine, otherwise in very good condition. " From the library of Allan Seaton a Belfast poet who corresponded with Pound, his name on the ffep. Seaton's correspondence with Pound is in the Indiana University collections. 55.00


15249. Pound, Ezra, editor: Des Imagistes An Anthology.

New York: Albert and Charles Boni, London: The Poetry Bookshop, 1914. 63pp. 19 x 13 cm. We understand this to be bound from the sheets of the American first issue with the Poetry Bookshop imprint stamped from type on the title-page: this copy bearing their stamp with the ornamental "o". It contains poems by Richard Aldington, H.D., F.S. Flint, William Carlos Williams, James Joyce, Ezra Pound, Ford Madox Hueffer, John Cournos, Amy Lowell, Skipwith Cannell, and Allen Upward. The anthology was the first made by Pound of the imagist movement and marks the first appearance of his poems. It contains as a loose insert a newspaper review 11.1.1917 of "Some Imagist Poets 1916", published by Constable. Light greenish paper-covered boards lettered in black. Spine and boards show some wear/rubbing. Internally there is a small, 15mm, faint mark on pages 48-49, otherwise clean and bright. A very good copy overall. A scarce volume. 175.00


12359. Price, Alice and Price, F. Corbyn: Heavenward A Scripture Text Book with poetical extract for each day in the month.

London: Castell Brothers, c1900. 10.5 x 9 cm. No pagination ( 66 ). Illustrated in colour, boards a bit worn. Poems by A.A. Proctor, Archbishop Trench, Darby, Havergal etc fair condition. 10.00


12464. Prior, Matthew: Poems on Several Occasions by the late Matthew Prior.

London: J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper, and H. Lincot ; C.Hitch, J. Hodges 1754. Two volumes. 17 by 10.5 cms. Vol. 1, 20+402+6, engraved portrait frontispiece, three further sectional title pages. Vol. II, lxxii+236 pp. engraved frontispiece and two further engraved plates, one other sectional title page, both volumes with many head and tail pieces. Both volumes are bound as a set but Vol. II is printed by a different printer, C. Hitch and J. Hodges, as the fourth edition. Bound in contemporary calf six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt lining, original spine label on vol. I but a new label to match on vol II. a very small upper spine edge repair by our binder to vol I. Internally tight, clean and unmarked. The front endpaper has a small stamp of a tree with motto below and the name F.A. Ancketill, an Irish family. Three old cuttings of poems are pasted on the front and rear pastedowns as well as the ffep of vol I. We have to assume that this is a scrambled set, the first volume by one publisher, the second by another in the same year. This would seem to fit with the bibliographical information in the BL. but we are open to correction. Prior was a Poet and Diplomat, as well as a Whig, whose principal claim to fame was his role in concluding the Treaty of Utrecht. His political career was ruined by Tories on the accession of George I. 225.00


9994. Proctor, Adelaide Anne: Legends and Lyrics and Other Poems.

London: J,.M. Dent reprinted Mar. 1909. Everyman's Library edition. xii+332 pp. green boards, in good condition.This volume was first published in 1858, collected from her contributions to Household Word and All the Year Round. A Catholic convert in 1851she wrote hymns, most famously ,"A Lost Chord." 10.00


14249. Pushkin, Alexander: Poems of Pushkin. selected and Interpreted by Henry Jones.

Riding Mill Northumberland: Henry Jones n.d. Russian texts parallel with an English version of each in the same verse form as the original poem. 69 pp. frontispiece portrait, hardback, in a v.g. dustwrapper, ballpoint pen cross mark on rear endpaper otherwise very good. 10.00


10604. Rehatsek, Edward. translator: The Gulistan or Rose Garden of Sa'di.

London: George Allen and Unwin 1964. edited with a preface by W.G. Archer, introduction by G.M. Wickens. 265 pp. hardback. This copy is a reprint by an Indian or Pakistani publishing house and is not as professionally done as the original of George Allen and Unwin. 10.00


14035. Reid, Forrest. trans.: Poems From the Greek Anthology.

London Faber and Faber 1943 first edition. 72 pp. hardcover, light blue boards, spine a little faded, no dustwrapper, owner's inscription, Allen Seaton, on ffep otherwise good. 10.00


14004. Rhys, Grace: A Celtic Anthology.

George G. Harrap & Co. 1927. 351 pp. hardback, in somewhat worn dustwrapper. A collection of irish Scottish and Welsh poetry. 20.00


13969. Ritson, Joseph: Ancient Songs and Ballads from the Reign of King Henry the Second to the Revolution.

London: Reeves and Turner 1877. Third edition carefully revised by W. Carew Hazlitt. 18 by 11.5 cms. xc+436 pp. decorative headpieces. the paper spine title is worn and has some loss, otherwise a good clean tight copy. First published in 1790, and again in 1829. 45.00


1431. Robb, Frank Maldon ed.: Poems of Adam Lindsay Gordon

Oxford Univ. Press 1912 cxxiv +390pp. frontispiece portrait. a.e.g. v.g.with some wear to top of spine. The poems of a major 19th. century Australian poet b.1833 obit. 1870. Edited with an introduction notes and appendices by Robb. 20.00


14305. Rogers, Samuel: The Pleasures of Memory the sixth edition with some other Poems.

London: Printed for T. Cadell in The Strand and C. Dilly in the Poultry. 6th ed. 1794. 16 by 10.5 cms. viii+124 pp. with one tissue guarded engraved plate by T. Stothard. (There is no indication that there may have been other plates bound in, though on Copac this edition is listed as being with plates.) signed S.R. on the introduction page. In contemporary dark green leather binding, both boards with a decorative narrow gilt edge border and small corner panels, six panelled spine with gilt stamped floral vase in panels and an original red and gilt spine title, light rubbing to spine extremities, corners bumped. Internally tight and unmarked. Marbled endpapers. One page bears the discrete stamp of a previous owner (c.1840). Overall a very good copy. Apart from his most famous work this contains also, "Ode to Superstition", "The Sailor an Elegy", "Verses on a Tear", Sketch of the Alps at DayBreak", "A Wish", and "An Italian Song". Samuel Rogers, 1763-1855, was an influential poet and central figure in London's literary world. A Nonconformist he made his fortune as a banker, amassed a splendid art collection and supported fellow poets and writers. Of, "The Pleasures of Memory" Byron said, "there is not a single vulgar line in it." A nice copy. 55.00


14027. Ross, James editor: Sadi: Gulistan or Flower-garden: Translated with an essay, by James Ross: and a note upon the translator by Charles Sayle.

London: Walter Scott, c1894. viii+311 pp. 17 x 12.5 cm. A.e.g. Highly decorative boards, spine extremities a bit rubbed, owner's dated inscription on the ffep, otherwise in very good condition. A very nice copy. 20.00


14248. Samain, Albert: Aux Flancs du Vase suivi de Polypheme et es Poemes inacheves.

Paris: Societe dv Mercvre de France, 1908. 18 by 11.5 cms. 187 pp. half leather and marbled boards, gilt spine titling, marbled endpapers, some foreedge spotting and some light tanning to pages otherwise good. 15.00


7613. Scott, Sir Walter: Rokeby, in six cantos; The Vision of Don Roderick.

Edinburgh: Robert Cadell 1836. 14 by 9 cms. 320 pp. half calf with marbled boards and calf corners, 6 panelled good bright spine, some gilt tooling, original spine label, rubbing and some scuffing to board edges, internally tight, and bright. A nice copy. The work was first published in 1812. 30.00


12479. Scott, Sir Walter: The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Bart. illustrated with engravings on steel by the first artists.

London: Charles Daly, 17 Greville Street, Hatton Garden, c1856. xvi+563 ( 29 )+7 pp. with full page, tissue guarded, engravings. Six panelled spine with gilt tooling, boards with blind stamping and gilt borders and motifs, a.e.g. Some edge rubbing and a small but unsightly gouge to the rear board top right, old light water staining on the margin of plates, a fair copy but a very decorative binding. 35.00


13248. Scott, Sir Walter: The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott including introduction and notes.

London: Frederick Warne and Co. 1877. The Lansdowne Poets viii+625 pp. with full page engravings. Five panelled spine with raised bands and black tooling, boards with black stamping, a.e.g. Pages are double columned with a red margin border round text. Marbled endpapers. A little edge rubbing, a good copy. 15.00


10745. Scott, Walter: Rokeby A Poem.

Edinburgh: John Ballantyne & Co. and London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Browne 1813. The eighth edition, 27 by 21 cms. 330+cxvi+3 pp. Recently professionally rebound in, mid-brown, half calf with marbled boards and endpapers, seven panelled spine with raised bands gilt lining and gilt decorative devices to panels, a narrow blindstamped pattern to calf. Internally very tight and bright, there are a few very light spots here and there and former owner's names, Wm. C. Sherrard, Catherine st. Limavady and William Dysart, Londonderry 1813 are found on several pages. The marbled foreedges are a bit faded, but this is overall a very handsome copy. Rokeby was first published in 1808 and was probably one of the less popular of his historical poems. 225.00


276. Scott, Walter: The Lay of the Last Minstrel - A Poem

London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown 1812 . 13th edition. 22 x 13.5 cm, 350 pp. Volume 1 of the complete works but complete in itself. In worn, decorated, gilt-stamped calf with gilt lining and borders, five panelled spine with raised bands and gilt decorative panels. Spine relaid and professionally restored. 45.00


14244. Seeger, Alan: Poems by Alan Seeger.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1917. with an introduction by William Archer. 174 pp. hardback, no d.w. first pub. 1916. owner's inscription on ffep. In good condition. Seeger was born in New York in 1888 and died in France in 1916, another victim of WW1. 15.00


15839. Seferis, George: Poems.

London: The Bodley Head, 1960. Translated from the Greek by Rex Warner. 19.5 x 17cm. 127 pp. White card boards in gold-blocked and black-printed wrapper. Bit of wear to bottom of the rear of wrapper, otherwise in good condition. 10.00


13150. Service, Robert: Songs for my Supper.

London: Ernest Benn first edition 1953. 207 pp. hardback, in a moderately worn dustwrapper. In good condition. 20.00


14650. Shenstone, W.: The Poetical Works of Will. Shenstone.

London: Printed at the Apollo Press by George Cawthorn No 132 Strand. Bookseller & Printer to her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales, 1801. Volume II only of two volumes. With the life of the author, and a description of the Leasowes. 191 pp. 14 x 8.5 cm. Engraved frontispiece. Original publisher's binding with spine label. Front hinge split at the top and bottom of the spine. Neat inscription at top of the title page, "John C. Magowan London Apr 9th 1836", otherwise good. 25.00


4058. Shenstone, William: The Poetical Works of William Shenstone, with The Life of the Author, and a Description of The Leasowes

London: Jones & Company, 1833 xvi + 256pp, 9.7 x 5.7 cm, in gold-blocked, full-calf, binding, with gold-blocked, black, spine label. Marbled edges. William Shenstone, 1714-1763, English poet, born Halesowen, Worcestershire. 1753 inherited estate - The Leasowes - and spent most of his income on landscape gardening. 1737 saw the publication of his best-known poem, The Schoolmistress, foreshadowing Gray's Elegy. His pastoral ballad was commended by Gray and Johnston. 45.00


1498. Sinclair, Charles ("Auld Monk"): Radnoristoun Chimes A Collection of Poems and Songs.

Govan: John Cossar, 1910. vi + 100, 25 x 16cm, photographs of author, and the Wallace Monument, and a group photograph of the Clydeside Poets' Club. Gold and black-stamped red cloth, with damp stain to lower front cover. 12.00


1835. Skeat, Rev. Walter W: The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer.

Oxford Clarendon Press 1906. xxiv+732+149 pp. Frontispiece, v.g. Edited from numerous manuscripts. 10.00


14144. Smith, Laura Alexandrine: Through Romany Songland.

London: David Stott 1889. 17 by 11 cms. xix+226 pp. hardback, faded blue boards, internally tight and bright. There is a crested bookplate on the front pastedown. The ffep has an owner's name, Delilah Samson. it includes, Magyar or Hungarian Gypsy songs, songs of the Gitanos or Spanish gypsies, Russian Romany songs, Anglo-Romany Songs, Scotch Gypsy or Tinckler Songs, Songs of the Bohemiens or French Gypsy songs, The Zigeuner or Gypsies of the Vaterland and Indian Gypsy songs and dance tunes. Many of the melodies have music printed with them. An interesting item. Covers faded a little worn and corners bumped but overall in very good condition. 75.00


2268. Souster, Raymond.: Rain-Check

Canada, Oberon Press, 1975 150pp. A collection of 125 previously uncollected poems by this well known Canadian poet. In very good condition. 15.00


11972. Stephen, James Kenneth: Lapsus Calami and other Verses.

Cambridge: Bowes and Bowes 1918. xix+202 pp. tissue guarded frontispiece portrait, half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt titling, in very good condition. His was a short life, 1859-92, cut short by a head injury. He had a high reputation as a brilliant lawyer and writer particularly of light verse. 23.00


15388. Symons, Arthur: Poems by Arthur Symons.

London: William Heinemann, 1914. Two volumes, 21.5 x 15 cm. Volume 1: x + 219pp. Frontispiece sepia photograph. Volume 2: vii + 227 + ii pp. Blue linen-covered boards, with paper spine labels. Hand made paper, rough cut. No dws. Previous owner's signature - Seaton - on ffep of Volume 1. Allan Seaton was a Belfast poet and artist, and corresponded with Ezra Pound. 65.00


12545. Tennyson A.: Happy Days roll onward, leading up the Golden Year. A Tennyson Calendar for 1906.

London: Ernest Nister, New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1906. n.p. (24) 15.5 x 12 cm. Illustrated, hardback. Covers a little dusty but internally tight and bright. A good copy. A delightfully illustrated book. Texts by Tennyson, a calendar, and full page illustrations. 23.00


291. Tennyson, A.: Demeter and Other Poems

London, Edward Moxon &Co. 1889 1st ed. vi+175pp. original green boards with some wear and some staining on front board. v. g. 25.00


292. Tennyson, A.: Enoch Arden.

London, Edward Moxon &Co. 1864, 1st ed. 178pp. some wear to boards,owners name on title page. v.g. 35.00


967. Tennyson, A.: Selections from the Works.

London Moxon and co. 1865. vii+256 pp. Moxon's Miniature Poets. Full green leather binding with gilt decoration,richly decorated gilt stamped spine in five compartments. A.e.g. Engraved Frontispiece. Minor foxing on title page only. In very good condition. 85.00


11143. Tennyson, Alfred: Enoch Arden, etc.

London: Edward Moxon & Co. 1867. 16+178 pp. blindstamped dark green boards, gilt spine title. The first 16 pages are the publishers catalogue for April 1867. This was first published in 1864. In very good condition. 12.00


14306. Tennyson, Alfred: The May Queen.

London: Sampson Low, Son & Co. 1861. 21.5 16 cms. 39 pp. illustrated by E. V. B. (E.V. Boyle), In heavy blue chamfered boards, embossed decoration, gilt titling, showing some wear, bottom spine extremity rubbed and worn, internally tight but with scattered fingering, a poor/fair copy only. 23.00


3993. Tennyson, Alfred Lord: In Memoriam.

Portland Maine, The Mosher Press 1920. 123 pp. partly uncut. One of 500 copies on English hand made paper privately printed by the Mosher Press for Edward A. Woods Sewickley Pennsylvania and the type distributed in the month of November MDCCCCXX. new spine laid down re-using original label original blue boards a little marked internally very good . 20.00


15352. Tennyson, Alfred, Lord: Poetical Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson, Poet Laureate.

London: Macmillan and Co Limited, 1916. The Globe Edition. viii+648pp. 20cm x 13cm. Publisher's gold-blocked ruled and textured green boards. Occasional slight foxing. 10.00


1662. Tennyson, Alfred, Lord: Poetical Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson, Poet Laureate.

London: Macmillan and Co Limited, 1916. The Globe Edition. viii+648pp, with portrait. 19cm x 13cm. Full calf binding, blind- and gilt-stamped bordered covers. Richly decorated gilt-stamped spine in five compartments plus gilt-stamped red-leather title compartment. Marbled end papers. Teg. There is a damp-stain to the bottom corner of the frontispiece portrait, and occasional foxing, o/w a most attractive edition. 85.00


10664. Thackeray, William Makepeace: Ballads.

London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1879. xii+323 pp. illustrated by the author, Mrs Butler (Miss Elizabeth Thompson ), George Du Maurier, John Collier, H. Furniss, G. G. Kilburne, M. Fitzgerald, and J. P. Atkinson. dark blue bevelled boards with black and gilt decorative title and design to front board and spine, decorative endpapers, all edges gilt. Owner's name on ffep in pencil. Minor wear to spine extremities, A very nice fresh copy. 42.00


8964. The Cable Company: One Hundred and One Famous Poems with A Prose Supplement.

Chigago: R. J. Cook, 1920. 21 by 11.5 cms. 186 pp. illustrated, softcover. This publication was promoted by The Cable Co. of Chigago who wanted to sell it at a price so low that every child would have one. Each poem is accompanied by a photograph / portrait of the author, with a few exceptions. In very good condition. Contains a six page list of books for schoolchildren from kindergarten to eighth grade. 10.00


13987. The Nippon Gakujutsu Shinkokai: The Manyoshu One Thousand Poems Selected and Translated from the Japanese.

Tokyo: Published for The Nippon Gakujutsu Shinkokai by the Iwanami Shoten, 1940. Poems in English "With text in Romaji and an introduction, notes, maps, biographical notes, chronological table, etc". lxxx+502+v. pp. 25 x 16 cm. Tissue-guarded frontispiece plate, and five maps - one folding. Errata slip pasted on the rear endpaper, and certificate. Silver-blocked dark- green boards. No dustwrapper. Previous owner's name on ffep, o/w in very good condition. Note: nett weight 1,350g. 50.00


10367. Thomson, James: The Seasons containing Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.

Edinburgh: Oliver & Co, 1803. 215 pp, 12.5 x 8.5 cm, with two engravings out of four called for, in contemporary calf, spine restored but showing internal wear, a fair copy only. 40.00


12332. Thomson, James: The Seasons.

London: W. Suttaby, Crosby & Co. Scatcherd & Letterman and C. Corral 1808. 13.5 by 7.5 cms. xiv+168 pp. contains also, The Life of Thomson, Hymn, and Ode on the Death of Mr Thomson by Mr Collins. Engraved frontispiece, engraved by L. Taylor from a painting by H. Singleton, and engraved title page with vignette in contemporary polished calf with a most attractive gilt decorated spine with red and gilt spine label. Owner's name and date on title page, bookplate with crest for James N. Frood on front pastedown. A little edge rubbing, and corners bumped but otherwise a very nice little copy. 45.00


12615. Thomson, James: The Works of James Thomson with his last corrections and improvements to which is prefixed an account of his life and writings.

Dublin: Printed for R. Bell in Capel Street and Charles Brown in Parliament Street 1764. Two volumes bound as one. 449 pp. 17.5 x 10 cm. Engraved frontispiece portrait and four other copperplate engravings illustrating The Seasons, "I.Ridge Sculpt." Includes: The Seasons, Poems on several occasions, Brittania, Liberty, The Castle of Indolence a poem to the memory of Lord Talbot, and a poem to the memory of Sir Isaac Newton. In contemporary calf with six panelled spine, raised bands, gilt ruling and panel devices, modern gold-blocked spine label. Internally tight, bright and in very good condition. Bears a stamp with crest of F.M. Ancketill, a County Down landowner, on the ffep. The first Contents page lists all of the contents, for both volumes: a second Contents page, neither paginated nor included in the general pagination, follows page 230, and lists the contents of the second volume. This Dublin edition is not listed in Copac, and there seems to be no copy in NLI. A later English edition is listed in Copac, so this earlier Dublin printing may be unrecorded. 275.00


11724. Tomalin, Ruth: Threnody for Dormice and other Poems.

London: The Fortune Press first edition 1947. 22.5 by 15 cms. hardback, in a price clipped dustwrapper, endpapers a little dusty, a couple of marks, boards slightly warped by shelfwear, otherwise in fair/good condition. The dw design in scraperboard by Rosemary Cosgrave. This author's first book. 20.00


11509. Trench, Archbishop Richard Chenevix: Poems by Richard Ceenevix Trench Archbishop.

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Twelfth edition 1899. 412 pp. in a cream leather binding, marbled endpapers, aeg, the leather has now darkened and lucks a bit grubby. Internally very tight and bright. Overall in good condition. 12.00


15688. Turnbull, William B.: The Complete Works of Richard Crashaw, Canon of Loretto.

London: John Russell Smith, 1858. Library of Old Authors. xxxii+340 pp. 18 x 11.5 cm. Crashaw, c1616-1650, was an English poet, a convert to Catholicism. These appear to be the complete poems, mainly English but some Latin or Greek. Black-blocked orange boards, no dw. Spine sunned, o/w in good condition. 15.00


11418. Turner, Jeffrey: The Other Parish.

Hichin Herts: The Mandeville Press One of 250 copies only. n.p. ( 14 pp.) card covers in very good condition. 12.00


15293. Verlaine, Paul: Forty Poems.

London: The Falcon Press, 1948. First edition. Translations by Paul Gant and Claude Apcher. 117 pp. 23 x 15.5 cm. Gold-blocked red boards, in a rather worn but unclipped dustwrapper. The ffep carries the name Allan Seaton, Irish Artist and poet. Apart from the d.w. in good condition. 15.00


15086. Verlaine, Paul: Poemes Saturniens.

London: The Centaur Press 1946. 96 pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. French text. Hard covers. A little edge rubbing to spine, otherwise good. 10.00


14003. Wakameda, T.: Early Japanese Poets Complete Translation of the Kokinshiu by T. Wakameda Introducion by I. Kobayashi.

London: The Eastern Press Ltd., 1922. xvi+254 pp. 22 x 14.4 cm. Hardback, in a relaid dustwrapper. A little dusty showing a little wear, the dw was damaged but is now serviceable, overall fair/good. 32.00


15683. Waley, Arthur: The Poetry and Career of Li Po 701-762 A.D.

London: George Allen and Unwin, 1950. First edition. x+123 pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. Notes, References, and Index. Blue-blocked maroon boards, very good in a slightly rubbed dustwrapper. 15.00


15975. Waley, Arthur: The Temple and other Poems.

London: George Allen & Unwin reprinted 1925. With an introductory essay on early Chinese poetry, and an appendix on the development of different metrical forms. 19.5 by 13 cms. 151 pp. no dustwrapper, in good condition. 10.00


12897. Walker, Colin S. K., editor: William McGonagall A Selection.

Edinburgh: Birlinn Ltd, 1993. 165 + 11 pp. 16 x 11 cm. Pictorial glazed card covers. Small adhesive price label removed from read cover, o/w good condition. 10.00


11909. Wharton, Thomas editor: The Union: or Select Scots and English Poems.

Edinburgh printed for Archibald Monro & David Murray 1753. 15.5 by 10 cms. 144 pp. in a contemporary calf binding, six panelled spine with raised bands, decorative gilt panels and original spine label, red and gilt. Showing relatively minor wear to boards, internally tight, clean and fresh, a very nice copy of this title. It was actually published in Oxford by William Jackson. It contains an early printing of Grey's Elegy, poems written by Dr. Samuel Johnson under the pseudonym, Mr Hammond, and Tears of Scotland by Smollet. 250.00


8225. Whinefield, E. H. translator: Quatrains of Omar Khayyam.

London: Kegan Paul Trench Trubner 1920. 15 by 9.5 cms. xxvi+84 pp. dark blue, grey boards, gilt spine title, in very good condition. An English translation of 395 quatrains. 10.00


300. Whistler, Laurence: The World's Room, The Collected Poems, with Decorations by Rex Whistler

London, Heinemann 1949 xiii+ 210pp. a clean fresh copy in a good dustwrapper but one which has a little fraying to the upper spine extremity d.w. v.g. 20.00


15280. White, Gleeson: Ballades and Rondeaus, Chants Royal, Sestinas, Villanelles, &c.

London: Walter Scott, Limited, c1887. The Canterbury Poets. lxxix+296 pp. 14 x 10.5 cm. Half leather and cloth boards, teg, marbled endpapers. The dark green leather, the green/ blue linen, and the gold ruling make this a most attractive little book. Spine and board edges rubbed, a littlle foreedge spotting, and a small newspaper cutting pasted on reverse of ffep, otherwise good. 39.50


14286. Whitelaw, Alex.: The Book of Scottish Ballads. Collected and Illustrated with Historical and Critical Notices.

Glasgow, Edinburgh, London and New York, 1857. xv+576 pp. Decorative border surrounding the text on each double-columned page. These borders are variously coloured, lake, green, lilac, sepia, lemon, blue. Half leather and marbled boards, five panelled spines with raised bands with decorative gilt panels and an original spine label. Engraved frontispiece picture of Jedburgh, and an engraved title page with vignette of Aikwood, residence of Michael Scott. Second, printed, title page. Marbled foreedges, marbled endpapers. Board edges rubbed, some small areas of scuffing / shelf wear to marbled papers on boards, spine lightly rubbed at extremities otherwise v.g. Despite a little wear this is a rather nice edition in good condition overall. 45.00


3315. Whittier: The Poetical Works of Whittier. The Cambridge Edition.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1975 xxxii+538 pp. The text is that of the Cambridge edition of 1895 but the biographical sketch is re-written by H.H. Waggoner. v.g. 10.00


12376. Wilcox, Ella Wheeler: Poems of Life.

London: Siegle Hill & Co. n.d. c. 1910. 15.5 by 12 cms. 75 pp. decorated capitals, tailpieces, coloured leaf, flower and berry pattern around the text on each page, decorative title pages in green and red, in soft green suede covers ( described as velvet Persian Yapp ), with embossed pattern framing a gilt title, t.e.g. marbled endpapers, cellophane dustwrapper, in its original box. Apart from the owner's name on ffep, and some wear to the box, it is in almost mint condition. Unusual to find these pretty little books in such good condition and in their box. 23.00


9205. Wilson, Nina Tweedie. ed.: Poems by Matthew Lawson.

London: n.d. 43 pp. frontispiece portrait, blue boards, with a biographical sketch by Nina Tweedie Wilson and an introduction by Sir Archibald Denny Bart. Signed by Wilson on the ffep. Lawson was born in 1843 in Pinmore Ayrshire, joined the Post Office at Girvan, then moved to Ayr and Greenock. From there he was appointed Postmaster in Dumbarton in 1885, and became a familiar figure in the town, a member of the Dumbarton Burns Club, and an original member of Dumbarton Golf Club. He died 1893 at the age of 53. Poems include, Golfing at Dumbarton, The Merry Postman, To Renfrew Burns Club, Anti Free Trade, On the Unveiling of Burn's Statue at Kilmarnock. A scarce item.etc 23.00


14626. Wilton, A.E.: Midnight Chimes.

Belfast: Marcus Ward & Co. n.d. c.1890. 14 by 16.5 cms. 12 pp. illustrated by Leila Flemming pictorial card covers, gilt thread binding, text printed in black and gilt ink. Covers dusty a few small brown spots on the margin of the centre page, good. A nice little example of this printer's work. 30.00


7473. Wolcot, John. pseud Peter Pindar: The Poetical Works of Peter Pindar, Esq. Complete in two volumes.

London: T. Allman 1833. In two vols. 15 by 7.5 cms. Vol. 1, vi+ 534 pp. Vol II, ix+545 pp. original blue boards with spine labels. Frontispiece portrait. Apart from an old tape repair to ffep of vol. 2 in very good condition. Wolcot, 1738-1819, was a satirist , a Doctor, one time physician-general of Jamaica. "Although witty and fluent , his works were coarse and ephemeral." They are however humorous satires on eighteenth century life, personalities and manners. 48.00


15334. Young, Edward: The Works of the Author of the Night-Thoughts.

London: J. Buckland, W. Bowyer, J.&F. Rivington, et al, 1774 Revised and corrected by himself. Three volumes from a four volume set. 17 by 11 cms. Vol. 1, 252 pp. Vol III. 274 pp. Vol IV. 285 pp. Engraved frontispiece plates to Vols I and III. In a contemporary calf binding, six panelled spine with raised bands and modest gilt decoration. Showing some wear and rubbing but overall in good condition for their age. This was the fourth edition of the authorised edition of the author's works. 95.00

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