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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

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

11484. Attram, Martha: Womb of Half-Fogged Mirrors notes in lieu of communication by "Martha Attram".

Downpatrick: Dissident Editions, 1997. iv + 64 + ii pp. 21 x 15 cm. The "notes" were "collected and edited by her son" (the poet, Anthony Weir). One page of examples of these notes. Silver card covers, printed black. Almost mint. "These notes in lieu of communication by an 89 year old woman with short term memory loss lie somewhere between "The Diaries of Adrian Mole" and Beckett's "Trilogy". They are a fascinating insight into a mind vaguely aware that it is no longer what it was." 10.00

18580. Becquer, Gustavo Adolphus: Rimas.

Madrid: Espasa-Calpe, 1963. Clasicos Castellanos. cxix + 148 pp. 19.5 x 13 cm. Introduccion y notas de Jodse Pedro Diaz. Printed matt card covers. In very good condition. Poems by Becquer, born 1836 in Seville, and who died 1870 in Madrid: a noted Spanish poet, writer, playwright and literary columnist.. 12.00

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

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1968. vii+186 pp. 21 x 14 cm. Glazed card covers. Former owner's signature on ffep, o/w In 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

6657. Bouligny Smyth, Nathalie: Poems of Nathalie Bouligny Smyth.

Belfast: McCaw Stevenson & Orr The Linenhall Press, 1923. viii+54 pp. Small cold mounted photograph of the poet facing the title page. In an unusual binding, looking like a privately printed work, but with no indications of same, good condition. Inscription from her son in law on ffep. Biographical note by John Rutherford. Nathalie Bouligny was born in New Orleans 12.Dec.1856. The Bouligny family were originally from Milan but in the early 1700's settled in Alicante in Spain. One became head of the military administration in Louisiana in 1799. On the 21st May 1881 she married Dr Andrew Woods Smyth, Chief Surgeon of the Charity Hospital New Orleans, a significant and pioneering surgeon. His family were from Castlederg. His mother was a Woods, of Ardcame, in Donaghheady. On her husband's retirement from Surgery Nathalie came to live in Ardcame and died 22. June. 1912, and is buried in Londonderry City Cemetery. She left a daughter Arthemise married to Rev. David Hay of Carlisle Presbyterian Church. Not included in Colman, A Dictionary of Nineteenth Century Irish Women Poets. 25.00

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

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

18801. Browning, R: Ferishtah's Fancies.

London: Smith, Elder & Co.,1884. First edition. 143 + (8) pp. 17 x 11 cm. Gold-blocked brown bevelleld boards. Minor pencil notation on front endpaper, and a few other pages, otherwise in very good condition. 10.00

18799. Browning, R.: Asolando, Fancies and Facts.

London: Smith Elder & Co., 1882. Second edition. viii + 157 pp. 17 x 11 cm. Gold-blocked, red, bevelled boards. From the library of Galgorm Castle, Ballymena, with May Young's bookplate on the front pastedown. Spine a little faded, otherwise in very good condition. 23.00

18800. Browning, Robert: Dramatic Idylls. First series.

London: Smith Elder & Co., 1882. Second edition. 143 pp. 17 x 11 cm. Bevelled boards. Some minor foreedge spotting, otherwise in very good condition. Includes: Martin Ralph; Pheidippides, Halbert and Hob, Ivan Ivanovitch, and Tray and Ned Bratts. 18.00

16201. Browning, Robert: The Poems of Robert Browning Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic Romances, Dramas, Men and Women, Pauline, Paracelsus, Christmas-Eve and Easter-Day, Sordello, and Dramatis Personae.

London: Oxford University Press, 1932. viii + 696 pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. Portrait frontispiece. Index of First Lines. Gold-blocked faded textured red-leather covers. Aeg. Marbled endpapers. India paper. Dedication on ffep, and wear to spine extremites, o/w in good condition 10.00

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

17188. Brush, Albert: The Dark Tower.

New York: Published by Egmont H Arens The Flying Stag Press, 1925. 41 pp. 23.5 x 15.5 cm. Frontispiece drawing of a girl by Clement Wilenchick. Loosely-inserted double-sided undated letter from Albert Brush to Thomas and Robert, from 14 bis Rue Jadin Paris XVII. Printed label on black boards. There is a little shelfwear and some light fading to the boards, otherwise in good condition. The little-known Southern Californian poet Albert Brush travelled in Bohemian circles in Greenwich Village in the 1920s, where he worked at the Washington Square Bookshop with Egmont Arens, acted in theatrical productions of the , and was involved with the Theatre Guild. Brush spent some time in Paris in the early 1930s, and spent most of his life moving in the artistic circles of Southern California, living in Venice for some time. He appears briefly in the biographies of figures such as Christopher Isherwood and Charles Laughton. In the later 1930s he helped write Laughton's famous English adaptation of Bertold Brecht's Life of Galileo. Wilenchick, 1900-1957, has a drawing of Brush among her collection of drawings in the Met. in New York 95.00

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. 20.00

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

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

19784. Burns, Robert: The Works of Robert Burns; with a Complete Life of the Poet, and an Essay on his Greatness and Character, by Professor Wilson.

Glasgow, Edinburgh & London: Blackie & Son, 1847. Volume II only, of two volumes. xiii + 410 pp. 25.5 x 17 cm. "Embellished by portrait and landscape illustrations", 40 in this volume, most tissue guarded. Two facsimile folded prints of Burns handwriting. Half leather and textured cloth boards, six-panelled spine with raised bands with small embossed patterm, gilt lining and original black, gilt spine label, marbled fore-edges. In very good fresh condition. 30.00

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

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

18462. Camoens, Luis de: The Lusiad; or, The Discovery of India. An Epic Poem.

Dublin: printed by Graisberry and Campbell for John Archer No. 80, Dame-Street, 1791. The third edition. Translated from the original Portugese of Luis de Camoens by William Julius Mickle. In two Volumes, 21 x 14 cm. Volume 1, cccvlxii + 83 pp. Volume 2, 507 pp. Frontispiece engraving of William Julius Mickle to Volume 1, and folding map: "A Chart of the Voyage of Gama and of the Portuguese Discoveries". List of subscribers. Tree calf binding, gilt lined spine with two original spine labels. The boards are worn with old scuffing of the leather and some loss of the surface of the leather, corners bumped, and spine extremities worn. Internally the books are tight and bright. Previous owner's name, "Mary Close", on the title page. Map neatly folded. The volumes are good tight copies. The distressed look of the boards has a certain charm, but they would make the books an excellent rebinding project. The Dublin edition is relatively scarce. The first volume is largely given over to a history of Portuguese India, a life of Camoens, and a dissertation on the poem. First published in 1776. 125.00

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

19809. Cowper, William: Poems by William Cowper Esq. with a sketch of his life by The Rev. T. Greatheed.

Glasgow: Richard Griffin & Co, 1836. viii + 423 pp. 14.5 x 9.5 cm. Frontispiece, and title page vignette. A.e.g. Decorative embossed black boards. Gilt spine title. Stain on front endpapers. 23.00

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

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

17394. Dal, Erik, editor: Danske Viser Gamle folkeviser. Skoemt. Efterklang.

Kobenhavn (Copenhagen): Rosenkilde og Bagger, 1962. 303 pp. 22 x 14cm. A poetry anthology. Some small woodblock illustrations. The gold-blocked green library binding includes the original pictorial front card cover. No dustwrapper. Minor wear, otherwise good. . 12.00

16843. Dante, ( Boyd, Rev. Henry, translator ): The Divina Commedia of Dante Alighieri: consisting of the Inferno - Purgatorio - and Paradiso. Translated into English verse with preliminary essays, notes, and illustrations.

London: T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, 1802. In three volumes. Vol. I, vi+408 pp. Vol.II, 384 pp. Vol.III, 420 pp. 21.5 x 13.5 cm. In contemporary leather bindings. The upper book label of volume III is not present, nor is the frontispiece illustration of Dante. The upper spine extremities of volumes II and III have been professionally restored. There has been some scuffing to boards with small minor loss of surface here and there. All three volumes have the bookplate of the Dromore Reading Society,1794. Internally tight, clean, bright, and unmarked. Boyd was educated at Trinity College Dublin. He died at Ballintemple near Newry on the 18.09.1832. He was Vicar of Rathfriland and sometime chaplain to the Earl of Charleville. This was the first translation of the Inferno into English. It is dedicated to the Earl and the dedication is dated "Jan.6th 1802 Rathfryland". This edition appears to be very rare. 5000.00

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

18804. Davies, Randall: Notes Upon Some of Shakespeare's Sonnets.

Kensington: The Camye Press, 1927. 46 pp. 22 x 17.5 cm. Frontispiece portrait. Plain untitled grey light card covers. Covers a bit edgeworn, but internally good. 10.00

16197. Davies, W.H.: The Poems of W.H.Davies.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1940. First edition. 525 pp. 19.5 x 13.5 cm. Portrait frontispiece. Alphabetical index, and index of first lines. Gold-blocked blue boards. Slight wear to boards, slight bruising to corners, and bookplate on ffep, o/w in good condition. 9.00

17655. De Musset, Alfred: Lui et Elle

Paris: Charpentier Libraire-Editeur, 1862. 238 pp. 18 x 11.5 cm. Half leather and marbled boards, with matching marbled foreedges and endpapers. Gilt-decorated spine with original spine label. There is edge rubbing, and corners bumped, otherwise in fair/ good condition. A response to George Sand's novel, Elle et Lui. We have a matching edition of Sand's Elle et Lui, our reference 17699. 35.00

17654. De Musset, Alfred: Premieres Poesies de Alfred de Musset.

Paris: Charpentier Libraire-Editeur, 1863, 1864. 18 x 11.5 cm. Two Volumes in a uniform binding as a set. Volume I, 1829 -1835, 356 pp. Volume II, 1836-52, 283 pp. Half red leather and marbled boards, and matching marbled foreedges and endpapers. Gilt decorated spine with original gold-blocked spine labels. Some edge rubbing, and a small area of marbled paper is missing at the bottom edge of the front board of volume II. A very attractive set, in fair/good condition, 30.00

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

16137. de Vigny, Alfred: Poesies.

Paris: Librairie Alphonse Lemerre, 1925. 299 pp. 16.5 x 9.5 cm. Tissue-guarded portrait frontispiece. Gold-blocked terracotta boards. No dw. Sunned spine and a few small marks to boards, o/w very good. 12.00

16146. Deakin, Terry: Testament of a Roach-Eating Saint Poems and Translations.

London: Cecil & Amelia Woolf, 1973. First edition. 64 pp. 21 x 17 cm. Tan boards, in dw. Occasional spotting on the eps and on the inside of the slightly-worn dw. 14.50

12135. Dobson, Austin: Old World Idylls and Other Verses.

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1896. Twelth edition. x+252 pp. 16.5 x 10.5 cm. T.e.g. Heavy gold-blockrf green bevelled boards. In very good condition. 15.00

19197. Dodsley, Robert: A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes by Several Hands.

London: Printed by J. Hughes for R. and J. Dodsley, at Tully's-Head in Pall-Mall 1763. Six Volumes. 18 x 11 cm. Vol. 1, 335 pp. Vol. II, 336 pp. Vol. III, 351 pp. Vol. IV, 360 pp. Vol. V, 336 pp. Vol. VI, 336 pp. each with an engraved headpiece above the first poem, with other printer's head and tail pieces throughout. Full calf binding, six panelled spine with raised bands, decorative panels and original spine labels, the front pastedown has an ex-libris label for, R.M.Henry.They show some shelfwear but are tight and unmarked. The endpapers have browned around the edges but overall this is a nice set. Dodsley, 150.00

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

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

16147. Fitzmaurice-Kelly, James: Some Masters of Spanish Verse.

London: Oxford University Press, 1924. Hispanic Society of America Hispanic Notes and Monographs VII. First edition. vii + 192 pp. 16.5 x 11 cm. Notes. Index. Red-blocked yellow boards. No dw. Stamp and signature of A.J.Tulip on ffep, o/w good. 10.00

17696. Foster, John L, translator: Echoes of Egyptian Voices An Anthology of Ancient Egyptian Poetry.

Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1992. Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture. 134 pp. 23.5 x 16 cm. Glossary. Bibliography. Gold-blocked black boards, in a good dustwrapper. Minor wear, otherwise in good condition. 10.00

16276. Friend, Robert: Selected Poems.

London: Seahorse Press, 1976. 44 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Gold-blocked green boards, in a sunned dustwrapper. 8.00

16142. Fyleman, Rose: Fairies and Friends.

London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1925. First edition. vi + 58 + viii pp. 17.5 x 11 cm. Gold-blocked blue boards. No dw. Good condition. 26.50

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

London: Arthur H. Stockwell, (1937) 35 pp. 21.5 x 14.5 cm. Gold-blocked green boards. Browning to half-title and final page, otherwise good. 23.00

19807. Gaultier, Bon, editor: The Book of Ballads.

London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1884. Fourteenth edition. x + 292 pp. 17 x 12 cm. Illustrations by Doyle, Leech, and Crowqu. Gold-blocked bevelled blue boards, with gold vignette on spine and on the front board. Spine faded. Signature and date on ffep. Wear to spine extremities. Ffep removed, o/w in fair condition. 10.00

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

19745. Gessner, Salomon: Der Tod Abels. In funf Gesangen.

Zurich: in der Gepnerschen Buchhandlung 1823. 18.5 x 10 cm. 144 pp. paper covers, partly uncut, the front cover has a faded stamp, "Rostrevor House Library"., a little shelfwear otherwise in very good condition. Gessner, 1730-88 was a Swiss painter, poet, newspaper publisher and Government official. This epic poem The "Death of Abel" (1788) may be his best known work. 25.00

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

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

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

London: Hildesheimer & Faulkner, 1890. Unpaginated (41pp). 34.5 x 26 cm. 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 had perished so the book has been professionally rebound, with a new spine. Condition overall 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 in 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 cover otherwise good. A nice little example of this printer's work. 10.00

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. 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

16277. Hendriks, A.L.: On This Mountain and Other Poems.

London: Andre Deutsch, 1965. 44 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Gold-blocked green boards, in a sunned dustwrapper, with a small pen scribble to dustwrapper rear. Some light spotting to prelims/endpapers. This was the Jamaican poet's first collection. 10.00

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

Oxford: Clarendon Press 1915. xxiii+492 pp. 22.3 x 15 cm. Frontispiece plate. Edited by F.W. Moorman. Gold-blocked black boards, in a price clipped, rather rubbed and edgeworn, dustwrapper. Signature of Allan Seaton, Irish artist and poet, on otherwise-blank prelim, and minor foxing on the plate, otherwise good. 15.00

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

18473. Horder, John: A Sense of Being.

London: The Menard Press, 1981. Second, expanded, edition. 32 pp. 20.5 x 14 cm. Printed matt card covers. In very good condition. Signed by the author on the title page, and dated 8.5.81. First published 1968. 12.00

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

19617. Irvine, John: Nocturne Poems by John Irvine.

Dublin: The Orwell Press 1941. 15.5 x 12 cm. 36 pp. softcovers, signed by the author on the title page, dedicated to artist W.H. Conor. A limited edition of 150 copies of which this is no 75. In very good condition.A scarce item. John Irvine was born in Belfast in 1903 and died in1964. He worked at Queen's University. His work was published by small presses in Belfast and Dublin. Some lyrics were set to music by both Roger Quilter and C. Armstrong Gibbs. 45.00

16281. Jaffin, David: Conformed to Stone.

London: Abelard-Schuman, 1968. 32 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. Plain olive boards, in a worn dustwrapper, the inside of which has slight spotting. 10.00

17877. Johnson, Samuel: The Works of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland with Prefaces, Biographical and Critical. Volume the Second.

Dublin: J. Moore, 1795. Volume 2 only, probably of 3. 25 x 16 cm. xii + 251 + (4) + 188 + 164 + 57 + 120 + 33 + 13 + 23 + 17 pp., most poets' works separately paginated. Includes: Cowley, Denham, Milton, Butler, Rochester, Roscommon, Otway, Waller, Pomfret, Dorset, Stepney, J. Philips and Walsh. In its original binding with original spine label, roughcut edges, partly uncut. With the library bookplate of "John Martin, Shrigley. No 490". This was the Martin family of Shrigley, just outside Killyleagh, County Down. The first Dublin edition came out in 3 vols in 1779, by different publishers. This Dublin edition is uncommon. In good condition for its age. 45.00

16145. Jones, Brian: Poems & A Family Album.

London: London Magazine Editions, 1972. First edition thus. 93 pp. 21 x 15.5 cm. Two former books published together. Gold-blocked gray boards, in dw. There is spotting on the boards and on the inside of the dw, but internally the book is very good, and externally the dw is very good. 15.00

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

16287. Lerner, Arthur: Follow Up More Poems by Arthur Lerner.

Los Angeles: Swordsman Publishing Co., 1967. 72 pp. 22.5 x 13.5 cm. Black-blocked terracotta boards, in a slightly-worn, slightly-sunned dustwrapper. Overall in very good condition. 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

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

17304. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth: The Courtship of Miles Standish, and other Poems.

London: W. Kent & Co. (Late D. Bogue), 1859. viii+124 pp. 21.5 x 14.5 cm. 24 illustrations from designs by John Absolon, Birket Foster, and Matthew S. Morgan, engraved on wood by T Bolton. Heavy bevel-edged, blindstamped, and gold-blocked, brown boards. A.e.g. Ffep missing. Some scattered foxing, otherwise fair/good. The first edition in the US was in 1858. 30.00

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

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

Buenos Aires: Editorial Losada, 1952. Octavo edicion. 168 pp. 20.5 x 14.5 cm. Text in Spanish. Paper covers, in printed wrappers. Former 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

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

18478. Matevski, Mateja: Footprints of the Wind Selected Poems translated from the Macedonian by Ewald Osers.

London: Boston: Forest Books, 1988. 70 pp. 23 x 14.5 cm. Frontispiece portrait of author. Map. Drawings by Nikola Martinovski. Pictorial glazed card covers. In good condition. 10.00

19615. McNeice, Louis: Selected Poems.

London: Faber and Faber eighth impression 1952. 19 x 12.5 cm. 80 pp. red blocked yellow boards, in very good condition, in a slightly worn dustwrapper. 20.00

16892. Meynell, Alice: Poems.

London: Burns & Oates, 1913. 117 pp. 20 x 14 cm. Tissue-guarded drawing frontispiece. Poet and essayist, and Catholic convert. Francis Thompson did much to promote her but she is rather forgotten today. She lived from 1847-1922. Gold-blocked green boards. Spine sundarkened. Good minus condition only. 10.00

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

16280. Morgan, Christopher: The Fire Jump and other Poems.

Swansea: Brynmill, 1976. 79 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. Handprinted private press. Gold-blocked maroon boards, in a good, but price-clipped, dustwrapper. Good condition. 15.00

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

17390. Newman, Henry: Songs of My Solitude.

London: Digby Long & Co., 1895. 88 pp. 20 x 12.5 cm. Twenty-eight poems, beautifully printed on hand-made paper. Gold-blocked red boards. Floral endpapers. Some darkening to spine and small stain on rear board, o/w in very good condition. 30.00

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

17596. Nobre, Antonio: So'.

Porto: Livraria Tavares Martins, 1971. 219 pp. 21.5 x 15.5 cm. Several fascimiles of pages from the poet's notebooks are bound in, but are not included in the pagination. Index. Matt neutral card covers, printed red and black. The covers are very slightly discoloured, otherwise in very good condition. Poems by this nineteenth- century Portuguese poet. 20.00

18474. Osers, Ewald: Contemporary Macedonian Poetry.

London: Boston: Kultura/Forest Books, 1991. Selected and Translated by Ewald Osers. xv + 223 pp. 20.5 x 14 cm. Illustrated with photographic portraits of the poets. Pictorial glazed card covers. In fair condition. 12.00

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

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

15988. Pound, Omar: Arabic & Persian Poems.

London: Fulcrum Press, 1970. 80 pp. 21 x 14 cm. Introduction by Basil Bunting. Pictorial glazed card covers. Slight spotting to inside covers, o/w in good 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

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

16148. Rhodes, Margaret: High Dive and Other Poems.

Arundel: Linden Press, 1968. First edition. 64 pp. 23 x 15 cm. Gold-blocked green boards, in dw. Dw sunned, and shelf-worn. 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

16433. Rice, Adrian and Angela Reid, editors: A Conversation Piece Poetry and Art.

Belfast: The National Museums and Galleries of Northern Ireland, 2002. 158 pp. 24.5 x 16.5 cm. 50 poems based on 50 paintings in the National Museums and Galleries of Northern Ireland, particularly the Ulster Museum, Belfast. Illustrated in colour. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. In very good condition. 15.00

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

19191. Rogers, Samuel: Poems of Samuel Rogers.

London: T.Cadell and E. Moxon. 1834. 20.5 x 13.5 cm.viii+295 pp. illustrated with some 60 small engravings of landscapes by Turner and others, as well as other decorative elements, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, full black leather binding six panelled spine with raised bands and gilt decorative panels and lettering, both front and rear boards have extensive gilt decoration surounding two cherubs in a boat. There is some fading to parts of the gilding, and there is some light brown spotting to endpapers and half title but overall in good condition in a nice period binding. 125.00

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

20096. Royde-Smith, N. G.: A Private Anthology.

London: Constable & co. 1924. 19 x 12.5 cm. xxiii+123 pp. gold blocked green boards, in very good condition. Dedicated to the memory of Edgar Frere killed in action 22 May 1916. 10.00

16286. Sale, Arthur: Under the War and other Poems.

London: Hutchinson, 1975. 48 pp. 20.5 x 13.5 cm. Gold-blocked brown boards, in a dustwrapper with one small closed tear, and a sunned spine. 10.00

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

17699. Sand, George: Elle et Lui.

Paris: Libraire de L. Hachette, 1860. Deuxieme edition. 311 pp. 18 x 11.5 cm. Half leather and marbled boards, with matching marbled foreedges and endpapers. Gilt-decorated spine, with original spine label. The front board is nearly detached, and there is edge rubbing, otherwise in fair condition. We have a matching edition of De Musset, Lui et Elle, our reference 17655. 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. 25.00

19455. Scott, Walter: The Lay of the Last Minstrel, A Poem. In Six Cantos.

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, and A. Constable and Co., Edinburgh The Fourth Edition1806 Fourth edition. 332 pp. 21 x 13.5 cm. This was Scott's first published narrative poem. It came out in early 1805, and was an immediate success with the public, making Scott famous almost overnight. Full calf binding, six panelled spine, gold blocked decorative panels and title. A good tight copy. Corners slightly bumped, otherwise in good condition. 25.00

15839. Seferis, George: Poems.

London: The Bodley Head, 1960. Translated from the Greek by Rex Warner. 127 pp. 19.5 x 17cm. White card covers in gold-blocked 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

18380. Sidgwick, Frank, editor: Legendary Ballads.

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, n.d. xviii + 156 pp. 16 x 11 cm. 10 coloured plates, illustrated after Byam Shaw. Glossary. Gold-blocked green boards. Minor light foxting. Generally good. 10.00

17513. Simic, Goran: Immigrant Blues.

Brick Books, 2004. Second printing. 80 pp. 22 x 14 cm. English translation by Amela Simic. Inscribed and autographed by the author on the title page. Pictorial glazed card tcovers. In very good condition. Poems by a Canadian poet. 20.00

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

19610. Taylor, Rex: Poems.

London: Hutchinson first ed. 1959. 22 x 14 cm. 77 pp. silver blocked black spine with decorative dustwrapper. In very good condition but the upper edge of the d.w. has a little wear. His poetry follows in the pastoral tradition of Edward Thomas. He served in the Western Desert and elsewhere in the Middle East in WWII. Although from Lancashire, he had an interest in the Irish strain in his ancestry. His Poem for Voices which closes this collection tells the story of Michael Collins. 20.00

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. 45.00

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

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

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. 25.00

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

17780. Thomson, James, Oliver Goldsmith, and Thomas Gray.: The Poetical Works of Thomson, Goldsmith and Gray.

London, Edinburgh and New York: T. Nelson and Sons, 1855. xxxii + 526 pp. 16.5 x 11 cm. Illustrated with nine tissue-guarded plates. Green morocco boards, with an impressed urn and floral centrepiece to the boards, within a wide gilt-decorated border. Six-panelled spine with raised bands, gilt-decorative panels and title. A.e.g. Foxing to the frontispiece portrait, and a few minor spots elsewhere. Previous owner's written inscription on the title page, "Community Library Monastery Mt St Joseph Clondalkin", otherwise in very good condition. 40.00

19614. Trevelyan, R.C. editor: From the Chinese.

Oxford: Clarendon Press 1945. 19 x 12.5 cm.xvi+ 92 pp. blue blocked, tan boards, in a very good dustwrapper, in v.g. condition. 10.00

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

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

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

16140. Wilcox, Ella Wheeler: Maurine

London: Leopold B. Hill, c1934. 111 + i pp. 16 x 10.5 cm. Gold-blocked embossed limp green leather covers. No dw. Sunned spine. Neat dedication on reverse of ffep, o/w very good. 9.50

16141. Wilcox, Ella Wheeler: Poems of Power

London: Gay and Hancock, Ltd., 1910. Thirteenth edition. x + 164 pp. 17 x 10.5 cm. Black-blocked white boards. No dw. Some spotting of eps, and boards, o/w good. 10.00

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. 10.00

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

16278. Wright, David: Adam at Evening.

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1965. (54 pp.) 21 x 14 cm. Gold-blocked green boards, with navy "binding strip", in a worn dustwrapper. Previous owner's signature on ffep, otherwise good. Poetry Book Society Recommendation. 8.00

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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