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"LONGFELLOW'S POETICAL WORKS" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 1883

Dimensions: 19.5cm x 14.5cm approx. Author's complete copyright edition with 16 full black and white page plates by Sir John Gilbert. Contains "every poem printed in any other edition issued in England as well as 125 copyright poems which can only be found in the author's complete copyright edition."

680 pages including indexes.

Condition: A fair bit of rubbing to hardcovers and spine. Spine split to top third of outer edges. Foxing to preliminary pages and some very light and scattered foxing throughout. Internal pages generally very good. Binding tight.

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"FACETS - Poems and Verse" by Sylvia Graucob

Dimensions: 19cm x 12cm approx. Published by Maramaduke Pilling and Sons, Yorkshire. Undated but probably c. 1970. 34 poems. Signed by author "To Neill, with good wishes from Sylvia. December 1970". 39 pages.

Condition:  Dustcover good with just some wear to edges and one tiny closed tear. Hardcovers very good but very slightly warped. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"A WAY TO MEET" by Jehanne Mehta. Signed. 1999.

Softcover First Edition in green card covers, published (presumably privately) by Platinum Press in 1999. Signed to front free endpaper "To Harry, Lots of good wishes for your writing, Jehanne Mehta." Dimensions: 20cm x 14cm approx.

A small compilation of poems by Mehta with a title page drawing by Laurie Clark and a foreword by Adam Horowitz.

10 untrimmed pages.

Condition: Good. Some marking and fading to covers. Internal pages good. Binding tight.

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"THE POETICAL WORKS OF ROBERT BLOOMFIELD AND HENRY KIRKE WHITE. With Memoirs of the Authors." 1871.

Hardcover Edition in decorated blue cloth covers, published by T. Nelson & Sons, London in 1871. Dimensions: 17cm x 11cm approx.

A rather nice illustrated edition of the poetical works of Bloomfeld and Kirke White with numerous black and white engravings in the text.

551 pages.

Condition:  A bit tatty. Ex-Library copy with normal library markings. A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to the cloth covers. Spine cracked at title page and a number of places internally. Lacks page opposing title page. Internal pages good with just some foxing and very minor yellowing throughout. Outside lower edge of pages has a damp mark which only shows internally on the corner of the title page. Binding a little loose but holding.

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"ENOCH ARDEN" by Alfred Tennyson. 1864.

Hardcover Edition in half leather and green morocco covers, published by Edward Moxon & Co, London in 1864. Dimensions: 17cm x 11cm approx.

Contains the poem "Enoch Arden" and 16 other poems by Tennyson.

178 pages.

Condition:
  Reasonable. A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers. Corners bumped. Rear board almost detached. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"THE POETICAL WORKS OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART" Edited by Wm Minto. 1891.

2 x Uniform Hardcover Editions in gilt embossed green cloth covers, published by Adam & Charles Black, London in 1891 and 1892 respectively. Dimensions: 19.5cm x 13cm approx.

Two rather nice volumes of Scott's poetical works.

Vol I = 406 handcut pages with frontispiece and first title page illustrations.
Vol II = 391
handcut pages with frontispiece and first title page illustrations.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/marking and shelf wear to covers. Some foxing to frontispieces and first title pages and to extreme page edges throughout. Internal pages good. Bindings tight.

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"THE POETICAL WORKS OF THOMAS HOOD" 2 Vols. Edited with a Critical Memoir, by William Michael Rossetti & Illustrated by Gustave Dore. c.1890.

2 x Uniform Hardcover Volumes in decorated brown cloth covers, published by E. Moxon, Son, & Co, London. The volumes are undated but we believe them to be c.1890. Dimensions: 18cm x 12cm approx.

2 volumes of poetry by Thomas Hood whihc are illustrated in black and white by Gustave Dore - most of the illustrations are within the text but there are also numerous full page illustrations throughout the two volumes. Also includes a facsimile of Hood's handwriting and a critical memoir by Rossetti.

Vol I = 400 pages plus publishers advertisements. Vol II = 475 pages.

Condition:  Reasonable. Both volumes have a fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking to the covers and some minor damage to spine coverings. Both volumes covers are also cracked to both hinges. Volume I binding is becoming rather loose and it lacks the front free endpaper. Otherwise complete.

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"NIGHT THOUGHTS ON LIFE, DEATH & IMMORTALITY" by Edward Young. 1821.

Hardcover Edition in marbled board covers with green leather spine and corners, printed for F. C. & J. Rivington, London in 1821. Dimensions: 13.5cm x 7.5cm approx.

A fairly scarce edition of this book of poetry by Young.

268 pages.

Condition:  A bit tatty. Ex-Library copy with normal library markings. Front hinge detached at front free endpaper and spine covering detached from spine - rear board almost detached. Taped repairs to spine. Boards have a fair nit of wear/rubbing/marking with chipping around the edges. Internal pages generally good with some light yellowing. Some damp marking to front preliminary pages including frontispiece but does not go onto main body of the text. Binding tight. Could do with rebinding after which, it would be a good copy.

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"A SHROPSHIRE LAD" by A. E. Housman. 1986.

Hardcover Edition in decorated oatmeal cloth covers and original slip case, published by the Folio Society in 1986. Dimensions:23.5cm x 16.5cm approx.

As usual, this is a very high quality edition from the Folio Society. It also has the benefit of 6 full page colour illustrations by Patrick Procktor.

101 pages.

Condition:  Good. Some very minor wear/rubbing to slip case and hardcover. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"MORE POEMS" by A. E. Housman. 1936.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Jonathon Cape, London in 1936. Dimensions: 20.5cm x 15cm approx.

An interesting collection of poems published after the death of the author.

71 pages with black and white frontispiece portrait of Housman.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. Dustcover and hardcovers both have a fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading. Slight damage to extreme edges of dustcover. Internal pages good with some minor marking/foxing to preliminary pages and some yellowing. Binding tight.

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"THE COLLECTED POEMS OF W. B. YEATS. 1955.

Hardcover Second Edition (second reprint) in red hardcover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Macmillan & Co, Ltd, London in 1955. Dimensions: 20cm x 13.5cm approx.

A complete edition of the collected poems of Yeats including two poems issued after the death of the author.

565 pages.

Condition:  Reasonable. Dustcover has heavy wear/rubbing and a fair bit of damage including some loss to spine and edges. Hardcover has a fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading. Internal pages good with some yellowing and some foxing to preliminary pages and extreme page edges. Binding tight.

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"SELECTIONS FROM THE BOOK OF SONGS" Translated by Yang Xianyi, Gladys Yang & Hu Shiguang. 1985.

Paperback First edition in printed softcovers, published by Panda Books, Beijing in 1985. Dimensions: 18cm x 11cm approx.

An interesting selection of some of the earliest poetry in China from the "Book of Songs". The poems were written between the 11th and 6th centuries B.C.

112 pages.

Condition:  Good. Some rubbing/fading and marking to covers (rear cover has some small stains). Internal pages good. Binding tight.

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"SACRED POEMS" by Henry Vaughan (Silurist). 1914.

Hardcover Edition in blue hardcovers, published by G. Bell & Sons, Ltd, London. Dimensions: 17cm x 11cm approx.

A nice edition of the sacred poems of Vaughan with a memoir by the Rev. H. F. Lyte.

276 pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers. Spine cracked at title page. Internal pages good but yellowed. Binding tight.

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"SELECTED POEMS BY EDWIN MUIR" 1969.

Hardcover Edition in beige hardcover with blue cloth spine (has been re-backed as this edition was originally a paperback), published by Faber and Faber, London in 1969. Dimensions: 19cm x 12.5cm approx.

A nice selection of Muir's poetry with a foreword by T. S. Eliot.

96 pages.

Condition:  Good. Harcover good. Internal pages good. Binding tight (if slightly amateur).

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"THE TEMPLE" by George Herbert. With notes & Introduction by Edgar C. S. Gibson. 1899.

Hardcover Edition in full green calf cover, published by Methuen & Co, London in 1899. Dimensions: 15.5cm x 10cm approx.

An interesting edition of this classic that also contains notes and a fairly comprehensive "Life of Herbert".

258 untrimmed pages.

Condition:  Reasonable. Heavy wear/rubbing/marking to covers. Spine covering has some damage and minor loss to top and bottom. Hinges becoming a bit weak. Internal pages quite good with some yellowing and minor foxing (mainly to preliminary pages and to extreme page edges). Binding quite tight.

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"HESPERIDES or WORKS BOTH HUMAN AND DIVINE" by Robert Herrick. Together with his Noble Numbers or his Pious Pieces. c.1900.

Hardcover Edition in Orange cloth covers, published by Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co, London. The volume is undated but we believe it to be c.1900. Dimensions: 17cm x 10cm approx.

A rather nice little edition of the works of Robert Herrick (1591-1674). Quite a rare volume.

472 pages with black and white frontispiece illustration.

Condition:  A fair bit of wear/marking/rubbing/fading to covers which have a damp mark to fore edge of both front and rear covers (does not encroach on internal pages). Internal pages good with slight yellowing. Binding tight.

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"ELIZABETHAN LOVE LYRICS" Selected by John Hadfield. 1958.

First Edition (thus) in printed card covers, published by Edward Hulton, London in 1958 in their "Pocket Poets" series. Dimensions: 18.5cm x 11.5cm approx.

A rather nice selection of Love Lyrics from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, covering a wide variety of themes and authors.

48 pages.

Condition:  Good for a paperback. Some rubbing/wear/marking to covers. Internal pages good with some yellowing. Binding tight.

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"SANSKRIT POETRY FROM VIDYAKARA'S 'TREASURY'" Translated by Daniel H. H. Ingalls. 1972.

Paperback Second Printing in printed covers, published by Harvard University Press, Massachusetts in 1972. Dimensions: 23.5cm x 14.5cm approx.

An interesting collection of Sanskrit poetry translated into English.

346 pages.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading and a few creases to the covers. Internal pages good with just some minor yellowing. Binding tight.

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"POEMS FROM THE CHINESE" by Arthur Whaley. 1930.

Softcover second impression pamphlet in printed wraps, published by Ernest Benn, Ltd, London in 1930 as part of their "Augustan Books of English Poetry" series. Dimensions: 22.5cm x 14cm approx.

An interesting little collection of Chinese poetry, translated by Arthur Whaley and introduced by Humbert Wolfe. This small volume is number 7 of the second series in the "Augustan Books of English Poetry" series.

30 pages.

Condition:  Reasonable. Whole pamphlet is slightly skewed. Some wear/rubbing/marking/yellowing to covers which have some very minor damage. Internal pages quite good. Binding tight.

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"THE LEGENDARY BALLADS OF ENGLAND & SCOTLAND" Compiled and Edited by John S. Roberts. c.1880.

Hardcover Edition in blue cloth covers, published by Frederick Warne & Co, Ltd, London. The volume is undated but we believe it to be c.1880. Dimensions: 20cm x 14cm approx.

A large collection of classic English and Scottish ballad poetry that includes "Chevy Chase", "Fair Annie", "The Marriage of Sir Gawaine", "The Battle of Harlaw", "Tak' your Auld Cloak about ye." and many, many more.

628 untrimmed pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers. Corners slightly bumped. Spine beginning to crack at front and rear hinges. Internal pages good with some light foxing (mainly to early and late pages but also some scattered foxing throughout). Binding tight. A good reading copy.

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"POEMS FROM KOREA - From the Earliest Era to the Present" Compiled and translated by Peter H. Lee. 1974.

Hardcover First Edition in dark grey hardcovers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by George, Allen & Unwin, Ltd, London in 1974. Dimensions: 22.5cm x 14cm approx.

An interesting collection of Korean Poetry - a comprehensive anthology from the Silla Dynasty in 57 B.C. to the middle of the 20th Century.

196 pages.

Condition:  Good in Good Dustcover. Some wear/rubbing/fading to dustcover which has a few nibbles to top edge by spine. Hardcovers good with slight fading. Internal pages good with just a few small marks. Binding tight.

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"SELECTED POEMS BY GEORGE MEREDITH" 1914.

Hardcover Edition (Fourth Re-print) in blue hardcovers, published by Constable & Co, Ltd, London in 1914.

A rather nice collection of over 40 of Meredith's poems.

245 pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. Some wear/rubbing/Wear/Marking to covers. Spine a bit grubby. Internal pages good but quite yellowed. Binding tight.

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"BEOWULF - In Modern Verse with an Essay and Pictures" by Gavin Bone. First. 1945

Hardcover First Edition in brown hardcover, published by Basil Blackwell, Oxford in 1945. Dimensions: 22.5cm x 15cm approx.

An interesting version of this classic in modern verse with 7 coloured illustrations.

84 pages.

Condition:  Fair. A fair bi of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to hardcovers. Internal pages quite good with slight yellowing and a slight ripple. Binding tight.

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"HIAWATHA, THE COURTSHIP OF MILES STANDISH AND OTHER POEMS"  by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 1912.

Hardcover Edition in brown cloth covers, published by Oxford University Press, London in 1912 as part of their "World's Classics" series.  Dimensions: 15cm x 10.5cm approx.

487 pages.

Condition:  Reasonable.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings that has been re-bound for library use.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.   Internal pages good with some yellowing, minor foxing and a few minor marks.  Binding tight.  A good reading copy.

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"OXFORD GARLANDS - PATRIOTIC POEMS" Selected by R. M. Leonard.  1914.

Hardcover First Edition in pictorially decorated blue cloth cover, published by Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press in 1914. Dimensions: 17cm x 11cm approx.

An interesting collection of patriotic poetry published shortly before the outbreak of World War I. Features poems by Alfred Austin, William Blake, Robert Browning, William Collins, William Cowper, Charles Kingsley, Thomas Moore, and many others.

128 pages.

Condition:    Reasonably Good.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to the covers.  Internal pages good with some yellowing.  Binding tight.

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"EARLY ENGLISH POETRY"  by H. Macaulay Fitzgibbon. 1887.

Hardcover First Edition (in this format) in pictorially decorated brown cloth cloth cover, published by Walter Scott, London in 1887.  Dimensions: 14cm x 11cm approx.

A nice little volume of early English poetry featuring the works of John Barbour, Gawain Douglas, William Dunbar, George Gascoigne, John Gower, Robert Henryson, and many more.

334 hand-cut pages.

Condition:    Reasonably Good.  Some wear/rubbing/fading to covers.   Spine cracked at front hinge.  Internal pages good with some yellowing.   Binding tight.

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"JOHN DONNE - Complete Poetry and Selected Prose"  1972.

Hardcover Edition in blue cloth covers with original dustcover (price clipped), published by The Nonesuch Press, London in 1972 in their "Compendious" series. Dimensions: 20cm x 12.5cm approx.

Edited by John Hayward.

795 pages.

Condition:   Good.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to the dustcover.  Some wear/fading to cloth covers.  Internal pages good.  Binding tight.

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"THE CHILDREN'S ROSSETTI" by Christina Rossetti.  1914.

Softcover Edition (probably first in this format) in blue card covers, published by Macmillan & Co, Ltd, London in 1914. Dimensions: 18.5cm x 12.5cm approx.

"Selected poems lyric and narrative by Christina Rossetti." With an introduction by E. Jeffries Davis and a number of black and white illustrations.

110 pages.

Condition:    Reasonably Good.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to the covers.  Internal pages good with slight yellowing and some minor wear and creasing to corners.  Binding tight.

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"THE VISION OF PIERS THE PLOUGHMAN" by William Langland. Done into Modern English by the Rev. Professor Skeat.  1905.

Hardcover Edition in blue hardcovers with velum spine, published by Alexander Moring, Ltd, London in 1905 in their "King's Classics" series. Dimensions: 15.5cm x 12cm approx.

A rather nice little edition of this English Classic.

151 pages plus publishers advertisements.

Condition:    Reasonably Good.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to the covers.  Internal pages good with some minor yellowing and foxing to extreme page edges.  Binding tight.

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"VERSES" by Christina Rossetti.  1894.

Hardcover Edition (Seventh thousand) in black cloth covers, published by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London in 1894. Dimensions: 18.5cm x 14cm approx.

A rather nice collection of poetic verses by Christina Rossetti. Reprinted from "Called to the Saints", "Time Flies", and "The Face of the Deep".

236 untrimmed pages.

Condition:    Reasonable.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to the covers.  Spine cracked at front hinge and spine covering splitting to the exterior (the whole length of the front hinge but only in a small area to the rear hinge).  Internal pages good with some yellowing to extreme edges.  Binding tight.

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"OUT OF TOWN"  by A. A. Thomson.  1935.

Hardcover First Edition in light blue cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Herbert Jenkins, Ltd, London in 1935.  Dimensions: 20cm x 13.5cm approx.

A lovely compilation of "the lightest of light verse" by A. A. Thomson, charmingly illustrated by Jennetta Vise.  The poems sketch the amateur cottage-dweller's joys and mis-adventures.  By the author of "Marigold Cottage" and a number of other novels.  A particularly nice little edition.

96 pages.

Condition:    Good.  Dustcover is fairly good with some wear/damage to extreme edges, some yellowing and a few marks.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading to the cloth covers.  Internal pages very good with just some yellowing and minor foxing.  Binding tight.

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"SOLILOQUY IN SUMMER"  by Wilfred H. Bartlett.  1950.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Williams and Norgate, London in 1950.  Dimensions: 19cm x 13cm approx.

An interesting selection of poems by Wilfred H. Bartlett - the final collection of his unpublished poetry. "They maintain the high standard of the previous volume, and indeed show an increasing flexibility and a tremulous sensitiveness of rhythms."

79 pages.

Condition:    Good.  Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to the dustcover and cloth covers.  Internal pages very good with just some minor foxing to preliminary pages and extreme page edges.  Binding tight.

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"YOU CAN'T GET THERE FROM HERE"  by Ogden Nash.  1957.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd, London in 1957.  Dimensions: 19cm x 13.5cm approx.

"...an entirely new book by the American master of humorous verse." With numerous drawings by Maurice Sendak.

179 pages.

Condition:    A bit tatty.  Heavy wear/rubbing/fading/marking to the dustcover and cloth covers.  Boards a bit warped.  Internal pages good.  Binding tight.

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"THE POETICAL WORKS OF MATTHEW ARNOLD"  1905.

Hardcover Edition in gilt embossed green calf covers, published by Macmillan & Co, Ltd, London in 1905.  Dimensions: 19.5cm x 14cm approx.

A nice edition of Arnold's poetical works. School award plate to front paste down from Bradford Grammar School awarded to C.J. Seed.

510 hand-cut pages with frontispiece portrait of Arnold.

Condition:    Reasonably Good.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to the covers.  Corners bumped.  Spine cracked at front hinge.  Internal pages good with just some yellowing and very minor foxing.  Binding tight.

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"SNOW CHILDREN"  by Stephen Lane Henderson Smith.  1968.

Hardcover First Edition in red cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Mitre Press, London in 1968. Dimensions: 19cm x 12.5cm approx.  Signed to front free endpaper "With kind regards, S.L. Henderson Smith. Nov 1972"

A collection of poems by Henderson Smith arranged in six groups, each embodying some distinct facet of thought or experience.

83 pages.

Condition:  Very Good.  Some wear/rubbing and minor damage to dustcover.   Slight wear to cloth covers.  Internal pages very good.  Binding tight.

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"POEMS"  by A. E. Street.  1939.

Softcover First Edition in brown card covers, published by The Mendip Press, Ltd, Bath in 1939.  Dimensions: 17cm x 10.5cm approx.

A very scarce and rather nice compilation of poems by A. E. Street. The poems were, in the main, written about his wife and were published after his death.

42 pages.

Condition:    Reasonably Good.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to the covers.   Whole book very slightly warped.  Internal pages good.  Binding tight.

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"THE POETICAL WORKS OF HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW"  1892.

Hardcover Edition in pictorially embossed brown cloth covers, published by W. P. Nimmo, Hay & Mitchell, Edinburgh in 1892.  Dimensions: 19cm x 13.5cm approx.

A rather nice edition of the poems of Longfellow.

699 pages with numerous full-page black and white plates.

Condition:    Reasonably Good.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to the covers (spine in particular).  Spine cracked at rear hinge and a number of places internally.  Internal pages good but one or two are a bit loose.  Binding generally quite tight.

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"THE BURNING GLASS AND OTHER POEMS"  by Walter De La Mare.  1945.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth cover, published by Faber and Faber, Ltd, London in 1945.   Dimensions: 22cm x 14cm approx.

A rather nice first edition of Walter De La Mare's poetry. "The poems in the following collection have various origins in time, mood and place. Some of them were written many years ago, and have since been revised; others recently." 

106 hand-cut pages.

Condition:    Reasonably Good.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to the covers.  Boards slightly warped.  Internal pages good with just light yellowing throughout.  Binding tight.

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"1914 AND OTHER POEMS"  by Rupert Brooke.  1918.

Hardcover First Edition (Twenty-Third impression) in black cloth cover, published by Sidgwick and Jackson, Ltd, London in 1918.      Dimensions: 19.5cm x 13cm approx.

A rather nice compilation of some of the poems of Rupert Brooke that contains the classic "The Soldier".

63 hand-cut pages with black and white frontispiece portrait of Brooke.

Condition:    Reasonable.  Heavy wear/rubbing/marking/fading to the covers.   Boards slightly warped.  Spine covering splitting to outside of front hinge.  Internal pages good with some yellowing and foxing to extreme edges.  Binding tight.

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"ELEVEN BRITISH POETS"  An Anthology Edited by Michael Schmidt. 1986.

Softcover Edition in pictorially illustrated covers, published by Methuen & Co, Ltd, London in 1986.  Dimensions: 21.5cm x 13.5cm approx.

A nice collection of the poetry by the following British Poets: R. S. Thomas, C. H. Sisson, W. S. Graham, Donald Davie, Philip Larkin, Elizabeth Jennings, Charles Tomlinson, Thom Gunn, Ted Hughes, Geoffrey Hill, and Seamus Heaney.

229 pages.

Condition:   Good.  Some wear/rubbing/marking to covers.   Internal pages very good.  Binding tight.

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"THE COLLECTED POEMS OF RUPERT BROOKE"  1926.

Hardcover First Edition (Fifteenth impression) in gilt embossed full calf cover, published by Sidgwick and Jackson, Ltd, London in 1926.      Dimensions: 20.5cm x 14cm approx.

A rather nice edition of the poems of Rupert Brooke, originally published in 1918.  Also contains a comprehensive "memoir" which is almost more of a biography.

158 pages with black and white frontispiece portrait of Brooke.

Condition:    Good.    Some wear/rubbing/marking to the covers.   Boards slightly warped.  Internal pages excellent.  Binding tight.

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"THE WORKS OF MR. JAMES THOMSON, with his Last Corrections and Improvements"  1803.

Hardcover Edition in one third calf and marbled board cover, printed for R. Baldwin; J. Nichols & Son; F. and C. Rivington; W. J. & J. Richardson; J. Walker; R. Lea; W. Lowndes and others, London in 1803.  Dimensions: 22.5cm x 15cm approx.

Three volumes bound as one, this is a lovely edition of Thomson's poetical works. Volume I is dated 1803 whilst Volumes II and III are dated 1802. Each of the three volumes contains a number of full page engraved illustrations.

898 pages.

Condition:    Good.  Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to the covers (spine in particular which has some minor damage to the top).  Internal pages good with some yellowing and light foxing.  Binding tight.

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"MAGIC CASEMENTS" by Patience Strong.  1948.

Softcover First Edition in printed paper cover, published by Fredrick Muller, Ltd, London in 1948.  Dimensions: 17cm x 10.5cm approx.

An interesting collection of Christian poetry.

Comes with a pamphlet entitled "FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT" by The Rev. F. Ockenden - "The testimony of a Methodist Minister".

64 pages.

Condition:    Good considering this is a paperback.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading to the covers whichi are a bit tatty around the edges.  Internal pages good with some yellowing and a few minor marks.  Binding tight.

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"POEMS OF JOHN G. WHITTIER"   c.1910.

Hardcover Edition in red "leatherette" cover, published by A. L. Burt Company, New York.  The volume is undated but we believe it to be c.1910.  Dimensions: 17.5cm x 11.5cm approx.

An interesting collection of the poems of the nineteenth century American poet Whittier. Whittier was (in his day) the most popular American poet after Longfellow and his work has been compared to that of Cowper.

387 hand-cut pages.

Condition:    Good.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to the covers.  Internal pages good but quite yellowed.  Binding tight.

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"THIS BLIND ROSE"  Poems by Humbert Wolfe.  1932.

Hardcover Fourth Impression in cream cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Victor Gollancz, Ltd, London in 1932. Dimensions: 19cm x 13cm approx.

An interesting collection of poems by Wolfe.  The poems are under themed headings such as "Serenade", "Ghosts", "Places", "Persons" and so on and are in no particular chronological order.

145 pages.

Condition:    Good.  Dustcover has heavy fading and wear.  Some wear/rubbing/marking to cloth covers.  Internal pages good with some yellowing.  Binding tight.

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"SALT-WATER BALLADS" by John Masefield.  1920.

Hardcover Seventh Edition in blue cloth cover, published by Elkin Mathews, London in 1920.  Dimensions: 19.5cm x 13.5cm approx.

An interesting collection of sea related poetry by Masefield.

112 hand-cut pages.

Condition:    Good.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to the covers.  Internal pages good with some yellowing.  Binding tight.

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"POEMS BY WILLIAM COWPER"  1825.

Hardcover Edition (2 volumes bound as one) in full calf covers, printed by C. Whittingham for Thomas Tegg, London in 1825.  Dimensions: 13.5cm x 8.5cm approx.

A really nice small edition of Cowper's poetical works which is also quite early.

220 pages with two frontispiece illustrations.

Condition:    Reasonably Good.  Both covers are disbound with a fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading and some damage.  Internal pages very good.  Binding very tight.

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"POEMS BY ROBERT BROWNING"  1906.

Hardcover First Edition in this format (second printing) in embossed one third calf and res cloth cover, published by Andrew Melrose, London in 1906.  Dimensions: 20cm x 14cm approx.

A rather nice edition of the poetic works of Robert Browning. 

614 pages.

Condition:    Reasonably Good.  Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Spine has small split to front hinge.  Spine cracked at front hinge.  Internal pages very good with just some light pencil marks.  Binding tight.

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"THE ENGLISH POEMS OF RICHARD CRASHAW" Edited, with an introduction & notes by Edward Hutton.  1901.

Hardcover First Edition (in this format) in blue full leather cover, published by Methuen & Co, London in 1901.  Dimensions: 15.5cm x 10cm approx.

An interesting collection of poetry by Crashaw (1612? - 1649). A student at Cambridge and deeply religious man, Crashaw ended his days as a Canon of the Chapel of our Lady of Loretto in Italy.

218 hand-cut pages.

Condition:    Reasonably Good.  Some wear/rubbing/fading to the covers (top of spine in particular).  Internal pages good with some yellowing.  Binding tight.

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"THE WIZARD'S LOOM and Other Poems" by Bruce Malaher.  1916.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth cover with beige cloth spine, published by F. & E. Stoneham, Ltd, London in 1916.  Dimensions: 19cm x 13cm approx.

An interesting and extremely scarce collection of poetry by the author of "A Legend of Wicklow".

64 un-cut pages.

Condition:    Good.  Some wear/rubbing/fading to the covers.  Corners bumped.  Internal pages good with some yellowing and some foxing throughout.  Binding tight.

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"THE POETICAL WORKS OF THOMAS GRAY" c.1890.

Hardcover Edition in one third red calf and marbled board covers, published by George Routledge and Sons in their "Sir John Lubbock's Hundred Books" series.  The volume is undated but I would guess it to be c.1890.  Dimensions: 19cm x 13cm approx.   

A very nice edition of Gray's poetical works with "an Essay on Criticism, the Rape of the Lock, and An Essay on Man by Alexander Pope".

216 pages.

Condition:    Very Good.    Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers (spine covering in particular).  Internal pages near perfect and look unread.   Binding tight.

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"THE POETICAL WORKS OF SIR WALTER SCOTT"  c.1880.

Hardcover Edition in one third calf and marbled board cover, published by Frederick Warne and Co, London.  The volume is undated but I woudl guess it to be c.1880.  Dimensions: 19cm x 12.5cm approx.

A very nice volume of the poems of Sir Walter Scott which includes an introduction and notes.

629 pages.

Condition: Very Good. Some wear/rubbing to the covers - spine covering in particular.  Internal pages good with just slight yellowing. Binding tight.

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"A LIFE ON THE OCEAN WAVE"  by Charles Dibden.  c.1890.

Softcover Edition in gilt illustrated card covers, publisher and date of publication unknown but I would guess it to be c.1890 though it could be earlier or later.  Dimensions: 16.5cm x 14.5cm approx.

A rather nice little publication which contains the beautifully illustrated nautical song "A Life on the Ocean Wave".  Written by Charles Dibden (1745-1814), one of the most celebrated songwriters in England and particularly well known for his nautical songs.

16 pages including covers with 8 coloured illustrations as well as a number of small illustrations in the text.

Condition:  Reasonable. Bearing in mind the format of this booklet, we are surprised it has survived at all!!  Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to the covers.  Rear cover and pages 13/14 have some minor damage to the bottom outside edge. Illustration on page 13 has slight damage (caused by pages sticking together slightly). Other internal pages quite good with some foxing and damp marking.  Binding tight.

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"SOLITUDE"  by V. Sackville-West. 1938.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth cover, published by The Hogarth Press, London in 1938.  Dimensions: 21.5cm x 14.5cm approx.  Ex-Libris copy.

An interesting poem by the author of "King's Daughter", "Collected Poems", "The Land", "The Edwardians" and others.

56 pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers. Spine has been strengthened internally for library use. Internal pages have normal library markings and a few other marks. Binding tight.

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"OVERTURES TO DEATH AND OTHER POEMS"  by C. Day Lewis.  1938.

Hardcover First Edition in beige cloth cover, published by Jonathon Cape, London in 1938.  Dimensions: 21cm x 14.5cm approx.

An interesting collection of poetry from Lewis with distinct tones of the iminent Second World War.

62 pages.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading to the covers. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"THE WORLD ALL OVER"  by C. Day Lewis.  1943.

Hardcover First Edition in beige cloth cover, published by Jonathon Cape, London in 1943.  Dimensions: 20.5cm x 14.5cm approx.

An interesting collection of poetry from Lewis heavily influenced by the Second World War.

52 untrimmed pages.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading to the covers. Spine cracked at title page.  Internal pages very good with just some yellowing. Binding tight.

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"FLOWERING REEDS - Poems" by Roy Campbell.  1933.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth cover, published by Boriswood, Ltd, London in 1933.  Dimensions: 19.5cm x 14.5cm approx.

An interesting collection of poetry by the author of "The Flaming Terrapin", "The Wayzgoose", "Adamastor" and others.

47 pages.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading to the covers. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"POETRY AND PROSE OF WILLIAM BLAKE"  Edited by Geoffrey Keynes.  1946.

Hardcover Edition in blue cloth cover, published by The Nonesuch Press, London in 1946.      Dimensions: 19.5cm x 13cm approx.

The complete works of William Blake in one volume. 

936 pages.

Condition:  Very Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to the covers. Internal pages good with very slight yellowing.  Binding tight.

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"THE COLLECTED POEMS OF G. K. CHESTERTON"  c.1927.

Hardcover First Edition in mauve cloth cover, published by Burns Oates and Washbourne, Ltd, London.  The volume is undated but I believe it to be c.1927.  Dimensions: 19cm x 13cm approx.

A scarce volume of Chesterton's poetry. 

403 pages.

Condition:  Very Good. Slight wear/rubbing to covers. Internal pages very good with very slight yellowing. Binding tight.

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