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Poems by Goldsmith and Parnel
London: W. Bulmer; T. Printed for Cadell and W. Davies, 1804. First Octavo Edition. 8vo. Full patterned calf with understated gilt designs on corners, morocco labels on spine. Five plates and eight woodcut illustrations by John and Thomas Bewick. Superb quality in the plates. Corners bumped, some wear to covers... (Item #194)
Price: $450.00
Poems by Goldsmith and Parnel. John and Thomas Bewick, Oliver Goldsmith.
The Farmer' Boy; A Rural Poem
London: Vernor and Hood, Poultry and Longman and Rees, 1803. Seventh Edition. Contemporary calf-backed, paper covered boards, morocco label. Frontispiece and nine superb wood engravings. Moderate wear to binding, internally a little thumbing and soiling, but a very good copy of a scarce and early edition of this classic. (Item #980)
Price: $185.00
The Farmer' Boy; A Rural Poem. Robert Bloomfield.
Greek Christian Poets and the English Poets
London: Chapman & Hall, 1863. First edition. Original green pebbled cloth, gilt spine. Very good or better copy. (Item #461)
Price: $250.00
Greek Christian Poets and the English Poets. Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Christmas-Eve and Easter Day
London: Chapman & Hall, 1850. First edition. 12mo. Green gilt cloth. Half-title present. Covers sl. worn, internally clean and bright. Variant binding not in Colbeck. (Item #230)
Price: $250.00
Christmas-Eve and Easter Day. Robert Browning.
Byron, The Works
London: John Murray, 1819. First thus. Three volumes. Very attractive bound in contemporary black pebble grain morocco with swirling gilt foliage and ruling on both covers, spine elaborately gilt; both covers with ornate blindstamped central medallion and border design. Glazed endpapers with gilt leaf pattern, inner dentelles with gilt impressed... (Item #1064)
Price: $850.00
Byron, The Works. George Gordon Noel Byron.
Hours of Idleness, A Series of Poems, Original and Translated
Newark: S. and J. Ridge, 1807. First Edition, Later Printing. Finely bound in full dark brown crushed morocco with gilt ruled borders, three-dot motif in corners, five wrap-around embossed strapwork devices connecting five raised bands which have gilt ruled borders. A fine copy of the rare first edition with later... (Item #937)
Price: $1,250.00
Hours of Idleness, A Series of Poems, Original and Translated. George Gordon Noel Byron.
Werner, A Tragedy
London: 1823, John Murray. First edition. 8vo. 188pp, with 7p prospectus at end. Original drab brown wrappers. Appears to be first edition, 2nd issue with the words, "The End" appearing on p. 188. House in folders with attached slipcase/box. Very good bright copy. (Item #435)
Price: $395.00
Werner, A Tragedy. Lord Byron.
The Poetical Works of Collins, Gray and Beattie
New York: Turner and Hayden, 1844. First printing. 12mo. Original brown cloth with elaborate gilt designs both covers and spine. A.E.G. Bright copy of an early decorative cloth binding. (Item #142)
Price: $125.00
The Poetical Works of Collins, Gray and Beattie. Gray and Beattie Collins.
[Binding, Fine] John Leighton: Poems By Eliza Cook
London: Routledge, Warne, & Routledge, 1861. First edition. 4to. Publisher's gilt blue cloth with bold embossed design both covers and spine by John Leighton. Illustrated throughout with woodcuts by Gilbert, Watson, Weir and others. Corners considerably worn, extr. spine and edges show wear. Rear endpaper starting to crack. Occasional foxing. AEG. (Item #450)
Price: $150.00
[Binding, Fine] John Leighton: Poems By Eliza Cook. Eliza Cook.
Tales and Miscellaneous Poems
London: H.G. Bohn, 1847. Bound in green polished calf, gilt spine. A rare imprint and early printing of this title. Covers soiled and worn in places, internally near fine. James Drummond's copy, Earl of Perth. (Item #967)
Price: $150.00
Tales and Miscellaneous Poems. George Crabbe.
Narrative Poems
London: John Murray, 1803. First edition. Quarto. Original light green boards with printed title on cover. Title-page with large woodcut illustration of angel statue in garden. Uncut. Boards soiled, corners rubbed, spine lacking. A nice copy, quite tight with both hinges intact. Scarce. (Item #945)
Price: $550.00
Narrative Poems. Isaac D'Israeii.
[Leighton, John] The Book of German Songs: from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century
London: Ward and Lock, 1856. First edition. 12m. Red gilt cloth. Illustrated throughout with copious engravings. Binding design by John Leighton. Lacks front free endpaper, rebacked with some wear to spine. Internally very nice. (Item #192)
Price: $150.00
[Leighton, John] The Book of German Songs: from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century. H. W. Dulcken, transl.
Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie
London: David Bogue, 1850. First edition thus. Sumptuously bound in full dark blue crushed morocco by Wood with attractive gilt-stamped floral devices on all four corners of both covers, concentric lines, five raised bands on spine with same gilt design motif in between four of them. Copiously illustrated with whole... (Item #562)
Price: $850.00
Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie. Henry Wadsworth Fine Binding Longfellow.
[Edmund Evans' First Book] Sabbath Bells Chimed by the Poets
New York: D. Appleton and Co. 1856. First thus. Blue wove cloth, gilt lettering. Illustrated in color by Birket Foster throughout, colored initials throughout are hand-painted. A superlative work, the first book engraved and printed in color by Edmund Evans. A near fine copy in what appears to be the... (Item #541)
Price: $275.00
[Edmund Evans' First Book] Sabbath Bells Chimed by the Poets. Birket Foster.
[Foster, Birket] The Traveller: A Poem
London: George Routledge & Sons, 1868. First edition thus. Publishers blue cloth with heavily ornate gilt stamped design on cover and spine. Illustrated throughout by Birket Foster. A.E.G, beveled boards. A fine copy, binding is nearly untarnished, strikingly bold as if new. Scarce thus. (Item #912)
Price: $350.00
[Foster, Birket] The Traveller: A Poem. Birket Goldsmith Foster, Oliver.
Poems By Mr. Gray
London: J. Murray, 1786. A New Edition. Original or contemporary red way grain calf with gilt spine, marbled endpapers. Engraved title page with publisher's cypher monogram, engraved frontispiece and six additional superb engraved plates with captions and dates impressed in plates. A beautiful production. A.E.G. Slight corner wear, spine rubbed... (Item #988)
Price: $450.00
Poems By Mr. Gray. Thomas Gray.
Heber's Hymns
London: Sampson, Low, Son and Marston Company, 1867. First edition. Publisher's green fine pebbled cloth with superb gilt design on cover, gilt spine, blind-stamped design on rear cover. A.E.G., beveled boards, 92pp printed on rectos only. Wood-engraved illustrations throughout by artists of the day. A truly fine, unused copy. (Item #919)
Price: $250.00
Heber's Hymns. Bishop Heber.
Binding: The Golden Legend
London: David Bogue, 1854. First edition thus. Original publisher's blue cloth with deep inset on cover, heavily gilt stamped design on both covers and spine by John Leighton (signed "JL") AEG. 224pp. Profusely illustrated with woodcuts by Birket Foster and Jane E. Hay. Corners, edges sl. worn, else a glowing... (Item #420)
Price: $250.00
Binding: The Golden Legend. John Leighton, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
The Poems of William Cowper
Glasgow: W.R. M'Phun, 1853. Fourth edition. Full blindstamped dark brown morocco. All edges brightly gauffered in gold. Engraved titlepage and frontispiece portrait. Presented to James David Drummond, 8th Earl of Pith. Leather worn in places, especially rear hinge of spine. (Item #960)
Price: $150.00
The Poems of William Cowper. J. S. Memes.
An Epic of Women and Other Poems
London: John Camden Hotten, 1870. First edition. Original plum cloth with central gilt design of a figure reclining naked on a beach, beveled boards, gilt spine. Blue-green endpapers. 229pp, ads in back. The author's first book, noted for its mystical and interpretive illustrations by John Nettleship described by Fredeman as... (Item #943)
Price: $450.00
An Epic of Women and Other Poems. Arthur W. E. O'Shaughnessy.
[Fore-Edge Painting] The Metrical Miscellany: Consisting Chiefly of Poems Hitherto Unpublished
London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1803. 8vo, Bound in full wavy grain morocco with gilt borders. Superb double fore-edge painting of two old Mediterranean townscapes by DON NOBLE, acclaimed mentor of Martin Frost. (Item #37)
Price: $1,500.00
[Fore-Edge Painting] The Metrical Miscellany: Consisting Chiefly of Poems Hitherto Unpublished. Maria Woodley Riddell.