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The Year's at the Spring. An Anthology of recent poetry

by Rupert Brooke, Hilaire Beloc, et al [compiled by L D'O Walters, intro by Harold Monro

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Published
1920
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Very Good
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1st Edition
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London : George G Harrap & Co Ltd, 1920 A very good copy of the limited edition signed by Harry Clarke. Number 182 of 250. In the original full vellum binding with gilt illustration and titles to the front board and spine. With 24 full page illustrations by Harry Clarke - 12 in colour including the frontispiece and 12 in… Read more
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. Vols I - XII

by Sir Walter Scott

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Published
1833
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$272.14

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Edinburgh and London : Robert Cadell & Whittaker & Co, 1833 A complete set of the Robert Cadell edition of Scott's poetical works in 12 volumes with engraved frontispieces and titles from drawings by J M W Turner. This set is unusual in that the books have been bound in armorial soft pigskin leather bindings for Henry Arthur Johnstone. Each… Read more
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Les Oeuvres Amoreuses de Petrarque. Traduites en Francois, Avec l'Italien a coste. Par de Sieur Placide Catanusi

by Francesco Petrarcha, Placide Catanusi [translator]

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Published
1669
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Fair
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1st Edition
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$286.46

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Paris: Estienne Loyson , 1669 A scarce copy of the 1st edition of Placide Catanusi's translation of a selection of Petrarch's works. In contemporary full leather binding with raised bands, gilt fleur-de-lis and title label to spine. The binding requires repair - with splitting at the joints and wear and loss to corners and edges. Front free endpaper lacking. Contents:… Read more
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image of Sean Dana; Le Oisian, Orran, Ulann, &c. Ancient Poems of Ossian, Orran, Ullin &c. collected in the Western Highlands and Isles; Being the Originals of the Translations some time ago Published in the Gaelic Antiquities

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Edinburgh: Charles Elliot, 1787 A fair copy in contemporary half leather binding. The binding has wear and scuffing and has lost its title label. The spine has the remains of gilt lines and blind stamped designs. The leather is fragile at the spine ends with fraying and loss. There is wear to joints. The marbled boards are scuffed with some… Read more
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The Divina Commedia of Dante Alighieri: consisting of the Inferno-Purgatorio- and Paradiso

by Dante Alighieri, Rev. Henry Boyd [translator]

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Published
1802
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Good
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1st Edition
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$6,445.35

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London : T Cadell Jun. and W Davies, 1802 A good to very good copy of the first translation into English of Dante's Divine Comedy. This copy retains the original marbled boards, with new calf spines and corners, so the bindings are clean, sound and tight with some light scuffing to the boards. The translation was completed by Henry Boyd,… Read more
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The Faerie Queene. Spenser's Faerie Queene. A Poem in Six Books with the Fragment Mutabilitie

by Edmund Spenser, Thomas Wise [editor]

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Published
1897
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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London : George Allen , 1897 A very good set of the special limited edition of 1000 copies, printed at the Chiswick Press by Charles Whittingham on hand-made paper, and illustrated with complex designs and images by Walter Crane. Published in parts over 3 years from 1894 - 6, this was a huge undertaking and is judged to be one… Read more
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith, MB. with an account of the Life and Writings of the Author

by Oliver Goldsmith

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Published
1793
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Fair
Edition
New Edition
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$22.92

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London : T Cadell; Scatcherd and Whitaker; G and T Wilkie; W Miller; and J Murray, 1793 A fair copy in contemporary full leather binding with title label to spine. New edition, published less than 20 years after the author's death. Oliver Goldsmith's writings are not particularly in fashion now, but he was extremely popular in his time - known… Read more
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Flora. A Book of Drawings by Pamela Bianco

by Walter de la Mare

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Published
1919
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Good
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1st Edition
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$57.29

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London : William Heinemann, 1919 A good copy of the 1st edition with colour frontispiece, 7 further colour illustrations and numerous full page and in-text black and white illustrations by Pamela Bianco. Bianco was known as a child prodigy and an exhibition of her work at the Leicester Galleries in spring 1919 (when she was 12) inspired Walter de la… Read more
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The Poetical Works of Nicholas Rowe. With the Life of the Author.

by Nicholas Rowe

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London : C Cooke A fair copy of the scarce Cooke's Edition of Nicholas Rowe's work. Undated but circa 1797. In contemporary full leather binding with bookplate of John Ashley Warre to the front pastedown. John Ashley Warre was a founder member of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which became the RSPCA in 1840. The binding… Read more
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Tannhauser

by Richard Wagner, T W Rolleston [translator]

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London, Calcutta and Sydney: George G Harrap & Co Ltd A very good to near fine copy in original decorative full leather binding with 12 colour plates, 10 greyscale plates and numerous full page and in text illustrations. Undated but circa 1915. The binding has an elaborate design to the front board and spine. It is very clean. There is… Read more
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The Poetical Works of James Thomson

by James Thomson, Charles Cowden Clarke [editor]

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Published
1869
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Good
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$28.65

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Edinburgh: William P Nimmo, 1869 A good copy, recently rebound in full leather, with colour frontispiece and 5 further colour Kronheim plates. All page edges gilt. The binding, with gilt-lined raised bands to spine, and title labels, is in quarter leather style, with green leather to spine and tan to the boards. The binding is in very good condition with… Read more
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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

by Edward Fitzgerald [translator]

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London : Hodder and Stoughton A very good early copy of the smaller octavo edition of the Dulac- illustrated Rubaiyat in dust-wrapper. It is undated but with a gift inscription dated March 1914. With tipped-in frontispiece and 11 further tipped-in colour plates by Edmund Dulac. The wrapper is in a protective sleeve. It is slightly grubby and with some… Read more
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The Green-Sailed Vessel

by Robert Graves

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Published
1971
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Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
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$93.10

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London : privately printed by Bill Hummerstone at the Stellar Press, 1971 A near fine copy of the 1st privately printed edition in very good wrapper. No 506 of 536 copies, signed by the author. The wrapper has a small repaired tear at the bottom of the spine and the spine is sunned. It is in very good clean condition… Read more
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Poems by Thomas Gray

by Thomas Gray

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Published
1967
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Good
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London : Eton College , 1967 A good to very good copy of Eton College's liimited edition of the poems of Thomas Gray, printed in the Riccardi Press Fount of the Medici Society. In the original cream cloth binding with gilt shield to front board and gilt titles to spine. Top page edges gilt. The binding has some brown… Read more
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The Royal Exile; or, Poetical Epistles of Mary, Queen of Scots, during her captivity in England: with other Original Poems

by Mary Roberts

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Published
1822
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Fair
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1st Edition
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$128.91

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London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, and Taylor & Hessey, 1822 A scarce copy of the 1st edition of this work in 2 volumes in the original publisher's boards. The title page states that the work was 'by a young lady. Also by her father' - the young lady in question was Mary Roberts (related to the Mary… Read more
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The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, and Aeneis. Translated into English Verse; by Mr Dryden

by Virgil, John Dryden

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Published
1697
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Good
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1st Edition
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London : Jacob Tonson, 1697 A good copy in contemporary full leather binding with frontispiece, title page in red and black inks, and 91 (of 101) full page engravings. This is the first illustrated edition of Dryden's famous translations of Virgil's works completed in 1696. The illustrations are spectacular - each dedicated to a subscriber who donated 5 guineas for… Read more
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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

by Edward Fitzgerald [translator]

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London : Hodder and Stoughton A nice copy in the original dark red gilt decorated cloth binding with 20 beautiful tipped in colour plates by Edmund Dulac. Undated but ?1909/1915. The binding has been rebacked to make a very sound copy.The gilt decorated front board has some light fading to top and spine edges and a slight warp at… Read more
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A Song of the English

by Rudyard Kipling

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1st Edition
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London : Hodder and Stoughton Limited edition signed by W Heath Robinson. Undated but 1909. Numbered 89 out of 500 in decorative vellum binding, with 30 tipped in colour plates as called for by Heath Robinson and numerous black and white illustrations. The binding is faded on the spine with some cracking at the top and base. It is… Read more
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Orlando Furioso: translated from the Italian of Lodovico Ariosto; with Notes:

by John Hoole

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Published
1783
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LONDON: Printed for the Author; sold by C Bathurst; T. Payne and Son; J. Dodsley et al, 1783 5 volume set of the first collected edition of John Hoole's translation of the famous epic poem by Lodovico Ariosto, set in rhyming couplets. Orlando Furioso, completed in 1532, is said to be the inspiration for Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing, among… Read more
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