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c1865 The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray Illustrated
c1865 The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray Illustrated

Price: £19.99

A collecion of the poetry of Thomas Gray, including The Progress of Poesy, A Long Story, and On The Spring. With illustrations in the text and decorative head and tail pieces. Bookplate of the private library of Charles L. Hawkins...

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c1866 Oliver Goldsmith Poetical Works With Biography Prize Leather Binding
c1866 Oliver Goldsmith Poetical Works With Biography Prize Leather Binding

Price: £40.00

A collection of poems by Oliver Goldsmith, in attractive prize binding. Famed perhaps most for his novel The Vicar Of Wakefield, Goldsmith was also a noted poet, gaining particular acclaim for his work The Traveller.Contains a...

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c1866-1892 3vol in 6 Aldine Edition of the British Poets Young Butler Churchill
c1866-1892 3vol in 6 Aldine Edition of the British Poets Young Butler Churchill

Price: £95.00

Six very attractive volumes from the 'Aldine Edition of the British Poets' series; containing the poetical works of Edward Young, Samuel Butler, and Charles Churchill. This set contains the...

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c1867 Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Leather Illustrated
c1867 Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Leather Illustrated

Price: £38.00

A selection of the poetical works of the acclaimed poet Sir Walter Scott. A illustrated, leather bound copy of the poetical works of Sir Walter Scott. Signed binding of C Goodman. Previous...

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c1867 Proverbial Philosophy In Four Series Martin F Tupper Poetry
c1867 Proverbial Philosophy In Four Series Martin F Tupper Poetry

Price: £28.00

A collection of Martin F. Tupper's most well-known selection of poetry.With a frontispiece of the author. In 1837 appeared the first series of Proverbial Philosophy, long series of didactic moralisings composed in a lawyer's chambers...

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c1867 The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Introduction and Notes Illustrated
c1867 The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Introduction and Notes Illustrated

Price: £30.00

The Landsdowne Poets edition of Sir Walter Scott's Poetry. With a portrait frontispiece and an additional eight plates. No date to title page, preface dated 1867. Scott was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet. He had...

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c1870 Burns Ramsay and the Earlier Poets of Scotland Allan Cunningham C.Mackay
c1870 Burns Ramsay and the Earlier Poets of Scotland Allan Cunningham C.Mackay

Price: £79.99

A charmingly illustrated poetical anthology containing the works of many prolific Scottish poets. Adorned with numerous beautifully engraved plates, a frontispiece, and charming vignette to the title page. Volume one of the original...

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c1870 Hermann and Dorothea GOETHE Illustrated
c1870 Hermann and Dorothea GOETHE Illustrated

Price: £39.99

A beautifully illustrated Goethe's Hermann and Dorothea. Bound in cloth with elaborate gilt lettering and blindstamped decoration. With a pictorial nameplate to the front pastedown. Hermann and Dorothea is an epic poem written...

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c1870 Moore's Irish Melodies and Memoir J. F. Waller Illus Leather
c1870 Moore's Irish Melodies and Memoir J. F. Waller Illus Leather

Price: £30.00

A delightful volume of the poetical works of the Irish poet, Thomas Moore, the notable author of the 'The Minstrel boy'. Thomas Moore was a Irish poet and singer, who became best known for...

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c1870 Moore's Irish Melodies Lalla Rookh Songs and Ballads Illustrated
c1870 Moore's Irish Melodies Lalla Rookh Songs and Ballads Illustrated

Price: £49.99

An illustrated collection of the poems of Thomas Moore. Including Lalla Rookh, The Song of Hercules to His Daughter, Merrily Every Bosom Boundeth, and many more. In the early years of his career, Moore's work was largely...

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c1870 Poems by Thomas Hood Mudie Binding Odes Ballads
c1870 Poems by Thomas Hood Mudie Binding Odes Ballads

Price: £150.00

A selection of the odes and ballads of comic author, Thomas Hood.Including an engraved frontispiece, and several plates. Bound by Mudie (binder's ink stamp to front free-endpaper).

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c1870 The Comic Poems of Thomas Hood Illustrated
c1870 The Comic Poems of Thomas Hood Illustrated

Price: £69.99

A collection of the serious poetical works of Thomas Hood. Thomas Hood (23 May 1799 3 May 1845) was a British humorist and poet. Hood wrote humorously on many contemporary issues. One of the most important issues in his time was...

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c1870 The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley One Volume Unannotated Rossetti
c1870 The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley One Volume Unannotated Rossetti

Price: £85.00

The complete poetical works of Percy Bysshe Shelley in an attractive leather binding. Illustrated throughout, with many plates, headpieces and tail pieces by 'The Society of Decorative Art.'...

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c1870 The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Including Introduction and Notes
c1870 The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Including Introduction and Notes

Price: £27.00

The poetical works of Sir Walter Scott.With a portrait frontispiece of Scott.Published as a part of the 'Chandos Poets' Series from Frederick Warne and Co.Undated, dated using Copac.Illustrated, with several full page illustrations...

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c1870 The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Introduction Chandos Bain Binding
c1870 The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Introduction Chandos Bain Binding

Price: £27.00

The Chandos Poets edition of Sir Walter Scott's works. With an illustrated frontispiece and an additional twelve full plate illustrations.No date to title page, preface dated 1867. In a signed Bain Binding. Sir Walter Scott was...

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c1872 The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore William Michael Rossetti Ed Illustrated
c1872 The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore William Michael Rossetti Ed Illustrated

Price: £24.00

The poetical works of Thomas Moore, with a critical memoir by William Rossetti, and illustrations by the talented Thomas Seccombe. A leather bound copy of 'The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore'....

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c1873 Bret Harte The Select Works of Bret Harte Poetry Prose America Short Story
c1873 Bret Harte The Select Works of Bret Harte Poetry Prose America Short Story

Price: £98.00

A hardback copy of The Select Works of Bret Harte.Includes an essay by J. Montesquieu Bellew.With black and white illustrations througout. Bret Harte was an American writer who is perhaps best known today for his tales of the...

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c1874 2vol Facetiae Musarum Deliciae The Muses Recreation Bayntun Binding
c1874 2vol Facetiae Musarum Deliciae The Muses Recreation Bayntun Binding

Price: £395.00

A collection of seventeenth-centuy poetry by Sir John Mennis and James Smith. New edition with additional notes and indexes. With engraved frontispiece and decorative second title page, as well as plates bound to the rear of volume...

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c1874 The Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell Lansdowne Edition Blackett
c1874 The Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell Lansdowne Edition Blackett

Price: £44.00

The Lansdowne collection of poetry by sentimental poet, Thomas Campbell.Illustrated, with a portrait frontispiece and an additional eight plates.With an introductory memoir of Thomas Campbell. Campbell is best remembered...

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c1874 The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood Reprinted from the Early Eds Chandos
c1874 The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood Reprinted from the Early Eds Chandos

Price: £28.00

A collection of Thomas Hood's poetry. The Chando's poet edition from Frederick Warne and Co.With a prefatory memoir.Thomas Hood was an English poet, author and humourist. He wrote regularly for The London Magazine, the Athenaeum and...

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c1875 Les Heroides Les Pontiques-petits POEMES Publius Ovidius Naso
c1875 Les Heroides Les Pontiques-petits POEMES Publius Ovidius Naso

Price: £54.99

A captivating collection of french poetry in elegiac couplets. Written in the form of letters by famous mythological characters, and addressed to their partners. With predominate focus on the characters emotions at being...

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c1875 The May Queen Illustrated by E V Boyle Poetry Alfred Lord Tennyson
c1875 The May Queen Illustrated by E V Boyle Poetry Alfred Lord Tennyson

Price: £45.00

A nicely bound copy of this poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.Published as a part of 'The Choice Series'.Illustrated throughout from drawings by E V Boyle.The May Queen is one of Tennyson's earlier poems and is based around as the...

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c1876 The Harvest of a Quiet Eye. Leisure Thoughts for Busy Lives I R Vernon
c1876 The Harvest of a Quiet Eye. Leisure Thoughts for Busy Lives I R Vernon

Price: £29.99

A text featuring excerpts from well-known poets and including sections on such things as musings in a wood and Musings on the sea shore. Featuring numerous illustrations by Noel HUmphreys, Harrison Weir, Wimperis, Prichett, Miss...

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c1876 Wit and Mirth: or, Pills to Purge Melancholy
c1876 Wit and Mirth: or, Pills to Purge Melancholy

Price: £1,800.00

A very smartly rebound Zaehnsdorf bound set of Thomas d'Urfey's poems and songs, being a smart facsimile of the original 1719-20 editions. A facsimile reprint of the original 1719-20 editions....

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c1877 Kilton Wood and Other Poems by P Gabbitass Clifton Poetry Advertisements
c1877 Kilton Wood and Other Poems by P Gabbitass Clifton Poetry Advertisements

Price: £120.00

A little book of poetry by Peter Gabbitass. With an illustration of Clifton suspension bridge to title page and interesting advertisements to front and rear.

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c1877 The Poetical Works of John Milton Lansdowne Poets With Notes
c1877 The Poetical Works of John Milton Lansdowne Poets With Notes

Price: £49.99

A collection of the poems of John Milton, including his best-known work, Paradise Lost. Illustrated throughout with numerous vignette engravings. With notes and a memoir of Milton's life.

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c1879 Oeuvres De Sully Prudhomme Poesies 1878-1879 French Scientific Poetry
c1879 Oeuvres De Sully Prudhomme Poesies 1878-1879 French Scientific Poetry

Price: £29.99

A copy of this collection of Prudhomme's poetry, in a fine binding. In French. 'Lucrce: De la nature des choses, 1er livre. La justice'. With a bookbinder's stamp for Burrell to the front free endpaper. Ren Franois Armand (Sully)...

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c1880 2vin1 The Seasons James Thomson Poetical Works of Dr Goldsmith Illustrated
c1880 2vin1 The Seasons James Thomson Poetical Works of Dr Goldsmith Illustrated

Price: £35.00

Two volumes of poetry by two popular eighteenth century poets.Both volumes are bound as one by a prior owner with the gilt stamped title to spine 'Classics Vol 2.With an illustrated title page to each work.The first work is James Thomson's...

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c1880 9vols The Works of Thomas Hood by his son and daughter Illustrated
c1880 9vols The Works of Thomas Hood by his son and daughter Illustrated

Price: £125.00

An illustrated set of The Works of Thomas Hood by his son and daughter. This set contains nine of eleven volumes, and is missing volumes nine and eleven. Thomas Hood (23 May 1799 3 May 1845) was a British humourist...

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c1880 Albion Edition Longfellow Poetical Works Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
c1880 Albion Edition Longfellow Poetical Works Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Price: £28.00

A nicely bound copy of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poetical works. The popular 'Albion Edition' from Frederick Warne and Co. Undated, dated using Copac. In a pleasant full calf binding...

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c1880 Gems of National Poetry Albion Edition Anthology Mrs Valentine
c1880 Gems of National Poetry Albion Edition Anthology Mrs Valentine

Price: £55.00

A comprehensive anthology of British poetry collected from the chief National Poets. Comprising of works by Chaucer, Spenser, Southey, Thomas Hood, Thomas Moore, Richard Lovelace, John Milton...

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c1880 Gleanings from the Sacred Poets Poetry Collection Six Engraved Plates
c1880 Gleanings from the Sacred Poets Poetry Collection Six Engraved Plates

Price: £29.99

A collection of poems from a variety of esteemed authors, including Martin Luther, Victor Hugo and Tennyson. Including six engraved plates, collate complete.

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c1880 Les Feuilles D'Automne Victor Hugo Works Poetry Anthology French Language
c1880 Les Feuilles D'Automne Victor Hugo Works Poetry Anthology French Language

Price: £55.00

A collection of Victor Hugo's poetry.In the original French.This work is one of many volumes of poetry written by Victor Hugo. Undated, dated using Copac.This title was published originally as a part of a complete works of Victor Hugo.Victor...

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c1880 Oliver Goldsmith Works Vicar Wakefield Select Poems Comedies John Waller
c1880 Oliver Goldsmith Works Vicar Wakefield Select Poems Comedies John Waller

Price: £45.00

An uncommon, illustrated volume of The Works of Oliver Goldsmith.Including the novel The Vicar of Wakefield and various other poems and comedies, the volume features numerous illustrative plates and vignettes throughout, as well as...

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c1880 Pleasures of Memory Samuel Rogers
c1880 Pleasures of Memory Samuel Rogers

Price: £69.99

A short poem from Samuel Rogers, describing an obscure village and the pleasure found in remembering it. Rogers was in effect a literary dictator in England. He made his reputation by The Pleasures of Memory when William Cowper's...

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c1880 Poetical Works James Thomson With Biographical Notice By Samuel Johnson
c1880 Poetical Works James Thomson With Biographical Notice By Samuel Johnson

Price: £37.99

The Poetical Works of James Thomson with a Biographical Notice by Samuel Johnson to front. Included are The Seasons, his last poem The Castle of Indolence, and other poems. Illustrated with an engraving to frontispiece, vignette...

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c1880 Poetical Works of Henry W Longfellow William Michael Rossetti Memoir
c1880 Poetical Works of Henry W Longfellow William Michael Rossetti Memoir

Price: £24.00

The complete poetical works of fireside poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.With eight illustrated plates from illustrations by Thomas Seccombe.Edited and with a critical memoir by William Michael Rossetti.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was...

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c1880 Poetical Works of Longfellow Ballads Sonnets Songs Illustrated Tree Calf
c1880 Poetical Works of Longfellow Ballads Sonnets Songs Illustrated Tree Calf

Price: £48.00

A smartly bound collection of the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's popular poems, illustrated throughout. In a lovely tree calf binding. Including 'The Golden Legend', 'The Song of...

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c1880 Poetical Works of MARK AKENSIDE Leather bnd
c1880 Poetical Works of MARK AKENSIDE Leather bnd

Price: £22.99

Leather bound with marbled boards and fore edge. Mark Akenside (November 9, 1721 June 23, 1770), was an English poet and physician, and is best known for his long didactic poem The Pleasures of the Imagination, which was well received,...

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c1880 Poetical Works of Thomas HOOD Edited by ROSSETTI
c1880 Poetical Works of Thomas HOOD Edited by ROSSETTI

Price: £80.00

A Moxon's Popular Poets First Series edition of The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Thomas Hood, 1799 1845, was a British humorist and poet. After working in a counting house,...

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c1880 Poetical Works Thomas Moore Edited Memoir WM Rossetti Illustrated Seccombe
c1880 Poetical Works Thomas Moore Edited Memoir WM Rossetti Illustrated Seccombe

Price: £39.99

The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore edited with a critical memoir by William Michael Rossetti and illustrated by Thomas Seccombe. From Moxon's Popular Poets series. With decorative colour border to each page of text and numerous...

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c1880 The Diadem A Selection of Poetry Chiefly Modern Pocket Sized Eigth Edition
c1880 The Diadem A Selection of Poetry Chiefly Modern Pocket Sized Eigth Edition

Price: £45.00

A nicely bound poetry collection.With an illustrated frontispiece.The eighth edition of this particular poetry anthology.Undated to title page, dated from Copac.This pocket-sized work comprises of poetry from individuals such as Wordsworth,...

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c1880 The Poems and Plays of Oliver Goldsmith Lansdowne Poets Illustrated
c1880 The Poems and Plays of Oliver Goldsmith Lansdowne Poets Illustrated

Price: £69.99

A charmingly illustrated edition of this poetical and theatrical anthology from Oliver Goldsmith. With a the addition of The Vicar of Wakefield Memoir bound to the front. Adorned with several plates, decorative head and tail...

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c1880 The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Albion Edition Notes
c1880 The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Albion Edition Notes

Price: £140.00

A poetical anthology of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's works.With a portrait frontispiece.This work has been reprinted from the revised American Edition and has explanatory notes.The Albion Edition from Frederick Warne and co.In a Riviere...

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c1880 The Poetical Works of James Thomson Illustrated Poetry The Seasons
c1880 The Poetical Works of James Thomson Illustrated Poetry The Seasons

Price: £55.00

The complete poetical works of eighteenth century poet, James Thomson.Illustrated, with a portrait frontispiece of Thomson and eleven further plates.With an introductory memoir on the life of Thomson.James Thomson was a Scottish poet...

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c1880 The Poetical works of Mrs Hemans Lansdowne Poets Edition Illustrated
c1880 The Poetical works of Mrs Hemans Lansdowne Poets Edition Illustrated

Price: £60.00

The complete poetical works of Mrs Hemans.Illustrated, with six full page plates.With a biographical introduction by the editor.Published as a part of the 'Lansdowne Poets' collection from Frederick Warne and Co.Felicia Hemans...

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c1880 The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Illustrated Corbould Leather Bond
c1880 The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Illustrated Corbould Leather Bond

Price: £33.99

A beautifully illustrated anthology of poetical works from renowned poet, Sir Walter Scott. Featuring several Illustrations by Corbould. Bound in a crushed morocco binding.

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c1880 The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott With Notes
c1880 The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott With Notes

Price: £34.99

A collection of the poetry of esteemed writer Sir Walter Scott. Including Rokeby, The Lady of the Lake, Marmion and many others.

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c1880 The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore Chandos Poets Edition Illustrated
c1880 The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore Chandos Poets Edition Illustrated

Price: £44.00

A decoratively bound copy of Thomas Moore's poetical works. With a frontispiece and the occasional full page illustration. Reprinted from the early editions, with explanatory notes etc. Thomas...

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c1880 The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore Memoir William Michael Rossetti
c1880 The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore Memoir William Michael Rossetti

Price: £45.00

A lovely example of the poetical work of Thomas Moore, illustrated with numerous vignettes throughout by Thomas Seccombe. With a blindstamp to the front endpaper that reads 'Library of Horace...

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c1880 The Raid of the Kers Ettrick Shepherd James Hogg R. Thompson Illustrated
c1880 The Raid of the Kers Ettrick Shepherd James Hogg R. Thompson Illustrated

Price: £285.00

A delightfully illustrated and rare copy of James Hogg's The Raid of the Kers. Originally published in Blackwood's Magazine, December 1830. The last v pages comprise notes on the Armorial Bearings of the Family of Ker. Designed...

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c1881 The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Lansdowne Poets Illustrated
c1881 The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Lansdowne Poets Illustrated

Price: £26.00

The Lansdowne edition of the poems of Sir Walter Scott. Including an introduction, and notes. Illustrated throughout with numerous engravings.

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c1882 Poetical Work Henry W. Longfellow Rossetti Seccombe Leather Illustrated
c1882 Poetical Work Henry W. Longfellow Rossetti Seccombe Leather Illustrated

Price: £80.00

A charming collection of the poetical works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, one of the most widely known and best-loved American poet of his lifetime. Renowned for his iconic lyric poems that...

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c1882 Poetical Works Of Henry W Longfellow With Explanatory Notes Albion Edition
c1882 Poetical Works Of Henry W Longfellow With Explanatory Notes Albion Edition

Price: £39.99

The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (reprinted from the Revised American Edition) with Explanatory Notes. With an engraved portrait of Longfellow with facsimile of his signature to frontispiece. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow...

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c1882 William Cowper Poetical Works Michael Rossetti Editor Anthology Collection
c1882 William Cowper Poetical Works Michael Rossetti Editor Anthology Collection

Price: £69.00

A well bound collection of William Cowper's poetry.Edited and with a preface by William Michael Rossetti, a Nineteenth Century writer and critic, the volume features illustrative plates and vigenettes throughout,  as well...

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c1883 Charles Kent The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore Poetry Centenary Edition
c1883 Charles Kent The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore Poetry Centenary Edition

Price: £65.00

A hardback copy of Moore's Poetical Works, edited by Charles Kent.Irish poet, Thomas Moore, moved up the ranks of society after moving to London to study law. He became famous for his ballads, melodies and poems, and set about writing...

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c1883 POETICAL WORKS Goldsmith Smollett Johnson Etc
c1883 POETICAL WORKS Goldsmith Smollett Johnson Etc

Price: £79.99

A lovely edition of this poetical treasure trove, in a fine and rather decorative binding.  Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Dated from similar editions on COPAC. With Illustrations by Sir John Gilbert. With...

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c1883 Poetical Works of Goldsmith Smollett Johnson and Shenstone Illustrated
c1883 Poetical Works of Goldsmith Smollett Johnson and Shenstone Illustrated

Price: £59.99

A collection of the poems of Oliver Goldsmith, Tobias Smollett, Samuel Johnson and William Shenstone. With biographical notices and notes. Including decorative red borders to each page.

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c1884 Poetical Works William Cowper Edit Memoir WM Rossetti Illustrate Seccombe
c1884 Poetical Works William Cowper Edit Memoir WM Rossetti Illustrate Seccombe

Price: £59.99

The Poetical Works Of William Cowper by William Cowper. Edited with a memoir by William Michael Rossetti and illustrated by Thomas Seccombe William Cowper (1731 - 1800) was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most...

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c1884 SCOTT The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Lansdowne Poets Illustrated
c1884 SCOTT The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Lansdowne Poets Illustrated

Price: £75.00

A leather-bound copy of the Lansdowne edition of the poems of Sir Walter Scott. Including an introduction, and notes. Illustrated throughout with numerous engraved plates.

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c1884 The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Illustrated Lansdowne Poets Edition
c1884 The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Illustrated Lansdowne Poets Edition

Price: £40.00

The Lansdowne poets edition of The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott. With a vignette portrait frontispiece and numerous full page plates. Sir Walter Scott was an historical novelist, playwright and poet. He had many contemporary...

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c1884 The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Lansdowne Poets Illustrated
c1884 The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Lansdowne Poets Illustrated

Price: £60.00

A smart copy of the Lansdowne edition of the poems of Sir Walter Scott. Including an introduction, and notes. Illustrated throughout with numerous engraved plates.

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c1885 In the Spring Time Poems Selected by E Nesbit Illus H Bellingham Smith
c1885 In the Spring Time Poems Selected by E Nesbit Illus H Bellingham Smith

Price: £49.99

An uncommon beautifully illustrated collection of Spring poems, selected and arranged by E. Nesbit. With full-colour illustrations to boards. Including poems by Tennyson, Scott and Burns, as well as some by E. Nesbit herself. ...

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c1885 Life Mosaic The Minsitry of Song Under Surface F R Havergal Colour Plates
c1885 Life Mosaic The Minsitry of Song Under Surface F R Havergal Colour Plates

Price: £29.99

A collection of poetry, beautifully illustrated with numerous full-colour plates. Twentieth edition. With black and white in-text illustrations.

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c1887 English Poems of George Herbert With A Priest to the Temple Scarce
c1887 English Poems of George Herbert With A Priest to the Temple Scarce

Price: £44.99

A scarce copy of this collection of poetry from George Herbert. Forming part of the Ancient and Modern Library of Theological Literature series. With decorative head and tail pieces.

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c1888 Poetical Works JOHN MILTON Chandos Memoir Notes
c1888 Poetical Works JOHN MILTON Chandos Memoir Notes

Price: £95.99

A later Victorian illustrated edition of Milton's poetry, in a fine binding. Featuring a number of engraved plates, including a tissue guarded portrait frontispiece. Part of the Lansdowne Poets series. 'Reprinted from the Chandos...

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c1889 The Kisses Les Baisers Month of May Claude Dorat Illustrated Limited
c1889 The Kisses Les Baisers Month of May Claude Dorat Illustrated Limited

Price: £99.99

A limited edition of this collection of poetry by French writer Claude Joseph Dorat. An unnumbered copy of a limited press of only 1,600. Claude Joseph Dorat (31 December 1734 29 April 1780) was a French writer, also known as...

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c1890 2vols The MAIDS Of LEE And The MEN Of WARE Weatherly Hodgson
c1890 2vols The MAIDS Of LEE And The MEN Of WARE Weatherly Hodgson

Price: £49.99

Two amusingly quaint poems accompanied by illustrations. Rhymes written by F. E. Weatherly. Decorative covers, colour frontispieces, colour plates, and  black and white designs on every page, featuring the illustrations od...

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c1890 4vol Oeuvres de Sully Prudhomme Poesies 1865-1879 Morocco Binding Poetry
c1890 4vol Oeuvres de Sully Prudhomme Poesies 1865-1879 Morocco Binding Poetry

Price: £250.00

An attractive four volume set of the poetry of Sully Prudhomme.Undated, but c1890 according to Copac. Four of original six volumes, lacking final two volumes Poesies 1879-1888 and Poesies: Epaves.In the original French.With a portrait...

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c1890 7Vol Abbotsford Edition of Scottish Poetry Medieval Ballads Eyre Todd
c1890 7Vol Abbotsford Edition of Scottish Poetry Medieval Ballads Eyre Todd

Price: £80.00

A seven volume set of the Abbotsford series of Scottish poetry.Complete in seven volumes.Dated from Copac.Edited by George Eyre-Todd, a Scottish scholar and biographer. Comprising: Early Scottish Poetry, Mediaeval Scottish Poetry,...

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c1890 A Thousand and One Gems of English Prose Charles Mackay
c1890 A Thousand and One Gems of English Prose Charles Mackay

Price: £34.00

An anthological volume of prose works by English authors selected and arranged by Charles Mackay. With an inscription to the recto of front endpaper, dated 1878. Charles Mackay was a Scottish...

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c1890 From Leaf to Leaf A Volume of Poems With Illustrations Robert Ellice Mack
c1890 From Leaf to Leaf A Volume of Poems With Illustrations Robert Ellice Mack

Price: £45.00

An anthology of poetry by several individuals, charmingly illustrated throughout. A lovely work, selected and arranged by Robert Ellice Mack. With contributions from the likes of Helen J Wood,...

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c1890 Longfellow's Poetical Works ed William Rossetti Illustrated
c1890 Longfellow's Poetical Works ed William Rossetti Illustrated

Price: £34.00

A handsome edition of Longfellow's poetry, with an introduction by William Rossetti. Includes some of his most famous works, The Song of Hiawatha and Evangeline.

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c1890 PEZAY Delia Bathing DORAT Celia's Doves Engraving
c1890 PEZAY Delia Bathing DORAT Celia's Doves Engraving

Price: £107.99

Leatherbound volume with blue cloth covered boards, gilt title to the spine, marble paper pastedowns and engraved plates. This volume contains two volumes of poetry in one. Claude Joseph Dorat (December 31, 1734 April 29,...

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c1890 Pharus am Meere des Lebens Rudolf von Gottschall German Very Scarce
c1890 Pharus am Meere des Lebens Rudolf von Gottschall German Very Scarce

Price: £90.00

A handsomely bound collection of German poetry. Fourth edition. Undated, dated using Copac. A vert scarce work. With the previous owners bookplate to the front pastedown. In the original...

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c1890 Poesies de Francois Coppee 1874-78 Les Humbles Pls de Sang Le Cahier Rouge
c1890 Poesies de Francois Coppee 1874-78 Les Humbles Pls de Sang Le Cahier Rouge

Price: £48.00

A collection of Francois Coppee's poetry. In the original French.Published and edited by Alhponse Lemerre, a 19th century French editor and publisher best known for having been the first to publish many of the Parnassian...

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c1890 Sir Walter Scott Poetical Works Albion Edition Portrait Frontispiece
c1890 Sir Walter Scott Poetical Works Albion Edition Portrait Frontispiece

Price: £120.00

 A beautifully bound copy of Sir Walter Scott's poetical works.With a portrait frontispiece of Sir Walter ScottThe very popular 'Albion Edition' from Frederick Warne and co.Contains all of Scott's poetical works, such as his The...

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c1890 Songs And Verse By G J Whyte-Melville New Edition With Numerous Additions
c1890 Songs And Verse By G J Whyte-Melville New Edition With Numerous Additions

Price: £37.99

An uncommon single volume edition of Songs and Verses by G. J. Whyte-Melville. New edition with numerous additions. Contained are numerous poems and hunting songs such as Hero and Leander, The Queen of the Rose, A Cavalier's...

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c1890 The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow R S Buffer Binding
c1890 The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow R S Buffer Binding

Price: £54.99

A collection of the poetry of American author Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Edited, with a critical memoir, by William Michael Rossetti, and illustrated with numerous plates and vignettes throughout by Wilfred Lawson. Bound...

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c1890 The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley Frontispiece Complete
c1890 The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley Frontispiece Complete

Price: £34.00

A complete collection of the poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley.Complete in one volume.

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c1890 The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Albion Edition Intro and Notes
c1890 The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Albion Edition Intro and Notes

Price: £120.00

The complete poetical works of famous historical novelist and poet, Sir Walter Scott. The 'Albion Edition' of this work, published by Frederick Warne and Co. Undated, dated from Copac. With...

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c1890 The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Albion Edition Tree Calf Binding
c1890 The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Albion Edition Tree Calf Binding

Price: £130.00

An attractively bound copy of the poems of Walter Scott. With an introduction and notes.

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c1890 The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Poetry Antholgy Illus Rossetti Note
c1890 The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Poetry Antholgy Illus Rossetti Note

Price: £25.00

The poetical works of Sir Walter Scott.Illustrated, with many full page drawings throughout. Edited, with a critical memoir of Scott by famous English writer and critic.Sir Walter Scott was an historical novelist, poet and playwright....

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c1890 The Poetical Works of Walter Scott Albion Edition Frontispiece Notes
c1890 The Poetical Works of Walter Scott Albion Edition Frontispiece Notes

Price: £40.00

The complete poetical works of Sir Walter Scott.With a portrait frontispiece of Scott.This is the popular 'Albion Edition' published by Frederick Warne and Co.This anthology contains all of Scott's poetical works including...

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c1891 Flosculi Etonenses Anthology Poetry Alumni Eton College 1880-1891
c1891 Flosculi Etonenses Anthology Poetry Alumni Eton College 1880-1891

Price: £90.00

A selection of poetry by students of Eton, past and present. Selected from prior Eton publications such as the anthology Out of School at Eton.Includes poetry from the years 1880-1891.Eton College was founded in 1440 by King...

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c1891 Poetical Works Of Mrs Hemans Reprinted With Memoir And Explanatory Notes
c1891 Poetical Works Of Mrs Hemans Reprinted With Memoir And Explanatory Notes

Price: £54.99

The Poetical Works of Mrs. Hemans reprinted from the early editions with Memoir, Explanatory Notes &c. Felicia Hemans (1793 - 1835) was an English poet. Her major collections, including The Forest Sanctuary (1825), Records of...

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c1891 Sir Walter SCOTT Albion Edition The Poetical Works Marmion Minstrel
c1891 Sir Walter SCOTT Albion Edition The Poetical Works Marmion Minstrel

Price: £30.00

The Albion edition of the poetical works of Sir Walter Scott.Sir Walter Scott was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet. This collection includes some of his more famous titles including The Lady of the Lake and The Lay...

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c1891 The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Albion Ed Illustrated Frontispiece
c1891 The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Albion Ed Illustrated Frontispiece

Price: £75.00

The Albion Edition of Sir Walter Scott's poetry.With an Illustrated frontispiece.Scott was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet with contemporary readers worldwide. By profession Scott was an advocate, judge...

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c1893 The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Lansdowne Poets
c1893 The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Lansdowne Poets

Price: £52.00

A collection of the poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Part of the 'Lansdowne' Poets series, including explanatory notes.With illustrations and portrait.

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c1893 The Poetical Works of John Milton Illustrated Calf Binding Scarce
c1893 The Poetical Works of John Milton Illustrated Calf Binding Scarce

Price: £90.00

A scarce edition of The Poetical Works of John Milton.With 5 plates.A rare imprint in a lovely binding.A civil servant under Oliver Cromwell during the Commonwealth period, John Milton was an English poet who focused...

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c1894 Les Trophees Par Jose-Maria de Heredia Poetry Signed Binding
c1894 Les Trophees Par Jose-Maria de Heredia Poetry Signed Binding

Price: £400.00

An undated edition of this work by Jose-Maria de Heredia.In a lovely binding by Flammarion Vaillant.Undated, but c1894 when Heredia was elected to the Academie Francaise.Jose Maria was a Cuban born French poet.

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c1895 POETICAL Works Albion John Greenleaf WHITTIER
c1895 POETICAL Works Albion John Greenleaf WHITTIER

Price: £79.99

A smart copy of Whittier's poetical works, in a modern fine binding. The Albion Edition. Featuring a tissue guarded portrait frontispiece of Whittier. With 'Whittier' in gilt lettering from the original binding to the front...

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c1895 The Poetical Works of Henry W Longfellow W M Rosetti Thomas Seccombe
c1895 The Poetical Works of Henry W Longfellow W M Rosetti Thomas Seccombe

Price: £24.00

A one-volume edition of the poetical works of American poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Illustrated throughout, from drawings by Thomas Seccombe. Edited, with a critical memoir on Longfellow,...

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c1895 The POETICAL Works of Sir Walter SCOTT
c1895 The POETICAL Works of Sir Walter SCOTT

Price: £215.00

An illustrated edition of the ever-popular poetical works of Scotland's famous Scott. Bound in leather with gilt lettering. With Twelve photographs of drawings and paintings relating to the works of Scott. Dated from...

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c1898 The Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell: Including The Biglow Papers
c1898 The Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell: Including The Biglow Papers

Price: £24.00

The poetical works of James Russell Lowell with a prefatory memoir.The Albion edition from Warne and Co. Undated on publisher's page, dated from Copac. James Russell Lowell was associated with the Fireside Poets from New England....

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c1899 Ici Bas Au Dela Collected Poems Portraits Various French Scarce Second
c1899 Ici Bas Au Dela Collected Poems Portraits Various French Scarce Second

Price: £30.00

This is a scarce second edition of this collection of poetry by various poets.Printed in French.With 6 portraits of contributors.

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c1900 As Time Glides On: The Months in Nature and Poem G. Thompson Hutchinson
c1900 As Time Glides On: The Months in Nature and Poem G. Thompson Hutchinson

Price: £26.99

A charmingly illustrated collection of poetry on months of the year. Arranged by G. Thompson Hutchinson, with verse written by Frank Hobden, George H. Edwards, H. F Hobden, A. Woodruff and Allan Barraud. Beautifully illustrated...

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c1900 Glees Madrigals Etc
c1900 Glees Madrigals Etc

Price: £39.99

A collection of glees and madrigals from various eminent poets and writers. A glee is an English type of part song spanning the late baroque, classical and early romantic periods. It is usually scored for at least three voices,...

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c1900 Lays of the Chase and Odds and Ends Harry Lupton
c1900 Lays of the Chase and Odds and Ends Harry Lupton

Price: £69.99

An uncommon anthology of poetry from Harry Lupton. Reprinted from the columns of periodicals such as Bells Life, Horse and Hound, Leamington Spa Courier, Fishing Gazette, and Baily's Magazine. With poems such as "Hounds and the...

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c1900 Songs and Verses and the True Cross G J Whyte Melville Illustrated Poetry
c1900 Songs and Verses and the True Cross G J Whyte Melville Illustrated Poetry

Price: £48.00

A collection of songs and verses by George John Whyte-Melville.Illustrated with five plates throughout.Work is undated, dated from Copac.Written by Scottish novelist of the sporting-field and popular poet George John Whyte-Melville.He...

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c1900 The Life and Death of Jason A Poem William Morris John Drinkwater Intro
c1900 The Life and Death of Jason A Poem William Morris John Drinkwater Intro

Price: £30.00

A pocket sized edition of this poem by William Morris.With an introduction by English poet and dramatist John Drinkwater. William Morris was an English textile designer, poet, novelist, translator and socialist activist. Undated, dated...

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c1900 The Message of the Dove Edith Nesbit ILLUSTRATED Scarce
c1900 The Message of the Dove Edith Nesbit ILLUSTRATED Scarce

Price: £59.99

This is a lovely edition, presumed first, of this poem by Edith Nesbit.Beautifully illustrated throughout by Ernest Nister. Edith Nesbit was an English author and poet famous for her works of fiction for children.

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c1900 The Poetical Works of Dante Cary The Golden Classics Manor House School
c1900 The Poetical Works of Dante Cary The Golden Classics Manor House School

Price: £48.00

An attractive copy of Henry Francis Cary's prolific translation of Dante's 'Divina Commedia'; rebound in a full polished calf binding with gilt crest of Clapham Manor House School to the front board. ...

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c1900 The Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier Edited by William M Rossetti
c1900 The Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier Edited by William M Rossetti

Price: £59.99

 An attractive collection of poems by John Greenleaf Whittier. With an illustration to frontispiece and an engraving to first page of text.

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c1900 The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore Notes Annotations Memoir Illustrated
c1900 The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore Notes Annotations Memoir Illustrated

Price: £35.00

A lovely collection of the poetical works of the Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer Thomas Moore, best remembered for the lyrics of "The Minstrel Boy" and for his role as Lord Byron's named literary...

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c1900 The Poets Homeland Birthday Book IRISH Bards
c1900 The Poets Homeland Birthday Book IRISH Bards

Price: £59.99

A rare charming birthday book full of quotes from prolific Irish poets. Featuring a frontispiece of Thomas Moore, and photographic plate of the Irish Round Tower. D. S. Butler booksellers label to the front pastedown.

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c1900 The Soldier's Life From Enlistment to His Return Home Very Scarce
c1900 The Soldier's Life From Enlistment to His Return Home Very Scarce

Price: £150.00

A very scare copy of this interesting pamphlet looking at the life of solider, with two poems included telling of life in battle. A very scarce work. This work is a very charming and interesting...

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c1901 Poems by Robert Browning Handsome Calf Binding
c1901 Poems by Robert Browning Handsome Calf Binding

Price: £99.99

A very attractive copy of the poetry of Robert Browning. Including The Pied Piper of Hamlyn, Sordello, Christmas-Eve and Easter Day and many more.

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c1905 Theodora Thompson Underneath the Bough Vellum Riviere Binding
c1905 Theodora Thompson Underneath the Bough Vellum Riviere Binding

Price: £400.00

A beautifully bound book of poetry.Bound in full vellum by Riviere and Son for the Army and the Navy.A collection of poetical works whose intention is to appeal to the emotions - to bring refreshment, encouragement, inspiration,...

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c1907 Poems of Shelley Talwin Morris Binding J Churton Collins Illus Jessie King
c1907 Poems of Shelley Talwin Morris Binding J Churton Collins Illus Jessie King

Price: £220.00

An illustrated selection of poems by Shelley.In a cover design by Talwin Morris, a prolific book designer and decorative artist in the late 19th and early 20th century.

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c1907 POETICAL Works of Sir WALTER SCOTT
c1907 POETICAL Works of Sir WALTER SCOTT

Price: £89.99

An affordable copy of Scott's poetical works in a smart binding. With a prize presentation plate to the front pastedown from Carmarthen Grammar School. Dated from the presentation plate. With a James Galt & Co. binders label...

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c1908 The Poetical Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson with Notes by Waugh
c1908 The Poetical Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson with Notes by Waugh

Price: £36.99

A nicely bound collection of the poems of Tennyson. With four tissue-guarded plates, including a photographic frontispiece of Tennyson. Including Locksley Hall, The Princess, and Elaine, amongst others. Prize bookplate to...

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c1909 The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood With Memoir Explanatory Notes Odes Whims
c1909 The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood With Memoir Explanatory Notes Odes Whims

Price: £34.99

A collection of the poems of Thomas Hood. Thomas Hood (23 May 1799 3 May 1845) was a British humorist and poet. Including Odes and Addresses, Whims and Oddities - First and Second Series, Minor Poems, Sonnets and Miscellaneous...

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c1910 Edmund Spenser Amoretti Including the Prothalamion Tudor Poetry Scarce
c1910 Edmund Spenser Amoretti Including the Prothalamion Tudor Poetry Scarce

Price: £70.00

A charming copy of Edmund Spenser's Amoretti.With frontispiece of the author.Best known for The Faerie Queen, Edmund Spenser was a Tudor poet who specialised in epic poems and using allegories.

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c1910 Geraint and Enid by Tennyson Illustrated Poetry Fiction Sangorski Binding
c1910 Geraint and Enid by Tennyson Illustrated Poetry Fiction Sangorski Binding

Price: £130.00

A lovely little copy of Tennyson's poem Geraint and Enid. Tennyson (1809 1892) was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets. Illustrated...

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c1910 SIR WALTER SCOTT Poetical Works LEATHER Illus
c1910 SIR WALTER SCOTT Poetical Works LEATHER Illus

Price: £24.99

Full red leather padded binding with gilt titles to spine and front board. A nice tidy edition of Scott's poetical works illustrated with portrait frontispiece and further plates within.

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c1911-12 Alfred Lord Tennyson A Dream Of Fair Women With Portrait Frontispiece
c1911-12 Alfred Lord Tennyson A Dream Of Fair Women With Portrait Frontispiece

Price: £29.99

A lovely edition of A Dream of Fair Women by Alfred Lord Tennyson with a photograph of Tennyson to frontispiece and a decorative title page with colour. Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS (1809 - 1892) was Poet Laureate...

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c1912 2Vol The Poetical Works of Robert Browning The World's Classics
c1912 2Vol The Poetical Works of Robert Browning The World's Classics

Price: £37.99

A charming set of poetical anthologies from prolific poet, Robert Browning. Robert Browning's mastery of dramatic verse, especially dramatic monologues, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. Both volumes are part of The...

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c1914 Lanyard Lyrics Richard Prescott Keigwin P L Butt Illustrated
c1914 Lanyard Lyrics Richard Prescott Keigwin P L Butt Illustrated

Price: £30.00

A collection of poems and excerpts from well known children's works. Written by R P Keigwin, which Copac states is a pseudonym for Richard Prescott. Illustrated throughout, by P L Butt. First...

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c1917 The Blessed Damozel By Dante Gabriel Rossetti Sister Helen
c1917 The Blessed Damozel By Dante Gabriel Rossetti Sister Helen

Price: £35.00

This is an attractive copy of two poetical works by Dante Gabriel Rossetti.Dante Gabriel Rossetti was an English poet, illustrator, painter and translator. He founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848 with William Holman Hunt...

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c1920 The Sensitive Plant Percy B. Shelley George Goodchild Miniature Classics
c1920 The Sensitive Plant Percy B. Shelley George Goodchild Miniature Classics

Price: £46.00

One of Percy Shelley's more obscure poems, 'The Sensitive Plant', written after the death of his child. Part of Jarrold & Sons 'Miniature Classics' series. 'The Sensitive Plant' was written...

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c1925 MEMORIES POEMS Madalene M. MILLS First edition
c1925 MEMORIES POEMS Madalene M. MILLS First edition

Price: £175.00

A scarce first and only edition of this intriguing poetical work of the 1920s. With 'No. 19' in ink to the front free-endpaper.

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c1929 Beachy Head and Other Poems by F. Boyle Trist Scarce
c1929 Beachy Head and Other Poems by F. Boyle Trist Scarce

Price: £50.00

This is a scarce edition of this work by F. Boyle Trist.Dated from Copac.Featuring 19 poems by Trist including one dedicated to the Queen Mother, Alexandra.

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c1929 Pitiful J Galsworthy Poem Birmingham Branch of Our Dumb Friends League
c1929 Pitiful J Galsworthy Poem Birmingham Branch of Our Dumb Friends League

Price: £90.00

A scarce edition of John Galsworthy's 'Pitiful'.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.Printed onto a single sheet.Reprinted by the Birmingham Branch of 'Our Dumb...

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c1930 Poetry of SIR EDMUND GOSSE
c1930 Poetry of SIR EDMUND GOSSE

Price: £19.99

Publisher's printed paper covers. Part of the Augustan Books of Modern Poetry edited by Edward Thompson. Collection of poetry by Edmund Gosse. Edmund William Gosse (September 21, 1849 May 16, 1928) was an English poet, author...

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c1930 Songs from SHAKESPEARE poetry
c1930 Songs from SHAKESPEARE poetry

Price: £22.99

Publisher's pictorial paper wrappers. Pocket sized anthology of poetry from Shakespeare, illustrated with black and white plates. Part of the Broadway Booklets series.

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c1930 Swansong Poems By G E Mole Very Scarce
c1930 Swansong Poems By G E Mole Very Scarce

Price: £59.99

A very scarce collection of poetry, Swansong: Poems by G. E. Mole. Comprising of four parts: Miscellaneous, Children, China Poems and Translations and On Tour. Each part contains a selection of poems, some of which are translated...

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c1930 The Augustan Books of Modern Poetry Eight Booklets Bound as One
c1930 The Augustan Books of Modern Poetry Eight Booklets Bound as One

Price: £39.99

A smartly bound collection of eight issues from the Augustan Books of Modern Poetry. Edited by Edward Thompson. Containing the works of Laurence Binyon, Hilaire belloc, Edmund Gosse, John Drinkwater, Harold Monro,...

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c1933 Haynes A Ballad Of Evesham And Other Verses Very Scarce Edition Signed
c1933 Haynes A Ballad Of Evesham And Other Verses Very Scarce Edition Signed

Price: £39.99

A scarce edition of this collection of poetry which is also signed by the author. Containing four parts: A Ballad of Evesham, Miscellaneous, Children and Christmas, the latter three containing a selection of poems. Some of these...

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c1933 The Old Nursery Rhymes Lawson Wood Anthology Punch Judy
c1933 The Old Nursery Rhymes Lawson Wood Anthology Punch Judy

Price: £75.00

An illustrated collection of children's rhymes. With numerous well known songs such as Hey Diddle Diddle and Old King Cole. Undated, dated using Copac. Believed to be the first edition of...

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C1935 Squire Comic Muse Anthology Humourous Verse Poetry Collection
C1935 Squire Comic Muse Anthology Humourous Verse Poetry Collection

Price: £33.00

A collection of comic poems, this was compiled by influential literary editor J.C. Squire, who later became known aswell for his beer drinking and West Country persona, and contains a diverse range of writers and...

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c1936 POETRY Threads of Gold given through P.H.
c1936 POETRY Threads of Gold given through P.H.

Price: £185.00

A privately printed collection of religious poetry from an anonymous author, known only as 'P.H.'. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Printed at the Grosvenor Press, Christmas Street, Bristol. Dated from...

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c1940 Lute Lyre and Lotus Minithilogies Poetry Illustrated Artist Bookbinding
c1940 Lute Lyre and Lotus Minithilogies Poetry Illustrated Artist Bookbinding

Price: £79.99

A collection of twelve volumes of this series of poetry anthologies. With many illustrations. With an interesting binding design and hand printed endpapers with a lute, lyre and a lotus incorporated into the design.

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c1955 John Press Fire Fountain Essay Poetry Analysis Form Function
c1955 John Press Fire Fountain Essay Poetry Analysis Form Function

Price: £28.00

A scarce first edition of this poetry essay by John Press.Endeavouring to 'describe the manner in which a poem germinates and grow's in a poet's mind', this extensive and meticulous deals largely with the process of writing poetry...

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c1960 The Hooded Man and Other Poems Frederick Grice Scarce Private Printing
c1960 The Hooded Man and Other Poems Frederick Grice Scarce Private Printing

Price: £90.00

A collection of poetry by Frederick Grice.Frederick Grice was an English author of historical fiction and folk story collections, best known for his work The Bonnie Pitt Laddie.

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