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  • STURGE MOORE, I.
    A SICILIAN IDYLL AND JUDITH A Conflict.

    London.Duckworth & Co. 1911. lxxiipp. plus 4 leaves of adverts to rear. Original cloth gilt. Octavo. First edition. Some browning to endpapers and fore-edges. Dust wrapper browned and slightly distressed to outer edges with virtually all paper lost to spine. Else, a very good copy

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  • Alfred De Musset's Souvenir. Rendered into English Verse. by Bullen, Keith
    Bullen, Keith
    Alfred De Musset's Souvenir. Rendered into English Verse.

    Cairo: The Salamander Productions, 1942. Illustrated with one plate. Loosely inserted, on publisher's paper, is single sheet of paper bearing a printed quote from Swinburne, and a pencilled inscription from the author: 'For Pat Wright from Keith Bullen Oxford 14 August '48.' Completely split at spine, with small loss; else very good.

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  • FARMILOE, Edith.
    ALL THE WORLD OVER With Verses by E.V. Lucas.

    London.Edwin Dalton. 1908. 30 numbered pages of verse plus 30 colour plates. Quarter buckram over original pictorial boards. Oblong quarto. Bookplate to paste-down endpaper. Pages lightly browned. Some edge wear to boards. Corners a little chipped and some light wear to heel of spine. Front hinge a little weakened. Minor and inoffensive staining and soiling to front board; else, a very good copy.

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  • An Extraordinary Chace, or The Parson and the Cat; a serio-comic satirical poem; By William Cowper of the Outer Temple, junior, Esq. [pseud]. Embellished with various engravings. Second edition. by [EVERETT, James.]
    [EVERETT, James.]
    An Extraordinary Chace, or The Parson and the Cat; a serio-comic satirical poem; By William Cowper of the Outer Temple, junior, Esq. [pseud]. Embellished with various engravings. Second edition.

    Sheffield: T. Orton, No date [1820]. 24 pages. Illustrated with four full-page plates by Mequiner. Contemporary paper-covered boards, sometime re-backed with a new paper label. 8vo. One plate trimmed close to text beneath; else a very good copy of a scarce work. Necker 668, who failed to locate a copy of the first edition.

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  • ARCADIAN BALLADS with illustrations by Edward Ardizzone. by REEVES, James.
    REEVES, James.
    ARCADIAN BALLADS with illustrations by Edward Ardizzone.

    London: Heinemann, 1978. Hardcover. Dust-wrapper. First trade edition. A fine copy in a like dust-wrapper.

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  • BULLRUSHES. Poems by Derek Barlow. Embellished with Wood Engravings and Anna Ravenscroft. by BARLOW, Derek.
    BARLOW, Derek.
    BULLRUSHES. Poems by Derek Barlow. Embellished with Wood Engravings and Anna Ravenscroft.

    Oldham: Incline Press, 1995. 33, [3] pages. Illustrated with original wood-engravings. Bound in two-tone cloth with a wraparound paper label. 228 x 135 mm. Printed in Garamond type on Lana Royal Crown paper in an edition of 175 copies. This is copy 17 and has been made for Martyn Thomas. It is signed by the illustrator. Fine/as new. Usually found in paper wrappers.

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  • TEMPLE, Sir Alfred.
    BY ROCHFORD TOWN and other poems. With illustrations by the Author.

    London: John Murray, 1926. Hardcover. Dust-wrapper. Original cloth-backed boards, printed paper label to spine. Octavo. First edition. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the second front endpaper: 'To my dear friends Mrs. Jane E. Phillips from Alfred Temple. With happy Thoughts ever of her. 21 Dec. 1926.' Dust-wrapper chipped at head of spine and at top of front panel; some wear to edges; short tear at blank lower edge of half-title, and to the preceding two endpapers; else very good.

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  • Calais Sands and Dover Beach. by ARNOLD, Matthew.
    ARNOLD, Matthew.
    Calais Sands and Dover Beach.

    Two poems by Matthew Arnold. Illustrated by Ann Gilligan. Oldham. Incline Press. 1994. Both artists have signed the first fifty copies of this edition of 150 numbered copies of which this is copy number 17. Original cloth-backed wrappers protected by a clear wraparound sleeve. Fine – as new.

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  • CHRISTMAS WITH THE POETS: A Collection of Songs, Carols, and Descriptive Verses, relating to the Festival of Christmas. From the Anglo-Norman period to the present time. Embellished with fifty-three tinted illustrations by Birket Foster. And with initial letters and other ornaments.
    CHRISTMAS WITH THE POETS: A Collection of Songs, Carols, and Descriptive Verses, relating to the Festival of Christmas. From the Anglo-Norman period to the present time. Embellished with fifty-three tinted illustrations by Birket Foster. And with initial letters and other ornaments.

    London: David Bogue, 1860. x [2], 202 pages. Original elaborate cloth gilt. All edges gilt. 247 x 172 mm. Some patchy foxing at start an end; inner joints cracked but firm; else a very good copy in an immaculate binding.

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  • DURRELL, Lawrence.
    COLLECTED POEMS 1931-1974. Edited by John Brigham.

    London.Faber and Faber. 1980. Hardback in pictorial dust-wrapper. Octavo. A near mint copy in a like unprice-clipped dust-wrapper of the completely revised edition. Signed and dated [1980] by Lawrence Durrell on the title-page.

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  • MOORE, Bernard.
    CORNISH CATCHES AND OTHER VERSES.

    London.Erskine MacDonald. 1914. [i-viii], 9-63pp. plus 1pp. advert to rear. Brown pictorial boards stamped black. Pictorial dust wrapper. Octavo. First Edition. Previous owner's note to front free endpaper. Some browning and spotting to interior and fore-edges. Diagonal tear to fore-edge of page 31. Spine ends and corners a little bumped. Boards slightly cocked. Dust wrapper has some chipping to edges and corners, plus slight paper loss to top of spine. Else, a very good copy.

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  • DESULTORY THOUGHTS IN LONDON, Titus and Gissipus, with other poems. by LLOYD, Charles.
    LLOYD, Charles.
    DESULTORY THOUGHTS IN LONDON, Titus and Gissipus, with other poems.

    London: Charles and Henry Baldwyn, 1821. [4 ad’s], viii, 252 pages. Original paper-covered boards, re-backed but with the original printed paper label. Octavo. First edition. Edges and corners worn and bumped; else a very good copy.

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  • DEWS OF CASTALIE; Poems composed on various subjects and occasions. by JOHNS, J[OHN].
    JOHNS, J[OHN].
    DEWS OF CASTALIE; Poems composed on various subjects and occasions.

    London: R. Hunter, 1828. [8], [i], ii-iv, [4], 226, [2], iii pages. Bound in recent quarter cloth over paper-covered boards; leather label to spine. Octavo. First edition. Gift inscription at head of title; small piece missing from the blank margin of the last leaf; some old crease-marks; else very good.

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  • Marczak, Mieczyslaw.
    DO ŚWIATLA. TO THE LIGHT 24 Poems Translated from the Polish of Mieczyslaw Marczak by Vera MacNeadair.

    London: The Fortune Press, 1942. Hardcover. Dust-wrapper. 63 pages. Octavo. First edition. A fine copy in a price-clipped dust-wrapper.

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  • ENGLAND’S ANTIPHON. by MACDONALD, George.
    MACDONALD, George.
    ENGLAND’S ANTIPHON.

    London: Macmillan & Co, No date [1868]. viii, 332 pages. Pictorial title, printed in red, blue, and sepia, and three full-page sepia plates by Arthur Hughes. Bound in contemporary half calf gilt over marbled boards. Octavo. First edition in book form. Ownership name on blank recto of frontispiece, another ownership name and date to the front endpaper; else a very good copy. This work was issued in monthly parts, October-December 1868 in The Sunday Library for Household Reading. See. Shaberman 39.

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  • For the Time Being. by AUDEN, W. H.
    AUDEN, W. H.
    For the Time Being.

    New York: Random House, 1944. [4] 132 pages. Original two-tone cloth; original price-clipped dust-wrapper. Octavo. First edition. Very light browning to endpapers; wrapper has small chip at head of spine; else very good. The U.S. edition precedes the U.K. edition.

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  • FOR THE TIME BEING. by AUDEN, W.H.
    AUDEN, W.H.
    FOR THE TIME BEING.

    London.Faber and Faber. 1945. 124pp. Original cloth, gilt. Original dust-wrapper. Octavo. First edition. Front endpapers have some slight spotting as do the fore-edges. Dust-wrapper has some faint spotting and some minor chipping to corners; else a very good copy.

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  • FRINGILLA. Some Tales in Verse. Pictured by Louis Fairfax-Muckley with III Drawings by James Linton. by BLACKMORE, Richard Doddridge.
    BLACKMORE, Richard Doddridge.
    FRINGILLA. Some Tales in Verse. Pictured by Louis Fairfax-Muckley with III Drawings by James Linton.

    London: Elkin Mathews, 1895. Hardcover. No dust-wrapper. 128, 20 ad's pages. Original two-tone green pictorial cloth. First edition. 21 x 16.8 cm. Some browning to free endpapers; some light spotting to tissue of title-page and, in a couple of places, to title-page; small gift inscription on endpaper; else a very handsome copy of a scarce book, mostly uncut. From the collection of Laurence W. Hodson.

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  • GERMAN BALLADS AND POEMS With an English Translation by A. Boyd. by Various.
    Various.
    GERMAN BALLADS AND POEMS With an English Translation by A. Boyd.

    London: Houlston and Wright, 1860. [8], 271 pages. Engraved frontispiece and 11 other engraved plates. Original decorative cloth gilt. Spine splitting at top of rear joint; little cocked; some signatures springing; else very good.

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  • GREEN PIPES. by FREDERICKS, J. Paget. Poems and Pictures by.
    FREDERICKS, J. Paget. Poems and Pictures by.
    GREEN PIPES.

    New York: Macmillan, 1929. vi, [4], 42, [6]pp. Illustrated with 5 full-page colour plates, and numerous illustrations in black & white - some full page. Original pictorial cloth, gilt. Quarto. First edition. Some fading of the green binding at spine and edges; else a very good copy. Presentation copy from the author/illustrator to the original dedicatee, Dora Amaden, inscribed on the blank verso of the front free endpaper: 'Note. By some mistake on the part of the publishers The following dedication was left out of the first edition of this book. P.F. To Dora Amaden. Beloved of Fairies, Children and grownups.' Above this is written: 'Maud, with fond love from Dora.' On the opposite page, the blank recto of…

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    New York: Macmillan, 1929. vi, [4], 42, [6]pp. Illustrated with 5 full-page colour plates, and numerous illustrations in black & white - some full page. Original pictorial cloth, gilt. Quarto. First edition. Some fading of the green binding at spine and edges; else a very good copy. Presentation copy from the author/illustrator to the original dedicatee, Dora Amaden, inscribed on the blank verso of the front free endpaper: 'Note. By some mistake on the part of the publishers The following dedication was left out of the first edition of this book. P.F. To Dora Amaden. Beloved of Fairies, Children and grownups.' Above this is written: 'Maud, with fond love from Dora.' On the opposite page, the blank recto of the frontispiece, are mounted two original pen and ink illustrations for the book; the first inscribed: ' To Dearest St. Maud with all love from the author-illustrator.' The second, inscribed: 'These two little original from my first book. J. Paget Fredericks October 1921.'

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