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[first title: Warton, T., edited by]: [second title: Shakespeare, editor variously identified as Sir Henry Dudley, Lady Mary Dudley, Elizabeth Berkeley Craven, or Cutts Barton]:
The Oxford Sausage: or, Select Poetical Pieces, Written by the Most Celebrated Wits of the University of Oxford. Adorned with Cuts, Engraved in a New Taste, and Designed by the Best Masters. [BOUND WITH: The Modern Characters from Shakespear alphabetically arranged.]

London: for J. Fletcher and Co [second title: E. Johnson], 1764 [second title: 1778]. First editions. viii, (9-) 203pp. pp i-iv have a small inner corner stains, and title page has 'Edited by T. Warton' in an early hand. Contents otherwise very fresh and clean; and, what is more, the wit still sparkles. [SECOND TITLE: (ii), 90pp. Passages extracted from the works of Shakespeare and applied to contemporary figures: title and final page slightly soiled, pages otherwise clean]. Small 8vo, 6.5 x 4ins, in contemporary marbled boards with new quarter calf spine with red lettering-piece titled and ruled in gilt. Edges of boards slightly scuffed. ESTC T99833. Very Good.

Price: 350.00


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[William Wordsworth] 'Axiologus', piece by: The Philological Society of London:
The European Magazine, and London Review: Vol.XI. for 1787: containing the first published work by Wordsworth: 'Sonnet, on seeing Miss Helen Maria Williams weep at a Tale of Distress'. Containing the Literature, History, Politics, Arts, Manners & Amusements of the Age.

London: J. Sewell, 1787. First edition. iv, (5)- 464, [x], [2] adverts. With 17 of the 18 cuts and facsimiles called for (including the frontis, engraved title, and a foldout), lacking only the View of Albion Mill. This volume contains the issues from January to June. Contents clean and in good order, with slight toning here and there. In the original binding of brown half calf with scuffed and discoloured marbled boards, spine ruled and titled in gilt, and recently refurbished with Japanese tissue. A good copy of rare Wordsworthiana. Very Good.

Price: 650.00


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Shakespeare, William:
The Plays of William Shakespeare, in Nine Volumes. [Miniature edition].

London: William Pickering, 1825. First edition thus. c.300pp per volume: each 3.5 x 2.1 ins / 9 x 5 cms. Previous owner's small green name label (5 x 20mm) on pastedown of each vol. Pages slightly cockled. Contents very clean with the rare odd minor brown spot. Top edges dusty. In the original bindings of russet cloth, beautifully restored and with new printed paper spine labels. Housed at present in a worn wooden box, probably original, with no lid. Lovely miniature set. VG+.

Price: 540.00


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Oliver Goldsmith: edited with Life by H.B.:
The Works of Oliver Goldsmith. [spine title: Goldsmith's Miscellaneous Works, with Life, Notes and Index.] [Complete four volume set.]

London: Thomas Tegg & Son; Griffin - Glasgow; Tegg, Wise - Dublin, 1835. First printing of this edition. [vi], 325; x, 341; x, 341; vi, 346; plus a frontis to each vol. Ownership name to front pastedown of each, that in Vol 1 partially crossed out. Contents clean with occasional foxing. Bindings firm, 18x11cms. Vols II - IV are in contemporary dark green cloth with printed labels, Vol I is in a slightly darker cloth and plain boards, with some wear to the corners and a nick to the fore-edge. Labels soiled and chipped, spine ends crimped. Minor repair to upper joint of Vol IV. Uncommon. A good little set. Very Good.
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Price: 120.00


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Poe, Edgar Allan:
The Poetical Works: with a Notice of his Life and Genius by James Hannay.

London: Addey & Co., 1853. First UK edition, and first illustrated edition. xxx, (ii), 144pp, with illustrations by Wehnert, Godwin, Hulme and Weir. Upper corner of initial blank leaf torn away. Some foxing or light soiling to a number of pages, with heavy spotting to backs of the endpapers. No inscriptions. Faint diagonal crease across lower corners throughout, as if pages were all bent together. With original red silk bookmark, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Octavo, in contemporary red diced half calf with marbled boards, spine with five raised bands and lettered in gilt. Light scuffs to extremities, boards rubbed, and ink mark near lower joint, otherwise firm and clean, a very attractive copy. Very Good+.

Price: 500.00


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Nowlukka:
Waifs and Strays. (Poems)

Simla: printed at the Station Press, 1867. First edition. [vi], ii, 116. Light verse from the Raj, including narratives of expat life, from the era which gave us Lewis Carroll and W.S.Gilbert. Text within ruled borders throughout. Many pages have some foxing or soiling. One or two lines amended in ink, presumably by the author: although plainly a man, he is nowhere identified. With yellow endpapers (new at the front), and all edges gilt. 8.5 x 5.5 ins, in contemporary crimson morocco with five raised bands, with gilt border decoration and dentelles. Bright and firm, if rather mottled. Very Good.

Price: 120.00


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Edward Foskett:
Poems.

London: Kegan, Paul, Trench & Co, 1886. First edition. xii, 306pp. Text bright with occasional faint soiling or foxing. 1936 ownership name to front free endpaper, and faint crayon mark to corner of title page. In three-quarter blue morocco with patterned paper boards, browned spine with two raised bands, with later green label. Some rubbing to paper surface on lower board. Clean and firm. Very Good.

Price: 38.00


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Virgil: edited, with an Introduction and Notes, by T. L. Papillon and A. E. Haigh:
Virgil's Aeneid: the 12 books complete in 4 volumes. Books I-III, IV-VI, VII-IX, X-XII. [in Latin].

Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1890. First edition thus. Ex-library set, text marked, mostly in pencil. All boards firm, with original black endpapers. Vol 2 has no spine. In the original bindings of maroon cloth, spine ends frayed. Very good working set. G.

Price: 60.00


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Robert Louis Stevenson:
Poems: including Underwoods, Ballads, Songs of Travel.

Toronto: The Musson Book Company (London Chatto & Windus), n.d. [c.1905]. Presumed first edition thus. x, 205pp: nicely printed, with rubricated title page. Undated early Canadian ownership name to front free endpaper. 17x11cms, with top edge gilt, silk bookmark fraying but present, and pastel marbled endpapers, in a light green textured leather (pigskin?) binding over thin boards, ruled and titled in gilt. A few marks to the back cover, browning to spine and edges, slight fraying to foot of spine, and small punctures towards base of upper joint. Thin boards bowing slightly. An attractive little volume, and a very uncommon edition. VG.

Price: 60.00


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Stevenson, Robert Louis:
Poems. Underwoods, Ballads, Songs of Travel, A Child's Garden of Verses.

London: Chatto & Windus, in association with Longmans, Green & Co, 1913. First edition thus. xiv, 398pp. Limited Edition: Number 219 of a Hand-made Paper Edition of 500. Title page printed in blue and black. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Large square octavo, 8.8 x 7.2 ins, in binding of full parchment (or lean vellum), titled and ruled decoratively in gilt on spine and front. Corners sharp, spine ends slightly puckered. The plain lower board is slightly matt and has a short (one inch) scratched indentation. Contents fine and fresh and beautifully printed, so a natural pleasure to read. Very Good+.
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Price: 160.00


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Richard Rowley:
The Old Gods and other poems.

London: Duckworth, 1925. First edition. 59pp. Pages clean, though slightly encroached upon by heavy fore-edge foxing. Slight spotting to first and last few pages, and tanning to front free endpaper, which bears an early gift inscription. In the original binding of blue cloth, spine titled in gilt: firm and bright, corners sharp. Small faint mark to lower board. VG.

Price: 65.00


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edited by Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes:
The Rattle Bag. An Anthology of Poetry. [aka Rattlebag].

London: Faber and Faber, 1982 First edition (first printing). 498 pp. A beautiful jacketed copy. Appears unread. In the original bright yellow cloth-textured boards, corners sharp, spine with the slightest flattening of extreme ends. Immaculate, so that a minor cloth fault at top right of upper board shows up. In the protected blue and yellow dust jacket. This is very crisp and fresh, with a slight fade to the spine, and to the top centimetre of both the front panel and the rear flap, of which the lower edge is knocked: the spine ends are also slightly knocked. A splendid copy. Near Fine in Near fine dust-jacket.

Price: 280.00


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Heath-Stubbs, John:
Collected Poems, 1943-1987.

Manchester: Carcanet 1988. First edition. 628 pp. Otherwise near-fine copy with a knock. Contents clean and fresh and unmarked. Faint foxing to closed fore-edge. In the original navy cloth-textured binding lettered in gilt, with a knock to base of spine which has also made a ridge 1cm above: clean, firm, and very bright. In protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket: clean and bright, with slight knocks to edges as well as base of spine. Very Good in VG+ dust-jacket.

Price: 54.00


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Thom Gunn:
The Man with Night Sweats. [Signed copy]

London: Faber and Faber, 1992. First edition. 88pp. Little-read copy (pages don't fall open) with faint tanning to page edges. Contents clean and unmarked: signed 'Thom Gunn' to upper corner of title page. In the original grey cloth-textured binding, clean and firm, corners sharp. Head of spine slightly blunted with top edge (1mm) sunned. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket: bright and crisp, with shallow scuffs to edges, mostly affecting upper corners and spine ends. A particularly nice signed hardback first edition copy. Near Fine in very good dust-jacket.

Price: 440.00


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Larkin, Philip:
Early Poems and Juvenilia.

London: Faber and Faber, 2005. First edition, first impression. xxv, 382pp. Contents clean, fresh and unmarked, appears unread. In the original smooth black binding, spine lettered in white, base of spine slightly blunted, otherwise very sharp and fresh. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, without defect or wear. Near Fine in fine dust-jacket.

Price: 46.00


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Tessa Newcomb: with Philip Vann, and with a foreword by Richard Mabey:
The Adorable Plot. Paintings and writings about garden allotments. [Signed copy]

Bristol: Sansom & Company, 2012. First edition. 96pp, richly illustrated in colour. The title sounds as though this could be an anthology, but the paintings and, after the introduction, the writings, are all by Newcomb. Quarto glossy paperback, 27x21cms, in fresh, unread condition. Brings together her art, her sly writing, and her love of country process and growing things: full of delight, and firmly rooted in earthy and concise observation. Half title signed by Tessa Newcomb. Lovely copy. Mint.

Price: 85.00


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