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  • SINGLE VOLUME EDITION IN VERY FINE FULL VICTORIAN CALF
    The Life and Poetical Works of The Rev. George Crabbe. by CRABBE, George
    CRABBE, George
    The Life and Poetical Works of The Rev. George Crabbe.

    London: John Murray, 1847. Full calf, 9.5 inches tall. A superb Victorian binding with gilt raised bands, red label and very fine extra gilt panels. Dentelles and all edges gilt.Foxed frontispiece and title page followed by a very clean double column text. Crabbe was hugely popular in his day and an influence on Byron, Austen and Wordsworth. Benjamin Britten's opera Peter Grimes is based on his great poem The Borough.

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  • DELIGHTFUL ANTHOLOGY OF FRENCH VERSE IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    La Lyre Française. by MASSON, Gustave
    MASSON, Gustave
    La Lyre Française.

    London: Macmillan, 1867. Full crushed morocco, 6 inches tall. An elegant binding by Holloway with gilt raised bands, delicate gilt centre tools to the panels, dentelles and all edges. Two bookplates. An anthology of French poetry with the verse in the original French and the preface and notes in English. A delightful volume.

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  • DELIGHTFUL EDITION IN FULL VELLUM
    Poems and Songs. by BURNS, Robert
    BURNS, Robert
    Poems and Songs.

    London: J.F.Dove, 1826. Full vellum, 5 inches tall. A delightful little full vellum with gilt bands and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. A blue fillet frames the boards. Engraved frontispiece and title page.

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  • SPLENDID HEAVY VICTORIAN HARD GRAIN MOROCCO
    Lays of Ancient Rome. by MACAULAY, Lord
    MACAULAY, Lord
    Lays of Ancient Rome.

    London: Longmans, 1881. Full morocco, 7.75 inches tall. A splendid Victorian hard grain morocco with raised bands, neat gilt panels, fine gilt panels to the boards, dentelles and all edges. Bookplate. Foxing to the blanks and half title, then clean. Illustrated throughout with full page and vignette illustrations by J.R. Weguelin.

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  • CHARMING LITTLE EDITION IN BRIGHT TREE CALF
    The Poetical Works. by GOLDSMITH, Oliver
    GOLDSMITH, Oliver
    The Poetical Works.

    London: Cooke, 1798. Full calf, 6 inches tall. A charming, slim 18th century tree calf with gilt bands, triple labels and delightful gilt centre tools. With two bookplates and a neat contemporary owner's signature on the first blank. Embellished with engraved frontispiece, title page and portrait.

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  • VERY HANDSOME FULL MOROCCO BY BUMPUS
    English Verse, Old and New. by MEAD & CLIFT (editors)
    MEAD & CLIFT (editors)
    English Verse, Old and New.

    Cambridge: University Press, 1922. Full morocco, 6.5 inches tall. A very handsome binding by Bumpus with raised bands, simple gilt and inked tooling framing the panels and boards. Dentelles and all edges gilt. A superb little copy of this verse anthology.

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  • FINE EDITION IN HALF VELLUM WITH MANUSCRIPT TITLE
    The Lyrical Poems and Translations of Percy Bysshe Shelley. by SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe
    The Lyrical Poems and Translations of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

    London: Chatto & Windus at the Florence Press, 1918. Half vellum, 8 inches tall. A charming and unusual binding with manuscript title in black and red. Red top edge.

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  • FINE COLOUR PRINTING IN FULL CALF
    Songs, Madrigals and Sonnets.
    Songs, Madrigals and Sonnets.

    London: Longman, Brown, Green, & Co, 1849. Full calf, 5.5 inches tall. Full calf with gilt raised bands, title label, gilt tooling to the panels and all edges. An anthology of poetry and song with chromolithograph borders. Lacks half title. A charming volume.

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  • HANDSOME COPY IN HALF MOROCCO
    The Poetical Works of William Shakspeare and of the Earl of Surrey. by SHAKSPEARE, William (SHAKESPEARE) & SURREY, Henry Howard, Earl of
    SHAKSPEARE, William (SHAKESPEARE) & SURREY, Henry Howard, Earl of
    The Poetical Works of William Shakspeare and of the Earl of Surrey.

    Edinburgh: James Nichol, 1856. Half morocco, 8 1/2 inches tall. An elegant half morocco with raised bands and splendid gilt tooled panels. Gilt top edge. An ink inscription on the first blank and some foxing to the preliminaries, otherwise clean. An interesting edition of the poetical works of these great English 16th century poets.

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  • SUPERB FULL GILT AND BLIND TOOLED MOROCCO
    The Seasons and The Castle of Indolence. by THOMSON, James
    THOMSON, James
    The Seasons and The Castle of Indolence.

    London: William Tegg, 1850. Full morocco, 6.5 inches tall. A superb little edition of these 2 great 18th century poems in full morocco. With raised bands, delicate gilt tooled panels and elaborate gilt and blind tooling to the boards. Dentelles and all edges gilt. Particularly attractive endpapers. Neat ink inscription dated 1857 to the reverse of the paste down endpaper. A degree of foxing to the engraved plates.

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  • CLASSIC HEAVY MID VICTORIAN MOROCCO.
    The Book of The Poets. by POETS.
    POETS.
    The Book of The Poets.

    London: Darton & Co, 1850. Full morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A splendid heavy Victorian binding with raised bands, elegant gilt panels and fine gilt and blind tooling to the boards. All edges gilt. A neat inscription dated 1854 on the free endpaper. Anthology of poetry embellished with 40 engravings.

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  • HANDSOME REGENCY CALF WITH DUBLIN TICKET
    The Shipwreck. by FALCONER, William
    FALCONER, William
    The Shipwreck.

    London: Sharpe, 1819. Full calf, 6.5 inches tall. A pretty little full calf binding with gilt raised bands, label and fine Grecian lyre centre tools. The straight grain on the boards is framed within a series of gilt and blind panels. With the ticket of 'Gardiner Bookseller & Stationer, Dublin'. Embellished with engravings from the designs by Richard Westall. Foxing facing the tissues.

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  • FINE PRINTING ON HANDMADE PAPER IN HALF MOROCCO
    The Poems by ROSSETTI, Dante Gabriel
    ROSSETTI, Dante Gabriel
    The Poems

    London: Humpreys, 1912. Half crushed morocco, 6.5 inches tall. A simple but handsome binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with gilt raised bands and gilt pallets and top edge. Neat ink owner's name on first blank. Finely printed on hand made paper. Founder member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Rossetti was a great painter and poet.

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  • EXQUISITE FULL REGENCY STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Poetical Works. (Bound together with) PHILIPS, John by DRYDEN, John
    DRYDEN, John
    The Poetical Works. (Bound together with) PHILIPS, John

    London: Sharpe, 1813 & 1807. 4 volumes bound in 2, 5.25 inches tall. The Poetical Works of Dryden, complete in 3 volumes with The Poetical Works of Philips being the 4th volume. From a larger set of "The Works of the British Poets", hence the volume numbers on the spine. A beautiful Regency binding in full straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt centre tools and blind corner tools to the panels and all edges gilt. On both boards a Grecian lyre within a wreath is framed by elaborate blind tooling. Armorial bookplate. Engraved frontispieces to all 4 volumes. An exquisite little set.

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  • DELIGHTFUL LITTLE GEORGIAN EMBOSSED CALF BINDING
    Essays, Poems, and Plays, by Oliver Goldsmith. by GOLDSMITH, Oliver
    GOLDSMITH, Oliver
    Essays, Poems, and Plays, by Oliver Goldsmith.

    London: Rivington et al., 1821. Full calf, 5 inches tall. An unusual full embossed calf with gilt raised bands, label, neat framed gilt panels and embossed boards framed within gilt and blind fillets. Engraved frontispiece and title page. An ink inscription dated 1838 on the first blank.

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  • VERY PRETTY COPY IN DICED CALF.
    The Chase, Field Sports, Rural Games And Other Poems. by SOMERVILE, William.
    SOMERVILE, William.
    The Chase, Field Sports, Rural Games And Other Poems.

    Edinburgh: Ballantyne, 1812. Full diced calf, 6.75 inches tall. Full diced calf, with black and gilt bands and delicate gilt centre tools. The armorial bookplates of Sarah Phillott. A delightful copy of this classic work.

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  • CHARMING EDITION IN FULL MOROCCO
    The Poetical Works. by GRAY, Thomas
    GRAY, Thomas
    The Poetical Works.

    London: Bickers, c.1865. Full morocco, 6 inches tall. A charming 'Oxford' or 'Divinity' binding with gilt titles and all edges and blind tooling. Embellished with full page engravings and vignettes throughout. Slight rubbing and spotting to the boards but overall a lovely volume bound by Bickers.

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  • SPARKLING COPY IN FULL MOROCCO
    The Poetical Works of Mrs. F. Hemans. by HEMANS, Felicia
    HEMANS, Felicia
    The Poetical Works of Mrs. F. Hemans.

    London: Gall & Inglis, c.1890. Full morocco, 7.75 inches tall. A sparkling copy of this edition with raised bands and elaborate gilt and inked tooling to the panels and boards. All edges gilt. Many full page engraved plates. Coloured borders to each page. Tasseled book mark. An ink inscription on the half title otherwise pristine.

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  • FULL MOROCCO IN PRISTINE CONDITION
    The Poetical Works. by LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth
    LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth
    The Poetical Works.

    Edinburgh: Gall & Inglis, c.1875. Full crushed morocco, 7 inches tall. An elaborate binding in pristine condition with raised bands and gilt and blind tooling to the panels and boards. All edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece, title page and full page plates.

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  • SPLENDID FULL BLIND TOOLED MOROCCO
    The Golden Legend. by LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth
    LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth
    The Golden Legend.

    London: Bogue, 1854. Full red morocco, 8 inches tall. A rather splendid full blind tooled morocco with gilt titles and all edges. With 50 wood engravings by Birket Foster and Jane E. Hay. Lacking the half title.

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