Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

IMPORTANT!


The simplest way to order from this catalogue is to click on the green button beneath the book of your choice. This will create an e-mail containing all the information we need to process your order
EXCEPT that we need also to know the address for delivery. (The reason for asking that at this time is that we will send you an e-invoice for the item inclusive of postage calculated according to the country to which the parcel is to be sent.) Books will be billed at the cheapest postal rate available, unless you ask us to do something else. If delivery is to be outside Europe, and you do not want the book sent by surface mail, you should specify air-mail.


Please note:
Our larger files are presented in sections for ease of downloading. At the end of each section you are invited to browse the next.


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

RUSKIN (John), [PEARSON (Mrs. L.)., and SHARPE (R.S.).]. Dame Wiggins of Lee, And her Seven wonderful cats; A humorous tale Written principally by a lady of ninety. Edited, with additional verses, By John Ruskin, LL.D., Honorary student of Christ Church, And honorary fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. And with new illustrations By Kate Greenaway. With twenty-two woodcuts. George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent, 1885. Half-title not called for; body text and illustrations printed on one side only of each leaf; twenty-two wood-engraved illustrations, including facsimile of original title-page; pp.iv+[44]; grey-fawn diagonally fine ribbed cloth, ruled blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover; white end-papers. Minute restoration to cloth at extreme head of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £80.00

US $99.20


Wise 329, recording copies only in brown or green cloth covered boards. The book is also known in diagonally fine ribbed maroon limp cloth, and in maroon crushed morocco cloth covered boards.
Ref: HRT105883


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

RYDER (George M.). Gillian; And Other poems. Philadelphia: Charles Desilver, 714 Chestnut Street, 1858. 12mo; initial blank; fine steel-engraved frontispiece, engraved by Dean after Holmes, with tissue guard; publisher’s integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.106+[ii]; dark red ripple-grain cloth, ruled and elaboratelt blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers faced dark chocolate. Small hole in cloth of spine; light stains on front cover; large damp-stain affecting blank lower-margins of last half of volume; a strangely crisp-looking copy, nonetheless.

GB £12.00

US $14.88



Ref: HRT105887


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

S. (F.H.A.). Disjecta Membra Poetae. Roma: Victoria Printing Press, Via ai Villini, Via Nomentana, 1896. Short med.8vo; two binder’s blanks at front and back; half-title not called for; integral blank at end; pp.46+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed dark turquoise cloth over very thin boards, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover; white glazed end-papers printed with pattern of small superimposed squares in light and dark grey. Insignificant marking of covers; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £14.00

US $17.36


Competant and thoughtful verse. Not in Reilly.
Ref: HRT105889


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SCOTT (George F.E.) Theodora And other poems. London, Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1, Paternoster Square, 1883. F’cap 8vo; pp.[xii]+[143]+[i (printer’s imprint)]; bevelled diagonally fine-ribbed olive green cloth, blocked with publisher’s monogram dark reddish brown on back cover, blocked dark reddish brown on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top-edges uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated dark green. Faint marking of covers, and a couple of leaves opened just a trifle roughly; nonetheless a very nice copy.

GB £17.00

US $21.08


An unusual binding design harking back to Sydney Carter Hall, with a side-glance at Rossetti. Reilly, p.425
Ref: HRT105894


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SEAMAN (Owen). With double pipe. Oxford: B.H. Blackwell, Broad Street. / Cambridge: Elijah Johnson, Trinity Street. London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., 1888. Double pott 8vo; pp.[viii]+88; Oxford blue cloth, ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers of the same thick paper as the text, the chain-lines running horizontally as in that. Barely perceptible bubbling of cloth on sides; otherwise a a fine, unopened copy. Scarce.

GB £90.00

US $111.60


The first binding, the later copies having the lower-edges rough-trimmed, and thinner laid-paper end-papers in which the chain lines run vertically. The author’s first independent book, preceded by one of which he was joint author. Twenty-one sets of verse gathered for the coming of age of the author’s sister. Printed in Oxford on Dutch hand-made paper.
Ref: HRT105900


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SEAMAN (Owen). With double pipe. Oxford: B.H. Blackwell, Broad Street. / Cambridge: Elijah Johnson, Trinity Street. London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., 1888. Double pott 8vo; pp.[viii]+88; Oxford blue cloth, ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, others rough trimmed; thin laid paper end-papers, the chain lines running vertically. Slight mottling of covers, but a fine copy. Scarce.

GB £90.00

US $111.60


The second binding, the first having the lower-edges uncut, and end-papers of the same thick paper as the text, the chain lines running horizontally as in that. The author’s first independent book, preceded by one of which he was joint author. Twenty-one sets of verse gathered for the coming of age of the author’s sister. Printed in Oxford on Dutch hand-made paper.
Ref: HRT105901


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SEAMAN (Owen). Tillers of the sand. Being a fitful record of The Rosebery administration From the triumph of Ladas to the Decline and fall-off. London, Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1895. (All rights reserved). Globe 8vo; half-title not called for; Contents leaf and leaf of text-paper advertisements at end both single insets; pp.[iii]+viii+120+[2]; diagonally very fine ribbed grey-green cloth, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers faced very dark brown; top- and fore- edges uncut. Title page and verso of advertisement leaf uniformly embrowned by contact with end-papers; otherwise a fine, crisp, copy of a scarce title.

GB £40.00

US $49.60


The advertisement leaf was evidently printed conjugate with the prelims. and the final gathering of text, completing the full sheet, but the printer allowed for a half-title in the pagination, suggesting that the inclusion of advertisements for another work by Seaman, from a different publisher (A.D. Innes & Co.), was a last minute decision.
Ref: HRT117839


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SEWELL (Mrs. [Mary]). The Rose of Cheriton. A Ballad. By Mrs. Sewell, Author of “Mother’s Last Words,” “Thy Poor Brother,” “Homely Ballads,” etc. London: Jarrold & Sons / S.W. Partridge, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1867]. F’cap 16mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; final page Jarrold’s advertisements; pp.[iv]+91+[i]; puce morocco cloth over thin boards, cut flush, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover. Slight mottling to cloth of spine, but a near-fine copy.

GB £55.00

US $68.20


Born 1797, died 1884, Mary Sewell was the mother of Anna Sewell, who wrote ‘Black Beauty’. The present work, dedicated “To the working man, and to all who sympathize with his difficulties, and seek his welfare” is a narrative poem rather than a ballad, and has a temperance theme. The last twenty-eight pages are Notes. Of her other volumes advertised at the end, one, ‘Mother’s Last Words’ is in its ‘440th Thousand’ and another, ‘Our Father’s Care’, in its ‘346th Thousand’. One of her volumes of verse was ultimately to sell more than a million copies! They must, for the most part, ultimately have been read to pieces or discarded, however, for they are very scarce now. NSTC lists only two copies of this title; COPAC adds a further one.
Ref: HRT118403


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SHAW (Louisa). Zuleika And Other poems, By Louisa Shaw. London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co.; Leamington: J. Dewe, W. Reeve, and W. Enoch; Warwick: H. Sharpe; And other Booksellers. Birmingham: Ragg and Co., 1846. Lge.12mo in half-sheets; pp.xii+[13]-191+[i (printer’s imprint)]; dark brown fine-bead-grain cloth, ruled blind, blocked gilt, on sides, ruled, blocked, and embossed blind, in bands, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated pale lemon. Rebacked with similar period cloth, the original backstrip, chipped slightly at head and tail, laid on; slight wear to corners and slight edgewear; end-papers a little cracked; three small fox-spots on final leaf of text, with offsetting onto back end-paper; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £55.00

US $68.20


From the excellent poetry library of bibliographer Percival F. Hinton, with his small bookplate on the front paste-down. Printed in Birmingham by T. Ragg, Spiceal Street. Includes a List of Subscribers, 3pp., showing only 103 copies subscribed for. Davis and Joyce, ‘Poetry by Women to 1900’, 4869; NSTC, 2S 17805; COPAC records copies at the British Library and Oxford only.

   Click to view image   

Ref: HRT119963


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SHELLEY (Percy Bysshe). The Revolt of Islam; A poem, In twelve cantos. London: Printed for C. and J. Ollier, Welbeck-street; By B. M’Millan, Bow-Street, Covent-Garden, 1818. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; single inset fly-title to “The Revolt of Islam” (bearing a quote from Pindar) present before the start of Canto First; twenty-two entry Errata leaf bound in at end; this copy without the terminal blank, S8, as usual; pp.[i — ii]+[v (v. note)] — xxxii+[ii]+270+[ii]; deep turquoise crushed Levant morocco by Zaehnsdorf, signed and dated 1901, ruled gilt on sides and edges, spine with five raised bands, ruled and tooled gilt, doublures elaborately tooled gilt; a.e.g.; turquoise silk-faced end-papers. Leather of spine faded, edges very slightly rubbed, and small scratch to leather of front cover; two or three scattered fox-spots in text, but otherwise a very nice, large, copy.

GB £1,130.00

US $1,401.20


From the library of Paul Foot, with his bookplate laid in loosely between the front binder’s blanks. Originally advertised, and printed, under the title ‘Laon and Cynthia’, the volume was suppressed before publication at the insistance of the publisher Ollier (Sherwood, Neely and Jones, who appeared as joint publisher’s on the original title-page, having withdrawn altogether) — and extensively revised, being provided, before he deemed it fit for issue, with a change of title and twenty-eight cancellation leaves. In the course of cancelling the title-leaf, the date was changed in error to 1817 (the actual date of printing, the book having finally been scheduled for issue in January 1818), and a few advance sheets were run off with this erroneous date (which appeared, in fact, on the proof-sheets sent to Shelley). This was corrected before publication, and probably no copies of the book as actually published in 1818 carried the erroneous date, but unbound copies remained in quires for many years, and among these seem to have been a residue of the wrongly dated cancel title-leaves, which subsequently became bound up with some later issues of the book. The present copy therefore represents the first issue of the first published text, and the first edition under this title, having the twenty-eight cancels, including the second (first published) state of the cancel title. The cancels — apart from the title-leaf — are distinguishable by being of slightly thinner paper. As originally printed, the volume included a blank, b2, following the title leaf, which was intended to provide a stub for the expected leaf of Errata, not at that time ready, and this was included in the pagination. The separately printed leaf of Errata (which was not among the leaves cancelled, though it should in fact have added to their number as it contains references to Errata no longer present in the volume) has here been bound in at the end, explaining the lacuna in the pagination of the prelims. as we have given it above. There is nothing lacking from the volume but the final blank. Unusually, the present copy contains the fly-title quoting Pindar, which was cancelled even in later copies of the original ‘Laon and Cynthia’ state, and is rarely found even in that. Buxton Forman, 50; Wise, Ashley Library Catalogue, V, p.68 (press-mark 4052); Grannis, 78; Tinker, 1895.
Ref: HRT117968


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SHELLEY (Percy Bysshe). Queen Mab. London: Printed and published by W. Clark, 201, Strand, 1821. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; integral leaf publisher’s advertisements at end, verso blank (v. note); pp.182+[ii]; Victorian quarter olive green morocco-faced sheep, ruled black on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; old-rose boards; t.e.g., others uncut. Very slight rubbing to covers; unobtrusive ink scoring in margins, passim, and one or two light pencilled notes, all apparently contemporary; single fox-spot on one margin and a couple of light marginal marks elsewhere, but a nice copy nonetheless of the scarcer, unmutilated issue.

GB £450.00

US $558.00


From the library of Paul Foot, with his bookplate on the front end-paper and his pencilled note of purchase dated ‘12/74’ on the front paste-down. The first published edition of a work printed for private distribution by Shelley in an edition of 250 copies in 1813. The publisher, Clark, was prosecuted by the Society for the Suppression of Vice and sentenced to four months imprisonment in Cold Bath Fields Prison for issuing the present edition, prior to which he is said to have sold only fifty copies, but on agreeing to give up the remainder of the edition to the Society, he was pardoned. The ‘balance’ of sheets and volumes supposedly given up appears to have been no more, at most, than a token, for Clark continued selling the title with a Bowdlerised text, printed from the same setting of type, in which a number of the most aggressive passages were mutilated by the omission of words and verses, whilst sheets and bound copies of the original issue passed to another publisher, R. Carlile, who re-published them with a cancel title-page in the following year, and again, with another title-page in 1823. Both the unmutilated Clark and the Carlile issues are known in two variants, which as far as is known were published simultaneously, the final leaf being either taken up by Clark advertisements, or containing the dedication ‘To Harriet *****’, which is otherwise omitted from the volume. It seems reasonable to suppose, however, that though the two variants may have been published simultaneously, the dedication was omitted from the volume in error, and introduced in place of the advertisement leaf part-way through the print run, the advertisements thereby being characteristic of the earlier state of text. The present copy is of the un-mutilated variant, and has the advertisement leaf. Buxton Forman, 22
Ref: HRT117969


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SHELLEY (Percy Bysshe). The Poetical works Of Percy Bysshe Shelley Edited By Mrs. Shelley. In four volumes. London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1839. 4 Vols., f’cap 8vo; half-titles not called for; engraved portrait frontispiece on plate-paper in volume one; final page volume two blank except for the words ‘END OF VOL.II.’; title-leaf and last two leaves of volume three single insets, the last blank except for words ‘END OF VOL.III’ on recto, printer’s imprint on verso; title-leaf to volume four and final leaf both single insets, the latter blank on verso except for printer’s imprint; pp.xvi (the unnumbered Contents leaf here bound in after the numbered leaves of the Preface, apparently in error)+380; [iv]+347+[i]; [vi (paged as [iii] — viii)]+314+[ii]; [vi (paged as [iii] — viii)]+361+[i]; contemporary puce diagonal straight-morocco cloth tooled gilt on spine, polished puce roan lettering piece, ruled, tooled, and lettered gilt, matching oil-marbled edges and end-papers; binder’s blanks at front and back. Binder’s blanks a little foxed, with slight offsetting; light foxing and greying of portrait; otherwise a fine copy in a handsome period binding in nice state.

GB £540.00

US $669.60


Intended to be the definitive edition of Shelley’s works, and including much material printed from the manuscript. It is important as much as anything, however, for Mary Shelley’s notes, which give a good deal of information about the circumstances under which the various poems were written. V. H. Buxton Forman, Shelley Library, p.116, note.
Ref: HRT105917


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SHELLEY (Percy Bysshe). The poetical works Of Percy Bysshe Shelley Given from his own editions and other Authentic sources Collated with many manuscripts and with all editions Of authority Together with his prefaces and notes And poetical translations and fragments And an appendix of Juvenilia. Edited by Harry Buxton Forman. In two volumes. London, Reeves & Turner 196 Strand, 1882. 2 Vols.; each volume with engraved frontispiece (that to volume two having a tissue guard) and 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[xxxii]+572+[iv]; [xvi]+580+[iv]; ruby red art-linen, ruled blind on back cover, ruled, lettered, and blocked gilt on spine, ruled and pictorially blocked gilt on front cover; top- and fore- edges uncut. Cloth slightly faded, to brick red; small piece of the cloth facing chipped from extreme head of spine in volume one, not affecting the design; slight cracking to front joints; otherwise a fine copy, unopened throughout apart from the Editor’s Preface.

GB £50.00

US $62.00


The striking cover design by Dante Gabriel Rossetti is here slightly altered from its original use on the four-volume edition of 1876-7, the skylark and butterfly which appeared on the back cover of the earlier edition here being transferred to the front cover and used as corner-pieces to the main design of linked roundels containing on the one hand sun, stars and clouds, and on the other a sunflower and a rose-tree. Both the engravings are drawn and etched by William Bell Scott, that to volume one after a portrait drawn by Miss Curran. The present edition is, in essence, a reprint of the 1876-7 edition stripped of the notes and appendices. It does, however, add a couple of new poems, one of them here first collected, and the other here first printed. Wise, Ashley Library Catalogue, V, p.106 (press mark 1595); the binding is not listed by Ball, who refers rather confusingly to the ‘1880 (ie 1876 — 80) 8 vols’ edition, which in fact did not carry the major portions of the design, but only the skylark and butterfly ornaments on the front cover, adding “Barber 320-1, Plate VI attributes this design to Rossetti; Grieve 79 discounts this.” The attribution to Rossetti is from Wise, who notes in recording the sequence of editions published between 1876 and 1882 (Ashley Library, V, pp.105-6) the variations in the uses of the design elements between the two original editions (‘Poetical Works’ and ‘Prose Works’) of 1876 and 1880, which were uniform, and the 8 volume reissue of 1880, which omitted the two linked roundels. The blocking of the present edition is not described in detail by Wise.
Ref: HRT117974


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SHELLEY (Percy Bysshe). The wandering Jew. A Poem By Percy Bysshe Shelley. Edited By Bertram Dobell. London: Published for the Shelley Society, By Reeves and Turner, 196, Strand, 1887. Demy 8vo; limitation leaf follows half-title; fly-titles precede Introduction and start of text, Appendix, and Notes; 24pp. Shelley Society advertisements, Members’ List, etc. on text-paper at end; pp.[xxxvi]+115+[i (printer’s imprint)]+24; pale blue-green paper covered boards printed in black on sides and up spine. Spine darkened and a trifle worn at extremities; inscription on front end-paper (v. note); otherwise a nice copy.

GB £80.00

US $99.20


One of an issue limited to 400 copies from a total printing of 500. From the library of Paul Foot with an inscription presenting the book to him dated Nov 87 on the front end-paper. First edition in book-form of a poem submitted to Ballantyne for publication in 1810, and then rejected, here collated from two variant versions published in the Edinburgh Literary Journal in 1829 and in Fraser’s Magazine in 1831. Wise, Ashley Library Catalogue, V., p.99 (press mark 4097); CBEL, III, p.214.
Ref: HRT117971


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SKRINE (John Huntley). Songs of the maid And Other Ballads and Lyrics. Westminster, Archibald Constable And Co. 1896. Blank before half-title; pp.xi+[i (blank)]+[144]; dark dull-purple art-linen, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; white laid-paper end-papers, not of text-paper. Very slight fading to cloth of spine, but a very nice copy.

GB £55.00

US $68.20


Reilly, p.437, with an misprint (‘Mind’ for ‘Maid’) in the title.
Ref: HRT118457


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

[SMITH (Horace and James).]. Rejected addresses: Or The new Theatrum poetarum. London: Printed for John Miller, 25, Bow-street, Covent-garden, 1812. F’cap 8vo; half-title present; integral advertisement leaf at end, verso blank; pp.[xvi]+126+[ii]; contemporary half calf, marbled sides, spine ruled gilt and with red lettering-piece. Joints repaired; one or two leaves a little foxed or marked; faint traces of library stamp having been removed from verso of title-page, leaving very slight thinning; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £50.00

US $62.00


Reprints are common — the book went through eight impressions in 1812 alone, with another five in the following year — but this first edition is rather scarce: probably because the scale of its success was unexpected, and it was printed short. Excellent parodies, for the most part still enjoyable to-day, of, amongst others, Wordsworth, Byron, Moore, Southey, Scott, M.G. Lewis, Coleridge, Crabbe, Theodore Hook, and even Dr. Johnson. Of the parody of his own style, Byron remarked: “Tell the author I forgive him, were he twenty times our satirist .. Parodies give, as a rule, a bad impression of the originals, but in the ‘Rejected Addresses’ the reverse is the fact".
Ref: HRT117987


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

[SMITH (Horace and James)]. Rejected addresses: Or, The new Theatrum Poetarum. Eighteenth edition. Carefully revised, with an original preface and notes By the authors. London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1833. F’cap 8vo; mezzotint portrait frontispiece of the still anonymous authors, by E. Finden after Harlowe; six illustrations in text by George Cruikshank; half-title not present, probably not called for; pp.[iii] — xxxii+170; contemporary half-calf, matching marbled sides and end-papers, rebacked wish brown sheep, ruled gilt on sides, tooled blind on spine, preserving the original black lettering-piece; a.e. burnished red. Inner joints strengthened with marbled paper, otherwise a very nice copy, internally fine.

GB £110.00

US $136.40


The state with the frontispiece plain: copies are also found in which the frontispiece has been hand-coloured. Though a half-title is allowed for by the pagination, the title and Contents leaves are a conjugate pair, whilst gathering c consists of four leaves, d of one, and the final gathering, n, of one, making together a full sheet. The additional ‘Preface To the Eighteenth edition’ describes the circumstances of first publication, and explains the omission of Rogers and Campbell from the list of those parodied as well as making the confession that a genuine rejected address was included, written by one of the authors of this volume. Also noted is the fact that apart from their half share of the profits of the first edition, the authors made £1,000 from the subsequent sale of their half of the copyright to the original publisher, John Miller, who, of course, already owned the other half. Also here added is a comment from the Edinburgh Review on the organisation of the competition that gave rise to the volume, and extensive notes quoting reviews, giving relevant information about the victims, and overtly identifying them. All this material is here first published. An important edition, and a primary source. The illustrations are all here first published. Cohn, 759; CBEL, III, p.243
Ref: HRT118009


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

S[MITH]. (I.G.). Fra Angelico And Other short poems. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1872. Globe 8vo; inserted leaf of advertisements precedes final blank; pp.[viii]+109+[i (printer’s imprint)]+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed Royal blue cloth, ruled and blocked black on sides and spine, lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers printed with floral pattern in grey. Very slight wear to cloth at head and tail of spine; inscription on half-title page; some foxing passim; a generally nice copy, nonetheless.

GB £12.00

US $14.88


Presentation copy with the author’s holograph inscription dated ‘Easter 1885’ on the half-title. Later issue: the inserted advertisement leaf of books ‘By the same author’ includes reference to the second edition of Smith’s 1873 Oxford University Bampton Lectures, which was published in 1876; the end-papers look more like c.1884.
Ref: HRT105945


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SMITH (Walter C.). North country folk. Poems. Glasgow, James Maclehose & Sons, Publishers to the University, 1883. F’cap 8vo; 2pp. integral advertisements, followed by 16pp. publisher’s inserted Catalogue at end, dated 1882; pp.viii+254+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed royal blue cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Virtually fine.

GB £28.00

US $34.72


CBEL, III, p.306; Miles, X.
Ref: HRT105947


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SMITH (Walter C.). A heretic And other poems. Glasgow, James Maclehose & Sons, Publishers to the University, 1891 [i.e., December, 1890]. F’cap 8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half-title page; pp.viii+247+[i (blank)]; royal blue diagonally fine ribbed cloth, ruled and blocked gilt on front cover, blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale cream. Very slight darkening of spine, and end-papers discoloured; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £29.00

US $35.96


Reilly, p.443; CBEL, p.306; Miles, X. The author’s last volume of verse.
Ref: HRT105949


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SOUTHEY (Robert). Metrical tales And Other Poems. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, Paternoster-row, 1805. 12mo; half-title present; two binder’s blanks at front, one at back; 4pp. integral advertisements at end (signed ‘L’); pp.[viii]+203+[i (blank)]+[iv]; recent full calf, ruled and tooled blind on sides, spine ruled blind, tooled and lettered gilt, and with contrasting labels. Nice copy.

GB £170.00

US $210.80


The last gathering of text consists of six leaves, the advertisements, two leaves, and the prelims. four leaves, completing a full sheet. CBEL, III, p.180
Ref: HRT105955


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SOUTHEY (Robert). Madoc. London, Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, And A. Constable and Co. Edinburgh. By James Ballantine, Edinburgh, 1805. Demy 4to; half-title not called for; leaf bearing engraved frontispiece vignette after Owen Morgan and introductory poem, and conjugate vignette title-page, both on plate paper but included in the pagination, precede dedication, Preface, and Contents leaves; engraved fly-title, on plate-paper, precedes text of each of the two Parts, the first (after Pocock) not reckoned in the pagination (the second after Owen Morgan); pp.[xii]+[ii (fly-title to first part)]+557+[i (blank)]; contemporary full diced calf, elaborately tooled gilt on sides and spine; drab-faced end-papers; purple silk marker. Calf worn at corners and edges, and splitting slightly over joints, but boards strongly attached; extensive but generally light foxing and damp-marking, chiefly of early leaves; in general effect a nice copy. The first edition, in 4to format.

GB £260.00

US $322.40


CBEL, III, p.180
Ref: HRT105956


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SOUTHEY (Robert). The Curse of Kehama: By Robert Southey. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-row, By James Ballantyne and Co. Edinburgh, 1810. Demy 4to; half-title, title, dedication leaf, two leaves of Preface, Contents leaf, leaf bearing epigraph, and leaf bearing key to deities, apart from the first leaf of Preface all blank on verso, precede start of text; pp.[xvi]+376; contemporary full calf, ruled gilt, tooled blind, on sides, spine with five raised bands, tooled blind and gilt, lettered gilt, matching marbled edges and end-papers. Front joint cracked, but holding on the cords, back joint slightly chipped at head, and a couple of insignificant chips to leather at extreme head and tail of spine; slight foxing and marking to last leaf; otherwise an excellent copy.

GB £160.00

US $198.40



ISBN CBEL, III, p.180. The final gathering, 3C, consists of a half-sheet.
Ref: HRT105957


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SOUTHEY (Robert). Roderick, The Last of the Goths. By Robert Southey, Esq., Poet laureate, And Member of the Royal Spanish Academy. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-row, By James Ballantyne and Co. Edinburgh, 1814. Demy 4to; half-title, title, dedication leaf, and two stubs (v. note), Preface leaf, leaf listing the principal persons of the poem, and Contents leaf (verso blank) precede start of text; fly-title to the Notes; final leaf of Notes a single inset; pp.[xiv (including stubs, but numbered [i]-x)]+[ii (Contents, not paginated)]+340+[i]-cxxxvii+[1 (blank)]; contemporary full natural calf, floral roll border to sides, rebacked at an early date with sheep, spine ruled blind and gilt, lettered direct, and with four raised bands tooled gilt in the period manner; sprinkled edges, drab faced end-papers. Some peeling to calf, and slight wear to corners; sheep a trifle rubbed over joints; single worm-track through blank lower fore-corner of first twenty leaves; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £210.00

US $260.40


The presence of the two stubs is evidently correct: on the one hand they serve to complete two 4to gatherings for the prelims. (being the last leaf of the first gathering, and the first leaf of the second), whilst on the other the numbering of the pages ignores them, making clear that the absence of these leaves was designed. Why it should have been so designed is less obvious. It would have been usual at the time, however, for the prelims. to have been printed last, and that this was so with the present volume is suggested by the presence of the press figure ‘10’ on the first leaf following the stubs, and on the second leaf of the penultimate gathering, ‘q’. Gathering ‘r’ consists here of five leaves, the last being a singleton, and it seems likely that that leaf was printed conjugate with one of the preliminary gatherings, and explains one of the stubs. The other may perhaps have been a blank. CBEL, III, p.180; NCBEL, 3: 256.

   Click to view image   

Ref: HRT105959


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SOUTHEY (Robert, Esq. LL.D., Poet laureate, &c.). All for love; And The pilgrim to Compostella. London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1829. F’cap 8vo; fine steel-engraved frontispiece by Edwd. Finden after R. Westall, on plate paper; this followed by title-leaf, dedication leaf, Contents leaf, fly-title (signed ‘B’), and leaf bearing authorial note, before start of poem; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+221+[i (printer’s imprint)]+[ii]; quarter dark green moiré diagonally fine ribbed cloth, dull light brown board sides, paper spine label. Neat restorations to cloth over joints, and cloth faded to blackish drab; light marginal foxing of frontispiece; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £85.00

US $105.40


Published, according to the label, at 7s. 6d. CBEL, III, p.180
Ref: HRT105963


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SOUTHEY (Robert, Esq. LL.D., Poet laureate, &c.). All for love; And The pilgrim to Compostella. London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1829. F’cap 8vo; lacking the half-title and terminal leaf of advertisements; fine steel-engraved frontispiece by Edwd. Finden after R. Westall, on plate paper; this followed by title-leaf, dedication leaf, Contents leaf, fly-title (signed ‘B’), and leaf bearing authorial note, before start of poem; pp.[iii-viii]+221+[i (printer’s imprint)]; binder’s blank at end; contemporary half natural calf, marbled sides, contrasting spine label. Corners a little worn; un-beautifully rebacked with matching calf; marginal foxing of frontispiece; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £80.00

US $99.20


CBEL, III, p.180
Ref: HRT105964


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

STANDING (Percy Cross). Chateaux en Espagne. London, Digby, Long & Co., Publishers, 18 Bouverie Street, Fleet Street, E.C., [1895]. Pp.viii+87+[i (blank)]; horizontally fine ribbed cloth, blocked with publisher’s momogram blind on back cover, lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on and up spine; t.e uncut; end-papers printed with passion-flower pattern in ochre. Nice copy.

GB £17.00

US $21.08


Reilly, p.448
Ref: HRT105966


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

STEVENSON (Robert Louis). Ballads. Chatto & Windus, 1890. Leaf at end bearing publisher’s woodcut device on recto, blank on verso; pp.[viii]+137+[i (blank)]+[ii]; bevelled dark navy blue coarse buckram lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Virtually fine copy.

GB £75.00

US $93.00


McKay 532. The first British edition.
Ref: HRT105976


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

STONE (S.J., M.A.). Lays of Iona And other poems. Longmans, Green and Co., 39 Paternoster Row, London, New York and Bombay, 1897. Globe 8vo; advertisement leaf at end, verso blank; pp.xxxii+361+[i (printer’s imprint)]+[ii]; very dark green patterned sand grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers faced black. Front end-paper lacking; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £12.00

US $14.88



Ref: HRT105985


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

STURGIS (Julian). Little comedies. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1880. F’cap 8vo, wire-stitched; single inset advertisement leaf at end, on text-paper, evidently printed together with the prelims., completing that half-sheet; pp.[vi]+159+[i (printer’s imprint)]+[ii]; bevelled white buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated crimson. covers darkened and a little marked; internally fine.

GB £75.00

US $93.00


Six plays in prose.
Ref: HRT105988


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SWAIN (Charles). Dramatic chapters, Poems and Songs. London: David Bogue, Fleet Street, 1847. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; steel-engraved portrait frontispiece and conjugate vignette title-page precede letterpress title-page; fine steel-engraved tailpiece; pp.[viii]+344; two leaves publisher’s inserted advertisements at end; vertically ribbed light jade green cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked gilt on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow; binder’s ticket of ‘Remnant & Edmonds’ on back paste-down. Very slight wear to cloth at extreme head of spine, and cloth of spine a little darkened; frontispiece and vignette title foxed, apparently by contact with tissue guard, now not present; otherwise a virtually fine copy of a handsome book.

GB £90.00

US $111.60


First issue, the frontispiece and conjugate vignette title being omitted from some copies. The frontispiece and tailpiece, at least, are by J.W. Appleton, the latter, which is exceptionally fine, being after a design by Richardson. CBEL, III, p.308.
Ref: HRT105992


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SWAIN (Charles). Dramatic chapters, Poems and Songs. London: David Bogue, Fleet Street, 1847. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; fine steel-engraved tailpiece; pp.[viii]+344; two leaves publisher’s inserted advertisements at end; vertically ribbed light jade green cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked gilt on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow; binder’s ticket of ‘Remnant & Edmonds’ on back paste-down. Very slight spotting of covers; most of front end-paper cut away to remove inscription, leaving an inch-wide strip at gutter; otherwise a very nice copy of a handsome book.

GB £45.00

US $55.80


Probable second issue, without the frontispiece and conjugate vignette title present in the first issue — and apparently so published, as the book is tight and there is no sign of loss. The very fine tailpiece is by J.W. Appleton, after a design by Richardson. CBEL, III, p.308.
Ref: HRT117833


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Chastelard; A tragedy. Edward Moxon & Co., 1865. F’cap 8vo; vertically-ribbed blue cloth; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; fawn coated end-papers. Coloured surface of front free end-paper peeled away in strip towards inner margin by removal of a tipped in catalogue; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

GB £130.00

US $161.20


The correct first state of the binding, bearing the date 1865 at foot of spine, one of two colour variants (some copies being issued in red cloth); but the second state of the text, with the Moxon title page, but with leaf F6 (pp.75-6), as almost always with the Moxon issue, a cancel mounted on a stub. The second line on p.75 has here the altered reading ‘en chasse courir?’, in place of the original ‘chasser et courir?’ Of the total of 1,000 copies printed, at least three issues were made by Moxon: an issue in red cloth, with leaf F6 both integral and bearing the unaltered text; and two issues with F6 in the cancelled state, one in red cloth and the other in blue cloth, as here, all these issues bearing the date 1865 both on the title page and spine. We have no record of copies with the Moxon title-page, 1865 on the spine, and with F6 integral, being in blue cloth, though such an issue may in fact exist. Wise, 18, does not record the presence of any cancel leaves for this title, and states, without adducing reasons, that copies in red cloth are secondary. This is obviously wrong as is demonstrated both by the existance of red cloth copies with F6 uncancelled, and also by the fact that Hotten, who took over the sheets (and some bound copies), issuing them with a cancel title-page (and binding, for the unbound copies,) dated 1866, continued to bind in both colours of cloth, there being evidently an established call for such colour variants, perhaps to enable purchasers to match them with similarly variant copies of the 8vo edition of ‘Atalanta in Calydon’. Hotten appears not to have bothered to insert the cancel leaf, and copies with 1866 on the spine usually, if not always, exhibit the original state of text.
Ref: HRT105999


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). A Song of Italy. John Camden Hotten, 1867. F’cap 8vo; blank before half-title; blank, followed by eight leaves integral advertisements (numbered 1 — 8, [1 — 2], and 1 — 6), and blank, at end; 8pp. advertisements for ‘Atalanta’ and ‘Chastelard’ bound in before front blank; yellow-green bevelled patterned sand grain cloth ruled blind on sides (a line at top and tail, each terminating at both ends in a sort of brief, square-angled, spiral), ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated red-chocolate. A nice copy.

GB £90.00

US $111.60


Wise 38, but a variant with Hotten’s imprint at the tail of the spine instead of the date. The binding of the present copy agrees with both the British Library deposit copy, and the copy preserved in the publisher’s files, and is presumably (despite Wise’s assumption to the contrary) of the earliest issue. In this copy on the eleventh page of the terminal advertisements, the ‘p’ of ‘printed’ in the first entry (Anacreon’s Odes) is perfect: in some copies it is badly battered; on p.[1] of the advertisements inserted at the front, 5ll. from foot, ‘Jocasta’ appears as ‘Joca-ta’, the ‘o’ of the preceding ‘no’ being likewise badly battered: in some copies ‘Jocasta’ is printed perfectly, the ‘o’ of ‘no’ (and the second ‘t’ of ‘without’ on the line above) being printed too heavily; on p.8 of the advertisements the ‘W’ in ‘WEEKLY’ 11ll. from foot has almost failed to print, and there is on this page a good deal of other slightly damaged type: in some copies this page is printed perfectly. In the British Library copy type damage agrees with ours except the ‘S’ and ‘W’ have printed a trifle more strongly, and p.8 is slightly less battered.
Ref: HRT106003


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). A Song of Italy. John Camden Hotten, 1867. F’cap 8vo; blank before half-title; blank, followed by eight leaves integral advertisements (numbered 1 — 8, [1 — 2], and 1 — 6), and blank, at end; 8pp. advertisements for ‘Atalanta’ and ‘Chastelard’ bound in between front end-papers; vertically ribbed blue cloth, lettered gilt on spine; very dark grey coated end-papers. A near fine copy.

GB £50.00

US $62.00


Wise 38. We have doubts about Wise’s description of this as a ‘remainder’ binding. The spine bears the date 1867 at foot, the advertisements all date from 1867, and the binding matches that of the first edition of ‘Chastelard’. Copies seem to have been produced in all the various bindings used before, presumably for people who desired matching sets. There are, however, at least three variants of this blue cloth binding. In the first variant, which has the catalogue bound in between the end-papers, the cloth is vertically ribbed, and the ‘F’ in ‘OF’ has an outwardly angled serif descending from the end of the top arm to the mid level of the lower arm, and the spine bears at the foot the date ‘1867’. The second is identical with the first, except that the date at the foot of the spine reads ‘1868’. The third, which may be Wise’s ‘remainder’ issue, has the date ‘1867’ at the foot of the spine, but is in smooth buckram, has the catalogue bound in after the blank, and the ‘F’ in ‘OF’ has a short serif, barely angled outwards, and not extending downwards as far even as the top of the upward stroke of the serif terminating the lower arm. The present copy is of the first variant. In this copy on the eleventh page of the terminal advertisements, the ‘p’ of ‘printed’ in the first entry (Anacreon’s Odes) is badly battered, not perfect as in some copies; on p.[1] of the advertisements inserted at the front, 5ll. from foot, ‘Jocasta’ appears correctly printed, the ‘o’ of the preceding ‘no’ and the second ‘t’ of ‘without’ on the line above being printed too heavily; on p.8 of the advertisements the ‘W’ in ‘WEEKLY’ 11ll. from foot is likewise printed perfectly, and there is on this page no damaged type.
Ref: HRT106005


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). A Song of Italy. John Camden Hotten, 1867. F’cap 8vo; integral blank, followed by 8pp. inserted advertisements for ‘Atalanta’ and ‘Chastelard’, before half-title; blank, followed by eight leaves integral advertisements (numbered 1 — 8, [1 — 2], and 1 — 6), and blank, at end; blue buckram, lettered gilt on spine; very dark greyish brown coated end-papers. A fine copy.

GB £40.00

US $49.60


Wise 38. There are at least three variants of the blue cloth binding of this book. In the first variant, which has the catalogue bound in between the end-papers, the cloth is vertically ribbed, and the ‘F’ in ‘OF’ has an outwardly angled serif descending from the end of the top arm to the mid level of the lower arm, and the spine bears at the foot the date ‘1867’. The second is identical with the first, except that the date at the foot of the spine reads ‘1868’. The third, which may be Wise’s ‘remainder’ issue, has the date ‘1867’ at the foot of the spine, but is in smooth buckram, has the catalogue bound in after the blank, and the ‘F’ in ‘OF’ has a short serif, barely angled outwards, and not extending downwards as far even as the top of the upward stroke of the serif terminating the lower arm. The present copy is of the third variant. Wise’s very definite reference to ‘remainder’ issues of this book in blue or red cloth with the date ‘1867’ on the spine is a little odd, since he also records the existence of copies of the book “in all varieties of binding, with no date upon the back", adding that “doubtless these were made up subsequent to 1867". It may, however, reflect insider knowledge, since almost every copy that we have ever encountered of the present issue has been unopened throughout! In this copy on the eleventh page of the terminal advertisements, the ‘p’ of ‘printed’ in the first entry (Anacreon’s Odes) is slightly imperfect, not perfect, or badly battered as in some copies; on p.[1] of the advertisements inserted at the front, 5ll. from foot, ‘Jocasta’ appears correctly printed, the ‘o’ of the preceding ‘no’ and the second ‘t’ of ‘without’ on the line above being printed too heavily; on p.8 of the advertisements the ‘W’ in ‘WEEKLY’ 11ll. from foot is likewise printed perfectly, and there is on this page no damaged type.
Ref: HRT106006


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). A Song of Italy. John Camden Hotten, 1867. F’cap 8vo; integral blank, followed by 8pp. inserted advertisements for ‘Atalanta’ and ‘Chastelard’, before half-title; blank, followed by eight leaves integral advertisements (numbered 1 — 8, [1 — 2], and 1 — 6), and blank, at end; blue buckram, lettered gilt on spine; very dark greyish brown coated end-papers. Sides damp-spotted; otherwise a fine, unopened copy.

GB £27.00

US $33.48


Wise 38. There are at least three variants of the blue cloth binding of this book. In the first variant, which has the catalogue bound in between the end-papers, the cloth is vertically ribbed, and the ‘F’ in ‘OF’ has an outwardly angled serif descending from the end of the top arm to the mid level of the lower arm, and the spine bears at the foot the date ‘1867’. The second is identical with the first, except that the date at the foot of the spine reads ‘1868’. The third, which may be Wise’s ‘remainder’ issue, has the date ‘1867’ at the foot of the spine, but is in smooth buckram, has the catalogue bound in after the blank, and the ‘F’ in ‘OF’ has a short serif, barely angled outwards, and not extending downwards as far even as the top of the upward stroke of the serif terminating the lower arm. The present copy is of the third variant. Wise’s very definite reference to ‘remainder’ issues of this book in blue or red cloth with the date ‘1867’ on the spine is a little odd, since he also records the existence of copies of the book “in all varieties of binding, with no date upon the back", adding that “doubtless these were made up subsequent to 1867". It may, however, reflect insider knowledge, since almost every copy that we have ever encountered of the present issue has been unopened throughout! In this copy on the eleventh page of the terminal advertisements, the ‘p’ of ‘printed’ in the first entry (Anacreon’s Odes) is perfect, not badly battered as in some copies; on p.[1] of the advertisements inserted at the front, 5ll. from foot, ‘Jocasta’ appears correctly printed, the ‘o’ of the preceding ‘no’ and the second ‘t’ of ‘without’ on the line above being printed too heavily; on p.8 of the advertisements the ‘W’ in ‘WEEKLY’ 11ll. from foot is likewise printed perfectly, and there is on this page no damaged type.
Ref: HRT106007


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Ode On the Proclamation Of the French republic, September 4th, 1870. F.S. Ellis, 33, King Street, Covent Garden, 1870. One and a half sheets demy 8vo, sewn as a single gathering; pale orange wrappers, printed on front wrapper in black; top-edges uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed; issued without end-papers. Minor chips at edges of wrappers; small blank lower corner chipped from last two leaves; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £100.00

US $124.00


Wise, 52. A minor binding variant, some copies being issued with the fore-edges uncut.
Ref: HRT106011


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Songs before sunrise. London: F.S. Ellis, 33, King Street, Covent Garden, 1871. Pp.viii+287+[i (blank)]; 8pp. publisher’s inserted catalogue at end; blue green buckram, blocked with medallions gilt on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; binder’s ticket of Burn & Co. on back paste-down. End-papers slightly foxed; otherwise virtually a fine copy. Scarce, especially thus.

GB £250.00

US $310.00


First issue, without a printer’s imprint on p.[288], and with the earliest catalogue, advertising the ‘Fourth Edition’ of ‘Rossetti’s Poems’ instead of the fifth edition, as with later copies. Wise, 54. Like the more celebrated first edition of ‘Atalanta in Calydon’, one of a total edition of only 500 copies, and, like that, with a striking and unusual cover design specially created for the volume by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. In our experience, copies of the present title are met with today somewhat less than half as frequently as copies of ‘Atalanta’ — despite the absorption by the John S. Mayfield collection of 102 copies of the latter — Wise’s erroneous statement that only 100 copies of ‘Atalanta’ were published having possibly secured for it an unduly high survival rate!
Ref: HRT106012


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Studies in song. Chatto & Windus, 1880. Blank before half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements at end, followed by 32pp. publisher’s catalogue dated October, 1880; very dark green buckram, ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, blocked with publisher’s device and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated fawn. Small pressure dints in front cover; short tear in blank lower-edge of half-title; otherwise nice.

GB £31.00

US $38.44


Wise, 69. One of 1,500 copies.
Ref: HRT106022


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Studies in song. Chatto & Windus, 1880. Blank before half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements at end, followed by 32pp. publisher’s catalogue dated October, 1880; very dark green buckram, ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, blocked with publisher’s device and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated fawn. Almost imperceptible damp-marking of covers, just barely affecting the sheen on the cloth; front end-papers lightly stained; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £17.00

US $21.08


Wise, 69. One of 1,500 copies.
Ref: HRT106023


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). A century of roundels. London, Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1883 (All rights reserved). Sq.8vo, printed on antique-toned paper; pp.[xii]+100; a.e. uncut; dark grey-green buckram, ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine. Small nick in cloth of headband (1/8th inch); otherwise a very nice copy. A difficult title to find in nice condition, due possibly to its slimness and large format.

GB £70.00

US $86.80


Wise, 74: one thousand copies were printed.
Ref: HRT106027


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). The sisters A tragedy. London, Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1892. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; pp.[2]+x+107+[ii (blank)]; publisher’s 32pp. catalogue dated January, 1892 bound in at end; dark green buckram, ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, ruled, lettered, and blocked with publisher’s device, gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut. Fine copy.

GB £40.00

US $49.60


Wise, 96: 1,250 copies were printed.
Ref: HRT118034


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Rosamund, Queen of the Lombards. A tragedy. Chatto & Windus, 1899. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; 32pp. catalogue at end dated Sept.1899; bevelled cream coarse buckram, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges very lightly trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Light mottling of front cover; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £29.00

US $35.96


Wise 105. One of 1,500 copies.
Ref: HRT106033


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SYKES (Joseph). Poems: (Third Series.) By Joseph Sykes (Julio), Author of “Sketches of Public Men,” “Lectures on French History,” &c. I. Social sketches. II. Scenes from Plutarch, Didactic series, &c. III. Local. IV. Miscellaneous. V. Devotional. London: Whittaker and Co., Ave Maria Lane. Brighton: J.A. Pritchard, 14, North Street, 1877. F’cap 12mo format, signed and gathered irregularly in fours and eights; half-title not called for; last two leaves a conjugate pair final blank; cerise patterned-sand-grain cloth, ruled gilt on sides, ruled, lettered, and blocked gilt on spine; t.e.g.; end-papers coated milk-chocolate. Very slight fading to cloth of spine; couple of small spots on sides; backs of end-papers foxed, with offsetting onto facing leaf; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £55.00

US $68.20


The last of three series published in Brighton between 1870 and 1877. Includes some excellently readable tales in verse, such as ‘The Cynic’. Allibone, Sup’t., p.1413.
Ref: HRT118793


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SYMONDS (J.A., Ball. Coll.). The Escorial. A prize poem, Recited in the theatre, Oxford, June 20, 1860. By J.A. Symonds, Ball. Coll. Oxford: T. and G. Shrimpton, Broad Street, 1860. One gathering, f’cap 8vo; half-title not called for; last page blank; pale yellow wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black. Minute chip (2 x 4 mm) to upper forecorner of fron wrapper and title; otherwise a virtually fine copy preserved in a cloth covered chemise and clamshell box.

GB £165.00

US $204.60


The H. Bradley Martin copy as attested by a bookplate inside the box. The Newdigate Prize poem. Symonds’ first published work. CBEL, III, p.358
Ref: HRT106034


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

TALFOURD (T.N.). The Castilian. an historical tragedy. In five acts. London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1853. F’cap 8vo; large folding wood-engraved portrait frontispiece; inserted Errata leaf precedes fly-title; pp.[xvi]+[ii]+191+[i (printer’s imprint)]; 8pp. publisher’s inserted advertisements dated April, 1854, bound in between front end-papers; vertically fine ribbed puce cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Barely visible restoration to cloth at head of spine; insignificant marking and fading of cloth; contemporary newspaper cutting relating to Talfourd tipped onto front paste-down and engraved portrait tipped onto first page of catalogue; otherwise a virtually fine, unopened copy.

GB £50.00

US $62.00


CBEL, III, p.596: the author’s scarce last play, published only a few months before his death.
Ref: HRT106049


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

TAYLOR (Henry). Edwin the fair; An historical drama. And Isaac Comnenus; A play. By Henry Taylor, Author of ‘Philip van Artevelde.’ Second edition. London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1845. Imp.32mo format, in twelves; one leaf integral, one leaf text-paper advertisements (probably printed conjugate with the two leaves of the last gathering, and the nine leaves of prelims. completing the 12mo sheet); xvii+[i (blank)]+242+[ii]+[ii]; pale blue-green fine net-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered and elaborately blocked gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow. Cloth of spine a trifle faded; otherwise a fine copy of a delightful volume.

GB £40.00

US $49.60


The first work is slightly revised, the second one extensively so. Includes also a new two-page preface, and a new dedication to the second work.
Ref: HRT106052


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

TAYLOR (Henry, D.C.L.). The poetical works Of Henry Taylor, D.C.L. Vol. I [II; III]. Philip Van Artevelde. In two parts [Edwin the Fair. Isaac Commenus.; A Sicilian Summer. St. Clement’s Eve. The Eve of the Conquest, and other Poems]. London: Chapman and Hall, Piccadilly, 1864. F’cap 8vo; Notice leaf precedes half-title, specific title, general title, and single inset dedication leaf in volume one; half-title precedes single inset specific title, general title, and fly-title with dedication on verso in volume two; single inset half title precedes specific title, and general title in volume three; pp.[2]+[viii]+[2]+[xi] — xxiv+320; [6]+[viii]+240; [xiv]+[264]; 4pp. publisher’s advertisements at end, on text-paper; violet diagonal beaded-line-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated chocolate. Very slight wear to extremities of spines; a couple of leaves badly opened, and some light dusting more or less confined to extreme upper margins; contemporary owner’s signature on half-title of volume one; in effect, however, a very nice copy, partly unopened.

GB £75.00

US $93.00


The first collected edition. The curious arrangement of the prelims. suggests some confusion of intent on the part of the publisher, but certainly these volumes were designed to be issued either as a collection, as here, or as individual volumes with separate title-pages, and, presumably, different lettering on the spines. NCBEL, 3: 553

   Click to view image   

Ref: HRT119459


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

TENNYSON (Alfred). The princess; A medley. By Alfred Tennyson. London: Edward Moxon, [44,] Dover Street, 1847. F’cap 8vo; 8pp. publisher’s catalogue dated November 1, 1847, bound in before half-title; pp.[iv]+164; Watered very dark brown crushed morocco; spine with five raised bands, lettered directly gilt in second and third compartment and on front cover, turn-ins elaborately tooled gilt; grey and yellow marbled end-papers bearing binder’s device and name, gilt, on front pastedown; t.e.g, others uncut. Slight rubbing to joints; otherwise, a virtually fine copy of a difficult title.

GB £150.00

US $186.00




   Click to view image   

Ref: HRT119633


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

TENNYSON (Alfred, Poet Laureate). Ode On the death Of the Duke of Wellington. London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1852. One gathering, demy 8vo; light silurian grey wrappers, printed on front wrapper in black; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Wrappers a little stained and dusty, and with barely visible tissued repair to one blank corner; neat contemporary ownership inscription on upper margin of half-title; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £140.00

US $173.60


The second edition, dated 1853, was expanded and heavily revised.
Ref: HRT106063


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

TENNYSON (Alfred, Poet Laureate). Ode On the death Of the Duke of Wellington. A new edition. London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1853. One gathering, demy 8vo; light silurian grey wrappers, printed on front wrapper in black; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Wrappers very slightly worn at head and tail of spine, and slightly dusty; otherwise a very nice copy, mostly unopened.

GB £160.00

US $198.40


Second edition, expanded and heavily revised of a pamphlet first issued in 1852. We have seen it stated that the second edition differed from the first by the revision of the line “Where shall we lay the man whom we deplore?” Much else was changed, but not in fact that line: to the Tennyson of the 1850s ‘deplore’ meant what it had done to his ancestors. It is a good example of semantic change! In our experience, this second edition is a much scarcer than the first.
Ref: HRT106064


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

TENNYSON (Alfred, D.C.L., Poet-laureate). Enoch Arden, Etc. Edward Moxon & Co., 1864. F’cap 8vo; half-title not called for; final blank; pp.[iv]+178+[ii]; green sand grain cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, blocked with publisher’s monogram device in blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; pale yellow coated end-papers; publisher’s catalogue dated August, 1864, bound in between front end-papers. Very slight fading of covers; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £17.00

US $21.08


This copy in mid-green cloth, with the title on the spine set in two lines, with the comma present after ‘Evans’ in the imprint on p.178, and with advertisements dated August 1864. According to an inscription noted in another copy, the book was published on Monday, 15th August, 1864. We believe this to be one of four variants of the first issue.
Ref: HRT106070


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

TENNYSON (Alfred, D.C.L., Poet-laureate). Enoch Arden, Etc. Edward Moxon & Co., 1864. F’cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+178+[ii]; light olive green sand grain cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, blocked with publisher’s monogram device in blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. End-papers renewed at an early date with chocolate coated paper, and without the catalogue; lacking the final blank; early inscription on upper margin of title-page; otherwise nice.

GB £12.00

US $14.88


This copy in light olive green cloth, with the title on the spine set in two lines, with no comma present after ‘Evans’ in the imprint on p.178. The advertisements were removed with the original end-papers, and the issue status of this volume now cannot be determined.
Ref: HRT106071


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

TENNYSON (Alfred, D.C.L., Poet-laureate). Enoch Arden, Etc. Edward Moxon & Co., 1864. F’cap 8vo; half-title not called for; final blank; pp.[iv]+178+[ii]; green sand grain cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, blocked with publisher’s monogram device in blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; lemon coated end-papers. Publisher’s catalogue removed from between front end-papers, leaving slight damage; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £12.00

US $14.88


This copy in mid-green cloth, with the title on the spine set in two lines, and with the comma present after ‘Evans’ in the imprint on p.178.
Ref: HRT106075


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

TENNYSON (Alfred, D.C.L., Poet-laureate). Enoch Arden, Etc. Edward Moxon & Co., 1864. F’cap 8vo; half-title not called for; final blank; pp.[iv]+178+[ii]; light olive green sand grain cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, blocked with publisher’s monogram device in blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; yellow coated end-papers; 8pp. publisher’s catalogue, dated September, 1864, bound in between front end-papers. Cloth torn and a little chipped at head and worn at tail of spine; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £10.00

US $12.40


This copy in light olive green cloth, with the title on the spine set in three lines, the title and imprint falling within an area measuring vertically 141mm, the comma present after ‘Evans’ in the imprint on p.178, and with advertisements dated September 1864, instead of August. We believe this to be the third issue.
Ref: HRT106076


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

TENNYSON (Alfred, D.C.L., Poet-laureate). Enoch Arden, Etc. Edward Moxon & Co., 1864. Contemporary full polished tree calf, tooled gilt on sides, edges, and doublures, spine with five raised bands, elaborately tooled gilt on bands and in compartments, brown lettering-piece; a.e.g.; oil-marbled end-papers. Small splits to head of joints and sides a little scuffed; internally fine.

GB £14.00

US $17.36



Ref: HRT118019


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

TENNYSON (Alfred, D.C.L., Poet Laureate). Gareth and Lynette Etc. Strahan & Co. 56, Ludgate Hill, 1872. F’cap 8vo; pp.[vi]+136; 10pp. inserted publisher’s catalogue at end; yellow green fine bead grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered and blocked with publisher’s device gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; yellow coated end-papers; publisher’s advertisement slip advertising the Sixth Edition of London Lyrics by Frederick Locker tipped onto front end-paper. Slight flexion creasing of front board; inscription on front end-paper repeated on margin of advertisement slip; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £34.00

US $42.16


In this copy the wave design in the publisher’s device on the spine consists of separate lines, without a border, and the lines of the waves do not touch the hand; the ‘c’ of ‘&c.’ is in a bold, slightly compressed face; on p.136 the rule above the printer’s imprint is unbroken, as is the ‘p’ of ‘printed’ in the imprint. We believe this to be both the first state of text and the first binding.
Ref: HRT106082


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

TENNYSON (Alfred, D.C.L., Poet Laureate). Gareth and Lynette Etc. Strahan & Co., 56, Ludgate Hill, London, 1872. F’cap 8vo; pp.[vi]+136; 10pp. inserted publisher’s catalogue at end; yellow green fine bead grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered and blocked with publisher’s device gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; yellow coated end-papers. A fine copy.

GB £29.00

US $35.96


With the light pencilled ownership inscription of G.S. Ramsay, R.A. on the front end-paper. In this copy the wave design in the publisher’s device on the spine is largely joined at the edges by a border, and the lines of the waves touch the hand; the ‘c’ of ‘&c.’ is in a light, slightly compressed face; on p.136 the rule above the printer’s imprint is unbroken, as is the ‘p’ of ‘printed’ in the imprint. The publisher’s slip tipped in between the front end-papers in some copies has certainly never been present here.
Ref: HRT106083


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

TENNYSON (Alfred, D.C.L., Poet Laureate). Gareth and Lynette Etc. Strahan & Co., 56, Ludgate Hill, London, 1872. F’cap 8vo; pp.[vi]+136; 10pp. inserted publisher’s catalogue at end; yellow green fine bead grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered and blocked with publisher’s device gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; yellow coated end-papers; publisher’s advertisement slip advertising the Sixth Edition of London Lyrics by Frederick Locker tipped onto front end-paper. A nice copy.

GB £14.00

US $17.36


In this copy the wave design in the publisher’s device on the spine is largely joined at the edges by a border, and the lines of the waves touch the hand; the ‘c’ of ‘&c.’ is in a light, slightly compressed face; on p.136 the rule above the printer’s imprint is unbroken, as is the ‘p’ of ‘printed’ in the imprint.
Ref: HRT106084


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage


ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File H: Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

TENNYSON (Alfred, D.C.L., Poet Laureate). Gareth and Lynette Etc. Strahan & Co., 56, Ludgate Hill, London, 1872. F’cap 8vo; pp.[vi]+136; 10pp. inserted publisher’s catalogue at end; yellow green fine bead grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered and blocked with publisher’s device gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; yellow coated end-papers; publisher’s advertisement slip tipped onto front end-paper. Publisher’s slip removed, leaving slight traces; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £12.00

US $14.88


In this copy the wave design in the publisher’s device on the spine is largely joined at the edges by a border, and the lines of the waves touch the hand; the ‘c’ of ‘&c.’ is in a light, slightly compressed face; on p.136 the rule above the printer’s imprint is broken above the ‘t’ of ‘Virtue’, and the ‘p’ of ‘printed’ in the imprint lacks its tail.
Ref: HRT106085


  Click here to order this book by e-mail   



Click here for list of references, abbreviations, and conventions used




Click here to return to "Rare Books" Homepage
  CLICK HERE TO LOAD NEXT SECTION OF FILE