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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; 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-edges uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; yellow coated end-papers; publisher’s slip advertising the Sixth Edition of London Lyrics tipped on to front end-paper. A very 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, extended face, and the ampersand appears to be in an Italic 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.
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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; contemporary bevelled full scarlet morocco, ruled and tooled blind on sides, ruled blind on spine, tooled and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; a.e.g.; pale yellow coated end-papers. Bound up without half-title or advertisements; a fine copy, however, finely bound.

GB £75.00

US $93.00



Ref: HRT106087


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

TENNYSON (Alfred). Queen Mary: A drama. Henry S. King & Co., 1875. F’cap 8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half title; five leaves integral advertisements at end (first page blank); pp.viii+278+[x]; diagonally fine ribbed green cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others mainly trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. Some general wear to covers; end-papers cracked; slight foxing of first few leaves; not unwelcome ownership inscription dated ‘June 30th 1875’ on verso of half-title; over-all, a near-nice copy.

GB £29.00

US $35.96


First state of text: with the correct reading ‘beheld’ in l.1, p.126, rather than the misprint ‘behled’ as in the second and third states, without an imprint on p.278 (the imprint of both publisher and printer appearing here at the end of the integral advertisements), with the advertisement for ‘Preludes’ by Miss A.C. Thompson present on p.[viii] of the advertisements, not at the foot of p.[x], as in the third state of text, the list concluding with the advertisement for ‘Songs of Life and Death’ by John Payne, the entry for ‘Poems’ by Annette F.C. Knight on p.[vii] being without reviews, and the W.C. Bennett title, ‘Baby May’ not being included; the first variant of the binding, in which the ‘H’ and the ‘S’ in the publisher’s imprint on the spine are both in a slightly compressed face, and both the final strokes of the ampersand point downwards. The inscription in this copy is especially welcome as confirming the early date of issue of this binding.
Ref: HRT106089


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

TENNYSON (Alfred). Queen Mary: A drama. Henry S. King & Co., 1875. F’cap 8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half title; five leaves integral advertisements at end (first page blank); pp.viii+278+[x]; diagonally fine ribbed green cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others mainly trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. Slight cracking of end-papers; small mark on title-page; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £28.00

US $34.72


Second state of text: with the misprint ‘behled’ for ‘beheld’ in l.1, p.126, and without an imprint on p.278 (the imprint of both publisher and printer appearing here at the end of the integral advertisements), but without the advertisement for ‘Preludes’ by Miss A.C. Thompson being transferred from p.[viii] to the foot of p.[x] of the advertisements, as in the third state of text, the list concluding with the advertisement for ‘Songs of Life and Death’ by John Payne, the entry for ‘Poems’ by Annette F.C. Knight on p.[vii] being without reviews, and the W.C. Bennett title, ‘Baby May’ not being included; the second or third variant of the binding in which the ‘H’ and the ‘S’ in the publisher’s imprint on the spine are both in a normal face, and the final strokes of the ampersand are respectively level and with a decidedly upward curl.
Ref: HRT106090


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

TENNYSON (Alfred). Queen Mary: A drama. Henry S. King & Co., 1875. F’cap 8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half title; five leaves integral advertisements at end (first page blank); pp.viii+278+[x]; diagonally fine ribbed green cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others mainly trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. A little scattered foxing; neat early ownership inscription on upper margin of title-page; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £29.00

US $35.96


Second state of text: with the misprint ‘behled’ for ‘beheld’ in l.1, p.126, and without an imprint on p.278 (the imprint of both publisher and printer appearing here at the end of the integral advertisements), but without the advertisement for ‘Preludes’ by Miss A.C. Thompson being transferred from p.[viii] to the foot of p.[x] of the advertisements, as in the third state of text, the list concluding with the advertisement for ‘Songs of Life and Death’ by John Payne, the entry for ‘Poems’ by Annette F.C. Knight on p.[vii] being without reviews, and the W.C. Bennett title, ‘Baby May’ not being included; the second or third variant of the binding in which the ‘H’ and the ‘S’ in the publisher’s imprint on the spine are both in a normal face, and the final strokes of the ampersand point respectively up and down.
Ref: HRT106091


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

TENNYSON (Alfred). Queen Mary: A drama. Henry S. King & Co., London, 1875. F’cap 8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half title; five leaves integral advertisements at end (first page blank); pp.viii+278+[x]; diagonally fine ribbed green cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others mainly trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. Nice copy.

GB £29.00

US $35.96


Third state of text: with the misprint ‘behled’ for ‘beheld’ in l.1, p.126, and without an imprint on p.278 (the imprint of both publisher and printer appearing here at the end of the integral advertisements), but with an advertisement for ‘Preludes’ by Miss A.C. Thompson transferred from p.[viii] to the foot of p.[x] of the advertisements, where it appears after the advertisement for ‘Songs of Life and Death’ by John Payne, four lines of reviews being added after the entry for ‘Poems’ by Annette F.C. Knight on p.[vii], and an additional W.C. Bennett title, ‘Baby May’ being added on p.[viii]; the first variant of the binding, in which the ‘H’ and the ‘S’ in the publisher’s imprint on the spine are both in a slightly compressed face, and both the final strokes of the ampersand point downwards.
Ref: HRT106092


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

TENNYSON (Alfred). Harold: A drama. Henry S. King & Co., 1877 [i.e., 1876]. F’cap 8vo; half-title and last leaf of text both single insets; 4pp. text-paper advertisements at end, probably integral, followed by 32pp. inserted publisher’s catalogue dated December 1876, the last leaf bearing printer’s imprint only; pp.[x]+161+[i (printer’s imprint)]+[iv]; diagonally fine-ribbed blue-green cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated chocolate. Useful, neat, contemporary inscription on verso of title-page, dated ‘Christmas 1876’; otherwise virtually a fine copy.

GB £17.00

US $21.08


Early state of the catalogue, the printer’s imprint on the last leaf having a comma after ‘Wilkins’, and the number ‘9’ in the address unbroken. The half-title, last leaf of text, and two following advertisement leaves, were evidently printed as part of one half-sheet.
Ref: HRT106093


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

TENNYSON (Alfred). Ballads And other poems. C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1 Paternoster Square, 1880. F’cap 8vo; blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; two leaves integral advertisements at end (first page blank but for signature mark ‘O’); pp.[2]+vi+184+[iv]; yellow green fine bead grain cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated brown. Owner’s initials on front blank; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £26.00

US $32.24


This copy is of the variant in which the two final strokes of the ampersand point respectively up and down (i.e., away from each other); the ‘o’ of ‘Co.’ is in a slightly, not a very, compressed face.
Ref: HRT106097


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

TENNYSON (Alfred). Ballads And other poems. C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1 Paternoster Square, 1880. F’cap 8vo; blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; two leaves integral advertisements at end (first page blank but for signature mark ‘O’); pp.[2]+vi+184+[iv]; yellow green fine-diaper cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated brown. A fine copy.

GB £17.00

US $21.08


This copy is of the variant in which the two final strokes of the ampersand point respectively down and up, curling towards each other; the ‘o’ of ‘Co.’ is in a very compressed, face.
Ref: HRT106098


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

TENNYSON (Alfred). Ballads And other poems. C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1 Paternoster Square, 1880. F’cap 8vo; blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; two leaves integral advertisements at end (first page blank but for signature mark ‘O’); pp.[2]+vi+184+[iv]; yellow green fine-diaper cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated brown. Sides lightly damp-spotted; inscription on front blank, otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £12.00

US $14.88


This copy is of the variant in which the two final strokes of the ampersand point respectively down and up, curling towards each other; the ‘o’ of ‘Co.’ is in a very compressed, face.
Ref: HRT106099


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

TENNYSON (Alfred, Lord, Poet Laureate). The cup And The falcon. Macmillan and Co., 1884. F’cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[iv]+146+[ii]; yellow-green patterned fine bead grain cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Small, neat, contemporary inscription on verso of title-page; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £14.00

US $17.36


First published edition, a trial edition having been prepared in 1882 but not issued.
Ref: HRT106100


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

TENNYSON (Alfred, Lord, Poet Laureate). Becket. Macmillan and Co., 1884. Globe 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+213+[i (blank)]+[ii]; green fine bead-grain cloth, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Slight foxing of end-papers; otherwise a fine, unopened, copy.

GB £27.00

US $33.48



Ref: HRT106101


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

TENNYSON (Alfred, Lord, Poet Laureate). Becket. Macmillan and Co., 1884. Globe 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+213+[i (blank)]+[ii]; green fine bead-grain cloth, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Back end-papers slightly cracked, but a nice copy.

GB £17.00

US $21.08



Ref: HRT106102


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TENNYSON (Alfred, Lord, D.C.L. P.L.). Tiresias And other poems. Macmillan and Co., 1885. F’cap 8vo; pp.viii+204; fine bead-grain green cloth, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Contemporary inscription on half-title; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £17.00

US $21.08


The imprint on the spine of this copy has the ‘c’s in an extended form, and the ampersand in an Italic face; p.204 has the printer’s imprint at the foot, and not ‘the end’.
Ref: HRT106104


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

TENNYSON (Alfred, Lord, P.L. D.C.L. [sic]). Locksley hall Sixty years after Etc. Macmillan and Co., 1886. F’cap 8vo; final blank; pp.[viii]+201+[i (printer’s imprint)]+[ii]; green fine bead grain cloth lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Fine copy.

GB £17.00

US $21.08


This copy is of the issue in which the half title reads: ‘LOCKSLEY HALL / AND / THE PROMISE OF MAY’, and there is no Gothic ‘E’ on B1 recto. An inscription on the front end-paper of this copy is dated ‘Jany 1887’.
Ref: HRT106105


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TENNYSON (Alfred, Lord, Poet Laureate). The Death of Œnone, Akbar’s dream, And other poems. Macmillan and Co., 1892. F’cap 8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[2]+vi+111+[i (blank)]; green fine bead-grain cloth lettered gilt on spine; uncut edges. Extremely fine copy.

GB £14.00

US $17.36


The probable second binding, the publisher’s imprint on the spine being in letters 4mm and 3mm high, as against the 3mm and 2mm recorded of review and family copies. With the Gothic ‘E’ on B1 recto.
Ref: HRT106109


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TENNYSON (Alfred, Lord, Poet Laureate). The Death of Œnone, Akbar’s dream, And other poems. Macmillan and Co., 1892. F’cap 8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[2]+vi+111+[i (blank)]; green fine bead-grain cloth lettered gilt on spine; uncut edges. End-papers foxed, facing pages and edges very slightly so; otherwise a fine, partly unopened, copy.

GB £12.00

US $14.88


The probable second binding, the publisher’s imprint on the spine being in letters 4mm and 3mm high, as against 3mm and 2mm recorded of review and family copies. With the Gothic ‘E’ on B1 recto.
Ref: HRT106110


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

TENNYSON (Alfred, Lord, Poet Laureate). The Death of Œnone, Akbar’s dream, And other poems. Macmillan and Co., 1892. F’cap 8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[2]+vi+111+[i (blank)]; green fine bead-grain cloth lettered gilt on spine; uncut edges. Corners bruised, and cloth of front cover slightly bubbled; inscription on front end- paper; end-papers foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £10.00

US $12.40


The probable second binding, the publisher’s imprint on the spine being in letters 4mm and 3mm high, as against 3mm and 2mm recorded of review and family copies. With the Gothic ‘E’ on B1 recto.
Ref: HRT106111


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

TENNYSON (Charles [later TURNER]). Sonnets And Fugitive pieces, By Charles Tennyson, Trin. Coll. Cambridge: Published by B. Bridges, Market Hill, And sold ry [sic] John Richardson, 91, Royal Exchange, London, 1830. F’cap 8vo; half-title present; pp.[iv]+83+[i (blank)]; Edwardian half natural crushed morocco, matching oil-marbled sides and end-papers, spine with five raised bands, lettered gilt in two compartments and at tail; t.e.g., others uncut. Slight darkening to leather and very slight dust-marking here and there in text; nonetheless a nice copy of a scarce book.

GB £290.00

US $359.60


CBEL, III, p.308; Wise, ‘Ashley Library’, X, p.211: Wise’s first issue, agreeing with the copy presented by the author to his sister in having Richardson’s name included in the imprint, but an apparently unrecorded early state of text, with the erratum ‘RY’ on the title-page as noted above instead of ‘BY’, as recorded of the Wise copy. The author’s first independent book. Issued originally in drab wrappers or drab boards, the second issue being in blindstamped dark green cloth lettered gilt on spine.
Ref: HRT118132


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THOMAS (Joseph). Randigal rhymes And a Glossary of Cornish words By Joseph Thomas, Late of St. Michael’s Mount, Marizion. Penzance: F. Rodda, Printer and Publisher, 1895. Narrow cr.8vo; half-title not called for; blank, and half-tone frontispiece precedes title-page, subscriber’s list, followed by two blanks at end; pp.[xvi]+139+[v]; steel-blue smooth cloth lettered and with rule, gilt, on spine. Very slight damp-spotting to front cover and spine; slight foxing to end-papers; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £65.00

US $80.60


Excellent poems, for the most part comic, written, and perhaps published, from the 1860s onwards, illustrative of the Cornish dialect (with a bias towards the West of Cornwall, from which the author came). Some of them could have been written by Lear or Lewis Carroll (or perhaps have inspired their own nonsense poems: it is possible, but not perhaps likely, that they had seen them in periodicals or read them in manuscript). There is ‘The Quest of the Gwidgy-gwee’ for instance, the tale of an Oxford Professor who encountered “A strange old man, who sadly gazed / on something in his hand.”

"‘Now what hast thou found, thou strange old man?
    Now what has thou there?’ said he;
He turned not his eye, as he made reply,
    ‘’Tis nought but a gwidgy-gwee.’

‘And where didst thou find that curious thing?
    I pray thee answer me.’
‘’Twas down between the hepse and the durns
    I got that gwidgy-gwee.’”

The Professor, who can speak seven languages, and is learned in natural history, is ashamed to admit “for the sake of his College / That he knew not a gwidgy-gwee.” Instead:

"‘Pray show me that wondrous thing
    Which thou hast found?’ said he.
He turned his head, but the man had fled,
    The man with the gwidgy-gwee.

The professor he took his staff in hand,
    And wandered forth to see
If he could find that curious thing,
    They call a gwidgy-gwee.

And whenever he saw a western hill -
    ‘Is this the “hepse"?’ asked he;
And whenever a stream, ‘Is this the “durns,”
    Where they find the gwidgy-gwee?’

He sought where grew, in aspect few,
    The skedgwith and the scow,
And he routed the sleepy hedgy-boar,
    And the lively padgypaow.

And on many a bank, where tall and rank,
    Midst twining dralyers free,
The lizamamoo and the keggas grew,
    Under the hagglan tree.”

But nobody could answer his question:

"Weary, and long, and vain was the quest,
    And a sad, bent man was he,
When one dark, cold day, he met by the bay
    The man of the gwidgy-gwee.

‘Now stand thou still, thou strange old man, -
    Move not a step!’ said he,
‘For, by my degree in zoology,
    Thou shalt not escape from me.’

‘For in peace or strife, in death or life,
    Thou shalt reveal to me,
What is that most mysterious thing
    That’s named a gwidgy-gwee.’

With a swift affrighted glance around
    The old man whispered then,
With mouth to ear, that word of fear -
‘’Tis nought but a goozey-gen!’”

Fortunately, there is a Glossary; and if you look up ‘goosey-gen’, you discover that it is a ‘gwidgy-gwee’ (and a local word from St. Just). If you look up ‘gwidgy-gwee’... Ah that is a different story! The term ‘Chinese burn’ springs to mind... Besides efforts like the above and the Glossary, there are poems in the Cornish dialect, Cornish nationalist poems, a section of local proverbs and phrases, a section of local charms, and another of rhymes used by children in playing games. The Glossary occupies some seventy-one pages. According to the List of Subscribers at the end, 218 copies were subscribed for. The printing was therefore probably quite small.
Ref: HRT118872


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THOMPSON (Francis). New Poems. Westminster, Archibald Constable and Co., 1897. Pp.vi+[224]; publisher’s inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, undated, but listing books issued in 1897; mulberry coarse buckram blocked and lettered with art nouveau design in gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Very nice copy.

GB £75.00

US $93.00



Ref: HRT106128


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THOMSON (James [‘B.V.’]). Vane’s story, Weddah and Om-el-Bontain, And other poems. London: Reeves and Turner, 196 Strand, 1881 [i.e., 1880]. F’cap 8vo; 8pp. integral advertisements at end (reviews of ‘The City of Dreadful Night, and other poems’); pp.viii+184+8; bevelled blackish green buckram, ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated chocolate. small, barely visible, restoration to cloth of spine; single small fox-spot on uncut fore-edges; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £48.00

US $59.52


The author’s second major book of verse, published a few months after ‘The City of Dreadful Night, and other poems’, and dedicated to the memory of Shelley. About half of both volumes are said to have been destroyed by fire. NCBEL, 3: 580
Ref: HRT118697


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THORNBURY (G.W.). Lays and Legends Or Ballads of the new world. Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street, 1851. Lge.12mo; printer’s imprint leaf at end; pp.xii+166+[ii]; light brown boards; a.e. uncut. Most of backstrip lacking; prelims. foxed, last few leaves slightly so; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £65.00

US $80.60


CBEL, III, p.309; Miles, V. Walter Thornbury’s first volume of verse: dedicated to Washington Irving.
Ref: HRT106132


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THWAITES (Robert). Poems Sacred historical And Descriptive. Second edition. Durham, Geo. Walker Jr. Printer and Publisher, 1850. Post 8vo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard; steel-engraved vignette title-page by Lizars after J. Bonet; six wood-engraved plates, one signed ‘Hurrell’, and one being integral, but not included in the pagination; wood-engraved tail-pieces passim; pp.[x (excluding frontispiece and engraved title)]+[ii (fly-title to Sacred Poems)]+[11]-168; horizontally fine ribbed light sage green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, elaborately blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Slight fading of spine and top inch of back cover; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £50.00

US $62.00


The discontinuity in the pagination appears to result from the fact that a two-page Preface to the Second Edition has been added, and the prelims. repaginated to accommodate it without the pagination of the text leaves being altered. This Preface, and the dedication are both here first published, the latter presumably replacing a dedication to the first edition, or possibly a half-title: it is dated August, 1850 and subscribed ‘Robert Thwaites, Mayor’. There is no list of illustrations, but the plates are bound in to face pp.[9], 28, [81], 100, and 121; the integral plate faces p.99. Printed in Durham.
Ref: HRT106134


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TODD (A.B.). The circling year And Other poems. London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1880. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; title-leaf a single inset; single inset advertisement leaf on text-paper at end, presumably printed conjugate with the first gathering; pp.[x]+136+[ii (verso blank)]; scarlet pebble grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated yellow. Front end-papers slightly cracked and chipped at gutter; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £31.00

US $38.44


Reilly, p.474. Todd was born in 1822 in Ayrshire. His father was a friend of Burns.
Ref: HRT106137


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TOYNBEE (William). Lays of common life. By William Toynbee Author of “A Selection from the Songs of Béranger” in English Verse etc[.] London, Remington & Co. publishers, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, 1890. (All Rights reserved.). Sm.cr.8vo; 3pp.integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+123+[i (blank)]+[iii]+[i (blank)]; bevelled deep cerise buckram, lettered with rule, gilt. on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers printed with floral pattern in grey-green. Slight bruise to head of spine, and some foxing to fore-edges; nonetheless virtually a fine copy.

GB £45.00

US $55.80


From the excellent poetry library of bibliographer Percival Hinton, with his small ‘Pan’ bookplate on the front pastedown.

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Ref: HRT119742


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TUPPER (Martin Farquhar). A Third series Of Proverbial philosophy By Martin F. Tupper. London: Edward Moxon & Co., Dover Street, 1867. Half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end, blank on verso; pp.iv+[314]+[ii]; brown smooth cloth, ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, blocked with publisher’s monogram device gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Prelims. and last leaf foxed; otherwise a fine copy, entirely unopened. Scarce.

GB £85.00

US $105.40


Presentation copy inscribed on the back of the front end-paper in Tupper’s holograph to his wife: “Isabella T. / from / Martin F.T.” The first series appeared in 1838, a second series in 1842, and the fourth c.1876. This title not listed in NCBEL.
Ref: HRT119919


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TUPPER (Martin F. D.C.L. F.R.S.). Ballads for the Times, (Now first collected.) Geraldine, A Modern Pyramid, Hactenus, A Thousand Lines, And other poems. Arthur Hall, Virtue & Co., 25, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1850]. F’cap 8vo; fine steel-engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page, on plate paper, precede letterpress title-page; half-title not called for; 8pp. integral advertisements, followed by 8pp. publisher’s inserted advertisements; vertically fine ribbed very dark green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, blocked, lettered, and with short rule gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated peach. Inscription on upper margin of letterpress title; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £80.00

US $99.20


First collected edition. This collection not listed in CBEL.
Ref: HRT106151


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TYNAN (Katharine). Ballads and lyrics. London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., Ltd., Paternoster House, Charing Cross Road, 1891. Globe 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[2]+[xiv]+153+[iii]; quarter bevelled dark green net grain cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, textured light green paper-covered sides; a.e. uncut. Paper covering of sides very faintly mottled as always with this title; otherwise a fine, copy, unopened apart from the first four leaves of the prelims. Scarce thus.

GB £75.00

US $93.00


The author’s third book. CBEL, III, p.1087; Reilly, p.483, omitting the blanks in her collation. The very faint mottling of the paper sides has been present in every copy we have seen, and is almost certainly attributable to a reaction between the dye of the paper and the paste used in laying it.
Ref: HRT118039


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VERNER (James, Esq.,). The Self-convicted Sceptic. Collated from Young’s “Night Thoughts.” London: Wertheim and Macintosh, 24, Paternoster-row, N.D. [c.1854]. Price threepence. Double f’cap 16mo; half-title not called for; issued without wrappers. Fine copy.

GB £17.00

US $21.08



Ref: HRT106162


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WARREN ([Sir Thomas] Herbert). By Severn Sea & Other Poems. Printed by H. Daniel: Oxford: 1897. Sm.med.8vo in half-sheets; two text-paper blanks at front and back, not part of text gatherings; half-title not called for; title-page with typographical border, followed by limitation leaf with wood-cut, fly-title, and acknowledgements leaf; pp.[4]+[viii]+67+[i (bearing date)]+[iv (fly-title and Table of Contents)]+[4]; very large blue-grey speckled wrappers, printed black on front and back panels; a.e. uncut. Wrappers frayed at large edges, and a trifle marked; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £180.00

US $223.20


One of an edition limited to only 130 numbered copies. Printed on hand-made paper. The Daniel Press bibliography, Oxford, 1921, item 41. Warren provided the biography of Daniel for that volume. Reilly, p.499
Ref: HRT106176


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WATSON (George). Love’s task: Poems and songs By George Watson, “The Roper Bard.” Second series. Dundee: Published by James Moffat, 102 Hawkhill, 1899. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; half-tone portrait frontispiece; pp.288; vertical fine straight-grain morocco scarlet cloth, blocked blind, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; fore-edges uncut. Small snag to cloth over each joint, but no weakness; light foxing to edges and first and last leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £14.00

US $17.36


Includes some dialect poems. Reilly, p.501, recording this title but not the first series, which was published in 1885.
Ref: HRT119568


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WATSON (William). Epigrams Of Art, life, and nature. Liverpool: Gilbert G. Walmsley, 50, Lord Street, 1884. Roy.16mo in quarter sheets; pp.[iv]+C+8; title-page printed in red and black; navy blue buckram, ruled gilt on front cover, blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; dark chocolate coated end-papers. Gilt of rules rubbed; neat early ownership inscription on upper margin of half-title; otherwise a fine copy. Rare.

GB £90.00

US $111.60


The scarce first issue, later copies being in deep green buckram with a paper spine label. Printed on Dutch hand-made paper. The volume concludes with an interesting 8pp. essay on the epigram. CBEL, III, p.362; Miles, VIII.
Ref: HRT106179


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WATSON (William). Epigrams Of Art, life, and nature. Liverpool: Gilbert G. Walmsley, 50, Lord Street, 1884. Roy.16mo in quarter sheets; pp.[iv]+C+8; title-page printed in red and black; deep green buckram, ruled blind on sides, paper spine label; t.e.g., others uncut; white laid paper end-papers. Label slightly rubbed and chipped at blank corners, and cloth bubbled on sides; relevant cuttings laid onto front and back end-papers (v. note); otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

GB £90.00

US $111.60


Laid on to the front paste-down are three small slips clipped from bookseller’s catalogues referring to copies of this book, and a brief biographical notice, possibly clipped from ‘Who’s Who’ and dated in ink ‘1899’. Laid on to the back free end-paper is a slip cut (possibly) from a magazine bearing an eight line poem headed ‘Art’s Riddle’ and with the caption “Facsimile MS. of an unpublished poem by Mr. William watson". The date ‘April, 1915’ has been added to this in ink. Laid on to the back paste-down is an undated slip clipped from the ‘Daily Chronicle’ bearing a thirty-five line poem: “A New National Anthem". The second issue, earlier copies being in navy blue buckram, gilt, and with end-papers coated dark chocolate. Printed on Dutch hand-made paper. The volume concludes with an interesting 8pp. essay on the epigram. CBEL, III, p.362; Miles, VIII; Reilly, p.502
Ref: HRT106180


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WATSON (William). Poems. London, Macmillan and Co., And New York, 1892. All rights reserved. Narrow f’cap 8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[2]+[x]+148; dark blue buckram, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Half-title lacking; pencilled notes on verso and recto of back end-papers (v. notes); otherwise a nice copy.

GB £75.00

US $93.00


The front paste-down bears an embossed armorial bookplate including the monogram ‘C W’. The recto of the back end-paper bears what appears to be an entire manuscript revision of the last stanza of ‘Wordsworth’s Grave’ (beginning “Great Love — the gift he gave, And Peace he spread / Like shade for pilgrims wearied by a burning sun...” and including a number of second thoughts) in what appears to be the poet’s hand. CBEL, III, p.362; Miles, VIII; Reilly, p.502
Ref: HRT106182


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WATSON (William). Lachrymæ musarum And Other poems. London, Macmillan and Co., And New York, 1892. All rights reserved. F’cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.viii+78+[ii]; navy blue buckram lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Very nice copy.

GB £21.00

US $26.04


"His magnificent elegy on Tennyson with its superb close.” — Kipling, letter to Sylvestre Dorian, ‘Letters’, privately printed, 1938, p.25, where he also records Hardy’s praise of Watson’s “deathless verse". CBEL, III, p.362; Miles, VIII; Reilly, p.502
Ref: HRT106183


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WATSON (William). The Eloping angels: A Caprice. London: Elkin Mathews And John Lane, Vigo Street, 1893. Imp.16mo, in quarter sheets; blank precedes vignette half-title, vignette title, and vignette dedication leaf, all printed in red and black; printer’s imprint on verso of last text leaf, followed by leaf bearing publisher’s imprint and device on recto, blank on verso, and 8pp. publisher’s advertisements on text-paper, dated 1893, the last page blank; pp.[viii]+[29]+[iii]+[8]; binder’s blank at end; oatmeal coarse buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on sides, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Slight darkening of spine and adjacent edges of covers; otherwise a fine, unopened, copy.

GB £100.00

US $124.00


One of an edition limited to 250 copies printed on large Dickinson’s ‘Alliance’ hand-made paper. The covers and prelim. decorations are by Warrington Hogg. CBEL, III, p.362; Miles, VIII; this edition not in Reilly.
Ref: HRT106185


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WATSON (William). The year of shame. With an introduction By The Bishop of Hereford. John Lane, The Bodley Head, London and New York, 1897. Post 8vo; half-tone frontispiece after G.F. Watts, printed in sepia; pp.75+[i (blank)]; publisher’s inserted 12pp. Catalogue at end; black art-linen, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Fine copy.

GB £18.00

US $22.32


Sonnets on the Turkish oppressions in Armenia. The Bishop’s Introduction occupies pp.[7] — 18. One of the scarcest of Watson’s later books. Wise, ‘Ashley Library’, VII, p.199, but a taller copy than that recorded by Wise, the leaves here measuring 7 x 4 1/4 inches, rather than the 6 3/4 x 4 1/4 he records.
Ref: HRT118529


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WATSON (William). The Hope of the world And other poems. John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1898. F’cap 8vo; grass-green coarse buckram lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Spine and edges of covers faded; end-papers and facing leaves foxed, adjacent leaves very slightly so; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £12.00

US $14.88


CBEL, III, p.362; Miles, VIII; Reilly, p.502
Ref: HRT106195


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

WATTS-DUNTON (Theodore). The coming of love And other poems. John Lane: The Bodley Head, London & New York, 1898. Blank before half-title; title-page printed in red and black; integral advertisement leaf followed by blank at end; pp.[2]+[xiv]+268+[ii]+[ii]; mottled yellow-green coarse buckram, ruled and blocked gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Slight foxing of uncut edges, end-papers and first blank; otherwise a virtually fine copy. Uncommon thus.

GB £75.00

US $93.00


Advertised to be printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press — a fact prevented by Morris’s death. The author’s second book. Reilly, p.504
Ref: HRT106200


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

WAUGH (Edwin). Poems And Lancashire songs. London, Whittaker and Co., Ave Maria Lane; Manchester: Edwin Slater, 129, Market Street, 1859. F’cap 8vo; half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+150+[ii]; sage green straight morocco cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated pale chocolate. Neat restorations to cloth of joints; back end-paper slightly chipped; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £31.00

US $38.44


CBEL, III, p.311; Miles, X.
Ref: HRT106201


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WHITE (Robert). The Wind: A poem. Newcastle-upon-tyne: Imprinted by G. Bourchier Richardson, 1853. Lge.post 8vo in half-sheets; two text-paper blanks at front and back, sewn separately; half-title not called for; one wood-engraving in text; advertisement leaf, with colophon on verso, follows last leaf of text; pp.[4]+[iv]+17+[i (blank)]+[ii]+[4]; pale green thin paper wrappers, unprinted; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Paper of spine slightly chipped, otherwise a fine copy. Rare, especially thus.

GB £100.00

US $124.00


The colophon reads: ‘Newcastle-upon-tyne: Imprinted by G. Bouchier Richardson, at the Sign of the River-god-Tyne, Clayton-street-west; Printer to the Society of Antiquaries and to the Typographical Society, both of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. M.DCCC.LIII.
Ref: HRT106207


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

WHITTIER (John Greenleaf). Home ballads And Poems. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1860. Half-title not called for; final blank, followed by 16pp. inserted publisher’s catalogue, dated July, 1860, and binder’s blank; vertically fine ribbed brown cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated milk-chocolate. Head and tail of spine worn, corners slightly so; one corner badly bruised, with slight cracking of cloth; probably lacking a binder’s blank at front; otherwise very nice.

GB £28.00

US $34.72


Merle Johnson/Blanck, p.534; Blanck, 21819. This is apparently the correct first issue, the catalogue listing this book as ‘Nearly ready’ and without a published price. Fifteen hundred copies of the first printing were made, split between three issues.
Ref: HRT106210


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

WHITTIER (John Greenleaf). The King’s Missive, Mabel Martin, And later poems. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street, 1881. F’cap 8vo; title-page printed in red and black; pp.[192]; full parchment over thin boards, printed red and black on front; t.e.g., others uncut. Slight marking of covers; otherwise fine.

GB £17.00

US $21.08


Printed on Dutch hand-made paper.
Ref: HRT106214


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WHITTIER (John Greenleaf). The King’s Missive, Mabel Martin, And later poems. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street, 1881. F’cap 8vo; title-page printed in red and black; pp.[192]; full parchment over thin boards, printed red and black on front; t.e.g., others uncut. Covers very dusty; end-papers a little foxed; text fine.

GB £12.00

US $14.88


Printed on Dutch hand-made paper.
Ref: HRT106215


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

WIONI. Songs Of The Wye, And Poems. London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co., 1859. F’cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.viii+131; lime green bead-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered and elaborately blocked gilt on front cover, ruled, lettered and elaborately blocked gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Back board a trifle faded towards fore-edge; otherwise a fine unopened copy.

GB £40.00

US $49.60


Printed on two different paper-stocks, one cream, one white. Competant verse, in a style very like that of Jean Ingelow.
Ref: HRT106234


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

WOOD (T.W., Esq.). The bedouin, And Other poems. Hope and Co., 16, Great Marlborough Street, 1852. 12mo; half-title not called for; final leaf of Preface, and final leaf of text both single insets; pp.xiii+[i (blank)]+174; scarlet fine straight grain morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled and blocked blind, lettered gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Covers somewhat marked and wrinkled, and with two or three small snags; restorations to cloth of spine; slight damp-marking of end-papers; otherwise internally fine.

GB £27.00

US $33.48


From the library of Anne and F.G. Renier, with their small book-label on the front paste-down. Dedicated to Eliza Cook.
Ref: HRT106238


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

WOOLNER (Thomas). Pygmalion. London, Macmillan and Co., 1881. The right of translation is reserved. Lge.post 8vo; pp.[viii]+208; blue buckram, ruled gilt on sides and spine, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Back cover slightly spotted; small restoration to cloth over back joint, with loss of part of first letter of author’s surname; a few pencilled alterations in text (v. note) and a little light pencilled scoring; ownership inscription dated (apparently) ‘Feb 82’ on upper margin of title-page (v. note); otherwise a nice copy.

GB £65.00

US $80.60


Presentation copy, with printed slip reading “From the Author” pinned to upper margin of half-title. Given this, the pencilled alterations in the text may be in the author’s hand. The scoring and brief notes appear to be in another hand, and may possibly relate to a review. The author’s second book. Woolner was one of the original Pre-Raphaelite Brethren, and a contributor to The Germ, but is better remembered as a sculptor. Printed on John Dickinson hand-made paper. CBEL, III, p.313; Miles, V; Reilly, p.525.
Ref: HRT106240


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WOOLNER (Thomas). Pygmalion. London, Macmillan and Co., 1881. The right of translation is reserved. Lge.post 8vo; pp.[viii]+208; blue buckram, ruled gilt on sides and spine, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Nice copy.

GB £32.00

US $39.68


The author’s second book. Woolner was one of the original Pre-Raphaelite Brethren, and a contributor to The Germ, but is better remembered as a sculptor. Printed on John Dickinson hand-made paper. CBEL, III, p.313; Miles, V; Reilly, p.525.
Ref: HRT106241


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

WORDSWORTH (William). The Poetical works Of William Wordsworth. In Five Volumes. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, Paternoster-row, 1827. 5 Vols., 12mo; half-titles not called for in volumes one, two, and four, not present in volumes three and five; Errata slips tipped in at end of text in each volume (five entry in volume one, six entry in volume two, eleven in volume three, two in volume four, and one in volume five); finely bound in full natural calf, ruled and tooled gilt and blind on sides, tooled gilt on edges, elaborately tooled gilt on inner facings, spine with four flat raised bands, elaborately tooled blind in three compartments, with two maroon lettering-pieces outlined with gilt rules, elaborately tooled gilt on bands; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow, apparently in imitation of earlier end-papers, one of which, bearing an inscription dated 1829, is preserved as an extra end-paper in volume one. Single small abrasion to calf of side in three volumes; two fox-spots affecting binder’s blank in volume four; otherwise an extremely fine, crisp copy.

GB £860.00

US $1,066.40


A binding of superb quality in perfect period style, by Birdsall & Son of Northampton, and bearing their binder’s ticket tipped-in between the front binder’s blanks in each volume. Based upon the two volume collected edition of 1815, as extended by the supplementary volume of 1820, this is an important edition, nonetheless, in which “will be found the whole of the Author’s published Poems, for the first time collected in a uniform Edition, with several new Pieces interspersed” — (publisher’s Advertisement in volume one). Among the poems here first added is ‘The Excursion’, which forms the whole of volume five. In this copy, in addition to the errata the following typographical flaw has been observed (probably as always): the ‘P’ of ‘Preface’ in running head to p.xliii of volume one is in too small a fount. Wise, III, (2); CBEL, III, p.166.
Ref: HRT117932


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

WORDSWORTH (William). Yarrow revisited, And Other poems. London: Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman, Paternoster-Row; and Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1835. 12mo; Errata and Emendations on p.[xvi], but without the additional tipped in Erratum slip present in some copies; fly-titles present at pp.[1], [45], [121], [159], [185], [269], and [309]; 4pp. integral advertisements, followed by publisher’s inserted catalogue, 12pp., dated April, 1835, at end; pp.[xvi]+349+[i (printer’s imprint)]+[iv]; original drab paper-covered boards, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Paper covering of boards neatly renewed at joints; piece torn from blank upper portion of half-title, presumably to remove inscription; errata neatly corrected in ink; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £400.00

US $496.00


Wise, 23. Wise’s description of the volume is astonishingly careless: he records only three of the seven fly-titles, fails to note that p.294 is blank, and does not mention the first 4pp. of advertisements, which are certainly integral, the final gathering consisting of nine leaves, not seven as stated by Wise, Q1 being the single inset leaf. First issue, without the tipped-in additional Erratum slip present in later copies, and with the inserted publisher’s catalogue dated April, 1835.
Ref: HRT106244


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

WORDSWORTH (William). Yarrow revisited, And Other poems. London: Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman, Paternoster-Row; and Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1835. 12mo; Errata and Emendations on p.[xvi]; additional tipped in Erratum slip present before Contents; fly-titles present at pp.[1], [45], [121], [159], [185], [269], and [309]; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[xvi]+349+[i (printer’s imprint)]+[iv]; original drab paper-covered boards, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Neat restorations to paper of joints; piece torn from corner of both free end-papers; a very little scattered foxing and light dusting, chiefly of upper margins; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £140.00

US $173.60


Wise, 23. Wise’s description of the volume is astonishingly careless: he records only three of the seven fly-titles, fails to note that p.294 is blank, and does not mention the first 4pp. of advertisements, which are certainly integral, the final gathering consisting of nine leaves, not seven as stated by Wise, Q1 being the single inset leaf. Second issue, with the tipped-in additional Erratum slip not present in the earliest copies, and without the publisher’s inserted catalogue, which is.
Ref: HRT117952


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

WORDSWORTH (William). The recluse By William Wordsworth. London, Macmillan and Co. And New York, 1888. All rights reserved. F’cap 8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[viii (not paginated)]+56; blue green fine bead grain cloth, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Slight foxing of end-papers; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £105.00

US $130.20


Wise, 34, noting no binding variants, and failing to mention the initial blank. The book is also seen, however, in an otherwise similar cloth of yellow-green, and in the present cloth but with the lower-edges cut.

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Ref: HRT119943


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

WRIGHT (Thomas). The Acid Sisters, And other Poems. Olney, Thomas Wright, 1897. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; plate-paper blank and conjugate title leaf printed in yellow and green precede start of text, the title bearing a fine art nouveau design; pp.[ii]+x (including title-leaf)+151+[i (printer’s imprint)]; scarlet buckram blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Very slight fading and marking of covers; otherwise a fine copy of a beautiful book.

GB £40.00

US $49.60


A scarce volume, privately printed in Olney, by a writer best remembered today for his fantasy novels — in particular ‘The Blue Firedrake’. The design of the title-page and covers may conceivably be by Wright’s father, W.S. Wright. The volume is dedicated to the Poet Laureate, Alfred Austin. This title not in Wolff, who had two of the novels. Reilly, p.527
Ref: HRT106250


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

WYON (Edward Alex.). A memorial volume Of Poems By the late Edward Alex. Wyon. Published at the request of friends. London: Harrison, 59, Pall Mall, Bookseller to the Queen and H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, 1874. Globe 8vo; half-title not called for; frontispiece portrait photograph in sepia laid on to sheet of thin card printed in sepia and black, with tissue guard; pp.vi+122; maroon buckram, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and up-lettered gilt on spine; a.e. burnished red; end-papers coated chocolate. Very slight general wear to covers; front end-papers slightly cracking; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £12.00

US $14.88



Ref: HRT106251


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

[YELDHAM (Waller).]. Lays of Ind. By Aliph Cheem. Second edition. With an additional lay. Bombay: Thacker, Vining & Co., 1871. Lge.post 8vo, in half sheets; blank at front and back laid onto end-papers, as issued, that at the back preceded by another blank, the two, of text-paper, forming a conjugate pair; half-title not called for; pp.[2 (pasted down)]+[vi]+[87]+[5 (the last two pasted down)]; green fine morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover; end-papers coated milk chocolate. Some darkening of paste-downs due to paste action; otherwise a near fine copy.

GB £100.00

US $124.00


Issued in the same year as the rare first edition, the present edition, which is of equal scarcity, contains a further ten pages of text, besides an extra blank. CBEL, III, p.1069, lists nothing earlier than the first English edition of 1875, and the Calcutta ‘6th Edition’ of 1879. The volume was still still being reprinted as late as 1911. The primary binding: the cover design being here the same as for the first edition, though the colour and the texture of the cloth are not the same. Later copies were in green sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover, without the gilt blocking here present and with a merely conventional design, the end-papers being coated grey-fawn, and the blanks at front and back not being laid on to the end-papers.
Ref: HRT106256


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

[YELDHAM (Waller).]. Lays of Ind. By Aliph Cheem. Second series. Bombay: “Times of India” Office., 1873. Lge.post 8vo, in half sheets; two conjugate text-paper blanks at front and back, the outermost laid onto end-papers, as issued; half-title not called for; single inset dedication leaf, in verse; pp.[4]+[vi]+132+[4]; royal blue pansy face grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, spine blank; end-papers faced caramel. Insignificant split in cloth over back joint, not obviously due to weakness; otherwise a fine copy. Rare.

GB £130.00

US $161.20


CBEL, III, p.1069 lists no edition of the first series earlier than 1875, and fails to record this Second Series at all. Copies are also seen in turquoise vertical straight morocco cloth, similarly blocked and lettered, and with end-papers coated terra-cotta, and in cloth like this, but with the end-papers faced cream.
Ref: HRT106257


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

[YELDHAM (Waller).]. Lays of Ind. By Aliph Cheem. Second series. Bombay: “Times of India” Office., 1873. Lge.post 8vo, in half sheets; two conjugate text-paper blanks at front and back, the outermost laid onto end-papers, as issued; half-title not called for; single inset dedication leaf, in verse; pp.[4]+[vi]+132+[4]; royal blue pansy face grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, spine blank; end-papers faced cream. Barely visible restorations to cloth of joints, and front cover a little damp-mottled; otherwise a nice copy. Rare.

GB £90.00

US $111.60


CBEL, III, p.1069 lists no edition of the first series earlier than 1875, and fails to record this Second Series at all. Copies are also seen in turquoise vertical straight morocco cloth, similarly blocked and lettered, and with end-papers coated terra-cotta, and in cloth like this, but with the end-papers faced caramel.
Ref: HRT106258


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