Nimmo's Popular Poets (5 volumes)

Oliver Goldsmith, Lord Byron, Thomas Campbell & Samuel T.Coleridge, Thomas Moore, and Alexander Pope.

Published by Edinburgh. Wiliam P. Nimmo. 1874 1875 circa 1875. and Edinburgh. Gall & Inglis. circa 1875, 1872
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Presume 1st Editions, 5 volumes, dated 1872 to 1875. All volumes - quarter bound light tan calf, marbled boards dark red/blue/white, bevelled edges. Corners triangular protector bound light tan calf, with a little rubbing of the leather, just one front head corner of one volume fairly worn. Vertical spine titles gilt, on dark brown gloss leather panel. Four raised bands with single line gilt above and below raised bands, double gilt lines at head and foot. Small gilt emblem centrally between raised bands. All end papers marbled as hard covers, no inscriptions. All page edges marbled and shellaced, colours as hard covers. 11cm x 16.5cm tall. Page numbers for each volume given with individual descriptions. 'Goldsmith's Choice Works', (Nimmo. 1872), comprising his Vicar of Wakefield, Poems and Plays. 464pp. WH. Pages very clean. Frontis. b/w plate engraving of Oliver Goldsmith by William Howison Eden, tissue guarded slightly marked from the design on the following page. Facing page lavishly decorated black/gold/red/green, 'Goldsmiths's Poetical Works'. Title page bears small superb engraving by J.M.Gaeser. Prelims. have small amount of foxing in top edge margin. Front of volume contains 'Life of Oliver Goldsmith' by Thomas Finlayson, followed by Goldsmith's poems and plays. Illus. 5 exquisite b/w plate engravings, by Waterson and Corner. Spine has fine white mark along rear edge. 'The Poetical Works of Lord Byron' (Nimmo. 1874). 681pp. WH. Pages very clean. Frontis. b/w engraving of Lord Byron, with facsimile of his signature below portrait, tissue guarded. Facing page lavishly decorated leaf design, green/white/yellow against rust coloured background 'Popular Poets', next page black print 'Poems by Lord Byron' with superb engraving of Newstead Abbey. Title page has small b/w oval engraving, Castle of Chillon. Volume begins with 'Life of Lord Bryon' and continues with his poetical works. Illus. 10 charming b/w plate engravings by various engravers including J.M.Corner, F.Borders, and Frier. 'The Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell and Samuel T. Coleridge'. (Gall & Inglis. circa 1875). 386pp. WH. Prelims. lightly foxed, pages very clean. Frontis., superb b/w engraving, 'scene from The Ancient Mariner', tissue guarded, tissue foxed. Facing page has b/w engraving of mother and small child at bedtime, watched over by an angel. Volume commences with 'Life of Thomas Campbell', followed by his poems, and notes on his work. This is followed by 'Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, his poetical works, including the much loved 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner', and notes. Illus. 8 exquisite b/w plate engravings on steel, names of engravers not given. 'The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore', (Nimmo. 1875). 496pp. WH. Illustrations by Keeley Halswelle. Pages very clean. Frontis. b/w plate engraving of Thomas Moore, tissue guarded. Facing page 'Popular Poets' lavishly decorated green/yellow/white leaf design againt rust coloured background. Next page 'Poems by Thomas Moore' with illustrations by Keeley Halswelle and others', 'Poems' in superb lettering with letter 'P' Illuminated, and very attractive b/w engraving of very delicate female forms. Title page has small oval superb b/w engraving of' 'Saint Kevin's Bed'. Volume begins with a Memoir of Thomas Moore, dated Sept 25, 1862., followed by his poetical works, sacred songs, and Irish melodies, and notes. Illus. 9 delightful b/w plate engravings. 'The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope', (Nimmo. circa 1875). 448pp WH. Pages clean, but margins age browned. Engraved portrait of Alexander Pope, drawn by T. Uwins, and engraved by C.Warren, from a picture by Hudson in the collection of the Marquis of Buckingham., tissue guarded. Facing page very lavishly decorated green/yellow/ blue/white leaf design against a rust coloured background, 'Popular Poets' with intial capitals illuminated. Title page, has delicate b/w engraving of a kneeling negro warrior and his dog. Volume commences with 'Life of Alexander Pope', Bookseller Inventory # 31052

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Title: Nimmo's Popular Poets (5 volumes)

Publisher: Edinburgh. Wiliam P. Nimmo. 1874 1875 circa 1875. and Edinburgh. Gall & Inglis. circa 1875

Publication Date: 1872

Binding: Hardcover

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