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POETICAL WORKS OF MR. JOHN MILTON. Containing,: Milton John

Milton John

Published by London Printed for Jacob Tonson at the Judge s-Head near the Inner-Temple-Gate.by Tho. Hodgkin et. al. 1695 [but 1688 and 1695] (1695)

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About this Item: London Printed for Jacob Tonson at the Judge s-Head near the Inner-Temple-Gate.by Tho. Hodgkin et. al. 1695 [but 1688 and 1695], 1695. Very Rare LARGE PAPER COPY of The First "Collected" Edition. A sammelband of the poems of Milton. This copy comprised of the sheets of the large paper 1688 printing of the first illustrated edition of PARADISE LOST. A POEM IN TWELVE BOOKS with a 1695 reissued title-page for this edition; PARADISE REGAIN D. A POEM. IN IV BOOKS. To whiich is added SAMSON AGONISTES, A DRAMATICK POEM. [these with the 1688 Title-Pages included, Printed by R.E.MDLXXXVIII and for Randal Taylor.MDCLXXXVIII ] and with the large paper issuance of the first printing of the NOTES [by Patrick Hume]as well as the additional "POEMS". Engraved portrait frontispiece and the 12 copperplate engravings by Burg after Medina used in the first illustrated edition of 1688. Folio, very fine full early calf Farquhar, the covers decorated with double gilt fillet and stippled lines and corner tools and elaborately tooled gilt turnovers, the spine sometime restored and very handsomely decorated incorporating fine tooling and strapwork in gilt and with a morocco lettering label gilt. (5ff.), 343, an original sheet listing some subscribers to the original 1688 edition, [3] the table, 321 [the notes], 66, 60. A fine, crisp and clean copy throughout, the binding in excellent condition, the refurbished spine panel beautifully restored expertly and sympathetically. RARE LARGE PAPER COPY OF THIS EXCEEDINGLY IMPORTANT EDITION, THE FIRST OF THE COLLECTED WORKS WITH ORIGINAL 1688 LARGE PAPER SHEETS INCLUDED. Edward Hodnett considered this to be the "earliest serious effort to illustrate an important work of English poetry" (Five Centuries of English Book Illustration, 1988, p. 63), and the copperplate engravings have a dramatic power that was only matched 200 years later by John Martin. We rarely encounter a collection of the three principal poems. This collection which includes the POEMS ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS and the NOTES ON MILTON S PARADISE LOST, can be truly classified as the first collected edition and a wonderful sammelband preserved through time by highly appreciative collectors. Such collections are rare. This collected edition is augmented by the inclusion of the highly important NOTES ON MILTON S PARADISE LOST, POEMS ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS and additional poems as well. In PARADISE LOST, PARADISE REGAINED and SAMSON AGONISTES Milton revived the heroic verse of Homer and Virgil to frame the tale of Satan and Paradise that has become the best-known epic poem written in English. He had difficulty in finding a publisher because of the plague of 1665, which killed many pressmen, and the Great Fire of the following year, which destroyed many printing houses and those publishers who were still operating were wary of the project because of Milton's anti-Restoration sympathies. Simmons, to whom he finally came, drove a hard bargain, and according to the agreement reached and the number of copies sold Milton was paid a total of £15. Milton s work survives and is revered to this day as amongst the most significant poetry and prose ever penned and additionally important, at a defining moment in the development of the English language. A truly towering figure, Milton remains one of the most celebrated and analyzed poets in English literature. Dryden described Paradise Lost as one of the greatest, most noble and sublime poems which either this age or nation has produced, while Blake, keying in on the poem s heretical implications, described Milton as a true Poet, and of the Devil s party without knowing it. . Seller Inventory # 28972

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POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON. With A: Milton John

Milton John

Published by London By W. Bulmer and Co., Shakespeare Printing Office for John and Josiah Boydell, and George Nicol 1794-1797 (1797)

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About this Item: London By W. Bulmer and Co., Shakespeare Printing Office for John and Josiah Boydell, and George Nicol 1794-1797, 1797. 3 volumes. First edition of this Boydell issue, the first edition with the plates by Richard Westall, and a magnificent presentation copy, given by Lord Lansdowne, the first Marquis of Landsdowne to the French diplomat, M. Chauvet, who for many years resided at Kensington in London. An especially large copy. With 32 fine large plates, being the 28 plates by Richard Westall and 4 portraits of John Milton. Folio (41 x 30 cm), very finely bound in exceptional full contemporary bindings of crushed red morocco, French in style with fine gilt rolled borders within gilt ruled frames on all covers, each frame with corners formed with central gilt circular devices, the spines with flat gilt ruled bands creating compartments decorated with small gilt central star burst tools, one compartment lettered in gilt, a second with gilt volume numbers and additional gilt lettering at the bottom of the spines, gilt tooled edges to the covers and gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. cxxxiii, 213; 286; 300, [4] pp. A most beautiful and exceptional set. A REGAL SET OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THE GREAT ENGLISH POET AND WRITER TO INCLUDE THE FAMOUS ENGRAVINGS FROM RICHARD WESTALL. The Boydells would use Westall to illustrate their two greatest printing efforts, the two greatest masters of the English language, John Milton and William Shakespeare. Though Westall s illustrations would be used again in a number of later editions and printings, this is by far the largest, finest and most impressive of any of the presentations. The Boydell text is equally fitting to these magnificent plates, impressively laid out and making use of the fonts of William Martin. In the years that would follow, Westall would become quite famous, for these illustrations to Milton and for his portrait of Princess Victoria. He would serve as Princess Victoria s drawing master until the time of his death in 1836. The very fine bindings are quite fitting and elegant. The volumes are beautifully fitting to the presentation inscribed in this copy and were a gift from Lord Lansdowne, William Petty, the first Marquis of Landsdowne and Prime Minister from 1782-1783, to his close friend M. Chauvet, the French diplomat who resided for many years at Kensington. The inscription is dated 1802 and correlates with Chauvet s being recalled to France due to the growing hostilities between France and England after the Treaty of Amiens. In PARADISE LOST, PARADISE REGAINED and SAMSON AGONISTES Milton revived the heroic verse of Homer and Virgil to frame the tale of Satan and Paradise that has become the best-known epic poem written in English. He had difficulty in finding a publisher because of the plague of 1665, which killed many pressmen, and the Great Fire of the following year, which destroyed many printing houses and those publishers who were still operating were wary of the project because of Milton's anti-Restoration sympathies. Simmons, to whom he finally came, drove a hard bargain, and according to the agreement reached and the number of copies sold, Milton was paid a total of £15. Milton s work survives and is revered to this day as amongst the most significant poetry and prose ever penned and additionally important, at a defining moment in the development of the English language. A truly towering figure, Milton remains one of the most celebrated and analyzed poets in English literature. Dryden described Paradise Lost as one of the greatest, most noble and sublime poems which either this age or nation has produced, while Blake, keying in on the poem s heretical implications, described Milton as a true Poet, and of the Devil s party without knowing it. This thorough collection includes not only Paradise Lost and the other major works, including Paradise Regained, Samson Agonistes, and Comus , but the sonnets, psalms, translations, and his work in Latin. As well, there is a fine Memoir of Milton and history of his literary work. PARADISE LOST has remained one of the greatest clas. Seller Inventory # 24326

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THE POETICAL WORKS OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY: KELMSCOTT PRESS). (BINDINGS

KELMSCOTT PRESS). (BINDINGS - KNICKERBOCKER PRESS BINDERY). SHELLEY, PERCY BYSSHE

Published by Kelmscott Press 1894-95, Hammersmith (1894)

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About this Item: Kelmscott Press 1894-95, Hammersmith, 1894. 210 x 145 mm. (8 1/4 x 5 3/4"). Three volumes. Edited by F. S. Ellis. ONE OF 250 COPIES on paper (and six on vellum). EXTRAORDINARILY HANDSOME DARK GREEN CRUSHED MOROCCO, GILT (stamp-signed "G. P. Putnam's Sons" on front doublure, "The Knickerbocker Press" on rear doublure), covers with French fillet border and central panel diapered in elongated ogival compartments containing a stylized "S," raised bands, spine compartments framed by multiple rules with a quatrefoil at center, gilt titling, LIGHT BROWN MOROCCO DOUBLURES AND ENDLEAVES, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed and MOSTLY UNOPENED. In the (slightly worn) original(?) chamois-lined green cloth dust jackets and matching slipcase. Ornate wood-engraved double-page opening in volume I and initials and borders throughout by William Morris. Front pastedown with engraved bookplate (by Joseph Winfred Spenceley) of Veryl Preston. Printed in red and black in Golden type. Peterson A-29; Sparling 29; Rollison, "The Kelmscott Shelley and Material Poetics," in The Journal of William Morris Studies (Summer 2004). Spines just slightly (and uniformly) darker, a couple of minor marginal stains in volume II, but AN ESPECIALLY FINE COPY, the bindings lustrous and virtually unworn, the text clean, bright, and mostly unread. This is a beautifully bound bibliophile's copy of the much sought-after Kelmscott edition of Shelley's works. Day describes Shelley (1792-1822), one of the giants of the Romantic Era, as "a radical reformer suffused with poetic lyricism and philosophic idealism"--words that could also describe the socialist William Morris, who expressed his own political ideals through his writings, his designs, and his printing press. The passionate, evocative poetry of Shelley found its perfect embodiment in the Kelmscott edition, the press adding a visual complement to the beauty of the language. The text here is set in Golden Type, a 14-point roman, the first of three types designed by Morris for his press. In the 1880s-around the time the Grolier Club was founded--the Putnam brothers established the Knickerbocker Press (and bindery) to produce fine bindings and fine printing for this new market of American bibliophiles. The company, founded by G. P. Putnam in 1841, continued under management of the Putnam family until 1930. The former owner here, steel executive Veryl Preston, was just the sort of distinguished collector whose trade the Putnams sought. ONE OF 250 COPIES on paper (and six on vellum). Seller Inventory # ST15224

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POETICAL WORKS: Kelmscott Press]; Shelley

Kelmscott Press]; Shelley Percy Bysshe

Published by Hammersmith By William Morris at the Kelmscott Press 21 August, 1895 (1895)

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About this Item: Hammersmith By William Morris at the Kelmscott Press 21 August, 1895, 1895. 3 volumes. Limited Edition, of which only 250 copies printed on paper. Beautifully printed in William Morris Golden type, one of the tree typefaces he designed himself, a stunning double-page title with wood-cut border designed by Morris, numerous and large woodcut initials, some quite ornate, printing in red and black, all in the finest of the Kelmscott Press style on fine hand-made paper with the Flower watermark. Tall thick 8vos, in the original bindings of full limp vellum with yap edges and green silk bands, gilt lettered on the spines. Now housed in sturdy and very attractive half green morocco foldover clamshell case. 399; 412; 421 pp. A fine and beautiful set. FIRST EDITION IN ESPECIALLY FINE CONDITION AND AN EXQUISITE PRINTING FROM WILLIAM MORRIS AT HIS KELMSCOTT PRESS. The text, edited by F.S. Ellis from the best former editions, is set in Morris fine Golden Type, one of the three he designed himself. The type was cut by Edward P. Prince in an exhausting effort that took nearly a year to complete. Seller Inventory # 29700

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Shelley, Percy Bysshe.

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About this Item: Druck der Kelmscott Press in 250 Exemplaren auf Bütten. Die leidenschaftliche, eindrucksvolle Poesie von Shelley fand ihre perfekte Verkörperung in diesem großartigem Druck der Kelmscott Press. Der Text ist in der Golden Type gesetzt und in Rot und Schwarz gedruckt. Mit großem ornamentalem Doppeltitel und zahlreichen Holzschnittinitialen von William Morris. Tadellos erhalten. - Tomkinson 114,29. Seller Inventory # 522AB

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The works of J.S, D.D., D.S.P.D. in: Swift, J.

About this Item: Dublin, George Faulkner, 1735-1738. Eight parts in eight. 6mo (16.0 x 9.7 cm). Engraved frontispieces (including two portraits of Swift) in volumes I-IV [with portrait frontispiece and six plates or maps in volume III (Gulliver's Travels)]. Uniform contemporary full calf. Gilt-bordered panels; spines with five raised bands, gilt lines and burgundy morocco label with gilt title. Red speckled edges. The first corrected edition of Jonathan Swift's collected works, of which the first four volumes - including the complete "Gulliver's Travels", with maps - were published during his life-time. The last four volumes were published immediately after Swift's death and contain several works not previously published. It replaces the near simultanously published and more common octavo edition which had several omissions and contained several mistakes, here added and corrected. All works are paginated individually. Leaf L6 in volume IV cancelled (the text and pagination are continuous). Old owner's inscription on the front endpapers, old pictorial bookplate on front flyleaf rectos, contemporary owner's signature on the title page of volume I, a few worm-holes to volume V, otherwise a very good, clean set in a nice, uniform binding. Seller Inventory # 67692

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Wordsworth, William.

Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York. (1910)

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About this Item: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York., 1910. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. "This edition is limited to five hundred sets of which this is No. 8." With an 1839 Wordsworth ALS to T. N. Talfourd, regarding copyright. Ten volumes; 6 inches x 8 7/8 in., half-title; two page, Wordsworth autograph letter signed, mounted on a paper tab and bound in the first volume; photographic frontispiece, portrait in two forms: colored and monochrome; title-page in red & black, with vignette. Illustrated with 66 photogravures in monochrome; each is accompanied by a hand-colored form of the plate, with titled tissue guards. Most pages are unopened. This appears to be one of a small number of low numbered sets in full leather, with the plates in two forms, and most likely, the Wordsworth ALS added by the publisher. Bound in full, dark green morocco leather, by The Riverside Press, with their stamp; five raised bands on the spines, gilt titles, gilt floral designs on the spine and covers, doublures in darker green morocco, with simple gilt borders, dark green, watered silk endpapers, green silk bookmarker ribbons bound in, and top-edges gilt. The spines show typical fading of the green leather to brown, light fading to cover edges. With the bookplates of Cleveland, Ohio-based book collector, William G. Mather (1857-1951) on the endpapers. A fine set with the plates in two states, and a two-page Wordsworth letter bound in. Wordsworth letters are uncommon. The two page, 7 1/4 in. x 9 in. Wordsworth letter is written on a light blue paper, and the lower and fore-edges have been folded so it fits in the book. It shows two postmarks on the back: Free 13 AP 1839; Bath AP 11 [1839], and a small red wax seal. The letter shows a chip to the fore-edge of the second page, some light wear, and dusting. It is addressed to Thomas Noon Talfourd, and regards the issue of Copyright that Talfourd and others were involved in during the 1830's-'40's. [Partial contents]: My dear Sergeant Talfourd Your Letter just received I am mortified not a little that you should have had so much trouble and made such a sacrifice-to meet so unworthy a House of Commons. That can be tolerant of the heartlessness and injustice of that assembly is what vexes me most in the whole business- I entirely approve of the Publication you meditate -only by selecting two or three petitions you [-] offend some of those Authors to whom the little distinction was not paid-I therefore submit whether it would be advisable to print any of them.-- As a fact connected with my own case, I will mention that in the year 1805- I concluded a long Poem [The Prelude] upon the formation of my own mind; part of which you saw in MS when I had the pleasure of a [-] visit from you at Rydal. That book still [-] in MS. Its publication has [-] been prevented mainly by the personal character of [-] it. Had it been published as soon as it was finished the Copyright would long since have expired in case of my decease. Now, I do honestly believe [-] that Poem is given to the world before twenty eight years had elapsed after the composition would scarcely have paid its own expenses. Were it published now, in the [-] and of such reputation as I have acquired I have reason to believe that [-] the proposed form it would be respectable- and my posterity, even as the law now is, would [-] by the delay- but in the other case neither they, nor I would have got a farthing from it. if my life had not been prolonged. The profit such as it might be would all have gone to Printers and Publishers, I would of course [-] would have allowed me to be in Town before the Bill comes on again. With best wishes I remain affectionately your much obliged Friend [signed]: William Wordsworth If you should see Mr. Milnes [-] tell him [-] much gratified in learning that he had [-] of your Yorkshire [-]. April 11th 10 George St. Mr. Sergeant Talfourd Russell Square London.". Seller Inventory # MM-34. Seller Inventory # MM-34

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The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley: Shelley, Percy Bysshe

Shelley, Percy Bysshe

Published by Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith (1894)

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About this Item: Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1894. One of 250 copies. One of 250 copies. Printed in red and black, ornamental woodcut title, borders, and initials. 3 vols. 8vo. A very nice copy of the magnificent Kelmscott edition of the poems of Shelley Signed on the two ffeps by: Sam Shernes--- Dudley D. Sicher Samuel J. Bloomingdale (1873-1968), son of Lyman J. Edwin Goldman Leo Sulzberger Ralph Samuel Louis J. Rosenbach William Goldman D.A.--- H.A. Guinburg Fred M. Stein S.M. Goldberg Manny Strauss Albert J. Lehmann Jos. Gutman Thomas Lowerestein Z.D. Bernstein Bernard Rosenwald Edwin S. Lorsch Herman Kissner Cyrus l. Sulzberger (1858-1932) Maunie Goodman J.W. Frankel Joseph Wellen Herman Sanders. Peterson A29; Ransom 29, 29a, 29b Original full limp vellum, spines stamped in gold, issued without silk ties. Light foxing to edges, long list of signatures inked to first two blanks of volume one, otherwise a fine copy. Housed in custom cloth chemises and blue morocco backed slipcases. From Arthur Lehmann estate Printed in red and black, ornamental woodcut title, borders, and initials. 3 vols. 8vo. Seller Inventory # 314918

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Scott Sir Walter

Published by Edinburgh Cadell and Co 1829-34 (1829)

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About this Item: Edinburgh Cadell and Co 1829-34, 1829. 60 volumes. The first collected edition. With engraved frontispiece and vignette title page in each volume. 12mo (in sixes), contemporary half calf and marbled boards gilt lettered on spines, gilt decorated raised bands. A superb set in exquisite condition. UNHEARD OF IN THIS CONDITION. Sir Walter Scott remains one of Scotland's greatest men of letters. His influence was as far reaching as his works were commercially successful. His poetry earned him an offer of the laureateship, which he refused, and was considered quite original in style among the Romantics. Scott is best remembered however for his novels which were highly popular in his time and which were extremely influential to both his contemporaries and his literary posterity. He is generally accredited with establishing the form of the historical novel and, according to V.S. Pritchett, the modern short story. His works were as avidly imitated as they were read and his influence is especially recognizable in the works of Ainsworth and Bulwer-Lytton. This is a beautiful collection of all of Scott's great poems and novels. Including of course such classics as "The Lady of the Lake" and "Ivanhoe". The frontispieces and title pages in POETICAL WORKS are all after J. M. W. Turner. The simple and tasteful bindings are very handsome and in whole the set is highly unusual in this state of preservation and completeness. Seller Inventory # 4095

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Sir Walter Scott

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About this Item: Boston, Houghton Mifflin, Riverside Press, 1912. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Complete Set of this magnificent Edition, intended by the Editors to Be the ideal Edition of the Works of Sir Walter Scott. Complete in 61 Large octavo volumes bound by the Riverside Bindery iin Three-quarter morocco leather with marbled boards and endpapers. Illustrated with Hand coloured frontispieces and photogravures. Books are in excellent Condition with only Minor scratches to a few volumes. It would be difficult to find a better st of Scotts Works. Seller Inventory # 1000

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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott,: Fore-edge Paintings) Scott,

Fore-edge Paintings) Scott, Sir Walter

Published by Arch. Constable, Edinburgh (1821)

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About this Item: Arch. Constable, Edinburgh, 1821. Vignette title -page drawn by A. Nasmyth, Engraved by W. H. Lizars. 10 vols. 16mo. Fore-Edge Views of Scotland. Each volume with a fine early fore-edge painting of a Scottish scene identified in an old hand in block letters on the ffep. Volume I : Berwick-on-Tweed Volume II : Falkland Palace Volume III : Edinburgh Castle Volume IV : Barnborough Castle Volume V : Hollyrood Palace, Edinburgh Volume VI : Norham, The Castle and The Cross Volume VII: Stirling Castle Volume VIII: Barnard Castle Volume IX : Stirling Bridge and Castle Volume X : Abbotsford. Contemporary full green straight grained morocco, gilt spine, a.e.g. Fine, some internal foxin. Signed M.T.K. Jr. Xmas 1927 Vignette title -page drawn by A. Nasmyth, Engraved by W. H. Lizars. 10 vols. 16mo. Seller Inventory # 229079

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Poetical Works of George Meredith, The: ROOT & SON,

ROOT & SON, binders; MEREDITH, George

Published by New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928 (1928)

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About this Item: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928, 1928. George Meredith's Poetical Works In an Amazing 'Jansenist Style' Binding by Root & Son ROOT & SON, binders. MEREDITH, George. The Poetical Works of George Meredith. With some notes by G.M. Trevelyan. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928. Octavo. (7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches; 197 x 133 mm.). xvi, 623, [1, blank] pp. Inserted frontispiece portrait. Affixed to a front blank are two newspaper clippings dated 1929 and 1931. The verso of the portrait also has two newspaper clippings affixed and is inscribed in blue ink by the literary scholar Carl Emery Malugin (the blue ink has 'bled' through and shows on the portrait. Many leaves have his marginal notes in pencil (p. 133 has a small marginal note in black ink). The binder has added ten blank leaves which have various relevant newspaper clippings affixed. Beautifully bound ca. 1931 by Root & Son in the Jansenist style (stamp-signed in gilt on front doublure). Full red crushed levant morocco. Covers with double gilt borders and heart-tooled corner-pieces. Each cover with six inlaid blue morocco dots surrounded by a gilt circle. Spine with five raised bands, elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments to a floral design and with five gilt circles containing inlaid light blue morocco dots. Double-ruled gilt board edges AND the most wonderful, elaborate and intricate full red and inlaid dark green morocco doublures (front and back) decorated in gilt in a floral and mosaic design with a large central lozenge incredibly decorated in gilt and with sixteen inlaid red morocco dots surrounded by twelve inlaid pale blue morocco dots. Blue watered silk end-leaves, all edges gilt. Original green cloth front cover and spine bound in at end. An absolutely stunning and fine example of the art of Root & Son, housed in the original fleece-lined red cloth slipcase. The 'Jansenist Style' was popular in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, characterized by a plain exterior and elaborately tooled doublures. The London bindery of W. Root & Son consistently turned-out excellent work, both on fine bindings as here, and on trade bindings and sets. Packer lists the firm in business in Red Lion Square in 1899-1901, and the December 1942 issue of The Rotarian notes with regret that W. Root had been bombed out (uprooted?) of their premises on Paternaster Row during the 1941 Blitz. There is a record in the June 10 1905 issue of The Academy "Esteemed Editions of various Authors, some scarce, all in new extra leather bindings. W. Root & Son, 29-30 Eagle Street, Red Lion Street, Holborn, W.C." Root & Son are also recorded at the same address in The Literary Year-Book, 1909 (thirteenth annual volume). The British Library have five examples of bindings by Root & Son. George Meredith (1828-1909) was an English novelist and poet of the Victorian era who was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature seven times. He poetry was particularly influenced by John Keats and Alfred Lord Tennyson. His writing was characterized by a fascination with imagery and indirect references. He had a keen understanding of comedy and his Essay on Comedy (1877) is still quoted in most discussions of the history of comic theory. In The Egoist, published in 1879, he applies some of his theories of comedy in one of his most enduring novels. Some of his writings, including The Egoist, also highlight the subjection of women during the Victorian period. During most of his career, he had difficulty achieving popular success. His first truly successful novel was Diana of the Crossways published in 1885. His first big novel, The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, was judged so shocking that Mudie's circulating library canceled an order of 300 copies. Meredith was richly honored: he succeeded Lord Tennyson as president of the Society of Authors, and in 1905 he was appointed to the Order of Merit by King Edward VII. "Under yonder beech-tree single on the green-sward, Couched with her arms behind her golden head, Knees and tresses folded to slip and ripple idly, Lies my young love sleeping in the shade." (Love in the Valley by George Meredith) George Macaulay Trevelyan, OM CBE FRS FBA, (1876-1952) was a British historian and academic. He was a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge from 1898 to 1903. He then spent more than twenty years as a full-time author. In 1906 he published The Poetry and Philosophy of George Meredith - a personal acquaintance of the author. Carl Emery Malugin (1891-1952) was born in Montana and around 1920 relocated to San Francisco. He was a scholar of literature and commissioned several very fine and elaborate inlaid bindings from the London bookbinder W. Root & Son. He studiously read his books and often annotated them in pencil. He also had Root & Son bind in several extra leaves on which he had affixed relevant clippings. Seller Inventory # 04467

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The Poetical Works of John Milton, With: MILTON, JOHN, HAYLEY,

MILTON, JOHN, HAYLEY, WILLIAM

Published by Printed By W. Bulmer and Co., Shakspeare Printing Office, For John and Josiah Boydell, and George Nicol, 1794, 1795, 1797, London (1794)

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About this Item: Printed By W. Bulmer and Co., Shakspeare Printing Office, For John and Josiah Boydell, and George Nicol, 1794, 1795, 1797, London, 1794. Original Leather. Condition: Very Good. 3 volumes. 42.4 cm x 32 cm. All volumes with 2 blank prelims. and end pages, and half-titles. Pp. cxxxiii, [vii], 213; [1] - 286; [1] - 300. Illustrated in "The Life of the Author" with 3 engraved portraits by William Gardiner and an engraved plate of Milton and his Two Daughters after George Romney, and 28 full-page engravings after Richard Westall within the body of work, all with tissue guards. Original full diced calf with gilt-tooled borders and frame, "Greek-key" inner dentelles, Stormont or Gloster patterned marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Small orange binder's ticket to verso free endpaper: "Bound by C. Kalthoeber, London." Christian Samuel Kalthoeber was working with an early German immigrant, John Baumgarten for some years before Baumgarten died in 1782, when he took over the latter's business. He was considered by Huttner, writing in 1802, to be the outstanding figure in the English binding trade, and his reputation had reached Russia some years before, when Catherine the Great endeavoured to lure him to St. Petersburg. His business was on the wane by 1802 and before 1809 had been taken over by another German, Frederick Deschlein. Kalthoeber continued to work as a journeyman, first with the Comte de Caumont, and then with Mr. Otridge, the bookseller, and was still alive in 1817. - E. Howe. "A List of London Bookbinders", 1950, p.53. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown in all volumes of the Hon. William Henry Irby (1750-1830). Sympathetically rebacked and corners consolidated; offsetting from plates to adjoining pages, otherwise interior very clean and bright; some light spotting in the margins of the plates, within vol. II plates having a shallow tide-line along top margin although adjoining text block not affected. Overall, a stunning copy. Size: Elephant Folio. Seller Inventory # 20329

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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith: Goldsmith, Oliver

Goldsmith, Oliver

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About this Item: William Pickering, 1831. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. COSWAY STYLE BINDING THE POETICAL WORKS OF OLIVER GOLDSMITH. The Aldine Edition of the British Poets. Goldsmith, Oliver. Mitford, J. London: William Pickering, 1831. 8vo., clxxxii, 156 pp., engraved frontis portrait, and Aldine device on title-page. Cosway Style Binding bound in full crushed marron levant for Chas J. Sawyer London by Sangorski and Sutcliffe with their S&S stamp on the rear doublure. A beautiful binding with the Cosway on the inside of the front boardset in green levant panel doublure and green silk ends, very fine practically invisible repair to the front joint. Internally clean and bright. A wonderful example of a Sangorski, Cosway style binding. First edition thus, with a "Life of Oliver Goldsmith" by Rev. John Mitford. The Aldine Poet Series was a 20-year project that involved printing new editions of classic British poets from Chaucer through to the 19th Century. They were published in 53 volumes during the years 1830-1844. Pickering secured John Mitford and Alexander Dyce as editors with Sir Harris Nicolas, so that the series would be of a high standard. Seller Inventory # ABE-1591374278479

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POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON.|THE: Milton, John

Milton, John

Published by W. Bulmer and Co., Shakespeare Printing Office For John and Josiah Boydell, and George Nicol, London, England (1794)

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About this Item: W. Bulmer and Co., Shakespeare Printing Office For John and Josiah Boydell, and George Nicol, London, England, 1794. W. Bulmer & Co. (illustrator). folio. contemporary leather, five raised bands on spine, all edtges gilt. cxxxiv, 213+(1); 282; 300, (4) pages. 3 Volumes. Brunet III, 1728; Watson 1, 1239. Volume I published 1794, Volume II 1795, and Volume III 1797. With a three part life of Milton by William Hayley preceding text. Table of contents of all three volumes at conclusion of Volume III. With 35 plates. Volume I with three plates by Giovanni Cipriani, three by William Gardiner, one by George Romney, and six by Richard Westall. Volume II with ten plates all by Westall. Volume III with twelve plates, all by Westall. Covers rubbed and scuffed at edges. Bookplates of three previous owners on front pastedowns of Volume I and III. One bookplate peeled off front pastedown of Volume II. Free endpapers of Volume I chipped at top fore-edge. Scattered light foxing. contemporary leather, five raised bands on spine, all edtges gilt. Seller Inventory # 133829

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Hutchinson, Thomas

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About this Item: Hardback. Condition: Muy Bueno / Very Good. Seller Inventory # 100000000681806

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Wharton, Edith) Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Published by Frederick Warne and Co, London (1893)

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About this Item: Frederick Warne and Co, London, 1893. 630 pp. 8vo. "Reprinted from the Revised American edition, Including Recent Poems" 630 pp. 8vo. Inscribed by Wharton to her cousin. INSCRIBED by Edith Wharton on the half title, with a short poem incorporating Gertrude's farewell to Ophelia. It reads in full: "Sweets to the sweet & luck to the fair / are applicable both, - / to the girls with the ondule hair, / from her loving cousin / Edith Wharton / July 3rd 1894" Longfellow was an early admirer of Wharton; he arranged to have one of her adolescent poems published in the ATLANTIC MONTHLY. Original gilt-lettered red morocco, a.e.g., remnant of spine laid-in, front board and flyleaf detached, worn and rubbed Reprinted from the Revised American edition, Including Recent Poems. Seller Inventory # 237874

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OPERA. [THE COLLECTED POETICAL WORKS]: ALDINE IMPRINT). PONTANUS,

ALDINE IMPRINT). PONTANUS, JOANNES JOVIANUS

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About this Item: Aldus Manutius, Venice, 1505. FIRST EDITION. 170 x 105 mm. (6 3/4 x 4 1/4"). [242] leaves. FIRST EDITION. Old vellum over paste boards, ink titling on flat spine. With Aldine anchor device on title and last page. Renouard, p. 46; Ahmanson-Murphy 75. First three and final two gatherings with dampstain along inner margin (not affecting text), trivial soiling to vellum, a few insignificant smudges and rust spots, otherwise a very fresh, clean copy with ample margins, and in a bright and solid binding. This is an especially crisp copy of the first printing of Pontano's poetic works, handsomely set in Aldine italic type. Rivaled only by Poliziano as a Latinist, Pontano (1426-1503) is often called the most elegant and fertile writer of the 15th century. A greatly trusted and respected figure in his time, he had a distinguished career--apart from his literary achievements--in the service of the Aragonese rulers of Naples as a soldier, historian, mediator, royal secretary, and head of the academy formed by Alfonso. But it is his philosophical works and his poetry for which Pontano is justly famous. His collected philosophical works were first published in 1501 by Vercellensis, and are notable for their elegant and natural style and for their freedom from bias. Our volume contains the first collection of his poetry, which has a wide range, from "Urania" (hexameters on astrology) to "Lepidina" (a mythological account of the marriage of the god Sebeto to the nymph Parthenope) to personal lyrics and elegies. In addition to those works, our volume contains "Meteorum," "De Hortis hesperidum," "Meliseus," "Mæon," "Acon," "Hendecasyllaborum," "Tumulorum," "Neniæ," and "Epigrammata." Pontano writes as if Latin were his native language and graceful, harmonious verse his natural means of expression. His most attractive poems are often those expressing the intimate joys and sorrows of family life, perhaps because of his own devotion to his wife and children. Pontano had first sent some of his poems to Aldus in 1502. The publisher was enthusiastic, but decided to wait for additional works hinted at by the poet before going to press. Unfortunately, a manuscript dispatched by Pontano went missing for a year when the messenger to whom it was entrusted took ill and died in Padua in the summer of 1503. Pontano himself died in September of that year, and the poems languished unpublished for two years, until Pontano's fellow Neapolitan humanist Pietro Summonte sent additional pastorals to Aldus for inclusion in the collection. Aldus reprinted the work in 1513 and 1533; both of these editions are more common in the markeplace than the present one. Seller Inventory # CEH1306

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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth. 1827-1835.: WORDSWORTH, William

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About this Item: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, London, 1827. Hardback. Condition: Very Good. 1st edn thus. ~The 1st 5 vols, entitled Works, are all dated 1827. The title-page of the 6th volume is 'Yarrow Revisited, and Other Poems' dated 1835. Flatsigned by author on vol.5, p.1, the first page of The Excursion: 'Wm Wordsworth / 19th Octr 1842 / Levens' (presumably Levens Hall, Kendall).The binding is uniform polished smooth red-brown calf to spines over original paper covered boards. Gilt double ruling creating compartments, 'Wordsworth's Poetical Works' in gilt on a green label on each spine, also volume number to each spine.Spines slightly faded. Owner's name 'Mary Howard' in ink copperplate to each front board. Moderate wear to corners of boards. Armorial bookplate of Mary Howard to each inside front board. Hinges sound. Pagination: 12,xliv,354 + viii,391 + vi,455 + vii,397 +xvii,421,(2) + xvi,347,(4)pp. Catalogue to front of vol.1. ~Robust packaging. All UK orders given tracking, outside UK on request. Size: Small 8vo (18 x 11 cm). Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # BB4417

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The Poetical Works: BROWNING, Robert

BROWNING, Robert

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About this Item: Smith Elder & Co, London, 1888. hardcover. Condition: fine. 17 volumes. 5 engraved plates on india paper, mounted. Tall 8vo, full contemporary maroon morocco by Stikeman, gilt spines, inner dentelles. London: Smith Elder & Co. 1888-1894. A fine set. One of 250 large paper sets. Seller Inventory # 178630

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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope; The: POPE, Alexander

POPE, Alexander

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About this Item: Printed for F.J. Du Roveray by T. Bensley, London, 1804. Leatherbound. Condition: Very good. A New Edition. London: Printed for F.J. Du Roveray by T. Bensley, 1804. A New Edition. Leatherbound. Complete in 12 volumes. Octavo. Poetical Works in 6 volumes; The Odyssey 6 volumes in 3; The Iliad 6 volumes in. Seller Inventory # 1346

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William Wordsworth

Published by William Paterson, Edinburgh (1889)

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About this Item: William Paterson, Edinburgh, 1889. Edinburgh: William Paterson, 1882-1889. 11 volumes Edited by William Knight. Bound in 3/4 tan Morocco, marbled boards, top edges gilt, raised bands, ornate gilt On spines, illustrated with frontispieces. Seller Inventory # 1442

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About this Item: Adam & Charles Black, Edinburgh, 1850. Frontispieces. 100 vols. Small 8vo (6-1/2 x 4-1/4 inches). ONE HUNDRED VOLUMES. Bound in full contemporary tan polished calf, gilt spines, contrasting leather title labels, marbled edges. Very Good, some minor rubbing Frontispieces. 100 vols. Small 8vo (6-1/2 x 4-1/4 inches). Seller Inventory # 232345

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The Poetical Works of Lord Byron: ron

ron

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About this Item: ont> John Murray : London, 1839. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. A nicely bound collection of the poems of the infamous Lord Byron, bound in a straight grain morocco binding by Maclehose, Glasgow, and illustrated with a frontispiece to Volume I. A presentation copy signed by Margot and Herbert Asquith. Complete in eight volumes. An interesting provenance. Ink inscription to the recto to the front free endpaper of Volume I, 'To Laura Tennant, from Margot + H. H. Asquith May 1916'. Margot Asquith was the wife of the Prime Minister H. H. Asquith, who served as the Liberal Prime Minister from 1906 to 1916, thus Asquith was the Prime Minister when he signed this presentation inscription. Laura Tennant was the sister of Margot. The sisters were inseparable, entering society together in 1881, and became the central figures in an aristocratic group of intellectuals, 'The Souls'. Laura died young in 1888. Margot never recovered from her sister's death, and developed chronic insomnia as a result of the devastating blow, which plagued her for the rest of her life. And clearly this was an inscription to her deceased sister. Asquith was the Prime Minister who brought Britain into the First World War in 1914. He was attacked for the failure of the Gallipoli Campaign in 1915, and subsequently formed a coalition government. However, he was forced to resign in December 1916. In a signed straight-grain morocco binding by Maclehose, Glasgow. With a frontispiece to Volume I. This work is an octavo. A collection of the works of Lord Byron, including his most popular works, 'Don Juan' and 'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage'. Byron's name has become synonymous with the extravagant, flamboyant, and scandalous. As his lover Lady Caroline Lamb stated, he was 'mad, bad, and dangerous to know'. He was a great scandal of society during his life, having many love affairs with both men and women, including an affair with his half-sister, who bore his daughter, Elizabeth Medora Leigh. He also ran up extensive debts during his life, escaping England to go the mainland Europe, Italy and Greece, where he eventually died. Almost every aspect of his life created rumours. His short marriage to Annabella Milbanke ended up in a divorce, which simple became known as 'The Divorce' within society and gossipy circles at the time. His travels with Mary and Percy Shelley, and Claire Clairmont to Switzerland invited more rumours, with people using telescopes on their balconies to try and look into their hotel rooms to try and find out what they were doing. This trip found Byron with another illegitimate child by Mary's step-sister Claire. Byron only had one legitimate child, Ada Lovelace, who was a pioneer in science, being regarded now as the first computer programmer, which sprung from her work with Charles Babbage and his Analytical Engine. Byron's poetry was incredibly popular during his life, partly due to the rumours that increased the public's interest in the man and his work. 'Don Juan' is a satirical poem, which was based upon the legend of Don Juan. When it was published it was criticised for having immoral content, though it was still incredibly popular. In the poem, Byron portrays Don Juan as someone who is easily seduced by women, not as a womaniser. 'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage' is a narrative poem that shows the travels and reflections of a world-weary young man. The man has become disillusioned with his former life of pleasure and revelry, and wishes the find distraction in foreign lands. The poem shows the melancholy and disillusionment the younger generation felt after being worn down by the Napoleonic and Post-Revolutionary Wars. Bookplate to the front pastedowns, 'George G. Stevenson'. A set of the poetical works of Lord Byron, a presentation copy from Margot and Herbert Asquith. Condition: In a signed straight grain morocco binding. Externally, generally smart. Light fading to the spines, with some rubbing to the spines. A few light marks to the top edges and to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, with only the very odd light spot, mostly to the first and last few pages. Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed. Seller Inventory # 062407

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Browning Robert

Published by London Smith, Elder and Co. 1878, 1880 (1880)

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About this Item: London Smith, Elder and Co. 1878, 1880, 1880. Together 2 volumes. The fourth edition of the first volume, the first edition of the second volume. INSCRIBED IN EACH VOLUME BY BROWNING. 8vo, original sienna cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and black. xi, 348; vii, 371, [2]. The first volume has been expertly rebacked to match the original; the second has been recased with some restoration at the spine ends; both have new endpapers and bear the stamp of the College for Working Women. A very good set. AN INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY of each volume. The first is inscribed "To the Members of the Working Women's College with Robert Browning's kind regards, Jan. 14 '80." The second volume is inscribed "With Robert Browning's best respects and regards." Presentation copies of Browning's writings are quite scarce. Seller Inventory # 8823

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Milton, John.

Published by Printed by W. Bulmer and Co., Shakespear Printing Office, for John and Josiah Boydell, and George Nicol; from the types of W. Martin: London. 1794, 1795, 1797 (1794)

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About this Item: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co., Shakespear Printing Office, for John and Josiah Boydell, and George Nicol; from the types of W. Martin: London. 1794, 1795, 1797, 1794. Bound by Charles Hering. Thirty-five plates with tissue guards, volume I has 13 plates by artists Giovanni Cipriani (3), William Gardiner (3), George Romney (1) and Richard Westall (6), volume II has 10 (all Westall), Volume III has 12 (all Westall) 17 x 13, contemporary straight grain red morocco, covers have three gold tooled rows: two floral and one Greek key with disc and three blind tooled rows: rosette, broken cable and filet, all corners have a gold eight pointed star within another within another gold star within a gold ruled octagon, flat spine with 14 gold tooled panels: alternating rows of floral, diamond and annular dots/chains with dots/overlapping scallops with dots, three panels with lettering: Milton s Poetical Works/armorial stamp: bull s head with an arrow surrounded by this motto: Prodesse Quam Conspici (to be useful rather than conspicuous), stamp is unknown (at least four British families have this motto but bull and arrow is not on their crests) with cupid s heads, dots and rosettes in margins/volume I, volume II, volume III with cupid s heads, stars and circles in margins, gold scroll pattern along cover edges, gold floral pattern on inner dentelles, gauffered edges, blue watered silk endpapers, bookbinder ticket on reverse of free front endpaper of volume I: Bound by C. HERING No. 10 London, all volumes have silk page markers. Covers have scuffing/scraping (esp volume III), spotting (esp volume I), scratches, rubbing, shelfwear, corners bumped and worn, spines darkened, volume I is missing small pieces from spine tips and lower headband and the outer/inner front hinges is cracked and cover is becoming detached. Contents: inner hinges cracked, endpapers fading, page markers frayed, offsetting, toning, spotting, smudging, volume I has detached title page and blank page with chipping and is almost detached, one plate torn out (but present) and a few tears; title page almost detached in volumes II and III, staining to volume III else all are tight and in good condition. The Boydells, well known for their "Shakespeare Gallery," honored Milton by publishing "The Poetical Works of John Milton," a three volume, "spare- no-expense," publication with contributions by well known artists. These sets were bound by various bookbinders including Charles Hering, C. Kalthoeber and F.B. Neumayer. During this time period of the late 18th c and early 19th c the passion for collecting books was at a fever pitch among the royalty and affluent nobles and gentlemen. The collectors wanted to enhance their new possessions and bookbinders had more work than they could manage. Charles Hering, a German native, started his business as a master bookbinder in London in 1794 at 34 St. Martins street and approximately a year later moved to 10 St. Martins Street. Hering was known as superior craftsman who created elegant bindings. Dibdin wrote about Hering: "No one could presume to measure business with him. There was a strength, a squareness, and a good style of work about his volumes which rendered him deservedly a great favorite." Some of his clients included the Prince Regent, the 2nd Earl of Spencer, his mother-in-law the Countess Lucan, statesman Thomas Grenville, Lord Byron, landscape painter Joseph Farington, Curators of the Faculty of Advocates Library in Edinburgh. Some of the books he bound: the Book of Hours (1465), Pollux. Onomastican (1502), Harvey. Exercitationes de Generatione Animalium (1651), Curtis. Flora Londinensis (1775-78). Of the several copies of this set currently being offered for sale none are bound by Hering. A truly beautiful set, a fine example of Hering s work. Seller Inventory # 98-7846

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FINE BINDINGS] BYRON, LORD.

Published by London: John Murray, 1855-1856 (1856)

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About this Item: London: John Murray, 1855-1856, 1856. Six volumes; in handsomely bound 19th century red, pebble-grained, full morocco. All edges gilt; marbled endpapers; the front and back boards are uniformly decorated with three ornate gilt-stamped borders; the spines are decorated with compartments separated by raised bands with gilt-stamped decorations; the set's title is on a green morocco label on each volume and the contents and number of individual volumes are noted below in another compartment, stamped in gilt on the red morocco. Insignificant wear; a fine set. All books described as first editions are first printings unless otherwise noted. Seller Inventory # 28569

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The Poetical Works: Wordsworth, William

Wordsworth, William

Published by Edward Moxon, Dover Street, London (1850)

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About this Item: Edward Moxon, Dover Street, London, 1850. 6 vols. 8vo. New edition. New edition. 6 vols. 8vo. Inscribed. With a choice and very late presentation inscription from the author on the half-title of volume I, "Mary Smith/ from her/ affectionate Cousin/ William Wordsworth/ Rydal Mount/ Ist Jan 1850." Mary Smith has written her name in pencil on the title-page of each of the other five volumes in the set. "The years of Wordsworth's greatest fame, however, were also a time of much personal grief. In 1833 Dorothy Wordsworth was taken seriously ill, and in the coming years she fell prey to a form of Alzheimer's disease. She was nursed at Rydal Mount until her death in 1855, and at the very end of Wordsworth's life Mary Wordsworth remarked that the one thing that continued to give him pleasure was ministering to the 'dear, dear Sister' of 'Tintern Abbey' (reported by Henry Crabb Robinson, 15 Jan [1849]). . Having taken pleurisy from recklessly walking out in frosty weather, Wordsworth died at Rydal Mount on 23 April 1850" (ODNB). Publisher's full red blind stamped cloth, spines gilt, a.e.g. Spines worn (spines of first three vols. perished, lower board of vol. I detached). In red cloth folding case. Seller Inventory # 231777

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The Poetical Works of John Milton : Milton, John

Milton, John

Published by John and Josiah Boydell, and George Nicol 1794 / 1795 / 1797, London (1794)

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About this Item: John and Josiah Boydell, and George Nicol 1794 / 1795 / 1797, London, 1794. Full Straight-grained Morocco. Condition: Very Good. In three volumes complete. cxxxiii, (iii), 213; 286; 300 pp. Contemporary black straight-grained morocco with decorative gilt borders to front & rear boards. There are old repairs to the original spines, which have been laid down, gilt lettering. All edges gilt. New endpapers, repairs to some spine joints & minor marks to boards. Scattered foxing, also affecting some plates. With four portraits and 28 further plates, as called for. Folio. Seller Inventory # 54060

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The Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and: SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe,

SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe, KEATS, John and COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor

Published by Paris: A. and W. Galignani (1829)

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About this Item: Paris: A. and W. Galignani, 1829. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Octavo, A beautiful Contemporary full decorative dark blue morocco binding, elaborately gilt decorated spine and boards, raised bands, All edges gilt. No previous ownership inscriptions. Housed in green clamshell box with a marbled interior and a black morocco label. FIRST EDITION of this collection of works by these three Romantic poets. Comprises the first collected edition of Shelley, the first collected edition of Keats, and only the second collected edition of Coleridge, with many poems published for the first time. With frontispiece portrait of the three poets. This edition was published in Paris because the poets lacked international copyright protection and no royalties needed to be paid. However, Galignani in fact worked closely with friends and relatives of the poets to create these three exhaustive collections. The frontispiece portrait is the first printed portrait of Shelley. MacGillivray B1. Peck ii, 440. A scarce and desirable copy in a beautiful and very appropriate period binding. Seller Inventory # 130

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