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1 Albin, Thomas Albin Friendship’s Gift ; poetry and Prose
London Bartlett First Edition , Second Thousand A Hard Back 7.5 x 12cm 
Undated but most likely between 1830 -1850. 190 pages + 11 illustrations, binding Good, looks like horn, bone or ivory? With red spine & remains of silver locking clasp. Contents tight. A good reading copy, some nibbling of base of some pages, some staining. contains 11 illustrated pages (most still with tissue protection), lacks the frontice illustration, Looks as if rebound using original boards & new red spine with gilt title, new mottled endpages. condition of binding would be very good if part of the silver locking clasp was complete. It states second thousand, printed by Thomas Albin at Spalding. But as this type of pocket-book / forget-me-not were sold to be given as gifts at Christmas & visiting gifts, very few survive, In fact at time of listing I could not find another copy on the net, just reference to it. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Evandra, Anon, Illustrated by Alfred Mac Donald
2 Anon, Illustrated by Alfred Mac Donald Evandra
Not given, poss. Ernest Nister 1902 First Edition, Poss Not Published Waxed paper hardback Vellum Folio 34 x 44cm. Approx. Alfred Mac Donald / Alfred MacDonald 
Dedication page, Title page + 37 pages. Binding fair/poor, Vellum coloured (waxed paper on board) with some rubbing and edge wear. Gilt title to front. Contents fair, almost all pages illustrated to top/base/side. Most good and clean, No inscriptions, a few pages detached with edge wear/folding, others starting to loosen due to poor glue used in 1902 on the folio sized pages. End pages decorated with tiny gilt flowers, Dedication page "Dedicated to my wife Christmas MDCCCCII" (i.e. 1902). Title page just has "Evandra" printed in brown/gold. The 10 canto story seems to be a very sad Scottish fishermen /folk love poem about Torquil, Dughal & Evandra, mentions Ben Doran, Ulva's Isle etc. Each page seems to be printed/engraved as one with decorative text and illustrations all printed in brown ink. From checking Google & book/library sites I was unable to find this book mentioned. Looks complete but as no other copy found can not be 100% sure as pages are not numbered. There is always the possibility a rich person, publisher, printer or Alfred Mac Donald had this printed as a unique love token, and therefore this is the only copy. I have put possibly published by Ernest Lister as is very much in their style. Size is Folio approx 34cm x 44cm ( 13 ½ x 17 ½ inches) 
Price: 600.00 GBP
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Expeditio Militaris Addisoniana: Poema Duci De Marlborough Inscriptum ,  ( The Campaign,  a Poem to his Grace the Duke of Marlborough &c.) Latinè reddidit, T.G., anon, T.G. ,     Addison,    Joseph Addison 1672-1719
3 anon, T.G. , Addison, Joseph Addison 1672-1719 Expeditio Militaris Addisoniana: Poema Duci De Marlborough Inscriptum , ( The Campaign, a Poem to his Grace the Duke of Marlborough &c.) Latinè reddidit, T.G.
London Non Given, printed by R.G. 1808 First Edition Paperback 13.5 x 20.5cm Approx 
75 page paper Pamphlet, Latin & English text. Latin Title page then The Latin and English poetry text are on facing pages. Front/rear poor with minor loss, Contents good clear printing, the odd minor fault ( some odd minor stains, edge dirt etc.). actually has 73 pages & Starts at the title page, so may have had a half title front page? from a quick net check 1st printed in 1705 though did not find one listed in any library inc. BL. So at time of listing this is the earliest edition for sale. This one is printed & published anonymously , later Joseph Addison added his name, In fact the author published under various names, i.e. Addison, J Addison, Addison Steel, Jodeph Addison to name a few. 
Price: 450.00 GBP
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4 Bridges, Robert The Testament of Beauty ( special binding)
Oxford The Clarendon Press 1932 First Edition (eleventh impression) Special Binding 12 x 18cm Approx 
192 pages + 8 front & 4 page "publishers note on text" to rear. poss unique binding , half brown leather with vellum strip to middle front & rear. 5 raised bands to spine, condition some edge rubbing & sunned spine. .Contents Very Good clean & tight, no inscriptions, 4 folded corner tips, has gilt edges, unusual arts & crafts orange designed endpapers, 8 blank endpapers front & rear. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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5 Burn, Peter Burn Poems by Peter Burn ; Brampton, Cumberland. Complete Revised Edition
Carlisle and London Bemrose & Sons + G.&T. Coward 1900 A Hard Back 12.5 x 18.5cm Approx Dedicated from Author
Ink inscribed to inside " To the very Revd. Dean Hitchin with the Authors complements Brampton, Cumberland May 7th., 1901.". xv + 395 pages + page of `Opinions of the Press on Volumes previously published.` at rear. Frontispiece is photograph of the author with a printed faux signature. minor edge discolouration. Binding Green cloth with gilt lettering on front and spine. Condition Good, minor edge rubbing. Dark endpapers. All edges gilt. Contents good & clean. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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6 Butler, Samuel Hudibras + Notes & Life of Author
London: William Tegg, 1864 
1st. In This Form. 9.5cm x 13.5cm. 410+ illusration of Author opp title. very good book,,, brown quater Leather binding good condition ,some minor edge rubbing, ,Contents good & tight mottled page edges, very minor foxing to last 6 pages, minor marks to about 6 pages , NO inscrriptions. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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7 Campbell, Thomas Campbell Specimens of the British Poets; with Biographical & critical notices, and an essay on English poetry. (Complete in one Volume )
London John Murray 1845 First Edition in This Form Gilt Embossed Leather Good 15.5 x 23.5cm.approx 
half title page + portrait page + decorative title page dated 1841 + Title page dated 1845 +XC (90) + 716 pages.. Contents Very good, clean & tight, with gilt edges, no inscriptions/owners names etc. just edge nicks to front endpage & minor folding upto page iv. Binding is a Luxury one for original owner, brown leather with gilt decoration & coat of arms. Condition of binding is fair/good, some rubbing of edges and loss of a small section top of spine. The front cover has at some time been rebound to spine. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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8 Costa, Elsa Costa Octopi and Other Beasts Less Rude
Privatly Printed ( First Edition 15.5 x 22cm Approx 
36 pages, Original illustrated paper binding, gold cord, some staining, tiny tears at spine..Contents generally good with manufacturing fold to a couple of pages..printed to inside covers ; "The First Edition .Privatly printed. Lire 100. Copywright. for broadminded adults only. A limited first edition of this remarkable book, which will be published shortly in New York and London." this is undated & un-numbered pages of tame poems (nowadays) illustrated covers & many within . looks like printed in Italy as price in Lire. **** postage will be reduced to; UK £1, Europe £1.25, most other inc. US .£2 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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9 Cowper, William Cowper Poems by William Cowper
London J. Robinson & The Other Proprietors, 1820 Full-Leather 7 x 13.cm Approx 
Frontice + Title page + 480 pages, Brown leather binding, fair, detached & lacks spine, Contents, good/fair, clean and quiet tight, Pen inscription to 1st endpaper, and very minor foxing to only a couple of pages front/ rear. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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10 Cowper, Illustrated by R. Westall, Cowper's Minor Poems
London John Sharpe 1825 A Hard Back 
3 1/2" x 5 1/2"approx. 1 book in2 parts,108+108 pages,4 illustrations, Leather binding, with gilt/embossed decoration ( paper title/author missing from leather spine)the rear has scratch mark across it, basically ok and a good tight fit with contents. Contents front endpaper removed & initials A.F,L to 2nd endpaper and from foxing ( due to paper used) on the 4 illustrated pages, The contents are good and tight. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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11 Dark, Sidney Dark Lift Up Your Hearts: An Anthology of Encouragement selected by Sidney Dark,
London Eyre and Spottiswoode 1940 Hard Back Fair/good 12.5 x 19cm Approx 
xi + 175 pages, Dust Jacket in fair/good condition, some edge/spine sunning, not price cut.. Binding Very good, Contents Very good, clean & tight, no inscriptions, no foxing. Compiled during WWII to encourage the faith of living and fighting on, during such a terrible time. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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12 David Mallet Poetical Works of David Mallet (inc.life of)
London: C. Cooke, 1898 
9.5 x 14.5cm Approx. 132+xii+ 12 page details/list of Publisher, inc. decorative title pages ,Brown Leather binding with decorative gilt spine Good, tiny loss of wording of title( only thin applied ,NO loss of Binding leather),minor rubbing top/base spine and splitting at spine but holding very tightly , .Contents good/ Very Good & tight , very minor staining of endpages front/ rear only (from binding), includes illustration, 1 of Title pages and another couple minor short/rought cut base as originally sold,, Pages show NO signs being read. ** other titles from series uniformly bound ref 000559 ,560 & 561. 
Price: 24.00 GBP
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13 David Mallet ,, Edward Moore Poetical Works of David Mallet , the Poetical Works of Edward Moore , 2 Cookes Pocket Editions books Bound as 1
London: C. Cooke, 1796 
1st. In This Form. 9.5 x 14.5cm Approx. 132+ xii, & 143 both with decorative title pages + title page & ill of authors, + life of author , Mallet 1796 & Moore 1797, ,Brown Leather binding with decorative gilt spine in Very Good , .Contents Very Good & tight , very minor staining endpapers (from glue used by orig. binder ), includes some illustrations , bookplate of J & H Dalton below his decorative Coat of Arms,, Pages show NO signs being read. ** other titles from series uniformly bound for Dalton ref 000559 ,561 & 562. 
Price: 80.00 GBP
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14 Drew, Kate Uplifts
1914 First Edition 
5 " x 7 1/4" Approx. 112pages+4index,No publisher stated ,printed at The Church Army Press at Oxford,paperback in fair condition with photographic illustration of author opp title page. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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15 Dupont, John A Second Volume of Miscellanies,
York?: N. Nickolson ?, 1767 
First Edition. 5 1/2" x 8" Approx. consisting of Sermons and other essays;together with original pieces of poetry and translations, from the Greek, Latin and French.This rare book lacks title/frontice pages and details from The British Library.The last page No is 212 , the last16 pages being the List of Subscribers,there is an extra 10 pages due to printers missnumbering,+14 of the front 16 pages, Original Leather binding is rubbed and loss of some leather at some corners/edges ,leather at spine cracked but still tightly attached by original cords..Contents,apart from mentioned 2 sub title pages are torn with approx 1/4 loss, This is a readable well thumbed copy, with lots of fancy /caligraphy ink writing/inscriptions/dates( 18th century)and some scribling ect.(ie. Christopher Horner's book May the 24th 1796. most of writing is by Christopher who was the grandson of original owner who has the same name of Redmere and is listed on subscribers list on page 205) evan as a tatty copy this readable book is very rare 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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16 Edmund Waller,, Sir Sam. Garth Poetical Works of Edmund Waller From Fenton's Edition 1729, & the Poetical Works of Sir Samuel Garth M.D. 2 Cookes Pocket Editions books Bound as 1
London: C. Cooke, 1796 
1st. In This Form. 9.5 x 14.5cm Approx. 180+ xxxvi, & 86 both with decorative title pages + title page & ill of authors , Waller 1796 & Garth 1800, ,Brown Leather binding with decorative gilt spine in Very Good , .Contents Very Good & tight , very minor staining 1st couple of pages front & rear only (99% as new), includes some illustrations , bookplate of J & H Dalton below his decorative Coat of Arms,, Pages show NO signs being read. ** other titles from series uniformly bound for Dalton ref 000560 ,561, 562. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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17 Edward Bulwer , Lord Lytton King Arthur , a Poem
London Charlton Tucker 1870 Full-Leather 
12.5 x 18 cm. Good Copy, 443+ xiv pages, Revised Edition of 1870, in a Good black leather binding with gilt lines to edges front/rear & good clear embossed gilt designs to spine and lines between the 5 raised bands, except for one with good/clear gilt embossed "King Arthur Lord Lytton", looks very good on Black., .Contents; ink owner inscription to 1st blank page, has various engravings Mostly Very good/clear & tight with only the rare minor mark. good gilt edges top/side/base of pages. a good 3.5cm thick poetry book. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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18 Edward Fitzgerald (translated by) the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
London The Richards Press Ltd 1944 9 x 13cm Approx 
94 pages, published during the second world war. The pink/blue dust jacket is very good, just tiny corner nicks, Blue buckram binding is Good, Contents Very Good.... NO inscriptions, ......... so only tiny faults make this a very good copy & not a fine copy, ***** postage on this item will be reduced to UK £1, Europe £1.25, everwhere else inc. USA £2. 
Price: 11.00 GBP
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19 Endre, Ady Ady Endre ,Muvei, Osszes Versei, ( 2 Vols)
Budapest: Szepirodalmi Konyvkiado, 1972 
15 X23 mm Approx. 2 Vols 715+574 pages,Hungarian TEXT Poetry, Both Dust Jackets fair to good (1 tear ,taped from behind..Binding on both very good...Contents, apart from 1982 hungarian inscription to 1st endpaper everything is very good with no sign's of use ***************weight approx 1.400 Kilos.********* 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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20 Falconer, William Falconer The Poetical Works of Wm.Falconer with the life of the Author
London C. Cooke Quarter -Leather 9.5 x 15.cm Approx 
circa 1790s., 108 pages with good fold-out engraving of merchant ship, quarter Leather & mottled board binding is good for age with some rubbing. Contents good,& tight with exception to 1st end page & 1st illustration which is detached. To spine is title just visible " Falconer Shipwreck" book also contains some poems rear inc. sacred to memory of HRH Frederick, Prince of Wales. As a decorative page to front states Falconers Works forming part of Cooke's pocket editions of British Poets etc . Has no inscriptions/ owner names etc. undated 2 engravings dated 1796 & 1798 so poss c1798 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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