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The Festoon A Collection of Epigrams Ancient and Modern Panegyrical Satyrical, Amorous, Moral, Humorous, Monumental with an Essay on That Species of Composition

By: (Graves, Richard)

Price: £37.50

Publisher: Robinson and Roberts and W Frederick: 1767

Seller ID: 17129

Condition: Good

The Second Edition, considerably augmented. 213pp, the paper a little tanned with age, and with occasional light foxing. Marbled paper covered boards with leather spine and corners with red leather label to the spine. The spine cover now largely missing, and the front hinge cracked but holding. Marbled endpapers and foredge. Armorial bookplate of Monkhouse Tate. Vignette illustration to the title page. A vignette including a man flying a kite to the second title page on p155. Internally clean and complete. Includes a poem on the coronation of George III, and several with Bath connections. Th... View more info

The Mouse Family Nursery Rhymes

By: -

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Brimax: 1990

Seller ID: 4237

ISBN: 0861125886

Condition: Fine

3rd printing. Unpaginated, laminated colour illustrated boards. Full colour illustrations by Pamela Storey to well-known nursery rhymes. A clean copy. For children from 3 to 5 years. View more info

Words Of Joy

By: -

Price: £2.00

Publisher: Jarrold: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4610

ISBN: 0711709653

Condition: Fine

A small gift book of quotations about joy and happiness, with decorated pages and laminated boards. Gift inscription on flyleaf, otherwise Fine, as new. View more info

My Pretty Picture Book Stories and Rhymes for Little Folk

By: -

Price: £17.50

Publisher: Blackie: 1111

Seller ID: 5139

Condition: Very Good

Probably circa 1900. Red cloth covered boards, faded to spine, with picture of children in green and cream. Many attractive colour illustrations, several by Edith A Cubitt, and engravings. Poems and stories for children. View more info

Heritage An Anthology of English Poems

By: -

Price: £3.50

Publisher: News Chronicle: 1111

Seller ID: 5529

Condition: Very Good

64pp, softback covers. Spots of foxing on foredge, previous owner's name on title page, otherwise clean. Wartime pocket sized anthology, of great poems previously printed in the 'News Chronicle' newspaper as a 'stimulus and solace' against Hitler. Now Rare. View more info

Poems Of To-Day An Anthology

By: -

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson: 1926

Seller ID: 6517

Condition: Very Good

Reprint of the 1915 edition. 174pp, dark green cloth covered boards, a little faded to spine. Original owner's name on flyleaf, and she has written an extra poem on the flyleaf in pencil, small spots of foxing to flredge, otherwise internally clean. View more info

Poems Of To-Day Second Series

By: -

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson: 1937

Seller ID: 6519

Condition: Very Good

School Edition, with Notes by H R Hall. 174pp and 32pp Notes, brown cloth covered boards. Original owner's name on flyleaf, and she has written an extra poem on the back flyleaf, otherwise internally clean. An influential anthology, first published in 1922. View more info

The Albion Temperance Reciter

By: -

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co: 1890

Seller ID: 14850

Condition: Very Good

176pp, grey cloth covered boards with floral ornament in blue and black. Previous owner's name to flyleaf, several additional religious poems neatly pasted in to the preliminary and end pages, otherwise internally very clean. Poems and prose against the evils of drink. View more info

The Annual Register or a View of the History Politics and Literature for the Year 1810

By: -

Price: £36.50

Publisher: J Johnson W J and J Richardson R Baldwin Otridge and Sons J Sewell J Nichols F and C Rivington T Payne G and J Robinson et al: 1811

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16604

Condition: Very Good

A heavy book of 962pp, plus Contents pages. Leather boards, the front hinge shaky, with some loss to the leather cover to the bottom of the spine. Internally clean and well bound. As well as the events of the year in Europe and at home, including war in Portugal, Bonaparte's marriage, the regency, capture of Guadeloupe etc there are poems, extracts from books, history, inventions and an account of Southey's History of Brazil, Edward Clarke's travels and the travels of Mirza Abu Talebkhan. View more info

Blackwood's Magazine Maga February 1978

By: A L Rowse, Gerald Pawle, Jane Meiring, James Harper et al

Price: £6.00

Publisher: William Blackwood: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15370

Condition: Very Good

Soft covers. Internally clean. Includes A L Rowse on the poetry of John Betjeman, cricket writer by Gerald Pawle, Typhoon Country by James Harper etc. View more info

Beowulf A Verse Translation

By: Alexander, Michael (Translator)

Price: £2.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1973

Seller ID: 16523

ISBN: 0140442685

Condition: Fine

Translated and with an Introduction by Michael Alexander. 176pp, including the Notes, family tree, Index etc. the paper browning a little with age, illustrated softback covers without creases. A very clean copy. A verse translation of Beowulf, and the Fight at Finsburgh. View more info

Penguin Modern Poets 18 A Alvarez Roy Fuller ANthony Thwaite

By: Alvarez, A and Fuller, Roy and Thwaite, Anthony

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Penguin: 1970

Seller ID: 15833

ISBN: 0140421297

Condition: Very Good

144pp, the paper browning a little with age, illustrated sofback covers. Internally very clean and tight. A selection to illustrate the three poets' characteristics in style and form View more info

The Pursuits of Literature A Satirical Poem in Four Dialogues with Notes

By: Anon (Mathias, Thomas James)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: T Becket: 1805

Seller ID: 16492

Condition: Very Good

The 13th edition with the citations translated, and with passages added to the 1803 Preface. xxiv Preface and 574pp text. Leather covered boards, a little worn, and cracked to the front hinge. Previous owner's name to the flyleaf, and his helpful hand written Index to the Characters to the back flyleaves, otherwise internally clean. Satires on contemporary authors, most of them Radicals. The author later became Librarian at Buckingham Palace. View more info

Persian Poems An Anthology of Verse Translations

By: Arberry, A J (ed)

Price: £16.50

Publisher: Dent: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17038

Condition: Very Good

First Everyman edition, edited by A J Arberry. 239pp, complete dustjacket, a little rubbed to the top of the spine. A couple of very small spots of foxing to the foredge, otherwise internally very clean. Includes Omar Khayyam, lyrics, odes, epics etc. View more info

The Frogs and Three Other Plays Translated By Frere Hickie Mitchell and Cumberland

By: Aristophanes and Frere, John Hookham et al

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Dent: 1911

Seller ID: 10149

Condition: Very Good

First Everyman edition. 256pp, grey cloth covered boards with gilt flower ornament to the spine. Decorated title pages and endpapers. Internally clean. Introduction of 1820 by John Hookham Frere. Includes The Frogs, translated by Frere, The Trial of Euripides The Thesmophorians translated by W. Hickie, The Clouds translated by T Mitchell and The Wasps, translated by Cumberland. View more info


By: Armitage, Simon

Price: £2.50

Publisher: Faber: 1999

Seller ID: 8691

ISBN: 0571202454

Condition: As New

85pp, illustrated covers. A clean, tight unread copy. 48 poems. View more info


By: Armour, Margaret (Translator)

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Dent: 1932

Seller ID: 17031

Condition: Very Good

Everyman edition, translated and with an Introduction and Notes by Margaret Armour. 215p, complete dustjacket with a very litttle wear to the edges. A couple of spots of foxing to the foredge, otherwise internally very clean. A prose translation of the medieval heroic poem. View more info

The Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold

By: Arnold, Matthew

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Collins: 1111

Seller ID: 6495

Condition: Good

Probably 1920s, dated from original owner's signature on flyleaf, though frontispiece and other sepia illustrations are dated 1908. Pocket sized. 434pp, dark red cloth covered boards with faded gilt title to spine. Some marginal notes, mainly in pencil but a couple in ink, so sold as a good 'reading copy'. Comes with a newspaper article about Arnold and his love for 'Marguerite'. View more info

Poems By Matthew Arnold

By: Arnold, Matthew and Meynell, Alice

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Gresham Publishing Company: 1111

Seller ID: 17008

Condition: Very Good

Probably early 1900s, with an Introduction by Alice Meynell. 360pp, green cloth covered boards, faded to the spine, which has gilt ornament. Endpapers decorated with a design of brambles in green and purple. Frontispiece photograph. Internally clean. Includes The Scholar Gipsy, Sohrab and Rustum etc. View more info

Trees The Glories of Nature

By: Ash, Russell and Higton, Bernard (eds)

Price: £2.50

Publisher: Aurum: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13060

ISBN: 1854100742

Condition: As New

A small book with laminated illustrated boards. The right hand pages have a full page colour illustration, and the left hand pages have a classic poem about trees. A very clean copy. View more info