New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, . Hardcover. A beautiful copy of Barrett Browning's romantic Victorian poems in an ornate publisher's design binding. The collection of her poems and sonnets, including her famed Sonnets From the Portuguese, appears to be comprehensive. With numerous black and white illustrations and vignettes throughout by Canadian artist Frederick Gordon. Bound in dark green cloth with elaborate gilt and silver designs on the spine and along the top and bottom edges of the front cover. In the middle of the cover is a framed silver label with "Mrs. Browning" in gilt. The binding is near fine with the slightest bumping to corners of covers. All edges gilt. Interior is clean and bright with gift inscription dated 1898 on free front endpaper. A wonderful gift for lovers of fine bindings and/or Victorian poetry. Near fine. Measures 5 x 7.5 inches. 528 pages. POET/031821. Near Fine.
Refine search resultsSkip to search results
London: Printed by T. Bensley for Vernor and Hood et al, 1799. Hardcover. Hudibras is an English mock-heroic narrative poem from the 17th century written by Samuel Butler. Published in the aftermath of the English Civil War, it is a scathing satire of Puritanism and the Parliamentarian cause from a Royalist perspective. This later edition is enhanced by the annotations and preface by Zachary Grey, and the 16 engraved plates after Hogarth. Bound in handsome three quarter reddish brown leather with red and cream marbled endpapers. Light bumping and rubbing to leather but very good condition. The interior pages are heavily foxed throughout the two volumes although the text is still quite legible. Interior is only good+. Volume I: 434 pages; Volume: 446 pages plus index. POETRY/031721. Good +.
Ireland: Gallery Press, 2002. Hardcover. A review copy with slip taped to front free endpaper. Fine in black cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Clean and bright. In grey jacket with blue title to spine and front panels. Minor wear to edges of jacket with minor rubbing to panels. 74 pages. POE/031221. Fine / Very Good.
London: Charles Knight, 1835. Hardcover. First edition of this anti-war poem and its accompanying remarks. Ex-library but still a very nice copy of this scarce book, with library marks relatively unobtrusive. Bound in three quarter brown leather with orange and brown marbled paper boards and endpapers. Six spine compartments with gilt titling and ornaments. Light bumping and small call number label attached to front cover. Label of St. Charles College Catonsville MD affixed to front pastedown. Call number written in ink on a free front endpaper and library stamp on title page. Interior pages are clean and bright with just a few spots, and with eight wood engraved illustrations. Measures 5 x 7 inches. 112 pages plus four pages of publisher advertisements. POET/031621. Very Good -.
Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1884. Hardcover. A pretty Victorian book length poem by Tennyson with numerous black and white illustrations by Andrew Varick Stout Anthony (1835– 1906). He was a United States wood engraver who studied drawing and engraving under the best teachers in New York. His most conspicuous success was achieved as a line engraver [Wikipedia]. Bound in three quarter red leather with multi-colored marbled paper boards. Leather is rubbed, worn, and has a couple of small gouges. Interior is clean and bright with very light aging to page margins. In very good condition. Measures 6.5 x 9 inches. 223 pages. POET/030121. Very Good.