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  • Tabella Cibaria by [MACQUIN, Ange Denis]
    [MACQUIN, Ange Denis]
    Tabella Cibaria The Bill of Fare: a Latin poem, implicitly translated and fully explained in copious notes relating to the pleasures of Gastronomy, and the mysterious art of cookery

    London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1820. A nice copy of this uncommon first edition. Stiff card / hardback binding with cloth spine. The spine is chipped with loss to the middle part. The boards are somewhat darkened, with bumping to the edges. Internally, the book is in good condition, with a touch of darkening only, and a little marking to the first couple of pages. viii, 104 pages. The first 12 pages are the poem in Latin. The rest of the book is notes and commentary / translation of it. An unusual gastronomy book. A glossary in French, English and Latin is given at the beginning of the work. This has been repaired to the top corner of both…

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    London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1820. A nice copy of this uncommon first edition. Stiff card / hardback binding with cloth spine. The spine is chipped with loss to the middle part. The boards are somewhat darkened, with bumping to the edges. Internally, the book is in good condition, with a touch of darkening only, and a little marking to the first couple of pages. viii, 104 pages. The first 12 pages are the poem in Latin. The rest of the book is notes and commentary / translation of it. An unusual gastronomy book. A glossary in French, English and Latin is given at the beginning of the work. This has been repaired to the top corner of both pages (not affecting text). 250 by 200mm (9¾ by 7¾ inches).

    . Un bel exemplaire de cette première édition peu commune. Reliure cartonnée rigide avec dos en tissu. Le dos est ébréché avec perte de la partie centrale. Les planches sont légèrement assombries et les bords sont abîmés. A l'intérieur, le livre est en bon état, avec un léger assombrissement et une petite marque sur les deux premières pages. viii, 104 pages. Les 12 premières pages sont le poème en latin. Le reste du livre est constitué de notes et de commentaires/traductions. Un livre gastronomique inhabituel. Un glossaire en français, anglais et latin est donné au début de l'ouvrage. Il a été réparé au coin supérieur des deux pages (sans incidence sur le texte). 250 x 200 mm

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    Book ID: 4433
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  • The lyric. by DRINKWATER, John
    DRINKWATER, John
    The lyric.

    London: Martin Secker, 1922. First Edition. One of 1,000 copies. In original dust jacket, which has age toning, sections of spine missing, and some chips to top of front. Boards in good shape, and book is very clean inside. Overall a decent copy. 85 pages. 195 x 120 mm. (7¾ by 4¾ inches).

    Book ID: 4344
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  • The Mute Bride by JORDAN, Andrew
    JORDAN, Andrew
    The Mute Bride

    Exeter: Stride Publications, 1998. First Edition. A spotless copy of this collection of Jordan's poetry. A large (69 poems) selection. Clean and tidy black softback covers, with picture to front cover. Internally virtually as new. ""Buried," "ancestral", "decoded", "invisible", "mute": the adjectives Andrew Jordan has used in the titles of his books of poems indicate his persistent concern with the hidden, the repressed, that which lies under." (PN Review 1998). 116 pages. 210 by 145mm (8¼ by 5¾ inches).

    . Première édition. Un exemplaire impeccable de ce recueil de poèmes de Jordan. Une grande sélection (69 poèmes). Couverture souple noire, propre et soignée, avec photo sur la couverture avant. L'intérieur est pratiquement comme neuf. "Enterré", "ancestral", "décodé", "invisible", "muet"…

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    Exeter: Stride Publications, 1998. First Edition. A spotless copy of this collection of Jordan's poetry. A large (69 poems) selection. Clean and tidy black softback covers, with picture to front cover. Internally virtually as new. ""Buried," "ancestral", "decoded", "invisible", "mute": the adjectives Andrew Jordan has used in the titles of his books of poems indicate his persistent concern with the hidden, the repressed, that which lies under." (PN Review 1998). 116 pages. 210 by 145mm (8¼ by 5¾ inches).

    . Première édition. Un exemplaire impeccable de ce recueil de poèmes de Jordan. Une grande sélection (69 poèmes). Couverture souple noire, propre et soignée, avec photo sur la couverture avant. L'intérieur est pratiquement comme neuf. "Enterré", "ancestral", "décodé", "invisible", "muet" : les adjectifs qu'Andrew Jordan a utilisés dans les titres de ses livres de poèmes indiquent sa préoccupation persistante pour le caché, le refoulé, ce qui se trouve en dessous. (PN Review 1998). 116 pages. 210 x 145 mm

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    Book ID: 4275
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  • Tales From the Womb by CARNEY, Margaret Theresa
    CARNEY, Margaret Theresa
    Tales From the Womb

    london: Survivors' Press, 2006. First Edition. A collection of poetry, produced as part of "Survivors' Poetry" a mental health charity to promote writing. Clean dust wrapper, with a little marking to the front cover only. White soft covers are spotless. Inside, the work is also spotless. 38 pages. 210 by 150mm (8¼ by 6 inches)

    . Première édition. Un recueil de poèmes, produit dans le cadre de "Survivors' Poetry", une organisation caritative de santé mentale visant à promouvoir l'écriture. La jaquette est propre, avec une petite marque sur la couverture avant seulement. Les couvertures souples blanches sont impeccables. A l'intérieur, l'ouvrage est également impeccable. 38 pages. 210 x 150 mm

    Book ID: 4274
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  • Poémes Légendaires de Flandre et de Brabant by VERHAEREN, Émile
    VERHAEREN, Émile
    Poémes Légendaires de Flandre et de Brabant Ornés de Bois Graves par Raoul Dufy

    Paris: Societé Littéraire de France, 1916. A very nice copy of this numbered edition of poems of Flanders and Brabant with Dufy's illustrations. It was published to celebrate the victory at the Somme. Pale grey original paper covers. Clean and tidy if a little darkened. Reinforced to the head and tail of the spine. Internally clean and tidy throughout with a touch of darkening only. A nice copy. 230 pages. 165 by 130mm (6½ by 5 inches).

    . Très bel exemplaire de cette édition numérotée de poèmes des Flandres et du Brabant avec les illustrations de Dufy. Elle fut publiée pour célébrer la victoire de la Somme. Couvertures en papier d'origine gris pâle. Propre et bien rangée, bien qu'un…

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    Paris: Societé Littéraire de France, 1916. A very nice copy of this numbered edition of poems of Flanders and Brabant with Dufy's illustrations. It was published to celebrate the victory at the Somme. Pale grey original paper covers. Clean and tidy if a little darkened. Reinforced to the head and tail of the spine. Internally clean and tidy throughout with a touch of darkening only. A nice copy. 230 pages. 165 by 130mm (6½ by 5 inches).

    . Très bel exemplaire de cette édition numérotée de poèmes des Flandres et du Brabant avec les illustrations de Dufy. Elle fut publiée pour célébrer la victoire de la Somme. Couvertures en papier d'origine gris pâle. Propre et bien rangée, bien qu'un peu assombrie. Renforcées à la tête et à la queue du dos. A l'intérieur, l'ouvrage est propre et bien rangé, avec seulement un peu d'assombrissement. Un bel exemplaire. 230 pages. 165 x 130 mm

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    Book ID: 4265
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  • Birthday Wishes card by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    Birthday Wishes card

    London: Marcus Ward & Co, 1878. First Edition. Small colour birthday card, with gilt full-page illustrations, to front and back. These are the same illustrations as the Spring and Summer seasons of the calendars attributed to the illustrator Kate Greenaway, but we are not sure these illustrations are hers. They are beautiful though! Circa 1878. Inside is a hand written birthday message, dated 1879, and a printed poem by Horatius Bonar. In fine condition. 100 x 70 mm (4 x 2¾ inches)

    Book ID: 4235
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  • Poems New & Old by SITWELL, Edith
    SITWELL, Edith
    Poems New & Old

    London: Faber and Faber, 1940. Second impression. In original price clipped dust jacket. Hardback in publisher's brown boards. This anthology of poems Dust jacket has light edge wear and age toning Slight offsetting to endpapers from dust jacket, and neat Christmas gift inscription to half title; otherwise clean and tidy inside. 190 x 125 mm (7½ x 5 inches).

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    Book ID: 4221
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  • Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field. by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field. Illustrated Edition.

    London: Charles Tilt, 1839. Original hardback morocco boards, now rubbed at the corners. Spine has titles in gilt, and both front and rear boards are ruled in gilt, with a coat-of-arms. All edges gilt. Consisting of six cantos: The Castle, The Convent, The Hostel, The Camp, The Court, The Battle. Vignette title page, and engraved frontispiece of Bothwell Bridge. There are nine other engravings by artists of the time, each with its tissue guard. These are: Needpath Castle, Durham, Whitby, Crichtoun Castle, Braid Hills, Edinburgh Castle, Lord Marmion's Armour, Tantallon Castle, and The Lady Clare. Binding a little loose, but holding. vi, 312 pp. 170 x 105 mm (6¾ x 4¼ inches).

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    London: Charles Tilt, 1839. Original hardback morocco boards, now rubbed at the corners. Spine has titles in gilt, and both front and rear boards are ruled in gilt, with a coat-of-arms. All edges gilt. Consisting of six cantos: The Castle, The Convent, The Hostel, The Camp, The Court, The Battle. Vignette title page, and engraved frontispiece of Bothwell Bridge. There are nine other engravings by artists of the time, each with its tissue guard. These are: Needpath Castle, Durham, Whitby, Crichtoun Castle, Braid Hills, Edinburgh Castle, Lord Marmion's Armour, Tantallon Castle, and The Lady Clare. Binding a little loose, but holding. vi, 312 pp. 170 x 105 mm (6¾ x 4¼ inches).

    . Plaques de maroquin d'origine, aujourd'hui frottées aux coins. Le dos porte les titres en doré, et les planches avant et arrière sont marquées d'un blason en doré. Toutes les tranches sont dorées. Composé de six cantos : Le Château, Le Couvent, L'Auberge, Le Camp, La Cour, La Bataille. Page de titre à vignettes et frontispice gravé du pont de Bothwell. Il y a neuf autres gravures d'artistes de l'époque, chacune avec sa protection en tissu. Il s'agit de : Needpath Castle, Durham, Whitby, Crichtoun Castle, Braid Hills, Edinburgh Castle, Lord Marmion's Armour, Tantallon Castle et The Lady Clare. La reliure est un peu décollée, mais elle tient bien. vi, 312 pp. 170 x 105 mm

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    Book ID: 4196
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  • Biography. by VAYENAS, Nasos; BURNS, Richard
    VAYENAS, Nasos; BURNS, Richard
    Biography.

    Cambridge: 1978. An attractive slim volume of poetry. Printed by the National Poetry Centre for Lobby Press. Green paper covers. Clean and without edgewear, but a touch of fading to the spine. Internally clean and tidy throughout. 19 poems by the Greek author Nasos Vayenas. 200 by 140mm (7¾ by 5½ inches).

    . Un petit volume de poésie attrayant. Imprimé par le Centre national de poésie pour Lobby Press. Couvertures en papier vert. Propre et sans usure des bords, mais avec une légère décoloration du dos. L'intérieur est propre et bien rangé. 19 poèmes de l'auteur grec Nasos Vayenas. 200 x 140 mm

    Book ID: 4173
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  • Ecce Homo. by NIETZSCHE, Friedrich Wilhelm
    NIETZSCHE, Friedrich Wilhelm
    Ecce Homo. Vertaling van Ed. Coenraads. Met een Studie van Is. Querido.

    Amsterdam: Erven Martin G. Cohen, 1910. Scarce First Dutch edition of this work. Half vellum, half buckram. Boards slightly rubbed and a little darkened. Some spotting inside, but overall clean. Previous owner's signature and date to the title page. 140 pages plus index. 225 x 185 mm (8¾ x 7¼ inches). OCLC Number / Unique Identifier: 63851019

    . Schaarse Nederlandse uitgave van dit werk. Half perkament, half buckram. Platen licht geschaafd en iets verdonkerd. Wat vlekken binnen, maar over het algemeen schoon. 140 pagina's plus index. 225 x 185 mm. OCLC Nummer/unieke identificatie 63851019

    Book ID: 4164
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  • Peindre. Avec un Portrait inedit de l'auteur par Pablo Picasso by SALMON, André
    SALMON, André
    Peindre. Avec un Portrait inedit de l'auteur par Pablo Picasso

    Paris: Aux Editions de La Sirène, 1921. First edition. 684/ 900 copies on papier Lafuma. Early rebind. Hardback paper covered boards, with leather label to spine. Lovely Greek patterned binding. Clean and tidy, with a touch of darkening and bumping but very presentable. Original pink softback covers bound in - these are in excellent condition, with a touch of darkening only. Clean and tidy lithographic portrait of the author by Picasso. (Previously unpublished). Pages are all clean, with a little darkening to the edges only. 60 pages. Index and colophon to rear. 190mm x 150mm

    . Première édition. 684/ 900 exemplaires sur papier Lafuma. Reliure ancienne. Carton rigide recouvert de papier, avec étiquette en cuir au dos. Jolie reliure…

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    Paris: Aux Editions de La Sirène, 1921. First edition. 684/ 900 copies on papier Lafuma. Early rebind. Hardback paper covered boards, with leather label to spine. Lovely Greek patterned binding. Clean and tidy, with a touch of darkening and bumping but very presentable. Original pink softback covers bound in - these are in excellent condition, with a touch of darkening only. Clean and tidy lithographic portrait of the author by Picasso. (Previously unpublished). Pages are all clean, with a little darkening to the edges only. 60 pages. Index and colophon to rear. 190mm x 150mm

    . Première édition. 684/ 900 exemplaires sur papier Lafuma. Reliure ancienne. Carton rigide recouvert de papier, avec étiquette en cuir au dos. Jolie reliure à motifs grecs. Propre et bien rangé, avec un peu de noircissement et de bosses, mais très présentable. Les couvertures roses d'origine sont reliées - elles sont en excellent état, avec seulement un peu de noircissement. Portrait lithographique de l'auteur par Picasso, propre et net. (Inédit jusqu'à présent). Les pages sont toutes propres, avec un léger assombrissement sur les bords seulement. 60 pages. Index et colophon au dos. 190 mm x 150 mm

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    Book ID: 4132
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  • Tableau de nos poëtes vivans. Année 1789 by [LABLÉE, Jacques].
    [LABLÉE, Jacques].
    Tableau de nos poëtes vivans. Année 1789

    A Londres et se Trouve A Paris: Chez L'Auteur, 1789. Although anonymous, this is by Jacques Lablée. First edition. First printing, by the author himself. Pale blue / grey paper covers; a little worn / darkened, and the paper has split to the spine (has had archival tape at some point). Title page is the first page, and this has the remnant of the cover edge, where it has been stuck. Otherwise clean and tidy throughout, with a little darkening and foxing. Full of charming biographies of French poets. For example, Bernis begins "What a shame for the people of France that this charming poet abandoned it so early." Includes a surprising number of biographies of women.
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    A Londres et se Trouve A Paris: Chez L'Auteur, 1789. Although anonymous, this is by Jacques Lablée. First edition. First printing, by the author himself. Pale blue / grey paper covers; a little worn / darkened, and the paper has split to the spine (has had archival tape at some point). Title page is the first page, and this has the remnant of the cover edge, where it has been stuck. Otherwise clean and tidy throughout, with a little darkening and foxing. Full of charming biographies of French poets. For example, Bernis begins "What a shame for the people of France that this charming poet abandoned it so early." Includes a surprising number of biographies of women.
    A scarce item, we can find no other copies at the time of cataloguing. Conforms to OCLC: 39994364. 220 x 140 mm (8¾ x 5½ inches). 117 pages.

    Jacques LABLÉE. Lawyer; man of letters and journalist; printer and bookseller. - Born in Beaugency (Loiret), he moved to Paris in 1780. A lawyer in Paris in 1789, he was appointed president of the Luxembourg section in 1790 and became editor of the "Journal des réclamations". Printed J.-L. Soulavie's "Suite des Mémoires du maréchal duc de Richelieu" at 7 rue (de) Condé in Paris, under the name "Imprimerie de la collection des Mémoires du règne de Louis XV". Launches in 1792 "Le Fanal parisien, a newspaper necessary to citizens who wish to enlighten themselves about their true interests...". Appointed before Sept. 1793 as general administrator of military supplies, he was imprisoned for six months under the Terror. Until 1810, he was public prosecutor for the Loiret region. Author of numerous literary, historical and political works, he notably wrote "Guillaume le Conquérant, ou la Descente en Angleterre, romance historique" in 1814. Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur on August 17, 1814. Wrote and published in 1823 "Relation de ce qui s'est passé au palais du Luxembourg, deux mois avant le départ de Monsieur". Died in Paris in March 1841 (Fron BnF).

    . Bien qu'anonyme, cet ouvrage est de Jacques Lablée. Première édition. Premier tirage, par l'auteur lui-même. Couvertures en papier bleu pâle / gris ; un peu usées / assombries, et le papier s'est fendu au dos (a été recouvert de ruban adhésif d'archivage à un moment donné). La page de titre est la première page, et celle-ci porte le reste du bord de la couverture, où il a été collé. Sinon, l'ouvrage est propre et bien rangé, avec un peu de noircissement et de rousseur. Plein de biographies charmantes de poètes français. Par exemple, Bernis commence par "Quel dommage pour le peuple de France que ce charmant poète l'ait abandonné si tôt". Inclut un nombre surprenant de biographies de femmes.
    Pièce rare, nous n'avons pas trouvé d'autres exemplaires au moment du catalogage. Conforme à OCLC : 39994364. 220 x 140 mm. 117 pages.

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    Book ID: 4124
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  • The Fields and The Woodlands: depicted by painter and poet. With coloured engravings. by LEIGHTON, Bros
    LEIGHTON, Bros
    The Fields and The Woodlands: depicted by painter and poet. With coloured engravings.

    London: Ward, Lock and Co. Attractively decorated hardback boards. Floral inlay to front board. No date. Circa 1872. 12 coloured illustrations by the Leighton Brothers. An unusual book. Pagination starts from page 49, as does the contents list. So pages are numbered 49 - 92. Clearly complete in itself, and too large for a sample. Perhaps this was intended as part of a larger work? It appears to comprise half of the only similar copy we can find (which has 92 pages and 24 plates but clearly a different title page and frontis). We can find no other similar online. See photos. Beautiful Leighton Brothers illustrations. 285 x 210 mm (11¼ x 8¼ inches).

    Book ID: 4111
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  • Usine. A penser des choses tristes by THIRY, Marcel
    THIRY, Marcel
    Usine. A penser des choses tristes

    Lyon: Les Écrivains Réunis, 1957. A nice copy of this first edition / limited edition volume of poetry. One of 625 copies printed on feutré gris. Soft grey wraps - covered in clear glassine. No marks or damage to them. Internally clean and tidy throughout. 46 pages. 200 by 145mm (7¾ by 5¾ inches).

    . Bel exemplaire de cette première édition / volume de poésie à tirage limité. Un des 625 exemplaires imprimés sur feutré gris. Couverture souple grise - recouverte d'un film transparent. Pas de marques ni de dommages. L'intérieur est propre et bien rangé. 46 pages. 200 x 145 mm.

    Book ID: 4094
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  • Ariel by PLATH, Sylvia
    PLATH, Sylvia
    Ariel

    London: Faber & Faber, 1965. A good + copy of this first edition in a Good + wrapper. Wrapper (now in mylar protection sleeve) has a little nicking to the head and tail of the spine. 3 cm closed tear to the top of the rear panel, and with creasing to the edge of this. A little marking to the rear panel, and darkening to the spine. Still an attractive copy. Boards are in clean condition, with a touch of bumping to the bottom edge. Slight fading to the bottom edge, particularly to the rear board. See pictures for wrapper and book. Internally very nice, fractionally darkened pages. To the inside board is an owner's signature for David S.…

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    London: Faber & Faber, 1965. A good + copy of this first edition in a Good + wrapper. Wrapper (now in mylar protection sleeve) has a little nicking to the head and tail of the spine. 3 cm closed tear to the top of the rear panel, and with creasing to the edge of this. A little marking to the rear panel, and darkening to the spine. Still an attractive copy. Boards are in clean condition, with a touch of bumping to the bottom edge. Slight fading to the bottom edge, particularly to the rear board. See pictures for wrapper and book. Internally very nice, fractionally darkened pages. To the inside board is an owner's signature for David S. Miall. dated April 17th. 1965. Then aged 18, he later became professor of English at the University of Alberta. 86 pages. 220 by 140mm (8¾ by 5½ inches).

    . Un bon exemplaire de cette première édition dans un bon emballage. La couverture (maintenant dans une pochette de protection en mylar) présente quelques entailles à la tête et à la queue de la colonne vertébrale. Une déchirure fermée de 3 cm en haut du panneau arrière, avec des plis sur le bord de celui-ci. Un peu de marquage sur le panneau arrière et un assombrissement du dos. Il s'agit néanmoins d'un bel exemplaire. Les planches sont en bon état, avec un petit choc sur le bord inférieur. Légère décoloration sur le bord inférieur, en particulier sur le panneau arrière. Voir les photos de la couverture et du livre. L'intérieur est en très bon état, les pages sont légèrement assombries. La signature du propriétaire, David S. Miall, datée du 17 avril 1965, figure à l'intérieur du livre. 1965. Alors âgé de 18 ans, il devint plus tard professeur d'anglais à l'Université d'Alberta. 86 pages. 220 x 140 mm

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  • Le Jongleur by BORRELLI, le vicomte de
    BORRELLI, le vicomte de
    Le Jongleur Académie Française prix de poesie 1889-1891. pièce lue en séance publique le 19 novembre

    Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1892. Soft covers a little marked and dirty, but still presentable. It bears the ownership signature Lanjuinais Harcourt to the front cover. This is probably Marie Lanjuinais Harcourt (1865-1949) who married Louis d'Harcourt in 1886. Conforms to OCLC: 457102992 Only library holding is a the BnF. No copies available for purchase. The Figaro of 1895 wrote of Borrelli "A great poet, a tough soldier and, what's more, a man of spirit, hiding behind appearances that were a little down-to-earth, perhaps deliberately so, both military and very Parisian, a vast erudition, a refined artistic temperament and unparalleled talent. He was a brilliant officer in Africa, Tonkin and everywhere where battles were fought, and began to cultivate the…

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    Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1892. Soft covers a little marked and dirty, but still presentable. It bears the ownership signature Lanjuinais Harcourt to the front cover. This is probably Marie Lanjuinais Harcourt (1865-1949) who married Louis d'Harcourt in 1886. Conforms to OCLC: 457102992 Only library holding is a the BnF. No copies available for purchase. The Figaro of 1895 wrote of Borrelli "A great poet, a tough soldier and, what's more, a man of spirit, hiding behind appearances that were a little down-to-earth, perhaps deliberately so, both military and very Parisian, a vast erudition, a refined artistic temperament and unparalleled talent. He was a brilliant officer in Africa, Tonkin and everywhere where battles were fought, and began to cultivate the Muses quite late in life. Began with master strokes and immediately marked his place in the first rank. Composes poems with a high, allure, a breath of effect and a rare elegance of style. He is currently enjoying new success with the Fo...etc d..r Persée, which M. François Coppée read yesterday at the Académie, to the applause of a select audience, while waiting for the author himself to read his acceptance speech. Distinguishing marks Stubbornly avoids the world and salons, although he is a regular at the Jockey Club, where his inexhaustible verve is much appreciated, and eats only one meal a day." 15 pages. 28cm x 23cm. 4°

    . Couvertures souples un peu marquées et sales, mais encore présentables. Il porte la signature de Lanjuinais Harcourt sur la couverture. Il s'agit probablement de Marie Lanjuinais Harcourt (1865-1949) qui a épousé Louis d'Harcourt en 1886. Conforme à OCLC : 457102992 La seule bibliothèque qui possède cet ouvrage est la BnF. Aucun exemplaire disponible à l'achat. Le Figaro de 1895 écrit à propos de Borrelli : "Grand poète, rude soldat et, de plus, homme d'esprit, cachant sous des apparences un peu terre à terre, peut-être à dessein, à la fois militaires et très parisiennes, une vaste érudition, un tempérament artistique raffiné et un talent sans égal. Brillant officier en Afrique, au Tonkin et partout où l'on se bat, il commence à cultiver les Muses assez tardivement. Commence par des coups de maître et marque immédiatement sa place au premier rang. Il compose des poèmes d'une grande allure, d'un souffle d'effet et d'une rare élégance de style. Il connaît actuellement un nouveau succès avec le Fo...etc d...r Persée, que M. François Coppée a lu hier à l'Académie, sous les applaudissements d'un auditoire choisi, en attendant que l'auteur lui-même lise son discours de réception. Signes particuliers Fuit obstinément le monde et les salons, bien qu'il soit un habitué du Jockey Club, où sa verve inépuisable est très appréciée, et ne prend qu'un repas par jour." 15 pages. 28cm x 23cm. 4°

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  • Signed dedication to the author's father.
    Pommes d'Ève. by DE PORTO-RICHE, G.
    DE PORTO-RICHE, G.
    Pommes d'Ève.

    Paris: Imprimerie de J. Claye, 1874. First edition of the second collection of poems by Georges de Porto-Riche (1849-1930). Signed dedication in French to the front, reading: "To Monsieur P. de Porto-Riche, homage from an affectionate son. Georges de Porto-Riche". This is the deluxe edition; one of 125. This one of five on papier Chine. The numbered printed also included 20 on Hollande and 100 on tinted paper. In a fine binding of blue three quarter morocco, with gilt double fillets, spine with raised bands and gilt titles. Top edge gilt. Light handling, otherwise solid and decorative. Fresh and clean interior. Text in French. 127 pages. Complete. 115 x 110 mm (4½ x 4¼ inches).

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    Paris: Imprimerie de J. Claye, 1874. First edition of the second collection of poems by Georges de Porto-Riche (1849-1930). Signed dedication in French to the front, reading: "To Monsieur P. de Porto-Riche, homage from an affectionate son. Georges de Porto-Riche". This is the deluxe edition; one of 125. This one of five on papier Chine. The numbered printed also included 20 on Hollande and 100 on tinted paper. In a fine binding of blue three quarter morocco, with gilt double fillets, spine with raised bands and gilt titles. Top edge gilt. Light handling, otherwise solid and decorative. Fresh and clean interior. Text in French. 127 pages. Complete. 115 x 110 mm (4½ x 4¼ inches).

    . Première édition du deuxième recueil de poèmes de Georges de Porto-Riche (1849-1930). Dédicace signée, lisant : "A Monsieur P. de Porto-Riche, hommage d'un fils affectueux. Georges de Porto-Riche". Il s'agit de l'édition de luxe, l'une des 125. Elle est tirée à cinq exemplaires sur papier Chine. Le tirage numéroté comprenait également 20 sur Hollande et 100 sur papier teinté. Dans une belle reliure en maroquin bleu à trois quarts, avec doubles filets dorés, dos à nerfs avec titres dorés. Bord supérieur doré. Légères manipulations, autrement solide et décoratif. Intérieur frais et propre. Texte en français. 127 pages. Complet. 115 x 110 mm

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  • Annus Mirabilis. The Year of Wonders MDCLXVI an Historical Poem by DRYDEN, John.
    DRYDEN, John.
    Annus Mirabilis. The Year of Wonders MDCLXVI an Historical Poem also a poem on the happy restoration and return of His late Sacred Majesty, Charles the Second, likewise a panegyrick on his coronation : together with a poem to my Lord Chancellor, presented on New-Years-Day, 1662

    London: Printed for Henry Herringman, and sold by Jacob Tonson, 1688. Later marbled hardback boards, with buckram spine. No titles. Boards are a little rubbed but sound. Contains reprints of Three of Dryden's poems. All three poems have separate title pages (all dated 1688).
    A example of Dryden's publisher's issuance of volumes made up from various separate printings of his poems. (according to Worldcat). Probably missing A1 (Blank end paper). So our copy begins with the Title page. Binding falls open to the title page (although secure). Pages are slightly darkened, and have minor flaws to the edges. Overall a decent copy of a scarce collection of works (No copies of any of the poems printed before 1800…

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    London: Printed for Henry Herringman, and sold by Jacob Tonson, 1688. Later marbled hardback boards, with buckram spine. No titles. Boards are a little rubbed but sound. Contains reprints of Three of Dryden's poems. All three poems have separate title pages (all dated 1688).
    A example of Dryden's publisher's issuance of volumes made up from various separate printings of his poems. (according to Worldcat). Probably missing A1 (Blank end paper). So our copy begins with the Title page. Binding falls open to the title page (although secure). Pages are slightly darkened, and have minor flaws to the edges. Overall a decent copy of a scarce collection of works (No copies of any of the poems printed before 1800 are available at the time of listing). No rear end paper, so book ends with page 116. The printing of the title page of the Panegyrick is particularly dark, and has bled through to the verso.

    Despite the poem's name (Annus Mirabilis), 1666 had been one of great tragedy, including the Great Fire of London and the Plague. Perhaps the title was suggesting that things could have been worse ! The poem was written at Charlton in Wiltshire, where Dryden was sheltering from the Plague.

    [20], 98-116. pp Firstsearch (Worldcat) ref: OCLC: 12347731. 200 by 150mm (7¾ by 6 inches). Wing; D2240; Variant of; D2244 (Astraea redux); Variant of; D2386 (To His Sacred Majesty); Variant of; D2387 (To my Lord Chancellor).

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  • Oeuvres complètes. Poésies I & II by Jules LAFORGUE
    Jules LAFORGUE
    Oeuvres complètes. Poésies I & II

    Paris: Mercure de France, 1947. An attractive, half leather bound copy of Laforgue's poetry. This was originally published as two volumes in softback as part of the Oeuvres complètes. Here the two volumes have been bound as one. Red leather spine with gilt raised bands, titles and decorations. The red leather is somewhat faded to the spine (but uniformly). To the front board, the leather has faded a little more to the top than to the rest. Red buckram boards. The whole is a little rubbed, but overall clean and tidy. Half title, and title to volume one, with date and publisher's details. Then follows the the poems themselves, and finally the contents of volume one. This same pattern…

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    Paris: Mercure de France, 1947. An attractive, half leather bound copy of Laforgue's poetry. This was originally published as two volumes in softback as part of the Oeuvres complètes. Here the two volumes have been bound as one. Red leather spine with gilt raised bands, titles and decorations. The red leather is somewhat faded to the spine (but uniformly). To the front board, the leather has faded a little more to the top than to the rest. Red buckram boards. The whole is a little rubbed, but overall clean and tidy. Half title, and title to volume one, with date and publisher's details. Then follows the the poems themselves, and finally the contents of volume one. This same pattern is repeated for volume 2. Internally clean and tidy, with just a touch of darkening to the page edges. 284, [iv], 254 pages. 20cm x 15cm.

    . Un bel exemplaire relié en demi-cuir de la poésie de Laforgue. Cet ouvrage a été publié à l'origine en deux volumes sous forme de livre de poche dans le cadre des Oeuvres complètes. Ici, les deux volumes ont été reliés en un seul. Le dos est en cuir rouge avec des bandes, des titres et des décorations dorés. Le cuir rouge est quelque peu décoloré au dos (mais uniformément). Sur la première planche, le cuir est un peu plus décoloré sur la partie supérieure que sur le reste. Les planches sont en bougran rouge. L'ensemble est un peu frotté, mais dans l'ensemble propre et net. Demi-titre et titre du premier volume, avec la date et les détails de l'éditeur. Suivent les poèmes eux-mêmes, et enfin le contenu du premier volume. Le même schéma est répété pour le volume 2. L'intérieur est propre et bien rangé, avec juste un peu de noircissement sur les bords des pages. 284, [iv], 254 pages. 20cm x 15cm.

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  • Faithless Nellie Gray. by HOOD, Thomas
    HOOD, Thomas
    Faithless Nellie Gray.

    Wymondham: Brewhouse Private Press, 1975. Limited edition of 80 in hardback cloth boards, with gilt stamped decoration. The poem is sometimes referred to as 'A Pathetic Ballad', this version is illustrated by Rigby Graham. It was published for private distribution at Christmas 1975. In the original work, the 42nd Foot refers to what was later known as the Royal Highland Regiment or Black Watch. Just light foxing to verso of marbled endpapers. Overall in good clean shape inside and out. 215 x 120 mm (8½ x 4¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3975
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