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Lot 431: 27 Vols: Miniature poetry books. Tennyson, others.

Waverly Rare Books Catalog Auction 12-1-2016

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

December 1, 2016

Falls Church, VA, USA

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  • 27 Vols: Miniature poetry books. Tennyson, others.
  • 27 Vols: Miniature poetry books. Tennyson, others.
  • 27 Vols: Miniature poetry books. Tennyson, others.
  • 27 Vols: Miniature poetry books. Tennyson, others.
  • 27 Vols: Miniature poetry books. Tennyson, others.
  • 27 Vols: Miniature poetry books. Tennyson, others.
   
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Description: [Miniature Books] 26 Titles (27 Vols). 32mo – 12mo. (1 ¾ x 1 3/8 in. to 5 1/2 x 4 3/8 in.). ++ THE POETICAL WORKS OF WILLIAM COWPER. 2 Vols. 1836. Vol I’s front cover and first few leaves separated. ++ FRIENDSHIP’S JEWEL: A GIFT OF REMEMBRANCE. (1851). ++ POEMS BY FELICIA HEMANS, WITH AN ESSAY ON HER GENIUS BY H. T. TUCKERMAN. Edited by Rufus W. Griswold. 1850. Front cover loose, lacking ffep, front hinge tenuously repaired. ++ POETICAL WORKS OF ALFRED LORD TENNYSON. Lon: Eyre and Spottiswoode, (nd). Later flex leather with metal portrait on front cover, “Mrs. A. Mack” in gilt on rear cover. In cloth slipcase. ++ TENNYSON. Lon: Henry Frowde, (nd). [“Dec. 25, 1910” ink ownership.] ++ POETICAL WORKS OF LONGFELLOW. Eyre and Spottiswoode. Bdg and slipcase match Tennyson. Front cover and first couple leaves separated, some preliminary leaves tattered, slipcase’s chemise split. ++ Elizabeth Barrett Browning. SONNETS FROM THE PORTUGUESE. Lon: Anthony Treherne & Co./ NY: H. B. Claflin Co., 1905. ++ Frank Ankenbrand. HAIKU AND JINGLES OR POEMS FOR PATTY. [Privately printed] At the Sign of the Purple Llama, 1969-1970. ++ SIX POEMS OF MUTABILITIE BY DIVERS WRITERS. 1992. #15 of 44. ++ Christopher Smart. FOR I WILL CONSIDER MY CAT JEOFFREY. (1991). 18 of 21 signed by author. ++ ANNE BRADSTREET: With Introduction and Illustrations by Polly Kemp. 1986. ++ THE PASSING OF THE BACKHOUSE. 1980. ++ Edgar Allan Poe. THE RAVEN. 1982. ++ Walter Raleigh. WISHES OF AN ELDERLY MAN Wished at a garden-party, June, 1914. (1983). #39 of 100. ++ Edna St. Vincent Millay. SONNETS & A FEW POEMS. Rebecca Press, 1982. #96 of 200. ++ John Donne. NO MAN IS AN ISLAND. 1964. ++ Donne. ALL MANKIND IS OF ONE AUTHOR. 1967. ++ Cardinal Newman. THE DREAM OF GERONTIUS. 1912. ++ Tennyson. ENOCH ARDEN. Phila: George W. Jacobs, (nd). Wraps worn and partly tape repaired. ++ Lynn Hess. WHERE TIGERS ROAR IN SILENCE: A Book of Riddle Poems. (1980). One of 999 signed by Hess. ++ THE COTTAR’S SATURDAY NIGHT AND OTHER POEMS. (1907). ++ Francis Thompson. THE HOUND OF HEAVEN. 1924. ++ James Haining. A QUINCY HISTORY SAMPLER. (1975). ++ OS LUSIADAS DE LUIZ DE CAMOES. Lisbon: Edicao da Tipographia Goncalves. (Printed on frontis recto: “A Madame Jules Mussard/ Souvenir de la Legation de Portugal en Suisse 14-XI-1920.” ++ Richard Garnett and G. K. Chesterton. TENNYSON. Lon: Hodder & Stoughton, (1906). ++ NAUGHTY POEMS BY NAUGHTY WAR WORKERS. Compiled by Jean of hte A. G. O. (1919). ++ Mostly hardcover, several softcover or flexible covers, 3 in slip/clamshell case. Musty odor. Overall, good to very good.

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