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1 Companion Poets: Whittier's National Lyrics, Bryant's Voices of Nature, Holmes's Humorous Poems.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866. 
Octavo. Brown morocco; boards and spines stamped in dark brown; gilt-lettered spines; gilt-tooled board edges and turn-ins; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt. Bound by William Matthews, and signed by him. Illustrated. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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2 The bouquet, a selection of poems from the most celebrated authors, with some originals.
London: printed by E. Hodson, Bell-Yard, Temple-Bar; for J. Deighton, Holborn; Debrett, Piccadilly; Richardson, Royal Exchange, 1792. 
Duodecimo. Two volumes. I: xii, 10-200pp.; II: xvi, 9-192pp. With a list of subscribers in volume II. Lacks half-titles. Contemporary mottled calf; upper cover missing. ESTC T124910. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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3 The lover's cabinet: a collection of poems: containing, I. The fair Circassian. A dramatic performance. By a gentleman of Oxford. II. The midsummer wish. By the same. ...
Dublin: printed for L. Flin, at the Bible in Castle-street, near Silver-Court, 1756. 
Duodecimo. 76, 220pp. Contemporary calf, repaired. ESTC T504924. ESTC records four copies: two in the UK - Oxford and Cambridge; and two in the US - Harvard and Yale. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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4 The loves of Mirtil Son of Adonis a pastoral.
London: n.p., 1770. 
Octavo. [ii], iv, [iv], 139, [i]pp. Title-page engraved. Contemporary calf, repaired. With six plates by Gravelot. ESTC T118871. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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5 The world as it goes: exemplified in the characters of nations, states, princes, peers, judges, counsellors, senators, gamblers, poets, players, pimps, and parasites.
London: Printed for J. Fielding, 1781. 
Quarto. 48pp. Later cloth with a leather label. With a frontispiece. ESTC T52812. Title-page and last leaf damaged and silked. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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6 Ariosto, Ludovico. Orlando Furioso di m. Lodouico Ariosto. Nuouamente ristampato, & ricorretto.
In Venetia: Appresso Pietro Farri, 1619. 
Quarto. No pagination. [340]pp. a8, A8-SS8, TT4. Engraved title-page. Cinque canti has separate title-page. Seventeenth-century vellum, worn. Agnelli-Ravegnani I, p.186. 
Price: 1200.00 USD
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7 Beattie, James. Poems on several occasions.
Philadelphia: Printed for Thomas Dobson, in Second-Street, between Market and Chestnut-Streets, 1787. 
Octavo. 88pp. Contemporary stained calf. With four plates by F. Burney engraved by A. Lawson. ESTC W27709; Evans 20224. Ownership inscription of Samuel A. Bradley, dated October 11, 1834. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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8 Beecher, John. Here I Stand.
New York: Twice A Year Press, 1941. 
Small quarto. White cloth. 40pp. First edition. Limited to 400 copies, this one is letter "R." Top and bottom of spine chipped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 Beecher, John. Phantom City.
Scottsdale, Arizona: Rampart Press, 1961. 
Octavo. First edition. Edition limited to 400 copies. Illustrated with 2 woodcuts by Barbara Beecher. With a typed, signed letter from the author tipped in. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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10 Browning, Robert. Parleyings with Certain People of Importance in their day...
London: Smith, Elder, & Co. 1887. 
Octavo. First edition. Reddish brown cloth, bevilled edges. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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11 Browning, Robert. Prince HohenStiel-Schwangau, Saviour of Society.
London: Smith, Elder, & Co. 1871. 
Octavo. First edition. Blue cloth. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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12 Browning, Robert. The Inn Album.
London: Smith, Elder, & Co. 1875. 
Octavo. First edition. Green cloth. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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13 Byron, Lord [George Gordon, 6th Baron]. The Poetical Works of Lord Byron.
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1866. 
Octavo. 829pp. Bound in brown calf, gilt in blind. Byron's name in gilt in central panel. All edges gilt. Illustrated. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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14 Byron, Lord. The Works of Lord Byron Including the Suppressed Poems.
Paris: A & W Galignani, 1828. 
Octavo. 718pp. Contemporary calf; upper cover loose. Illustrated with portrait frontispiece and facsimile letter in Byron's hand. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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15 Churchill, Charles. The Duellist. A Poem in three books.
London: Printed for G. Kearsley, opposite St. Martin's Church, Ludgate-Street; W. Flexney, near Grey's-Inn Gate, Holborn; J. Coote, in Paternoster-Row; C. Henderson, at the Royal-Exchange; J. Gardiner, in Charles-Street, Westminster; and J. Almon, 1764. 
Quarto. [iv], 49, [i]pp. Lacks the half-title. Disbound. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Wit and Mirth: or Pills to purge Melancholy; being a Collection of the best merry Ballads and Songs, old and new. Fitted to all Humours, having each their proper Tune for either Voice, or Instrument: most of the Songs being new set., D'Urfey, Thomas.
16 D'Urfey, Thomas. Wit and Mirth: or Pills to purge Melancholy; being a Collection of the best merry Ballads and Songs, old and new. Fitted to all Humours, having each their proper Tune for either Voice, or Instrument: most of the Songs being new set.
London: Printed by W. Pearson, for J. Tonson ..., 1719-[1720]. First Edition 
Duodecimo. Six volumes. I: [xiv], 360pp.; II: [x], 348pp.; III: [viii], 352pp.; IV: [viii], 352pp.; V: [viii], 352pp.; VI: [x], 372pp. I: []1, A6, B12-Q12; II: A6 (- A1 blank), B12-P12, Q6; III: A4, B12-P12, Q8; IV: A4, B12-P12, Q8; V: A4, B12-P12, Q8; VI: A6 (- A1 blank), B12-Q12, R6. First complete edition. Nineteenth-century red morocco by Ramage, repaired. With engraved frontispiece portrait of D"Urfey in volume I, and letterpress music in the text throughout. Day and Murrie 236-240, & 242. 
Price: 3500.00 USD
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The Love Poems of John Donne., Donne, John.
17 Donne, John. The Love Poems of John Donne.
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 1905. 
Octavo. xii, 85pp. Edition limited to 535 copies, this is No. 275. In paper-vellum spine and boards. In a slipcase, missing lower end and a part of the upper end. Designed by Bruce Rogers, with a beautiful title-page by him. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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18 Dryden, John. Religio Laici or a Laymans Faith. A Poem.
London: Printed for Jacob Tonson at the Judge's Head in Chancery-lane, near Fleet-street, 1682. 
Quarto. [xvi], 28pp. Disbound. Macdonald 16a i-ii. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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19 Dryden, John. Threnodia Augustalis: a funeral-Pindarique poem sacred to the happy memory of King Charles II. By John Dryden, servant to His late Majesty, and to the present king.
London: printed for Jacob Tonson, at the Judge’s Head in Chancery-lane, near Fleet-street, 1685. 
Quarto. [ii], 25, [i]pp. A4-C4, D2. The second edition. Twentieth-century marbled boards. Wing D2384; MacDonald, H. John Dryden 20b; ESTC R17756. "The first and second editions were printed from the same settings of type and many states are found, .. [this] is really only a late state with the words ’Virg.’ and ’The Second Edition’ added to the title-page"-MacDonald. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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20 Euphrosyne. The chaplet of chearfulness, and Company Keeper's Assistant. A select collection of songs For the Entertainment of the Bacchanal, Lover, Buck, Sportsman, Free Mason, Loyalist, Soldier, and Sailor: ...
Dublin: printed by and for James Hoey, junior, 1763. 
Duodecimo. In two parts. I: [ii], ii, 8, 132, ivpp.; II: 271pp., plus Index. Contemporary calf. ESTC T218259. Only copy at the Bodleian; but has only Part One. This is the only recorded copy of Part Two. The Euphrosyne is quite an enigma. There are two editions of the work, both printed by James Joey, Jr., in Dublin. Oxford libraries seem to be the only holders of these two books. Even though they hold a complete copy of the first edition (in two parts), they have only the first part of the second edition, which ends on p. 132. However, the second edition also has a second part and follows the same pattern as in the first edition. In both editions, the pagination is continuous. They also pretty much follow each other verbatim (there are some minor differences). Following the text of both editions in ECCO, I had this copy of the book completed in good facsimile, which lacks three leaves at the end of part II before the Index, by following the text in the existing Oxford copies. Page 258 of Part II of the first edition is titled 'The Company Keeper's Assistant. A Collection of Toasts, Sentiments, and Hob-Nobs (it is followed by four classes of Hob-Nobs). Page 1 of Part I of the second edition repeats the same heading and is followed by the first two classes of Hob-Nobs. At the bottom of page 8, a note reads: Having added largely in this second edition to the collection of sentiments, there is not room for the third and fourth class in this part, which were taken into the first edition; we must therefore refer the reader to the second part of this volume for the Third Class, or, 'Two faces under a Hood;' and also for the fourth class, being the Hob-Nobs. The two classes of sentiments necessarily omitted in this first part, are considerably augmented in the second part. There is no real indication that the second edition was greatly augmented. I used the third and fourth class entries from the first edition, but had to delete an extraneous passage, so that there is a lacuna in one page. The page numbers in the facsimile pages were changed to match the text of the second edition. 
Price: 7900.00 USD
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