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    Collection of Nineteenth Century Literature Including Shelley and Browning. Percy Bysshe Shelley: Poems Selected from Percy Bysshe Shelley. (London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1889), 393 pages with index, imitation vellum with black and red lettering, 16mo (4" x 6.25"). Preface by Richard Garnett. Deckled fore-edge. The book is in very good condition, with just three very tiny worm holes on back board, and a curled front board. The textblock is clean and bright.

    Thomas Moore: The Poetical Works of the Late Thomas Little, Esq.. (London: J. Carpenter, 1804), fourth edition, first published in 1801, 175 pages, full red leather with gilt lettering on spine, all edges gilt, 16mo (4" x 6.5"). The textblock shows some staining and significant foxing. The front and back boards are also stained.

    Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Aurora Leigh. (Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1872), 334 pages, vellum with marbled endpapers and beautiful color calligraphy on the front cover, painted in the style of an illuminated manuscript, 16mo (5" x 6.75"). Possibly goatskin ties woven into covers. The pages are lightly age toned, with very minimal foxing on the edges. A truly beautiful copy of Browning's epic poem.

    Charles and Mary Lamb: Tales from Shakespeare. (London: T.C. and E.C. Jack, 1905), first edition thus, 324 pages, dark brown cloth with beautiful and elaborate gilt decoration designed by Turbayne, repeated in blind on back board, 8vo (6.75" x 9.5"), dust jacket. Contains black and white frontis portraits & 20 color plates. Title page designed by A. A. Turbayne. Illustrated by Norman M. Price. The book is good. Textblock is lightly foxed, ownership name on front flyleaf, 1" bump to fore edge of back board and dust jacket. Head and tail of spine lightly bumped, minimal rubbing to bottom edges, head and tail spine of dust jacket tattered. Dust jacket bent .25" over top edge of boards, .325" closed tear along front edge, back of dust jacket sunned. From the Betty Bennett Collection.


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    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
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