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    Classics of Poetry and Prose

    Four Books of Poetry and Prose, including: Robert Browning. The Poetical Works of Robert Browning. London: Smith, Elder, and Company, 1902. Two octavo volumes in one. xvi, 748, vii, 786 pages. Early full polished morocco. Green and brown inlaid morocco peacock designs and title label to front board and spine. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Inked sentiment of previous owner. Foxing to endpapers. Very good. [and:] Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The Courtship of Miles Standish. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1858. First edition. Octavo. iv, 215. Ad for Waverley novels bound in front. Twelve pages of ads at rear. Original blind-stamped cloth over boards. Very good. [and:] Jonathan Swift. A Tale of a Tub. London: Thomas Tegg, 1811. Octavo. 322 pages. Six engraved illustrations and frontispiece by Rhodes after Thurston, all hand-colored. Some foxing throughout. Contemporary full polished calf over boards. New backstrip with raised bands and gilt lettering; later endpapers. Very good. [and:] [William Butler Yeats, editor]. Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry. London: Walter Scott, 1888. First edition. Octavo. xviii, 326 pages. Six pages of ads at rear. Lacking errata sheet. Rubber presentation stamp to front pastedown. Original dark blue cloth over boards. Slightly cocked binding. Hinges cracked but holding. Chipping to portions of the spine. Very good.

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