Gerald Massey. A Tale of Eternity and Other Poems. London: Strahan & Co., 1870. Large octavo. Contemporary full embossed leather. All edges gilt. Banded spine. Rubbing, soiling, and wear to extremities. Rubbing on joints and corners of covers. Minor soiling and staining on edges. Bookplate on ffep verso. Foxing on flyleaves. Occasional faint foxing and thumbsoiling throughout. Very good. [and:] Giraldus, editor. Nightingale Valley. A Collection, Including a Great Number of the Choicest Lyrics and Short Poems in the English Language. London: Bell and Daldy, 1860. Octavo. Contemporary half leather over marbled boards. Banded spine. Head edge gilt. Marbled pastedowns and endpapers. Rubbing, soiling, staining and wear to leather and extremities. Corners bumped. Browning on edges. First gutter cracking. Bookplate on ffep verso with ink ownership signature on facing page. Light scattered foxing and staining on flyleaves. Occasional faint foxing, thumbsoiling, pencil annotation, and staining throughout. Lower corner cut on pp. 269-272. Good.

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