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THE ELDER EDDA: A SELECTION
Written by Paul B. Taylor; W.H. Auden.
Stock no. 1820090
Published by Faber & Faber. 1st thus 1969. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

The Poetic or Elder Edda is a famous collection made about A.D. 1200 of old Icelandic poems on cosmogony, mythology and the tradition of Norse heroes. This translation from the Icelandic conveys the power, sharpness and precision of the original. Prefaced with a most helpful introduction by Professor Peter Salus and Paul B. Taylor. Black cloth boards, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 0571090664. Text block slightly browned. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly faded at spine and slightly grubby.

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SOME OLD LOVE SONGS
Written by Thomas Lodge; George Wither; et al. Illustrated by Alice Havers.
Stock no. 1319267
Published by Hildesheimer & Faulkner. Circa 1895. Almost very good condition.

Green cloth, gilt title and decoration to front cover. Lovely chromolithograph and b/w illustrations. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Light page browning, foxing to front endpapers. Some hinges are cracked causing contents to be a little loose.

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RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM
Written by Edward Fitzgerald; Omar Khayyam; A.S. Byatt. Illustrated by Niroot Puttapipat; Stephen Raw.
Stock no. 2133374
Published by Folio Society. 2012. Fine condition.

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam the Astronomer Poet of Persia, Translated into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald with an introduction by Byatt, full page colour illustrations throughout by Puttapipat, Top edge gilt. Blue Nigerian Goatskin spine with gilt title, purple vendome cloth sides. Gilt endpapers. Originally published in 1859. 69 pages. Contained in original slip case which has full colour onlay to one side; in excellent condition apart from a couple of small marks.

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SELECTED POEMS
Written by Dylan Thomas; Owen Sheers.
Stock no. 1319084
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2014. Fine condition.

Black cloth spine and rear cover. Photographic front cover. Introduced by Sheers. B/w photos. A super copy in original slipcase.

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SCARLET BLUE AND GREEN
Written by Duncan Fife. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 2133289
Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1932. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

A book of sporting verse. Red cloth, gilt titles and fox vignette. 4 colour plates and 25 monochrome illustrations. Cover edges are unevenly faded. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper has been 'repaired' with some white pieces added for strength. Marks and browning/fading; some pieces of loss.

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A SHROPSHIRE LAD
Written by A.E. Housman. Illustrated by Agnes Miller Parker.
Stock no. 1319007
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2014. Fine condition.

Grey cloth spine with gilt title, cream pictorial boards. B/w engravings. 90 numbered pages. A super copy in original slipcase.

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RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM
Written by Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
Stock no. 1318955
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. Circa 1927. Slightly better than good condition.

Popular edition. Red cloth stamped in gilt with peacock design. 12 tipped-in colour plates. 8 x 6". Spine and corners bumped and worn with some damp staining, particularly to spine. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. 1 plate mount (with plate on) is detached but still present. Some page browning and foxing.

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A BOOK OF OLD BALLADS
Written by Beverley Nichols. Illustrated by H.M. Brock.
Stock no. 2132698
Published by Hutchinson & Co. Ltd. 1st 1934. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Large format. Brown cloth, gilt titles and vignette to front. Brown and white pictorial endpapers. 16 superb colour plates. Poems that are 'the very essence of the British spirit' selected and introduced by Nichols. Bumping to spine and corners. Foxing/grubby marks to endpapers, outer page edges and some page margins. Includes a card from Brock. Wrapper is price-cut with edge-creasing; some chips and nicks; some repaired to verso with sticky tape. Wrapper also has some grubby and brown marks.

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THE SONGS AND SONNETS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Written by William Shakespeare. Illustrated by Charles Robinson.
Stock no. 2132697
Published by David McKay. Circa 1915. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Large format. Red cloth with gilt title to spine, blind title and decoration to front cover. 12 tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue-guards. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. A little uneven fading to covers and edges. Small name in ink to front endpaper. Light corner crease to colour plate (p.16). A few marks to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with tears and chips; faded to spine; has been repaired; some loss.

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TENNYSON'S GUINEVERE AND OTHER POEMS
Written by Alfred Tennyson. Illustrated by Florence Harrison.
Stock no. 2132542
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. Almost very good condition.

Beautiful Poems series. Grey boards, dark grey title and vignette to front cover. Blue title to spine. B/w pictorial endpapers. Colour plates and b/w illustrations. Spine and cover edges are browned. Small amount of loss to top and tail of spine; some splits. Corners are bumped, with wear. Marks and browning to covers. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and pages throughout book.

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ANTHEM FOR DOOMED YOUTH
Written by Lyn MacDonald.
Stock no. 1819052
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2000. Fine condition.

Poets of the Great War, edited and introduced by MacDonald. Green pictorial cloth. B/w photos. Printed on pale green paper. Contained in publisher's beige slipcase in very good condition.

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THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM
Written by Edward Fitzgerald; Laurence Housman. Illustrated by Charles Robinson.
Stock no. 1318593
Published by Collins. Circa 1945. Almost very good condition.

Red cloth, Gilt titles and decoration to front cover. 4 tipped-in colour plates. Pictorial title page. Decorative orange border to each page. 94 pages. 11 x 7.75". Spine and corners bumped. Covers unevenly faded. Small hole to front edge of spine at base, spine is also a little faded. Removal of a small label to front free-endpaper. Light corner creases to plates.

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