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POETRY

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501 REEVES, James. A Short History of English Poetry. 1340-1940. (SIGNED).
1961 
Heinemann, London. 1961. First Edition. Hardback. No wrapper. Red cloth, silver lettering. SIGNED, presentation copy from the author. "To Freddy with all good wishes, James Reeves". Boards are somewhat faded. Prelims are a little browned o/w internally clean and sound. 79722 
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502 REILLY, CatherineW. English Poetry of the First World War. A Bibliography.
1978 
George Prior, London. 1978. First Edition. Hardback, no DW. Blue boards, gilt type to spine and upper board. 402pp. A well-used copy, with marginal marks and annotations throughout. A little shelf wear to boards, but overall a perfectly acceptable copy. 77925 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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503 RICH, Adrienne. Collected Early Poems 1950-1970.
1993 
W.W. Norton, New York. 1993. First Edition. Hardback with wrapper. 435pp. A good clean copy in price clipped and slightly worn wrapper. 76271 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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504 RICKS, Christopher. Allusion to the Poets. FIRST EDITION.
Oxford University Press. 2002 
First edition, first issue. DW. Tiny mark to title page o/w as new in wrapper. 54084 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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505 RIDING, Laura. First Awakenings: The Early Poems.
1992 
Carcanet, Manchester. 1992. First edition. Hardback, no DW. Charcoal boards, gilt type. Minor marks to boards, but o/w a very clean and bright copy. 82269 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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506 RIDING, Laura. Four Unposted Letters to Catherine. Postscript by Laura (Riding) Jackson. Afterword by Elizabeth Friedmann and Alan J. Clark.
Persea Books, New York. 1993 (?) 
Uncorrected bound proof. Printed paper cover. Presentation copy from Alan J. Clark, inscription to tp. 80pp. Sl. discolouration to margins of cover. VG+ ISBN 0 89255 192 5 33617 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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507 ROBERTSON, Eric S. The Children of the Poets: An Anthology from English and American Writers of Three Centuries. Edited, with an Introduction by...
Walter Scott, London 1888 
First Edition. Full blue calf, raised bands contrasting label. gilt type. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. 460pp. Spine rubbed,with some gilt faded; and bumped at head and foot. Some bumping along outer edges. Owner's signature and date to fly leaf, o/w very clean and bright interior. 70648 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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508 ROBERTSON, J. Logie. The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott with The Author's Introduction and Notes.
Henry Frowde, London. 1894 
Handsome binding. Red calf, bordered in gilt with decorations to spine, raised bands and contrasting label. Marbled end papers and edges. Bookplate to paste down and front end paper. 2 columns. Some slight damage to 3 pages of Preface and Contents with no loss. Boards very slightly marked o/w internally a very clean copy. 63904 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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509 ROBINSON, Peter. About Time Too.
2001 
Carcanet, Manchester. 2001. First edition. Paperback. A very clean and bright copy. 81035 
Price: 8.95 GBP
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510 ROGERS, Samuel. Poems.
1816 
T. Cadell and W. Davies, London. 1816. 16 cm x 10 cm. Polished tan calf, raised bands with repeated gilt motifs to compartments to spine, double narrow gilt box rules to edges of boards. 246 pages. Small engraving to title-page and many futher charming little engravings occasionally throughout. Extremities rubbed and worn with hinges beginning to split along outer edges but still very sound. 1831 inscription to front free end-paper. Small tear to title-page. A worn but attractive little volume, generally clean and sound. 74394 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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511 ROGERS, Samuel. The Poetical Works of Samuel Rogers.
George Routledge. London. n.d. (c.1869) 
Blue bds., bevelled edges, gilt decs. to corners and spine. Raised bands. Marbled eps. Inner dentelles gilt. Portrait frontis. with tissue guard. Spine ends sl. rubbed internally a very clean copy. 33820 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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512 ROSE, William [Ed.] Essays on Goethe. With four pages of illustrations.
Cassell and Company, London 1949 
DW. 254pp. Index. Fore-margins of boards sl. marked. DW worn at extremities with small chips and tears and sunned spine. VG/VG- 52975 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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513 ROSSETTI, Christina G. Selected Poems. IN A LIMP LEATHER BINDING.
No date. (c.1920) 
W. P. Nimmo. Edinburgh. No date (circa 1920) Original limp brown suede covers, gilt text to spine. Top edge gilt. Endpapers illustrated in colour, portrait frontis. 127 pages. Small signs of use otherwise a very attractive copy. Contains all the favourites - for example Goblin Market, Dream Land, When I'm Dead, My Secret, Twilight Calm, etc. 82904 
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514 ROSSETTI, Dante Gabriel. Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Poems & Translations. 1850-1870. Together with the Prose Story 'Hand and Soul'.
1936 
Oxford University Press, London. 1936. Reprint. Hardback. DW. Portrait frontis. Endpapers lightly foxed o/w contents clean and sound. Wrapper is a little foxed, slightly worn at extremities and a little rubbed. A lovely copy. 81170 
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515 ROSSETTI, Dante Gabriel. The Works of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Edited with Preface and Notes by William M. Rossetti. Revised and Enlarged Edition.
Ellis. London. 1911 
First edition, thus. Large 8vo. No DW. 684pp. Portrait frontis with tissue guard. Original olive-green cloth gilt, head and tail of spine very sl.crumpled, small ownership inscription, pages sl. browned o/w near fine. 45350 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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516 RUCELLAI, Giovanni La Coltivazione di Luigi Alamanni e L'Api.
Giuseppe Formigli. Firenze. 1830 
Small 8vo. v, 231pp. Small engraved vignette to title page and engraved floral tail-pieces to each section. Bound in half contemporary brown calf gilt, rubbed at extremities with the leather corners now missing, marbled bds, very rubbed, apart from some light xing contents remarkably clean and fresh. Giovanni Rucellai (1475-1525) was an Italian humanist, poet, dramatist and man of letters. He was also an important figure in the fields of commerce and politics, being in his lifetime the third richest man in Florence, a situation that was added to by his marrying into the powerful Strozzi and Medici families. As the effective head of the Rucellai family, he commissioned the building of the Palazzo Rucellai, designed by Leon Battista Alberti. He was a cousin of Pope Leo X. 33713 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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517 RUSSELL, George W. E. [ARNOLD, Mathew]. Letters of Mathew Arnold. 1848-1888. Two volumes.
Macmillan, New York 1895 
2 vols. First Edition. Red binding. Bookplate to paste down. Spine ends bumped and chipped. Hinges cracked. Internally a clean set. 37931 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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518 RUSSELL, James. A True-Dream Run.
KFS, Newton-le-Willows 2014 
First Edition. Paperback. 72pp. A Near Fine copy. 71351 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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519 RUSSELL, Peter. (QUINTILIUS). The Elegies of Quintilius.
Anvil Press, London. 1975 
First edition. DW. 62 pages. DW sl. rubbed esp. at extremities with two small and fairly unobtrusive stains to front panel and very small chips and tears along top edge. Upper board slighlty warped. VG/VG- 64569 
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520 RUTTER, Joan (Compiled by). With an Introduction by Walter De La Mare and Wood-Engravings by John O'Connor. Here's Flowers. An Anthology Of Flower Poems.
1937 
The Golden Cockerel Press. 1937. First edition. Hardback with wrapper/ Illustrated. Top edge gilt. Boards are partially and only slightly dulled, and the cloth is slightly fraying at head and tail of spine. Pages are a little age browned and inner hinge is visible, neat ownership inscription to free endpaper o/w contents are clean and sound. The wrapper is a little soiled, lacks small portions from head and tail of spine, not affecting text and the spine is browned. Overall a lovely copy. 77165 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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