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The Colbeck assortment was once shaped over part a century in the past by way of the Bournemouth bookseller Norman Colbeck. Focusing totally on British essayists and poets of the 19th century from the Romantic stream throughout the Edwardian period, the gathering gains approximately 500 authors and lists over 13,000 works. Entries are alphabetically prepared through writer with copious notes at the situation and binding of every reproduction. 9 appendices offer listings of chosen periodicals, sequence courses, anthologies, yearbooks, and topical works.

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H. D. Cazenove; another from John Keble and his wife to Katharine Hedger; three albums of letters from Edward Thomas to Harry Hooton, the last one of which is probably Thomas's last letter to Hooton from the front before he was killed; St. 's (George Russell) most important work, The Living Torch (1937), which, because he edited the book for publication, is entered under Monk Gibbon. Scholars with a bent for literary prospecting will find the Colbeck Catalogue indeed a mother lode. IV The title A Bookman s Catalogue has been carefully chosen to reflect both the nature and emphasis of the descriptions in the catalogue entries.

In Memoriam George Paul Macdonell. Percy Lund, 1895. Cream wrappers over stiff boards, gilt-lettered and designed, uncut, frontispiece portrait. The 4 Appendices contain testimonials by other writers, of which the last is Frederic Harrison's Funeral Address. Presentation slip inserted: "From Mrs. G. P. " 16. The Story of the Plants. George Newnes, 1895. Blue designed cloth. The Library of Useful Stories series. 17. The Woman Who Did. John Lane, 1895. Green cloth with Beardsley design on title-page, repeated in white enamel on upper cover, all edges uncut.

Regrettably, this copy has no clear provenance, but in 17 of the poems are found Allingham's unmistakable autograph corrections. Several, but not all, of these new versions, are followed in the editions of 1855 and 1860. 3. Day and Night Songs. George Routledge, 1854. Last part of a volume bound in contemporary red cloth, with 2 English First Editions of works by Longfellow—The Song of Hiawatha (1855), and The Courtship of Miles Standish (1858). Allingham's uncommon pamphlet is without pagination, but consists of 4 gatherings (A-D) in 8's, 32 leaves.

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