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Swinburne (Algernon Charles) The Ballad of Bulgarie, only edition, Wise piracy [oneof only 25 copies], contemporary morocco, original wrappers bound in, printed for private circulation, 1866 & 2 others, Swinburne, one inscribed (3)

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Estimate: £300 - £400
ca. US$392 - US$523
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Swinburne (Algernon Charles) The Ballad of Bulgarie, only edition [Wise piracy, one of only 25 copies], portrait, contemporary blue morocco, by Rivière & Son, inner gilt dentelles, t.e.g., original pale orange wrappers bound in, [Todd 305], printed for private circulation [by T.J.Wise], 1893; Chastelard; a Tragedy, signed presentation copy from the author to J.Lorimer Graham inscribed on front free endpaper and with Graham's bookplate, contemporary green morocco, by Rivière, inner gilt dentelles, g.e., spine a little darkened, 1866; Poems and Ballads, Second Series, inscription in red ink to front free endpaper, bookplate of John Whitley Nance, later morocco, gilt, by Bumpus, t.e.g., with original cloth covers bound in at end, spine faded, 1878, 8vo (3) ⁂ The first is a Wise piracy of a poem on the "Bulgarian Atrocities", sent by Swinburne to the Pall Mall Gazette in 1876 but not published. James Lorimer Graham Jr. (1835-76), editor of Putnam's Magazine, appointed American Consul in Florence in 1869, and friend of many artists and writers. Swinburne wrote an elegy to his memory.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Forum Auctions
Title: Private Press, Illustrated Books and Modern First Editions
Date of the auction: 30 Jan 2019
Address: Forum Auctions
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