Lovelace, Richard. Ten Poems. Worcester College, Oxford: Printed for the Lovelace Club, 1909. Bound in full navy blue crushed morocco by New, Binder of Eton, with title and author in gilt to front cover and rules in gilt and blind. Title and author to second compartment of spine, and author's initials to rear cover. Large gilt-ruled turn-ins and vibrant green and brown endpapers. 16 pp (of text).
An extra-illustrated edition, with fourteen added mounted plates, as follows:
1) Pedigree of the family of Richard Lovelace to front flyleaf
2) Facsimile title page of 1649 Lucasta (taken from the 1864 edition, published by John Russell Smith) on page before title page
3) Photographic reproduction on thick paper of a portrait of Lovelace, noted as "From Sutherland Collection"
4) Photographic reproduction (on glossy stock) of a portrait of Lovelace
5) Photographic reproduction on thick paper of a portrait of Lovelace, also noted as "From copy in Sutherland Collection"
6) Reproduction of a portrait of Lovelace, to which the extra illustrator has noted on the rear of the page "A fake. It is Richardson's 1795 engraving. All mentions of Richardson, and the date have been erased from the copperplate, which I have."
7) The portrait as an etching, and is noted on the previous page "This is from the original plate".
8) The portrait once more, taken from a separate volume
9) A photographic reproduction of an illustration of Lucasta from the 1659 edition
10) The same but as a facsimile, taken from a later edition
11) Facsimile of the decorative title page from the 1659 Lucasta, taken from a later edition
12) Facsimile of the title page from the 1659 Lucasta, taken from a later edition
13) Facsimile of the decorative title page from the 1660 Elegies, taken from a later edition
14) Facsimile of the title page from the 1660 Elegies, taken from a later edition
Following the final plate, approximate 23 pages of binder's blanks are included. Measures approx. 7" x 9". Spine very lightly faded.
From a publication standpoint, the Lovelace Club is perhaps most well known for The Life of Richard Lovelace, which was printed for presentation at the Club's two hundredth meeting by Henry Daniel at the Daniel Press in 1896.
This title is exceedingly scarce, with just 3 copies noted in OCLC.