John Hewitt Collection
John Hewitt Online Collection & Library Collection
The following texts are reproduced with the kind permission of the John Hewitt estate and the Library at the University of Ulster.
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Ardglass, Or the Ruined Castles: also The Transformation and Some Other Poems
(Dublin : Printed for the author by Graisberry and Campbell 1802) [xxvii, 128 p ; 21 cm]
The first page of the text shows the signature of a Mr Thomas Gardner of Belfast, a previous owner. There are a number of pages missing from the text; these include pages thirty-five to forty-six and pages sixty-six and sixty-seven. The blank page at the end of the text is again signed by Thomas Gardner.
The Poems and Songs of James Campbell of Ballynure : with additional songs not before published.
(Ballyclare : S. Corry 1870) [vii, 144p]
The opening page shows the signature of a J. Theodore Speeres, a previous owner; this signature also appears on Andrew McKenzie's Poems and Songs on Different Subjects which can be viewed on this site. The last page of the Preface is labelled iiv as opposed to vii: an obvious printing error.
Glendalloch : and other poems
Drennan, Dr William
(Dublin : London : Edinburgh : Belfast : William Robertson ; Simpkin, Marshall ; John Menzies ; H. Greer 1859) [xxii,280p ; 17 cm]
Congal : A Poem in Five Books
(Dublin : London : Sealy, Bryers and Walker ; G. Bell 1893) [xv,174p : ill. ; 17 cm]
The Coventry bus ticket shown on the last page of the text was located inside Congal and is an aide memoire of Hewitt's time in Coventry where he was Art Director at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum.
Poems, Songs and Ballads
Flecher, Henry McDonald
(Belfast : James Reed, 97, Victoria Street; C. Aitchison, Castle Place; George Phillips and Sons. Bridge Street 1866) [(1-7) 8-240 p ; 17 cm]
In the second stanza of The Isle in a Boundless Sea, located on page 128, the word 'fountains' has been changed by hand to 'foundations'; it is not known whether Hewitt made this alteration.
A Collection of Poems and Songs on Rural Subjects
(Belfast : Printed by J. Smyth 1844) [148 p]
A Collection of Poems and Songs on Different Subjects
(Belfast : Printed for the author 1846) [168p]
This text is interesting as it contains twelve duplicate pages, as pages 137 to 148 appear twice; the text runs in sequence up until page 148 at which point it returns to page 137 and then continues on in sequence. This was undoubtedly a printing error and the twelve duplicate pages have not been digitized; hence the digitized book appears as the publisher would have intended but Hewitt certainly would have prized this copy of the text due to its anomaly.
Zayda, and Other Poems
(Belfast : Published and sold by Lamont Brothers 1845) [220p ; 18mo]
The opening page shows an inscription from the author to a Mr James Andrews dated 27th July 1846. James Andrews also owned Hewitt's copy of Samuel Ferguson's Lays of the Western Gael and other poems.
Poems and Songs on Different Subjects
(Belfast : News-Letter Office 1810) [180p]
The opening page shows the signature of a J. Theodore Speeres [?], a previous owner; this signature also appears on James Campbell's The Poems and Songs of James Campbell of Ballynure : with additional songs not before published which can be viewed on this site. Unfortunately pages 151 to 154 are missing from this text.
The Giant's Causeway, a poem: with The Traveller Benighted in Mourne
(Dublin : J J Nolan 1821) [xlvi,125p]
There appears to be extra pages in this text in the Subscribers' Names section: pages x, and ix, as opposed to x and xi, follow pages viii and ix and are subsequently followed by pages x and xi.
Poetical Attempts, a County of Down Weaver
(Belfast : Printed for Archbold and Dugan, by Simms and M'Intyre, 1813 1813) [xv, (1), (17)-203 (i.e. 202) p ; 19 cm. (8vo in 4s)]
Unfortunately pages 193 to 197 are missing from this text.
The Hill of Caves in Two Cantos With Other Poems
(Belfast Cornmarket : Dublin Conduit Street : Dublin Grafton Street : Printed by F. D. Finlay ; Henry Colburn ; R. Milliken 1818) [vi, 100p ; 8vo]
The Bard's Offering : a Collection of Miscellaneous Poems
Sloan, Edward L
(Belfast : J Reed, G Phillips 1854) [ii, 120p]
Unfortunately pages eleven and twelve are missing from this text.
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