Date Published: 1916 to 1928
Binding: Hard Cover
Russell Markland, who sometimes wrote under the pseudonym of R.M. Ingersley, was an English poet and WWI soldier.
The collection consists 4 items dating from 1916 to 1928, specifically, 1 Manuscript, 2 books of poetry, and 1 Pamphlet.
1 Manuscript (Ms.);
• Ms. entitled “Poetry and Smoke 1916-1917”. An unpublished treatise with verse selections about the pleasures of smoking and tobacco. Worn marbled paper boards, quarter bound in blue black cloth, all edges blue black, partial written label on spine, signed book plate on front pastedown, upper board a touch loose but holding. 23 × 18 cm. , 50 pp.;  pp. titles of tobacco poems,  pp. notes on verso of leaves,  pp. of inserted notes, blotter Autographed Letter Signed (ALS) from Sam Fitton (cartoonist and poet), Southport, inquiring about “Poets of the Shire” and enclosing a poem about smoking (“When, lacking joys that might have been, | I long for visions fair; | I call my Lady Nicotine | To grace my empty chair!....”).
• Ultimate Light. (Lytham: N. Ling & Co, [1919?]). Dark grey paper boards, quarter bound in blue paper boards. Very good. Dedicated to Markland’s friend and cousin, Alana Hodgkinson of the Warwickshire Regiment who died at Mametz on 1 July 1916. Haunting war poetry.
• Charles Henry Poole and Russell Markland, eds, Staffordshire Poets. (Lytham N. Ling, 1928). Biographies of over 100 poets with a selection of their poetry. Green cloth with gilt lettering. Previous owner's inscription to front pastedown and rear endpaper. Some discolouration at the bottom and lower edges of both boards.
• Links between Dr. Samuel Johnson and the Rev. Gilbert White. (Lytham: N. Ling, 1925). Pamphlet, wrappers, but sewn within a library binding (Manchester Central Library).
Collection on consignment with LDRB.