The Colbeck collection was formed over half a century ago by the
Bournemouth bookseller Norman Colbeck. Focusing primarily on British
essayists and poets of the nineteenth century from the Romantic
Movement through the Edwardian era, the collection features nearly 500
authors and lists over 13,000 works. Entries are alphabetically
arranged by author with copious notes on the condition and binding of
each copy. Nine appendices provide listings of selected periodicals,
series publications, anthologies, yearbooks, and topical works.