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Rare books by W. H. Auden, including first editions and signed first edition copies of Another Time, New Year Letter, and Marginalia.

W. H. Auden (1907–1973) is widely regarded as one of the great writers of the 20th century. Both controversial and technically brilliant, he is primarily remembered today as a poet.

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  1. 147943
    AUDEN, W. H. Poems.

    London : 1930

    First edition, first impression, in unusually unrestored condition and rare thus. Poems was printed in a run of 1,000 copies. In addition to poetry, this work contains the play "Paid on Both Sides: A Charade", which is dedicated to Cecil Day-Lewis and was written during Auden's stay in Berlin from 1928 to 1929. Learn More

    Stock Code: 147943

  2. Spain.
    AUDEN, W. H. Spain.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression. This title was written after Auden's visit to Spain during the Spanish Civil War, a troubling experience that left him morally ambivalent towards the Republican cause. He published this supportive poem on his return, however, to defend the Republicans against Nazism, which he viewed as the greater evil. The proceeds... Learn More

    Stock Code: 142191

  3. Another Time.
    AUDEN, W. H. Another Time.

    London : 1940

    First UK edition, first impression, of Auden's poems containing among others "Musée des Beaux Arts" and "In Memory of W. B. Yeats". Another Time was published simultaneously in the US. Learn More

    Stock Code: 147732

  4. Poems.
    AUDEN, W. H. Poems.

    Cincinnati : 1964

    Limited edition, number 41 of 500 copies of this facsimile of the author's first published book (a great rarity in the original 1928 edition), familiarly inscribed by him using his first name reserved for friends, "Bill Gray from Wystan Auden", his printed name struck through.

    Dr William ("Woods") Shelton Gray, Jr (1926-1993) fostered friendships... Learn More

    Stock Code: 146820

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