Rare books by Stephen Spender, including first editions, collected poems and signed copies.
SPENDER, Stephen. Twenty Poems.
Oxford : First edition, limited issue, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the second blank, "To Elizabeth, with love from Stephen. June 11th". From a total edition of 135 copies, of which 75 copies were numbered and signed. This, the author's second book, was published while Spender was a student at Oxford: it was well received and prompted T. S.... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 140052
SPENDER, Stephen. Ruins and Visions.
London : 1942First edition, first impression, presentation copy of a work rarely found inscribed, to his lifelong friend and fellow poet W. H. Auden on the half-title, "To Wystan, with love from Stephen. March 1942".
This is a key association, inscribed using Auden's first name, which was reserved for friends. Auden was a major influence on Spender: "A pontiff... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 139371
(SPENDER, Stephen.) WILSON, Colin. The Outsider.
London : 1956First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to fellow author Stephen Spender, "For Stephen whose work was one of the main influences on forming the sensibility that produced this book, although it cannot be held responsible for the mis-spellings and misquotations with affection Colin". Colin... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 139730