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Rare first editions, signed and inscribed copies, deluxe and collectible editions of books of poetry; also individual poems and related ephemera.

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  1. The Heights of Macchu Picchu.
    NERUDA, Pablo. The Heights of Macchu Picchu.

    London : 1966

    First edition in English, first impression, of Neruda's masterpiece, a superb presentation copy from the poet to the publisher, inscribed "Un abrazo a Tom de su amigo Pablo 1970" on the front free endpaper, with Tom Maschler's bookplate to front pastedown. Maschler was the head of Jonathan Cape, and a hugely influential figure in 20th-century literature:... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 132725

  2. Recklings.
    HUGHES, Ted. Recklings.

    London : 1966

    First edition, limited issue, number 130 of 150 copies, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to his sister, "With love to Olwyn from Ted, January 1967". This copy is from the library of Frieda Hughes, daughter of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, though unmarked as such. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 126118

  3. Incredible Good Fortune.
    LE GUIN, Ursula K. Incredible Good Fortune.

    Boston : 2006

    First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 136621

  4. Four Quartets.
    ELIOT, T. S. Four Quartets.

    London : 1960

    First Bodoni edition, number 87 of 290 copies signed by the poet. A magnificent piece of book production executed in Verona under the direction of Giovanni Mardersteig, the greatest printer of the 20th century. Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 136811

  5. Poems.
    HUGHES, Ted; Ruth Fainlight; Alan Sillitoe. Poems.

    London : 1971

    First and sole edition, signed limited issue, number 58 or 59 of 300 copies on mould rag paper, signed by the authors on the limitation page. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 136536

  6. Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror.
    ASHBERY, John. Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror.

    New York : 1975

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed "for Anne Fremantle, with admiration, John Ashbery, December 1 1975" to half-title. The recipient is "Anne Fremantle, a British-born author, art critic, essayist and editor" (The New York Times obituary, 28 December 2002, retrieved 29.11.19), who also "published her first poems in 1931 and followed... Learn More
    £800.00

    Stock Code: 135895

  7. Tides.
    DRINKWATER, John. Tides.

    London : 1917

    First trade edition, first impression, the dedication copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title verso "To Sir Ian Hamilton from John Drinkwater 1917". Drinkwater dedicates the book to General Sir Ian Hamilton with the dedicatory stanza "because the darling chivalries, / that light your battle-line, belong / to music's heart no less than these,... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 134237

  8. Shelley at Oxford.
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Shelley at Oxford.

    London : 1944

    Number 26 of 50 copies bound in red morocco, with additional illustrations, and signed by the pressman W. H. Solly, out of a total edition of 500. The volume prints the correspondence of Shelley with Hogg, both of whom would be expelled from Oxford University for publishing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism, together with other letters and an unpublished... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 135460

  9. Rain-Charm for the Duchy and Other Laureate Poems.
    HUGHES, Ted. Rain-Charm for the Duchy and Other Laureate Poems.

    London : 1992

    First edition, signed limited issue, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister on the half-title, "For Olwyn, with love, Ted Christmas 1991", together with a large original ornate ink drawing of a fantastical garden. Number XI of 30 copies numbered in Roman numerals, signed and reserved by the author. There were also 250 numbered and... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 125774

  10. Poikilos.
    MEYER, Tom. Poikilos.

    Urbana, IL : 1971

    First edition, first printing, inscribed with a poem on the half-title, "wet windows / no tears / only rain / January 1978, a 'thread' for Winston from Tom". Two hundred and fifty copies were produced of this finely printed collection of poems. The recipient was Winston Leyland (b.1940), a leading figure in American LGBT publishing who won the Stonewall... Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 122967

  11. Song of Peace:
    LOWENFELS, Walter, & Anton Refregier. Song of Peace:

    New York : 1959

    First and limited edition, of 1,000 copies, signed by both author and illustrator, this copy additionally inscribed by Lowenfels on a preliminary blank, "For Sol Mandelblatt, these anecdotes of the service, Walter Lowenfels, Mays Landing his sometime New Jersey home 1962". A most attractive provenance that links Lowenfels (1897-1976), one of America's... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 79776

  12. Collected Animal Poems.
    HUGHES, Ted. Collected Animal Poems.

    London : 1995

    First collected edition, first impression; signed by the poet on the half-title of volume 1. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 136115

  13. Ara Vus Prec.
    ELIOT, T. S. Ara Vus Prec.

    London : 1919

    First edition, number 118 of 220 numbered copies from a total edition of 264 (the remainder of the edition comprising signed, japon-printed, and review copies). The earliest copies issued were in a binding with paper-covered boards, with this binding of cloth-covered boards following. This was Eliot's third book of poetry. The title of the book was... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 135422

  14. Dramatis Personae.
    BROWNING, Robert. Dramatis Personae.

    London : 1864

    First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Mrs Grant Duff from Robert Browning, May 30, '64". The recipient was an acquaintance of Browning's; copies of a few letters from him to her are laid in, dating from around the time of the inscription. Dramatis Personae was Browning's first book following the death of his wife... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 134883

  15. Sonnets.
    DOUGLAS, Alfred. Sonnets.

    London : 1909

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author "For Mrs Watts Dunton, June 1918. Alfred Bruce Douglas" on the half-title. The recipient, Clara Watts Dunton, née Reich (18761938), was the widow of Theodore Watts Dunton (18321914), an influential pre-Raphaelite critic, poet, and close friend of Algernon Swinburne. Watts had control of Swinburn's... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 134451

  16. Erotidia.
    SAYLE, Charles. Erotidia.

    Rugby : 1889

    First edition, presentation copy from the author to Joseph Gleeson White, inscribed on the front free endpaper on Valentine's Day: "J. Gleeson White from Charles Sayle 'S. Valentine' 1889", along with Gleeson White's bookplate on the front free endpaper. Erotidia, Sayle's second book of poetry, was limited to 220 copies. Gleeson White (18511898) was... Learn More
    £1,350.00

    Stock Code: 134330

  17. Some Trees.
    ASHBERY, John. Some Trees.

    New Haven : 1956

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To Barbara, with love John Ashbery, October 19, 1957" on the front free endpaper. The recipient was fellow poet and core member of the New York School of poets Barbara Guest (1920-2006). Some Trees was Ashbery's first collection. The selection was made by W. H. Auden, who was... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 134111

  18. Parallèlement.
    CHIMOT, Édouard (illus.); VERLAINE, Paul. Parallèlement.

    Paris : 1931

    First edition thus, artist's copy number G of 15 copies on different types of paper reserved to the collaborators and signed by Chimot on the justification page.

    Édouard Chimot (1880-1959) was a French artist, illustrator and editor whose career reached its peak in the 1920s in Paris, through the publication of fine quality art-printed books.... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 132689

  19. The Heights of Macchu Picchu.
    NERUDA, Pablo. The Heights of Macchu Picchu.

    London : 1966

    First edition in English of Neruda's masterpiece, the publisher's copy signed for him by the poet on the front free endpaper, "Pablo Neruda, 1970", with the bookplate of Tom Maschler to front pastedown. Maschler was the head of Jonathan Cape, and a hugely influential figure in 20th-century literature: he had a particular genius for bringing world-class... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 132729

  20. Ode à Salvador Dali.
    LORCA, Federico García. Ode à Salvador Dali.

    Paris : 1938

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by both translators on the front free endpaper, "à Francis Poulenc, hommage des traducteurs, Paul Éluard, Louis Parrot", one of the few hors commerce copies, unnumbered as issued, from a total edition of 515 copies.

    This copy brings together a nexus of Franco-Spanish network of friendships and affairs... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 132463

  21. Romances et la Bonne Chanson.
    FERRERO, Roger (illus.); VERLAINE, Paul. Romances et la Bonne Chanson.

    Zurich : [1944]

    First edition illustrated by Roger Ferrero, number 15 of 35 on papier Guarro à la main, from an edition limited to 180 copies, with an original drawing signed, and a suite of illustrations on Japon, signed "Grosclaude" and "RFerrero" on the limitation page, the present work with an extra 3 original drawings by Ferrero.

    This luxury edition was... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 132195

  22. Remains of Elmet.
    HUGHES, Ted. Remains of Elmet.

    London : 1979

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author "For Janos with lots of love from Ted June 16th 1979" on the half-title. The recipient was Janos Csokits (19282011), a Hungarian poet and close friend of Hughes, who worked with him on the translation of fellow Hungarian poet, János Pilinszky. Csokits was introduced to Hughes... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 135038

  23. Animal Poems.
    HUGHES, Ted. Animal Poems.

    Crediton : [1967]

    First edition, one of 20 copies containing a manuscript poem, this copy with The Hawk in the Rain, additionally signed and numbered by the author, this being number 37, and bound in decorative wrappers. This edition was published with a total limitation of 100, of which six were bound in green morocco with each poem written by the author in manuscript... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 134125

  24. The Countess Kathleen
    YEATS, W. B. The Countess Kathleen

    London : 1892

    First edition, number one of 30 printed on japon, specially bound in full vellum, and signed by the publisher T. Fisher Unwin, this being his own retained copy. Countess Kathleen was Yeats's second collection, and the first to include "The Lake Isle of Innisfree", perhaps his most famous poem. "His best writing of the 1890s would follow the form set... Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 133548

  25. Squarings.
    HEANEY, Seamus. Squarings.

    Dublin : 1991

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 5 of 10 author's proofs, signed by both the author and illustrator, from a total run of 100 copies, of which 60 were for sale. This copy has an additional inscription by Heaney quoting from his poem Fosterling, "Air to brighten, Time to be dazzled, and the heart to lighten", facing the frontispiece. These... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 133558

  26. Imaginary Letters.
    POUND, Ezra. Imaginary Letters.

    Paris : 1930

    First edition, first printing, deluxe signed limited issue, number 46 of 50 copies printed on Japanese vellum and signed by the author. There were also 350 ordinary copies issued unsigned on Navarre, and 25 hors commerce. Imaginary Letters is one of the exquisitely produced books put out by the Black Sun Press, founded by the wild and wealthy avante-garde... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 133236

  27. Dos poetas españoles. Federico García Lorca. Rafael Alberti.
    SCARPA, Roque Esteban. Dos poetas españoles. Federico García Lorca. Rafael Alberti.

    Santiago : 1935

    First edition, first printing. With a signed presentation inscription from the author to the philosopher and essayist Ramiro de Maeztu on the verso of the front wrapper: "A Ramiro de Maeztu, mi devoción por su obra maravillosamente hispana, cerradamente española. R. E. Scarpa... Stgo de Chile. Dic. 1935" ("To Ramiro de Maeztu, my devotion to his marvellously... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 132519

  28. North.
    HEANEY, Seamus. North.

    London : 1975

    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. North is widely considered to be Heaney's key collection of poems in which he deals directly with the political conflicts in Northern Ireland. The work is uncommon in the present hardback issue. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 131763

  29. The Victoria Regia.
    (NIGHTINGALE, Florence.) PROCTER, Adelaide Anne (ed.) The Victoria Regia.

    London : 1861

    First edition, inscribed by Florence Nightingale on the half-title, "Mrs. Webb Watson, with the kind and grateful regards of Florence Nightingale, Dec. 1865". The work was subsequently re-gifted by Webb, "Presented to L. Martin Edmunds by Mrs. Webb Watson". Nightingale's choice of this beautifully produced work as a gift provides insight into her active... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 131565

  30. Obras I. Lamentaciones.
    BORGES, Jorge Luis - ALMAFUERTE. Obras I. Lamentaciones.

    La Plata : 1906

    First edition, sole impression, of this scarce first instalment in the works of Argentine poet Pedro B. Palacios (1854-1917, who wrote as "Almafuerte"). This is a superb association copy with the ownership inscription of his Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) to the first blank. Borges in his early career, before turning to short stories in the 1940s, considered... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 131513

  31. "A" - 14.
    ZUKOFSKY, Louis. "A" - 14.

    London : 1967

    First edition, signed limited issue, letter "T" of 25 lettered copies. Presentation copy, additionally inscribed by the author below the "T", "for Tom, as ever, L. Z.'s. August 26 1967". The recipient was Tom Maschler, Zukofsky's usual UK publisher, with his Quentin Blake designed bookplate on the front pastedown. Maschler joined Jonathan Cape, who... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 131303

  32. New Poems.
    THOMAS, Dylan. New Poems.

    Norfolk, CN : 1943

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front pastedown, "To Lord Howard de Walden, from Dylan Thomas, November 1944".

    The recipient was influential Welsh arts patron Thomas Evelyn Scott-Ellis, the 8th Baron Howard de Walden, who lived nearby Thomas at Plas Llanina, whilst Thomas was living in a coastal... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 131353

  33. "A".
    ZUKOFSKY, Louis. "A".

    London : 1966

    First UK edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his publisher Tom Maschler on the half-title "Wishing Tom Maschler all happiness with thanks for this "A" love Louis Zukofsky Oct 10 (for Oct 6) 1966 New York". Tom Maschler (born 1933) was head of the book's publisher Jonathan Cape, and was a highly influential figure... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 131253

  34. Prisons We Choose to Live Inside.
    LESSING, Doris. Prisons We Choose to Live Inside.

    Montreal : 1986

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to her publisher Tom Maschler on the front free endpaper: "Dear Tom, Here is the little book of lectures I told you about. Love Doris". Tom Maschler was head of the publishing company Jonathan Cape, which published the first UK edition of the book later that year, under the same... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 131133

  35. [Roller Poem.]
    GYSIN, Brion. [Roller Poem.]

    Antwerp : 1977

    First edition, number 14 of 90 copies signed and dated by Gysin at the foot. This is a very scarce piece of original Gysin poem-art, bringing his obsession with experimental cut-up techniques to bear upon his own name to create a quasi-incantatory scroll of nonsense. Only two copies are listed on Library Hub, one at SUNY and the other at the National... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 131065

  36. All the collected short poems 1923-1958.
    ZUKOFSKY, Louis. All the collected short poems 1923-1958.

    New York : 1965

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Tom Maschler from Louis Zukofsky enjoying his company at home August 31, 1965", and with the copyright dates of previously published works ink-stamped by hand on the copyright page. With Tom Maschler's bookplate, designed by Quentin Blake, to the... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 131113

  37. All the collected short poems 1923-1958.
    ZUKOFSKY, Louis. All the collected short poems 1923-1958.

    London : 1966

    First UK edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his publisher "To Tom Maschler all happiness Louis Zukofsky April 15 1965" to the half-title. With Tom Maschler's bookplate, designed by Quentin Blake to the front pastedown. Maschler joined Jonathan Cape as editorial director, aged 26, in 1960, and became managing director... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 131115

  38. Twenty Sonnets to Mary.
    JAMES, Edward. Twenty Sonnets to Mary.

    [London] : [1931]

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister on the first blank, "To Silvia, with love and affection, from Edward - May 1931". Edward James (1907-1984) was an aristocratic arts patron and amateur poet. He was a passionate supporter of surrealism and sponsored Salvador Dalí for the whole of 1938. The James Press was primarily... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 130533

  39. Hawk on the Wind.
    DERLETH, August. Hawk on the Wind.

    Philadelphia : 1938

    First edition, first printing, of the author's first poetry collection. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Harold J. Bailey. 'The reaches of my heart are: tree, petal, like snow and man below'. Cordially, August Derleth August 12, '39". Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 129656

  40. Howl and other poems.
    GINSBERG, Allen. Howl and other poems.

    San Francisco : 1993

    First published edition, later printing, signed by the author on the title page, "Allen Ginsberg 10/13/94, AH". First published in 1956, this landmark collection defined the discontented voice of its epoch for a generation. It was Ginsberg's first regularly published book, preceded only by the privately produced mimeographed printing of the title poem... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 129543

  41. Poems 1886-1929.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Poems 1886-1929.

    New York : 1930

    First and signed limited US edition, number 478 of 525 sets, volume I signed by the author; 12 presentation sets were also issued. One of the finest editions of Kipling's verse, handsomely printed on handmade paper. Learn More
    £1,350.00

    Stock Code: 129039

  42. Poems for Shakespeare 3.
    THWAITE, Anthony (ed.) Poems for Shakespeare 3.

    London : 1974

    Signed limited edition of a 100 copies, this copy out of series, signed by the editor on the title page and by all 14 contributing poets on the facing page. The copy of the editor Anthony Thwaite, with his ownership signature in pencil to the front free endpaper. The signed issue preceded the trade edition. Together with a card from Sam Wanamaker to... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 126572

  43. The Martyrdom of Bishop Farrar.
    HUGHES, Ted. The Martyrdom of Bishop Farrar.

    Crediton, Devon : 1970

    First separate edition, this copy out series (as usual) of a stated issue of 100 copies. Presentation copy from the author to his sister Olwyn Hughes, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Olwyn with love Ted 3rd March 70 For the rose, the thorn is watered". This was one of Hughes's favourite mottoes. The poem was originally printed in The Hawk... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 126575

  44. Sunstruck.
    HUGHES, Ted. Sunstruck.

    Knotting : 1977

    First edition, limited issue, number 272 of 300 copies, of which the first 100 were signed. This copy, however, is also signed by the author on the limitation page and inscribed by him to his sister on the title page, "To Olwyn, with love from Ted". This copy is from the library of Frieda Hughes, daughter of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, though unmarked... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 126441

  45. North.
    HEANEY, Seamus. North.

    London : 1975

    First edition, first impression, signed by Heaney on the title page, scarce cloth issue. This copy has the ownership inscription of Anthony Thwaite (b. 1930), an important English poet and editor of "the Movement", and the literary executor of Philip Larkin. Thwaite had favourably reviewed Heaney's 1969 collection Door into the Dark in the New Statesman,... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 126140

  46. Remains of Elmet.
    HUGHES, Ted. Remains of Elmet.

    London : 1979

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 123 of 180 copies numbered and signed by the author. This copy is from the library of Frieda Hughes, daughter of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, though unmarked as such. Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 126076

  47. Rudyard Kipling's Verse.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Rudyard Kipling's Verse.

    London : 1919

    First UK edition, first impression, deluxe limited issue, 90 of 100 sets numbered and signed by Kipling on the limitation page of each volume. "This edition was brought together at the publisher, Frank N. Doubleday's suggestion after much talk. It was to be tried out in the USA and if successful republished in England... The idea of the book was born... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 126105

  48. Eclipse.
    HUGHES, Ted. Eclipse.

    Knotting, Bedfordshire : 1976

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister a month after its publication on the title page, "For Olwyn, much love, Ted 24 Aug 76". This copy is number 58 of 250 copies, of which numbers 1-50 were signed by the author.

    Hughes was very close to his sister Olwyn. After Plath's suicide in 1963 Olwyn... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 126110

  49. A Solstice.
    HUGHES, Ted. A Solstice.

    Knotting, Bedfordshire : 1978

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister in the month after its publication on the title page, "For Olwyn, with love from Ted, August 1978". This copy is number 140 of 350 copies, of which only the first 100 were to be signed by the poet; this copy is, however, also signed on the limitation page. There... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 126111

  50. A Crow Hymn.
    HUGHES, Ted. A Crow Hymn.

    Frensham, Surrey : 1970

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister in the month of its publication on the title page, "To Olwyn, with love from Ted, March 23rd 70". This is one of approximately eight copies that Sagar & Tabor record as being out of series. Otherwise the edition was limited to 100 copies, of which 26 copies were... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 126112

  51. Scapegoats and Rabies.
    HUGHES, Ted. Scapegoats and Rabies.

    London : 1967

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister Olwyn less than a month after its publication on the title page, "With love to Olwyn from Ted May 1st 1967". This is copy C of 26 copies lettered A-Z and signed by the author. A further 380 unsigned copies went on general sale. This copy is from the library of... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 126113

  52. Crow Wakes.
    HUGHES, Ted. Crow Wakes.

    Woodford Green, Essex : 1971

    First edition, first impression, one of around 230 (stated 200) copies. Presentation copy to the author's sister Olwyn Hughes, inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Olwyn love from Ted Sept 20th 1971", with the inscription repeated upside down on the rear endpaper, no doubt by mistake, below Hughes's manuscript addition "author's copy No. 2. Sept... Learn More
    £1,350.00

    Stock Code: 125955

  53. Meet My Folks.
    HUGHES, Ted. Meet My Folks.

    London : 1961

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy of Hughes's first book of children's verse, inscribed by him to his sister Olwyn Hughes, "To Olwyn with love from Ted April 1st, 1961", on the front free endpaper, six days prior to publication. Hughes was very close to his sister Olwyn. After Plath's suicide in 1963 Olwyn helped to bring up their children,... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 125956

  54. Crow.
    HUGHES, Ted. Crow.

    London : 1970

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author to his sister Olwyn Hughes, inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Olwyn with lots of love from Ted 30th Sept 70", surrounded by a hand-drawn long-tailed lizard upon a leaf. The inscription precedes the book's publication on the 12 October 1970 by a couple of weeks. Mostly written... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 125957

  55. Wodwo.
    HUGHES, Ted. Wodwo.

    New York : 1967

    First US edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister Olwyn Hughes on the front free endpaper: "To Olwyn with love Xmas 1967 from Ted". The UK edition had been published earlier that year, with the text slightly revised for the American edition. Hughes was very close to his sister Olwyn. After Plath's suicide in... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 125960

  56. [Seven titles from the Cameo Series:]
    UNWIN, T. Fisher (pub.); WATSON, William; Frédéric Mistral; A. Mary F. Robinson; Robert Burns; Katherine Tynan; & José Echegaray. [Seven titles from the Cameo Series:]

    London : 1890-95

    The publisher's retained first copies of the rare deluxe japon issue of seven titles in Unwin's Cameo Series, each copy number 1 of 30 numbered copies only printed on japon vellum, three signed by the publisher on the colophon; all from the personal library of Thomas Fisher Unwin (1848-1935).

    Unwin's Cameo series of poetry was a distinctively... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 125995

  57. Wodwo.
    HUGHES, Ted. Wodwo.

    London : 1967

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author to his sister Olwyn Hughes, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Olwyn with love from Ted 21st April 1967". The inscription preceded the publication of the book, on 18 May 1967, by a month. Sagor and Tabor cite another copy inscribed to Hughes's brother Gerald on 27 April. Hughes... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 125852

  58. Gaudete.
    HUGHES, Ted. Gaudete.

    London : 1977

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to the author's sister Olwyn Hughes, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Olwyn much love from Ted 22nd April 77". Hughes was very close to his sister Olwyn. After Plath's suicide in 1963 Olwyn helped to bring up their children, became her brother's literary agent, established the Rainbow Press... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 125889

  59. Moon-Bells and Other Poems.
    HUGHES, Ted. Moon-Bells and Other Poems.

    London : 1978

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Olwyn, lots of love from Ted Feb. 1978". Hughes was very close to his sister Olwyn. After Plath's suicide in 1963 Olwyn helped to bring up their children, became her brother's literary agent, established the Rainbow Press with Ted in 1971 to... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 125892

  60. Flowers and Insects
    HUGHES, Ted. Flowers and Insects

    London : 1986

    First UK edition, first impression. Presentation copy to the author's sister Olwyn Hughes, inscribed on the half-title "For Olwyn - love from Ted November 1986". The American edition had been published in September 1986, the UK edition in October. Hughes was very close to his sister Olwyn. After Plath's suicide in 1963 Olwyn helped to bring up their... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 125893

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