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  1. The Pledge of Friendship:
    HOOD, Thomas (ed.) The Pledge of Friendship:

    London : [1825]

    First edition of this gift book, which includes many works by Lord Byron, the abolitionist John Bicknell and extracts from contemporary travel books, such as "A Coffee House at Sarabuse described". Completing the work is an illustrated memoranda for 1826, listing important events which took place on certain days in each month. The Pledge of Friendship... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 123843

  2. The Fall of America.
    GINSBERG, Allen. The Fall of America.

    San Francisco : 1972

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscrutably inscribed on the title page, "Feb 4, 1973, Allen - Bold Tattle, What?! We'll all live to see what it means, happily! Allen Ginsberg". The title page also has the ownership inscription of the recipient, Allen de Zouch. The Fall of America was published as number 30 in City Lights's Pocket Poets... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 143357

  3. Stikhotvoreniia [Poems].
    NEKRASOV, Nikolai Alekseevich. Stikhotvoreniia [Poems].

    [St Petersburg : 1879

    First complete collected edition of the poems of Nekrasov, published the year after his death. At his funeral, Dostoevsky hailed him as "the greatest Russian poet since Pushkin and Lermontov". "Nekrasov did not succeed in creating a school of his own: no 'peasant' poets came in his wake. But he, more than any other Russian poet, made his contemporaries... Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 129724

  4. Collection of three Steam Press Broadsides, Numbers 1, 2, and 3.
    STEADMAN, Ralph. Collection of three Steam Press Broadsides, Numbers 1, 2, and 3.

    London : 1970

    First editions, of the first three Steam Press Broadsides, each one of 50 copies signed by their respective authors. Each broadside was illustrated, designed, and printed by Ralph Steadman.

    Consisting of:

    i) Jane Deverson, A Silly Thing To Do. London: Steam Press, 1970. Number 36 of 50 copies signed by the author.

    ii) Stephen Spender,... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 145626

  5. Lyrics from Sappho.
    SAPPHO - SALTER, Mary Turner. Lyrics from Sappho.

    New York : 1909

    First edition of this musical rendition of Sappho's poetry, the words taken from Bliss Carman's 1904 translation Sappho One Hundred Lyrics and set to music by the soprano and composer Mary Elizabeth Turner Salter (1856-1938). Turner was one of the founding members of the American Society of Women Composers.

    Lyrics from Sappho is a typical example... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 132586

  6. Epithalamion and Amoretti.
    SPENSER, Edmund. Epithalamion and Amoretti.

    London : 1903

    First edition thus, number 198 of 250 copies finely printed by Bumpus of Spenser's poems of love and marriage, attractively illustrated with etchings. This fine press edition in the publisher's deluxe binding is quite scarce.

    There were also copies bound in cloth and vellum, and an additional 14 copies printed on vellum which were intended for... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 145497

  7. The Summer Cloud.
    NOGUCHI, Yone. The Summer Cloud.

    Tokyo : 1906

    First edition, first printing, of this collection of poems by the first Japanese-born writer to publish poetry in English, with an introduction by the English and Canadian poets Richard Le Gallienne and Bliss Carman. This is a remarkably well-preserved copy of an uncommon book.

    The poet and critic Yone Noguchi (1875-1947) moved to San Francisco,... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 145047

  8. Eleven Poems.
    HEANEY, Seamus. Eleven Poems.

    Belfast : [1965]

    First edition, second issue (with the ten-point sun symbol), of Heaney's rare first published work, with the notice for his "first book of poems, Death of a Naturalist" to be published in Spring 1966.

    Jamison was instrumental in putting on the event that brought Heaney, Longley, and Hammond together on the stage to perform their poems and songs... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 145480

  9. Beowulf.
    HEANEY, Seamus (trans.) Beowulf.

    London : 1999

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 93 of 325 copies signed by the author, of which 300 were for sale. Heaney's translation of the epic poem Beowulf won the 1999 Whitbread Book of the Year award. This limited edition contains a facsimile of the opening page of the only surviving manuscript of Beowulf, which is currently housed in the British... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 144895

  10. Poems Selected from the Hesperides.
    HERRICK, Robert. Poems Selected from the Hesperides.

    New York : 1903

    First edition thus, one of 260 copies only, printed on Mayday 1903. This finely produced edition of Herrick's poems features striking woodcuts designed by the co-runner of the Elston Press Helen Marguerite O'Kane. Her designs "complement Hesperides beautifully and reflect the qualities of equanimity, sweetness, delicacy, and youthful idyllic enjoyment... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 144713

  11. The Fairy Family.
    BURNE-JONES, Edward (illus.); MacLAREN, Archibald. The Fairy Family.

    London : 1857

    First edition, in an attractive custom binding in notably bright condition. This work features Edward Burne-Jones's first book illustrations, done while still at Oxford and published anonymously at his own request. This copy appears to have been bound for the liberal politician and medieval scholar Allan Heywood Bright (1862-1941) with his and his brother's... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 142951

  12. The Beauties of English Poesy.
    GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Beauties of English Poesy.

    London : 1767

    First edition, complete with the half-titles and contents leaves in both volumes. This is a particularly nice copy, in a handsome unrestored contemporary binding, of this scarce anthology of English poetry selected by Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774), published the year after The Vicar of Wakefield.

    The selection includes such near-contemporary... Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 143778

  13. Poems by the Way.
    KELMSCOTT PRESS: MORRIS, William. Poems by the Way.

    Hammersmith : 1891

    First edition, a superb presentation copy to Georgiana Burne-Jones, inscribed by the author on the initial blank "to Georgie from WM Oct: 22nd 1891".

    Georgiana Burne-Jones met Morris through her friendship with, and eventual engagement to, Edward Burne Jones. The pair spent summer holidays with William and Jane Morris at Red House, and worked... Learn More
    £6,750.00

    Stock Code: 145199

  14. A Look Round the Estate:
    AMIS, Kingsley. A Look Round the Estate:

    London : 1967

    First edition, first impression, inscribed on the front free endpaper to fellow author and bibliophile "John Baxter, from Kingsley Amis, drinking at a quiet pace".

    The recipient John Baxter was also a science fiction novelist, alongside publishing many non-fiction works on science fiction in film, in a writing career spanning over half a century.... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 142957

  15. Travellers' Verse.
    BAWDEN, Edward, illus.; M. G. Lloyd Thomas (ed.) Travellers' Verse.

    London : 1946

    First edition, first impression, signed by Bawden on the top forecorner of the front free endpaper (suggestive, though not definitely so, of an ownership inscription). This anthology of travellers' verse from across the centuries, attractively illustrated with lithographs by Bawden, was part of the New Excursions Into English Poetry series (general... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 143690

  16. The Waste Land.
    ELIOT, T. S. The Waste Land.

    New York : 1922

    First edition in book form, first printing, first issue with all the points, number 325 of 1,000 copies. The Waste Land - arguably the most significant poem of the 20th century - was first published in The Criterion magazine earlier that year; this marks its first separate publication.

    With all of Gallup's three requisite points indicative of... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 145211

  17. Maud,
    TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord. Maud,

    London : 1855

    First edition of Tennyson's first published collection following his appointment as Poet Laureate in 1850. This volume is also notable as the first trade issue of The Charge of the Light Brigade, which had been printed privately as a separate issue poem in an edition of 1,000 earlier the same year for soldiers fighting in the Crimea. Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 145233

  18. Broadsides.
    YEATS, W. B. Broadsides.

    Dublin : 1935

    First collected edition, signed by Yeats and by F. R. Higgens at the end of the introduction as issued. The twelve broadsides included in the volume were issued monthly during 1935, each printed in an edition of 300, with 100 remaining sets bound up and issued in this form in December 1935. Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 144463

  19. Restoration Love Songs.
    HADFIELD, John (ed.) Restoration Love Songs.

    Preston : 1950

    First edition, first impression, number 248 of 660 copies only. This anthology of Restoration poetry was compiled by John Hadfield, the founder of the Cupid Press, and is the second instalment in his triptych, the other two being Georgian-, and Elizabethan Love Songs. Originally issued in marbled boards, this copy is in an elegant Sangorski & Sutcliffe... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 144622

  20. A Diversity of Creatures.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. A Diversity of Creatures.

    London : 1917

    First edition, first impression, first issue, with the publisher's name to foot of spine measuring 28 mm in length (shorter on later issues), of this collection of 14 poems and 14 stories by Kipling, some of which had already been published in periodicals.

    A Diversity of Creatures "was scheduled for publication in October 1914, but this was put... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 144624

  21. The Poetical Works.
    POE, Edgar Allan. The Poetical Works.

    London : 1853

    First UK collected edition, and the first separately-published collected edition of Poe's poetry (Poe's collected works of prose and poetry were published in three volumes in the US the same year). The volume includes an introductory essay and biography of Poe by James Hannay, who dedicated the edition to Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 144453

  22. Gnaoua.
    COHEN, Ira (ed.) Gnaoua.

    Tangier : 1964

    First and only issue of this legendary literary magazine, and an exceptionally vivid copy.

    Gnaoua was edited and published by the poet, photographer, and filmmaker Ira Cohen. Reflecting the expatriate Beat community in Tangier to which Cohen had moved three years prior, Gnaoua features contributions from William Burroughs, Ian Sommerville, Brion... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 144603

  23. [Collection of nine volumes of poetry:]
    GRAVES, Robert. [Collection of nine volumes of poetry:]

    London : 1938-72

    First editions, first impressions. An excellent collection of Graves's verse, spanning a period of several decades. Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 109052

  24. Severn & Somme.
    GURNEY, Ivor. Severn & Somme.

    London : 1917

    First edition, first impression, of the author's first book, scarce in commerce. This copy with the pencil ownership inscription of fellow poet Charles Dalmon to the verso of the half-title and pencil marks to contents. Severn & Somme is one of only two works published in Gurney's lifetime, the second one being War's Embers (1919).

    The present... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 144916

  25. War's Embers.
    GURNEY, Ivor. War's Embers.

    London : 1919

    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the dedicatee on the half-title "Muriel Osborn. From Marion Scott". This second and last volume to be published during Gurney's lifetime, after Severn and Somme (1917), is a wonderful association copy and an uncommon find.

    Marion Margaret Scott (1877-1953) was a pioneering music critic, musicologist,... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 144912

  26. Les plaisirs et les jours.
    PROUST, Marcel. Les plaisirs et les jours.

    Paris : 1896

    First edition, first printing, of the first book published by Proust before his rise to stardom, in an attractive art déco binding by the French bookbinder Max Fonsèque (1891-1965), and superbly illustrated by the society-painter Madeleine Lemaire (1845-1928).

    Some of the poems and short stories in this work had appeared in print from 1892... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 144631

  27. Twenty-Five Poems.
    THOMAS, Dylan. Twenty-Five Poems.

    London : 1936

    First edition, first impression. One of 730 copies printed of Thomas's landmark collection, publishing the poems of "this young Welsh poet" who "has, during the last two years, attracted an unusual amount of attention with his Dionysiac verse" (jacket blurb). Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 144346

  28. Faust.
    GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von. Faust.

    Paris : 1828

    First edition of Gérard de Nerval's translation of Faust, subsequently used by Berlioz for his La Damnation de Faust. This is one of Nerval's earliest works, which he translated when still in his early twenties, and helped to establish his reputation. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 144339

  29. 144629
    CLARE, John. The Rural Muse.

    London : 1835

    First edition, first impression, of Clare's final collection, which is rare in the original cloth. It includes some of Clare's best-known poems such as "The Skylark" and "The Yellowhammer's Nest". Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 144629

  30. Poems 1914-1927.
    GRAVES, Robert. Poems 1914-1927.

    London : 1927

    First edition, signed limited issue. Number 3 of 115 copies signed by the author, of which 100 were for sale. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 119554

  31. The Redeemer.
    SASSOON, Siegfried. The Redeemer.

    Cambridge : May 1916

    First separate edition of this early anti-war poem.

    The first of the three very scarce Sassoon numbers in the seven Reprints from the Cambridge Magazine series, Keynes noted that these reprints were produced "mostly commemorating the sacrifice made by the young men killed in the First World War production was arranged by A. T. Bartholomew and... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 144730

  32. Extempore Memorial.
    ROWSE, A. L. Extempore Memorial.

    [Oxford : 1933]

    Rare first and sole edition. A touching elegy for Charles Henderson (1900-1933), fellow historian and Cornishman, privately printed following his sudden death in Rome. In 1935 Rowse co-edited with Henderson's wife, Isobel Munro, Henderson's Essays in Cornish History (1935). An online search of institutional libraries cites copies at just five locations:... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140179

  33. Poems on the Underground.
    HEANEY, Seamus. Poems on the Underground.

    London : 2011

    First edition, first printing, signed by Seamus Heaney on the front cover. Poems on the Underground is a scheme launched in 1986, showcasing a range of poetry on London Underground carriages, from classics to contemporary works. This leaflet was produced and distributed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the scheme; Heaney's poem "Colmcille the Scribe"... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 142600

  34. The Colossus & Other Poems.
    PLATH, Sylvia. The Colossus & Other Poems.

    New York : 1962

    First US edition, first printing, in exceptionally nice condition, of Plath's first and only collection of poetry issued during her lifetime. It was first published in the UK in 1960. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 144897

  35. Cruelty.
    AI. Cruelty.

    Boston : 1973

    First edition, first printing, of the author's first book, inscribed by Ai on the half-title "To Bill & Deborah, Love Ai (Florence)". This is a review copy with the publisher's review slip and the original photograph of the author, used on the jacket, loosely inserted.

    "The poet Ai (1947-2010) was noted for her uncompromising poetic vision and... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 144826

  36. A Shropshire Lad.
    HOUSMAN, A. E. A Shropshire Lad.

    London : 1914

    First Riccardi Press edition, number 116 of 1,000 copies on handmade Riccardi Paper; a further 12 copies were printed on vellum. An attractive copy.

    "Though not an instant success, the little volume gradually won a large audience through the universality of its dominant themes (nature, love, war, and death) and the directness of its language... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 142418

  37. Odes Upon Cash, Corn, Catholics, and Other Matters.
    MOORE, Thomas. Odes Upon Cash, Corn, Catholics, and Other Matters.

    London : 1828

    First edition of Moore's collection of satirical odes on political and economic matters, gathered from their original publication in the Times; from the collection of the distinguished book collector Eric Quayle, with his booklabel to front pastedown. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 144921

  38. The Dramatic and Poetical Works.
    BAILLIE, Joanna. The Dramatic and Poetical Works.

    London : 1851

    First edition of Baillie's collected works; a beautifully bound copy in contemporary morocco gilt with a fore edge painting. Published to her specifications shortly before her death on 23 February 1851, Baillie's "great monster book", as she affectionately called it, contains almost her entire oeuvre and runs to more than 800 pages.

    "Few women... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 141973

  39. Faust.
    PASTERNAK, Boris, (trans.); Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Faust.

    [Leningrad] : 1953

    First edition of Pasternak's Russian translation of Goethe's masterpiece, presentation copy inscribed to a close friend and fellow poet, "to one of the most interesting people and the best poets of the present times, Simon Chikovani, with love and devotion, B. Pasternak, 9 February 1954", on the front free endpaper.

    Chikovani (1902-1966) was... Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 132166

  40. Man Does, Woman Is.
    GRAVES, Robert. Man Does, Woman Is.

    London : 1964

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 95 of 175 signed and numbered by the author, this copy further inscribed by the author to noted Irish arts collector and patron Garech de Brún on the front free endpaper: "To Garech 1975 -Luggala- from Professor Robert Graves St John's Coll, Oxford" with de Brún's armorial bookplate to the front pastedown.... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 142715

  41. In Memoriam.
    VALE PRESS: TENNYSON, Alfred Lord. In Memoriam.

    London : 1900

    First Vale Press edition, first impression, one of 320 copies on paper (with a further ten on vellum), and superbly decorated by Ricketts of the Vale Press.

    Charles Ricketts (1866-1931), was an art nouveau designer who founded the Vale Press in 1894. Influenced by both the aesthetic movement and William Morris's designs, his Vale press books... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 144842

  42. Poems.
    VALE PRESS: WORDSWORTH, William. Poems.

    London : [1902]

    First Vale Press edition, first impression.

    Charles Ricketts (1866-1931), was an art nouveau designer who founded the Vale Press in 1894. Influenced by both the aesthetic movement and William Morris's designs, his Vale press books are more classical than medieval in style and "the distinct personal element in those books derives from the woodcut... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 144843

  43. The Poems.
    VALE PRESS: SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Poems.

    London : 1901-02

    First Vale Press edition of Shelley's complete poems, following only a single-volume edition of Lyrical Poetry (1898, limited to 210 copies). The book was decorated and supervised by Charles Ricketts of the Vale Press.

    Charles Ricketts (1866-1931), was an art nouveau designer who founded the Vale Press in 1894. Influenced by both the aesthetic... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 144840

  44. The Poems.
    VALE PRESS: KEATS, John. The Poems.

    London : 1898

    First Vale Press edition, one of 210 unnumbered copies on paper (a further 8 were issued on vellum), and superbly decorated by Ricketts of the Vale Press.

    Charles Ricketts (1866-1931), was an art nouveau designer who founded the Vale Press in 1894. Influenced by both the aesthetic movement and William Morris's designs, his Vale press books are... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 144841

  45. For Remembrance.
    ADCOCK, A. St John. For Remembrance.

    London : 1918

    First edition, first impression, of Adcock's memorial volume, giving biographies and poetical excerpts for 44 "Soldier Poets", 20 of which are portrayed. This book is uncommonly found, especially so in such good condition and with the jacket.

    The dust jacket, which was designed by Eugene Hastain, bears on the front flap an advertisement ("It... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 144555

  46. Some Passages from the Letters of AE to W. B. Yeats.
    YEATS, W. B. Some Passages from the Letters of AE to W. B. Yeats.

    Dublin : 1936

    First edition, first impression; one of 300 copies. Letters to Yeats from his lifelong friend "AE" (Dublin-based mystical poet and painter George Russell: 1867 - 1935), between 1896 and 1932, collected and published in the year after his death. This copy bears some scholarly annotations in pencil. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 83423

  47. As it Was.
    THOMAS, Edward - THOMAS, Helen. As it Was.

    London : 1926 & 1931

    First edition, first impression, of Thomas's tender yet frank memoirs of her life with poet Edward Thomas, in elegant matching bindings.

    Thomas began writing these memoirs in an attempt to lift herself from her depression following the death of her husband Edward Thomas in 1917. Two leaves at pp. 53-6 of As It Was were cancelled prior to publication... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 144490

  48. The Wild Swans at Coole.
    YEATS, W. B. The Wild Swans at Coole.

    Dundrum : 1917

    First and limited edition, one of 400 copies. One of Yeats's major poetry collections, the title was printed by Yeats's sister, Elizabeth Corbet. The collection includes the much-loved title poem, alongside one of his most enduring poems, "An Irish Airman Foresees his Death".

    The Cuala Press, a co-operative business with Lily Yeats, was founded... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 143926

  49. Michael Robartes and the Dancer.
    YEATS, W. B. Michael Robartes and the Dancer.

    Dundrum : 1920

    First edition, first impression, one of 400 copies printed and now very scarce. The significant English composer and co-founder of the original Glastonbury Festivals Rutland Boughton's copy, with his ownership inscription "R. Boughton, Glastonbury" to first blank and matching purple ink stamp to the title page.

    Rutland Boughton (1878-1960) remains... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 143925

  50. A Broadside: No. 3 (New Series).
    CUALA PRESS: YEATS, W. B., & Dorothy Wellesley (eds.) A Broadside: No. 3 (New Series).

    Dublin : March 1937

    First edition, one of 300 copies printed, of this attractive Cuala Press publication. Yeats's "The Three Bushes" was first published just two months prior in The London Mercury.

    The Cuala Press Broadsides were issued monthly, with a bound set of the collected issues published at the end of the year in a smaller edition. The first series ran from... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140544

  51. Poetical Works.
    ARNOLD, Matthew. Poetical Works.

    London : 1910

    Handsomely presented copy of Arnold's complete poems, first published in 1890. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140552

  52. Photographs.
    GINSBERG, Allen. Photographs.

    Altadena : 1990

    First edition, first printing, inscribed copy. From an edition of 5,100 copies, this copy is inscribed by Ginsberg on the title page, "2/17/94, Allen Ginsberg, for Audrey Gaston", and with a large ink drawing across the title page spread featuring his favoured Blakean "Ah, Sunflower" growing under an "Ah" sun and other celestial shapes.

    Ginsberg's... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140264

  53. Poems.
    FIELD, Alice Withrow. Poems.

    London : 1932

    First edition, number 35 of 250 copies only, of this attractively produced and illustrated collection of poems. Alice Withrow Field (1909-1960) was a sex researcher, criminologist, and social scientist, whose seminal work Protection of Women and Children in Soviet Russia was also published in 1932. This edition is now uncommon and has been traced at... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 139595

  54. The War Poets.
    WILLIAMS, Oscar (ed.) The War Poets.

    New York : 1945

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the editor on the day of publication on the front free endpaper, "For Jean Lanslow with love from Oscar Williams - editor - June 19 1945", the inscription continued by the founder of the John Day company: "And from Richard Walsh", and by two contributors, "from Hubert Creekmore" and "from... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 139656

  55. Poems (Two) 1925.
    CUNARD, Nancy. Poems (Two) 1925.

    London : 1930

    First edition, one of 150 copies, this one unnumbered. Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 137307

  56. The End of Elfintown.
    BARLOW, Jane. The End of Elfintown.

    London : 1894

    First edition of this interesting contribution to Victorian fairy literature by Irish-born poet and writer Jane Barlow (1857-1917).

    It is exquisitely illustrated in a Pre-Raphaelite style by Laurence Housman (1865-1959), who also designed the art nouveau cover. Barlow was close friends with fellow Irish poets Katherine Tynan and William Butler... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 135808

  57. Debits and Credits.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Debits and Credits.

    London : 1926

    First edition, first impression, of this collection of 14 stories and 21 poems. While all of the stories were previously published, 19 of the poems are here published for the first time. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 144451

  58. Poems.
    CORNFORD, Frances. Poems.

    Hampstead : [1910]

    First edition, first impression, of Cornford's second book, following the rare Holtbury Idyll (1908), and first poetry collection, including her poem "Youth", later titled "On Rupert Brooke", as well as the notorious "To a Fat Lady Seen from a Train", which became a much anthologized (and parodied) piece.

    Frances Cornford (1886-1960, née Frances... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 144493

  59. The Poetical Works.
    POE, Edgar Allan. The Poetical Works.

    London : 1853

    First edition thus, under the title of "The Poetical Works", published as part of Addey's Illustrated Classics series, this one dedicated to Rossetti. Hannay's collection was seen as the definitive collection of Poe's poetry, and "maintained its popularity for decades". An attractive early illustrated edition; preceded only by Vizetelly's Tales (1852).... Learn More
    £800.00

    Stock Code: 144318

  60. Sixteen Sonnets.
    UPDIKE, John. Sixteen Sonnets.

    Cambridge : 1979

    Signed limited edition, special issue signed and numbered "R" on the limitation page, one of 26 lettered and hard-bound copies, inscribed on the first blank "For Anne Sissman, with admiration and affection, John", and with a typed letter to her, signed by John. From an edition limited to 276 signed copies.

    The recipient, Anne Sissman, was the... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 144315

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