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HUGHES, Ted. Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being.
London : 1992First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to the author's sister Olwyn Hughes, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Olwyn love Ted 9th March 1992". The inscription precedes the book's publication date, on 13 April 1992, by a month. Hughes was very close to his sister Olwyn. After Plath's suicide in 1963 Olwyn helped to bring up their... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 125908
HUGHES, Ted. Orts.
London : 1978First edition, signed limited issue, number 161 of 200 copies signed by the author. This copy is from the library of Frieda Hughes, daughter of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, though unmarked as such. "Orts" is a Middle English word meaning scraps or leftovers. Many of the poems in this collection were left over from the unpublished Lumb's Remains, which... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 125734
HUGHES, Ted. What is the Truth? [Together with:] A March Calf.
London : 1995First editions, first impressions, paperback issues. Dedication copies, both inscribed on the front free endpaper to the author's sister Olwyn Hughes: "For Olwyn with love Ted October 1995". Olwyn and Gerald, Hughes's brother, shared the dedication of the four Animal Poems books, with these two books being vols. II and III. Hughes was very close to... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 125811
KIPLING, Rudyard. Poems 1886-1929.
New York : 1930First and signed limited US edition, number 232 of 525 sets, volume I signed by the author; 12 presentation sets were also issued. This is of the finest editions of Kipling's verse, handsomely printed on handmade paper. Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 125430
GRAVES, Robert. Goliath and David.
London : First and sole edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the verso of the front wrapper, "Ian Hope Simpson, Robert Graves, 1925". John Barclay (Ian) Hope Simpson (1905-1989) was the son of Sir John Hope Simpson, British Liberal politician and author of the first global history of the modern refugee. In the year this work was inscribed, Robert... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 125368
GRAVES, Robert. Treasure Box.
London : First and sole edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the verso of the front wrapper, "Ian Hope Simpson, Robert Graves, 1925". John Barclay (Ian) Hope Simpson (1905-1989) was the son of Sir John Hope Simpson, British Liberal politician and author of the first global history of the modern refugee. In the year this work was inscribed, Robert... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 125375
POETRY ANTHOLOGY - THOMAS, Dylan; W. H. Auden; Archibald Macleish; Louis Macneice; Marianne Moore; Frederic Prokosch; Stephen Spender; Wallace Stevens, et al. New Poems 1942.
Mount Vernon, NY : 1942First edition, signed limited issue, one of 59 copies signed by the contributing poets, namely: Conrad Aiken, Kenneth Allott, W. H. Auden, George Barker, John Peale Bishop, R. P. Blackmur, Hugh Chisholm, Gene Derwood, Richard Eberhart, William Empson, Jean Garrigue, Horace Gregory, Alfred Hayes, Ruth Herschberger, Randall Jarrell, Robinson Jeffers,... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 125112
BLUNT, Wilfrid Scawen. A New Pilgrimage,
London : 1889First edition, number 15 of 50 large paper copies signed by the printer. The bookplate of H. Bradley Martin, one of the greatest book collectors of the 20th century, is on the front pastedown.
Stock Code: 124872
POUND, Ezra. The Pisan Cantos.
New York : 1948First edition, first printing, inscribed twice by the author on the front free endpaper: "Eileen from Ezra full benedictions S. Liz 1949", and with his subsequent inscription, "having been forgot returned and re returned repeat 'benedictions' June 58". A superb relic from the St Elizabeth years: the recipient was Eileen Lane Kinney, a member of the... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 124333
ATWOOD, Margaret. The Circle Game.
Toronto : 1966First edition, signed by the author on the title page, one of 200 copies issued in wrappers aside from a "Library edition" of 50 hardback copies. The Circle Game was Atwood's first regularly published book, following only a self-published poetry collection Double Persephone in 1961. It won her the first of her many awards, the Governor-General's Award.... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 124183
SNYDER, Gary. Riprap.
Ashland, MA : 1959First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the title page, one of 500 unnumbered copies of the author's first book, a collection of poems drawing on his experiences as a forest lookout in Yosemite. Gary Snyder (b. 1930) is a leading American poet and environmentalist associated with the Beat Movement. He was described by Murray Bookchin... Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 123962
BETJEMAN, John. Continual Dew.
London : 1937First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, with an autograph Christmas card signed by Betjeman in English and Gaelic loosely inserted. A lovely association copy owned by the Irish architectural historian, writer and poet Maurice Craig (1919-2011), with his bookplate to the front pastedown and ownership inscription,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 123743
BIDERMANAS, Izis (illus.); CHARLET, Gaston. G. Les Yeux de L'Ame.
Paris : First and limited edition, number 289 of 300 copies issued. Presentation copy, inscribed by the photographer on the front cover of the title bifolium, "a Jeanine et Pierre, ces images de Paris et da Limousin, cordialement I. Bidermanas, 24-XII-1950". Les Yeux de L'Ame is Bidermanas's first published work. His popular Paris des rêves, which followed... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 123836
HARRISON, Tony. Continuous.
London : 1981Signed limited edition, number 6 of 100 copies signed by the author. This copy with the four page order form for the work laid in. The poems in this collection were described in the Poetry Review as, "among the most important poems of our times". Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 123666
HARRISON, Tony. The Mother of the Muses.
London : 1989First and signed limited edition, copy N of 26 lettered copies bound in quarter morocco and signed by the author; a further 100 copies were numbered but unsigned and issued in limp wrappers.
Stock Code: 123693
MAGRITTE, René (illus.); MESENS, E. L. T. Poèmes 1923-1958.
Paris : 1959Limited edition, inscribed by the author for the surrealist book collector John Lyle, the author's inscription "To John Lyle" repeatedly down the page in different pens, number 432 of 1,050 copies.
A loose printed page from an unknown source is laid-in. On one side there is a French-English parallel text of Mesens's Poem from Complete Woman,... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 123629
PENROSE, Roland. The Road is Wider Than Long.
London : 1939First and limited edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to French actor and writer Jacques B. Brunius (1906-1967) on the half-title, "à Brunius mon ami, Roland Penrose", number 137 of 510 copies. Penrose visited the Balkans with Lee Miller in 1938 and recorded the tour in this photographic diary, the first work in the Series of Surrealist... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 123648
HARRISON, Tony. V.
Newcastle upon Tyne : 1985First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the half-title, dated 17 December 1986. Harrison's long poem V. was written after he visited his parents' grave in the cemetery on Beeston Hill, Leeds, to find that it had been graffitied. Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 123109
FROST, Robert. A Boy's Will.
London : 1913First edition of Frost's first published book, inscribed by Frost on the blank facing the first printed poem with the then-unpublished 12-line poem "The Same Leaves" written out, signed, and addressed "For Martha Shanner, July 1927". Frost has also signed both the front cover and the title page, both retrospectively dated May 1913. The copy is accompanied... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 122696
SMITH, Clark Ashton. Nero and Other Poems.
Lakeport, CA : 1937First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, this copy is inscribed by the author to "Claire P. Beck, with the kindest regards and best wishes of Clark Ashton Smith, Auburn, Cal., May 8th, 1938", here with the rare glassine jacket intact, one of 250 copies printed. Tipped-in at the rear is a three-page printing of David Warren Ryder's "The Price... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 122426
GOLL, Yvan; BRAUNER, Victor (illus.) Le Char triomphal de l'antimoine.
Paris : 1949First and limited edition, pre-publication presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title, "à Adolphe de Milly avec mon trés amical souvenir, Yvan Goll, Paris 11 avril 1949"; number 90 of 300 copies on Rives (from a total edition of 333). The colophon notes that "cet ouvrage a été achevé d'imprimeur le 15 Mai 1949". The recipient was a French-born... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 122170
CARMAN, Bliss; & Richard Hovey. More Songs From Vagabondia.
Boston : 1896First edition, one of 60 large paper copies, inscribed and signed by Carman with the 8-line poem "Daisies" (also printed on page 13) written out on the half title, and additionally signed or initialled by Carman no less than 26 times in the text (conceivably marking out the poems of which he, rather than Hovey, was author). Carman has also signed the... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 122231
STEADMAN, Ralph, and others. Steam Press Portfolio No. 3.
London : 1976First and signed limited edition, number 21 of 50 copies. This portfolio comprises of seven broadsides, each individually numbered and signed by Steadman and the relevant poet: Fleur Adcock, Bill Butler, Jane Deverson, David Harsent, Adrian Henri, Roger McGough, and Douglas Mellor. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 122069
HEALY, Dermot. [Works.]
Old Castle : 1992-98-2001-10First editions, first impressions, presentation copies. Each copy is inscribed by the author on the title page to book collector Philip Murray. The Ballyconnel Colours is also signed by McSweeney and contains a postcard from Dermot Healy to Murray tipped-in, "Am at the address below for a few weeks, Dermot Healy x Did not know in time to let you know."
... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 122110
GRAVES, Robert. Whipperginny.
London : 1923First edition, first impression, rare presentation copy inscribed "Edith Sitwell from Robert Graves and good luck! 1923" on the front free endpaper. Edith Sitwell (1887-1964) and her brothers Osbert and Sacheverell were at the time the darlings of the London literary scene. She was a friend of Graves in the 1920s and visited him in Islip. She admired... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 119069
FAULKNER, William. The Marble Faun.
Boston : 1924First edition, sole printing, presentation copy of Faulkner's first book. This copy has been inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Dink Cearley from Bill Faulkner" and also signed and dated 31 December 1924 on the title page. C. L. ("Dink") Cearley was in 1924 the 19-year-old son of Abb W. Cearley (69 years old, married at age 36) and Mollie Cearley.... Learn More£57,500.00
Stock Code: 118733
HEANEY, Seamus. The Door Stands Open.
Dublin : 2005First edition, signed limited issue, number 94 of 275 copies signed by the author, printed on blue and grey handmade paper, 25 of which were not for sale; a further 60 copies were issued in a glass slipcase, ten of which were not for sale. Published to commemorate the death of the Nobel Prize winning poet Czeslaw Milosz on 14 August 2004, this work... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 118300
HEANEY, Seamus. Sweeney Astray.
Derry : 1983First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page, "Seamus Heaney, August 1993". Sweeney Astray is the Nobel laureate's modern English translation from the ancient Irish Buile Shuibhne. From the collection of Dr. Peadar Mac Maghnais, a Dublin based doctor and acquaintance of Heaney's from their attendance of the Cumann Merriman... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 118227
DIEGO, José de. Pomarrosas.
Barcelona : 1904First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the photographic portrait plate, "Al Sr. Paul Osgood Hardy, en homenaje da simpatia, José de Diego, San Juan - P.R. Enero 2 de 1914" (2 January 1914). The recipient, Osgood Paul Hardy (1889-1955), was a Californian explorer and author of several studies of the Incas and Peru; he served as interpreter... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 118072
NICHOLS, Robert. Ardours and Endurances
New York : First US edition, first printing, fulsomely inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper with an eight-line poetic quotation from "The Full Heart" (printed p. 65). From the library of Lois Walcott Kellogg (1894-1944), wealthy heiress to the Charles P. Kellogg manufacturing fortune through her mother Emma Lois Kellogg, and daughter of Supreme Court... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 117876
CLOUGH, Arthur Hugh. Poems.
Cambridge : 1862First edition thus, presentation copy, inscribed by the author's wife (Blanche Mary Clough, née Shore-Smith), on the half-title, "With Mrs. Clough's kind regards". With an additional inscription by its recipient below noting the date of its receipt, "Rec. 6th August 1862, sent to me at Chew Magna, C. L. Rose". This posthumous memorial issue (Clough... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 117878
MCGONAGALL, Sir William Topaz, Poet, Knight of the White Elephant, Burmah. Beautiful Oban.
Edinburgh, No. 21 Lothian Street : [1894-1902]Very scarce broadside poem by the "World's Worst Poet", William McGonagall (1825-1902), signed at the head, "Sir. Wm. Topaz. McGonagall. Poet". Gord Bambrick in "The Real McGonagall" acknowledges that "William McGonagall is best known as the world's worst poet. His unique style of versification breaks the laws of rhythm, rhyme and common sense in a... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 117956
BROWN, Forman. Spider Kin.
Chicago : 1929First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author, "For Mr and Mrs Parker - a very meager recognition of all their kindness - Forman Brown" on the front free endpaper. The cloth issue with the illustrated jacket precedes the wrappered version, which was issued with a jacket retrospectively advertising this cloth issue and its... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 117759
TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord; JONES, Alred Garth (illus.) In Memoriam.
London : 1901First edition illustrated by Jones, signed limited issue, number 93 of 100 copies, signed and numbered by the illustrator, and printed on "O.W." paper. Alfred Garth Jones was a popular illustrator known in France and the US as much as in the UK whose work was used in several notable publications, including works by H. G. Wells, John Milton and Arthur... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 117156
HEANEY, Seamus; Max Neumann (illus.) Audenesque.
Paris : 1998First edition, number 90 of 100 copies signed by Heaney and Neumann, of Heaney's poem dedicated to the memory of poet Joseph Brodsky (who had died in 1996), using "Wystan Auden's metric feet" and composed on W. B. Yeats's anniversary. The whole edition was 120 copies, all on velin d'arches, with 20 copies lettered and hors commerce. The poem was first... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 117019
ELIOT, T. S. - CATTAUI, Georges. La Terre visitée.
Paris : 1945First and limited edition, number 1,167 of 1,240 copies. Presentation copy to T. S. Eliot, inscribed by the author on half-title, "A T. S. Eliot avec l'admiration constante de Georges Cattaui". In 1936 Cattaui translated "Journey of the Magi" and "The Hollow Men" for publication in Mesures and was in correspondence with Eliot during this process. In... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 116647
LONGLEY, Michael. Love Poet, Carpenter.
London : 2009Signed limited edition, number 115 of 195 copies signed by 59 contributors on inserted Fabriano Artistico rear endpapers. This copy is additionally signed by Longley himself.
Love Poet, Carpenter is an anthology containing work by Simon Armitage, Kevin Crossley-Holland, Eamon Duffy, Seamus Heaney, Andrew Motion, and many others, celebrating the... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 116326
GIBSON, Wilfrid. Challenge.
London : 1942First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by author on the half-title, "To Stephen Gwynn from Wilfrid Gibson". It is likely that the recipient was the Irish journalist, politician, and poet Stephen Lucius Gwynn (1864-1950). This collection features poems inspired by the First World War, in which both men fought. Challenge is an example... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 116364
LINDSAY, [Nicholas] Vachel. Group of three inscribed works.
New York : 1914-1920First editions, except The Chinese Nightingale, 1919 (first published 1917). Uniformly bound for Thomas Rénaud Rutter, and each signed and inscribed by Lindsay on the first blanks: the first to Renaud's mother, Mrs. Louise Warren Rutter, with her bookplate to verso of the front free endpaper facing; the second with "My most fraternal good wishes to... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 115267
BLAKE, William. The Book of Los.
Clairvaux : 1976First edition thus, copy II of 32 copies bound in full morocco with an original guide sheet, stencil and copperplate, and a set of extra plates showing progressive stages of the collotype and hand-stencil process, from a total edition of 538 copies, printed on Arches pure rag paper made to match the paper used by Blake. Blake scholar Geoffrey Keynes... Learn More£1,275.00
Stock Code: 115051
BACON, Francis - COUTURIER, Michel, & Robert Groborne. Constante parité.
Paris : 1977First and limited edition, number 312 of 530 copies. Presentation copy to Francis Bacon inscribed by the author and signed by the artist on the title page: "Pour Francis Bacon, en espérant qu'un jour très prochain nous travaillions à quelque chose de moins abstrait sur son œuvre avec l'admiration et l'amitié de Michel Couturier, R. Groborne" (title... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 114971
DERLETH, August. Here on a Darkling Plain.
Philadelphia : 1940First edition, first printing, the publisher's copy inscribed to him by Derleth, "To Bill McElwee, who bears stolidly with me - Cordially, August Derleth", additionally inscribed with three lines of poetry "The lost child / less than the dry leaf that blows / along the walls. May 1940". The recipient was the publisher at Ritten House, William J. McElwee.... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 114741
DERLETH, August. Here on a Darkling Plain.
Philadelphia : 1940First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed with an original poem to the publisher's wife, with the inscription on the front free endpaper reading "To Laura McElwee, Cordially, August Derleth, May 1940" and the poem "The lost child, / less than the dry leaf blown / along the walls". The recipient was the wife of Ritten House publisher... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 114742
WILSON, T. P. Cameron. Magpies in Picardy.
London : 1919First edition, first impression, in the very scarce dust jacket designed by Claude Lovat Fraser. A poignant copy, with a laid-in note inscribed by Wilson's bereaved parents in pencil to the Vicar of Tunbridge Wells: "Rev: J. F. A. Wicksteed with all good wishes from A. F. & T. Cameron Wilson, Paignton". The poet, Captain Theodore Percival Cameron Wilson... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 114792
STEADMAN, Ralph, & others. Steam Press Portfolio No. 2.
London : 1974First edition, number 17 of 50 copies, with each broadside numbered and signed by Steadman, and with each poem signed by the respective authors (Alan Stillitoe, Lawrence Durrell, Lyman Andrews, Asa Benveniste, Sylvia Plath, and Ruth Fainlight), except for Plath's. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 113954
LONGLEY, Michael. Poems.
Edinburgh : 1985First edition, first impression, case-bound issue. Inscribed by the author "For Phil Murray, warmest regard, Michael Longley, Sligo 85" on the title page. Poems was also issued in paper wrappers. Dr Philip Murray is an Irish bibliophile and author The Adventures of a Book Collector (2011). Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 113526
MERRILL, James. Yannina.
New York : 1973First edition, signed limited issue. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Love to Uma, from Jamie - v. 73". This is an out of series copy, signed by the author and marked "hors commerce". The edition consisted of 26 copies not for sale lettered A to Z, and 100 copies signed and numbered by the author. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 111572
KIPLING, Rudyard. Poems 1886 to 1929.
New York : 1930First and signed limited US edition, number 98 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. It was first published in the UK the previous year. Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 111335
MURPHY, Richard. The Woman of the House: An Elegy.
Dublin : 1959First and limited edition, one of 250 copies. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the title page: "For Darrel Simmons with best wishes Richard Murphy, 14 April 1977 at Chicago"; and with an authorial correction at page 10, changing the line "While the mist came down like chronic catarrh" to "Under leaky thatch listening to seabirds". An... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 110120
GRAVES, Robert. Goliath and David.
London : First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by Graves's father on behalf of the author to Henry Newbolt (1862-1938), the English poet and writer, on the title page: "Sir Henry Newbolt, from his admirer the author, via his father Alfred Perceval Graves. March 9th, 1917. Captain, 3rd Batt., Royal Welch Fusiliers". This copy, sent at... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 109934
FORD, Charles Henri (ed.) View.
New York : 1940-7A complete set, one volume inscribed by Ford, of first printings of the remarkable American literary and art magazine published by artist and writer Charles Henri Ford and writer and film critic Parker Tyler. View covered the contemporary avant-garde and Surrealist scene, and was published quarterly as finances permitted. The roster of prestigious contributors,... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 109741
WILBUR, Richard. The Beautiful Changes and other poems.
New York : 1947First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Merry Christmas to RAB. Hope you like them. Dick Wilbur, 1947." This is the author's first book of poetry. Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 109772
TODD, Ruthven. The Acreage of the Heart.
Glasgow : 1944First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed in Todd's neat hand in brown ink on the front free endpaper: "for Dunstan with love from Ruthven. 21: i (?): 1945"; and below this a holograph poem in two 6-line stanzas, beginning: "A moth caught in the electric flash/ of Europe's dynamos run out of hand". The recipient is... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 109637
KERR, Mark. The Destroyer, and A Cargo of Notions.
London : 1909First edition, first impression, signed by Kerr in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, of this collection of naval poetry. Admiral Mark Edward Frederic Kerr CB, CVO (1864-1944) was, at the time of publication, commander of the H.M.S. Invincible. He acted in the First World War as both a Royal Navy and a Royal Air Force officer, being... Learn More£95.00
Stock Code: 109644
MILOSZ, Czeslaw. Wiersze.
Cracow : 1993First edition of this collection of the Nobel Literature Prize-winner's verse. Presentation set, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper of each volume: "To J. A. C. Greppin, Czeslaw Milosz"; and with the recipient's neat ownership stamp at the foot of the page, which reveals that he was part of the Program of Linguistics at Cleveland State... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 107948