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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. 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" (from the original jacket blurb). Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 142806

  2. The More Deserving Cases.
    GRAVES, Robert. The More Deserving Cases.

    [Marlborough] : 1962

    Signed limited edition, number 590 of 750 copies signed by Graves, one of 350 in buckram. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 142889

  3. Georgian Poetry 1916-1917.
    MARSH, Edward. Georgian Poetry 1916-1917.

    London : 1917

    First edition, first impression, retaining the rare dust jacket, of the third book of Georgian Poetry, including the works of Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves, and John Masefield. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 142626

  4. Oxford Addresses on Poetry.
    GRAVES, Robert. Oxford Addresses on Poetry.

    London : 1962

    First edition, first impression. This book gathers the three annual lectures Graves gave in his first year as Professor of Poetry at Oxford University, as well as another three lectures given to University societies. Learn More
    £65.00

    Stock Code: 142778

  5. John Kemp's Wager.
    GRAVES, Robert. John Kemp's Wager.

    Oxford : 1925

    First edition, first impression, trade issue. John Kemp's Wager was published as the 11th work in the British Drama League Library of Modern British Drama.

    From the library of Charles David Abbott (1900-1961), the University at Buffalo's first director of libraries, and a notable book collector and devotee of British poetry. "Abbott founded the... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 142386

  6. The Poems.
    BLUNDEN, Edmund. The Poems.

    London : 1930

    First edition, first impression. In an attractive contemporary binding of red morocco. Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 86144

  7. A Chosen Light.
    MONTAGUE, John. A Chosen Light.

    Chicago : 1969

    First US edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "for Donal Swift, John Montague, Sherry '78". Originally published in the UK in 1967. Learn More
    £80.00

    Stock Code: 63479

  8. That's All That Matters.
    WILLIAMS, Oscar. That's All That Matters.

    New York : 1945

    First US edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For Roy Fuller/ with all good wishes/ from Oscar Williams/ 1945". Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 48243

  9. Troisième Front.
    MESENS, Édouard Léon Théodore. Troisième Front.

    London : 1944

    First UK edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the half-title "A mon vieil ami Jacques Bernard Brunius, 'Nous avons mis vingt ans trente ans, A vivre avec ingénuité, Force et ingéniosité...' En toute affection, E. L. T. Mesens. 9 Avril 1944". This bilingual publication, with French and English facing texts, is number 8 of 500... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 140447

  10. Paroles.
    PRÉVERT, Jacques. Paroles.

    Paris : 1945 [i.e. 1946]

    First edition, first printing, one of 324 copies on rives paper, Jacques Brunius's copy of one of Prévert's best known collection of poems. They were first published separately in various magazines from around 1930, and were, partially and amateurishly, collected by students from Rheims at the end of the war. The poems were officially gathered in 1945... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 140435

  11. Armenian Exercises and Poetry.
    BYRON, George Gordon Noel, Lord. Armenian Exercises and Poetry.

    Venice : 1870

    First edition of this scarce Byron item, produced at the Armenian monastery on the island of San Lazzaro in Venice and reproducing, with facing English and Armenian text, Byron's letters relating to his sojourn there in 1816, and his own translations of various ancient Armenian texts. Also included are several Byron poems (including "The Destruction... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 125694

  12. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
    BLAKE, William. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.

    Clairvaux : 1960

    First edition thus, deluxe limited issue: copy VIII of 20 deluxe copies with an original guide sheet and stencil, and a set of hand-coloured plates showing progressive stages, as well as colour collotype proofs, from a total edition of 526 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match that used by Blake, with each page watermarked with Blake's monogram.... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 136923

  13. Bright November.
    AMIS, Kingsley. Bright November.

    London : [1947]

    First edition, first-issue binding, presentation copy inscribed in the month of publication "Best wishes from Kingsley Amis, November 1947" on the front free endpaper. Bright November was Amis's first published book.

    The publisher Reginald Ashley Caton (1897-1971) was an elusive one-man publisher who founded The Fortune Press, based at 12 Buckingham... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 139744

  14. Swift Wings. Songs in Sussex.
    NEUBURG, Victor Benjamin. Swift Wings. Songs in Sussex.

    Steyning : 1921

    First edition, number 197 of 550 copies on antique laid paper, a notably fresh example of Neuburg's second book of pagan poetry published at his Vine Press. This copy was presented as a gift with a charmingly poetic inscription on the front free endpaper by his son, Victor Edward Neuburg (1924-1996).

    This selection of Neuburg's poetry follows... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 139457

  15. Tarcissus: The Boy Martyr of Rome,
    ROLFE, Frederick William, Baron Corvo. Tarcissus: The Boy Martyr of Rome,

    [Saffron Walden : 1880

    First edition of the author's first book, a prize rarity in the Corvo corpus, this copy with a richly appropriate provenance: from the libraries of Christopher Millard, A. T. Bartholomew, and Robert Scoble. Only two other copies of this title have appeared at auction in over 35 years, one the Bradley Martin copy in 1990.

    The copy is inscribed... Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 139376

  16. Gaudete.
    HUGHES, Ted. Gaudete.

    London : 1977

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Stephanie and Jimmy, and Michael in good time, with love, from Ted, July 1977". The recipients, Stephanie Bennett and James Mervis, hosted Ted Hughes during the New York blackout in July of that year, which resulted in city-wide looting. Stephanie... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 119994

  17. Tales From Ovid.
    HUGHES, Ted. Tales From Ovid.

    London : 1998

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 155 of 300 copies signed by Ted Hughes on the limitation leaf. This work was the winner of the 1997 Whitbread Book of the Year award. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 135386

  18. The Work and Life of Solon.
    FREEMAN, Kathleen. The Work and Life of Solon.

    Cardiff : 1926

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy of the author's first book, a study of the Athenian statesman and poet Solon, inscribed by the author to her long-term partner, at the very start of their acquaintance, on the front free endpaper, "Lilian M.C. Clopet, from Kathleen Freeman July 14th, 1926". This work, "considered essential reading",... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 142281

  19. Rubaiyat.
    OMAR KHAYYAM; FITZGERALD, Edward. Rubaiyat.

    London : [1911]

    First edition thus, number 79 of 550 copies signed by Francis Sangorski and George Sutcliffe and printed on handmade paper (a further 25 were printed on japon), in a striking binding by Bayntun-Riviere, one of the most lavish editions of the Rubáiyát.

    The prestigious London bindery Sangorski and Sutcliffe made a speciality of fabulous bindings.... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 142428

  20. Poems.
    BERRYMAN, John. Poems.

    Norfolk, CT : 1942

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "to Allan Covici with the best regards of John Berryman Berkeley 1 June '60". The recipient was a California-based writer, librarian, and bookseller based at UC Berkeley.

    Poems was Berryman's first separately published book, preceded only by his inclusion in the... Learn More
    £1,350.00

    Stock Code: 142347

  21. The Appreciation of Poetry.
    PAUL, Eden & Cedar. The Appreciation of Poetry.

    London : 1920

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed to the publisher Stanley Unwin on the front free endpaper: "To Stanley Unwin with the writers' kind wishes. October 30th, 1920." Learn More
    £65.00

    Stock Code: 140810

  22. Poems.
    BERRYMAN, John. Poems.

    Norfolk, CT : 1942

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "to the Wymans w. every good wish this old nothing - John Berryman Ann Arbor March '65".

    Poems was Berryman's first separately published book, preceded only by his inclusion in the collective publication Five Young American Poets in 1940; 2,000 copies were issued,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 142345

  23. Children In Exile.
    FENTON, James. Children In Exile.

    Edinburgh : 1983

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 140846

  24. Celtic Wonder-Tales.
    GONNE, Maud, (illus.); YOUNG, Ella. Celtic Wonder-Tales.

    Dublin : 1910

    First edition, first impression, signed by the illustrator on the title page, and with an original initialled drawing in black ink on the front free endpaper (an expanded version of the ornament printed on p. 20.) Edith Maud Gonne (1866-1953) was one of the boldest figures of the Irish Literary Revival; a suffragette and artist, she remains best known... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 137680

  25. The Winding Stair and other poems.
    YEATS, W. B. The Winding Stair and other poems.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression, of Yeats's follow-up collection to The Tower, containing some of his best, and most difficult, poems, such as "Blood and the Moon", "A Dialogue of Self and Soul", "Vacillation", and, of course, "Byzantium", and thus full of "those images that yet / fresh images beget; / that dolphin-torn, and gong tormented sea". A smaller... Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 119643

  26. The Note-Book.
    BLAKE, William. The Note-Book.

    London : 1935

    First edition thus, number 175 of 650 copies, with the very scarce dust jacket. This fine Nonesuch Press edition constitutes the first printing in facsimile of Blake's famous notebook, known as the "Rossetti Manuscript", after its acquisition by Dante Gabriel Rossetti in 1847. This notebook contained a number of latterly famous shorter poems left unpublished... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 142098

  27. The Golden Hind.
    SPARE, Austin Osman, & Clifford Bax (eds.) The Golden Hind.

    London : April 1924

    First edition, first impression, number 32 of 75 cloth copies signed by both Spare and Bax on the front free endpaper. This copy is from the library of the artist Pickford Robert Waller (18491930), with his bookplate. He was a leading member of the aesthetic movement and a prolific illustrator, producing book designs for Guthrie's Pear Tree Press, and... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 141840

  28. One Hundred Quatrains from the Rubáiyát.
    OMAR KHAYYÁM. One Hundred Quatrains from the Rubáiyát.

    Worcester, Mass. : 1910

    First edition in Japanese, number 31 of 100 copies, and invariably scarce; this a particularly well preserved copy of a fragile publication.

    In his introduction, Hikozo Kikase remarks that his translation was undertaken as the behest of "my friend Mr. F. L. Coes so as to add a new variety to his collection of seven hundred copies of the original... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 141753

  29. Citoyens.
    TRANSTROMER, Tomas. Citoyens.

    Knotting, Bedfordshire : 1974

    First English language edition, copy 100 of 150 copies, printed on Abbey Mills laid paper, this a presentation copy inscribed by Transtromer and additionally signed by the translator Robin Fulton on the colophon.

    Copies numbered 1 to 50 were issued signed by Transtromer; this copy, though a later number, is presented by the poet with a lengthy... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 141215

  30. Poems.
    TENNYSON, Alfred Lord. Poems.

    [London?] : 1862

    First pirated edition of Tennyson's suppressed poems, taken from the Poems, Chiefly Lyrical of 1830 and the Poems of 1833, printed by J. Dykes Campbell and sold by the bookseller John Camden Hotten.

    Tennyson took legal action, obtained an injunction to prevent its sale, and extracted an apology and 100 damages from Hotten. The book was issued... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 130070

  31. Facing Nature.
    UPDIKE, John. Facing Nature.

    New York : 1985

    First edition, first printing, of Updike's seventh collection of poetry. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 128336

  32. Contemporary Techniques of Poetry.
    GRAVES, Robert. Contemporary Techniques of Poetry.

    London : 1925

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 141017

  33. Poems 1930-1933.
    GRAVES, Robert. Poems 1930-1933.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140726

  34. The Guards Came Through.
    DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Guards Came Through.

    London : 1919

    First edition, first impression, of this collection of poetry, comprising largely of poems relating to war. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 140750

  35. Pax Obbligato.
    MARKS, Herbert H. Pax Obbligato.

    London : [1937]

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £60.00

    Stock Code: 140716

  36. Beyond the Disregard.
    PUDNEY, John. Beyond the Disregard.

    London : 1943

    First edition, first impression, of the author's second collection of poetry. Learn More
    £40.00

    Stock Code: 140600

  37. Ronsard.
    WYNDHAM-LEWIS, D. B. Ronsard.

    London : 1946

    First UK edition, third impression, of the author's biography of the French Renaissance poet Pierre de Ronsard (1524-1585). The first edition was published in the US and UK simultaneously, with the first impression appearing in 1944. Learn More
    £25.00

    Stock Code: 140591

  38. Steps.
    GRAVES, Robert. Steps.

    London : 1958

    First edition, first impression of this collection of writings. Learn More
    £60.00

    Stock Code: 140494

  39. Hebrew Melodies; [bound after:] Lara, a Tale.
    BYRON, George Gordon Noel, Lord. Hebrew Melodies; [bound after:] Lara, a Tale.

    London : 1815

    First edition, first issue of Hebrew Melodies, marking the first appearance in print of "She Walks in Beauty", among the most famous poems in the English language. Hebrew Melodies is bound after the fifth edition of Lara, which was first published in 1814. John Murray published Byron's poems in a uniform size, and it was common for contemporary owners... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 131641

  40. The Singing Heart.
    BELBEN, May. The Singing Heart.

    Bournemouth : 1928

    First edition, second impression, signed by the author on front free endpaper verso, "from May Belben, Dec. 1928" and with a note on her own stationery inscribed, "with all good wishes from May Belben" (letterhead Forest Hill, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, Dorset). A charming little volume printed on enamel paper; nature poetry of "simple sentiment" illustrated... Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 141508

  41. Arabian Poems. The Land of Faith.
    JUNG, Sir Nizamat. Arabian Poems. The Land of Faith.

    Hyderabad : 1935

    First edition, no other copy traced. Group of poems on Islamic themes dedicated to Mir Osman Ali Khan Bahadur, Nizam of Hyderabad and Berar - "The Premier Muslim Ruler in India". Sir Nizamat Jung Bahadur (1871-1955)was an Arab-Indian poet, lawyer and bibliophile. In 1887 he became a student at Trinity College Cambridge where he gained a B.A. and LL.B... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 140973

  42. A Child's Garden of Verses.
    STEVENSON, Robert Louis. A Child's Garden of Verses.

    London : 1885

    First edition, one of 1,000 copies published. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 132801

  43. New Verse.
    GRIGSON, Geoffrey (ed.) New Verse.

    [London : 1933-39

    A complete and near-fine run of "the most influential British poetry magazine of the 1930s", with the uncommonly found wraparound band for the W. H. Auden double-issue released in November 1937 (ODNB).

    New Verse published "the finest poets of the W. H. Auden generation", such as Louis MacNeice, Stephen Spender, Dylan Thomas, Kathleen Raine,... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 141132

  44. The Verona Press Rhyme Sheets 1 - 6.
    VERONA PRESS: CHAGAL, Marc (illus.), & others. The Verona Press Rhyme Sheets 1 - 6.

    London : 1938

    First edition, first impression, of this illustrated collection of poems from modern, ancient Greek, and medieval Chinese poets, including Geoffrey Scott, George Barker, and Frederick Johnston. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 141197

  45. A Hornbook for Witches: Poems of Fantasy.
    DRAKE, Leah Bodine. A Hornbook for Witches: Poems of Fantasy.

    Sauk City, Wisconsin : 1950

    First edition, first printing, of the first book of American poet Leah Bodine Drake (1904-1964), a contributor to Weird Tales. Of the edition of 553 copies, 300 were given to the author and 253 for the trade, the small issue making it one of the scarcer of the Arkham House publications, here in exemplary condition. An audiobook by the same name was... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 138972

  46. Always Comes Evening.
    HOWARD, Robert E. Always Comes Evening.

    Sauk City, WI : 1957

    First edition, first printing, of this collection of macabre poems by Robert E. Howard (1906-1936), with dust jacket designed by Frank Utpatel. Learn More
    £1,350.00

    Stock Code: 122348

  47. Tales From Ovid.
    HUGHES, Ted. Tales From Ovid.

    London : 1998

    First edition, signed limited issue, signed by the author; this is the binder's copy, marked "0/5". The signed limited edition consisted of 310 copies, of which 10 were reserved for the author. This work was the winner of the 1997 Whitbread Book of the Year award. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 138031

  48. Critical dissertations on the origin, antiquities, language, government, manners, and religion, of the ancient Caledonians, their posterity the Picts, and the British and Irish Scots.
    MACPHERSON, John. Critical dissertations on the origin, antiquities, language, government, manners, and religion, of the ancient Caledonians, their posterity the Picts, and the British and Irish Scots.

    London : 1768

    First edition of the author's most important work, his posthumously published response to the Ossian controversy, written in part as a defence of the Ossianic poems but also to encourage wider appreciation of Scottish culture and literature.

    A Scottish minister and a recognized Celtic authority on antiquities, Macpherson had met James Macpherson... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 140867

  49. Les rêveries de Bip.
    MARCEAU, Marcel. Les rêveries de Bip.

    Paris : 1978

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title "A Hubert Juin, de tout coeur, Bip flower, Marcel Marceau 1978". Marcel Marceau (1923-2007) was a French actor and mime artist most famous for his stage persona as "Bip the Clown". The recipient, in fact Hubert Loescher (1926-1987), was a Belgian poet, novelist,... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140934

  50. Pages de Guerre.
    WORLD WAR I. Pages de Guerre.

    Paris : 1915-16

    First edition, first printing, one of 100 on Japon paper, this one unnumbered. This illustrated collection of poems from the First World War was sold for the benefit of artists and craftsmen of the book industry who were wounded in that war. The contributing authors include Émile Verhaeren for Crime allemand, Léon Bloy for Nous ne sommes pas en état... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 140915

  51. Moortown Elegies.
    HUGHES, Ted; BASKIN, Leonard (illus.) Moortown Elegies.

    London : 1978

    First edition, first impression, letter M of 26 extra-limited copies lettered A-Z, inscribed by the author on the limitation page to his sister, "For Olwyn, Ted Hughes". 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
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 126485

  52. Cat-Tales.
    OXENFORD, Edward. Cat-Tales.

    New York : [c.1885]

    Rare first and only edition of this lovely late 19th-century chromolithographed collection of poems for children. Worldcat locates two copies only (Philadelphia and Victoria, Australia); no copies on Library Hub. Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 140673

  53. The Owl.
    GRAVES, Robert (ed.); HARDY, Thomas; Siegfried Sassoon; et al. The Owl.

    London : 1919-23

    First editions, first impressions, the first number being from the very scarce signed limited issue, one of 24 unnumbered copies signed by the 18 contributors: Max Beerbohm, George Belcher, Pamela Biano, W. H. Davies, John Galsworthy, Robert Graves, Thomas Hardy, Eric Kennington, J. Masefield, Robert Nichols, Nancy Nicholson, W. Nicholson, William Orpen,... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 139994

  54. One Hundred and Eleven Poems.
    FLINT, William Russell (illus.); HERRICK, Robert. One Hundred and Eleven Poems.

    London : 1955

    First edition, number 529 of 445 copies bound thus; a further 105 signed copies with eight extra plates were also issued, all printed at the artist's expense. Sir William Russell Flint (1880-1969), was described by Charles Wheeler, president of the Royal Academy, as an artist of "a steady hand, keen eye and gay spirit in a shaky world" (ODNB). His illustrations... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140576

  55. L'Ombre.
    MAGALLON, Xavier de. L'Ombre.

    [Paris] : 1934

    First edition thus, first printing, number XIV of 26 copies on Arches, with an original Moreau-inspired etching of angel-airman falling numbered 6/120 and signed by Pierre Pascal; from a total edition limited to 110 copies.

    This poetic tribute to an airman killed in the First World War, was written by Xavier de Magallon (1866-1956), marquis... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 140842

  56. Dessins sur les danses d'Isadora Duncan.
    DUNCAN, Isadora - DUNOYER DE SEGONZAC, André (illus.); Fernand Divoire. Dessins sur les danses d'Isadora Duncan.

    Paris : [c.1910]

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by both authors on the verso of front wrapper "A Monsieur G. de Pawlowski, en hommage, D. Divoire; Hommage de A. D. de Segonzac". This is one of 32 copies only, this one unnumbered, of Segonzac's drawings of Isadora Duncan's dance moves. Duncan theorised a completely new form of dance that originated... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140825

  57. Something About Myself.
    SASSOON, Siegfried. Something About Myself.

    Worcester : 1966

    First edition, first impression, printed on the occasion of the author's 80th birthday from the manuscript of More Poems which Sassoon wrote in 1897, when he was 11 years old, about his cat. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 140753

  58. The Living Theatre Presents - The Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop with Kenneth Patchen.
    PATCHEN, Kenneth, & Charles Mingus. The Living Theatre Presents - The Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop with Kenneth Patchen.

    New York : 1959

    "In the last two weeks of March 1959, the jazz bassist Charlie Mingus and the beat poet Kenneth Patchen performed on stage together at the Living Theatre in New York City. Mingus and his band improvised to jazz themes at the back, while Patchen read simultaneously from his poetry at the front. The Patchen/Mingus performances marked the climax of the... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 130511

  59. Children In Exile.
    FENTON, James. Children In Exile.

    Edinburgh : 1983

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 140847

  60. The Memory of War.
    FENTON, James. The Memory of War.

    Edinburgh : 1982

    First edition, first impression. Signed by Fenton on the title page. With a flyer from the Poetry Book Society loosely inserted. Learn More
    £60.00

    Stock Code: 140809

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