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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 Town Down the River.
    ROBINSON, Edwin Arlington. The Town Down the River.

    New York : 1916

    Second edition, inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Lewis Chase, From E. A. Robinson, 1917", and with Chase's pictorial bookplate to first blank. It was first published in 1910. Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935) was an American poet who won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry on three occasions and was nominated four times for the Nobel Prize in literature.... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 144149

  2. Hymns.
    RODKER, John. Hymns.

    London : 1920

    First edition, number 8 of 15 copies printed on Japan Vellum and signed by Rodker, from a total edition of 190 copies. This is the rarest and most deluxe issue of these modernist poems, which constitute Rodker's second collection, printed by Rodker himself at his own Ovid Press, with woodcut initials by Edward Wadsworth. The last time a copy of this... Learn More
    £1,950.00

    Stock Code: 142357

  3. Solitude. A Poem.
    SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. Solitude. A Poem.

    London : 1938

    First trade edition, first impression, signed by the author on the front free endpaper.

    A signed limited issue of 100 copies was published on 22 October 1938, simultaneously with this trade edition, but in a vellum-backed binding. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 148832

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    SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. The Land.

    London : 1926

    First trade edition, first impression, signed by the author on the front free endpaper, together with an autograph letter signed from her. This is a rare variant copy, with the four wood engravings that were published only in the signed limited issue; in this copy, they are tipped in and unusually also signed by the artist.

    This variant, not... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 145944

  5. Sissinghurst.
    SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. Sissinghurst.

    London : 1931

    First and limited edition, number 457 of 500 copies hand-printed by the Woolfs and signed by the author. Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 145967

  6. The Land.
    SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. The Land.

    London : 1926

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 44 of 125 copies printed on japon and signed by the author and the illustrator.

    This poem, dedicated to her lover Dorothy Wellesley (1889-1956), was "an ambitious attempt to write a modern version of Virgil's Georgics by celebrating the annual round of the Kentish farming year" (ODNB). It was critically... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 145968

  7. The Garden.
    SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. The Garden.

    London : 1946

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 551 of 750 copies, numbered and signed by the author, and beautifully produced on handmade paper. Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 145952

  8. Nursery Rhymes.
    SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. Nursery Rhymes.

    Bayntun : 1947

    First edition, limited issue, number 344 of 550 copies on handmade paper, presentation copy inscribed on the half-title "Inscribed for Lucienne Gow by V. Sackville-West". The recipient was the first chairman of the Tenterden Trust, in current Ashford Borough, near Sissinghurst. Only the first 25 copies were issued signed, inscribed copies are rather... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 144628

  9. Orchard and Vineyard.
    SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. Orchard and Vineyard.

    London : 1921

    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Orchard and Vineyard is Sackville-West's third book of poetry. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 136487

  10. Pensées d'aout, poésies.
    SAINTE-BEUVE, Charles Augustin. Pensées d'aout, poésies.

    Paris, : 1837

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by Sainte-Beuve to the maritime painter Antoine Léon Morel-Fatio: "A mon ami Monsieur Fatio signed St. Beuve". Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 29576

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. A Sun Cab.
    SCHUYLER, James. A Sun Cab.

    New York : 1972

    First edition, limitied issue, one of 300 unnumbered copies, of which 26 were lettered A-Z and signed by the poet and the artist. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140170

  14. The Morning of the Poem.
    SCHUYLER, James. The Morning of the Poem.

    New York : 1980

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, " For Virgil, "...My long life..." Jimmy 3/14/80." Recipient was Virgil Thomson, the American composer, whom besides Schulyer forged friendships with James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Piccaso and other prominent cultural figures of the day. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 101437

  15. Lateness.
    SHAPIRO, David. Lateness.

    Woodstock, NY : 1977

    First edition, first impression of the author's fifth volume of poetry. Inscribed by Shapiro on the half-title: "For Linda, from the long rivers music and poetry. David (Shapiro)." Also signed by David Hockney on the front flyleaf. With an invitation to the book launch loosely inserted. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 100323

  16. Life of Percy Bysshe Shelley.
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe - SHARP, William. Life of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

    London : 1887

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication: "To Mathilde Blind. With the admiration & affection of her friend, William Sharp. Oct 27, '87".

    Mathilde Blind (1841-1896) was a German-born English poet who lectured on Shelley and edited A Selection from the Poems of Percy Bysshe... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 146191

  17. 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

  18. Letters to J. H. Leigh Hunt.
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Letters to J. H. Leigh Hunt.

    London : 1894

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the half-title "To Henry Norman, With Kindest Regards from Thos. J. Wise. 7/iv/95". One of 30 copies only, especially rare inscribed, and in such good condition.

    Leigh Hunt "who introduced the poet to Horace Smith and John Keats, became possibly Shelley's closest friend, and certainly... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 143164

  19. The Octogenarian.
    SITWELL, Sacheverell. The Octogenarian.

    [Brackley : 1977

    First edition thus, inscribed on the first page to the literary agent "A birthday celebration to David Higham with all best wishes from Sacheverell 12 November 1977". Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 147553

  20. Nero and Other Poems.
    SMITH, Clark Ashton. Nero and Other Poems.

    Lakeport, CA : 1937

    First 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

  21. Early Work 1970-1979.
    SMITH, Patti. Early Work 1970-1979.

    New York : 1994

    First edition, first printing, signed by Smith on the title page. Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 148659

  22. A Useless Death.
    SMITH, Patti. A Useless Death.

    New York : 1972

    First edition, number 246 of 300 copies signed by the author. An excellent copy of Smith's poem, the narrator waiting their turn on the scaffold while a queen and 30 of her ladies in waiting are forced to dig their own graves. The poem was published and distributed by Gotham Book Mart, where Smith acted as a book scout during her early years in New... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 145624

  23. Devotions to Arthur Rimbaud.
    SMITH, Patti. Devotions to Arthur Rimbaud.

    [New York : 1973]

    First edition, number 88 of 200 copies numbered and signed by the author. A beautiful example of this early broadside by Smith, printing a valediction for Rimbaud in French above Smith's poem, which surrounds a large illustrated portrait of Rimbaud by Smith. An evocative broadside showcasing Smith's formative literary adoration for the iconic poète... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 145130

  24. Riprap.
    SNYDER, Gary. Riprap.

    Ashland, MA : 1959

    First 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

  25. Regarding Wave.
    SNYDER, Gary. Regarding Wave.

    New York : 1970

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Fred & Edie 9.IX.40070, Kitkitdizze, Gary Snyder". Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 103922

  26. 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

  27. Ruins and Visions.
    SPENDER, Stephen. Ruins and Visions.

    London : 1942

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy of a work rarely found inscribed, to his lifelong friend and fellow poet W. H. Auden on the half-title, "To Wystan, with love from Stephen. March 1942".

    This is a key association, inscribed using Auden's first name, which was reserved for friends. Auden was a major influence on Spender: "A pontiff... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 139371

  28. Twenty Poems.
    SPENDER, Stephen. Twenty Poems.

    Oxford : [1930]

    First edition, limited issue, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the second blank, "To Elizabeth, with love from Stephen. June 11th". From a total edition of 135 copies, of which 75 copies were numbered and signed. This, the author's second book, was published while Spender was a student at Oxford: it was well received and prompted T. S.... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 140052

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    STALLINGS, A. E. Archaic Smile.

    Evansville : 1999

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the title "To Ginger, with gratitude for all your good work! Alicia. 24.i.01, Atlanta". This collection of poems, by the recipient of the 1999 Richard Wilbur Award, is uncommon in such fine condition and especially so inscribed. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 148105

  30. Steam Press Portfolio 2.
    STEADMAN, Ralph (illus.); DURRELL, Lawrence; Sylvia Plath; and others. Steam Press Portfolio 2.

    London : 1974

    First edition, number 48 of only 50 numbered copies, with each broadside numbered and signed by Steadman. All the poems are further signed by their respective authors, including Lyman Andrews, Asa Benveniste, Ruth Fainlight, and Alan Sillitoe, excepting Plath's for obvious reasons.

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    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 100028

  31. Steam Press Portfolio No. 2.
    STEADMAN, Ralph, & others. Steam Press Portfolio No. 2.

    London : 1974

    First 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

  32. Steam Press Portfolio No. 3.
    STEADMAN, Ralph, and others. Steam Press Portfolio No. 3.

    London : 1976

    First 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

  33. 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

  34. Ideas of Order.
    STEVENS, Wallace. Ideas of Order.

    New York : 1935

    First and limited edition, signed by Stevens; this one of just 10 copies for review and marked "out of series", from a total edition of 165.

    An excellent association copy: with the pencilled ownership inscription of F. O. Matthiessen on the front free endpaper and some pencilled underlings and occasional marginal notation. F. O. Matthiessen... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 72150

  35. The Seven Ages of Woman, and Other Poems.
    STRICKLAND, Agnes. The Seven Ages of Woman, and Other Poems.

    London : 1827

    First edition, presentation copy from the author's sister, inscribed on the half-title "To Mrs Cautley with Jane M Strickland's love", later inscribed on the half-title verso, "To Miss G. F. J. Foster with compliments from Andrew J Cutler", with the ownership signature of Ida S. Cutler to the title page.

    The Seven Ages of Woman is Agnes Strickland's... Learn More
    £550.00

    Stock Code: 138335

  36. A Book of Twenty Songs.
    SYMONS, Arthur. A Book of Twenty Songs.

    London : 1905

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed to his daughter, whose mother was the dedicatee and Symons wife, Rhoda; "To Anna for her birthday, December 18: 1905, Arthur". A lovely family copy. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 142993

  37. In Memoriam.
    TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord; JONES, Alred Garth (illus.) In Memoriam.

    London : 1901

    First 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

  38. Poems.
    THOMAS, Dylan. Poems.

    New York : 1971

    First US edition, first printing, the editor Daniel Jones's own copy with the publisher's note to that effect, inscribed by him to his wife on the front free endpaper, "To Irene, with love from Dan. 23rd November 1971". Also included are a long autograph letter signed from poet Edith Sitwell to Daniel Jones, dated 22 March 1954 and concerning the music... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 140659

  39. 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

  40. Preludes.
    THOMPSON, A. C. Preludes.

    1875

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author: "Dr. Sebastian Evans from the author June 1875". Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 48241

  41. 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

  42. The Acreage of the Heart.
    TODD, Ruthven. The Acreage of the Heart.

    Glasgow : 1944

    First 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

  43. 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

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    TREVELYAN, R. C. The Birth of Parsival.

    London, New York and Bombay : 1905

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endppaer to the uncle of the Peter Pan Boys "Compton Llewelyn Davies, from R.C.T., 3 Dec 1905". This is a great copy of the Bloomsburyite's romance poem.

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    £225.00

    Stock Code: 148892

  45. 148891comp
    TREVELYAN, R. C. The Birth of Parsival.

    London, New York and Bombay : 1905

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the first blank "Mrs Reid from Robert C. Trevelyan, Feb. 1905" and with a "From the Author" slip laid in. Although not marked as such, this great copy of the Bloomsburyite's romance poem passed through the hands of renowned book dealer Martin Stone.

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    £200.00

    Stock Code: 148891

  46. Rimeless Numbers.
    TREVELYAN, R. C. Rimeless Numbers.

    London : 1932

    First edition, first impression, one of 400 copies. Pre-publication presentation copy, inscribed by Trevelyan on the front free endpaper, to the Canadian artist, and dedicatee of Trevelyan's Idylls of Theocritus, Elizabeth Muntz (1894-1977): "'E.M.' Betty, from R.C.T. 21 April 1932". The edition was not published until May. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 145054

  47. [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

  48. 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

  49. The Angels.
    UPDIKE, John. The Angels.

    Pensacola : 1968

    First and sole edition, one of 150 copies. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author "for Herb Yellin something of an angel himself John" on the half title. Herb Yellin (1935-2014) was a publisher and founder of the Lord John Press, who published handsome signed limited editions for a number of high-profile authors, including Stephen King, Ray Bradbury,... Learn More
    £580.00

    Stock Code: 128337

  50. Three Stories.
    UPDIKE, John. Three Stories.

    New York : 2002

    First edition, number 183 of 250 copies only signed by Updike, Cook, and the publisher, Luke Ives Pontifell. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 139591

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    VERLAINE, Paul. Invectives.

    Paris : 1896

    First edition, rare large paper issue, number six of an unspecified limitation on Van Geldes paper, numbered and initialled by the publisher. The limitation page notes a further limited run of 71 copies on Hollande paper each with an autograph poem by the author.

    Associated with the Symbolist and the Decadent movements Verlaine's work was recognised... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 130340

  52. Terror and Decorum. Poems 1940-1948.
    VIERECK, Peter. Terror and Decorum. Poems 1940-1948.

    New York : 1949

    First edition, first printing of the author's first book, which won the Pulitzer Prize. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Emma ?, Peter Viereck". Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 59509

  53. The Star-Apple Kingdom.
    WALCOTT, Derek. The Star-Apple Kingdom.

    New York : 1979

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper to the notable collectors and bibliophiles, "To Robert and Marjorie Graff, with thanks, Derek Walcott. March 17, 79". Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 148785

  54. In A Green Night.
    WALCOTT, Derek. In A Green Night.

    London : 1962

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to the publisher, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Tom Maschler, gratefully, Derek Walcott, Oct 9 64". This was the copy of Tom Maschler, with his bookplate to front pastedown. Maschler joined Jonathan Cape as editorial director, aged 26, in 1960, and became managing director... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 141382

  55. Giant Night.
    WALDMAN, Anne. Giant Night.

    New York : 1970

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 39 of 50 copies, numbered and signed by the author. Giant Night was Waldman's third poetry collection. The total edition comprised 3,000 copies, of which 2,000 were issued in wrappers and 1,000 in cloth.

    Anne Waldman (b.1945) is an American writer, experimental poet, and lecturer connected to the Beat... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 145792

  56. The Rebel General.
    WALLACE-CRABBE, Chris. The Rebel General.

    1967

    First edition, first impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to George Lamming to the front free endpaper "For George on his visit here all best wishes, Chris Wallace-Crabbe." Learn More
    £35.00

    Stock Code: 44198

  57. The Cherwell, Vol. LIX, No. 7.
    WALLER, John, et al. The Cherwell, Vol. LIX, No. 7.

    1940

    First edition, sole impression, John Waller's own copy, inscribed and double signed by him on the front cover "John Waller My copy. Ruth Douglas published my poems and he was the greatest illegible... John Waller". John Waller was an English author, poet and journalist, and a member of the Cairo poets during the Second World War Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140314

  58. Spring Legend.
    WALLER, John. Spring Legend.

    Cairo : [1942]

    First edition. Presentation copy inscribed by Waller on recto of front wrapper: "To Bunty from John, 27 November 1942", and with a later inscription below: "To Stan Eker from John Waller", with Waller's annotations throughout. An eccentric alcoholic war-poet posted in the Middle East, John Waller (1917-1995) founded the Salamander Society (alongside... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 99360

  59. Thirty-Six Poems.
    WARREN, Robert Penn. Thirty-Six Poems.

    New York : 1935

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author to fellow poet William S. Merwin (b. 1927), "To William Merwin, with warm regards, Robert Penn Warren" on the first blank. Merwin's poetic career began in 1952 with A Mask for Janus - he went on to win two Pulitzer Prizes for poetry and in 2010 was named 17th Poet Laureate of the United States.... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 81229

  60. Essays on Art.
    WEBER, Max. Essays on Art.

    New York : June 1916

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the title page, "To Mr. W. Bowdain with complements sic from Max Weber, Jan. 16. '17" - that is, William G. Bowdoin (1861-1947), art critic of the New York Evening World. This collection of essays and verse was only Weber's second book, following his Cubist Poems of 1914.

    The publisher's... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 139746

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