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YEATS, W. B. Words for Music Perhaps and Other Poems.
Dublin : 1932First edition, first impression, one of 450 copies printed by Elizabeth Yeats in November 1932. This collection includes Yeats's Byzantium and the Crazy Jane poems. The Cuala Press was one half of the Cuala Industries, a co-operative business run by Lily and Elizabeth Yeats. Cuala Industries was founded with the aim of reviving the craft of book printing... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 131775
YEATS, W. B. The Cat and the Moon and certain Poems.
Dublin : 1924First edition, first impression, one of 500 copies printed by Elizabeth Yeats in May 1924. This is the first appearance of "The Cat and the Moon", "Leda and the Swan" and "The Lover Speaks". The Cuala Press was one half of the Cuala Industries, a co-operative business run by Lily and Elizabeth Yeats. Cuala Industries was founded with the aim of reviving... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 131789
WILDE, Oscar. The Sphinx.
London : 1894First edition, first impression. Although the stated limitation was of 200 copies, there appear to have been 303 copies printed, with 128 copies left standing unbound in quires and it is possible that this copy was bound for Hatchards from one of the remaining unbound sheets (see Nelson). Wilde's poem, together with Charles Ricketts's art nouveau illustrations... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 131703
HEANEY, Seamus. North.
London : 1975First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. North is widely considered to be Heaney's key collection of poems in which he deals directly with the political conflicts in Northern Ireland. The work is uncommon in the present hardback issue. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 131763
(NIGHTINGALE, Florence.) PROCTER, Adelaide Anne (ed.) The Victoria Regia.
London : 1861First edition, inscribed by Florence Nightingale on the half-title, "Mrs. Webb Watson, with the kind and grateful regards of Florence Nightingale, Dec. 1865". The work was subsequently re-gifted by Webb, "Presented to L. Martin Edmunds by Mrs. Webb Watson". Nightingale's choice of this beautifully produced work as a gift provides insight into her active... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 131565
RADCLYFFE-HALL, Marguerite. Poems of the Past & Present.
London : 1910First edition, first impression. An attractive copy, in a variant purple cloth, of Radclyffe Hall's third published work. Poems of the Past & Present was dedicated to Hall's lover, Mabel Batten. The collection memorializes their relationship; the first poem, "A Dedication" gives thanks for Batten's love, and the final poem, "Postscript", acknowledges... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 131465
(BORGES, Jorge Luis.) ALMAFUERTE. Obras I. Lamentaciones.
La Plata : 1906First edition, sole impression, of this scarce first instalment in the works of Argentine poet Pedro B. Palacios (1854-1917, who wrote as "Almafuerte"). This is a superb association copy with the ownership inscription of his Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) to the first blank. Borges in his early career, before turning to short stories in the 1940s, considered... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 131513
ZUKOFSKY, Louis. "A" - 14.
London : 1967First edition, signed limited issue, letter "T" of 25 lettered copies. Presentation copy, additionally inscribed by the author below the "T", "for Tom, as ever, L. Z.'s. August 26 1967". The recipient was Tom Maschler, Zukofsky's usual UK publisher, with his Quentin Blake designed bookplate on the front pastedown. Maschler joined Jonathan Cape, who... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 131303
THOMAS, Dylan. New Poems.
Norfolk, CN : 1943First 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 bungalow,... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 131353
ZUKOFSKY, Louis. "A".
London : 1966First UK edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his publisher Tom Maschler on the half-title "Wishing Tom Maschler all happiness with thanks for this "A" love Louis Zukofsky Oct 10 (for Oct 6) 1966 New York". Tom Maschler (born 1933) was head of the book's publisher Jonathan Cape, and was a highly influential figure... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 131253
LESSING, Doris. Prisons We Choose to Live Inside.
Montreal : 1986First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to her publisher Tom Maschler on the front free endpaper: "Dear Tom, Here is the little book of lectures I told you about. Love Doris". Tom Maschler was head of the publishing company Jonathan Cape, which published the first UK edition of the book later that year, under the same... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 131133
GYSIN, Brion. [Roller Poem.]
Antwerp : 1977First edition, number 14 of 90 copies signed and dated by Gysin at the foot. This is a very scarce piece of original Gysin poem-art, bringing his obsession with experimental cut-up techniques to bear upon his own name to create a quasi-incantatory scroll of nonsense. Only two copies are listed on Library Hub, one at SUNY and the other at the National... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 131065
ZUKOFSKY, Louis. All the collected short poems 1923-1958.
New York : 1965First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Tom Maschler from Louis Zukofsky enjoying his company at home August 31, 1965", and with the copyright dates of previously published works ink-stamped by hand on the copyright page. With Tom Maschler's bookplate, designed by Quentin Blake, to the... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 131113
ZUKOFSKY, Louis. All the collected short poems 1923-1958.
London : 1966First UK edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his publisher "To Tom Maschler all happiness Louis Zukofsky April 15 1965" to the half-title. With Tom Maschler's bookplate, designed by Quentin Blake to the front pastedown. Maschler joined Jonathan Cape as editorial director, aged 26, in 1960, and became managing director... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 131115
OWEN, Wilfred. Poems.
London : 1920First edition, first impression, of perhaps the greatest collection of First World War poetry. This slim volume, promoted and published by Sassoon after Owen's death and backed by Edith Sitwell, contains all Owen's best known poems, including "Dulce et decorum est", "Insensibility", "Anthem for Doomed Youth", "Futility" and "Strange Meeting". Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 131130
MARVELL, Andrew. Miscellaneous Poems; [together with:] Advice to a Painter; [and:] Second Advice to the Painter.
London : 1681; [1679; 1679?]First edition of all three works. Miscellaneous Poems includes the first printing of "To his Coy Mistress" and "The Garden". Published a couple of years after Marvell's death, the volume made his poetic talents known to a general readership who would have known him, if at all, only from his commendatory verses to the second edition (1674) of Milton's... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 130819
SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Works in Verse and Prose.
London : 1880First edition thus, bringing together Buxton Forman's 1876-7 edition of Shelley's Poetical works and his 1880 edition of Shelley's Prose works. Buxton Forman, the notorious bibliographical forger, nevertheless "produced impressive editions of Shelley and Keats... by channelling a general enthusiasm into a minute study of textual details, for which his... Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 130740
HUGHES, Ted. Wodwo.
London : 1967First edition, first impression. A collection of poems, short stories and a radio play, The Wound. Hughes described this work "as a single adventure, 'a descent into destruction' (Faas, 205)" (ODNB). Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 130621
JAMES, Edward. Twenty Sonnets to Mary.
[London] : First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister on the first blank, "To Silvia, with love and affection, from Edward - May 1931". Edward James (1907-1984) was an aristocratic arts patron and amateur poet. He was a passionate supporter of surrealism and sponsored Salvador Dalí for the whole of 1938. The James Press was primarily... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 130533
TASSO, Torquato. Le sette giornate del mondo creato.
Viterbo : 1607First edition of the complete poem; the first two Giornata were published separately in Venice in 1600. The dedicatory letter of the editor, Angelo Ingegnari, is dated 1 September 1607 at Rome. Some copies apparently lack the preface and final errata leaf, both present in this copy. Tasso's posthumously published poem, a retelling in blank verse of... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 130574
SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. The Land.
London : 1926Signed limited edition, number 65 of 125 copies signed by the author and artist, printed on japon, and with engraved chapter headings not featured in the trade issue. 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... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 130507
BRONTË, Patrick. Cottage Poems.
Halifax : 1811First edition, sole impression, of this scarce debut collection of poems by the father of the Brontë sisters, this copy in an unrestored contemporary binding and with the contemporary ownership inscription "Apley Castle", of the Charlton family in Shropshire. Bronte had, from 1809 to 1811, been an assistant curate at Wellington, Shropshire, scarcely... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 130435
FROST, Robert. A Boy's Will.
London : 1913First edition, first issue, Binding A, one of only 350 copies thus. This poetry collection was the first published book of Robert Frost. He was then nearing 40 and, although he had written much, had not found a conducive publisher in America. He had moved to London in 1912, hoping to find the scene more receptive to new poetic voices, and, with the... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 130201
(POUND, Ezra.) ALDINGTON, Richard. Hark the Herald.
[La Chapelle-Réanville] : 1928First edition, Ezra Pound's copy, of this scurrilous Christmas poem printed by Nancy Cunard, this copy numbered and designated in Aldington's hand "This is Number 4, Printed for Ezra Pound, Richard Aldington". This is a superb Modernist association, inscribed by Aldington for the man who coined the term "Imagist" to describe his and his wife Hilda Doolitle's... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 130186
(POUND, Ezra.) ALDINGTON, Richard. Fifty Romance Lyric Poems,
London : 1948First trade edition, presentation copy to Ezra Pound, of this anthology of medieval poetry translated by Aldington. The front free endpaper bears the inscription, "Ezra from Richard Xmas 1951", and the title page has the later blind stamp of Brunnenburg castle. Pound stayed at Brunnenburg, the home of his daughter Mary de Rachewiltz, following his release... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 130189
KOZLOV, Ivan Ivanovich. Chernets, kievskaia povest [The Monk, a tale of Kiev].
[St Petersburg : 1825First edition of Kozlov's Byronic poem, the work that established his literary reputation, and which spread Byronic ideals among the Russian literary scene. Kozlov (1779-1840) lost his sight in 1821 and had to forgo his successful military and civil service career. He instead took to writing, learning English and German to add to his Russian and French,... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 129707
NEKRASOV, Nikolai Alekseevich. Stikhotvoreniia [Poems].
[St Petersburg : 1879First 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
DERLETH, August. Hawk on the Wind.
Philadelphia : 1938First edition, first printing, of the author's first poetry collection. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Harold J. Bailey. 'The reaches of my heart are: tree, petal, like snow and man below'. Cordially, August Derleth August 12, '39". Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 129656
GINSBERG, Allen. Howl and other poems.
San Francisco : 1993First published edition, later printing, signed by the author on the title page, "Allen Ginsberg 10/13/94, AH". First published in 1956, this landmark collection defined the discontented voice of its epoch for a generation. It was Ginsberg's first regularly published book, preceded only by the privately produced mimeographed printing of the title poem... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 129543
(BYRON, George Gordon Noel, Lord.) PARRY, William. The Last Days of Lord Byron:
London : 1825First edition of this excellent record of Byron's final days. William Parry (1773-1859) travelled to Greece as an artillery officer in the crusade for independence. There he met Byron, who enjoyed his company, and employed him as his adviser and occasional amanuensis. Parry saw Byron frequently during his fatal illness, and it was Parry who heard his... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 129586
(BROOKE, Rupert.) Rupert Brooke: fragments now first collected some being hitherto unpublished.
Hartford : 1925First edition, number 67 of 99 copies, of this collection of Brooke's fragmentary works. The collection mostly comprises verses written by Brooke into books that subsequently fell into the publisher's hands, "the publication was not authorized by Mrs. Brook" (Keynes). Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 129591
HEANEY, Seamus, & Michael Longley. Room to Rhyme.
[Belfast : 1968]First edition, first impression, of this early collection grouping poems by Heaney and Longley, alongside folk ballads collected by David Hammond. In addition to four selections from Death of a Naturalist (1966), including the famous "Digging", Room to Rhyme entails the first book appearance of five other Heaney poems. Uncommon, with ten copies... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 129443
HEANEY, Seamus. Door Into the Dark.
London : 1969First edition, first impression, of the poet's second major collection. A lovely association copy from the library of Heaney's friend and contemporary poet, George Mackay Brown, inscribed to him on the front free endpaper, "For George: A Harvest of Irish Poems by Seamus, from Carol & Charlie. August 1969". It was given to Brown by fellow poet Charlie... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 129455
KIPLING, Rudyard. Poems 1886-1929.
New York : 1930First and signed limited US edition, number 478 of 525 sets, volume I signed by the author; 12 presentation sets were also issued. One of the finest editions of Kipling's verse, handsomely printed on handmade paper. Learn More£1,350.00
Stock Code: 129039
(THE SPORTING MAGAZINE.) The Sporting Magazine.
London : 1793-1870 & 1892First editions of the first periodical devoted to general sportsmanship, The Sporting Magazine, issued from 1793 until 1870. This complete collection provides an invaluable resource, reflecting the changes in society and attitudes across the turn of the century, and placing them in relation to the pastimes and sports of British society. Each volume... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 128768
SYMONS, Arthur. Silhouettes.
London : 1896First edition thus, second overall, one of 415 copies, of this poetry collection by Arthur Symons. This edition was significantly expanded from the first, which was published in 1892. Arthur Symons (1865-1945) was a poet and literary critic, member of the Rhymer's Club, contributor to The Yellow Book, and literary editor of The Savoy. This copy is from... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 128673
SMART, Christopher. A Song to David, with other poems.
London : 1924First edition, first impression, of Blunden's edition of the poems of 18th-century lunatic poet Christopher Smart, most likely written during his stay in mental asylums, where he was confined from 1757 to 1763. With a contemporary newspaper clipping on Smart pasted to the front endpapers. Scarce in the dust jacket. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 128469
GARVIN, Viola. Dedication.
London : 1928First edition, first impression. Viola Garvin (1898-1969) was an English poet who served as literary editor at The Observer from 1926 to 1942. This was her third and final book. From the publisher's archive, with their stamp to half-title and notations on rear panel. Learn More£45.00
Stock Code: 128437
GARVIN, Viola. Dedication.
London : 1928First edition, first impression. Viola Garvin (1898-1969) was an English poet who served as literary editor at The Observer from 1926 to 1942. This was her third and final book. From the publisher's archive, with their stamp to the front free endpaper and front panel. Learn More£45.00
Stock Code: 128444
UPDIKE, John. Telephone Poles and Other Poems.
New York : 1963First edition, first printing, of Updike's second collection of poetry. Of the 66 poems collected here 3 were previously unpublished, and 47 were published in The New Yorker, for whom Updike had written regularly since 1954. Learn More£115.00
Stock Code: 128335
ROSENBERG, Isaac. Youth.
London : 1915First edition, sole printing, of Rosenberg's second of only three poetry pamphlets published in his lifetime. This work, containing 22 poems, was published in a run of roughly 100 copies just prior to his enlistment in the army. Rosenberg attended the Slade School and quickly became one of the most celebrated of the British war poets, before his death... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 128186
SASSOON, Siegfried. The Old Huntsman and Other Poems.
London : 1917First edition, first impression; review copy with publisher's compliments slip loosely inserted, with their request not to publish anything on the book until 3 April 1917. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 128214
TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord. Poems, chiefly lyrical.
London : 1830First edition, second state, with p. '91' (from '19') corrected, and with 'carcanet' (from 'coronet') on p. 72, with errata. This work is Tennyson's first solo poetry collection, preceded only by Poems by Two Brothers (1827), in which he appeared anonymously alongside his (in fact three) brothers. "Some of Tennyson's most enduring notes, elegiacally... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 128253
STEVENSON, Thomas George (ed.) Four Books of Choice Old Scotish Ballads, MDCCCXXIII-MDCCCXLIV.
Edinburgh : 1868First collected edition, one of 155 unnumbered copies printed for private circulation. The four books were respectively published in 1823, 1824, 1827 and 1844, all in a very small print run, with this being the second printing of each.
With the tipped-in bookplate produced by the Scottish artist Katherine Cameron (1874-1965) for her husband Arthur... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 127672
[BURTON, Richard F.] The Kasîdah (Couplets) of Hajî Abdû El-Yezdî.
London : 1880]First edition, first issue, with the title page undated and not naming Bernard Quaritch as the publisher. Penzer believed that the entire first edition probably consisted of no more than 200 copies, most of which was intended for private distribution among Burton's friends, and that the first issue "was very small indeed". Burton claimed the Kasidah... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 127527
[TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord.] Poems, by two brothers.
London : 1827First edition, small paper issue, of Tennyson's first book of poems, published anonymously. Despite the title, there were in fact three brothers involved, as the volume included poems by his brothers, Charles and Frederick. The Jacksons paid the authors 20 pounds for the copyright, a surprisingly large sum for unknown authors, obviously convinced of... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 127399
OUSELEY, Gore. Biographical Notices of Persian Poets;
London : 1846First edition. The diplomat and orientalist Gore Ouseley (1770-1844) served as ambassador to the Qajar court, and became acquainted with Persian, Sanskrit and Arabic. In the present work, published posthumously, Ouseley set out to make Persian poetry known to English readers. Working from manuscripts in his own collection, he discussed 31 poets and... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 126941
MOORE, Thomas Sturge. Two Poems.
London : 1893First edition of the author's first book, printed in a small edition for family and friends, and consequently very rare, with only four copies known institutionally in the UK with a further three in the United States. Learn More£1,350.00
Stock Code: 126966
(OXONIA.) Britannia Rediviva.
Oxford : 1660First edition of this collection of verses by Oxford men celebrating the restoration of Charles II to the throne, written in Latin, Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, French and English. Oxford, Charles I's capital during the Civil War, had remained a bastion of royalism, and by all accounts the University welcomed the Stuarts' return.
The collection sees... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 126794
DOWSON, Ernest. Decorations:
London : 1899First edition of Dowson's attractively produced poetry collection, this copy from the library of Henry Head (1861-1940), poet and neurologist who specialised in the sensory nervous system, with his ownership inscription dated 29 July 1900 to front free endpaper. "It was knowledge of Head's intellectual interests that led Virginia Woolf's husband, Leonard,... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 126828
ZATI, Suleyman. Divân-ı Zâtî ("Diwan of Zati"); [together with:] Sawanih al-nawadir fi ma'rifat al-anasir ("Rare Thoughts about Knowledge of the Elements").
Istanbul : 1841First edition. Scarce, with only 11 locations on WorldCat. A lavishly produced copy the first edition of these works by Suleyman Zati, clearly specially produced for presentation, since the printers have deliberately omitted the opening title device and a new design has been hand painted in its place. The attractive binding bears the seal of the reigning... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 126850
YEATS, W. B. The Tower.
London : 1928First edition, first impression, of what is generally accepted to be Yeats's single most important collection. The Tower includes many of Yeats's greatest and most enduring poems, including "Sailing to Byzantium", "Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen", "Leda and the Swan", and "Among School Children". Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 126762
THWAITE, Anthony (ed.) Poems for Shakespeare 3.
London : 1974Signed 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
HUGHES, Ted. The Martyrdom of Bishop Farrar.
Crediton, Devon : 1970First separate edition, this copy out series (as usual) of a stated issue of 100 copies. Presentation copy from the author to his sister Olwyn Hughes, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Olwyn with love Ted 3rd March 70 For the rose, the thorn is watered". This was one of Hughes's favourite mottoes. The poem was originally printed in The Hawk... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 126575
HUGHES, Ted. Sunstruck.
Knotting : 1977First edition, limited issue, number 272 of 300 copies, of which the first 100 were signed. This copy, however, is also signed by the author on the limitation page and inscribed by him to his sister on the title page, "To Olwyn, with love from Ted". This copy is from the library of Frieda Hughes, daughter of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, though unmarked... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 126441