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  1. Remembered For A While; The John Peel Session; Remembered by Julian Lloyd.
    DRAKE, Nick - DRAKE, Gabrielle (ed.) Remembered For A While; The John Peel Session; Remembered by Julian Lloyd.

    London : 2014

    The Numbered Boxed Signature Edition, number 498 of 1,000 copies only, signed by Gabrielle Drake and Cally Callomon on the limitation slip mounted on the title page; photograph portfolio signed by Julian Lloyd on the limitation slip. This is a superb copy.

    "Nick Drake: Remembered for a While is not so much a memoir or biography as a compendium... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 149645

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    ELIOT, T. S. The Waste Land.

    London : 1971

    First edition thus, first impression, signed on the title page by Valerie Eliot, the second wife, and later widow, of the Nobel prize-winning poet, T. S. Eliot.

    The Waste Land was first published in The Criterion magazine in 1922, and the first book form edition was issued the same year. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 149508

  3. Echoes from the Greek Anthology.
    LEGGE, J. G. Echoes from the Greek Anthology.

    London : 1919

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "from J. G. Legge, to Gilbert Murray", the author; this is a great copy with a very fitting association.

    Murray (1866-1957) was a classical scholar who taught at Glasgow and Oxford, most notable and celebrated for his proficiency in the language and culture... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 149215

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    PINTER, Harold. Monologue.

    London : 1973

    First edition, first impression, signed by Harold Pinter on the limitation page, number 15 of 100 copies only. Monologue was produced by BBC Television in April 1973, directed by Christopher Morahan and played by Henry Woolf. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 149129

  5. A Shropshire Lad and Last Poems.
    HOUSMAN, A. E. A Shropshire Lad and Last Poems.

    Chipping Camden, Gloucestershire : 1929

    First Alcuin Press edition, one of 325 sets, this copy is out-of-series, inscribed "specially for Graham and Vivienne Greene, from the printer of the book" on the limitation page, and with author Graham Greene's wife library label to the front pastedown.

    This was the first edition comprising what were then Housman's complete published works (More... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 149373

  6. Rococo. A Poem.
    DUNNING, Ralph Cheever. Rococo. A Poem.

    Paris : 1926

    First edition, first printing, number 495 of 500 copies only signed by the author on the limitation page and the artist under the first illustration. Laid in this copy is a rare, possibly unique original photograph of the author. This is a great copy with an excellent provenance.

    Although unmarked as such other than a pencilled note by the previous... Learn More
    £800.00

    Stock Code: 149214

  7. Rococo. A Poem.
    DUNNING, Ralph Cheever. Rococo. A Poem.

    Paris : 1926

    First edition, first printing, number 72 of 500 copies only signed by the author on the limitation page and the artist under the first illustration.

    Ralph Cheever Dunning, dubbed "the living Buddha of Montparnasse" by fellow American expatriate Ford Maddox Ford, was a ghostly presence in critical, literary Paris in the 1920s. Ezra Pound joined... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 149213

  8. Twelve Moons.
    OLIVER, Mary. Twelve Moons.

    Boston : 1979

    First edition, first printing, the scarce hardcover issue of this early and significant collection, signed by Oliver on the title page.

    Mary Oliver (1935-2019) is best remembered today for her crystalline style and minute attentiveness to nature, characteristic of Romantic poetry. Richard Tillinghast has written that "her familiarity with the... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 149121

  9. The Earth Rose #1.
    BUKOWSKI, Charles (contrib.); RICHMOND, Steve (ed.) The Earth Rose #1.

    Santa Monica : [1966]

    The first and only issue of The Earth Rose, a striking tabloid-style poetry broadside, inscribed by the editor in purple ink on the front page: "10,000 printed 12 people arrested + the war's over Steve Richmond".

    The front page carries the inflammatory block-lettered headline "FUCK HATE". Richmond's inscription refers to the resulting police... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 145610

  10. 137326
    GIBRAN, Kahlil. Twenty Drawings.

    New York : 1919

    First edition, trade issue, of Gibran's first and only collection of drawings. "For Gibran the canvas represented another form in which his poetry could be expressed... the pieces included in Twenty Drawings clearly demonstrate the mystical qualities Gibran imbued in all his works, whatever the medium" (Allen, p. 184). The collection, which... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 137326

  11. Augury. An Oxford Miscellany of Verse & Prose.
    WALLER, John; C. S. Lewis; Edmund Blunden, & others - DOUGLAS, Keith, & Alec H. Hardie (eds.) Augury. An Oxford Miscellany of Verse & Prose.

    Oxford : 1940

    First edition, first impression, signed five times and annotated by the poet John Waller, and with a publisher's compliments slip laid-in. Waller has signed his two poetic contributions, "Photograph Album" and "Ophelia"; added a barely legible original poem, signed, on the same page; annotated a Keith Douglas translation of Horace; and inscribed his... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 99176

  12. Winter Hours.
    OLIVER, Mary. Winter Hours.

    Boston & New York : 1999

    First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the title page. Winter Hours is Oliver's fourteenth book of poems, which which she "communicates the beauty she finds in the world and makes it unforgettable" (Miami Herald); also included are Oliver's essays on some of her favourite poets: Gerard Manley Hopkins, Edgar Allen Poe, and Robert Frost.

    Mary... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 146951

  13. Endymion.
    KEATS, John; BUCKLAND-WRIGHT, John (illus.) Endymion.

    London : 1947

    First edition thus, number 63 of 100 copies specially bound and signed by the illustrator, from a total edition of 500 copies.

    This sumptuous edition was reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement on 3 April 1948 with the note that "the imperial octavo format (as large as a small seventeenth-century folio) preserves the proportions of the original... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 149303

  14. The House on Marshland.
    GLÜCK, Louise. The House on Marshland.

    New York : 1975

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the dedication page verso: "for Stuart with all warm wishes Louise". The House on Marshland is the second book of poems by Louise Glück (b. 1943), who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2020. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 147932

  15. Look, Stranger!
    AUDEN, W. H. Look, Stranger!

    London : 1936

    First edition, first impression, of the author's second collection of short poems, familiarly inscribed by him using his first name reserved for friends on the title page: "To Bill from Wystan", his printed name struck through. Look, Stranger! includes Auden's masterpiece "Paysage Moralisé", presented here as number VII (pp. 22-23).

    The recipient... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 147895

  16. Academic Graffiti.
    AUDEN, W. H. Academic Graffiti.

    London : 1971

    First edition, first impression, familiarly inscribed by the author using his first name reserved for friends on the front free endpaper: "To Bill, with love from Wystan". This work comprises 61 short, humorous poems ("clerihews") on famous literary or historical figures, each one accompanied by a cartoon.

    The recipient Dr William ("Woods") Shelton... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 147287

  17. Homage to Clio.
    AUDEN, W. H. Homage to Clio.

    New York : 1960

    First edition, first printing, familiarly inscribed by the author using his first name reserved for friends on the title page: "For Bill Gray with best wishes from Wystan Auden", his printed name struck through. This collection of poems is marked by "dark themes of public and private violence" (ODNB).

    The recipient Dr William ("Woods") Shelton... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 147377

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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

  19. Nones.
    AUDEN, W. H. Nones.

    New York : 1951

    First edition, first printing, familiarly inscribed by the author using his first name reserved for friends on the title page, "To Bill from Wystan", with his printed name struck through. This collection includes the poem "Their Lonely Betters" (p. 18).

    The recipient Dr William ("Woods") Shelton Gray, Jr (1926-1993) fostered friendships with... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 147723

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    AUDEN, W. H. The Collected Poetry.

    New York : 1951

    First edition, eighth printing, familiarly inscribed by the author using his first name reserved for friends on the front free endpaper: "With best wishes from Wystan Auden. Feb. 1954". It was first published in 1945.

    The recipient Dr William ("Woods") Shelton Gray, Jr (1926-1993), with his ownership signature on the front free endpaper, fostered... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 147282

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

    London : [1911]

    First edition thus, number 354 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: 148466

  22. Letters to a Young Woman.
    RILKE, Rainer Maria; K. W. Maurer (trans.) Letters to a Young Woman.

    London : [1945]

    First edition, first impression, inscribed "from KW. M. Jan, 1946" on the title page. A manuscript note laid-in loose states that this was "Sent by K. Maurer with request to forward with his good wishes. Evelyn Cottage, Lakes Lane Beacnsfie Beaconsfield". This title is arranged in much the same way as Maurer's earlier translation of Letters to a Young... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 142523

  23. The Stuffed Owl.
    WYNDHAM-LEWIS, D. B., & Charles Lee. The Stuffed Owl.

    London and Toronto : 1930

    First edition, signed by both editors on the half-title, of this gleefully mischievous anti-anthology, collecting the clangers of English verse from Cowley to Tennyson, illustrated by Beerbohm's highly comic authorial portraits.

    Perhaps no book (not even Strachey's Eminent Victorians) better encapsulates the giddy, juvenile irreverence of the... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 148858

  24. Red Skeletons.
    CROSBY, Harry. Red Skeletons.

    Paris : 1927

    First edition, presentation copy inscribed on the half-title to the Belgian author and artist "For Jean Bosschère, from Harry" with a doodle of a black sun; number 345 of 333 copies on vergé de Hollande Van Gelder Zonen, from a total edition of 370 copies.

    Jean de Bosschère (1878-1953) fled Belgium at the start of the First World War and moved... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 148838

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    GRAVES, Robert. [Love Respelt quartet:]

    London & New York : 1965-66-67-69

    First editions, signed limited issues, numbered 70 of 250, 329 of 330, 65 of 386, and 893 of 1000 copies, respectively, and each signed by the author on the limitation page. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 148839

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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 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

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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

  28. 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

  29. Columcille the Scribe.
    HEANEY, Seamus. Columcille the Scribe.

    Dublin : 2004

    Signed limited issue, number 124 of 150 copies signed by the author at the foot of the sheet. Heaney translated this Irish poem, the earliest known version of which is a 16th-century copy held at the Bodleian Library, to celebrate his enrolment as a member of the Royal Irish Academy on 9 June 1997, which he then presented to the Academy on vellum in... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 145994

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    HEANEY, Seamus. Sweeney Praises the Trees.

    New York : 1981

    First edition, number 41 of 110 copies only, additionally signed by the author on the title page; scarce, especially so signed and in such fine condition. Sweeney Praises the Trees is an early version of part of his modern English translation of the ancient Irish Buile Shuibhne, preceding his complete translation, published in 1983 as Sweeney Astray.... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 142601

  31. Hailstones.
    HEANEY, Seamus. Hailstones.

    Dublin : 1984

    First edition, signed limited issue, one of 250 unnumbered cloth-bound copies signed by the author on the title page; here additionally inscribed by Heaney "Mary - fine girl y'are! Seamus" under his signature. The recipient was Heaney's friend Mary Conley Downe.

    Downe founded, with her husband Edward, the Irish Clifden Arts Festival, now the... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 142605

  32. Spain.
    AUDEN, W. H. Spain.

    London : 1937

    First edition, second impression, signed by the author on the title page, his printed name struck through.

    This title was written after Auden's visit to Spain during the Spanish Civil War, a troubling experience that left him morally ambivalent towards the Republican cause. He published this supportive poem on his return, however, to defend the... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 146828

  33. The Collected Poetry.
    AUDEN, W. H. The Collected Poetry.

    New York : 1945

    First edition, third printing, familiarly inscribed by the author using his first name reserved for friends, "Bill Gray with best wishes Wystan Auden", his printed name struck through. Auden has written "1927-1944" under the title, reflecting his original (rejected) wish that, "as to the title, I want Poems 1928-1945. The word Collected suggests finality... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 146839

  34. City Without Walls and Other Poems.
    AUDEN, W. H. City Without Walls and Other Poems.

    London : 1969

    First edition, first impression, familiarly inscribed by the author the year after publication using his first name reserved for friends on the title page: "For Patrick Garland. With best wishes, from Wystan Auden June. 1970", his printed name struck through. Garland (1935-2013) was a writer, actor, and director.

    Loosely inserted is a newspaper... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 147003

  35. A Selection by the Author.
    AUDEN, W. H. A Selection by the Author.

    London : 1958

    First edition, first impression, familiarly inscribed by the author using his first name reserved for friends on the title page: "To Bill from Wystan", his printed name struck through.

    The recipient was Dr William ("Woods") Shelton Gray, Jr (1926-1993); his ownership inscription is on the half-title of this copy. Gray fostered friendships with... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 147380

  36. About the House.
    AUDEN, W. H. About the House.

    New York : 1965

    First edition, second printing, familiarly inscribed by the author using his first name reserved for friends on the title page: "Bill Gray with best wishes Wystan Auden", his printed name struck through.

    The recipient Dr William ("Woods") Shelton Gray, Jr (1926-1993) fostered friendships with major literary figures such as Auden and T. S. Eliot,... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 146830

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    HUXLEY, Aldous. Leda.

    London : 1920

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 149 of 160 copies signed by the author on the limitation page. This signed limited issue had an illustrated frontispiece not included in the trade issue, though lacking in this copy. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 148686

  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

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    HILL, Geoffrey. Clavics

    London : 2011

    First edition, first issue, number 92 of 100 copies signed by the author on the half-title. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 148773

  40. Three Songs for St. Cecilia's Day.
    AUDEN, W. H. Three Songs for St. Cecilia's Day.

    New York City : 1941

    First collected edition, first impression, one of 250 copies. Signed by the author on the title page. Signed copies are rare.

    The poems were originally published in Harper's Bazaar and subsequently privately printed for Caroline Newton, the wealthy daughter of a well-known bibliophile. She had fallen in love with Auden and positioned herself... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 148611

  41. Rhyme Stew.
    DAHL, Roald. Rhyme Stew.

    London : 1989

    First edition, fourth impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the half-title, "Happy Birthday Colin, Roald, 12 Feb. 1990". The recipients was Colin Ross-Munro. Colin's wife, Jan, was an old friend of Dahl's second wife, Liccy. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 118340

  42. 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

  43. A Further Range.
    FROST, Robert. A Further Range.

    New York : 1936

    First edition, Book-of-the-Month Club issue, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "Robert Frost for Marjorie Howard. 1939".

    Three different issues of A Further Range were published in May and June 1936: a limited issue and a trade issue (with two printings) both published in May within nine days of each other, and the present... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 147587

  44. The Water-Bug's Mittens.
    DICKEY, James. The Water-Bug's Mittens.

    Bloomfield Hills, Michigan : 1980

    Signed limited edition, number 146 of 350 copies signed by Dickey. The Water-Bug's Mittens was first published the previous year following James Dickey's Fifth Annual Pound Lecture on the evening of 26 April 1979 at the University of Idaho. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 148463

  45. Rubáiyát of the Astronomer-Poet of Persia.
    OMAR KHAYYÁM; HALL, Isabel Hawxhurst (illus.) Rubáiyát of the Astronomer-Poet of Persia.

    New York : 1911

    First Hall edition, first printing, inscribed by the artist on the front free endpaper: "With the compliments of Isabel Hawxhurst Hall". This edition of the Rubáiyát is the only book illustrated by Hall (1887-1952), who later worked as a designer of stained glass windows, wallpaper, and textiles.

    The text of this edition, Fitzgerald's translation,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 147897

  46. The Undersea Mountain.
    NORSE, Harold. The Undersea Mountain.

    Denver : 1953

    First edition, first printing, of Norse's first book of poetry, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Jim from Harold Paris 1961".

    Harold Norse (1916-2009) was an avant-garde poet, best remembered today as a member of the Beat movement and, in Lawrence Ferlinghetti's words, "an expatriate voice in American poetry" (LA Times).... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 148159

  47. The Works.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. The Works.

    London : 1937-39

    The Sussex Edition, number 513 of a limited edition of 525 sets signed by the author on the limitation leaf of vol. I. In his last years and with his health failing Kipling continued the gathering-up of existing material that resulted in "the great retrospective work... the Sussex Edition of his works, undertaken by Macmillan as a monument to one of... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 139233

  48. Nuevo Canto de Amor a Stalingrado.
    NERUDA, Pablo. Nuevo Canto de Amor a Stalingrado.

    Mexico : 1943

    First edition, ordinary issue, presentation copy inscribed by the author "Los Guindos 1944 A Marci Garcés con el afecto de Pablo Neruda" on first leaf. One of 5,025 copies of which this is one of 5,000 on paper. The poem was read by the author in honour of the U.S.S.R. on 29 January 1943. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 148412

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    FROST, Robert. A Boy's Will.

    London : 1913

    First edition, first impression, of Frost's first published book, an exceptional presentation copy, inscribed by him to fellow Dymock poet Wilfrid W. Gibson on the front free endpaper, "W.W.G. from R.F. Sept. 1913", perhaps on the occasion they first met, when Frost gave a poetry reading at Harold Monro's newly-opened Poetry Bookshop.

    When A... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 146535

  50. Some Imagist Poets.
    LOWELL, Amy; & others. Some Imagist Poets.

    Boston & New York : 1915

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by Lowell on the front free endpaper in the month of publication: "Elsie, with lots of love from Amy. April. 1915."

    Some Imagist Poets was edited by Lowell and published a year after the first Imagist anthology, Ezra Pound's Des Imagistes. In her preface, Lowell describes how her intentions as an Imagist... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 146789

  51. Bixby Canyon Ocean Path Word Breeze.
    GINSBERG, Allen. Bixby Canyon Ocean Path Word Breeze.

    New York : 1972

    First edition, first printing, paperbound issue, one of an unknown run, inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Bill Butler, in Sunlight in Brighton July 16, 1973", with his signature beneath his printed name.

    Bill Butler (1934-1977) was a significant figure of the British literary counterculture scene of the 1960s and 1970s, and from... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 145609

  52. Beowulf.
    HEANEY, Seamus. Beowulf.

    London : 1999

    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. Heaney's translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic, which he dedicated to the memory of Ted Hughes (1930-1998), won the 1999 Whitbread Book of the Year award. Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 145566

  53. The Land.
    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

  54. 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

  55. Italy, a Poem; [together with:] Poems.
    TERRY, Ellen - ROGERS, Samuel. Italy, a Poem; [together with:] Poems.

    London : 1842

    The copies of renowned Victorian actress Ellen Terry, with her signature to each title page and her Winchelsea bookplate (designed by her son Edward Gordon Craig) to each front pastedown; the Italy volume with her note to title page "From Henry - M of V." Henry must be Henry Irving, who played Shylock in The Merchant of Venice alongside Terry (as Portia)... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 148205

  56. Archaic Smile.
    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

  57. Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie.
    ANGELOU, Maya. Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie.

    New York : 1971

    First edition, first printing, of the author's first book of poetry, warmly inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Richard Gildenmeister, Dick, Brother, you are a boon, a boon for me, for us, (for the species) Please write! and write on! Your sister (How-be-it-now) Maya". Richard Gildenmeister is a former bookseller based in Cleveland, Ohio, where... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 147853

  58. Shakespeare Never Did This.
    BUKOWSKI, Charles. Shakespeare Never Did This.

    San Francisco : 1979

    First edition, first impression, signed on the title page by Montfort and Bukowski. This is a fresh copy of "a wryly comic view of Europe as only Bukowski could see it and a moving journey back to his lost past and the small town of his birth (Andernach, Germany) via his triumphant tour as a literary celebrity" (front flap). Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 148045

  59. Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis.
    COPE, Wendy. Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis.

    London : 1986

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the title page to the poet and counterculture figure, Felix Dennis (1947-2014) "To Felix from a poet who enjoys your work, Wendy Cope", and with Dennis's bookplate to the front pastedown. This is a lovely association copy. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 147945

  60. The Springtide of Life.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); SWINBURNE, Algernon Charles. The Springtide of Life.

    London : 1918

    First Rackham edition, signed limited issue, number 631 of 765 copies signed by the artist. A contemporary review described the edition as "one of his best... Rackham's delicate and romantic fancy is in sensitive harmony with Swinburne's poems and his pictures show that he understands no less than did the poet" (The Publisher's Weekly, vol. 94, 1918,... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 147713

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