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Poetry

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. Hommage aux mânes de Mirabeau.
    CAPINAUD, [Antoine]. Hommage aux mânes de Mirabeau.

    Lyon : 1791

    First and only edition of this scarce verse tribute to Mirabeau. OCLC records just two copies in institutions worldwide, in Harvard and BM Lyon. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 126494

  2. The War Poets.
    WILLIAMS, Oscar (ed.) The War Poets.

    New York : 1945

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the editor on the day of publication on the front free endpaper, "For Jean Lanslow with love from Oscar Williams - editor - June 19 1945", the inscription continued by the founder of the John Day company: "And from Richard Walsh", and by two contributors, "from Hubert Creekmore" and "from... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 139656

  3. Spring Summer Autumn Winter.
    HUGHES, Ted. Spring Summer Autumn Winter.

    London : 1973

    First edition, number 53 of 140 copies only, signed by the author. This copy is additionally inscribed by Hughes to the front free endpaper, "Among the acres of the rye / These pretty country folk do lie - With our sincere love from Carol and Ted June 27th 1975". The lines of verse are a slight mis-transcription of the song "It Was a Lover and His Lass"... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 139682

  4. The Prophet.
    GIBRAN, Kahlil. The Prophet.

    New York : 1923

    First edition, first printing, a very scarce presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Brander Matthews with real admiration from Kahlil Gibran, October 1923". The recipient, Brander Matthews (1852-1929), was an American writer and educator. The first full-time professor of dramatic literature at an American university, he played a... Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 138457

  5. Cien sonetos de amor.
    NERUDA, Pablo. Cien sonetos de amor.

    Santiago : 1959

    First edition, first printing, number 203 of a total edition of 300 copies signed by the author. This is one of the 250 printed on Ledger paper and accompanied by a lithograph by Antunez, signed in pencil by the artist. Of the remaining 50 copies, 20 were printed for the press, eight copies were reserved for collaborators, and 22 copies were printed... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 139649

  6. 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

  7. Les malheurs des immortels.
    ÉLUARD, Paul, & Max Ernst. Les malheurs des immortels.

    Paris : 1945

    Second edition, number 1,729, one of 500 on vélin rose, from a total edition of 1,860. The first edition was printed in an unspecified "small number of copies" (rear of volume).
    This is Ernst and Éluard's second joint publication and first genuine collaboration: for Répétitions, published earlier the same year as Les Malheurs... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 139596

  8. Dante's Inferno.
    DANTE ALIGHIERI; PHILLIPS, Tom, illus. & trans. Dante's Inferno.

    London : 1985

    First trade edition of Phillips's Dante, this number 67 of 100 special copies containing a loose signed and numbered Phillips screenprint, additionally signed on the limitation page, and slipcased. This is the signed limited issue of the "popular edition" (jacket front flap), following the 180 copies of the original edition produced at the Talfourd... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 139494

  9. A Draft of XXX Cantos.
    POUND, Ezra. A Draft of XXX Cantos.

    Paris : 1930

    First edition, first impression, number 41 of 200 copies on Canson-Montgolfier soleil velin paper, from a total edition of 212, and an exceptionally fresh copy. "An epic of great vision and complexity, Pound's Cantos address the profound human issues in history and in our time... A Drafts of XXX Cantos, which introduces the work, anticipates the full... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 139519

  10. Poems.
    BROOKE, Rupert. Poems.

    London : 1911

    First edition, first impression, one of 500 copies issued, and an excellent example. Poems was Brooke's first collection, his previous poetry having been written for school competitions and printed solely for private distribution.
    Brooke developed a fatal case of blood poisoning from an insect bite while anchored off Skyros, and died on 23 April... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 139375

  11. Aucassin and Nicolete.
    (PAUL, Evelyn.) Aucassin and Nicolete.

    London : [1917]

    First Evelyn Paul edition, deluxe signed limited issue, number 117 of 125 copies signed by the illuminator Evelyn Paul, and bound in decorated full vellum. Paul's designs are based on the decoration of mediaeval manuscripts, a fine accompaniment for Michael West's translation of the French tale, composed around the late 12th to early 13th century. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 139446

  12. The Ballad of Reading Gaol.
    (VASSOS, John, illus.) WILDE, Oscar. The Ballad of Reading Gaol.

    New York : 1930

    Early printing of John Vassos's illustrated Ballad of Reading Gaol, signed on the half title by the illustrator, and in excellent condition with the jacket and glassine. John Vassos (1898-1985) was an American industrial and graphic designer famous for designing the first commercially available television sets and many other popular products and logos.... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 139448

  13. A Certain World. A Commonplace Book.
    AUDEN, W. H. A Certain World. A Commonplace Book.

    London : 1971

    First UK edition, first impression, familiarly inscribed by Auden using his first name reserved for friends, "with love from Wystan" on the title page. This copy derives from the library of his close friend and fellow writer James Stern (1904-1993), with his ownership inscription to front free endpaper.
    Auden was first introduced to James and Tania... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 139414

  14. Academic Graffiti.
    AUDEN, W. H. Academic Graffiti.

    London : 1971

    First edition, first impression, familiarly inscribed by Auden using his first name reserved for friends, "with love from Wystan" on the title page. This copy derives from the library of his close friend and fellow writer James Stern (1904-1993), though without his ownership mark.
    Auden was first introduced to James and Tania Stern by Christopher... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 139415

  15. City Without Walls, and other poems.
    AUDEN, W. H. City Without Walls, and other poems.

    London : 1969

    First edition, first impression, familiarly inscribed by Auden using his first name reserved for friends, "with love from Wystan" on the title page. This copy derives from the library of his close friend and fellow writer James Stern (1904-1993), though without his ownership mark.
    Auden was first introduced to James and Tania Stern by Christopher... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 139413

  16. 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, and a prize rarity in the Corvo corpus. Only two other copies have appeared at auction in over 35 years (one being the Bradley Martin copy in 1990). This fine bright copy also has a rich Corvoid provenance, sequentially owned by Christopher Sclater Millard, A. T. Bartholomew, and Robert Scoble (see below).
    "The... Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 139376

  17. Turtle Island.
    SNYDER, Gary. Turtle Island.

    New York : 1974

    First edition, first printing, scarce first issue (without the Pulitzer sticker to the jacket), inscribed on the title page "For Gary Lepper Gary Snyder", Snyder adding a small ink drawing of a turtle below. Lepper is a bibliographer (the author of A Bibliographical Introduction to Seventy-five Modern American Authors) and book collector based in California.... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 139303

  18. Alexander's Feast; or, the Power of Music.
    (ESSEX HOUSE PRESS.) DRYDEN, John. Alexander's Feast; or, the Power of Music.

    Campden, Gloucestershire : 1904

    First Essex House edition, number 61 of 140 copies only, printed on vellum and hand-illuminated. This is a lovely production of the Essex House Press, number 11 in their "Great Poems of the Language" series. The book's production was overseen by Charles Robert Ashbee (1863-1942), a central figure in the Arts and Craft movement and the founder of the... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 139264

  19. The Temple.
    HERBERT, George. The Temple.

    Cambridge : 1635

    Fourth edition, following the first of 1633. The book - all editions were published posthumously - was enormously popular, with six editions by 1641. "Herbert's English poetry, despite its entanglement with his more partisan personal reputation, was enormously popular. The Temple... appealed to a readership spanning the political and ecclesiastical... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 139017

  20. Collected Poetical Works.
    SWINBURNE, Algernon Charles. Collected Poetical Works.

    London : 1935

    A handsomely bound copy of Swinburne's poetry, first published in this collected edition in 1924. Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 139101

  21. The Works.
    BURNS, Robert. The Works.

    Edinburgh : 1877-9

    First William Scott Douglas edition, a very fine edition, well printed on superior paper, and here abundantly extra-illustrated. The edition is described by ODNB as a "splendid, six-volume library edition. The poems in this edition are arranged chronologically, and while it was the most sumptuous yet published it was also the most complete and correct... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 139102

  22. The Works.
    TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord. The Works.

    London : 1884 & 1893

    An attractive early set of Tennyson's works in a Zaehnsdorf exhibition binding. Collected editions of Tennyson's works began to appear in 1870; the canonical complete works was published in the 1907 to 1908 Eversley edition, edited by the author's son Hallam. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 139099

  23. The Rime of The Ancient Mariner.
    COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor. The Rime of The Ancient Mariner.

    [1913]

    First edition, first impression, one of 525 numbered copies, signed by the artist on the limitation leaf. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 32375

  24. 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

  25. The Iliad [and] Odyssey.
    (NONESUCH PRESS.) HOMER. The Iliad [and] Odyssey.

    [London] : 1931

    First Nonesuch editions, number 313 of 1,450 copies and 3 of 1,300 copies respectively. The Nonesuch Homer was one of the finest productions of the Nonesuch Press, a shining example of how fine printing and commercial viability could be brought together. The Greek text is printed in parallel with the English translation of Alexander Pope, which was... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 135113

  26. Poems 1909-1925.
    ELIOT, T. S. Poems 1909-1925.

    1925

    First edition, first printing of Eliot's early collection of poetry. Contains some of Eliot's most highly-regarded poetry, including such masterpieces as Prufrock, The Hollow Men and The Waste Land. Learn More
    £1,875.00

    Stock Code: 135355

  27. Dirty Beasts.
    DAHL, Roald. Dirty Beasts.

    London : 1983

    Proof copy of the first edition, with publisher's stamp "proof copy only" to the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 138982

  28. An amateur manuscript copy of The Forsaken Merman.
    ARNOLD, Matthew. An amateur manuscript copy of The Forsaken Merman.

    1897

    A unique calligraphic manuscript copy of Arnold's poem "The Forsaken Merman". The present copy includes fine illustrations within ornamental borders, possibly after original designs, in an art nouveau style reminiscent of masters such as Edward Burne-Jones, Robert Anning-Bell, and Walter Crane. We were unable to trace information about the "Dodo" who... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 138062

  29. Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales:
    HALLIWELL, James Orchard. Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales:

    London : 1849

    First edition of this important little work; scarce in commerce. James Orchard Halliwell (later Halliwell-Philipps, 1820-1889), antiquary and literary scholar, co-founder of both the Percy and Shakespeare Societies, is one of the most significant figures in the codification of English nursery rhymes. Popular Rhymes was a sequel to his groundbreaking... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 136692

  30. The Legend of St. Bernard.
    [BACON, Mary Ann.] The Legend of St. Bernard.

    Norwich : [1840]

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Mrs Howlett from her affectionate friend MAB". We can trace ten copies in institutions worldwide, just one of those a presentation copy, inscribed from the author's father (see below).
    The little-known British poet Mary Ann Bacon (fl. 1839-1870, d. 1875) was born into a... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 136220

  31. The Dreamer and the Sheaves,
    ORTON, I. R. The Dreamer and the Sheaves,

    London : 1955

    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author to the title page, "To Alan Guest, best wishes from I. R. Orton". Loosely inserted in this copy are two letters to the editor of Stand magazine and poet Jon Silkin, one in manuscript, dated 27 November 1954; the second typed and signed in manuscript. Alongside the letters Orton has sent... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 136259

  32. The Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats.
    COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor; Percy Bysshe Shelley; John Keats. The Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats.

    Paris : 1829

    First edition of the first anthology of the Romantic writers, also comprising the first collected edition of the poems of John Keats. Each poet is prefaced with a memoir, that of Shelley incorporating Mary Shelley's preface to his Posthumous Poems. Galignani's Paris editions of the English poets were piracies (he also pirated Crabbe, Hazlitt, Washington... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 136066

  33. Poems.
    MEREDITH, George. Poems.

    London : [1851]

    First edition of the author's first book, the publication of which he funded himself. Though he later disowned the work, it was praised at the time by both Tennyson and Charles Kingsley. Learn More
    £825.00

    Stock Code: 130288

  34. La divina commedia.
    DANTE ALIGHIERI. La divina commedia.

    London : 1808-9

    First Zotti edition. Romualdo Zotti (d. c.1819) was an Italian expatriate who acted as a teacher of Italian for young noble women as well as being a printer, producing highly popular guides to French and Italian grammar as well as editions of Italian poets such as Petrarch. Zotti's focus upon the education of the English upper classes is indicated by... Learn More
    £1,350.00

    Stock Code: 124978

  35. The Black Riders and Other Lines.
    CRANE, Stephen. The Black Riders and Other Lines.

    Boston : 1895

    First edition, deluxe issue, one of 50 copies printed in green on japon. The Black Riders is first book of poetry by Stephen Crane (1871-1900), famous for his novels such as his acclaimed Civil War tale The Red Badge of Courage, published in the same year as this collection. Crane was a prolific writer of poetry, though only in private at first, writing... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 117295

  36. The Calling of the Sea.
    HODGSON, William Hope. The Calling of the Sea.

    London : [1920]

    First edition, first impression. This poetry collection was published posthumously by Hodgson's widow, Betty ("Bessie") Gertrude Farnworth; Hodgson died in the First World War, killed by an artillery shell at Ypres on 17 April, 1918. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 103030

  37. The Old Huntsman and Other Poems.
    SASSOON, Siegfried. The Old Huntsman and Other Poems.

    London : 1917

    First edition, first impression, in the very scarce jacket, of Sassoon's first collection of war poetry. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 138949

  38. Questions of Travel.
    BISHOP, Elizabeth. Questions of Travel.

    New York : 1965

    First edition, first printing. Questions of Travel is Bishop's third collection and includes poems based on her experiences living in Brazil, notably "The Armadillo". It was also her first collection to include a short story, "In the Village". Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 138936

  39. Sweeney and the Saint.
    HEANEY, Seamus. Sweeney and the Saint.

    Loughcrew : 1982

    First edition, one of 125 copies. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the manuscript collector and dealer Roy Davids on the title page: "To Roy, with love and happy memories at Christmas, Seamus & Marie & the boys & Catherine Ann." The poem was privately printed for use by the author as his Christmas card for 1982. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 103121

  40. Emblems, Divine and Moral;
    QUARLES, Francis. Emblems, Divine and Moral;

    London : 1723

    An attractive early 18th-century edition of Francis Quarles's Emblems, the most popular and frequently reprinted English emblem book since its original publication in 1634, here also including his second book, Hieroglyphikes, originally published 1638, "the most notable English version of the theme of the ages of man" (ODNB). Each... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 138863

  41. Selected Poems 1956-1968.
    COHEN, Leonard. Selected Poems 1956-1968.

    New York : 1968

    First edition, first printing, clothbound issue, review copy with publisher's slip loosely inserted. Cohen's poetry collection includes "Suzanne Takes You Down" (additionally printed on the rear of the jacket), which had been set to music and performed as Cohen's debut single the previous year. Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 138845

  42. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
    TOLKIEN, J. R. R., & E. V. Gordon, eds. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

    Oxford : 1925

    First edition, first impression. A scholarly edition of the Middle English alliterative romance, the text is reproduced from the original 14th-century manuscript (now held at the British Library) with copious notes, details and glossaries by Tolkien and Gordon, which "opened new fields of study and which remained standard, in revised form, throughout... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 138787

  43. The Works of the English Poets.
    JOHNSON, Samuel, ed. The Works of the English Poets.

    London : 1779-1780

    A superb set of this vast compendium of English poetry, here uniformly bound in an elegant contemporary French morocco binding. The set is complete in 68 volumes, with the 56 poetry volumes, two volumes of index, and the further ten volumes of Johnson's biographies of the poets, published separately and not always accompanying the set. This was the... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 138778

  44. Milton: A Poem.
    BLAKE, William. Milton: A Poem.

    Clairvaux : 1967

    First edition thus, copy S of 26 lettered copies reserved for Lessing J. Rosenwald, the Library of Congress, the Trustees of the William Blake Trust and the Publishers, containing an original guide-sheet and stencil, and a set of hand-coloured plates showing progressive stages in the stencil work, as well as colour collotype proofs, from a total edition... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 115042

  45. Peer Gynt.
    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) IBSEN, Henrik. Peer Gynt.

    London : 1936

    Signed limited edition, number 403 of 460 numbered copies signed by Arthur Rackham. Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 113158

  46. Leaves of Grass.
    WHITMAN, Walt. Leaves of Grass.

    San Francisco : 1930

    First Grabhorn Press edition, number 371 of 400 copies. The largest undertaking of the Grabhorn Press, arguably their finest production, and one of the great examples of American fine printing, using as its text Whitman's final edition of Leaves of Grass, published shortly before his death. Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 138793

  47. Odds and Ends in Prose and Verse.
    [ISAAC, Frederick Simeon?] Odds and Ends in Prose and Verse.

    London : 1908

    First and only edition. A truly sumptuous piece of private publishing, produced as a gift for the author's children and grandchildren, handsomely printed at the Chiswick Press and finely bound by an unnamed binder of real quality. Among the varied pieces is "A Dream, by One who Dreamt It", a prose fantasy, conceived at the time of the Dreyfus case,... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 122897

  48. Apollinaire filmé en 1914.
    (APOLLINAIRE.) ROUVEYRE, André. Apollinaire filmé en 1914.

    Lanzac : 1944

    First and only edition, number 93 of 115 copies on papier Vélin Madagascar. The short film, or succession of photographs, were taken on 2 August 1914 as Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918) on the left, and his friend the artist André Rouveyre (1879-1962), had just returned to Paris and were on their way to the Comœdia's offices to deliver... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 138667

  49. Cleveland undercovers.
    LEVY, D. A. Cleveland undercovers.

    Cleveland : 1966

    First edition, one of 500 copies printed. Levy (1942-1968) was a leading figure in the countercultural movement known as the Cleveland Mimeograph Revolution. His productions, being hand-assembled with small print runs, now survive in relatively small numbers. His introduction declares "to my knowledge this poem is the first poem of any length to be... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 138639

  50. Cleveland undercovers.
    LEVY, D. A. Cleveland undercovers.

    Cleveland : 1966

    First edition, this one of 65 special copies "bound with freak covers by the author" (each being thus unique, this one incorporating old maps of Ohio, a striking photograph of two Native Americans, and newsprint collage), from a total edition of 500. This copy is inscribed on the title page, "many thanks, d. a. levy". Levy (1942-1968) was a leading... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 138636

  51. Doubly inscribed portrait photograph.
    (YEATS, W. B.) BOUGHTON, Alice. Doubly inscribed portrait photograph.

    New York : 1904

    A doubly inscribed portrait photo, inscribed by Yeats to Una Pope-Hennessy, "W B Yeats To Mrs Pope Hennessy" at the foot of the image, and additionally signed by the photographer, "Copyrighted by Alice Boughton Apr. 1904 New York". A remarkable photo, with an appealing association, by the renowned New York photographer. Alice Boughton (1876-1945) opened... Learn More
    £20,000.00

    Stock Code: 131408

  52. Aldine Edition of the British Poets.
    (BRITISH POETS.) Aldine Edition of the British Poets.

    London : [c.1875-83]

    Revised Bell and Daldy Aldine edition. The celebrated Aldine Edition of the British Poets was begun by William Pickering in 1830, with the reputable scholars Alexander Dyce, Nicholas Harris Nicolas, and John Mitford as editors. George Bell bought most of Pickering's publications, including the Aldine series of poets, which he subsequently revised and... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 138234

  53. Œuvres Complètes.
    VERLAINE, Paul. Œuvres Complètes.

    Paris : 1919-20

    A handsomely bound set of Verlaine's poems which includes his collections Poèmes saturniens (1866), Fêtes galantes (1869), Romances sans paroles (1874), Sagesse (1880), and Les Poètes maudits (1884). Romances sans paroles was inspired by Verlaine's relationship with his wife, Mathilde Mauté,... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 138447

  54. Rosalind and Helen.
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Rosalind and Helen.

    London : 1888

    First edition thus of Shelley's long poem "Rosalind and Helen", a conversational lament for a disappointed poet-reformer, set on the shores of Lake Como, begun in Marlowe and completed in 1818 at the baths of Lucca in Tuscany.

    Provenance: the copy of Adolfo de Bosis (1863-1924), with his black ink stamp to title page, an Italian poet, admirer... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 137552

  55. The Works.
    CONGREVE, William. The Works.

    London : 1753

    A collection of reissues of plays and poems by the author, including The Old Batchelor, The Double-dealer, The Way of the World, The Mourning-bride, and Love for Love. All were first performed and published from 1693 to 1700.

    With the bookplate of Sir Joshua Vanneck (17021777), 1st Baronet, of Putney, Surrey, to the front pastedown... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 138561

  56. New Hampshire.
    FROST, Robert. New Hampshire.

    New York : 1923

    First edition, first printing, limited issue, number 167 of 350 copies signed by the author, and rare in the glassine. New Hampshire is one of Frost's most notable books, and won him his first Pulitzer Prize. It contains poems such as the famous "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" and "Fire and Ice". Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 125222

  57. The Poetical Works.
    MILTON, John. The Poetical Works.

    London : 1853

    A handsomely bound copy of Milton's poetical works, including engravings after drawings by William Turner, originally executed for Macrone's edition of Milton published in seven volumes in 1835. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 132662

  58. Poems, By J.D. With elegies on the authors death.
    DONNE, John. Poems, By J.D. With elegies on the authors death.

    London : 1654

    Fourth edition overall, though a reissue, with cancel title page, of the 1650 third edition. Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 134530

  59. The Village Minstrel, and Other Poems.
    CLARE, John. The Village Minstrel, and Other Poems.

    London : 1821

    First edition of Clare's second book of poetry, with no frontispiece to the second volume as required for the first issue. A farm labourer's son, John Clare (1793-1864) had published his first work, Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery, the previous year. It became something of a publishing sensation, with the 1,000 copies of the first edition... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 126172

  60. A Miscellany of Poems by Several Hands.
    (JOHNSON, Samuel.) A Miscellany of Poems by Several Hands.

    Oxford : 1731

    First and sole edition, celebrated for including Samuel Johnson's first appearance in print and the mention of him in the preface as "a Commoner of Pembroke-College in Oxford". Johnson spent only thirteen months at Pembroke (October 1728 to December 1729), forced to leave through financial constraints. His stay may have been short but the nineteen-year... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 125411

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