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. Sing-Song.
    ROSSETTI, Christina G. Sing-Song.

    London : 1893

    New and enlarged edition of Christina Rossetti's illustrated book of nursery rhymes, this a very scarce presentation copy inscribed by Christina Rossetti as a Christmas gift, "Henry Edward Stewart, Xmas 1893, from Christina G. Rossetti". The recipient was the infant son of the Rossetti family's doctor, Sir Edward Stewart, who especially attended on... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 136358

  2. The Poems.
    YEATS, W. B. The Poems.

    London : 1949

    First and signed limited edition, number 182 of 375 copies signed by the author to the verso of the half-title, published by Macmillan as a Definitive Edition of his work, as stated in the prospectus, which is not found with this copy. The edition was personally overseen by Yeats's widow, George, the publisher Harold Macmillan, and the publisher's reader... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 131846

  3. Original watercolour landscape in Pornic, France.
    CUMMINGS, E. E. Original watercolour landscape in Pornic, France.

    Pornic, France : [no date]

    A striking example of Cummings's poetic artwork, unusually signed and located by him on the front, and notable for its dreamlike delineation and almost Fauvist colouring. The rustic tower depicted may be one of the many windmills of Brittany, where Cummings visited, painting several rustic scenes.
    Cummings's daughter gave the entire contents of her... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 131043

  4. Poems 1929.
    GRAVES, Robert. Poems 1929.

    London : 1929

    First and signed limited edition, first impression, number 170 of 225 copies, signed by the author. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 122147

  5. War All the Time.
    BUKOWSKI, Charles. War All the Time.

    Santa Barbara : 1984

    First and limited edition, one of "126 numbered copies handbound in boards by Earle Gray, each with an original painting by Charles Bukowski" - this copy not numbered but inscribed "Presentation Copy" and signed by Bukowski. In addition, this copy is inscribed (in characteristic marker pen) on the blank facing the title page: "For Arthur Applebaum -... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 120437

  6. 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

  7. To My Mother.
    SASSOON, Siegfried. To My Mother.

    London : 1928

    Signed limited edition, number 463 of 500 large-paper copies printed on English handmade paper, numbered and signed by the author. Number 14 in the Ariel Poems series, Sassoon's poem pays tribute to his mother, Theresa Thornycroft Sassoon (1853-1947). Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 128229

  8. 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

  9. Crow Wakes.
    HUGHES, Ted. Crow Wakes.

    Woodford Green, Essex : 1971

    First edition, first printing, signed and numbered by Hughes not once but twice, one of the scarce 100 copies retained by the poet. The title page verso is signed "No. 28, Ted Hughes" and the front free endpaper signed and numbered "Ted Hughes 46/88". The printer Alan Tarling informed the bibliographers Sagar and Tabor that "These poems were excluded... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 125129

  10. The Wanderings of Oisin and other poems.
    YEATS, W. B. The Wanderings of Oisin and other poems.

    London : 1889

    First edition, first impression, inscribed by Yeats on the front free endpaper, "To James A. Healy, most of the subscribers for the book were found by John O'Leary, the Fenian leader. W. B. Yeats." James Augustine Healy (1890-1975) was an Irish-American stockbroker, bibliophile, and patron of Irish writers, who donated the James Augustine Healy Collection... Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 112219

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. Signed photographic portrait.
    (TAGORE, Rabindranath.) HOLDT, Hanns (photographer). Signed photographic portrait.

    Munich : 1921

    Very attractive signed portrait of the great Bengali poet, playwright, philosopher and author, captured at the height of his fame, inscribed in ink on the mount "Rabindranath Tagore, June 17 1921"; also signed by the distinguished photographer Hanns Holdt (1880-1972).
    "Tagore's visit to Germany in June 1921 was a sensation, even a phenomenon; during... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 130403

  30. 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

  31. The Night / La Nuit.
    SMITH, Patti, & Tom Verlaine. The Night / La Nuit.

    [Paris] : [1976]

    First French edition, signed by both authors on the rear wrapper, scarce thus. This collaborative work, containing 22 numbered poems (11 by each poet), was first published in a limited edition chapbook by Aloes Books in London the same year. The text is printed in both French and in English. Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 136067

  32. "Argentina, escucha lo que mi patria te dice", typescript poem signed.
    NERUDA, Pablo. "Argentina, escucha lo que mi patria te dice", typescript poem signed.

    [June 1944]

    A scarce example of a signed carbon copy typescript poem by Pablo Neruda, with three small corrections in his hand. The 18-verse poem "Argentina, escucha lo que mi patria te dice" ("Argentina, hear what my country says to you") was written by the Chilean poet and diplomat on 4 June 1944 in response to the coup d'état of 1943 in Argentina. It was first... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 134176

  33. Soldier Songs.
    MACGILL, Patrick. Soldier Songs.

    London : 1917

    First edition, first impression, number 207 of 280 copies printed on handmade paper and signed by the author. Patrick MacGill (1889-1963) was known as the "navvy poet", Soldier Songs "collected his war verse with a valuable preface on songs the soldiers made" (ODNB). Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 133748

  34. Cupid Turned Volunteer.
    ELIZABETH, Princess of the United Kingdom. Cupid Turned Volunteer.

    London : 1804

    First edition, signed by "Elizabeth" on the half-title. Published at the height of the Georgian volunteer movement for the war against Napoleon, this book contains a series of engraving based on drawings by Princess Elizabeth, daughter of George III, showing cupid training to fight the French. Each picture depicting scenes of "Genius, Loyalty, and Patriotism"... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 129967

  35. 137087comp
    LE GALLIENNE, Richard. Odes of Hafiz.

    New York : 1903

    First edition, number 36 of 335 copies privately printed at the Heintzemann Press, Boston, signed by the translator on the half-title verso. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 137087

  36. The Deserted Village.
    (ESSEX HOUSE PRESS.) GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Deserted Village.

    Campden, Gloucestershire : 1904

    First Essex House Press edition, number 120 of 150 copies only, printed on vellum and hand illuminated. Goldsmith's poem, first published in 1770, is a pastoral elegy and political polemic which depicts an idealised, and supposedly lost, rural lifestyle. It is presented here as the twelfth work in the Essex House Press Great Poems Series. The Essex... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 137543

  37. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.
    FITZGERALD, Edward (trans). Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

    London : 1940

    First edition thus, first printing, number 44 of 125 copies signed by the artist and specially bound. The text reprints FitzGerald's first published version of the Rubáiyát in 1859.

    Gooden (1892-1955) was an English artist who studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and is best known for his fine copper engravings. His work includes several... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 137333

  38. On the Suchness of the Old Boy.
    DURRELL, Lawrence. On the Suchness of the Old Boy.

    London : 1972

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 177 of 226 copies signed by the poet and the artist, consisting of 200 numbered and 26 lettered copies. None of the lettered copies were for sale. This was the only collaboration between Sappho Durrell and her father; she was 21 at the time of publication and completing an English degree from York University.... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 116595

  39. Catullus. (Gai Valeri Catulli Veronensis Liber.)
    CATULLUS; Celia & Louis Zukofsky, trans. Catullus. (Gai Valeri Catulli Veronensis Liber.)

    London : 1969

    First Zukofsky edition of Catullus, this the publisher's copy inscribed for him by the Zukofskys under their preface, "Tom Maschler's copy as ever, Celia Zukofsky, Louis Zukofsky in his hand, May 20, 1969". These translations are a significant feature of the experimental output of American poet Louis Zukofsky, who with his wife Celia managed to execute... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 132634

  40. Poems.
    OSHIMA, Shotaro. Poems.

    Tokyo : 1939

    First edition, first printing, number 177 of 350 issued copies, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "Mr Laurence Binyon With all good wishes from the Author, October 25, 1939". Loosely inserted are two letters (and washi paper envelope) to Binyon: one an autograph letter from Oshima, dated October 27, 1939; the other a typed letter... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 137118

  41. Cavalcanti Poems.
    POUND, Ezra. Cavalcanti Poems.

    New York : 1966

    Signed limited edition, no. 9 of 190 copies signed by the author and printed on Perscia paper. The poems were first published in 1953 in The Translations of Ezra Pound. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 136812

  42. Prométhée.
    (MOORE, Henry.) GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von, & André Gide (trans.) Prométhée.

    Paris : 1950-51

    First and limited edition of Moore's first lithographic portfolio, this copy marked "H.C." (hors de commerce) and initialled by the publisher P. A. Nicaise, perhaps one of the copies réservées à des collaborateurs (reserved for collaborators); the edition was limited to 183 copies on vélin de chiffon à la forme des Papeteries du Marais.... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 135517

  43. The Heights of Macchu Picchu.
    NERUDA, Pablo. The Heights of Macchu Picchu.

    London : 1966

    First English-language edition, first impression, of Neruda's masterpiece, a superb presentation copy from the poet to the publisher, inscribed "Un abrazo a Tom de su amigo Pablo 1970" on the front free endpaper, with Tom Maschler's bookplate to front pastedown. Maschler was the head of Jonathan Cape, and a hugely influential figure in 20th-century... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 132725

  44. Recklings.
    HUGHES, Ted. Recklings.

    London : 1966

    First edition, limited issue, number 130 of 150 copies, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to his sister, "With love to Olwyn from Ted, January 1967". This copy is from the library of Frieda Hughes, daughter of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, though unmarked as such. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 126118

  45. Incredible Good Fortune.
    LE GUIN, Ursula K. Incredible Good Fortune.

    Boston : 2006

    First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 136621

  46. Four Quartets.
    ELIOT, T. S. Four Quartets.

    London : 1960

    First Bodoni edition, number 87 of 290 copies signed by the poet. A magnificent piece of book production executed in Verona under the direction of Giovanni Mardersteig, the greatest printer of the 20th century. Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 136811

  47. Poems.
    HUGHES, Ted; Ruth Fainlight; Alan Sillitoe. Poems.

    London : 1971

    First and sole edition, signed limited issue, number 58 or 59 of 300 copies on mould rag paper, signed by the authors on the limitation page. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 136536

  48. Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror.
    ASHBERY, John. Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror.

    New York : 1975

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed "for Anne Fremantle, with admiration, John Ashbery, December 1 1975" to half-title. The recipient is "Anne Fremantle, a British-born author, art critic, essayist and editor" (The New York Times obituary, 28 December 2002, retrieved 29.11.19), who also "published her first poems in 1931 and followed... Learn More
    £800.00

    Stock Code: 135895

  49. Tides.
    DRINKWATER, John. Tides.

    London : 1917

    First trade edition, first impression, the dedication copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title verso "To Sir Ian Hamilton from John Drinkwater 1917". Drinkwater dedicates the book to General Sir Ian Hamilton with the dedicatory stanza "because the darling chivalries, / that light your battle-line, belong / to music's heart no less than these,... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 134237

  50. 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

  51. Rain-Charm for the Duchy and Other Laureate Poems.
    HUGHES, Ted. Rain-Charm for the Duchy and Other Laureate Poems.

    London : 1992

    First edition, signed limited issue, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister on the half-title, "For Olwyn, with love, Ted Christmas 1991", together with a large original ornate ink drawing of a fantastical garden. Number XI of 30 copies numbered in Roman numerals, signed and reserved by the author. There were also 250 numbered and... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 125774

  52. Poikilos.
    MEYER, Tom. Poikilos.

    Urbana, IL : 1971

    First edition, first printing, inscribed with a poem on the half-title, "wet windows / no tears / only rain / January 1978, a 'thread' for Winston from Tom". Two hundred and fifty copies were produced of this finely printed collection of poems. The recipient was Winston Leyland (b.1940), a leading figure in American LGBT publishing who won the Stonewall... Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 122967

  53. Song of Peace:
    LOWENFELS, Walter, & Anton Refregier. Song of Peace:

    New York : 1959

    First and limited edition, of 1,000 copies, signed by both author and illustrator, this copy additionally inscribed by Lowenfels on a preliminary blank, "For Sol Mandelblatt, these anecdotes of the service, Walter Lowenfels, Mays Landing his sometime New Jersey home 1962". A most attractive provenance that links Lowenfels (1897-1976), one of America's... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 79776

  54. Collected Animal Poems.
    HUGHES, Ted. Collected Animal Poems.

    London : 1995

    First collected edition, first impression; signed by the poet on the half-title of volume 1. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 136115

  55. Severn & Somme.
    GURNEY, Ivor. Severn & Somme.

    London : 1917

    First edition, first impression, of the author's first book, scarce in commerce. This is one of only two works published in Gurney's lifetime, this collection inspired by the poet's beloved Gloucestershire and written in large part while he was serving as a private with the 2nd/5th Gloucesters from May 1916. Wounded and gassed in September 1917 during... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 135974

  56. Hommage A Rimbaud.
    (RIMBAUD, Arthur.) VIEILLARD, Roger. Hommage A Rimbaud.

    Paris : 1945

    First edition, first printing, inscribed in pencil "à Ralph Kirkpatrick pour 'les possibilités harmoniques' Roger Vieillard amicalement" inside the first blank, including two musical drawings, further drawings on the title page with the caption "pour Ralph Kirkparick" signed with Vieillard's "RV" monogram and dated "1942-1971-1982". This copy number... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 135463

  57. First Poems.
    POWELL, Enoch. First Poems.

    Oxford : 1937

    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 135414

  58. Dramatis Personae.
    BROWNING, Robert. Dramatis Personae.

    London : 1864

    First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Mrs Grant Duff from Robert Browning, May 30, '64". The recipient was an acquaintance of Browning's; copies of a few letters from him to her are laid in, dating from around the time of the inscription. Dramatis Personae was Browning's first book following the death of his wife... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 134883

  59. Sonnets.
    DOUGLAS, Alfred. Sonnets.

    London : 1909

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author "For Mrs Watts Dunton, June 1918. Alfred Bruce Douglas" on the half-title. The recipient, Clara Watts Dunton, née Reich (18761938), was the widow of Theodore Watts Dunton (18321914), an influential pre-Raphaelite critic, poet, and close friend of Algernon Swinburne. Watts had control of Swinburn's... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 134451

  60. 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

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