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Rare first editions, signed and inscribed copies, deluxe and collectible editions of books of poetry; also individual poems and related ephemera.

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  1. Poems from the Japanese.
    (JAPANESE POETRY.) LEVITT, Martin, & Lafcadio Hearn. Poems from the Japanese.

    [No place] : 1958

    First edition, number 52 of 150 copies on folded hemp paper, signed by Levitt. This is the first Mandrill Press publication, which appears to have published only one other book: Flower-gazer: Japanese poems, printed in 1961.
    This publication, in the Japanese woodblock printing style, brings together Haiku poems of various eras which "were... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 132198

  2. Remains of Elmet.
    HUGHES, Ted. Remains of Elmet.

    London : 1979

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author "For Janos with lots of love from Ted June 16th 1979" on the half-title. The recipient was Janos Csokits (19282011), a Hungarian poet and close friend of Hughes, who worked with him on the translation of fellow Hungarian poet, János Pilinszky. Csokits was introduced to Hughes... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 135038

  3. Animal Poems.
    HUGHES, Ted. Animal Poems.

    Crediton : [1967]

    First edition, one of 20 copies containing a manuscript poem, this copy with The Hawk in the Rain, additionally signed and numbered by the author, this being number 37, and bound in decorative wrappers. This edition was published with a total limitation of 100, of which six were bound in green morocco with each poem written by the author in manuscript... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 134125

  4. The Countess Kathleen
    YEATS, W. B. The Countess Kathleen

    London : 1892

    First edition, number one of 30 printed on japon, specially bound in full vellum, and signed by the publisher T. Fisher Unwin, this being his own retained copy. Countess Kathleen was Yeats's second collection, and the first to include "The Lake Isle of Innisfree", perhaps his most famous poem. "His best writing of the 1890s would follow the... Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 133548

  5. Squarings.
    HEANEY, Seamus. Squarings.

    Dublin : 1991

    First edition, signed limited issue, number five of ten author's proofs, signed by both the author and illustrator, from a total run of 100 copies, of which 60 were for sale. This copy has an additional inscription by Heaney quoting from his poem Fosterling, "Air to brighten, Time to be dazzled, and the heart to lighten", facing the frontispiece. These... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 133558

  6. Imaginary Letters.
    POUND, Ezra. Imaginary Letters.

    Paris : 1930

    First edition, first printing, deluxe signed limited issue, number 46 of 50 copies printed on Japanese vellum and signed by the author. There were also 350 ordinary copies issued unsigned on Navarre, and 25 hors commerce. Imaginary Letters is one of the exquisitely produced books put out by the Black Sun Press, founded by the wild and wealthy avante-garde... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 133236

  7. Dos poetas españoles. Federico García Lorca. Rafael Alberti.
    SCARPA, Roque Esteban. Dos poetas españoles. Federico García Lorca. Rafael Alberti.

    Santiago : 1935

    First edition, first printing. With a signed presentation inscription from the author to the philosopher and essayist Ramiro de Maeztu on the verso of the front wrapper: "A Ramiro de Maeztu, mi devoción por su obra maravillosamente hispana, cerradamente española. R. E. Scarpa... Stgo de Chile. Dic. 1935" ("To Ramiro de Maeztu, my devotion to his marvellously... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 132519

  8. Poems from the Japanese.
    (JAPANESE POETRY.) LEVITT, Martin, & Lafcadio Hearn. Poems from the Japanese.

    [No place] : 1958

    First and signed limited edition, number 81 of 150 copies on folded hemp paper, signed by Levitt. This is the first Mandrill Press publication, which appears to have published only one other book: Flower-gazer: Japanese poems, printed in 1961. This publication, in the Japanese woodblock printing style, brings together Haiku poems of various... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 132202

  9. Faust.
    (PASTERNAK, Boris, trans.; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.) Faust.

    [Leningrad] : 1953

    First edition of Pasternak's Russian translation of Goethe's masterpiece, presentation copy inscribed to a close friend and fellow poet, "to one of the most interesting people and the best poets of the present times, Simon Chikovani, with love and devotion, B. Pasternak, 9 February 1954", on the front free endpaper.
    Chikovani (1902-1966) was a "lifelong... Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 132166

  10. North.
    HEANEY, Seamus. North.

    London : 1975

    First 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

  11. The Victoria Regia.
    (NIGHTINGALE, Florence.) PROCTER, Adelaide Anne (ed.) The Victoria Regia.

    London : 1861

    First 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 work as a gift provides insight into her active support of women's... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 131565

  12. Obras I. Lamentaciones.
    (BORGES, Jorge Luis.) ALMAFUERTE. Obras I. Lamentaciones.

    La Plata : 1906

    First 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

  13. "A" - 14.
    ZUKOFSKY, Louis. "A" - 14.

    London : 1967

    First 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

  14. New Poems.
    THOMAS, Dylan. New Poems.

    Norfolk, CN : 1943

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front pastedown, "To Lord Howard de Walden, from Dylan Thomas, November 1944". The recipient was influential Welsh arts patron Thomas Evelyn Scott-Ellis, the 8th Baron Howard de Walden, who lived nearby Thomas at Plas Llanina, whilst Thomas was living in a coastal bungalow,... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 131353

  15. "A".
    ZUKOFSKY, Louis. "A".

    London : 1966

    First 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

  16. Prisons We Choose to Live Inside.
    LESSING, Doris. Prisons We Choose to Live Inside.

    Montreal : 1986

    First 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

  17. [Roller Poem.]
    GYSIN, Brion. [Roller Poem.]

    Antwerp : 1977

    First 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 WorldCat, one at SUNY and the other at the National Library... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 131065

  18. All the collected short poems 1923-1958.
    ZUKOFSKY, Louis. All the collected short poems 1923-1958.

    New York : 1965

    First 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

  19. All the collected short poems 1923-1958.
    ZUKOFSKY, Louis. All the collected short poems 1923-1958.

    London : 1966

    First 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

  20. After Summer.
    HEANEY, Seamus. After Summer.

    Massachusetts : 1978

    First and signed limited edition. One of 250 copies signed by the author. After Summer contains two poems, Elegy and Leavings. Learn More
    £800.00

    Stock Code: 130877

  21. Twenty Sonnets to Mary.
    [JAMES,] Edward. Twenty Sonnets to Mary.

    [London] : [1931]

    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

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

    London : 1926

    Signed 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

  23. Hark the Herald.
    (POUND, Ezra.) ALDINGTON, Richard. Hark the Herald.

    [La Chapelle-Réanville] : 1928

    First 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

  24. Fifty Romance Lyric Poems,
    (POUND, Ezra.) ALDINGTON, Richard. Fifty Romance Lyric Poems,

    London : 1948

    First 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

  25. Hawk on the Wind.
    DERLETH, August. Hawk on the Wind.

    Philadelphia : 1938

    First 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

  26. Howl and other poems.
    GINSBERG, Allen. Howl and other poems.

    San Francisco : 1993

    First 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

  27. Poems 1886-1929.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Poems 1886-1929.

    New York : 1930

    First 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

  28. Pity the Nation.
    DAHI, Soheyl, & Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Pity the Nation.

    2007

    Signed limited edition, number 6 of 20 copies signed by Ferlinghetti along with two signed paintings by Soheyl Dahi. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 128801

  29. The Art of Poetry.
    (STARK, Freya) KER, William Paton. The Art of Poetry.

    Oxford : 1923

    First Edition. Freya Stark's personal copy of Professor William Ker's lectures delivered as Professor of Poetry in Oxford between 1920 and 1922, which was given to Stark by Ker's sister just a few weeks after Ker's death on 17th July and bears is inscribed to her, "Freya Stark. 6th August 1923. Love P.M.K Penelope M. Ker". An elegant Reynolds Stone... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 127606

  30. Two manuscript poems, inscribed: "So Run the Sands Back up the Glass" and "The East is Up".
    BRADBURY, Ray. Two manuscript poems, inscribed: "So Run the Sands Back up the Glass" and "The East is Up".

    [Los Angeles : 1961 & 1980]

    Presentation copies of two original manuscripts, both inscribed by the author to his old friend Douglas Menville, the science fiction and fantasy writer.
    "So Run the Sands Back Up the Glass" is a corrected typescript dated 1961, and apparently unpublished, inscribed by the author on the recto, "For Doug, with my friendliest wishes - this original... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 127474

  31. [The Dead.]
    BROOKE, Rupert. [The Dead.]

    [c.1917]

    A rare wartime issue of part of Rupert Brooke's best-known poems, "The Dead", printing on a large single sheet the first stanza, beginning "Blow out, you bugles... ". The sheet is signed below on two printed lines over the legend "War Command" Lieutenant-General Sir Fenton Aylmer (1862-1935), recipient of the Victoria Cross and commander of the Tigris... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 127049

  32. Poems for Shakespeare 3.
    THWAITE, Anthony (ed.) Poems for Shakespeare 3.

    London : 1974

    Signed limited edition of a 100 copies, this copy out of series, signed by the editor on the title page and by all 14 contributing poets on the facing page. The copy of the editor Anthony Thwaite, with his ownership signature in pencil to the front free endpaper. The signed issue preceded the trade edition. Together with a card from Sam Wanamaker to... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 126572

  33. The Martyrdom of Bishop Farrar.
    HUGHES, Ted. The Martyrdom of Bishop Farrar.

    Crediton, Devon : 1970

    First 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

  34. Sunstruck.
    HUGHES, Ted. Sunstruck.

    Knotting : 1977

    First 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

  35. North.
    HEANEY, Seamus. North.

    London : 1975

    First edition, first impression, signed by Heaney on the title page, scarce cloth issue. This copy has the ownership inscription of Anthony Thwaite (b. 1930), an important English poet and editor of "the Movement", and the literary executor of Philip Larkin. Thwaite had favourably reviewed Heaney's 1969 collection Door into the Dark in the... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 126140

  36. Station Island.
    HEANEY, Seamus. Station Island.

    New York : 1985

    First US edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Martha, Sláinte! Seamus Heaney, April 1985". The author's sixth book of poetry, Station Island was first published in the UK the preceding year. Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 126159

  37. The Silence of Amor.
    [SHARPE, William.] MACLEOD, Fiona. The Silence of Amor.

    Edinburgh : 1896

    Offprint from From the Hills of Dream, inscribed pseudonymously by the author on the first blank, "To George Cotterell, Poet and Friend, In Christmas Greeting, from Fiona MacLeod". Sharp later dedicated Ecce Puella and Other Prose Imagining (1896), which he published under his real name, to Cotterell (1839-1898). Writer and editor William Sharp (1855-1905)... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 126170

  38. Remains of Elmet.
    HUGHES, Ted. Remains of Elmet.

    London : 1979

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 123 of 180 copies numbered and signed by the author. This copy is from the library of Frieda Hughes, daughter of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, though unmarked as such. Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 126076

  39. Rudyard Kipling's Verse.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Rudyard Kipling's Verse.

    London : 1919

    First UK edition, first impression, deluxe limited issue, 90 of 100 sets numbered and signed by Kipling on the limitation page of each volume. "This edition was brought together at the publisher, Frank N. Doubleday's suggestion after much talk. It was to be tried out in the USA and if successful republished in England... The idea of the book was born... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 126105

  40. Eclipse.
    HUGHES, Ted. Eclipse.

    Knotting, Bedfordshire : 1976

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister a month after its publication on the title page, "For Olwyn, much love, Ted 24 Aug 76". This copy is number 58 of 250 copies, of which numbers 1-50 were signed by the author.
    Hughes was very close to his sister Olwyn. After Plath's suicide in 1963 Olwyn helped... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 126110

  41. A Solstice.
    HUGHES, Ted. A Solstice.

    Knotting, Bedfordshire : 1978

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister in the month after its publication on the title page, "For Olwyn, with love from Ted, August 1978". This copy is number 140 of 350 copies, of which only the first 100 were to be signed by the poet; this copy is, however, also signed on the limitation page. There... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 126111

  42. A Crow Hymn.
    HUGHES, Ted. A Crow Hymn.

    Frensham, Surrey : 1970

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister in the month of its publication on the title page, "To Olwyn, with love from Ted, March 23rd 70". This is one of approximately eight copies that Sagar & Tabor record as being out of series. Otherwise the edition was limited to 100 copies, of which 26 copies were... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 126112

  43. Scapegoats and Rabies.
    HUGHES, Ted. Scapegoats and Rabies.

    London : 1967

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister Olwyn less than a month after its publication on the title page, "With love to Olwyn from Ted May 1st 1967". This is copy C of 26 copies lettered A-Z and signed by the author. A further 380 unsigned copies went on general sale. This copy is from the library of... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 126113

  44. Compassion.
    HARDY, Thomas. Compassion.

    Dorchester : 1924

    First edition, sole impression, number 8 of 25 copies numbered and initialled by Florence Emily Hardy; this copy is additionally signed by the author at the end of the poem. Hardy wrote this work at the request of the RSPCA as part of their centenary celebrations. It was printed in The Times on 16 June 1924, where it was stated that there was... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 126133

  45. Crow Wakes.
    HUGHES, Ted. Crow Wakes.

    Woodford Green, Essex : 1971

    First edition, first impression, one of around 230 (stated 200) copies. Presentation copy to the author's sister Olwyn Hughes, inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Olwyn love from Ted Sept 20th 1971", with the inscription repeated upside down on the rear endpaper, no doubt by mistake, below Hughes's manuscript addition "author's copy No. 2. Sept... Learn More
    £1,350.00

    Stock Code: 125955

  46. Meet My Folks.
    HUGHES, Ted. Meet My Folks.

    London : 1961

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy of Hughes's first book of children's verse, inscribed by him to his sister Olwyn Hughes, "To Olwyn with love from Ted April 1st, 1961", on the front free endpaper, six days prior to publication. Hughes was very close to his sister Olwyn. After Plath's suicide in 1963 Olwyn helped to bring up their children,... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 125956

  47. Crow.
    HUGHES, Ted. Crow.

    London : 1970

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author to his sister Olwyn Hughes, inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Olwyn with lots of love from Ted 30th Sept 70", surrounded by a hand-drawn long-tailed lizard upon a leaf. The inscription precedes the book's publication on the 12 October 1970 by a couple of weeks. Mostly written... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 125957

  48. Wodwo.
    HUGHES, Ted. Wodwo.

    New York : 1967

    First US edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister Olwyn Hughes on the front free endpaper: "To Olwyn with love Xmas 1967 from Ted". The UK edition had been published earlier that year, with the text slightly revised for the American edition. Hughes was very close to his sister Olwyn. After Plath's suicide in... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 125960

  49. [Seven titles from the Cameo Series:]
    (UNWIN, T. Fisher, pub.) WATSON, William, Frédéric Mistral, A. Mary F. Robinson, Robert Burns, Katherine Tynan, & José Echegaray. [Seven titles from the Cameo Series:]

    London : 1890-95

    The publisher's retained first copies of the rare deluxe japon issue of seven titles in Unwin's Cameo Series, each copy number 1 of 30 numbered copies only printed on japon vellum, three signed by the publisher on the colophon; all from the personal library of Thomas Fisher Unwin (1848-1935).
    Unwin's Cameo series of poetry was a distinctively packaged... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 125995

  50. Wodwo.
    HUGHES, Ted. Wodwo.

    London : 1967

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author to his sister Olwyn Hughes, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Olwyn with love from Ted 21st April 1967". The inscription preceded the publication of the book, on 18 May 1967, by a month. Sagor and Tabor cite another copy inscribed to Hughes's brother Gerald on 27 April. Hughes... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 125852

  51. A Primer of Birds.
    HUGHES, Ted. A Primer of Birds.

    Devon : 1981

    First edition, signed limited issue, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister on the front free endpaper, "For Olwyn, with love Xmas 1981 from Carol and Ted", and with an original unpublished 19-line manuscript poem on a rear blank entitled "Some Spare Cormorant for Olwyn". This is number 151 of 250 copies signed by both the author and... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 125873

  52. Gaudete.
    HUGHES, Ted. Gaudete.

    London : 1977

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to the author's sister Olwyn Hughes, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Olwyn much love from Ted 22nd April 77". Hughes was very close to his sister Olwyn. After Plath's suicide in 1963 Olwyn helped to bring up their children, became her brother's literary agent, established the Rainbow Press... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 125889

  53. Wolfwatching.
    HUGHES, Ted. Wolfwatching.

    London : 1989

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to the author's sister Olwyn, inscribed on the front free endpaper on the day of publication: "For Olwyn / Did we hit? / Or did we miss?/ How do we come / To be doing this? / Love from me Ted 18 September 1989". The short poem, or extract thereof, could not be traced in Hughes's published works. Hughes... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 125891

  54. Moon-Bells and Other Poems.
    HUGHES, Ted. Moon-Bells and Other Poems.

    London : 1978

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Olwyn, lots of love from Ted Feb. 1978". Hughes was very close to his sister Olwyn. After Plath's suicide in 1963 Olwyn helped to bring up their children, became her brother's literary agent, established the Rainbow Press with Ted in 1971 to... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 125892

  55. Flowers and Insects
    HUGHES, Ted. Flowers and Insects

    London : 1986

    First UK edition, first impression. Presentation copy to the author's sister Olwyn Hughes, inscribed on the half-title "For Olwyn - love from Ted November 1986". The American edition had been published in September 1986, the UK edition in October. Hughes was very close to his sister Olwyn. After Plath's suicide in 1963 Olwyn helped to bring up their... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 125893

  56. Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being.
    HUGHES, Ted. Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being.

    London : 1992

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to the author's sister Olwyn Hughes, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Olwyn love Ted 9th March 1992". The inscription precedes the book's publication date, on 13 April 1992, by a month. Hughes was very close to his sister Olwyn. After Plath's suicide in 1963 Olwyn helped to bring up their... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 125908

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

    London : 1936

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 65 of 460 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 125922

  58. Orts.
    HUGHES, Ted. Orts.

    London : 1978

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 161 of 200 copies signed by the author. This copy is from the library of Frieda Hughes, daughter of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, though unmarked as such. "Orts" is a Middle English word meaning scraps or leftovers. Many of the poems in this collection were left over from the unpublished Lumb's Remains, which... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 125734

  59. Prometheus on His Crag.
    HUGHES, Ted. Prometheus on His Crag.

    London : 1973

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 25 of 160 copies signed by the author and artist. This copy is from the library of Frieda Hughes, daughter of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, though unmarked as such. This work is described by Ted Hughes as "a numb poem about numbness" in which "Prometheus eventually comes to terms with the vulture which torments... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 125737

  60. What is the Truth? [Together with:] A March Calf.
    HUGHES, Ted. What is the Truth? [Together with:] A March Calf.

    London : 1995

    First editions, first impressions, paperback issues. Dedication copies, both inscribed on the front free endpaper to the author's sister Olwyn Hughes: "For Olwyn with love Ted October 1995". Olwyn and Gerald, Hughes's brother, shared the dedication of the four Animal Poems books, with these two books being vols. II and III. Hughes was very close to... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 125811

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