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HUGHES, Ted. What is the Truth? [Together with:] A March Calf.
London : 1995First 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
KIPLING, Rudyard. Poems 1886-1929.
New York : 1930First and signed limited US edition, number 232 of 525 sets, volume I signed by the author; 12 presentation sets were also issued. This is of the finest editions of Kipling's verse, handsomely printed on handmade paper. Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 125430
GRAVES, Robert. Goliath and David.
London : First and sole edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the verso of the front wrapper, "Ian Hope Simpson, Robert Graves, 1925". John Barclay (Ian) Hope Simpson (1905-1989) was the son of Sir John Hope Simpson, British Liberal politician and author of the first global history of the modern refugee. In the year this work was inscribed, Robert... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 125368
GRAVES, Robert. Treasure Box.
London : First and sole edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the verso of the front wrapper, "Ian Hope Simpson, Robert Graves, 1925". John Barclay (Ian) Hope Simpson (1905-1989) was the son of Sir John Hope Simpson, British Liberal politician and author of the first global history of the modern refugee. In the year this work was inscribed, Robert... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 125375
(POETRY ANTHOLOGY.) THOMAS, Dylan; W. H. Auden; Archibald Macleish; Louis Macneice; Marianne Moore; Frederic Prokosch; Stephen Spender; Wallace Stevens, et al. New Poems 1942.
Mount Vernon, NY : 1942First edition, signed limited issue, one of 59 copies signed by the contributing poets, namely: Conrad Aiken, Kenneth Allott, W. H. Auden, George Barker, John Peale Bishop, R. P. Blackmur, Hugh Chisholm, Gene Derwood, Richard Eberhart, William Empson, Jean Garrigue, Horace Gregory, Alfred Hayes, Ruth Herschberger, Randall Jarrell, Robinson Jeffers,... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 125112
ATWOOD, Margaret. The Circle Game.
Toronto : 1966First edition, superb presentation copy of Atwood's first regularly published book, one of 200 copies issued in wrappers aside from a "Library edition" issue of 50 hardback copies. Atwood has warmly inscribed the half-title, "For Jim Carscallen with thanks for help on earlier MSS., & remembrance of large Vancouver slugs, Peggy Atwood. 1966". Professor... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 124421
POUND, Ezra. The Pisan Cantos.
New York : 1948First edition, first printing, inscribed twice by the author on the front free endpaper: "Eileen from Ezra full benedictions S. Liz 1949", and with his subsequent inscription, "having been forgot returned and re returned repeat 'benedictions' June 58". A superb relic from the St Elizabeth years: the recipient was Eileen Lane Kinney, a member of the... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 124333
ATWOOD, Margaret. The Circle Game.
Toronto : 1966First edition, signed by the author on the title page, one of 200 copies issued in wrappers aside from a "Library edition" of 50 hardback copies. The Circle Game was Atwood's first regularly published book, following only a self-published poetry collection Double Persephone in 1961. It won her the first of her many awards, the Governor-General's Award.... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 124183
SNYDER, Gary. Riprap.
Ashland, MA : 1959First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the title page, one of 500 unnumbered copies of the author's first book, a collection of poems drawing on his experiences as a forest lookout in Yosemite. Gary Snyder (b. 1930) is a leading American poet and environmentalist associated with the Beat Movement. He was described by Murray Bookchin... Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 123962
BETJEMAN, John. Continual Dew.
London : 1937First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, with an autograph Christmas card signed by Betjeman in English and Gaelic loosely inserted. A lovely association copy owned by the Irish architectural historian, writer and poet Maurice Craig (1919-2011), with his bookplate to the front pastedown and ownership inscription,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 123743
(BIDERMANAS, Izis.) CHARLET, Gaston. G. Les Yeux de L'Ame.
Paris : First and limited edition, number 289 of 300 copies issued. Presentation copy, inscribed by the photographer on the front cover of the title bifolium, "a Jeanine et Pierre, ces images de Paris et da Limousin, cordialement I. Bidermanas, 24-XII-1950". Les Yeux de L'Ame is Bidermanas's first published work. His popular Paris des rêves, which followed... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 123836
HARRISON, Tony. Continuous.
London : 1981Signed limited edition, number 6 of 100 copies signed by the author. This copy with the four page order form for the work laid in. The poems in this collection were described in the Poetry Review as, "among the most important poems of our times". Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 123666
HARRISON, Tony. The Mother of the Muses.
London : 1989First and signed limited edition, copy N of 26 lettered copies bound in quarter morocco and signed by the author; a further 100 copies were numbered but unsigned and issued in limp wrappers. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 123693
(MAGRITTE, René.) MESENS, E. L. T. Poèmes 1923-1958.
Paris : 1959Limited edition, inscribed by the author for the surrealist book collector John Lyle, the author's inscription "To John Lyle" repeatedly down the page in different pens, number 432 of 1,050 copies.
A loose printed page from an unknown source is laid-in. On one side there is a French-English parallel text of Mesens's Poem from Complete Woman, which... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 123629
PENROSE, Roland. The Road is Wider Than Long.
London : 1939First and limited edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to French actor and writer Jacques B. Brunius (1906-1967) on the half-title, "à Brunius mon ami, Roland Penrose", number 137 of 510 copies. Penrose visited the Balkans with Lee Miller in 1938 and recorded the tour in this photographic diary, the first work in the Series of Surrealist... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 123648
ZUKOFSKY, Louis. A Test of Poetry.
Brooklyn : 1948First edition, first printing. Presentation copy to Lawrence Ferlinghetti, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Lawrence Ferling sic Luck etc Louis Zukofky Sept 1, 1954". Ferlinghetti was a key figure among the Beat writers and was the publisher of Allen Ginsberg's Howl. Zukofsky's book is an attempt to apply objective principles... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 123336
(GAY SUNSHINE PRESS.) GINSBERG, Allen, & Peter Orlovsky. Straight Hearts' Delight.
San Francisco : 1980First edition, first printing, letter O of 26 specially bound copies signed by Ginsberg and Orlovsky. This is publisher and editor Winston Leyland's own copy of the deluxe issue, additionally signed by him on the title page, and with two unpublished autograph letters signed from Ginsberg to Leyland laid in. The first letter, dated 26 November 1982,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 123246
YEATS, W. B. Autograph letter signed to William Force Stead.
Riversdale, Willbrook, Rathfarnham, Dublin : 26 September A fascinating letter written by Yeats to his friend William Force Stead (1884-1967), expounding the symbolic meanings in the ring that Yeats had had made for him by Edmund Dulac.
Stead was an American-born poet, literary scholar, and Anglican clergyman, who studied at Oxford and then became chaplain and fellow at Worcester College from 1926 to 1933,... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 123152
(GAY SUNSHINE PRESS.) Angels of the Lyre.
San Francisco : June 1975First edition, first printing, very scarce cloth issue, publisher's own copy, number two of 10 copies signed by Leyland, of the first Gay Sunshine Press publication, and one of the earliest openly gay poetry anthologies. This small signed issue was one of 200 hardcover copies, most of which were sold to libraries. This copy comes from Winston Leyland's... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 123172
(GAY SUNSHINE PRESS.) Gay Roots.
San Francisco : 1991-3First edition, first printing, Winston Leyland's own copy of the deluxe signed limited issue, letters B and Z of 26 specially bound copies signed by Leyland, these volumes additionally signed by Leyland on the title pages and deriving from his personal collection. There were also 300 unsigned cloth copies, the vast majority of which were sold to libraries.
Winston... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 123228
HARRISON, Tony. V.
Newcastle upon Tyne : 1985First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the half-title, dated 17 December 1986. Harrison's long poem V. was written after he visited his parents' grave in the cemetery on Beeston Hill, Leeds, to find that it had been graffitied. Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 123109
FROST, Robert. A Boy's Will
London : 1913First edition of Frost's first published book, inscribed by Frost on the blank facing the first printed poem with the then-unpublished 12-line poem "The Same Leaves" written out, signed, and addressed "For Martha Shanner, July 1927". Frost has also signed both the front cover and the title page, both retrospectively dated May 1913. The copy is accompanied... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 122696
NORSE, Harold. The Undersea Mountain.
Denver : 1953First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by the poet, "May 1, 1953 For Howard, With love, Harold". This copy has an appropriate later association for the gay poet's first collection, with the ownership inscription, "Winston Leyland, His Copy". Leyland (b.1940) was a leading figure in American LGBT publishing who won the Stonewall Book... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 122489
SMITH, Clark Ashton. Nero and Other Poems.
Lakeport, CA : 1937First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, this copy is inscribed by the author to "Claire P. Beck, with the kindest regards and best wishes of Clark Ashton Smith, Auburn, Cal., May 8th, 1938", here with the rare glassine jacket intact, one of 250 copies printed. Tipped-in at the rear is a three-page printing of David Warren Ryder's "The Price... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 122426
GRAVES, Robert. Treasure Box.
London : First and sole edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. One of 200 copies, privately distributed, Treasure Box was Graves's first book of poetry after demobilisation following the First World War. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 122139
(BRAUNER, Victor, illus.) GOLL, Yvan. Le Char triomphal de l'antimoine.
Paris : 1949First and limited edition, pre-publication presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title, "à Adolphe de Milly avec mon trés amical souvenir, Yvan Goll, Paris 11 avril 1949"; number 90 of 300 copies on Rives (from a total edition of 333). The colophon notes that "cet ouvrage a été achevé d'imprimeur le 15 Mai 1949". The recipient was a French-born... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 122170
CARMAN, Bliss; & Richard Hovey. More Songs From Vagabondia.
Boston : 1896First edition, one of 60 large paper copies, inscribed and signed by Carman with the 8-line poem "Daisies" (also printed on page 13) written out on the half title, and additionally signed or initialled by Carman no less than 26 times in the text (conceivably marking out the poems of which he, rather than Hovey, was author). Carman has also signed the... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 122231
STEADMAN, Ralph, and others. Steam Press Portfolio No. 3.
London : 1976First and signed limited edition, number 21 of 50 copies. This portfolio comprises of seven broadsides, each individually numbered and signed by Steadman and the relevant poet: Fleur Adcock, Bill Butler, Jane Deverson, David Harsent, Adrian Henri, Roger McGough, and Douglas Mellor. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 122069
HEALY, Dermot. [Works.]
Old Castle : 1992-98-2001-10First editions, first impressions, presentation copies. Each copy is inscribed by the author on the title page to book collector Philip Murray. The Ballyconnel Colours is also signed by McSweeney and contains a postcard from Dermot Healy to Murray tipped-in, "Am at the address below for a few weeks, Dermot Healy x Did not know in time to let you know."... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 122110
(YEATS, W. B.) SCHELL, Sherril. Portrait photograph.
[London : c.1903]This portrait of a pensive Yeats was taken by London-based American photographer Sherril V. Schell (1877-1964), who during the first decades of the 20th century in his London studio executed portraits of several literary figures such as Wilfrid Wilson Gibson and, famously, Rupert Brooke. Schell has signed the mount in pencil, and stamped the mount on... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 121636
(YEATS, W. B.) SCHELL, Sherril. Portrait photograph.
[Victoria, London : c.1903]This portrait of a pensive W. B. Yeats was taken by London-based American photographer Sherril V. Schell (1877-1964), who during the first decades of the 20th century in his Victoria studio executed portraits of several London literary figures such as Wilfrid Wilson Gibson and, famously, Rupert Brooke. Schell has signed the mount in pencil, and stamped... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 121643
SHELLEY, Mary & Percy Bysshe. Autograph letter signed to Claire Clairmont, with a clipped signature of Percy Bysshe Shelley.
[24 South Audley Street] : 2 May 1837Mary writes tersely to her stepsister, in response to a request, enclosing a clipped signature of her late husband ("Yours ever faithfully - Percy B. Shelley"), "I hope the person to whom you give it will appreciate it as it deserves - or I should not like to part with it", she adds. The relationship between the women had been, and continued to be,... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 120615
AYTOUN, Edmondstoune William. Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers, and other Poems.
Edinburgh : 1870First Paton edition. Presentation copy from Victoria's favourite daughter, Princess Beatrice, to the queen's favourite servant, John Brown, inscribed by the princess on the front blank, "To John Brown, with best wishes for the season, from Beatrice, Xmas. 1874". An intriguing association: Brown (1826-1883) had been a significant feature in the royal... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 120539
GRAVES, Robert. Whipperginny.
London : 1923First edition, first impression, rare presentation copy inscribed "Edith Sitwell from Robert Graves and good luck! 1923" on the front free endpaper. Edith Sitwell (1887-1964) and her brothers Osbert and Sacheverell were at the time the darlings of the London literary scene. She was a friend of Graves in the 1920s and visited him in Islip. She admired... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 119069
BROWNING, Robert. The Ring and the Book.
London : 1868-9First edition, superb presentation copy to a fellow poet, with an original unpublished manuscript poem laid-in. This set is inscribed by Browning in each volume to Frederick Locker-Lampson (1821-1895), the well-connected Victorian poet and bibliophile who was well-acquainted with the likes of Arnold, Carlyle, Dickens, Eliot, Hunt, Ruskin, Tennyson,... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 118722
[BROWNING], Elizabeth Barrett. Poems.
London : 1844First edition, first issue, presentation copy, inscribed by the author of the collection that made Elizabeth Barrett's fame: "To Miss Heard, with the author's regards, August 1844". A superb association: Miss Heard was a friend and, in Browning's mind, a rival for the attentions of the blind classicist Hugh Stuart Boyd (1781-1848), to whom she was devoted... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 118727
FAULKNER, William. The Marble Faun.
Boston : 1924First edition, sole printing, presentation copy of Faulkner's first book. This copy has been inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Dink Cearley from Bill Faulkner" and also signed and dated 31 December 1924 on the title page. C. L. ("Dink") Cearley was in 1924 the 19-year-old son of Abb W. Cearley (69 years old, married at age 36) and Mollie Cearley.... Learn More£57,500.00
Stock Code: 118733
HEANEY, Seamus. The Door Stands Open.
Dublin : 2005First edition, signed limited issue, number 94 of 275 copies signed by the author, printed on blue and grey handmade paper, 25 of which were not for sale; a further 60 copies were issued in a glass slipcase, ten of which were not for sale. Published to commemorate the death of the Nobel Prize winning poet Czeslaw Milosz on 14 August 2004, this work... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 118300
DAHL, Roald. Rhyme Stew.
London : 1989First 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
HEANEY, Seamus. Sweeney Astray.
Derry : 1983First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page, "Seamus Heaney, August 1993". Sweeney Astray is the Nobel laureate's modern English translation from the ancient Irish Buile Shuibhne. From the collection of Dr. Peadar Mac Maghnais, a Dublin based doctor and acquaintance of Heaney's from their attendance of the Cumann... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 118227
DIEGO, José de. Pomarrosas.
Barcelona : 1904First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the photographic portrait plate, "Al Sr. Paul Osgood Hardy, en homenaje da simpatia, José de Diego, San Juan - P.R. Enero 2 de 1914" (2 January 1914). The recipient, Osgood Paul Hardy (1889-1955), was a Californian explorer and author of several studies of the Incas and Peru; he served as interpreter... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 118072
NICHOLS, Robert. Ardours and Endurances
New York : First US edition, first printing, fulsomely inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper with an eight-line poetic quotation from "The Full Heart" (printed p. 65). From the library of Lois Walcott Kellogg (1894-1944), wealthy heiress to the Charles P. Kellogg manufacturing fortune through her mother Emma Lois Kellogg, and daughter of Supreme Court... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 117876
MCGONAGALL, Sir William Topaz, Poet, Knight of the White Elephant, Burmah. Beautiful Oban.
Edinburgh, No. 21 Lothian Street : [1894-1902]Very scarce broadside poem by the "World's Worst Poet", William McGonagall (1825-1902), signed at the head, "Sir. Wm. Topaz. McGonagall. Poet". Gord Bambrick in "The Real McGonagall" acknowledges that "William McGonagall is best known as the world's worst poet. His unique style of versification breaks the laws of rhythm, rhyme and common sense in a... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 117956
BROWN, Forman. Spider Kin.
Chicago : 1929First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author, "For Mr and Mrs Parker - a very meager recognition of all their kindness - Forman Brown" on the front free endpaper. The cloth issue with the illustrated jacket precedes the wrappered version, which was issued with a jacket retrospectively advertising this cloth issue and its... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 117759
HUGHES, Ted. Crow Wakes.
Woodford Green, Essex : 1971First edition, first printing, one of the scarce 100 copies retained by the poet, which seldom come to market, this copy signed and numbered by Hughes not once but twice. The title page verso is signed "No 26 Ted Hughes" the front free endpaper is signed and numbered "Ted Hughes 44/88". The printer Alan Tarling informed the bibliographers Sagar and... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 117814
(NASH, Paul.) SHAKESPEARE, William. A Midsummer Nights Dreame.
London : 1924The Players' Shakespeare, limited to 106 copies, signed by the art editor Albert Rotherston, the illustrator Paul Nash, and the introduction writer Harley Granville-Barker. Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 117387
(JONES, Alred Garth.) TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord. In Memoriam.
London : 1901First edition illustrated by Jones, signed limited issue, number 93 of 100 copies, signed and numbered by the illustrator, and printed on "O.W." paper. Alfred Garth Jones, was a popular illustrator known in France and the US as much as in the UK whose work was used in several notable publications, including works by H.G. Wells, John Milton and Arthur... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 117156
HEANEY, Seamus; Max Neumann (illus.) Audenesque.
Paris : 1998First edition, number 90 of 100 copies signed by Heaney and Neumann, of Heaney's poem dedicated to the memory of poet Joseph Brodsky (who had died in 1996), using "Wystan Auden's metric feet" and composed on W. B. Yeats's anniversary. The whole edition was 120 copies, all on velin d'arches, with 20 copies lettered and hors commerce. The poem was first... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 117019
HEANEY, Seamus. Millennium Christmas card, 2000.
Loughcrew : 2000Christmas card inscribed by the author to the manuscript collector and dealer Roy Davids, "Roy-Forge ahead-Seamus & Marie-with thanks for the Sothebys try earlier in the year. (I got her a Rosart-Gregory drawing for Christmas-still at framer's-cheaper, molto!) S. PPS. But maybe even better for the purpose-". The card features the first verse from his... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 116875
ACKROYD, Peter. Country Life.
London : 1978First and limited edition, first impression, number 11 of 26 copies signed and numbered by the author, with the additional facing holograph poem. This is part of the larger edition of 350. One of Ackroyd's earliest works, it features a cover design by Michael Craig-Martin. Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 116876
LONGLEY, Michael. Ten Poems.
Belfast : First edition, first issue, signed and dated by the author on the inner front cover. This is the author's first publication and, as well as being the most desirable, the first issue is by far the scarcest. Festival Publications printed this among a series of pamphlets by other emerging Irish poets like Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, and Philip Hobsbaum;... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 116798
(ELIOT, T. S.) CATTAUI, Georges. La Terre visitée.
Paris : 1945First and limited edition, number 1,167 of 1,240 copies. Presentation copy to T. S. Eliot, inscribed by the author on half-title, "A T. S. Eliot avec l'admiration constante de Georges Cattaui". In 1936 Cattaui translated "Journey of the Magi" and "The Hollow Men" for publication in Mesures and was in correspondence with Eliot during this process. In... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 116647
CREELEY, Robert. Window.
Buffalo, NY : 1988First edition, first printing, number 57 of 100 copies signed by the poet and the artist. A lovely production, pairing poems by Robert Creeley (1926-2005) with artwork by Martha Hooft (1906-1994). Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 116629
GOGARTY, Oliver. Wild Apples. With a Preface by William Butler Yeats.
Dublin : 1930First edition thus, limited issue, presentation copy, inscribed by the author "with homage to Katherine Tynan from Oliver Gogarty, Dublin 24:iv:1930" on the front free endpaper, in the very scarce dust jacket. Katherine Tynan (1859-1931) was a hugely prolific Irish poet, a significant figure in the Irish Renaissance, and a friend of W. B. Yeats. This... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 116603
WALLER, John. The Confessions of Peter Pan.
Oxford : 1941Corrected proof copy, with the author's handwritten corrections to the text in ink, excitedly inscribed by him on the limitation page "First copy of my first book", and marked "Proof copy" in ink and "not for sale" in pencil on the front cover. It was to be published in a limited edition of 307 copies on 4 May 1941, and Waller has annotated the rear... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 116609
(LONGLEY, Michael.) Love Poet, Carpenter.
London : 2009Signed limited edition, number 115 of 195 copies signed by 59 contributors on inserted Fabriano Artistico rear endpapers. This copy is additionally signed by Longley himself.
Love Poet, Carpenter is an anthology containing work by Simon Armitage, Kevin Crossley-Holland, Eamon Duffy, Seamus Heaney, Andrew Motion, and many others, celebrating the life... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 116326