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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
GIBSON, Wilfrid. Challenge.
London : 1942First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by author on the half-title, "To Stephen Gwynn from Wilfrid Gibson". It is likely that the recipient was the Irish journalist, politician, and poet Stephen Lucius Gwynn (1864-1950). This collection features poems inspired by the First World War, in which both men fought. Challenge is an example... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 116364
LINDSAY, [Nicholas] Vachel. Group of three inscribed works.
New York : 1914-1920First editions, except The Chinese Nightingale, 1919 (first published 1917). Uniformly bound for Thomas Rénaud Rutter, and each signed and inscribed by Lindsay on the first blanks: the first to Renaud's mother, Mrs. Louise Warren Rutter, with her bookplate to verso of the front free endpaper facing; the second with "My most fraternal good wishes to... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 115267
BLAKE, William. The Book of Los.
Clairvaux : 1976First edition thus, copy II of 32 copies bound in full morocco with an original guide sheet, stencil and copperplate, and a set of extra plates showing progressive stages of the collotype and hand-stencil process, from a total edition of 538 copies, printed on Arches pure rag paper made to match the paper used by Blake. Blake scholar Geoffrey Keynes... Learn More£1,275.00
Stock Code: 115051
(BACON, Francis.) COUTURIER, Michel, & Robert Groborne. Constante parité.
Paris : 1977First and limited edition, number 312 of 530 copies. Presentation copy to Francis Bacon inscribed by the author and signed by the artist on the title page: "Pour Francis Bacon, en espérant qu'un jour très prochain nous travaillions à quelque chose de moins abstrait sur son œuvre avec l'admiration et l'amitié de Michel Couturier, R. Groborne" (title... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 114971
DERLETH, August. Here on a Darkling Plain.
Philadelphia : 1940First edition, first printing, the publisher's copy inscribed to him by Derleth, "To Bill McElwee, who bears stolidly with me - Cordially, August Derleth", additionally inscribed with three lines of poetry "The lost child / less than the dry leaf that blows / along the walls. May 1940". The recipient was the publisher at Ritten House, William J. McElwee.... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 114741
DERLETH, August. Here on a Darkling Plain.
Philadelphia : 1940First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed with an original poem to the publisher's wife, with the inscription on the front free endpaper reading "To Laura McElwee, Cordially, August Derleth, May 1940" and the poem "The lost child, / less than the dry leaf blown / along the walls". The recipient was the wife of Ritten House publisher... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 114742
WILSON, T. P. Cameron. Magpies in Picardy.
London : 1919First edition, first impression, in the very scarce dust jacket designed by Claude Lovat Fraser. A poignant copy, with a laid-in note inscribed by Wilson's bereaved parents in pencil to the Vicar of Tunbridge Wells: "Rev: J. F. A. Wicksteed with all good wishes from A. F. & T. Cameron Wilson, Paignton". The poet, Captain Theodore Percival Cameron Wilson... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 114792
LE GALLIENNE, Richard. Omar Repentant.
New York : 1908First edition, signed limited issue. Number 89 of 100 copies on Japanese vellum signed by the author, with an additional quatrain not appearing in the trade edition. Le Gallienne had published a translation of Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat in 1897, but Omar Repentant is his own creation, a poetic satire on Khayyam's own adulation of drink as a solution to... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 114553
STEADMAN, Ralph, & others. Steam Press Portfolio No. 2.
London : 1974First edition, number 17 of 50 copies, with each broadside numbered and signed by Steadman, and with each poem signed by the respective authors (Alan Stillitoe, Lawrence Durrell, Lyman Andrews, Asa Benveniste, Sylvia Plath, and Ruth Fainlight), except for Plath's. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 113954
LONGLEY, Michael. Poems.
Edinburgh : 1985First edition, first impression, case-bound issue. Inscribed by the author "For Phil Murray, warmest regard, Michael Longley, Sligo 85" on the title page. Poems was also issued in paper wrappers. Dr Philip Murray is an Irish bibliophile and author The Adventures of a Book Collector (2011). Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 113526
SMITH, Stevie. Harold's Leap.
London : 1950First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To Naomi Replansky, from Stevie Smith" on the front free endpaper, with errata supplied throughout in Smith's holograph.
Beneath the title of "The River God" Smith adds "(of the River Mimram, in Hertfordshire)", and makes minor revisions to "Harold's Leap", "Thought is... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 112543
(ROSSETTI, Dante Gabriel.) MEREDITH, George. Modern Love, and the Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads.
London : 1862First edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author to D. G. Rossetti on the title page, "Dante Gabriel Rossetti, from his friend, George Meredith", with authorial manuscript corrections in the text. (The Hayward exhibition copy, also inscribed and corrected, had a note in Merdith's hand apologizing for "Errata ennumerable".) Meredith's novel Evan... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 111629
MERRILL, James. Yannina.
New York : 1973First edition, signed limited issue. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Love to Uma, from Jamie - v. 73". This is an out of series copy, signed by the author and marked "hors commerce". The edition consisted of 26 copies not for sale lettered A to Z, and 100 copies signed and numbered by the author. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 111572
[ABBOTT, Sir James.] Prometheus' Daughter.
London : 1861First and only edition, inscribed "To Baron & Baroness Brantsen, o. d. Zyss, With kindest remembrances and best wishes from the author's wife. Christmas 1868, Richmond House" on the initial blank. Sir James Abbott (1807-1896) was an army officer and colonial administrator best remembered for his success in pacifying the tribal regions of the North West... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 111566
KIPLING, Rudyard. Poems 1886 to 1929.
New York : 1930First and signed limited US edition, number 98 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. It was first published in the UK the previous year. Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 111335
MURPHY, Richard. The Woman of the House: An Elegy.
Dublin : 1959First and limited edition, one of 250 copies. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the title page: "For Darrel Simmons with best wishes Richard Murphy, 14 April 1977 at Chicago"; and with an authorial correction at page 10, changing the line "While the mist came down like chronic catarrh" to "Under leaky thatch listening to seabirds". An... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 110120
GRAVES, Robert. Goliath and David.
London : First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by Graves's father on behalf of the author to Henry Newbolt (1862-1938), the English poet and writer, on the title page: "Sir Henry Newbolt, from his admirer the author, via his father Alfred Perceval Graves. March 9th, 1917. Captain, 3rd Batt., Royal Welch Fusiliers". This copy, sent at... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 109934
FORD, Charles Henri (ed.) View.
New York : 1940-7A complete set, one volume inscribed by Ford, of first printings of the remarkable American literary and art magazine published by artist and writer Charles Henri Ford and writer and film critic Parker Tyler. View covered the contemporary avant-garde and Surrealist scene, and was published quarterly as finances permitted. The roster of prestigious contributors,... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 109741
WILBUR, Richard. The Beautiful Changes and other poems.
New York : 1947First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Merry Christmas to RAB. Hope you like them. Dick Wilbur, 1947." This is the author's first book of poetry. Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 109772
TODD, Ruthven. The Acreage of the Heart.
Glasgow : 1944First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed in Todd's neat hand in brown ink on the front free endpaper: "for Dunstan with love from Ruthven. 21: i (?): 1945"; and below this a holograph poem in two 6-line stanzas, beginning: "A moth caught in the electric flash/ of Europe's dynamos run out of hand". The recipient is... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 109637
RODITI, Edouard. Poems for F.
Paris : 1935First and limited edition, number 44 of 250 numbered copies signed by the author. Presentation copy of Roditi's first book, inscribed on the half-title: "For Roger Mynors Esq from a 'prodigal son' who yet hopes to return to more academic ways. Edouard Roditi". The recipient was the classical scholar Sir Roger Mynors (1903-1989), who was a contemporary... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 109041
STEADMAN, Ralph, and others. Steam Press Portfolio No. 3.
London : 1976Signed limited issue. One of 50 numbered copies, comprising seven broadsheets, each designed and printed by Steadman, and 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: 108121
MILOSZ, Czeslaw. Wiersze.
Cracow : 1993First edition of this collection of the Nobel Literature Prize-winner's verse. Presentation set, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper of each volume: "To J. A. C. Greppin, Czeslaw Milosz"; and with the recipient's neat ownership stamp at the foot of the page, which reveals that he was part of the Program of Linguistics at Cleveland State... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 107948
MERRILL, James. Bronze.
New York : 1984First edition in book form, first printing, limited to 176 copies signed and numbered by the author on the limitation leaf, of which this is number 63; Merrill's autograph limitation states the total number of copies as 150, this probably referring to copies for sale only. Bronze originally appeared in Grand Street magazine. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 107695
GRAVES, Robert. Treasure Box.
[London : 1919]First and only edition, one of 200 copies printed. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to "Ivor Gurney, from Robert Graves" on the front wrapper verso. A superb association copy, linking two poets profoundly influenced by their experiences in the Great War. Until Gurney's collected letters were published in 1991, it was not clear whether the... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 107538
REXROTH, Kenneth (ed.) The New British Poets.
[Norfolk, Conn.] : First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author to fellow poet Theodore Weiss and his wife Renée: "For Renée & Ted Weiss in memory of a memorable weekend - Nov 48, Kenneth Rexroth" (front free endpaper). Ted and Renée Weiss edited the Quarterly Review of Literature for nearly sixty years, publishing the works of William Carlos Williams, Wallace... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 107186
(HOURS PRESS.) HOWARD, Brian. God Save the King.
Paris : First and limited edition, number 29 of 150 copies signed by the author. This is the only substantial poetry collection of Brian Howard (1905-1958), one of the Eton Arts Society group with Harold Acton, Oliver Messel, Anthony Powell, and Henry Yorke; at Oxford he knew Evelyn Waugh and Waugh, writing later that Howard "dazzled me rather 25 years ago",... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 106933
BOLAN, Marc. The Warlock of Love.
London : 1969First edition, first impression, signed by Marc Bolan and fellow T. Rex band member Mickey Finn on the front free endpaper ("Marc Bolan / Micky Finn"). The signatures were obtained at their gig in the Electric Garden, Glasgow on 25 May 1970. With a letter laid-in from the original owner detailing the provenance. Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 106957
BENNOCH, Francis. Sir Ralph de Rayne and Lilian Grey.
London : 1872First edition. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Mrs Vine (?) from her friend FB. Oct 1872". Scarce: Copac records only five copies in British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Cambridge, Scotland, Society of Antiquaries, Trinity College Dublin), OCLC adds another nine locations. Francis Bennoch (1812-1890)... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 106675
EWART, Gavin. Or Where a Young Penguin Lies Screaming.
London : 1977First edition, first impression of Ewart's fifth volume of poetry, together with the publisher's proof, extensively copy-edited in blue ink with Ewart's holograph emendations to orthography and typesetting, which were all implemented in the first edition. Signed by Ewart on the title-page in both volumes. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 106748
NOTT, Kathleen. Poems from the North.
Aldington, Kent : 1956First edition, first impression, of the author's second poetry collection, following Landscapes and Departures (1947). Presentation copy from the author to the biologist and historian of science Jacob Bronowski, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To J. Bronowski from Kathleen Nott". Nott herself was a committed humanist and rationalist. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 105748
LE GALLIENNE, Richard. Volumes in Folio.
London : 1889First edition, first impression, number 34 of 50 copies on large paper, numbered and signed by the author. There were 250 copies in a regular format, and three on japon paper. Volumes in Folio, a collection of poems celebrating books and book collecting, was the first trade publication by Richard Le Gallienne, preceded only by the privately issued My... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 105819
(STEADMAN, Ralph.) DEVERSON, Jane. A Silly Thing To Do.
[London] : 1970First edition, signed limited issue. Number 44 of 50 copies numbered and signed by the author. It was designed by Ralph Steadman and specially printed on Flake Parchment. Learn More£65.00
Stock Code: 103963
KREYMBORG, Alfred. Manhattan Men.
New York : 1929First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, amusingly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to the American writer and historian, H. Ogden Wintermute, "This book of man, to the man in Ogden, Wintermute. Alfred Kreymborg, 11/19/31." An attractive copy with the art deco dust jacket. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 103571
BOWLES, Paul. Next to Nothing.
Kathmandu : 1976First and limited edition, number "1C" of 500 copies. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Lawrence, So here it is, best, Paul 15/iv/77 - Tangier". It is possible that "Lawrence" is Lawrence Delbert Stewart, author of Paul Bowles: The Illumination of North Africa (1974). Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 103483
BARING, Maurice. Collected Poems.
London : 1925First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Jeffrey indecipherable, from Maurice Baring, April 27, 1924." From the library of Anthony Hobson, with his bookplate to the front pastedown; Hobson (1921-2014) was the director of Sotheby's and noted bibliophile. Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 103489
BARING, Maurice. Poems 1892-1929.
London : 1930Presentation copy inscribed by the author to Loelia Grosvenor, Duchess of Westminster, "Loelia from Maurice. With best wishes, 1930" (front flyleaf). This is copy 45 of 50 copies (finely printed on Abbey Mill paper) from the second impression - following 25 copies of the first in 1929 (though it is this impression of 50 copies that is mentioned by Reilly).... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 103373
DOUGLAS, Alfred. Sonnets.
London : 1909First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Lucy Margaret Lamont on the half-title: "To Mrs Lamont, from the author. Alfred Douglas. November, 1910." With an autograph letter signed by the author tipped-in to the front free endpaper: "Dear Madam, I am much obliged to you for sending me a copy of your very delightful... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 103215
MALANGA, Gerard. Wheels of Light.
Upper Dharmsala, India : 1972Signed limited edition, additionally inscribed by the author to his dear friend and mentor, the photographer Don Snyder (1935-2010), author of the seminal Aquarian Odyssey: A Photographic Trip Into the Sixties (1979). One of 10 lettered copies, this being letter D ("D is Don"), from a complete edition of 135 specially bound copies signed and numbered... Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 103267
HEANEY, Seamus. A Hazel Stick for Catherine Ann.
[Loughcrew] : 1983First edition, one of 100 copies. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to the manuscript collector and dealer Roy Davids, "For Roy, with love and fondest wishes for Christmas, with love from Seamus, Marie, and the children." This poem was printed as the author's Christmas card for 1983. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 103100
HEANEY, Seamus, & Tim O'Neill. Christmas card, 2007. Irish poem.
Loughcrew : 2007Heaney's Christmas card for 2007, one of 300 copies. Presentation copy, inscribed by Heaney to the manuscript collector and dealer Roy Davids, "Roy, Wishing you quiet nights in the scriptorium - Seamus & Marie." The card features an anonymous 9th century poem in Old Irish, together with a translation into English by Heaney and O'Neill: "Is acher in... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 103115
HEANEY, Seamus. Field of Vision.
[Loughcrew] : 1990First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the manuscript collector and dealer Roy Davids on the title page: "Roy - All the good wishes and good cheer of the season... and thanks for the generous Sotheby-boon! Seamus." The poem was privately printed for use by the author as his Christmas card for 1990, and features an illustration... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 103123
SCHUYLER, James. The Morning of the Poem.
New York : 1980First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, " For Virgil, "...My long life..." Jimmy 3/14/80." Recipient was Virgil Thomson, the American composer, whom besides Schulyer forged friendships with James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Piccaso and other prominent cultural figures of the day. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 101437
SHAPIRO, David. Lateness.
Woodstock, NY : 1977First edition, first impression of the author's fifth volume of poetry. Inscribed by Shapiro on the half-title: "For Linda, from the long rivers music and poetry. David (Shapiro)." Also signed by David Hockney on the front flyleaf. With an invitation to the book launch loosely inserted. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 100323
(STEADMAN, Ralph.) SILLITOE, Alan, Lawrence Durrell, Lyman Andrews, Asa Benveniste, Sylvia Plath, & Ruth Fainlight. Steam Press Portfolio 2.
London : 1974First edition, number 48 of only 50 numbered copies, with each broadside numbered and signed by Steadman, and all the poems signed by their respective authors, except Plath's for obvious reasons. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 100028