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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. The Poems.
    VALE PRESS: KEATS, John. The Poems.

    London : 1898

    First Vale Press edition, one of 210 unnumbered copies on paper (a further 8 were issued on vellum), and superbly decorated by Ricketts of the Vale Press.

    Charles Ricketts (1866-1931), was an art nouveau designer who founded the Vale Press in 1894. Influenced by both the aesthetic movement and William Morris's designs, his Vale press books are... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 144841

  2. The Complete Poetical Works.
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Complete Poetical Works.

    London : 1885

    A handsomely bound set of Percy Bysshe Shelley's complete poetry. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 144471

  3. For Remembrance.
    ADCOCK, A. St John. For Remembrance.

    London : 1918

    First edition, first impression, of Adcock's memorial volume, giving biographies and poetical excerpts for 44 "Soldier Poets", 20 of which are portrayed. This book is uncommonly found, especially so in such good condition and with the jacket.

    The dust jacket, which was designed by Eugene Hastain, bears on the front flap an advertisement ("It... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 144555

  4. Some Passages from the Letters of AE to W. B. Yeats.
    YEATS, W. B. Some Passages from the Letters of AE to W. B. Yeats.

    Dublin : 1936

    First edition, first impression; one of 300 copies. Letters to Yeats from his lifelong friend "AE" (Dublin-based mystical poet and painter George Russell: 1867 - 1935), between 1896 and 1932, collected and published in the year after his death. This copy bears some scholarly annotations in pencil. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 83423

  5. As it Was.
    THOMAS, Edward - THOMAS, Helen. As it Was.

    London : 1926 & 1931

    First edition, first impression, of Thomas's tender yet frank memoirs of her life with poet Edward Thomas, in elegant matching bindings.

    Thomas began writing these memoirs in an attempt to lift herself from her depression following the death of her husband Edward Thomas in 1917. Two leaves at pp. 53-6 of As It Was were cancelled prior to publication... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 144490

  6. Poems.
    HOOD, Thomas. Poems.

    London : 1848

    A handsomely bound copy of Hood's collected poems. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 144556

  7. The Wild Swans at Coole.
    YEATS, W. B. The Wild Swans at Coole.

    Dundrum : 1917

    First and limited edition, one of 400 copies. One of Yeats's major poetry collections, the title was printed by Yeats's sister, Elizabeth Corbet. The collection includes the much-loved title poem, alongside one of his most enduring poems, "An Irish Airman Foresees his Death".

    The Cuala Press, a co-operative business with Lily Yeats, was founded... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 143926

  8. Michael Robartes and the Dancer.
    YEATS, W. B. Michael Robartes and the Dancer.

    Dundrum : 1920

    First edition, first impression, one of 400 copies printed and now very scarce. The significant English composer and co-founder of the original Glastonbury Festivals Rutland Boughton's copy, with his ownership inscription "R. Boughton, Glastonbury" to first blank and matching purple ink stamp to the title page.

    Rutland Boughton (1878-1960) remains... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 143925

  9. A Broadside: No. 3 (New Series).
    CUALA PRESS: YEATS, W. B., & Dorothy Wellesley (eds.) A Broadside: No. 3 (New Series).

    Dublin : March 1937

    First edition, one of 300 copies printed, of this attractive Cuala Press publication. Yeats's "The Three Bushes" was first published just two months prior in The London Mercury.

    The Cuala Press Broadsides were issued monthly, with a bound set of the collected issues published at the end of the year in a smaller edition. The first series ran from... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140544

  10. Poetical Works.
    ARNOLD, Matthew. Poetical Works.

    London : 1910

    Handsomely presented copy of Arnold's complete poems, first published in 1890. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140552

  11. The Poetical Works.
    BROWNING, Robert. The Poetical Works.

    London : 1901

    An attractively bound copy of Browning's poetry. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140251

  12. Photographs.
    GINSBERG, Allen. Photographs.

    Altadena : 1990

    First edition, first printing, inscribed copy. From an edition of 5,100 copies, this copy is inscribed by Ginsberg on the title page, "2/17/94, Allen Ginsberg, for Audrey Gaston", and with a large ink drawing across the title page spread featuring his favoured Blakean "Ah, Sunflower" growing under an "Ah" sun and other celestial shapes.

    Ginsberg's... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140264

  13. The Collected Poems.
    BROOKE, Rupert. The Collected Poems.

    London : 1960

    A handsomely bound copy of Brooke's poems, the collection first published in July 1918. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 139862

  14. 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

  15. Œuvres Complètes.
    VERLAINE, Paul. Œuvres Complètes.

    Paris : 1919-20

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

    Stock Code: 138447

  16. Poems (Two) 1925.
    CUNARD, Nancy. Poems (Two) 1925.

    London : 1930

    First edition, one of 150 copies, this one unnumbered. Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 137307

  17. The End of Elfintown.
    BARLOW, Jane. The End of Elfintown.

    London : 1894

    First edition of this interesting contribution to Victorian fairy literature by Irish-born poet and writer Jane Barlow (1857-1917).

    It is exquisitely illustrated in a Pre-Raphaelite style by Laurence Housman (1865-1959), who also designed the art nouveau cover. Barlow was close friends with fellow Irish poets Katherine Tynan and William Butler... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 135808

  18. Debits and Credits.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Debits and Credits.

    London : 1926

    First edition, first impression, of this collection of 14 stories and 21 poems. While all of the stories were previously published, 19 of the poems are here published for the first time. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 144451

  19. Poems.
    CORNFORD, Frances. Poems.

    Hampstead : [1910]

    First edition, first impression, of Cornford's second book, following the rare Holtbury Idyll (1908), and first poetry collection, including her poem "Youth", later titled "On Rupert Brooke", as well as the notorious "To a Fat Lady Seen from a Train", which became a much anthologized (and parodied) piece.

    Frances Cornford (1886-1960, née Frances... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 144493

  20. The Poetical Works.
    POE, Edgar Allan. The Poetical Works.

    London : 1853

    First edition thus, under the title of "The Poetical Works", published as part of Addey's Illustrated Classics series, this one dedicated to Rossetti. Hannay's collection was seen as the definitive collection of Poe's poetry, and "maintained its popularity for decades". An attractive early illustrated edition; preceded only by Vizetelly's Tales (1852).... Learn More
    £800.00

    Stock Code: 144318

  21. Sixteen Sonnets.
    UPDIKE, John. Sixteen Sonnets.

    Cambridge : 1979

    Signed limited edition, special issue signed and numbered "R" on the limitation page, one of 26 lettered and hard-bound copies, inscribed on the first blank "For Anne Sissman, with admiration and affection, John", and with a typed letter to her, signed by John. From an edition limited to 276 signed copies.

    The recipient, Anne Sissman, was the... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 144315

  22. The Sensitive Plant.
    ROBINSON, Charles (illus.); SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Sensitive Plant.

    London : [1911]

    First Robinson edition, deluxe issue in vellum, retaining the rare dust jacket. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 144323

  23. Longs poemes courts a terminer chez soi.
    FILLIOU, Robert. Longs poemes courts a terminer chez soi.

    Bruxelles Hamburg : 1984

    First edition, one of 500 sets printed and now scarce, with only two recorded at auction. Filliou's text on the folder states that the postcards were issued in memory of Danish artist Arthur "Addi" Kopke (1928-1977), at whose gallery these poems were originally exhibited during his 1961 residence in Copenhagen with his wife Marianne.

    These postcard... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 143553

  24. Cottage Poems.
    BRONTË, Patrick. Cottage Poems.

    Halifax : 1811

    First edition, sole impression, of this scarce debut collection of poems by the father of the Brontë sisters. Patrick Bronte's first published poem "Winter Evening Thoughts" had appeared in a local Shropshire newspaper in 1810. He then moved up to Yorkshire and had this collection of poems published in Halifax. Brontë would marry Maria Branwell in... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 133120

  25. Poems, chiefly lyrical.
    TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord. Poems, chiefly lyrical.

    London : 1830

    First edition of Tennyson's first solo poetry collection, a very commendable copy in the original boards.

    The collection was preceded only by Poems by Two Brothers (1827), in which he appeared anonymously alongside his (in fact three) brothers. "Some of Tennyson's most enduring notes, elegiacally lyrical, with his riven sensibility... are especially... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 144305

  26. Poems.
    JOHNSON, Lionel. Poems.

    London : 1895

    First edition, number 6 of 25 inscribed large-paper copies, inscribed by the author on the initial blank "Twenty-five copies of this edition. No. 6. Lionel Johnson".

    "His reputation was confirmed by the publication of his Poems in 1895, which marks the high point in his career" (ODNB). Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 144311

  27. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.
    DULAC, Edmund (illus.); Edward FitzGerald (trans.) Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

    London : [1909]

    First Dulac edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 132279

  28. The Town Down the River.
    ROBINSON, Edwin Arlington. The Town Down the River.

    New York : 1916

    Second edition, inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Lewis Chase, From E. A. Robinson, 1917", and with Chase's pictorial bookplate to first blank. It was first published in 1910. Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935) was an American poet who won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry on three occasions and was nominated four times for the Nobel Prize in literature.... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 144149

  29. Rubaiyát of Omar Khayyám.
    FITZGERALD, Edward. Rubaiyát of Omar Khayyám.

    Portland : 1907

    Ninth Mosher edition, first printing, one of 925 copies on Van Gelder paper, in a superb contemporary binding. It includes a "Toast to Omar Khayyam" and "To The Winds" by Theodore Watts-Dunton; "Edward Fitzgerald" by W. Irving Way; "Omar Khayyam" by Fitzgerald.

    It also comprises the text of the first (1859), second (1868), and fourth editions... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 144208

  30. The Winding Stair and Other Poems.
    YEATS, W. B. The Winding Stair and Other Poems.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression of Yeats's follow-up collection to The Tower, containing some of his best, and most difficult, poems, such as "Blood and the Moon", "A Dialogue of Self and Soul", "Vacillation", and, of course, "Byzantium", and thus full of "those images that yet / fresh images beget; / that dolphin-torn, and gong tormented sea".

    A... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 143928

  31. The Poetical Works.
    DARWIN, Erasmus. The Poetical Works.

    London : 1806

    First edition of this posthumous collection placing Darwin's exuberant and eccentric inquiry into the Linnaean system in rhyming couplets alongside his poetic speculations on evolution, the whole much enlivened by numerous plates including a number by Blake and Fuseli. A wide-margined, ?large paper copy in a handsome Regency binding from the library... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 141677

  32. 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

  33. Steam Press Portfolio 2.
    STEADMAN, Ralph (illus.); DURRELL, Lawrence; Sylvia Plath; & others. Steam Press Portfolio 2.

    London : 1974

    First edition, number 48 of only 50 numbered copies, with each broadside numbered and signed by Steadman. All the poems are further signed by their respective authors, including Lyman Andrews, Asa Benveniste, Ruth Fainlight, and Alan Sillitoe, excepting Plath's for obvious reasons.

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    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 100028

  34. The Poems.
    OWEN, Wilfred. The Poems.

    London : 1931

    First Blunden edition of Wilfred Owen's poems, first impression, number 23 of 160 large paper copies, and signed by Blunden on page 41 at the end of his "Memoir".

    This edition was expanded by fellow war-poet Edmund Blunden (1896-1974) from the first edition of 1920 edited by Siegfried Sassoon, who of all the war poets had known Owen best, albeit... Learn More
    £1,350.00

    Stock Code: 143660

  35. Mosada.
    YEATS, W. B. Mosada.

    Dublin : October 1943

    First Cuala press edition, limited issue. Number 40 of 50 copies, and, though uncalled for, this copy is signed by "George" Hyde-Lees, (1892-1968), the author's wife. Mosada was Yeats's first published work, and was first published in 1886 as an offprint from the Dublin University Review. That edition, of around 100 copies, is now "exceedingly rare"... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 143922

  36. Plays in Prose and Verse.
    YEATS, W. B. Plays in Prose and Verse.

    London : 1922

    First edition, first impression, a lovely copy, uncommon in the jacket.

    This collection contains Yeats's plays: Cathleen ni Houlihan, The Pot of Broth, The King's Threshold, On Baile's Strand, The Shadowy Waters, Deridre, The Unicorn from the Stars (written in collaboration with Lady Gregory), The Green Helmet, The Hour-Glass and The Player... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 143556

  37. 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

  38. By Heart.
    HUGHES, Ted (ed.) By Heart.

    London : 1997

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from Ted Hughes to his sister Olwyn Hughes, inscribed on the half-title: "For Olwyn with love from Ted Xmas 1997". With a manuscript correction by Hughes on page xiv, of "Welsh system" to "Welsh poetry", as is known in other copies inscribed by Hughes. Hughes was very close to his sister Olwyn. After... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 143825

  39. A Shropshire Lad [together with] Last Poems.
    HOUSMAN, A. E. A Shropshire Lad [together with] Last Poems.

    Chipping Campden : 1929

    First Alcuin Press edition, number 134 of 325 copies in total. First published in 1896 and 1922 respectively, this work collected together in two volumes what was then understood to be the entire corpus of Housman's published poetry. This book was handsomely printed in the private press manner on Batchelor handmade paper for the publishers by the Alcuin... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 126238

  40. Faust.
    CLARKE, Harry (illus.); GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von. Faust.

    London : 1927

    Signed limited edition, number 910 of 1,000 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 125665

  41. Venus and Adonis.
    SHAKESPEARE, William. Venus and Adonis.

    Oxford : 1905

    Limited edition of 1,000 numbered copies, in a superb binding by the Chelsea Bindery, of this Oxford University facsimile reprint of the earliest surviving editions of Venus and Adonis, Lucrece, the Sonnets, The Passionate Pilgrim, and the play Pericles, as a supplement to the reproduction of the First Folio issued by the Oxford University Press in... Learn More
    £1,800.00

    Stock Code: 65822

  42. 1933 and Still Going Wrong!
    BENTLEY, Nicolas (illus.); MORTON, John Bingham. 1933 and Still Going Wrong!

    London : 1932

    First edition, first impression, of this collection of poetry satirising contemporary personality types. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 143762

  43. Canciones.
    LORCA, Federico Garcia. Canciones.

    Madrid : 1929

    Second edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the half-title to fellow "Generation of '27" group member "Para Guillermo de Torre lo salucha a la distancia, Federico Garcia Lorca", and with de Torre's purple ink ex libris stamp to verso of front free endpaper. A great association copy, connecting Spanish and South American literary circles.

    Lorca... Learn More
    £6,750.00

    Stock Code: 143185

  44. Chance: New Writing and Art.
    LITERARY PERIODICAL. Chance: New Writing and Art.

    London : 1952-53

    First and only editions. A scarce complete set of this interesting, if short-lived, literary periodical; contributors include Elizabeth Bowen, Joyce Cary, Peter Ustinov, Brian Glanville, Wolf Mankowitz, William Sansom, Muriel Spark, Denton Welch (a posthumous piece entitled "A Short Story"), Thom Gunn, and Cecil Day Lewis. There are illustrations by... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 143742

  45. 143686
    GREEVER, Garland, & Joseph M. Bachelor (eds.) The Soul of the City. An Anthology of Urban Verse.

    Boston and New York : 1923

    First edition, first impression, with the very scarce dust jacket, of the first anthology of its kind, collecting the poetry of the city, drawing on Milton, Pope, Wordsworth, and Whitman, as well as representing many more contemporary writers. "A great city is a great poem - not a poem by a dapper and correct versifier, but a poem by a Shakespeare,... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 143686

  46. Poems of Sleep and Dream.
    STEWART, Carol (ed.) Poems of Sleep and Dream.

    London : 1947

    First edition, first impression, of the first book to be illustrated by Colquhoun. It was part of the New Excursions Into English Poetry series, which was edited by W. J. Turner and Sheila Shannon.

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    £250.00

    Stock Code: 143604

  47. 143481
    CHADWICK, John W., ed. The Two Voices. Poems of the Mountains and the Sea.

    Boston : 1886

    First edition, scarce Boston imprint, in the very rare dust jacket, of this handsome concept-anthology put together by Harvard-educated poet and clergyman John White Chadwick (1840-1904), published in the year after he was elected the Phi Beta Kappa poet.

    The Two Voices aligns a wide range of poets ancient and modern to enthuse on either side... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 143481

  48. Persephone in Hades.
    PITTER, Ruth. Persephone in Hades.

    Auch : 1931

    First edition, first printing, one of 100 copies only, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the half-title "To Christopher Hassall. From Ruth Pitter. March 1937".

    Christopher Vernon Hassall (1912-1963) was an actor, dramatist, poet, and librettist, who was also a noted biographer of poets Rupert Brooke and Edward Marsh.

    Library... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 142939

  49. Retreat.
    BLUNDEN, Edmund. Retreat.

    [London] : 1928

    Signed limited edition, publisher's presentation copy, inscribed on the limitation page "Kenneth Rae his copy; floreant Ambo. E. B. May? no, June 2, 1929", with a drawing of a road sign around the limitation, numbering this copy "Thorough fare. By. Order". One of 112 signed copies on hand-made paper, of which 12 out of series unnumbered copies not for... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 142941

  50. The Collected Works.
    ROSENBERG, Isaac. The Collected Works.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression, scarce, with an exceptional example of the rare dust jacket. This is the first collected edition of the Jewish poet Isaac Rosenberg, who was killed on the Western Front in 1918.

    "Rosenberg's poems from the front show him to have absorbed the great tradition of English pastoral poetry, but his tone is different:... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 143560

  51. Al Que Quiere!
    WILLIAMS, William Carlos. Al Que Quiere!

    Boston : 1917

    First edition, first printing, very scarce early presentation copy inscribed by Williams to the writer Waldo Frank (1889-1967) on the front free endpaper, "To Waldo Frank from William Carlos Williams, May 23 - 1919". Early dated presentation copies from Williams are very seldom encountered.

    The title of this, his third collection, means "To... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 142739

  52. Sea Poems.
    PIPER, Myfanwy (ed.) Sea Poems.

    London : 1944

    First edition, first impression, inscribed by Myfanwy Piper, "Villiers David from Myfanwy Piper Feb 1945", on the front free endpaper. An art critic and opera librettist, Myfanwy Piper had been married to the artist John Piper since 1939. Villiers David (1906-1985) was himself a writer, artist and art collector. Sea Poems, which is part of the New Excursions... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 143474

  53. A Book of Twenty Songs.
    SYMONS, Arthur. A Book of Twenty Songs.

    London : 1905

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed to his daughter, whose mother was the dedicatee and Symons wife, Rhoda; "To Anna for her birthday, December 18: 1905, Arthur". A lovely family copy. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 142993

  54. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.
    FITZGERALD, Edward (trans.); McMANUS, Blanche (illus.) Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

    London : 1903

    An attractive edition of the Rubáiyát, in a refined contemporary arts and crafts binding, in the style of Douglas Cockerell, and nicely preserving McManus's original endpapers. Founded at the turn of the century by Alexander Moring, the De La More Press produced small, finely printed editions, including several Rubáiyáts.

    From the library... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 142994

  55. Queen Mab, A Philosophical Poem, with Notes.
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Queen Mab, A Philosophical Poem, with Notes.

    London : 1813

    First edition, an "unmutilated" copy, with title page and final leaf intact, and including the poetic dedication to Harriet.

    Queen Mab was Shelley's most provocative poem and a key radical text in the early years of the 19th century. The entire edition was 250 copies, published by Thomas Hookman for private distribution by Shelley himself. Due... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 143222

  56. Az Ember Tragédiája. Drámai költemény. (The Tragedy of Man. A dramatic poem).
    MADÁCH, Imre. Az Ember Tragédiája. Drámai költemény. (The Tragedy of Man. A dramatic poem).

    Pest : 1861

    Rare first edition of Madách's most important work, The Tragedy of Man, a dramatic poem that evokes comparisons with Milton's Paradise Lost. Considered one of the major works of Hungarian literature, the play is one of the most often staged Hungarian plays today.

    "It would seem that the main external sources of inspiration were Byron and Goethe,... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 142746

  57. Livre de Madame.
    BARBIER, George (illus.) Livre de Madame.

    Paris : 1918

    First edition, first printing, of this rare lady's almanac, issued for the first American department store: Wanamaker's, and illustrated by George Barbier (1882-1932), a painter and artist who produced many illustrations for fashion and theatre costumes and set. Uncommon, the only copy listed institutionally is located by World Cat at the Morgan Library... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 141690

  58. Essays on Art.
    WEBER, Max. Essays on Art.

    New York : June 1916

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the title page, "To Mr. W. Bowdain with complements sic from Max Weber, Jan. 16. '17" - that is, William G. Bowdoin (1861-1947), art critic of the New York Evening World. This collection of essays and verse was only Weber's second book, following his Cubist Poems of 1914.

    The publisher's... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 139746

  59. Paul Valéry.
    BOSANQUET, Theodora. Paul Valéry.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper to the English historian "To Dame (Cicely)Veronica Wedgwood, hommages respectueux. Theodora Bosanquet, 29.12.1942". One of 1,000 copies only, this one in the variant binding.

    Bosanquet was Henry James's secretary from 1907 until his death in 1916 and longtime... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 143116

  60. Letters to J. H. Leigh Hunt.
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Letters to J. H. Leigh Hunt.

    London : 1894

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the half-title "To Henry Norman, With Kindest Regards from Thos. J. Wise. 7/iv/95". One of 30 copies only, especially rare inscribed, and in such good condition.

    Leigh Hunt "who introduced the poet to Horace Smith and John Keats, became possibly Shelley's closest friend, and certainly... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 143164

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