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[BRADLEY, Katharine, & Edith Cooper.] FIELD, Michael. Wild Honey.
London : 1908First edition of this collaborative collection of poetry by Edith Emma Cooper and her aunt and sometime lover Katharine Harris Bradley, pseudonymously-published as Michael Field. This work "gathered together a vast wealth of poetry spanning a considerable time period" and "represents a poetic narrative on a grand scale, charting as it does a period... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 132014
MAYAKOVSKY, Vladimir. Oblako v shtanakh. Tetraptikh. (A Cloud in Trousers: A Tetraptich.)
1918First edition with the unexpurgated original text, the second overall following a substantially censored first edition in 1915. Before the 1917 revolution Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893-1930) had been a "regular scandal-maker" (his own words) of the Futurist school, but by 1918 his revolutionary voice found endorsement in this uncensored edition of his key... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 130878
(VIETNAM WAR.) Bread and Puppet Newspaper, Nos 2, 4, & 5.
[New York] : December 1966 - January 1967A rare gathering of three early numbers of this mimeo newspaper by the New York lower-east side counterculture group Bread and Puppet, founded by Peter Schumann (b. 1934). Bread and Puppet also staged large anti-war processions and theatrical pageants. Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 135170
[DEPEW, Wally, ed.] PN2 experiment flipbook, nos 2 & 5.
Scranton, PA : [c.1964-1966]Two rare flipbooks of avant-garde mimeo-art/concrete poetry issued by the Poetry Newsletter, which was published by Pennsylvania native Wally Depew in the mid-1960s and ran through 12 issues. The somewhat tongue-in-cheek "Bibliography" for each flipbook includes the Works of Rabelais, "Eadweard" Muybridge's Human Figure in Motion, John Cage's Silence,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 135171
HUGHES, Ted. Remains of Elmet.
London : 1979First 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
POUND, Ezra. Exultations.
London : 1909First edition, first impression, from the library of James Griffyth Fairfax (1886-1976), with his ownership inscription, dated December 1909, to the front free endpaper, and marginal pencil marks to p. 35. Griffyth Fairfax was a fellow poet who attended New College, Oxford, and published his first collections of poetry whilst there. He and Pound's "literary... Learn More£800.00
Stock Code: 135048
HOUSMAN, A. E. A Shropshire Lad.
London : 1896First edition, first issue (state A, with the word "Shropshire" on the paper spine label measuring 33 mm wide, one of 250 copies thus), of Housman's influential poetry collection. This is the fine Bradley Martin copy, with his bookplate to the chemise.
The entire first printing, made at Housman's expense after Macmillan rejected the book, consisted... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 134741
LARKIN, Philip. The Less Deceived.
Yorkshire : 1955First edition, first impression, one of 300 copies, in the first issue binding with a flat spine, and with the misprint "floor" for "sea" on p. 38 in the first line of the poem "Absences". Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 134347
OWEN. Wilfred. Poems.
New York : First edition, US issue, bound from the original UK sheets with the US cancel title page in the subsequent year. This slim volume is uncommon, especially in the jacket. The collection was promoted and published by Sassoon after Owen's death with the backing of Edith Sitwell. The work, which is often described as the greatest collection of First World... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 134273
HUGHES, Ted. Animal Poems.
Crediton : 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
GINSBERG, Allen. Howl and other poems.
San Francisco : 1956First published edition, first printing, with the spelling "Lucien Carr" in the dedication, and the eighth line of the second paragraph on the rear cover beginning "Harlem". This copy is from the library of contemporary San Francisco poet Jean McLean, and has a calligraphic ownership inscription reading "Jean and Jo Mclean" to p. 4. Jean McLean's work... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 133699
YEATS, W. B. The Countess Kathleen
London : 1892First 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
HEANEY, Seamus. Squarings.
Dublin : 1991First 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
POUND, Ezra. Imaginary Letters.
Paris : 1930First 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
YEATS, W. B. Eight Poems.
London : January 1916First edition, number 18 of 122 copies on Italian hand-made paper, from an edition of 200 copies only. The first page features a lurid full-page nude design in red by Austin Osman Spare, of which Yeats intensely disapproved. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 132656
YEATS, W. B. The King of the Great Clock Tower, Commentaries, and Poems.
Dublin : 1934First edition, first impression, one of 400 copies. The Cuala Press was one half of the Cuala Industries, a co-operative business run by Lily and Elizabeth Yeats. Cuala Industries was founded with the aim of reviving the craft of book printing in Ireland and "to give work to Irish girls" (McMurtrie, p. 472). The press's "clearly legible, slender volumes... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 132517
SCARPA, Roque Esteban. Dos poetas españoles. Federico García Lorca. Rafael Alberti.
Santiago : 1935First 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
LORCA, Frederico Garcia. Llanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías.
Madrid : 1935First edition, first printing, of Lorca's lament for his matador friend, gored to death in August 1934; well-known in literary circles, Mejías was memorialized by various Spanish writers, including Miguel Hernández and Rafael Alberti, but it is Lorca's tribute which has achieved the greatest fame. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 132536
(GERMAN POETRY.) Specimens of the German Lyric Poets:
London : 1822First complete edition of this collection of contemporary German poetry, gathering 73 poems alongside 20 biographical accounts of the authors. A portion of the collection, translated by Benjamin Beresford, was published in 1801-1803 in Berlin; its popularity led to this expanded edition, with new translations by Joseph Charles Mellish, British Consul... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 132563
BOWRING, John, trans. Wybor Poezyi Polskiey. Specimens of the Polish poets;
London : 1827First edition of the first collection of Polish poetry in English, including the great Renaissance writers such as Jan Kochanowski and Szymon Szymonowic to contemporary writers such as Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz, Kazimierz Brodzinski, and Krystyn Lach Szyrma. The translator John Bowring (1792-1872) was a great friend of the Poles, and an ardent spokesman... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 132565
(MALAYSIAN POETRY.) Malay Sonnets. Pantun mĕlayu.
[Singapore : 1932?]First edition, first printing, of this collection of Malaysian poetry, with the text printed in both the original language and English translations by the colonial police officer Arthur Wedderburn Hartwig "Haji" Hamilton (1887-1967), who arrived in Malaya in 1909 and joined the Malayan Police. He became fluent in Malay and also Hokkien, Cantonese, and... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 132455
LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth. The Song of Hiawatha.
Boston : 1855First US edition, first issue with textual errors. The Song of Hiawatha, Longfellow's epic poem of a Native American love story, is one of the most enduring productions of American Romanticism. The US edition was slightly preceded by the UK edition. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 132509
(YEATS, W. B.) GOGARTY, Oliver. Wild Apples.
Dublin : 1930First edition thus. This is one of 250 copies of this second selection by Yeats of the poems of Oliver Gogarty, likened by him in his opening poem, The Crab Tree, to "a tart crop" of wild apples. It was preceded by the 1926 private edition of 50 copies which did not include Yeats's preface. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 132515
YEATS, W. B. Stories of Michael Robartes and His Friends:
Dublin : 1931First edition, first impression, of Yeats's occult work, one of only 450 copies, printed by his sister Elizabeth and published on All Hallow's Eve. The Cuala Press was one half of the Cuala Industries, a co-operative business run by Lily and Elizabeth Yeats. Cuala Industries was founded with the aim of reviving the craft of book printing in Ireland... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 132516
BISHOP, Elizabeth. Poems.
Boston : 1955First edition, first printing, from the library of fellow poet Richmond Lattimore (1906-1984), with his ownership inscription on the front free endpaper. Poems, the author's second book, contains the poems from her first book, North & South (1946), as well as the 18 new poems that constituted the new "Cold Spring" section. Bishop won... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 132302
(JAPANESE POETRY.) LEVITT, Martin, & Lafcadio Hearn. Poems from the Japanese.
[No place] : 1958First 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
WEBER, Max. Cubist Poems.
London : 1914First trade edition, first impression. The copy of the prominent anarchist art critic Herbert Read (1893-1968), with his pencilled ownership signature dated February 1915 to the front free endpaper. Max Weber (1881-1961) is the Jewish-American artist generally credited with introducing European avant-garde movements, including primitivism and cubism,... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 132242
TOULET, P.-J. Les Contrerimes.
Brussels : 1927First Belgian edition, first printing, (third overall), number 49 of 25 copies on vergé de Hollande Van Gelder antique, with the additional suite of proofs of the engravings on auvergne paper, from a total edition of 492. Charles Émile Egli, known as Carlègle (1877-1937) was a Swiss-born illustrator and painter who spent most of his life in Paris.... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 132141
(PASTERNAK, Boris, trans.; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.) Faust.
[Leningrad] : 1953First 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
(BEARDSLEY, Aubrey.) The Yellow Book.
London : 1894-97First editions, early issues, of all volumes except Volume III, which is a second edition, and Volume XI, which is bound without advertisements. Lasner notes that although it is nearly impossible to determine the exact issue of a given set of The Yellow Book, "no volume without the advertisements can be a true first edition" (Lasner, p. 10). The complete... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 132139
BYRON, George Gordon Noel, Lord. Hebrew Melodies
London : 1815, 1813, 1816, 1816First editions, first issue of Hebrew Melodies, with the 4-line notice of Samuel Rogers's Jacqueline: A Tale on the verso of E4 (omitted in the second issue) and Thomas Campbell's Selected Beauties of English Poetry advertised as "In the Press"; The Giaour is of the issue printed on ordinary wove paper without a watermark.
This is a fine representative... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 131986
(SAPPHO.) [IMPERIALE, Giovanni Vincenzo.] La Faoniade: inni ed odi
Crisopoli [Parma] : 1792First edition printed with the types of Bodoni; first published in two parts at Naples in 1780-86. "A Neapolitan general, Vicenzo Imperiale... presents La Faoniade: Inni ed odi di Saffo as a translation of a previously unknown work by Sappho, newly discovered in true Ossianic fashion by 'the famous Russian scholar Ossur,' who was visiting Cape Leukas... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 131990
YEATS, W. B. Dramatis Personae.
Dublin : 1935First edition, first impression, one of 400 copies printed by Elizabeth Yeats in December 1935, with the errata slip laid in. The included memoirs first appeared in The London Mercury in November and December of that year. The Cuala Press was one half of the Cuala Industries, a co-operative business run by Lily and Elizabeth Yeats. Cuala Industries... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 131774
YEATS, W. B. Words for Music Perhaps and Other Poems.
Dublin : 1932First edition, first impression, one of 450 copies printed by Elizabeth Yeats in November 1932. This collection includes Yeats's Byzantium and the Crazy Jane poems. The Cuala Press was one half of the Cuala Industries, a co-operative business run by Lily and Elizabeth Yeats. Cuala Industries was founded with the aim of reviving the craft of book printing... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 131775
YEATS, W. B. The Cat and the Moon and certain Poems.
Dublin : 1924First edition, first impression, one of 500 copies printed by Elizabeth Yeats in May 1924. This is the first appearance of "The Cat and the Moon", "Leda and the Swan" and "The Lover Speaks". The Cuala Press was one half of the Cuala Industries, a co-operative business run by Lily and Elizabeth Yeats. Cuala Industries was founded with the aim of reviving... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 131789
WILDE, Oscar. The Sphinx.
London : 1894First edition, first impression. Although the stated limitation was of 200 copies, there appear to have been 303 copies printed, with 128 copies left standing unbound in quires and it is possible that this copy was bound for Hatchards from one of the remaining unbound sheets (see Nelson). Wilde's poem, together with Charles Ricketts's art nouveau illustrations... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 131703
HEANEY, Seamus. North.
London : 1975First 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
(NIGHTINGALE, Florence.) PROCTER, Adelaide Anne (ed.) The Victoria Regia.
London : 1861First 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
POPE, Alexander. The Works.
Basel : 1803An attractive set with an interestingly complex continental history, printed by the Swiss piratical publisher J. J. Tourneisen, bound in Italy, and thereafter in the "British Library" in Malaga, with their stamps to endpapers. Tourneisen, free from the restraints of British copyright law, printed numerous British authors including Addison, Adam Smith,... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 131574
RADCLYFFE-HALL, Marguerite. Poems of the Past & Present.
London : 1910First edition, first impression, in a variant purple cloth, of Radclyffe Hall's third published work, this copy with a pleasing association, bearing a Christmas gift inscription of Lady Maud "Emerald" Cunard (mother of Nancy) to Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland, in pencil on the first blank, "Xmas 1910 Violet from Emerald C", and with the Rex Whistler... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 131465
(BORGES, Jorge Luis.) ALMAFUERTE. Obras I. Lamentaciones.
La Plata : 1906First 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
ZUKOFSKY, Louis. "A" - 14.
London : 1967First 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
THOMAS, Dylan. New Poems.
Norfolk, CN : 1943First 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
ZUKOFSKY, Louis. "A".
London : 1966First 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
LESSING, Doris. Prisons We Choose to Live Inside.
Montreal : 1986First 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
GYSIN, Brion. [Roller Poem.]
Antwerp : 1977First 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
ZUKOFSKY, Louis. All the collected short poems 1923-1958.
New York : 1965First 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
ZUKOFSKY, Louis. All the collected short poems 1923-1958.
London : 1966First 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
OWEN, Wilfred. Poems.
London : 1920First edition, first impression, of perhaps the greatest collection of First World War poetry. This slim volume, promoted and published by Sassoon after Owen's death and backed by Edith Sitwell, contains all Owen's best known poems, including "Dulce et decorum est", "Insensibility", "Anthem for Doomed Youth", "Futility" and "Strange Meeting". Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 131130
MARVELL, Andrew. Miscellaneous Poems; [together with:] Advice to a Painter; [and:] Second Advice to the Painter.
London : 1681; [1679; 1679?]First edition of all three works. Miscellaneous Poems includes the first printing of "To his Coy Mistress" and "The Garden". Published a couple of years after Marvell's death, the volume made his poetic talents known to a general readership who would have known him, if at all, only from his commendatory verses to the second edition (1674) of Milton's... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 130819
FITZGERALD, Edward. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám,
London : 1868Second edition, substantially expanded and revised from the first of 1859. Five hundred copies of the second edition were printed, with Quaritch selling each at a price of 1s. 6d.; when a copy re-appeared in their catalogue in 1929, it had already reached a price of 52 10s. (Potter, p. 12). FitzGerald substantially revised the text of the Rubáiyát... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 130715
SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Works in Verse and Prose.
London : 1880First edition thus, bringing together Buxton Forman's 1876-7 edition of Shelley's Poetical works and his 1880 edition of Shelley's Prose works. Buxton Forman, the notorious bibliographical forger, nevertheless "produced impressive editions of Shelley and Keats... by channelling a general enthusiasm into a minute study of textual details, for which his... Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 130740
HUGHES, Ted. Wodwo.
London : 1967First edition, first impression. A collection of poems, short stories and a radio play, The Wound. Hughes described this work "as a single adventure, 'a descent into destruction' (Faas, 205)" (ODNB). Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 130621
[JAMES,] Edward. Twenty Sonnets to Mary.
[London] : 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
TASSO, Torquato. Le sette giornate del mondo creato.
Viterbo : 1607First edition of the complete poem; the first two Giornata were published separately in Venice in 1600. The dedicatory letter of the editor, Angelo Ingegnari, is dated 1 September 1607 at Rome. Some copies apparently lack the preface and final errata leaf, both present in this copy. Tasso's posthumously published poem, a retelling in blank verse of... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 130574
SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. The Land.
London : 1926Signed 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