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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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    FLINT, William Russell (illus.); HERRICK, Robert. One Hundred and Eleven Poems.

    London : 1955

    First Flint edition, signed limited issue, number 82 of 105 copies signed by the artist and in the deluxe sheepskin binding, together with the additional suite of eight sepia plates, here retained in the original envelope. There were also 445 copies bound in parchment and cloth boards.

    William Russell Flint not only illustrated the present edition,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 146421

  2. 146111
    FOLK DANCE - BROOKE, Rupert. Autograph Letter Signed to Sydney Cockerell.


    A rare autograph letter signed "Rupert Brooke" to the newly appointed director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Sydney Cockerell, discussing date arrangements for a performance of folk dance by Mary Neal's Espérance Club in the Victoria Assembly Rooms.

    The letter reads: "Dear Cockerell, The Victoria Assembly Rooms now at present keeping both Jan 30... Learn More

    Stock Code: 146111

  3. 145624
    SMITH, Patti. A Useless Death.

    New York : 1972

    First edition, number 246 of 300 copies signed by the author. An excellent copy of Smith's poem, the narrator waiting their turn on the scaffold while a queen and 30 of her ladies in waiting are forced to dig their own graves. The poem was published and distributed by Gotham Book Mart, where Smith acted as a book scout during her early years in New... Learn More

    Stock Code: 145624

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    NERUDA, Pablo. Aún.

    Santiago de Chile : 1969

    First edition, first printing, number 409 of 500 numbered copies, this a presentation copy inscribed by Neruda on the first blank to Nina Bulgakova, a Russian translator of Soviet poetry into Spanish, "a Nina, con una flor, Pablo Neruda, 1969 Isla Negra", incorporating a sketch of a flower, in his customary green ink. Bulgakova travelled Central and... Learn More

    Stock Code: 145573

  5. The Collected Poems.
    SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita (inscribed); LAWRENCE, D. H. The Collected Poems.

    London : 1929

    First edition, second impression, inscribed by Vita Sackville-West to her lover Evelyn Irons on the front free endpaper of the first volume, "Evelyn from Vita Xmas 1931". Evelyn Irons was a journalist who by 1931 was editor of the Features page on the Daily Mail. In March of that year she arranged to interview Vita Sackville-West in London. Three days... Learn More

    Stock Code: 45445

  6. 145390
    GINSBERG, Allen. Photocopy of "New Democracy Wish List" as a Valentine's for Peter Orlovsky.

    New York : 14 February 1993

    A photocopy of "New Democracy Wish List" used by Ginsberg as an evocative Valentine's to his partner Peter Orlovsky, to which he has added a cupid's arrow pierced heart, at the centre of which is an eye bearing the letters "AH", encircled by his Valentine's sentiment: "Take care of your tender sad Heart for others' sake!". Ginsberg has signed, dated,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 145390

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    GRAVES, Robert. Across the Gulf: Late Poems.

    Deià, Majorca : 1992

    First and signed limited edition, number 102 of 175, signed by the members of the New Seizin Press: Beryl Graves, Lucia Graves, Dunstan Ward, Tomás Graves, and Carmen García Gutierrez. These previously unpublished poems were written by Graves in his seventies, and were posthumously selected by his wife Beryl Graves for the spiritual successor to Graves's... Learn More

    Stock Code: 146160

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    HUGHES, Sean. My Struggle to Be Decent and Poems of Sadness and Light.

    [London] : 2013

    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "To Tiff lots of love from S Hughes". Sean Hughes (1965-2017) was an Irish comedian, team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, and author of five books, of which this was his last. Learn More

    Stock Code: 145930

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    TENNYSON, Alfred Lord. In Memoriam.

    London : 1884

    Tennyson's key work, inscribed on the half-title "Cecil Ursula Palgrave from Tennyson, March 20th -85," and below by the recipient, at a later date, "Susan Lister, from Cecil U. Duncan (née Palgrave), July 1915. I known you will value this as it has Tennyson's autograph. My father - your great 'Uncle Frank' was a friend of the poet".

    Cecil Ursula... Learn More

    Stock Code: 146381

  10. In His Own Write.
    LENNON, John. In His Own Write.

    London : 1964

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front pastedown, "To Neville Cashbox, good heavens, from, John Lennon". Additionally inscribed by Paul McCartney on his introduction, "Best wishes, from Uncle Paul" and signed by George Harrison and Ringo Starr on the back free endpaper. Neville Marten worked with Cash Box, a music magazine... Learn More

    Stock Code: 144037

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    HUGHES, Ted. Rain-Charm for the Duchy and Other Laureate Poems.

    London : 1992

    First edition, trade issue, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "For Dorothy and Ben, with much love, Ted, 28 August 1992," followed by a short poem, "The Royalist / Is afraid / The Queen's a pin / In a hand-grenade," and with a small correction in Hughes's hand to p. 7.

    Learn More

    Stock Code: 146331

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    ACTON, Harold. An Indian Ass.

    London : 1925

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Mrs Harmsworth, or 'dear Nine' (as Yarrick called Miss Hannah Morr) inasmuch as the Nine Muses are united in her delicate and charming person, with the affection & esteem of Harold Acton, on her birthday, the 13th of December 1925, may it be a happy one!".

    The... Learn More

    Stock Code: 146389

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    BERRY, Wendell. The Broken Ground.

    New York : 1964

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "To David Ignatow with much respect. - Wendell". This is a great association copy of Berry's first full-length collection.

    The recipient, David Ignatow (1914-1997), was a fellow American poet and editor, who taught at the University of Kentucky. Ignatow would... Learn More

    Stock Code: 146280

  14. 146209
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Rudyard Kipling's Verse.

    London : 1919

    First UK edition, first impression, deluxe limited issue, number 3 of 100 sets numbered and signed by Kipling.

    "This edition was brought together at the publisher, Frank N. Doubleday's suggestion after much talk. It was to be tried out in the USA and if successful republished in England... The idea of the book was born at Brown's Hotel in February... Learn More

    Stock Code: 146209

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    WILDE, Oscar. The Ballad of Reading Gaol.

    London : 1898

    First and limited edition, number 5 of 30 copies printed on japon, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the verso of the half-title, "To Mr. and Mrs. Dal Young, from the author, in gratitude and regard. Oscar Wilde '98." Dalhousie Young (1866-1921), an English composer and pianist, had published a sympathetic pamphlet urging tolerance at the... Learn More

    Stock Code: 145836

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    SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. The Land.

    London : 1926

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 44 of 125 copies printed on japon and signed by the author and the illustrator.

    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 farming year" (ODNB). It was critically... Learn More

    Stock Code: 145968

  17. 145994
    HEANEY, Seamus. Columcille the Scribe.

    Dublin : 2004

    Signed limited issue, number 124 of 150 copies signed by the author at the foot of the sheet. Heaney translated this Irish poem, the earliest known version of which is a 16th-century copy held at the Bodleian Library, to celebrate his enrolment as a member of the Royal Irish Academy on 9 June 1997, which he then presented to the Academy on vellum in... Learn More

    Stock Code: 145994

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    WALDMAN, Anne. Giant Night.

    New York : 1970

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 39 of 50 copies, numbered and signed by the author. Giant Night was Waldman's third poetry collection. The total edition comprised 3,000 copies, of which 2,000 were issued in wrappers and 1,000 in cloth.

    Anne Waldman (b.1945) is an American writer, experimental poet, and lecturer connected to the Beat... Learn More

    Stock Code: 145792

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    OLIVER, Mary. Thirst.

    Boston, MA : 2006

    First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the title page. Mary Oliver was notoriously retiring, preferring not to give interviews, and very seldom signing her books.

    Oliver won the Pulitzer prize in 1984 and the National Book Award in 1992. Primarily a poet of nature, she lived for most of her writing career in Provincetown, Cape... Learn More

    Stock Code: 145796

  20. Grapefruit.
    LENNON, John - ONO, Yōko. Grapefruit.

    London : 1971

    First Sphere edition, first impression, signed by both Lennon and Ono on the front free endpaper. Copies of this title are known bearing the signatures of rock's best known couple but are by no means common.

    Ono's book blurred the lines between literature and conceptual art, and Lennon later stated that his song "Imagine" was derived from Yoko's... Learn More

    Stock Code: 144710

  21. Me and Your Sometimes Love Poems.
    BUKOWSKI, Charles, & Linda King. Me and Your Sometimes Love Poems.

    Los Angeles : [1972]

    First edition, one of an estimated 100 copies only, this attractive copy signed by both authors on the front cover, with three minor manuscript corrections in blue ink King's hand to the text. Bukowski collaborated on this work with his then partner Linda King, a poet and sculptor who edited the literary magazine Purr.

    While bibliographer Krumhansl... Learn More

    Stock Code: 142875

  22. Primeros poemos de amor.
    NERUDA, Pablo. Primeros poemos de amor.

    Madrid : 1936

    First edition, one of 500 copies, of this collection of love poems by Neruda, essentially a condensed version of his famous and rare second collection Viente poemas de amor y una canción desesperada, originally published in Chile by Nascimento in 1924.

    The poems included in this Madrid edition are poems 1, 4, 9, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, and La Canción... Learn More

    Stock Code: 142298

  23. The Silence of Amor.
    MACLEOD, Fiona (pseud. William Sharp). The Silence of Amor.

    Edinburgh : 1896

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

    Stock Code: 126170

  24. Straight Hearts' Delight.
    GAY SUNSHINE PRESS: GINSBERG, Allen, & Peter Orlovsky. Straight Hearts' Delight.

    San Francisco : 1980

    First 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

    Stock Code: 123246

  25. Gay Roots.

    San Francisco : 1991-3

    First 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

    Stock Code: 123228

  26. Autograph letter signed to Claire Clairmont, with a clipped signature of Percy Bysshe Shelley.
    SHELLEY, Mary & Percy Bysshe. Autograph letter signed to Claire Clairmont, with a clipped signature of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

    [24 South Audley Street] : 2 May 1837

    Mary 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... Learn More

    Stock Code: 120615

  27. The Wanderings of Oisin and other poems.
    YEATS, W. B. The Wanderings of Oisin and other poems.

    London : 1889

    First edition, first impression, a scarce inscribed copy of Yeats's first major publication, an epic romance in which the ancient Irish hero Oisin travels to the land of Faerie with his supernatural lover Niamh. Presentation copies of this landmark Yeats volume are of the utmost scarcity: the only other recorded at auction in the last 30 years was a... Learn More

    Stock Code: 112219

  28. Modern Love, and the Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads.
    MEREDITH, George. Modern Love, and the Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads.

    London : 1862

    First 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 Meredith's hand apologizing for "Errata ennumerable".) Meredith's novel... Learn More

    Stock Code: 111629

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    DANTE ALIGHIERI; ROSSETTI, Dante Gabriel (trans.) [La Vita Nuova.] The New Life.

    London : [1916]

    First Evelyn Paul edition, UK issue, number 73 of 150 copies signed by the illustrator and bound in vellum. This beautiful production presents Rossetti's translation of his namesake Dante's immortal love sonnet sequence, with illustrations by Evelyn Paul (1883-1963), who was heavily influenced by Rossetti as an artist. This copy is in notably attractive... Learn More

    Stock Code: 145448

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    FLINT, William Russell. The Song of Songs which is Solomon's.

    London : 1909

    First Flint edition, number 465 of 500 copies on handmade paper (with a further 17 printed on vellum), one of few issued in the deluxe full vellum binding, and this copy additionally signed by the artist on the colophon. The Song of Solomon is certainly the most erotically charged passage of the Bible.

    Sir William Russell Flint (1880-1969), was... Learn More

    Stock Code: 145559

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    SMITH, Patti. Devotions to Arthur Rimbaud.

    [New York : 1973]

    First edition, number 88 of 200 copies numbered and signed by the author. A beautiful example of this early broadside by Smith, printing a valediction for Rimbaud in French above Smith's poem, which surrounds a large illustrated portrait of Rimbaud by Smith. An evocative broadside showcasing Smith's formative literary adoration for the iconic poète... Learn More

    Stock Code: 145130

  32. 145132
    YEATS, W. B. The Wind Among the Reeds.

    London : 1899

    First edition, first impression, of Yeats's third volume of poetry. "This remarkable book will be, in the judgement of posterity, the sole rival of A Shropshire Lad for the position of the most significant verse production in England in the 1890s" (Norman Colbeck). The striking cloth design by fellow poet and artist Althea Gyles is generally considered... Learn More

    Stock Code: 145132

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    GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS; F. L. LUCAS (trans.) Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite.

    [London] : 1948

    First edition thus, copy 26 of 100 deluxe copies bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe and signed by the translator F. L. Lucas, from a total edition of 750 copies. This Golden Cockerel Press edition exhibits the ancient Greek poetic hymns to Aphrodite, goddess of love, with both the Greek text and Lucas's translation, alongside woodcut illustrations by Belgian... Learn More

    Stock Code: 145202

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    BARNEY, Natalie Clifford (her copy); ROUVEYRE, André (illus.) Mort de l'Amour.

    Paris : 1911

    First and only edition, inscribed on the half-title to the Amazon of Paris "à Natalie Clifford Barney, imperturbable, André Rouveyre"; number 928 of 1000 copies on papier d'Arches, from an edition limited to 1010 copies only. Rouveyre seems to have been liberal with his inscriptions, but this is a superb Parisian association.

    The Paris-based... Learn More

    Stock Code: 145003

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    CROSBY, Harry. Sonnets For Caresse.

    Paris : 7 October 1926

    The most complete edition of Crosby's first book, the third overall, number 23 of 100 copies on Arches paper (there were also 7 issued on japon, and one on vellum). This copy, which is in beautiful condition with the original wrappers bound into the hand-painted vellum binding as issued, is a presentation copy, inscribed by Harry Crosby to Helenka Adamowski... Learn More

    Stock Code: 144892

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    BLUNT, Wilfrid Scawen. The Love-Lyrics and Songs of Proteus.

    Hammersmith : 1892

    First Kelmscott edition, one of only 300 copies, presentation copy, pseudonymously inscribed by Blunt to his sometime lover Mary Singleton on the front free endpaper, "Violet Fane from Proteus April 29 1892". Singleton was notably the subject of Sonnet LV "St. Valentine's Day" on page 162 of this work. A beautiful copy with a fittingly romantic association.

    Mary... Learn More

    Stock Code: 144728

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    O'HARA, Frank. Love Poems (Tentative Title).

    New York : 1965

    First edition, first printing, copy 9 of 20 signed and numbered copies inscribed by O'Hara on the limitation page, "9 Frank O'Hara 1965", from a total edition of 500. This collection contains many poems inspired by the poet's love for the young ballet dancer Vincent Warren, whom he met in 1959, including "Having a Coke With You". Learn More

    Stock Code: 144261

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    HADFIELD, John, ed. Georgian Love Songs, Restoration Love Songs, Elizabethan Love Songs.

    Preston, Herts : 1949-55

    A lovely complete set of these illustrated Cupid Press anthologies collecting love poetry from the time of Shakespeare and Sidney to the time Gay and Goldsmith, edited by John Hadfield who founded the press, and illustrated by Rex Whistler and John Piper. Each was one of 660 numbered copies, the Elizabethan volume being number 226 and signed by John... Learn More

    Stock Code: 144365

  39. A Change of World.
    RICH, Adrienne Cecile. A Change of World.

    New Haven, CT : 1951

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "For Mrs Harold Randolph. With my appreciation of the inspiration that you and Mr Randolph have given my mother and through her to me. Adrienne Cecile Rich".

    The recipient was the wife of the pianist Harold Randolph, with whom the author's mother, Helen (Jones)... Learn More

    Stock Code: 146093

  40. Korean and Chinese poetry in Russian.
    AKHMATOVA, Anna (trans.) Korean and Chinese poetry in Russian.

    Moscow : 1954 & 1956

    First editions, each inscribed by Akhmatova to the linguist and fellow translator Aleksandr Kholodovich, with whom she collaborated extensively on the translation of Korean poetry. This is a lovely set of Asian poetry in Russian and with a great association.

    The inscription in the second work includes a quote from the Orthodox Eucharist reflecting... Learn More

    Stock Code: 142729

  41. Him.
    CUMMINGS, E. E. Him.

    New York : 1927

    First edition, first printing, signed limited issue, number 97 of 160 copies only, signed by Cummings on the limitation page. Learn More

    Stock Code: 145690

  42. Une saison en enfer.
    MAPPLETHORPE, Robert, & Patti Smith - RIMBAUD, Arthur. Une saison en enfer.

    London : 2009

    First edition thus, limited to 500 copies, signed by Patti Smith under her photograph on p. 6 verso. Produced to coincide with the exhibition "Robert Mapplethorpe: A Season in Hell" at the Alison Jacques Gallery in London in 2009, with parallel French and English text. Learn More

    Stock Code: 145714

  43. Klänge.
    KANDINSKY, Wassily. Klänge.

    Munich : (1913)

    First edition, first printing, one of 300 numbered copies signed in pencil by Kandinsky (there was also 45 hors commerce). Klänge (Sounds) consists of 38 prose-poems he wrote between 1909 and 1911 and 56 woodcuts he began in 1907. Kandinsky described Klänge as a "musical album". The woodcuts were not merely illustrative, nor were the poems purely... Learn More

    Stock Code: 142954

  44. Rubáiyát.
    OMAR KHAYYÁM. Rubáiyát.

    Portland, ME : May 1899

    First edition thus, number 6 of 10 copies printed on vellum by Mosher and Grigsby, this copy additionally inscribed on the second blank, "To John Law, in friendship, Emilié Grigsby, May 23rd 1901". Mosher had produced small format editions of the Rubaiyat before, but this is the first large format Rubaiyat he achieved, and the first printed on pure... Learn More

    Stock Code: 127254

  45. Five Saints and an Appendix.
    ACTON, Harold. Five Saints and an Appendix.

    London : 1927

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Edward when he's in a poetic mood; these juvenilia from his old friend Harold". Learn More

    Stock Code: 80368

  46. The Owl Remembers,
    MCGLYNN, Patrick, & John MacKechnie. The Owl Remembers,

    Stirling : 1933

    First edition, first impression, with a charming original verse inscription by McGlynn to the front free endpaper:

    "Not many artists of this age Are great, without a flaw: But Percy, on and off the stage, Has shown how he can 'draw'! But should his talent cease to cheer And life need consolation, 'The Owl' will whisper in his ear And give him... Learn More

    Stock Code: 141571

  47. Mandrakes.
    GUNN, Thom. Mandrakes.

    [London] : 1973

    Signed limited edition, number 54 of 150 copies signed by Gunn. Learn More

    Stock Code: 144104

  48. La Ballade de la Geôle de Reading.
    CAMUS, Albert - WILDE, Oscar. La Ballade de la Geôle de Reading.

    [Paris] : [1952]

    First edition thus, first printing, out-of-series presentation copy, inscribed by Camus on the title page of "L'artiste en prison" "A Sylvestre, en souvenir d'Iguape, et avec l'amicale pensée d'Albert Camus" ("to Sylvestre, in memory of Iguape and with the amicable thought of Albert Camus"), and with the two corrections in his hand on pp. 19 and 21.

    An... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143345

  49. Ruins and Visions.
    SPENDER, Stephen. Ruins and Visions.

    London : 1942

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy of a work rarely found inscribed, to his lifelong friend and fellow poet W. H. Auden on the half-title, "To Wystan, with love from Stephen. March 1942".

    This is a key association, inscribed using Auden's first name, which was reserved for friends. Auden was a major influence on Spender: "A pontiff... Learn More

    Stock Code: 139371

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    WORDSWORTH, William. The Poetical Works.

    London : 1827, 1835

    Second authorized edition, inscribed by the poet on the first page of The Excursion: "Wm Wordsworth 19th Octr 1842 Levens", for Mary Howard, with her ownership signature to each front board and bookplate to each front pastedown.

    Mary Howard (1785-1877) lived at Levens Hall in Wordsworth's beloved Lake District, with her husband Fulke Greville... Learn More

    Stock Code: 145801

  51. The Fall of America.
    GINSBERG, Allen. The Fall of America.

    San Francisco : 1972

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscrutably inscribed on the title page, "Feb 4, 1973, Allen - Bold Tattle, What?! We'll all live to see what it means, happily! Allen Ginsberg". The title page also has the ownership inscription of the recipient, Allen de Zouch. The Fall of America was published as number 30 in City Lights's Pocket Poets... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143357

  52. Nursery Rhymes.
    SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. Nursery Rhymes.

    Bayntun : 1947

    First edition, limited issue, number 344 of 550 copies on handmade paper, presentation copy inscribed on the half-title "Inscribed for Lucienne Gow by V. Sackville-West". The recipient was the first chairman of the Tenterden Trust, in current Ashford Borough, near Sissinghurst. Only the first 25 copies were issued signed, inscribed copies are rather... Learn More

    Stock Code: 144628

  53. Beowulf.
    HEANEY, Seamus (trans.) Beowulf.

    London : 1999

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 221 of 325 copies signed by the author, of which 300 were for sale. Heaney's translation of the epic poem Beowulf won the 1999 Whitbread Book of the Year award. This limited edition contains a facsimile of the opening page of the only surviving manuscript of Beowulf, which is currently housed in the British... Learn More

    Stock Code: 145277

  54. Collection of three Steam Press Broadsides, Numbers 1, 2, and 3.
    STEADMAN, Ralph. Collection of three Steam Press Broadsides, Numbers 1, 2, and 3.

    London : 1970

    First editions, of the first three Steam Press Broadsides, each one of 50 copies signed by their respective authors. Each broadside was illustrated, designed, and printed by Ralph Steadman.

    Consisting of:

    i) Jane Deverson, A Silly Thing To Do. London: Steam Press, 1970. Number 36 of 50 copies signed by the author.

    ii) Stephen Spender,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 145626

  55. The Apocrypha.
    HUGHES, Ted (presents). The Apocrypha.

    London, New York, Toronto : 1953

    A fascinating copy of the biblical Apocrypha, presented by Ted Hughes to one of two Hungarian poets, either Janos Pilinsky (1921-1981) or Janos Csokits (1928-2011), inscribed "To Janos 10th August 1960, from Ted" on the front free endpaper. Hughes has marked up sections of interest in "The Wisdom of Solomon" for the recipient's interest. Pilinszky,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 131034

  56. Autograph letter signed.
    HEANEY, Seamus. Autograph letter signed.

    Sandycove, Co. Dublin : 31 December 1989

    A lovely birthday letter with an acrostic poem "for a Lady, born 31 December 1899" and spelling "Muriel", starting "Midnight, and my Gay Nineties were over", and signed "with love and admiration, from Seamus and Marie".

    Although we could not identify the recipient, the letter originates from the collection, though without ownership inscription,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 145490

  57. Beowulf.
    HEANEY, Seamus (trans.) Beowulf.

    London : 1999

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 93 of 325 copies signed by the author, of which 300 were for sale. Heaney's translation of the epic poem Beowulf won the 1999 Whitbread Book of the Year award. This limited edition contains a facsimile of the opening page of the only surviving manuscript of Beowulf, which is currently housed in the British... Learn More

    Stock Code: 144895

  58. Field Work.
    HEANEY, Seamus. Field Work.

    London : 1979

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper with a quote from the poem "The Guttural Muse" on p. 28, "Ian - with good wishes, Seamus in another pen who 'felt like some old pike all badges with sores / Wanting to swim in touch with soft-mouthed life' January 1983". Learn More

    Stock Code: 145386

  59. A Look Round the Estate:
    AMIS, Kingsley. A Look Round the Estate:

    London : 1967

    First edition, first impression, inscribed on the front free endpaper to fellow author and bibliophile "John Baxter, from Kingsley Amis, drinking at a quiet pace".

    Baxter recounts the circumstances of his Amis collection being signed in his entertaining memoir A Pound of Paper (2002). Learn More

    Stock Code: 142957

  60. Travellers' Verse.
    BAWDEN, Edward, illus.; M. G. Lloyd Thomas (ed.) Travellers' Verse.

    London : 1946

    First edition, first impression, signed by Bawden on the top forecorner of the front free endpaper (suggestive, though not definitely so, of an ownership inscription). This anthology of travellers' verse from across the centuries, attractively illustrated with lithographs by Bawden, was part of the New Excursions Into English Poetry series (general... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143690

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