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SAARIKOSKI, Pentti. Helsinki. Selected Poems.
London : 1967Signed limited edition, number 2 of 100 copies signed by the author and the translator. Except for the title poem and "London Poem" the poems in this volume were originally published in Finland. Part of the Poetry Europe series. Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 90857
WALEY, Arthur. Further poems by Po Chu-I, and an extract from his prose works, together with two other T'ang poems.
[London] : A rare offprint, Copac records only one copy in British and Irish institutional libraries (Oxford); OCLC adds 2 locations at University of California. David Garnett's copy, inscribed at the head of page 96: "David Garnett, May 1919". An appealing Bloomsbury Group association copy, Garnett later included Waley in Great Friends: Portraits of Seventeen... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 103471
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
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
WARREN, Robert Penn. Thirty-Six Poems.
New York : 1935First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author to fellow poet William S. Merwin (b. 1927), "To William Merwin, with warm regards, Robert Penn Warren" on the first blank. Merwin's poetic career began in 1952 with A Mask for Janus - he went on to win two Pulitzer Prizes for poetry and in 2010 was named 17th Poet Laureate of the United States.... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 81229
CORMAN, Cid. Hearth. Thirty Nine Poems and Three Etchings.
Kyoto : 1968First edition, one of 100 numbered copies signed by the author and the artist. A beautifully produced book; Corman's delicate haiku poems set off by Tanaka's superb etchings. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 98008
BENSON, Arthur Christopher. Le Cahier Jaune. Poems.
Eton : 1892First edition of Benson's first collection of poems; number 198 of a numbered 200 copies, this one signed by the author on the title page. A. C. Benson (1862-1925) was the son of Edward White Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury, and the brother of talented intellectuals such as the writer E. F. Benson and Egyptologist Margaret Benson. After graduating... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 81813
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
(KEMBLE, Fanny.) LEIGH, [Chandos], Lord. Poems, now first collected.
1839First edition. Presentation inscription to the front free endpaper; "To Mrs. Fanny Kemble with Leigh's kind regards. 15th January 1872." Inscribed to the great actress by her son-in-law. Bookplate of Butler Place, the suburban Philadelphia home of Kemble and her husband Pierce Butler, which passed to her as part of the settlement of their 1863 divorce.... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 50872
BETJEMAN, John. Selected Poems.
London : 1948First edition, signed limited issue. Number 8 of 18 copies, signed by the author and specially bound and printed on fine japon vellum. From the libraries of the publisher, bibliographer and novelist Michael Sadleir (1888-1957) and, latterly, the scholar and auctioneer Anthony Hobson (1921-2014), with their bookplates to the front pastedown. Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 102444
(CHIVERS BINDING.) HOOD, Thomas. The Serious Poems.
London : 1901Signed limited edition, number 19 of 30 copies on Japanese vellum signed by the illustrator. A beautiful example of Chivers's vellucent technique, which he developed in the early 1900s. In contrast to the earlier method used by Edwards of Halifax, the painting was not done on the underside of the transparent vellum, but on paper which was attached to... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 99343
[CROSLAND, T. W. H.] "X". War Poems.
London : 1916First edition, first impression, of this collection of First World War poetry by T. W. H. Crosland. Crosland is notable as a fanatical Christian homophobe, who helped the hysterical hypocrite Lord Alfred Douglas to hound the supporters of Oscar Wilde, such as Robert Ross and Arthur Ransom, in the courts. He ghost-wrote Douglas's memoir Oscar Wilde and... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 102971
KINGSLEY, Charles. The Novels and Poems.
New York : 1899Edition de Luxe. Limited to 250 numbered copies and printed on japon vellum. With a letter written in the author's hand dated April 4 '71 tipped into the first volume. A particularly handsome set. Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 74248
PUDNEY, John. Open the Sky. Poems.
London : 1934First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Gert from John. Oct: 1934". The recipient was the British engraver and sculptor Gertrude Hermes. Learn More£55.00
Stock Code: 74028
YEATS, W. B. The Variorum Edition of the Poems.
New York : 1957Signed limited edition, number 381 of 825 copies signed by Yeats, and issued posthumously. The limitation sheets were signed by the author before his death in 1939, and retained by the publisher until the publication of this edition, which was deferred until after the war. Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 112375
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
MERRILL, James. The Fire Screen. Poems.
New York : 1969First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the half-title "With love to Alan from an old flame, Jimmy". Alan Ansen (1922-2006) was a central figure in the loose collection of writers known as the Beats. He was close friends with Burroughs, Ginsberg and Kerouac, and was the inspiration for several of Kerouac's characters, including "Rollo... Learn More£120.00
Stock Code: 51366
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
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
VIERECK, Peter. Terror and Decorum. Poems 1940-1948.
New York : 1949First edition, first printing of the author's first book, which won the Pulitzer Prize. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Emma ?, Peter Viereck". Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 59509
GOGARTY, Oliver St. John. An Offering of Swans and Other Poems.
London : First UK edition, first impression, originally published in Dublin in 1923. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Edgar Scott, the only man who made a rhyme with the name of his friend this rhymer - a book of verse from Olivier St. J. Gogarty, Kylemore House, Co. Galway, Ireland. August 17th 1935". Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 69417
(WILDE, Oscar.) MASON, Stuart. A Bibliography of the Poems of Oscar Wilde.
London : 1907First edition, signed limited issue, number 7 of 25 copies signed by the bibliographer, printed on larger hand-made paper, and with the illustrations on Japanese vellum. A further 450 unsigned trade copies were also issued. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 59355
HATCH, James V., & Ibrahim Ibn Ismail. Poems for niggers and crackers.
[Cairo : 1965First edition. Inscribed by Hatch on the front free endpaper, "To Jackie, would you believe two volumes of verse? Love you for supporting the unpopular arts, Jim." Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 76251
MERRILL, James. Hoi chilies kai e meutera nuchta (The Thousand and Second Night and Other Poems).
[Athens] : 1966First edition thus, first impression. Inscribed by the author and the translator on the front free endpaper "To Allen Ansen and from his friend, veiled in a foreign tongue, Jimmy." Alan Ansen (1922-2006) was a central figure in the loose collection of writers known as the Beats. He was close friends with Burroughs, Ginsberg and Kerouac, and was the... Learn More£160.00
Stock Code: 51354
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
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
COCKERILL, Sir George. Love's Universe and the Calendar. Sonnet-Sequences.
1931First edition. This copy inscribed on the front pastedown: "To Elton Cockerill with every good wish from his uncle George, October 1934." Unusual, and seemingly self-published, sequence of highly-polished poems by a long-time intelligence officer, one of the most innovative thinkers in British intelligence in World War I, head of M. O. 5, inventor... Learn More£145.00
Stock Code: 59749
(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
(JONES, Harold.) Kathleen Lines. A Ring of Tales.
London : 1958First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the illustrator, inscribed on the half title verso: "To my sister, with all good wishes, from Harold ". A collection of stories and some poems from authors including Alison Uttley, Arthur Ransome, Walter De La Mare, Robert Louis Stevenson and Eleanor Farjeon. Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 112293
MACBETH, George. A Form of Words.
Swinford : 1954First edition, one of a limited edition of 150 numbered copies. This is the publisher's copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "Signed for Oscar, seventeen years later, & in another town, in appreciation & friendship, George". Also includes inserted publisher's ad for the author's poems and a copy of his Fantasy Press contract. Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 59191
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
[DOWDEN, Edward.] A Woman's Reliquary.
Churchtown, Dundrum : 1913First edition, first impression. Edward Dowden (1843-1913) was an Irish literary critic, Shakespeare scholar, and poet, and this collection of his poems was published pseudonymously. The editor, Elizabeth Yeats, has inscribed this copy "To Philip & Sophia Miller friends of - Edward & Elizabeth Dowden - this little book is given with many memories, April... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 63336
YEATS, W. B. The Winding Stair.
New York : 1929First edition, signed limited issue, number 420 of 600 copies signed by the author, from the edition of 642 copies. This is the true first appearance of The Winding Stair collection, Yeats's follow up to The Tower (1928), which was only published in the UK in 1933 with some poems added. Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 96674
PYM, Barbara. Excellent Women.
London : 1952First edition, first impression, of Pym's second book. Inscribed by the author "To Margaret and Roger Till, with all good wishes from Barbara Pym (A reward for perseverance 3. 7. 76)", and additionally signed by her on the title-page. Among Pym's literary papers, today held in the Bodleian, are some fifty leaves of correspondence from the two recipients... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 107190
MACGILL, Patrick. Soldier Songs.
New York : 1917First US edition, first printing, in the very scarce dust jacket, of this collection of First World War poems by Irish poet Patrick MacGill (1889-1963), known as "the Navvy Poet", who enlisted in the London Irish Rifles, as a stretcher-bearer, and was wounded at Loos. Macgill's Soldier Songs was published in the UK in the same year as this edition.... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 105371
[BETJEMAN, John.] Sir John Piers.
Mullingar : First edition, first impression, one of 140 copies only, this copy signed by Betjeman in Gaelic. One of John Betjeman's earliest separately published poems, first printed in the Westmeath Examiner under the pseudonym "Epsilon", the work revisits the scandal the 1807 "criminal conversation" trial involving the Anglo-Irish baronet Sir John Bennett Piers,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 99840
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
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
BOTTOMLEY, Gordon. Deirdire [sic].
Inverness : 1944First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title to the poet John Masefield: "To John Masefield; from Gordon Bottomley. Silverdale: 22nd July 1944", and with Masefield's book label to the front pastedown. In the late 1910s John Masefield invited Bottomley to read his poetry at his Oxford Recitations in his... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 94461
DE CAMPOS, Haroldo, & Roman Jakobson. Versuchbuch Galaxien. Rot No. 25.
Stuttgart : 1966First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page "To prof. Roman Jakobson, with all my respect and best regards, Haroldo de Campos, Sao Paulo Brazil 2.10.'66". A fantastic association copy linking one of the greatest concrete poets of the twentieth century with one of its greatest linguists. De Campos used the theories of Jakobson... Learn More£380.00
Stock Code: 59523
EMERSON, Ralph Waldo. Autograph letter signed to Elizabeth Hoar.
Concord, : 1856RWE returns a book of newly published poems written by a neighbour (" which I have kept longer than was right, from liking & because one is always expecting a better day & mood to read these pastoral verses. I find them always pleasing, with a solid honesty quite free from prettiness or showiness And whilst they particularly please me that he praises... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 70151
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
GRAVES, Robert. Fairies and Fusiliers.
London : 1917First edition, with the rare dust jacket, and an autograph letter signed from Graves laid-in discussing the book; one of 1,000 copies printed. Graves writes, "This was the first book of mine published in the USA. I wrote it during the First World War as an infantry captain, between the ages of 19 and 22. My rank was not due to merit, but to the extraordinarily... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 96758
STEVENS, Wallace. Ideas of Order.
New York : 1935First and limited edition, signed by Stevens; this one of just 10 copies for review and marked "out of series", from a total edition of 165.
An excellent association copy: with the pencilled ownership inscription of F. O. Matthiessen on the front free endpaper and some pencilled underlings and occasional marginal notation. F. O. Matthiessen... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 72150
MACLAREN-ROSS, J. Bitten by the Tarantula.
London : 1945First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title verso: "Viesna, mon amour pour toi comme ce petit cadeau, ce roman frivole et sans importance ni dédicace, mais qui maintenant, comme son auteur, est tout à toi. Julian (J. Maclaren Ross), Londres Le six octobre mil-neuf-cent-soixante-deux". The recipient... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 111721
[LLANOS Y GUTIERREZ, Valentin Maria.] Sandoval: or, the Freemason.
London : 1826First edition, presentation copy to George Keats, inscribed by the author, his brother-in law, "George Keats, the gift of the author", on the title page of all three volumes. George Keats (17971841), younger brother of the poet John, never met Llanos, but was pleased to have as "a friend and brother" a man of letters, and enjoyed both his published... Learn More£13,500.00
Stock Code: 102920
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
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. 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
PORTER, Katherine Anne. Pale Horse, Pale Rider.
New York : 1939First edition thus, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Katherine Anne, September 25, 1965, Washington D.C., with love". With the ownership signature of the poet Barbara Howes, and the bookplate of Howes and her husband William Jay Smith, sometime United States poet laureate. Contains, loosely inserted, a holograph letter... Learn More£700.00
Stock Code: 76837
HEANEY, Seamus. Sweeney and the Saint.
Loughcrew : 1982First edition, one of 125 copies. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the manuscript collector and dealer Roy Davids on the title page: "To Roy, with love and happy memories at Christmas, Seamus & Marie & the boys & Catherine Ann." The poem was privately printed for use by the author as his Christmas card for 1982. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 103121
[BROWNJOHN, Alan] LUCIE-SMITH, Edward [ed]. British Poetry since 1945.
Harmandsworth, Middlesex : 1973Third printing, originally published in 1970. Inscribed by the poet Alan Brownjohn in the margin above his section of the anthology (p. 263), "Signed for Nicholas Gammage - with all good wishes to you and for your poetry - Alan Brownjohn, 24th January 1974". Brownjohn and Gammage were both friends with Ted Hughes, who also is included in this anthology.... Learn More£65.00
Stock Code: 77017
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
MARKS, Johnny. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.
New York : 1949First printing of the score. Inscribed by the composer and writer Johnny Marks on the front cover, "Dear Marlin, Merry Christmas, Johnny Marks." Though Marks is responsible for penning many holiday tunes such as Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree (1958), Silver and Gold (1964) and A Holly, Jolly Christmas (1964), he will be best remembered for his tune... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 96566