Search results for: 'poems'
SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Posthumous Poems.
London : 1824First edition, first issue (without errata slip), in a very striking binding by Zaehnsdorf with their gilt stamp to the rear pastedown denoting exhibition-worthy work, and with appealing fin-de-siècle provenance (see below).
Edited by Mary Shelley, this collection contains hitherto unpublished poems - Julian and Maddalo (with its evocation of... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 141182
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
AYTOUN, Edmondstoune William. Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and other Poems.
Edinburgh : 1863First Paton edition, superbly illustrated. "The book brims with Paton's half-page illustrations, headpieces and tailpieces (augmented by a few landscapes by his brother, Waller Paton) - the armour and historical costumes (Paton was a noted collector of these) perfectly realized to the last detail, the compositions unusual and forceful, the squeezed-together... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 137470
DOVES PRESS: SHELLEY, Percy. Poems. Selected and Arranged by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson.
Hammersmith : 1914Limited edition, one of 200 copies printed on paper, from an edition of 212 (the additional 12 were printed on vellum). The book was printed just two years before Cobden-Sanderson threw the Doves typeface into the Thames, thus concluding the bitter dispute between him and his partner Emery Walker, and bringing the era of the Doves Press to a close. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 118500
BECKFORD, William. [Vathek.] An Arabian Tale, from an unpublished manuscript:
London : 1786First edition. Beckford's Gothic oriental novel Vathek, was written in French between January and May 1782. This English translation by the literary scholar Samuel Henley was published first in June 1786, despite Beckford's express wish that the French edition should precede it. The latter was published in Lausanne in December 1786 (postdated 1787),... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 128808
HAYLEY, William. Plays of Three Acts; written for a Private Theatre.
London : 1784First edition. Lovely copy of the collected theatrical works of this now largely forgotten, but once highly popular writer, exceptionally prettily bound and with an attractive provenance. Hayley is best remembered today as a friend and patron of George Romney and William Blake, and biographer of Milton.
Hayley (17451820) "although affluent was... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 139629
KIPLING, Rudyard. Just So Stories For Little Children.
London : 1902First edition, first impression, handsomely bound, of Kipling's famous collection of 12 stories and 12 poems including "How the Camel Got His Hump" and "How the Leopard Got His Spots". Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 134753
LAMB, Charles [& Mary]. The Works... In two volumes.
London : 1818First edition, dedicated to "My dear Coleridge" and issued by the Olliers, publishers of Keats, Shelley, Hazlitt, and Leigh Hunt. "Life at the East India Company seems to have become easier for Lamb in the middle of the decade. In 1816 his salary went up, and his duties diminished (though these always fluctuated with the contingencies of trade). The... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 123293
VERLAINE, Paul. Œuvres Complètes.
Paris : 1919-20A 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
HARDY, Thomas. The Works in Prose and Verse.
London : 1919-26The Wessex Edition, the definitive edition of Hardy's works, and a finely bound set. The set is complete other than for Jude the Obscure and Human Shows. The books are later impressions, with the edition first printed between 1912 and 1926, other than Human Shows which was printed in 1931; this set may have been bound before it was issued. For the Wessex... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 132753
SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Poetical Pieces.
London : 1823First edition, an exquisite copy in a rare and highly unusual contemporary binding, of this posthumous gathering of unsold first editions of Shelley's major works, comprising Prometheus Unbound (1820), Hellas (1822), and Rosalind and Helen (1819), as well as the first London edition, second overall, of The Cenci (1821). These titles include among their... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 111619
COSWAY-STYLE BINDING - LUDWIG, Emil. Napoleon.
London : 1927First UK edition, following the New York edition of the preceding year and the German of 1925. This glamorous binding incorporates a portrait based on Jacques-Louis David's famous 1812 portrait The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries, the original of which hangs in the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
"Ludwig was trained in... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 138769
BURNS, Robert. The Works.
Edinburgh : 1877-9First William Scott Douglas edition, here handsomely bound and abundantly extra-illustrated, described by ODNB as a "splendid, six-volume library edition. The poems in this edition are arranged chronologically, and while it was the most sumptuous yet published it was also the most complete and correct regarding both text and notes".
Douglas... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 139102
TAVERNER, H. T. Charles Dickens: The Story of his Life.
London : 1870Fascinating copy of the first edition of the first posthumous biography of Dickens, signed on the title page and annotated throughout by Dickens's associate, the English journalist Edmund Ollier (1826-1886).
Ollier was a scion of a literary family of some consequence in the course of 19th-century English literature. His father Charles Ollier... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 136324
ROSINUS, Johannes. Antiquitatum Romanarum corpus absolutissimum.
Amsterdam : 1743The final edition of the Antiquitatum Romanarum of Johannes Rosinus, a compendium of Classical Rome and Roman antiquities, detailing the topography of Rome and the division of the population, its sacred and private remains, its legal system, and its warfare. First published in 1583, the book proved very popular, with various editions under different... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 137706
JONES, Mary. Miscellanies in Prose and Verse.
Oxford : 1750First edition of the author's only book, a beautifully bound subscriber's copy, one of approximately 330 copies printed on royal paper, this from the library of Sir Edward Popham of Littlecote.
Born in Oxford, where she lived all her life, Mary Jones (1707-1778) was a well-connected poet and letter-writer whose work was greatly influenced by... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 134908
GRAY, Thomas. An Elegy.
Chicago & New York : [c.1900]An attractive gift edition of Gray's Elegy, with illustrations by Alfred Woodruff, in a charming unsigned contemporary binding.
Gray's Elegy was originally published privately by Horace Walpole in June 1750 and distributed amongst his connections in the fashionable classes. It was then published for the public in a quarto pamphlet on 15 February... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 139593
KIPLING, Rudyard. Rudyard Kipling's Verse.
London : 1919First UK edition, first impression, deluxe limited issue, 90 of 100 sets numbered and signed by Kipling on the limitation page of each volume. "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... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 126105
HEINSIUS, Daniel. De contemptu mortis libri IV.
Leiden : 1621First edition of the noted Dutch scholar Daniel Heinsius's (1580-1655) last major work of poetry, a didactic espousal of a stoical contempt for, rather than fear of, death. Willems writes that in its time the poem enjoyed a great vogue, and it was translated into Dutch by Jacques van Zevecote. A classical scholar of great renown (he was a professor... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 137321
ELIOT, George. The Works.
Edinburgh & London : [c.1880]The Cabinet edition. This handsome set includes Eliot's seven novels and other literary works including, The Spanish Gypsy and Scenes of Clerical Life. Four volumes, which include the Life of George Eliot, were published later for the Cabinet Edition, but are not present in this set.
Eliot's novels were popular for their political views and... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 138206
ANDERSON, James. Observations on the means of exciting a spirit of National Industry; chiefly intended to promote the Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, and Fisheries, of Scotland.
Edinburgh : 1777First edition, in a fine Scott of Edinburgh binding, presentation copy, inscribed from the author on a preliminary blank to William Murray, first earl of Mansfield, whose celebrated library was largely destroyed by fire during the Gordon Riots.
The Scottish agriculturalist and political economist James Anderson (1739-1808) wrote several influential... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 127839