Search results for: 'poems'
BAMFORD, Samuel. Hours in the Bowers.
Manchester : 1834 [i.e. 1835]First edition of this collection of the poetry, some here printed for the first time, by the English radical Samuel Bamford (1788-1872). The title refers to his time in prison ("bowers" being slang for jail), and Bamford notes that he wrote two of the poems while incarcerated - "Eclogue" and "Hymn to Hope". Bamford makes clear in the preface his feeling,... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 136399
GROTE, George. Posthumous Papers: comprising Selections from familiar Correspondence during half a century;
London : 1874First edition, edited by his wife, of George Grote's correspondence with such eminent figures as James Mill, Francis Place, Alexis de Tocqueville and William Nassau Senior, among others, together with a selection of essays and poems. Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 127729
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
BLAKE, William; ELLIS, Edwin John, & W. B. Yeats (eds.) The Works of William Blake.
London : 1893First edition, one of 150 large paper copies in the deluxe binding; there were also 500 copies in cloth. Yeats had "marked down William Blake as a master early on, and with Edwin Ellis produced a large-scale commentary on Blake's prophetic writings in 1893. While often erratic and idiosyncratic, it helped establish the importance of Blake's esoteric... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 136158
McCULLOCH, [John Ramsay, & Rodrigo da Fonseca Magalhães (trans.)] Principios de economia politica.
London : [1830?]Scarce first edition in Portuguese of the author's first major work, first published in English in 1825. WorldCat and Jisc locate just three copies, at the Biblioteca de Catalunya, British Library, and Baker Library at Harvard.
The translator, Fonseca Magalhães (1787-1858), served in the Peninsular War with the unit of Coimbra students but,... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 129611
LA FONTAINE, Jean de. Fables choisies, mises en vers.
Paris : 1755-9First edition, large-paper issue, and one of a small number printed on thick holland paper, of "one of the most ambitious and successful of all illustrated books" (Ray). Jean-Baptiste Oudry's sketches for La Fontaine's Fables were executed for his own enjoyment between 1729 and 1735. They were purchased by the publisher Montenault, who asked the finest... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 135957
LYTTELTON, George, Lord. The Works.
London : 1776Third and best octavo edition (with the index), first published in 1774 and gathering various political pieces, Lyttelton's "Letters from a Persian in England to his friend in Ispahan", his very popular Dialogues of the Dead, co-written with the bluestocking Elizabeth Montagu, a smattering of poems, and a collection of letters to his father Sir Thomas... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 116436
DOUGLASS; Frederick; EMERSON, Ralph Waldo; STEDMAN, Edmund Clarence. The Atlantic Monthly, devoted to literature, science, art, and politics. January 1867.
Boston : 1867The January 1867 issue of The Atlantic Monthly, which includes the first appearance in print of three notable works, all published anonymously: Frederick Douglass's An Appeal to Congress for Impartial Suffrage, a plea for equal suffrage between the races in the aftermath of the Civil War; Edmund Clarence Stedman's Pan in Wall Street, a whimsical poem... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 135578
WEREWOLVES. The Romance of William of Palerne:
1867First edition thus, no 1 in the extra series of publication by the Early English Text Society (formed 1864). The French verse romance was composed c. 1200, commissioned by Countess Yolande (who is generally identified to be Yolande, daughter of Baldwin IV, Count of Hainaut). The English poem in alliterative verse, commissioned by Humphrey de Bohun,... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 68780
FÉNELON, Francois de Salignac de la Mothe. The Fundamental Maxims of Civil Government.
Edinburgh : 1722First edition of the Roman Catholic archbishop, theologian, and poet's collection of aphorisms, published posthumously. It is likely to be a translation of "Maximes morales et politiques" from Les Aventures de Télémaque, Fénelon's hugely popular didactic novel first published anonymously in 1699 and reissued under his name in 1717. Télémaque, his... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 102358
LOCKE, John (contrib.) Britannia Rediviva.
Oxford : 1660First edition of this collection of verses by Oxford men celebrating the restoration of Charles II to the throne, written in Latin, Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, French and English. Oxford, Charles I's capital during the Civil War, had remained a bastion of royalism, and by all accounts the University welcomed the Stuarts' return.
The collection sees... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 126794
HULSHOFF, Maria Aletta (ed.) Peace-Republicans' Manual; or, the French Constitution of 1793.
New York : 1817First edition of this anonymously published collection of radical documents, tracts, and writings in French and English, compiled and edited from numerous sources by the Dutch feminist and pamphleteer Maria Aletta Hulshoff (1781-1846), and intended as a manual for pacifists. It includes the first American printing of the French Constitution of 1793.
Hulshoff,... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 144381
[MANDEVILLE, Bernard.] The Fable of the Bees:
London : 1714Rare first edition, first issue, of this "celebrated work, which through Adam Smith, had an immense influence on political economy" (Foxwell). The work originated in 1705 as a poem titled The Grumbling Hive (essentially unobtainable on the market); this is the first edition to contain the twenty "Remarks" which annotate and explain various lines in... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 138116
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
DUPONT DE NEMOURS, Pierre Samuel. Philosophie de l'univers.
Paris : First edition of Dupont's "treatise attempting to state a philosophy of life" (Saricks) dedicated to his long-time friend Lavoisier, in an attractive contemporary binding. "From the dates given at the beginning of the book, the Philosophie de l'univers was apparently written between December 20, 1792, and June 10, 1793. With the Philosophie, Du Pont... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 122980
DUPONT DE NEMOURS, Pierre Samuel. Philosophie de l'univers. Troisième édition. Augmentée de plusieurs notes et d'une table des matières.
Paris : 1799 (Fructidor, An VII)Third and final edition of Dupont's "treatise attempting to state a philosophy of life" (Saricks), first published in 1792 and addressed to his long-time friend Lavoisier. "From the dates given at the beginning of the book, the Philosophie de l'univers was apparently written between December 20, 1792, and June 10, 1793. With the Philosophie, Dupont... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 113128