Search results for: 'poems'
PLUNKETT, Joseph Mary. The Poems.
Dublin : 1916First edition, first impression, in the rare dust jacket, published posthumously by Plunkett's sister Geraldine in June 1916. This copy belonged to the Irish poet Daniel Laurence Kelleher, with his initials pencilled on the half-title, who was associated in his early career with the group of dramatists known as the "Cork Realists".
This collection... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 146061
LEHMANN, John. A Garden Revisited and Other Poems.
London : 1931First edition, sole impression, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "Dadie, from John, 29.ix.31", accompanied by an autograph letter, on Hogarth Press headed paper, thanking Dadie "for endless encouragement, advice, and criticism. It doesn't seem much to show for it after all, I'm afraid". This is a lovely association copy.
The... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 145702
LORCA, Federico Garcia. Primeras Canciones.
Madrid : 1936First edition, first printing. The poems are described in the preface as a "miraculously unpublished... preview of a more extensive and representative set," written in 1922, and "extremely important for the further development of Lorca's poetic world". Uncommon in such good condition.
Also issued in yellow boards, this work was published in January... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 142876
MILNE, A. A. Now We Are Six.
London : 1927First edition, first impression, deluxe issue. Now We Are Six was printed in an edition of 50,000 copies, of which 5,000 were bound in leather by the Ship Binding Company: 1,500 in blue, 1,500 in green, and 2,000 in the present red. The issue is rarely found with the glassine dust jacket and the publisher's box preserved; this copy also includes the... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 127828
LORCA, Federico Garcia. Poeta en Nueva York.
Mexico : 1940First edition in Spanish and first illustrated edition (second overall), first printing, of Lorca's final cycle of poems. They were published posthumously but were written during his New York residency in 1929 and 1930. This edition was published just a few weeks after the bilingual Spanish-English New York edition: The Poet in New York and Other Poems.
Known... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 142774
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£80,000.00
Stock Code: 142954
AKHMATOVA, Anna (trans.) Korean and Chinese poetry in Russian.
Moscow : 1954 & 1956First 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£6,750.00
Stock Code: 142729
GRANT, Anne. Memoirs of an American Lady:
London : 1808First edition, an appealing copy in the original boards with an excellent association, of the author's best-known work, "a fascinating document in cultural history" (Orlando), comprising a childhood autobiography and a biography of the titular "American Lady", Catalina Schuyler, a Dutch-American woman who had a great influence on Grant's education and... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 137443
TOLKIEN, J. R. R. Six letters signed to George Sayer.
Oxford : 1953-1966Six letters signed from J. R. R. Tolkien to his close friend George Sayer, with whom he made the first recorded readings of The Lord of the Rings and who was key in giving Tolkien the confidence to publish it after being rejected by nearly every major British publisher, including Tolkien's own publisher, Collins. This is a highly desirable set of correspondence... Learn More£85,000.00
Stock Code: 142718
SHAKESPEARE HEAD PRESS: SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Epipsychidion.
London : 1921First Shakespeare Head Press edition, one of 500 copies only, scarce deluxe issue bound in vellum, of Shelley's love poem to the "poor captive bird" Teresa "Emilia" Viviani, a beautiful Italian countess "imprisoned" in St Anna convent while her father sought a suitable husband for her. Epipsychidion was first published a century earlier in 1821. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 146016
STARK, Freya et al. The Cornhill Magazine.
London : 1945First Edition. A copy of the magazine from Freya Stark's personal library, containing an article by her entitled "Moving Pictures in Arabia". Illustrated by two pictures of Yemen, Stark tells an amusing account of her attempts to screen films with a travelling cinema in Yemen. She is particularly interested to note how Yemeni women reacted to this technology,... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 127634
BROOKE, Rupert - DE QUINCEY, Thomas. Essays from de Quincey.
London : 1900The copy of the poet Rupert Brooke, with his pencilled initials to the half-title, and with extensive marginal emphases and notations by Brooke, in de Quincey's essay 'On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth'. These notations are chiefly stylistic observation, but also include a marginal line and cross seemingly corroborating de Quincey's scorn for "the... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 142636
BELL, Clive. Ad Familiares.
London : 1917First edition, sole printing, one of about 50 copies printed for private distribution, presentation copy to Bloomsbury Group affiliate, Lady Ottoline Morrell, incorporating the first printed word at the start of the text "Dear Ottoline".
Ottoline Morrell (1873-1938), an aristocrat and society hostess, who counted in her artistic and intellectual... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 145465
KIPLING, Rudyard. Just So Stories For Little Children.
London : 1902First edition, third printing (two months after the first), inscribed by the author, "Janet Aitken from her obliged and obedient servant the author Jul. 1911", on the title page; Kipling has struck through his printed name and signed it below. Then three years old, Janet Gladys Kidd, née Aitken, later Campbell, later Montagu (1908-1988), was the daughter... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 137861
LAWRENCE, T. E. Seven Pillars of Wisdom.
[London : 1926One of the Cranwell or "Subscriber's" edition, one of only five special copies with the additional Blair Hughes-Stanton wood-engraving, this an outstanding presentation copy from Lawrence to his friend Col. Robert Buxton, his former comrade-in-arms who arranged financing of the subscriber's edition, inscribed on the first blank: "R.V.B.'s own copy,... Learn More£125,000.00
Stock Code: 144013