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[BROWNING], Elizabeth Barrett. Poems.
London : 1844First edition, first issue, presentation copy, inscribed by the author of the collection that made Elizabeth Barrett's fame: "To Miss Heard, with the author's regards, August 1844". A superb association: Miss Heard was a friend and, in Browning's mind, a rival for the attentions of the blind classicist Hugh Stuart Boyd (1781-1848), to whom she was devoted... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 118727
BISHOP, Elizabeth. Poems.
Boston : 1955First edition, first printing, from the library of fellow poet Richmond Lattimore (1906-1984), with his ownership inscription on the front free endpaper. Poems, the author's second book, contains the poems from her first book, North & South (1946), as well as the 18 new poems that constituted the new "Cold Spring" section. Bishop won... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 132302
BERRYMAN, John. Poems.
Norfolk, CT : 1942First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "to the Wymans w. every good wish this old nothing - John Berryman Ann Arbor March '65".
Poems was Berryman's first separately published book, preceded only by his inclusion in the collective publication Five Young American Poets in 1940; 2,000 copies were... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 142345
BERRYMAN, John. Poems.
Norfolk, CT : 1942First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "to Allan Covici with the best regards of John Berryman Berkeley 1 June '60". The recipient was a California-based writer, librarian, and bookseller based at UC Berkeley.
Poems was Berryman's first separately published book, preceded only by his inclusion in the collective... Learn More£1,350.00
Stock Code: 142347
BROOKE, Rupert. Poems.
London : 1911First edition, first impression, one of 500 copies issued. Poems was Brooke's first collection, his previous poetry having been written for school competitions and printed solely for private distribution. Brooke developed a fatal case of blood poisoning from an insect bite while anchored off Skyros; he died on 23 April 1915 aboard a hospital ship, just... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 125916
BROOKE, Rupert. The Collected Poems.
London : 1919First Riccardi Press edition, copy number 956 of 1,000 copies on handmade Riccardi Paper; an additional 13 were printed on vellum. Brooke's Collected Poems were first published in 1915 in the US, and then in the UK in 1918, expanded and with a memoir by Eddie Marsh - this is the first fine press edition, issued by Philip Lee Warner's Riccardi Press... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 140298
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
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
BUKOWSKI, Charles. Crucifix in a Deathhand. New Poems 1963-65.
New York : 1965First and limited edition of 3,100 copies, this a superb presentation copy from Bukowski, inscribed exuberantly in red and silver paint pen on the page facing the colophon, "For Jerry Cushman, Poems sure, Poems why not, Charles Bukowski, 5-3-65", accompanied by a drawing of a caged flower and a bottle; additionally signed by Bukowski on the half-title... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 139612
(BLAKE, William.) GRAY, Thomas. William Blake's Water-Colour Designs for the Poems of Thomas Gray.
London : 1972First edition thus, first impression, number 467 of 100 copies reserved for Paul Mellon, from a total edition of 518 copies issued in a range of formats (of which the present copy is one of those "unbound in the French style"), all printed on Arches pure rag paper made specially to match that used by Blake. In this extravagant tour de force Blake used... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 141250
BRADBURY, Ray. Two manuscript poems, inscribed: "So Run the Sands Back up the Glass" and "The East is Up".
[Los Angeles : 1961 & 1980]Presentation copies of two original manuscripts, both inscribed by the author to his old friend Douglas Menville, the science fiction and fantasy writer.
"So Run the Sands Back Up the Glass" is a corrected typescript dated 1961, and apparently unpublished, inscribed by the author on the recto, "For Doug, with my friendliest wishes - this original... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 127474
BRIDGES, Robert. The Shorter Poems.
Oxford : 1894First complete edition, limited issue, including the first printing of any of the final volume; one of 150 numbered sets, the vast majority of which were either issued bound as one or suffered the same fate after purchase. Sets in their original state are rare, only one such example appearing at auction in 30 years. With the original prospectus laid-in.... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 118717
BARING, Maurice. Collected Poems.
London : 1925First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Jeffrey indecipherable, from Maurice Baring, April 27, 1924." From the library of Anthony Hobson, with his bookplate to the front pastedown; Hobson (1921-2014) was the director of Sotheby's and noted bibliophile. Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 103489
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
BLUNDEN, Edmund. The Waggoner and other Poems.
London : 1920First edition, second issue. Of an edition of 500, 250 copies were bound in purple cloth for immediate issue, 100 sets of sheets were sent to NY for Knopf's American edition, and the remaining 150 bound up in green cloth later in 1920. Extremely uncommon in jacket in either issue. Blunden's first trade publication, The Waggoner was issued with the encouragement... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 70521
BURNS, Robert. Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect.
Edinburgh : 1787First Edinburgh edition, the second overall, in an attractive contemporary binding. This edition was preceded only by the highly rare Kilmarnock edition of 1786, from which it was expanded, containing twenty-two new pieces, including "To a Haggis", and the first appearance in print of "Death and Doctor Hornbook", which had been omitted from the Kilmarnock... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 141696
BALL, David, & Anselm Hollo. We Just Wanted to Tell You. Poems.
London : 1963First edition, first impression. Scarce pamphlet produced in the founding year of the Writers' Forum, a significant organization in the British Poetry Revival of the 1960s and 70s. Learn More£60.00
Stock Code: 60971
BROOKE, Rupert. [The Dead.]
[c.1917]A rare wartime issue of part of Rupert Brooke's best-known poems, "The Dead", printing on a large single sheet the first stanza, beginning "Blow out, you bugles... ". The sheet is signed below on two printed lines over the legend "War Command" Lieutenant-General Sir Fenton Aylmer (1862-1935), recipient of the Victoria Cross and commander of the Tigris... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 127049
BERRYMAN, John. Galley proofs for The Dispossessed.
New York : 1948The galley proofs for Berryman's Dispossessed, with 12 manuscript annotation, mostly ticks, asterisks and queries of underlined lines. There is some variation between the text of the proofs and that of the printed version, which is unrecorded by Charles Thornbury in his edition of Berryman's Collected Poems (Faber and Faber, 1990). The Dispossessed... Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 118709
BETJEMAN, John. Continual Dew.
London : 1937First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, with an autograph Christmas card signed by Betjeman in English and Gaelic loosely inserted. A lovely association copy owned by the Irish architectural historian, writer and poet Maurice Craig (1919-2011), with his bookplate to the front pastedown and ownership inscription,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 123743
BRONTË, Charlotte, Emily & Anne. The Shakespeare Head Brontë.
Oxford : 1991Limited edition of 250 numbered sets of which this is number 1. First published by the Shakespeare Head Press in 1931. The novels occupy the first eleven volumes; the other eight comprise The Brontës: Their Lives, Friendships, and Correspondence (four volumes); The Miscellaneous and Unpublished Writings of Charlotte and Patrick Branwell Brontë (two... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 110832
BYRON, George Gordon Noel, Lord. Hebrew Melodies; [bound after:] Lara, a Tale.
London : 1815First edition, first issue of Hebrew Melodies, marking the first appearance in print of "She Walks in Beauty", among the most famous poems in the English language. Hebrew Melodies is bound after the fifth edition of Lara, which was first published in 1814. John Murray published Byron's poems in a uniform size, and it was common for contemporary owners... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 131641
(BLUNDEN, Edmund.) THORPE, Michael. The Poetry of Edmund Blunden.
[Wateringbury] : 1971First edition, first impression, of the author's essay on Blunden's poetry, focusing on the "Joy" poems which are reproduced in the text. Learn More£65.00
Stock Code: 89484
BROOKE, Rupert. Works.
London : 1916-8First UK editions, first impressions. An attractively bound set of Brooke's works:
i) John Webster and the Elizabethan Drama first written by Brooke in 1911-2 for the fellowship at King's College, Cambridge, John Webster was first published in the US four days before its UK publication.
ii) Letters from America the first US edition was published... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 121533
BYRON, George Gordon Noel, Lord. The Works.
London : 1832-3A very attractively bound library set of Byron's works, complete with the three Don Juan volumes added to the edition, including all his poems and plays, letters and journals, and the Life by his friend Thomas Moore. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 122423
BYRON, George Gordon Noel, Lord. The Works.
London : 1832-3An attractive library set of Byron's works, complete with the three Don Juan volumes added to the edition, including all his poems and plays, letters and journals, and the Life by his friend Thomas Moore. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 139270
BYRON, George Gordon Noel, Lord. The Works.
London : 1832-3An attractive library set of Byron's works, complete with the three Don Juan volumes added to the edition, including all his poems and plays, letters and journals, and the Life by his friend Thomas Moore. Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 127332
(BORGES, Jorge Luis.) MARECHAL, Leopoldo. La rosa en la balanza.
Buenos Aires, : 1944First collected edition of these poems, first printing, Jorge Luis Borges's copy with his signature on the title page. The copy was later passed to his brother-in-law, the Spanish poet and Ultraist Guillermo de Torre (1900-1971), with his illustrative ex-libris stamp to the first blank. This is one of several books with Borges's ownership signature... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 130490
[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
BLAKE, William. The Note-Book.
London : 1935First edition thus, number 175 of 650 copies, with the very scarce dust jacket. This fine Nonesuch Press edition constitutes the first printing in facsimile of Blake's famous notebook, known as the "Rossetti Manuscript", after its acquisition by Dante Gabriel Rossetti in 1847. This notebook contained a number of latterly famous shorter poems left unpublished... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 142098
BORGES, Jorge Luis. Inquisiciones.
Buenos Aires : 1925First edition, first impression, a superlative presentation copy of the author's first work of prose. One of 505 copies printed, this is a uniquely untrimmed, unnumbered, and specially bound presentation copy inscribed by Borges on the first blank to his fellow Argentine author, and muse, Norah Lange (1905-1972).
Borges's inscription, using the nickname... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 129496
BEARDSLEY, Aubrey. Under the Hill,
London : 1904First edition, one of 50 copies printed on japon, of Beardsley's unfinished erotic novel based on the legend of Tannhäuser, alongside a collection of Beardsley's other poems, letters, and artwork. This copy has the armorial bookplate of Sydney Frederick McIlree Lomer on front free endpaper. In 1914 McIlree Lomer, a Uranian poet and Major with the Sherwood... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 134094
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
BLAKE, William. An Island in the Moon.
Cambridge : 1987First edition, never before published, of this early work by Blake. This is copy XI of 25 copies numbered in roman and specially bound, aside from 750 others (in a single clothbound volume), and has the bookplates of the great collector Haven O'More, who had a particular enthusiasm for Blake and wrote the preface for this edition. In his preface O'More... Learn More£900.00
Stock Code: 139308
BROWN, Bob. Demonics.
Cagnes-sur-Mer : 1931First edition, first printing, with a leaf of the author's personal letterhead laid in, printed "Robert Carlton Brown, Le Manoir, Cagnes-Sur-Mer (A.M.) France". The collection features poems such as "Spring, put on a condom!" and a number of calligrams, for which Brown was well known, including here "Handle for a flame fan".
Roving Eye Press was... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 116287
BURNS, Robert. The Works.
Edinburgh : 1877-9First William Scott Douglas edition, a very fine edition, well printed on superior paper, and here abundantly extra-illustrated. The edition is 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... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 139102
BUKOWSKI, Charles. War All the Time.
Santa Barbara : 1984First and limited edition, one of "126 numbered copies handbound in boards by Earle Gray, each with an original painting by Charles Bukowski" - this copy not numbered but inscribed "Presentation Copy" and signed by Bukowski. In addition, this copy is inscribed (in characteristic marker pen) on the blank facing the title page: "For Arthur Applebaum -... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 120437
BUTLER, Samuel. Hudibras, A Poem.
London : 1819First edition thus with Clarke's illustrations, and the extra matter gathered together from Grey, Hume, Smollett, Fox and others, handsomely bound. Samuel Butler's Hudibras is a satiric poem on the English Civil War, written in Chaucerian couplets and published 1663-78. Voltaire, who translated a condensed version of Hudibras into French, noted that... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 140367
BEERBOHM, Max. Autograph manuscript draft poem, "To W.S."
June 1914A choice Beerbohm manuscript, a deft sonnet in honour of the painter Walter Sickert (1860-1942), invoking Whistler and other figures of Max's youth, and the music halls "The Hoxton Palace of Varieties" and reflecting upon the passage of time and enduring presence of Sickert, who was in 1914 working in experimental modes as painter and essayist. Sickert... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 135882
(BLAKE, William.) BRYANT, Jacob. A new system, or, an analysis of ancient mythology:
London : 1773-76First edition of the work for which Bryant is most often remembered, complete with the rare first volume, of which ESTC locates only three copies, and the final plate by William Blake. "Bryant's importance to modern readers lies in the influence he had upon the poet and artist William Blake, who in his own time was generally considered mad. The many... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 139708
BRADBURY, Ray. Original autograph manuscript poem, [published as "Why Viking Lander, Why the Planet Mars?"]
Hollywood, CA : [c. 19] June 1976A wonderful original manuscript poem by Ray Bradbury, showing one of the great imaginations of American science fiction engaging directly and in real time with a major event in space exploration.
In mid-June 1976, Ray Bradbury, author of the Martian Chronicles (1950), was invited to the Disney projection room in Hollywood to witness the... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 139775
BORGES, Jorge Luis. El "Martín Fierro"
Buenos Aires : 1953First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by Borges and his co-author on the half-title, "Augosto 1953, A Gilda, profetizándole mucha felicidad, Jorge Luis Borges" and "A Gilda con carino autentico y eterno agradecimiento, Margot Guerrero." We have not been able to identify the recipient, but the double presentation and warm wording... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 130217
BOWLES, Jane. In the Summer House.
New York : 1954First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "I love you very much - and you are very very bright - I wish that I was like you Janie". From the library of the academic and teacher Dr William ("Woods") Shelton Gray, Jr (1926-1993) who was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and received his PhD from... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 124248
BROWNING, Robert. The Ring and the Book.
London : 1868-9First edition, superb presentation copy to a fellow poet, with an original unpublished manuscript poem laid-in. This set is inscribed by Browning in each volume to Frederick Locker-Lampson (1821-1895), the well-connected Victorian poet and bibliophile who was well-acquainted with the likes of Arnold, Carlyle, Dickens, Eliot, Hunt, Ruskin, Tennyson,... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 118722
(BECKETT, Samuel.) BISHOP, Tom, & Raymond Federman (eds.) L'Herne: Samuel Beckett.
Paris : 1976First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed to Samuel Beckett by Tom Bishop, one of the two editors, on the front free endpaper, "For Sam, with more thanks than I could ever tell you with all my friendship and admiration. Tom. Paris Nov 3. 1976". Issued as part of the Cahiers de L'Herne (a series of critical monographs in French), this... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 94019