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RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); SWINBURNE, Algernon Charles The Springtide of Life Poems of Childhood
London : 1918First trade edition, first impression. Reviewed contemporaneously as "one of his best", Rackham's "delicate and romantic fancy, is in sensitive harmony with Swinburne's poems and his pictures show that he understands no less than did the poet" (The Publisher's Weekly, vol. 94, 1918, p. 19). Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 129607
BLAKE, William - GRAY, Thomas. William Blake's Water-Colour Designs for the Poems of Thomas Gray.
London : 1972First edition thus, first impression, number 90 of 352 copies, from an edition limited to 518, all printed on Arches pure rag paper made specially to match that used by Blake.
In this extravagant tour de force Blake used Gray's poems, the printed text mounted on a large sheet, as the jumping off point for characteristically epic and imaginative... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 145352
FLINT, William Russell (illus.); HERRICK, Robert. One Hundred and Eleven Poems.
London : 1955First edition, number 529 of 445 copies bound thus; a further 105 signed copies with eight extra plates were also issued, all printed at the artist's expense. Sir William Russell Flint (1880-1969), was described by Charles Wheeler, president of the Royal Academy, as an artist of "a steady hand, keen eye and gay spirit in a shaky world" (ODNB). His illustrations... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 140576
ARNOLD, Matthew. An amateur manuscript copy of The Forsaken Merman.
1897A unique calligraphic manuscript copy of Arnold's poem "The Forsaken Merman". The present copy includes fine illustrations within ornamental borders, possibly after original designs, in an art nouveau style reminiscent of masters such as Edward Burne-Jones, Robert Anning-Bell, and Walter Crane. We were unable to trace information about the "Dodo" who... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 138062
WILDE, Oscar. The Sphinx.
London : 1894First edition, first impression. Although the stated limitation was of 200 copies, there appear to have been 303 copies printed, with 128 copies left standing unbound in quires and it is possible that this copy was bound for Hatchards from one of the remaining unbound sheets (see Nelson). Wilde's poem, together with Charles Ricketts's art nouveau illustrations... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 131703
ARNOLD, Matthew. The Forsaken Merman.
London : 1900First Jean Archer edition, this copy beautifully hand coloured, a stunning piece of arts and crafts design. Archer's illustrated edition is uncommon, with 15 copies held institutionally worldwide. In 1901 Dent released a further 50 copies of this work printed on Japon and 10 on vellum for binding by the Guild of Women Bookbinders.
This melancholy... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 147588
ESSEX HOUSE PRESS: GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Deserted Village.
Campden, Gloucestershire : 1904First Essex House Press edition, number 120 of 150 copies only, printed on vellum and hand illuminated. Goldsmith's poem, first published in 1770, is a pastoral elegy and political polemic which depicts an idealised, and supposedly lost, rural lifestyle. It is presented here as the twelfth work in the Essex House Press Great Poems Series. The Essex... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 137543
ELIZABETH, Princess of the United Kingdom. Cupid Turned Volunteer.
London : 1804First edition, signed by "Elizabeth" on the half-title. Published at the height of the Georgian volunteer movement for the war against Napoleon, this book contains a series of engraving based on drawings by Princess Elizabeth, daughter of George III, showing cupid training to fight the French. Each picture depicting scenes of "Genius, Loyalty, and Patriotism"... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 129967
POETRY ANTHOLOGY - DICKINSON, Patric (ed.) Soldiers' Verse.
London : 1945First edition, first impression, scarce in this condition. This anthology of poems about warfare was part of the New Excursions Into English Poetry series, which was edited by W. J. Turner and Sheila Shannon. It contains poems by writers including Siegfried Sassoon, Herman Melville, and Walt Whitman, amongst others.
Stock Code: 124034
MURDOCH, Iris & Reynolds Stone. A Year of Birds.
Tisbury : 1978Signed limited edition, number 278 of 350 copies signed by Murdoch and Stone. The collection was originally conceived as a calendar and features 12 poems accompanied by a fine engraving by stone associating each month to a bird. The poems were later set to music by Sir Malcolm Williamson and performed at the Proms in 1995. Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 134001
OXENFORD, Edward. Cat-Tales.
New York : [c.1885]Rare first and only edition of this lovely late 19th-century chromolithographed collection of poems for children. Worldcat locates two copies only (Philadelphia and Victoria, Australia); no copies on Library Hub. Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 140673
VERONA PRESS: CHAGAL, Marc (illus.), and others. The Verona Press Rhyme Sheets 1 - 6.
London : 1938First edition, first impression, of this illustrated collection of poems from modern, ancient Greek, and medieval Chinese poets, including Geoffrey Scott, George Barker, and Frederick Johnston. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 141197
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.) Some British Ballads.
London : First Rackham edition, signed limited issue, number 113 of 575 copies signed by the artist. Some British Ballads collects 44 songs and poems from across the country. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 147697
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); SWINBURNE, Algernon Charles. The Springtide of Life.
London : 1918First Rackham edition, signed limited issue, number 631 of 765 copies signed by the artist. A contemporary review described the edition as "one of his best... Rackham's delicate and romantic fancy is in sensitive harmony with Swinburne's poems and his pictures show that he understands no less than did the poet" (The Publisher's Weekly, vol. 94, 1918,... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 147713
BARBIER, George (illus.) Livre de Madame.
Paris : 1918First edition, first printing, of this rare lady's almanac, issued for the first American department store: Wanamaker's, and illustrated by George Barbier (1882-1932), a painter and artist who produced many illustrations for fashion and theatre costumes and set. Uncommon, the only copy listed institutionally is located by World Cat at the Morgan Library... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 141690
WORLD WAR I. Pages de Guerre.
Paris : 1915-16First edition, first printing, one of 100 on Japon paper, this one unnumbered. This illustrated collection of poems from the First World War was sold for the benefit of artists and craftsmen of the book industry who were wounded in that war. The contributing authors include Émile Verhaeren for Crime allemand, Léon Bloy for Nous ne sommes pas en état... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 140915
CRANE, Walter (illus.); GRIMM, [Jacob & Wilhelm]. Household Stories,
London : 1882First Crane edition, large paper issue, one of 250 copies only, which "sold out on publication. It is perhaps the best of Crane's more ambitious works. The book is a triumph in his characteristic mode of decoration, yet its designs, even the headpieces and initial letters, remain true illustrations" (Ray).
Provenance: engraved pictorial bookplate... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 137499
NESBIT, E. Christmas Dreams.
London & New York : [c.1890]First and only edition, very scarce: we are unable to trace other copies, either on Library Hub, WorldCat, or on the market. This lovely publication comprises four poems by Edith Nesbit, three by Nesbit's close friend and lover of her husband, Alice Hoatson, and four others, including one by Oscar Fredrik (1829-1907), King of Sweden and Norway.
Wolff... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 137929
DOYLE, Richard (illus.); PLANCHÉ, James Robinson. The Sleeping Beauty.
London : 1868An attractive copy of this Victorian illustrated edition of The Sleeping Beauty, this version originally published in 1865, and all early editions quite scarce.
"For these 'fine art' books, often issued in the name of other firms, the Dalziels made all arrangements and undertook the financial risk, commissioning artists on their own responsibility... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 139828
BAUMANN, Gustave (illus.); BANNING, Kendall. Pirates! or, The Cruise of the Black Revenge.
Chicago : 1918First trade edition, first printing, of this collection of 13 poems and accompanying woodcuts, following the limited edition of 525 copies in a larger format on handmade paper published by the Brothers of the Book in 1916.
The publisher, Laurence Woodworth was the scrivener for the Brothers of the Book, a small private press "made up of those... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140322
PROUST, Marcel. Les plaisirs et les jours.
Paris : 1896First edition, first printing, of the first book published by Proust before his rise to stardom, in an attractive art déco binding by the French bookbinder Max Fonsèque (1891-1965), and superbly illustrated by the society-painter Madeleine Lemaire (1845-1928).
Some of the poems and short stories in this work had appeared in print from 1892... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 144631
BURNE-JONES, Edward (illus.); MacLAREN, Archibald. The Fairy Family.
London : 1857First edition, in an attractive custom binding in notably bright condition. This work features Edward Burne-Jones's first book illustrations, done while still at Oxford and published anonymously at his own request. This copy appears to have been bound for the liberal politician and medieval scholar Allan Heywood Bright (1862-1941) with his and his brother's... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 142951
CHRISTMAS - VIZETELLY, Henry (printer). Christmas with the Poets:
London : 1851First edition, in the attractive publisher's gift binding, of this Christmas treasury. "In 1851 Vizetelly printed, and Bogue published, a notable gift book, Christmas with the Poets, which, it has been suggested, 'must have contributed considerably to the popular revival of the 'Old Christmas' atmosphere'" (Ruari McLean, "Victorian Book Design and Colour... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 145978
GREENAWAY, Kate. Collection of works.
1870-1930A significant collection of the illustrated books of Kate Greenaway, gathered by a private collector over many years and an assemblage which in scope and quality would now be difficult to equal, covering the full breadth of her career, and richly illustrating the extent and variety of her work.
The collection comprises four presentation copies... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 144492
SMITH, Patti. A Useless Death.
New York : 1972First edition, number 246 of 300 copies signed by the author. An excellent copy of Smith's poem, the narrator waiting their turn on the scaffold while a queen and 30 of her ladies in waiting are forced to dig their own graves. The poem was published and distributed by Gotham Book Mart, where Smith acted as a book scout during her early years in New... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 145624
ROBINSON, W. Heath (illus.); KIPLING, Rudyard. A Song of the English.
London : [c.1914]A handsome copy of Kipling's classic, with Robinson's superb illustrations. "This poem originally appeared in The English Illustrated Magazine, May, 1893, prior to its inclusion in The Seven Seas" (Livingston, p. 74), three years later, from which this edition is reprinted. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 143391
ROBINSON, W. Heath (illus.); KIPLING, Rudyard. A Song of the English.
London : [c.1915]A handsome copy of Kipling's classic, with Robinson's superb illustrations. "This poem originally appeared in The English Illustrated Magazine, May, 1893, prior to its inclusion in The Seven Seas" (Livingston, p. 74), three years later, from which this edition is reprinted. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 139898
HEANEY, Seamus; Max Neumann (illus.) Audenesque.
Paris : 1998First edition, number 90 of 100 copies signed by Heaney and Neumann, of Heaney's poem dedicated to the memory of poet Joseph Brodsky (who had died in 1996), using "Wystan Auden's metric feet" and composed on W. B. Yeats's anniversary. The whole edition was 120 copies, all on velin d'arches, with 20 copies lettered and hors commerce. The poem was first... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 117019
HOUSMAN, Laurence (illus.); ROSSETTI, Christina. Goblin Market.
London : 1893First Housman-illustrated edition, trade issue. This fantastical narrative poem, which was first published in 1862 with illustrations by Christina's brother Dante Gabriel, has eluded classification, having been interpreted variously as a feminist tract, a capitalist critique, an allegory for drug addiction, and a children's story.
The illustrator... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 144448
WHITMAN, Walt. Ode a la France.
Paris : 1917First separate edition, first printing, one of 556 copies only, of this translation of Whitman's poem "O Star of France" dated 1870-71, which was first published in Leaves of Grass. Combet-Descombes's illustrations evoke the landscapes of the war-torn country after the Franco-Prussian War of July 1870 - May 1871, which marked the end of French hegemony... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 140650
MARTIN, John (illus.); MILTON, John. The Paradise Lost of Milton.
London : 1827First edition in book form, a handsome copy of the more desirable large plate issue. John Martin's Paradise Lost maintains a strong claim to be the finest illustrated edition of the poem ever produced.
Already famous as an artist for his bold and melodramatic paintings, Martin was commissioned by Septimus Prowett to turn his talents to Milton.... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 145395
MESENS, Édouard Léon Théodore. Troisième Front.
London : 1944First UK edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the half-title "A mon vieil ami Jacques Bernard Brunius, 'Nous avons mis vingt ans trente ans, A vivre avec ingénuité, Force et ingéniosité...' En toute affection, E. L. T. Mesens. 9 Avril 1944". This bilingual publication, with French and English facing texts, is number 8 of 500... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 140447