Search results for: 'poems'
(RACKHAM, Arthur.) 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
(NONESUCH PRESS.) MILTON, John. Poems in English: Miscellaneous Poems, Paradise Regain'd & Samson Agonistes. [Together with:] Paradise Lost.
London : 1926First Nonesuch Press edition, number 14 of 90 deluxe issue copies on Oxford India Paper bound in one volume in full vellum. This attractively printed edition is illustrated with black and white reproductions of William Blake's remarkable visual interpretations of Milton's poetical works, accompanied by notes on the illustrations. Though individual suites... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 139550
(HARRISON, Florence, illus.) ROSSETTI, Christina. Poems.
London : First Florence Harrison edition, first impression, variant issue with the date to the title page and vignette to the title page verso. Florence Harrison (1877-1955) was an Australian-born artist known for her rich, art nouveau style. "Florence Harrison brought to this volume some of her most recognisable and oft-reproduced illustrations, ethereal and... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 129313
(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
(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. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 124034
(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
(BAWDEN, Edward. illus.) LLOYD THOMAS, M. G., ed. Travellers' Verse.
London : 1946First edition, first impression. This anthology of poems about travel from across the centuries includes poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley, W. B. Yeats, and Alfred Lord Tennyson, amongst other authors. It was part of the New Excursions Into English Poetry series, which was edited by W. J. Turner and Sheila Shannon. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 124035
(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
OXENFORD, Edward. Cat-Tales.
New York : [c. 1885]First and only edition of this lovely late 19th-century chromolithographed collection of poems for children. Rare, Worldcat locates two copies only (Philadelphia and Victoria, Australia); we were unable to trace any copies on Library Hub. Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 140673
MILNE, A. A. Now We Are Six.
London : 1927First edition, first impression. Following the success of When We Were Very Young, Milne began planning a second book of poetry for children. In a January 1926 letter to his brother Ken he included it as number one in a list of "things which ought to be done": "A book of verses (about 15 done to date) to appear in 1927 or 1928" (Thwaite p.... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 138202
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
MILNE, A. A. When We Were Very Young.
London : 1924First edition, first impression, second state, with the page number ix present in the preliminaries (in copies of the first state the contents page ix is unnumbered). Milne composed most of When We Were Very Young as entertainment during a dreary holiday in Wales. Many of the poems first ran as weekly instalments in Punch, charmingly illustrated... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 138208
(DOYLE, Richard, illus.) PLANCHÉ, James Robinson. The Sleeping Beauty.
London : 1868An Old Fairy Tale Told Anew 1865
Brothers Dalziel "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 to design the woodcuts, contributing part of the designs themselves, and engraving the blocks by their... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 139828
ANSON, W. S. W. (ed.) The Christmas Book of Carols and Songs.
London : First edition of this attractive Christmas gift book. This illustrated collection of Christmas music was published as part of the Routledge's Photogravure and Colour Series and "made itself special by its thick, imitation-vellum pages and a typeface similar to Morris' Golden" (Gertzman, p. 77). This collection predominantly features the work of poet... Learn More£85.00
Stock Code: 137274
(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... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 140915
MILNE, A. A. When We Were Very Young.
London : 1924First edition, first impression, second state, with the page number ix present in the preliminaries (in copies of the first state the contents page ix is unnumbered), in the second issue jacket.
Milne composed most of When We Were Very Young as entertainment during a dreary holiday in Wales. Many of the poems first ran as weekly instalments... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 135674
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
NESBIT, E. Christmas Dreams.
London & New York : [c. 1890]First and only edition, very scarce: we were unable to trace any copies, either on WorldCat, Library Hub, 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
(CRANE, Walter.) 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
(BAUMANN, Gustave, illust.) 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 who like... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140322
(BLAKE, William.) ELLIS, Edwin John, & W. B. Yeats. The Works of William Blake.
London : 1893First editions thus, one of 500 trade copies; 150 large paper copies were also issued. Yeats "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 verse" (ODNB). Yeats... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 137102
(GONNE, Maud, illus.) YOUNG, Ella. Celtic Wonder-Tales.
Dublin : 1910First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the original front free endpaper "To John Varian, With Greeting from Ella Young", and with over ten annotations in ink by Young.
The recipient, John Osborne Varian (1863-1931), was an Irish-American poet and a leader within the theosophist utopian community of Halcyon,... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 139842
(ROBINSON, W. Heath.) 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
(CRUIKSHANK, George.) [COMBE, William.] Life of Napoleon, A Hudibrastic Poem in Fifteen Cantoes by Dr. Syntax,
1815First edition, with all points as called for in Abbey. A satirical life of Buonaparte, its intentions best summed up by the allegorical title page, which shows the young Corsican as a revolutionary fire-brand in a Phrygian cap ascending a ladder whose rungs are Plunder, Bloodshed and Murder, this last being the blade of a guillotine. At the top he sits... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 41913
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... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 140650
SMITH, Stevie. Harold's Leap.
London : 1950First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To Naomi Replansky, from Stevie Smith" on the front free endpaper, with errata supplied throughout in Smith's holograph.
Beneath the title of "The River God" Smith adds "(of the River Mimram, in Hertfordshire)", and makes minor revisions to "Harold's Leap", "Thought is... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 112543