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CHADWICK, John W., ed. The Two Voices. Poems of the Mountains and the Sea.
Boston : 1886First edition, scarce Boston imprint, in the very rare dust jacket, of this handsome concept-anthology put together by Harvard-educated poet and clergyman John White Chadwick (1840-1904), published in the year after he was elected the Phi Beta Kappa poet.
The Two Voices aligns a wide range of poets ancient and modern to enthuse on either side... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 143481
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
DRYDEN, John. Original Poems.
Glasgow : 1770First Foulis duodecimo edition of Dryden's collected poetry, a pretty example in contemporary calf. The Foulis press, renowned for their elegant typography and the quality of their printing, had published Dryden's works once prior to this edition, in an octavo edition of 1756. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 144534
VALE PRESS: KEATS, John. The Poems.
London : 1898First Vale Press edition, one of 210 unnumbered copies on paper (a further 8 were issued on vellum), and superbly decorated by Ricketts of the Vale Press.
Charles Ricketts (1866-1931), was an art nouveau designer who founded the Vale Press in 1894. Influenced by both the aesthetic movement and William Morris's designs, his Vale press books are... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 144841
JOHNSON, B. S. Poems Two.
London : 1972First edition, first impression, signed limited issue, number R of 26 copies for the author's use only, inscribed on the limitation page "R is for Rayner Heppenstall. 35/3/72". The recipient was British experimentalist and BBC radio producer Rayner Heppenstall (1911-1981). A further 100 copies were thus specially bound, numbered, and signed. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 144147
COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor. Poems on Various Subjects.
London : 1796First edition of Coleridge's first collection of poetry, preceding the Lyrical Ballads by two years, and also including four sonnets by Charles Lamb marking his first publication in book form.
The collection sold well enough for a second edition to appear the following year, which the author revised; in his later fame, Coleridge disavowed the... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 143174
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Poems and Sonnets.
London : 1903An attractively bound copy of this limited edition printed on handmade paper, number 23 of 400 copies.
In his introduction to the present volume, scholar and poet Edward Dowden (1843-1913), writes that, when we read Shakespeare's poetry, we learn that he "was capable of measureless personal devotion; that he was tenderly sensitive, sensitive... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 147775
KIPLING, Rudyard. Poems 1886-1929.
New York : 1930First and signed limited US edition, number 232 of 525 sets, volume I signed by the author; 12 presentation sets were also issued. This is of the finest editions of Kipling's verse, handsomely printed on handmade paper. Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 125430
KIPLING, Rudyard. Poems 1886-1929.
New York : 1930First and signed limited US edition, number 459 of 525 sets, volume I signed by the author; 12 presentation sets were also issued. One of the finest editions of Kipling's verse, handsomely printed on handmade paper, it is uncommon in the jackets. Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 142948
SWINBURNE, Algernon Charles. Poems and Ballads.
London : 1866First edition, first issue (with Moxon imprint), first state with Wise's textual errors uncorrected, of the most sensationally controversial book of English poetry of its century, its contents being a heady mix of sadomasochism, necrophilia, egalitarianism, and blasphemy. "It was a dazzling collection. Swinburne had developed an original poetic voice,... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 136507
WALSH, Ernest. Poems and Sonnets.
New York : 1934First edition, first printing, of the only contemporary collection of Walsh's poetry, decidedly under-represented in British and Irish institutional libraries: Library Hub lists just 2 copies (British Library, Cambridge). Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 103104
KIPLING, Rudyard. Poems 1886-1929.
New York : 1930First and signed limited US edition, number 478 of 525 sets, volume I signed by the author; 12 presentation sets were also issued. One of the finest editions of Kipling's verse, handsomely printed on handmade paper. Learn More£1,350.00
Stock Code: 129039
SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Queen Mab, A Philosophical Poem, with Notes.
London : 1813First edition, an "unmutilated" copy, with title page and final leaf intact, and including the poetic dedication to Harriet.
Queen Mab was Shelley's most provocative poem and a key radical text in the early years of the 19th century. The entire edition was 250 copies, published by Thomas Hookman for private distribution by Shelley himself. Due... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 143222
WILLIAMS, Charles. Poems of Conformity.
London : 1917First edition, first impression. Charles Williams (1886-1945) was a British writer who was a member of the Inklings, J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S Lewis's discussion group at Oxford. Williams's second book of poetry, the work is ambitious and, despite its title, anything but conformist, merging religion with sex and politics. The poet Alice Meynell gave... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 122922
MERRILL, James. Hoi chilies kai e meutera nuchta (The Thousand and Second Night and Other Poems).
[Athens] : 1966First edition thus, first impression. Inscribed by the author and the translator on the front free endpaper "To Allen Ansen and from his friend, veiled in a foreign tongue, Jimmy." Alan Ansen (1922-2006) was a central figure in the loose collection of writers known as the Beats. He was close friends with Burroughs, Ginsberg and Kerouac, and was the... Learn More£160.00
Stock Code: 51354
PARNELL, Thomas. Poems. Selected by Lennox Robinson.
Dublin : 1927First edition, first impression, one of only 200 copies, of this selection of poetry by Thomas Parnell (1678-1718), friend of Pope and Swift, and ancestor of Yeats's infamous political hero Charles Stewart Parnell. With an introductory essay by Lennox Robinson. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 83967
KIPLING, Rudyard. Poems 1886 to 1929.
New York : 1930First and signed limited US edition, number 98 of 525 sets, volume I signed by the author; 12 presentation sets were also issued. One of the finest editions of Kipling's verse, handsomely printed on handmade paper. It was first published in the UK the previous year. Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 111335
NOTT, Kathleen. Poems from the North.
Aldington, Kent : 1956First edition, first impression, of the author's second poetry collection, following Landscapes and Departures (1947). Presentation copy from the author to the biologist and historian of science Jacob Bronowski, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To J. Bronowski from Kathleen Nott". Nott herself was a committed humanist and rationalist. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 105748
KELMSCOTT PRESS: MORRIS, William. Poems by the Way.
Hammersmith : 1891First edition, a superb presentation copy to Georgiana Burne-Jones, inscribed by the author on the initial blank "to Georgie from WM Oct: 22nd 1891".
Georgiana Burne-Jones met Morris through her friendship with, and eventual engagement to, Edward Burne Jones. The pair spent summer holidays with William and Jane Morris at Red House, and worked... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 145199
ACKERLEY, J. R., and others. Poems by Four Authors.
Cambridge : 1923First edition, first impression, of the first book to publish Ackerley's poetry. The other three poets are A. Y. Campbell, E. L. Davidson, and F. H. Kendon. Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 82618
NERUDA, Pablo. "Argentina, escucha lo que mi patria te dice", typescript poem signed.
[June 1944]A scarce example of a signed carbon copy typescript poem by Pablo Neruda, with three small corrections in his hand. The 18-verse poem "Argentina, escucha lo que mi patria te dice" ("Argentina, hear what my country says to you") was written by the Chilean poet and diplomat on 4 June 1944 in response to the coup d'état of 1943 in Argentina. It was first... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 134176
STEWART, Carol (ed.) Poems of Sleep and Dream.
London : 1947First edition, first impression, of the first book to be illustrated by Colquhoun. It was part of the New Excursions Into English Poetry series, which was edited by W. J. Turner and Sheila Shannon.
Stock Code: 143604
WILSON, Edmund (contrib.) New Poems by American Poets.
New York : 1953First Edition, First Printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "To Cousin Dorothy, who asked me what I had done to deserve Elena - see page 168 from Edmund July 25, 1955". Dorothy Mendenhall was Wilson's cousin, a respected researcher, obstetrician, and pioneer in methods of childbirth. Learn More£220.00
Stock Code: 42864
HATCH, James V., & Ibrahim Ibn Ismail. Poems for niggers and crackers.
[Cairo : 1965First edition. Inscribed by Hatch on the front free endpaper, "To Jackie, would you believe two volumes of verse? Love you for supporting the unpopular arts, Jim." Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 76251
HARDY, Thomas. Poems of the Past and the Present.
London & New York : 1902 [but 1901]First edition, first impression, one of 500 copies, this copy in the rare presentation binding. Hardy's second volume of verse was published in November 1901, when this binding was advertised as "a Special Edition, suitable for presentation, bound in white and gold."
It is unknown how many copies were specially bound but it is likely to be a... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 147566
MADÁCH, Imre. Az Ember Tragédiája. Drámai költemény. (The Tragedy of Man. A dramatic poem).
Pest : 1861Rare first edition of Madách's most important work, The Tragedy of Man, a dramatic poem that evokes comparisons with Milton's Paradise Lost. Considered one of the major works of Hungarian literature, the play is one of the most often staged Hungarian plays today.
"It would seem that the main external sources of inspiration were Byron and Goethe,... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 142746
DOVES PRESS: SHELLEY, Percy. Poems. Selected and Arranged by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson.
Hammersmith : 1914Limited edition, one of 200 copies printed on paper, from an edition of 212 (the additional 12 were printed on vellum). The book was printed just two years before Cobden-Sanderson threw the Doves typeface into the Thames, thus concluding the bitter dispute between him and his partner Emery Walker, and bringing the era of the Doves Press to a close. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 118500
GYSIN, Brion. [Roller Poem.]
Antwerp : 1977First edition, number 14 of 90 copies signed and dated by Gysin at the foot. This is a very scarce piece of original Gysin poem-art, bringing his obsession with experimental cut-up techniques to bear upon his own name to create a quasi-incantatory scroll of nonsense. Only two copies are listed on Library Hub, one at SUNY and the other at the National... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 131065
NERUDA, Pablo. Primeros poemos de amor.
Madrid : 1936First edition, one of 500 copies, of this collection of love poems by Neruda, essentially a condensed version of his famous and rare second collection Viente poemas de amor y una canción desesperada, originally published in Chile by Nascimento in 1924.
The poems included in this Madrid edition are poems 1, 4, 9, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, and La Canción... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 142298
MATISSE, Henri (illus.); Charles of Orléans. Poèmes de Charles d'Orléans.
Paris : 1950First edition thus, first printing, number 1127 of 1,230 copies on vélin d'Arches signed by Matisse on the limitation page. This work was entirely composed by Matisse, reproducing his manuscript version of the medieval poetry by the Duke of Orléans (1394-1465), including some of his rondeaux, chansons, and ballads.
The Duke was taken prisoner... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 142638
POPE, Alexander. The Rape of the Locke.
London : 1712The first printing of Pope's Rape of the Lock, published anonymously in two cantos, extracted from its appearance in Bernard Lintot's Miscellaneous Poems and Translations, 1712, pp. 353-376. Lintott paid Pope 15 to expand the poem following this printing, with the revised and full poem published in five cantos in 1714, under Pope's name. Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 135474
BLAKE, William. Milton: A Poem.
Clairvaux : 1967First edition thus, copy S of 26 lettered copies reserved for Lessing J. Rosenwald, the Library of Congress, the Trustees of the William Blake Trust and the Publishers, containing an original guide-sheet and stencil, and a set of hand-coloured plates showing progressive stages in the stencil work, as well as colour collotype proofs, from a total edition... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 115042
JOYCE, James. Pomes Penyeach.
Paris : 1927First edition, first impression, of this collection of thirteen of Joyce's poems. Beneath each poem the place and year of composition are provided; they range from 1904 to 1924. The first poem, 'Tilly' is named after the Irish custom of providing customers a free extra serving; the book was sold at 12 shillings, so the thirteenth poem came "free".
This... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 148251
SCHUYLER, James. The Morning of the Poem.
New York : 1980First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, " For Virgil, "...My long life..." Jimmy 3/14/80." Recipient was Virgil Thomson, the American composer, whom besides Schulyer forged friendships with James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Piccaso and other prominent cultural figures of the day. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 101437
ARNOLD, Matthew. Cromwell: A Prize Poem.
Oxford : 1843First edition, first printing, of the author's second separate publication (following the rare Alaric at Rome, 1840), marking Arnold's receipt of the Newdigate Prize while at Balliol College. With the ownership signature of the philosopher Richard Congreve, then a student at Wadham College, Oxford, and a former pupil of Arnold's father at Rugby. Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 94529
MACDONALD, George. Within and Without: a dramatic poem.
London : 1855First edition of the author's first book, presentation copy to Charles Kingsley, inscribed by MacDonald in ink at the head of the title: "The Reverend Charles Kingsley With much honour from George MacDonald".
An excellent association copy, bringing together the only two significant writers of Christian fantasy in the Victorian period. Kingsley... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 43749
FLINT, William Russell (illus.); ARNOLD, Matthew. The Scholar Gypsy and Thyrsis.
London : 1910First Flint edition, signed issue, number 34 of 100 copies printed on Japanese vellum and signed by the artist. This is a beautifully illustrated and printed edition of Arnold's two poems of Oxford, which he memorably describes as "that sweet City with her dreaming Spires" in "Thyrsis", one of the poems printed here.
"The Scholar Gypsy", the... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 146059
HEANEY, Seamus (contrib.) Everyman: an Annual Religio-Cultural Review.
Benburb, County Tyrone : 1969-74First editions, first impressions. A complete run of this uncommon annual publication, most notable for the inclusion of work by Seamus Heaney: an interview with Michéal MacLiammóir and the poem "Birdwatcher" in issue I, the poem "Yan"' in issue II, the verse-play Munro in issue III, and two poems, "A Constable Calls" and "Act of Union" in issue VII.... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 109064
YEATS, W. B. (pref.); GOGARTY, Oliver. Wild Apples.
Dublin : 1930First edition thus. This is one of 250 copies of this second selection by Yeats of the poems of Oliver Gogarty, likened by him in his opening poem, The Crab Tree, to "a tart crop" of wild apples. It was preceded by the 1926 private edition of 50 copies which did not include Yeats's preface. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 132515
DERLETH, August. Here on a Darkling Plain.
Philadelphia : 1940First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed with an original poem to the publisher's wife, with the inscription on the front free endpaper reading "To Laura McElwee, Cordially, August Derleth, May 1940" and the poem "The lost child, / less than the dry leaf blown / along the walls". The recipient was the wife of Ritten House publisher... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 114742
GWYNNE, Horace, pseud. of James Augustus St John. Abdallah; an Oriental Poem: in Three Cantos.
London : 1824First and sole edition of this very scarce collection of verse by the flourishingly named James Augustus St John, born James John (1795-1875), the son of a shoemaker, in what would become Dylan's Thomas stamping ground of Laugharne, Carmarthenshire. Abdallah is an interesting contribution to the Romantic oriental verse epic, a form popularisd by Tom... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 141341
GOGARTY, Oliver. Wild Apples. With a Preface by William Butler Yeats.
Dublin : 1930First edition thus (preceded by the 1926 private edition of 50 copies which did not include Yeats's preface) this one of 250 copies of this second selection by Yeats of the poems of Oliver Gogarty, likened by him in his opening poem, The Crab Tree, to "a tart crop" of wild apples. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 83989
POGANY, Willy (illus.); HEINE, Heinrich. Atta Troll.
London : 1913First edition with the Pogány illustrations of this German poem. Written by the politically radical poet Heine in 1841 Atta Troll appeared incomplete, and never to be completed, in The Newspaper for the Elegant World, a German literary journal, in 1843. It was first published in book form in 1847, and first published in English in 1876, translated... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 117266
LARKIN, Philip, & others. Oxford Poetry 1942-43.
Oxford : 1943First edition, first impression, of this early appearance of Larkin in print, who graduated from Oxford the following summer with a first in English.
Larkin contributes three poems to the volume, "Stone Church Damaged by a Bomb" (p. 41), "Mythological Introduction" (p. 42), and "Poem" (p. 43). This copy has an appealing literary provenance, from... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 146803
KOZLOV, Ivan Ivanovich. Chernets, kievskaia povest [The Monk, a tale of Kiev].
[St Petersburg : 1825First edition of Kozlov's Byronic poem, the work that established his literary reputation, and which spread Byronic ideals among the Russian literary scene. Kozlov (1779-1840) lost his sight in 1821 and had to forgo his successful military and civil service career. He instead took to writing, learning English and German to add to his Russian and French,... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 129707
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
TODD, Ruthven. The Acreage of the Heart.
Glasgow : 1944First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed in Todd's neat hand in brown ink on the front free endpaper: "for Dunstan with love from Ruthven. 21: i (?): 1945"; and below this a holograph poem in two 6-line stanzas, beginning: "A moth caught in the electric flash/ of Europe's dynamos run out of hand". The recipient is... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 109637