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SAARIKOSKI, Pentti. Helsinki. Selected Poems.
London : 1967Signed limited edition, number 2 of 100 copies signed by the author and the translator. Except for the title poem and "London Poem" the poems in this volume were originally published in Finland. Part of the Poetry Europe series. Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 90857
HUGHES, Ted. Animal Poems.
Crediton : First edition, one of 20 copies containing a manuscript poem, this copy with The Hawk in the Rain, additionally signed and numbered by the author, this being number 37, and bound in decorative wrappers. This edition was published with a total limitation of 100, of which six were bound in green morocco with each poem written by the author in manuscript... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 134125
HEANEY, Seamus. Poems on the Underground.
London : 2011First edition, first printing, signed by Seamus Heaney on the front cover. Poems on the Underground is a scheme launched in 1986, showcasing a range of poetry on London Underground carriages, from classics to contemporary works. This leaflet was produced and distributed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the scheme; Heaney's poem "Colmcille the Scribe"... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 142600
POETRY ANTHOLOGY - THOMAS, Dylan; W. H. Auden; Archibald Macleish; Louis Macneice; Marianne Moore; Frederic Prokosch; Stephen Spender; Wallace Stevens, et al. New Poems 1942.
Mount Vernon, NY : 1942First edition, signed limited issue, one of 59 copies signed by the contributing poets, namely: Conrad Aiken, Kenneth Allott, W. H. Auden, George Barker, John Peale Bishop, R. P. Blackmur, Hugh Chisholm, Gene Derwood, Richard Eberhart, William Empson, Jean Garrigue, Horace Gregory, Alfred Hayes, Ruth Herschberger, Randall Jarrell, Robinson Jeffers,... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 125112
WARREN, Robert Penn. Thirty-Six Poems.
New York : 1935First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author to fellow poet William S. Merwin (b. 1927), "To William Merwin, with warm regards, Robert Penn Warren" on the first blank. Merwin's poetic career began in 1952 with A Mask for Janus - he went on to win two Pulitzer Prizes for poetry and in 2010 was named 17th Poet Laureate of the United States.... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 81229
GRAVES, Robert. Across the Gulf: Late Poems.
Deià, Majorca : 1992First and signed limited edition, number 102 of 175, signed by the members of the New Seizin Press: Beryl Graves, Lucia Graves, Dunstan Ward, Tomás Graves, and Carmen García Gutierrez. These previously unpublished poems were written by Graves in his seventies, and were posthumously selected by his wife Beryl Graves for the spiritual successor to Graves's... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 146160
OLIVER, Mary. No Voyage and Other Poems.
Boston : 1965First US edition, first printing, signed by the author on the title page, the scarce first book of poems by Mary Oliver (1935-2019). The US edition is expanded from the UK edition, published in 1963. It contains some of her first nature poems (on snow, trees, hawks, lakes, and the sea), which became her primary theme in later collections.
Reviewing... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 146939
OSHIMA, Shotaro. Poems.
Tokyo : 1939First edition, first printing, number 177 of 350 issued copies, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "Mr Laurence Binyon With all good wishes from the Author, October 25, 1939". Loosely inserted are two letters (and washi paper envelope) to Binyon: one an autograph letter from Oshima, dated October 27, 1939; the other a typed letter... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 137118
PIPER, Myfanwy (ed.) Sea Poems.
London : 1944First edition, first impression, inscribed by Myfanwy Piper, "Villiers David from Myfanwy Piper Feb 1945", on the front free endpaper. An art critic and opera librettist, Myfanwy Piper had been married to the artist John Piper since 1939. Villiers David (1906-1985) was himself a writer, artist and art collector. Sea Poems, which is part of the New Excursions... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 143474
LONGLEY, Michael. Poems.
Edinburgh : 1985First edition, first impression, case-bound issue. Inscribed by the author "For Phil Murray, warmest regard, Michael Longley, Sligo 85" on the title page. Poems was also issued in paper wrappers. Dr Philip Murray is an Irish bibliophile and author The Adventures of a Book Collector (2011). Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 113526
OWEN, Wilfred. The Poems.
London : 1931First Blunden edition of Wilfred Owen's poems, first impression, number 23 of 160 large paper copies, and signed by Blunden on page 41 at the end of his "Memoir".
This edition was expanded by fellow war-poet Edmund Blunden (1896-1974) from the first edition of 1920 edited by Siegfried Sassoon, who of all the war poets had known Owen best, albeit... Learn More£1,350.00
Stock Code: 143660
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
HUGHES, Ted. Rain-Charm for the Duchy and Other Laureate Poems.
London : 1992First edition, trade issue, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "For Dorothy and Ben, with much love, Ted, 28 August 1992," followed by a short poem, "The Royalist / Is afraid / The Queen's a pin / In a hand-grenade," and with a small correction in Hughes's hand to p. 7.
Stock Code: 146331
AUDEN, W. H. Poems.
Cincinnati : 1964Limited edition, number 41 of 500 copies of this facsimile of the author's first published book (a great rarity in the original 1928 edition), familiarly inscribed by him using his first name reserved for friends, "Bill Gray from Wystan Auden", his printed name struck through.
Dr William ("Woods") Shelton Gray, Jr (1926-1993) fostered friendships... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 146820
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 issued,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 142345
SMITH, Clark Ashton. Nero and Other Poems.
Lakeport, CA : 1937First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, this copy is inscribed by the author to "Claire P. Beck, with the kindest regards and best wishes of Clark Ashton Smith, Auburn, Cal., May 8th, 1938", here with the rare glassine jacket intact, one of 250 copies printed. Tipped-in at the rear is a three-page printing of David Warren Ryder's "The Price... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 122426
VIERECK, Peter. Terror and Decorum. Poems 1940-1948.
New York : 1949First edition, first printing of the author's first book, which won the Pulitzer Prize. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Emma ?, Peter Viereck". Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 59509
GOGARTY, Oliver St John. An Offering of Swans and Other Poems.
London : First UK edition, first impression, originally published in Dublin in 1923. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Edgar Scott, the only man who made a rhyme with the name of his friend this rhymer - a book of verse from Olivier St. J. Gogarty, Kylemore House, Co. Galway, Ireland. August 17th 1935". Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 69417
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
POUND, Ezra; ELIOT, T. S. (intro.) Selected Poems.
London : 1928First edition, signed limited issue, number 18 of 100 copies printed on handmade paper and signed by the author. This edition was published on 10 December 1928, following the trade issue of 1,000 copies, published on 23 November the same year.
In his introduction to this important edition of Pound's poetry, T. S. Eliot gives an extended commentary... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 147191
YEATS, W. B. The Poems.
London : 1949First and signed limited edition, number 182 of 375 copies signed by the author to the verso of the half-title, published by Macmillan as a Definitive Edition of his work, as stated in the prospectus, which is not found with this copy. The edition was personally overseen by Yeats's widow, George, the publisher Harold Macmillan, and the publisher's reader... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 131846
HUGHES, Sean. My Struggle to Be Decent and Poems of Sadness and Light.
[London] : 2013First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "To Tiff lots of love from S Hughes". Sean Hughes (1965-2017) was an Irish comedian, team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, and author of five books, of which this was his last. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 145930
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
OLIVER, Mary. House of Light.
Boston : 1990First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the title page. This is an advance review copy, with a letter from the publisher loosely inserted.
House of Light is the ninth book of poems by Oliver. It includes her poem "The Ponds", in which Oliver memorably defends herself from the charge that her work is too idealistic about the world:... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 146956
DIEGO, José de. Pomarrosas.
Barcelona : 1904First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the photographic portrait plate, "Al Sr. Paul Osgood Hardy, en homenaje da simpatia, José de Diego, San Juan - P.R. Enero 2 de 1914" (2 January 1914). The recipient, Osgood Paul Hardy (1889-1955), was a Californian explorer and author of several studies of the Incas and Peru; he served as interpreter... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 118072
MEYER, Tom. Poikilos.
Urbana, IL : 1971First edition, first printing, inscribed with a poem on the half-title, "wet windows / no tears / only rain / January 1978, a 'thread' for Winston from Tom". Two hundred and fifty copies were produced of this finely printed collection of poems. The recipient was Winston Leyland (b.1940), a leading figure in American LGBT publishing who won the Stonewall... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 122967
[DE LA MARE, Walter.] RAMAL, Walter Songs of Childhood.
New York & Bombay : 1902First edition, first impression, of de la Mare's first book, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "Walter de la Mare for Elbridge Adams with his best wishes" accompanied by the final stanza of his poem "The Buckle", "I had a secret laughter, I laughed it near the wall:, Only the ivy & the wind, May tell of it at... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 126987
HUGHES, Ted (presents). The Apocrypha.
London, New York, Toronto : 1953A fascinating copy of the biblical Apocrypha, presented by Ted Hughes to one of two Hungarian poets, either Janos Pilinsky (1921-1981) or Janos Csokits (1928-2011), inscribed "To Janos 10th August 1960, from Ted" on the front free endpaper. Hughes has marked up sections of interest in "The Wisdom of Solomon" for the recipient's interest. Pilinszky,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 131034
FROST, Robert. A Boy's Will.
London : 1913First edition of Frost's first published book, inscribed by Frost on the blank facing the first printed poem with the then-unpublished 12-line poem "The Same Leaves" written out, signed, and addressed "For Martha Shanner, July 1927". Frost has also signed both the front cover and the title page, both retrospectively dated May 1913. The copy is accompanied... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 122696
BEILES, Sinclair; William S. Burroughs; Gregory Corso; Brion Gysin. Minutes to Go.
Paris : 1960First edition, first impression, of the first book of cut-up poems, signed on the title page by Brion Gysin. Burroughs and Gysin had met at the Beat Hotel in Paris, in October 1959, where Burroughs was first introduced to Gysin's cut-up paintings, which influenced much of his later writing. The two became lifelong friends, and collaborated on many books... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 146682
FROST, Robert. A Boy's Will.
London : 1913First edition, first impression, of Frost's first published book, an exceptional presentation copy, inscribed by him to fellow Dymock poet Wilfrid W. Gibson on the front free endpaper, "W.W.G. from R.F. Sept. 1913", perhaps on the occasion they first met, when Frost gave a poetry reading at Harold Monro's newly-opened Poetry Bookshop.
When A... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 146535
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
STEADMAN, Ralph (illus.); DURRELL, Lawrence; Sylvia Plath; and others. Steam Press Portfolio 2.
London : 1974First edition, number 48 of only 50 numbered copies, with each broadside numbered and signed by Steadman. All the poems are further signed by their respective authors, including Lyman Andrews, Asa Benveniste, Ruth Fainlight, and Alan Sillitoe, excepting Plath's for obvious reasons.
Stock Code: 100028
STALLINGS, A. E. Archaic Smile.
Evansville : 1999First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the title "To Ginger, with gratitude for all your good work! Alicia. 24.i.01, Atlanta". This collection of poems, by the recipient of the 1999 Richard Wilbur Award, is uncommon in such fine condition and especially so inscribed. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 148105
HEANEY, Seamus. North.
London : 1975First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. North is widely considered to be Heaney's key collection of poems in which he deals directly with the political conflicts in Northern Ireland. The work is uncommon in the present hardback issue. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 131763
MacBETH, George. A Form of Words.
Swinford : 1954First edition, one of a limited edition of 150 numbered copies. This is the publisher's copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "Signed for Oscar, seventeen years later, & in another town, in appreciation & friendship, George". Also includes inserted publisher's ad for the author's poems and a copy of his Fantasy Press contract. Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 59191
BOND, Michael (ed.) Book of Mice.
London : 1972First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the verso of the front free endpaper "To Barbara and Etele, with love and all good wishes, Michael". In this work Bond gathers together poems and stories about mice, such as Lewis Carroll's "A Mad Tea Party" and C. S. Lewis's "On Board The Dawn Treader".
Stock Code: 122581
JAMES, Edward. Twenty Sonnets to Mary.
[London] : First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister on the first blank, "To Silvia, with love and affection, from Edward - May 1931". Edward James (1907-1984) was an aristocratic arts patron and amateur poet. He was a passionate supporter of surrealism and sponsored Salvador Dalí for the whole of 1938. The James Press was primarily... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 130533
SNYDER, Gary. Riprap.
Ashland, MA : 1959First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the title page, one of 500 unnumbered copies of the author's first book, a collection of poems drawing on his experiences as a forest lookout in Yosemite. Gary Snyder (b. 1930) is a leading American poet and environmentalist associated with the Beat Movement. He was described by Murray Bookchin... Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 123962
GURNEY, Ivor. War's Embers.
London : 1919First edition, first impression, inscribed by the dedicatee on the half-title "Muriel Osborn. From Marion Scott". This second and last volume to be published during Gurney's lifetime, after Severn and Somme (1917), is a wonderful association copy and an uncommon find.
Marion Margaret Scott (1877-1953) was a pioneering music critic, musicologist,... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 144912
HUGHES, Ted. Orts.
London : 1978First edition, signed limited issue, number 161 of 200 copies signed by the author. This copy is from the library of Frieda Hughes, daughter of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, though unmarked as such. "Orts" is a Middle English word meaning scraps or leftovers. Many of the poems in this collection were left over from the unpublished Lumb's Remains, which... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 125734
[DOWDEN, Edward.] A Woman's Reliquary.
Churchtown, Dundrum : 1913First edition, first impression. Edward Dowden (1843-1913) was an Irish literary critic, Shakespeare scholar, and poet, and this collection of his poems was published pseudonymously. The editor, Elizabeth Yeats, has inscribed this copy "To Philip & Sophia Miller friends of - Edward & Elizabeth Dowden - this little book is given with many memories, April... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 63336
LOWELL, Robert. Life Studies.
New York : 1959First US edition, first printing. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Francis Mattson, Robert Lowell"; the recipient is almost certainly the Curator of the Berg Collection, New York Public Library. Life Studies, including one of Lowell's most celebrated poems, "Skunk Hour", was originally published in the UK... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 89537
WILSON, T. P. Cameron. Magpies in Picardy.
London : 1919First edition, first impression, in the very scarce dust jacket designed by Claude Lovat Fraser. A poignant copy, with a laid-in note inscribed by Wilson's bereaved parents in pencil to the Vicar of Tunbridge Wells: "Rev: J. F. A. Wicksteed with all good wishes from A. F. & T. Cameron Wilson, Paignton". The poet, Captain Theodore Percival Cameron Wilson... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 114792
WEBER, Max. Essays on Art.
New York : June 1916First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the title page, "To Mr. W. Bowdain with complements sic from Max Weber, Jan. 16. '17" - that is, William G. Bowdoin (1861-1947), art critic of the New York Evening World. This collection of essays and verse was only Weber's second book, following his Cubist Poems of 1914.
The publisher's... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 139746
GRAVES, Robert. Whipperginny.
London : 1923First edition, first impression, rare presentation copy inscribed "Edith Sitwell from Robert Graves and good luck! 1923" on the front free endpaper. Edith Sitwell (1887-1964) and her brothers Osbert and Sacheverell were at the time the darlings of the London literary scene. She was a friend of Graves in the 1920s and visited him in Islip. She admired... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 119069