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MAGRITTE, René (illus.); MESENS, E. L. T. Poèmes 1923-1958.
Paris : 1959Limited edition, inscribed by the author for the surrealist book collector John Lyle, the author's inscription "To John Lyle" repeatedly down the page in different pens, number 432 of 1,050 copies.
A loose printed page from an unknown source is laid-in. On one side there is a French-English parallel text of Mesens's Poem from Complete Woman,... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 123629
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
YEATS, W. B. The Wind Among the Reeds.
London : 1899First edition, first impression, of Yeats's third volume of poetry. "This remarkable book will be, in the judgement of posterity, the sole rival of A Shropshire Lad for the position of the most significant verse production in England in the 1890s" (Norman Colbeck). The striking cloth design by fellow poet and artist Althea Gyles is generally considered... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 145132
TARLETON, Priscilla Susan Bertie. Manuscript volume of poetry with numerous pen, ink, and pencil vignettes.
London : 1796-1821A superbly presented and deeply personal manuscript volume of largely unpublished poetry and drawings by Priscilla Susan Bertie Tarleton (1778-1864), wife of the notorious army officer and rakehell Sir Banastre Tarleton. The manuscript was produced between the years 1796, when the author was only 18 years old, and 1821, when she was 43. It contains... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 94720
BACCANTI, Alberto. Maometto, legislatore degli Arabi e fondatore dell'Impero musulmano.
Casalmaggiore : 1791First and only edition of this epic poem in Italian recounting the life of Muhammad in 12 cantos of ottava rima, each canto illustrated with a full-page engraved plate, in addition to two frontispiece portraits of the author and of Muhammad astride a rampant horse, all after original paintings by Paolo Araldi. Originally from Casalmaggiore, Araldi (d.... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 102633
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
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
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... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 121533
KIPLING, Rudyard. Debits and Credits.
London : 1926First edition, first impression, of this collection of 14 stories and 21 poems. While all of the stories were previously published, 19 of the poems are here published for the first time. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 144451
HEANEY, Seamus, & Michael Longley. Room to Rhyme.
[Belfast : 1968]First edition, first impression, of this early collection grouping poems by Heaney and Longley, alongside folk ballads collected by David Hammond. In addition to four selections from Death of a Naturalist (1966), including the famous "Digging", Room to Rhyme entails the first book appearance of five other Heaney poems. Uncommon, with ten copies listed... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 129443
COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor; Percy Bysshe Shelley; John Keats. The Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats.
Paris : 1829First edition of the first anthology of the Romantic writers, also comprising the first collected edition of the poems of John Keats. Each poet is prefaced with a memoir, that of Shelley incorporating Mary Shelley's preface to his Posthumous Poems. Galignani's Paris editions of the English poets were piracies (he also pirated Crabbe, Hazlitt, Washington... Learn More£1,350.00
Stock Code: 135668
HARRISON, Tony. Continuous.
London : 1981Signed limited edition, number 6 of 100 copies signed by the author. This copy with the four page order form for the work laid in. The poems in this collection were described in the Poetry Review as, "among the most important poems of our times". Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 123666
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
ROSENBERG, Isaac. Youth.
London : 1915First edition, sole printing, of Rosenberg's second of only three poetry pamphlets published in his lifetime. This work, containing 22 poems, was published in a run of roughly 100 copies just prior to his enlistment in the army. Rosenberg attended the Slade School and quickly became one of the most celebrated of the British war poets, before his death... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 128186
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
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
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
BAMFORD, Samuel. Hours in the Bowers.
Manchester : 1834 [i.e. 1835]First edition of this collection of the poetry, some here printed for the first time, by the English radical Samuel Bamford (1788-1872). The title refers to his time in prison ("bowers" being slang for jail), and Bamford notes that he wrote two of the poems while incarcerated - "Eclogue" and "Hymn to Hope". Bamford makes clear in the preface his feeling,... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 136399
PEARSE, Andrew, & Balachandra Rajan. Focus One [together with] Focus Two.
London : 1945 & 1946First editions, first impressions. Focus was a serial miscellany concerned with contemporary writing: Focus One presents a wide selection of poems and essays, while Focus Two is primarily concerned with the realist novel in the 1930s. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 140057
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
AUDEN, W. H. Another Time.
London : 1940First UK edition, first impression, of Auden's poems containing among others "Musée des Beaux Arts" and "In Memory of W. B. Yeats". Another Time was published simultaneously in the US. Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 147732
(POETRY.) BYRON, George Gordon Noel, Lord, et al. Manuscript anthology: "Specimens of Miscellaneous Poetry with several Original Pieces."
London : 1822A lovely manuscript anthology of Romantic poetry, executed in 1822 and giving a valuable record of contemporary taste, with numerous poems by Lord Byron ("To Thirza", "The Destruction of Sennacherib", "Fare thee Well!", and "She walks in beauty...", to name but few), as well as others by Walter Scott, Robert Southey, Erasmus Darwin, and Samuel Rogers.... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 146459
SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. King's Daughter.
London : 1929First edition, first impression. This volume of Sackville-West's poems was issued as number 11 in the first series of the Hogarth Living Poets; it is one of 1,000 copies. Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 145937
MALLEY, Ern. [pseud. James McAuley & Harold Stewart.] The Darkening Ecliptic.
Melbourne & Adelaide : 1944First book edition, first printing, of the poems that constituted one of the great literary hoaxes of the century. This copy in particularly nice condition.
The collection of poems first appeared in a special commemorative Autumn 1944 number (actually June) of Angry Penguins, Australia's leading modernist literary magazine, who had had the poems... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 117362
HUGHES, Ted. Wodwo.
London : 1967First edition, first impression. A collection of poems, short stories and a radio play, The Wound. Hughes described this work "as a single adventure, 'a descent into destruction' (Faas, 205)" (ODNB).
Stock Code: 130621
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
SASSOON, Siegfried. Something About Myself.
Worcester : 1966First edition, first impression, printed on the occasion of the author's 80th birthday from the manuscript of More Poems which Sassoon wrote in 1897, when he was 11 years old, about his cat. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 140753
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
OLIVER, Mary. The Night Traveler.
Clevaland : 1978First edition, first printing, of the third book of poems by Oliver, in a scarce chapbook printed by Bits Press. Susan Salter Reynolds has described the "Blake-eyed revelatory quality" of Oliver's writing, and so the woodcut by William Blake reproduced on the front cover is a fitting compliment to her collection, which includes "Spring", one of her... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 146945
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
BROWNING, Robert. Men and Women.
London : 1855First edition, an exceptional fine set in the original cloth, of Browning's most enduring collection. Men and Women was Robert's "Sonnets from the Portuguese", being the first published after his marriage to fellow poet Elizabeth Barrett. It features many love poems, including "Love Among the Ruins", "Any Wife to Any Husband", "Love in a Life", "Life... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 145103
CLARE, John. The Rural Muse.
London : 1835First edition, first impression, of Clare's final collection, which is rare in the original cloth. It includes some of Clare's best-known poems such as "The Skylark" and "The Yellowhammer's Nest". Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 144629
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
VERLAINE, Paul. Œuvres Complètes.
Paris : 1919-20A handsomely bound set of Verlaine's poems which includes his collections Poèmes saturniens (1866), Fêtes galantes (1869), Romances sans paroles (1874), Sagesse (1880), and Les Poètes maudits (1884). Romances sans paroles was inspired by Verlaine's relationship with his wife, Mathilde Mauté, and his lover, the French poet Arthur Rimbaud. Verlaine... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 138447
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
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
SPENSER, Edmund. Epithalamion and Amoretti.
London : 1903First edition thus, number 198 of 250 copies finely printed by Bumpus of Spenser's poems of love and marriage, attractively illustrated with etchings. This fine press edition in the publisher's deluxe binding is quite scarce.
There were also copies bound in cloth and vellum, and an additional 14 copies printed on vellum which were intended for... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 145497
ALMANACK. Almanach des Dames pour l'an 1819.
Tübingen & Paris : 1818First edition of this handsomely bound early 19th century French ladies' almanac. It includes explanations of the pictured artworks, biographies of Joan of Arc and Blanche de Castille, numerous poems, excerpts from academic discussions on religion and other topics, and fragments from classical literature. This is a superbly preserved copy. Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 146460
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
ROSSETTI, Dante Gabriel. The Blessèd Damozel.
Aiken : 1900First edition thus, number 25 of 500 copies printed on Whatman paper, one of 100 only illuminated in water-colours. This copy has a lithographic illustration, after the author and printed on Japanese vellum, loosely inserted. A very attractive printing of Rossetti's Blessed Damozel, the most famous of his poems, first published in 1850. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 148030
ROSENBERG, Isaac. The Collected Works.
London : 1937First edition, first impression, scarce, with an exceptional example of the rare dust jacket. This is the first collected edition of the Jewish poet Isaac Rosenberg, who was killed on the Western Front in 1918.
"Rosenberg's poems from the front show him to have absorbed the great tradition of English pastoral poetry, but his tone is different:... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 143560
NOGUCHI, Yone. The Summer Cloud.
Tokyo : 1906First edition, first printing, of this collection of poems by the first Japanese-born writer to publish poetry in English, with an introduction by the English and Canadian poets Richard Le Gallienne and Bliss Carman. This is a remarkably well-preserved copy of an uncommon book.
The poet and critic Yone Noguchi (1875-1947) moved to San Francisco,... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 145047
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
BELLOC, Hilaire. Verses and Sonnets.
London : 1896First edition, first impression, of the author's first book. An uncommonly attractive copy. Verses and Sonnets is "a collection of sonnets and lyrical poems which are classical in form but romantic in spirit, and are at their best when they are most compressed and epigrammatic" (ODNB).
Allegedly the work was withdrawn from printing at the prompting... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 28287
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
WALLER, John, et al. The Cherwell, Vol. LIX, No. 7.
1940First edition, sole impression, John Waller's own copy, inscribed and double signed by him on the front cover "John Waller My copy. Ruth Douglas published my poems and he was the greatest illegible... John Waller". John Waller was an English author, poet and journalist, and a member of the Cairo poets during the Second World War Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 140314
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
STEVENS, Wallace. Harmonium.
New York : 1923First edition, first impression, with an exceptional example of the very scarce dust jacket, one of 715 copies in the third issue binding from an edition of 1,500 copies. The same jacket was used for all three issues. Harmonium was the poet's first collection, and includes some of his most famous poems such as "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird",... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 122345