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HUGHES, Ted. Moon-Bells and Other Poems.
London : 1978First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Olwyn, lots of love from Ted Feb. 1978". Hughes was very close to his sister Olwyn. After Plath's suicide in 1963 Olwyn helped to bring up their children, became her brother's literary agent, established the Rainbow Press with Ted in 1971 to... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 125892
BUTLER, Samuel. Hudibras, A Poem.
London : 1819First edition thus with Clarke's illustrations, and the extra matter gathered together from Grey, Hume, Smollett, Fox and others, handsomely bound. Samuel Butler's Hudibras is a satiric poem on the English Civil War, written in Chaucerian couplets and published 1663-78. Voltaire, who translated a condensed version of Hudibras into French, noted that... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 140367
PLATH, Sylvia. The Colossus & Other Poems.
New York : 1962First US edition, first printing, in exceptionally nice condition, of Plath's first and only collection of poetry issued during her lifetime. It was first published in the UK in 1960. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 144897
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
PLATH, Sylvia. The Colossus & Other Poems.
New York : 1962First US edition, first printing, in exceptionally nice condition, of Plath's first and only collection of poetry issued during her lifetime. It was first published in the UK in 1960. Learn More£1,100.00
Stock Code: 145549
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
BUKOWSKI, Charles, & Linda King. Me and Your Sometimes Love Poems.
Los Angeles : First edition, one of an estimated 100 copies only, this attractive copy signed by both authors on the front cover, with three minor manuscript corrections in blue ink King's hand to the text. Bukowski collaborated on this work with his then partner Linda King, a poet and sculptor who edited the literary magazine Purr.
While bibliographer Krumhansl... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 142875
BYRON, George Gordon Noel, Lord. Poems.
London : 1923First Florence Press edition, in a skilful custom binding by the amateur bookbinder and bibliophile William Bernard Knobel (c.1875-1951). The work is signed by him in ink at the foot of the rear free endpaper recto, "Bound by W. B. Knobel"; it is also signed at the head of the first blank, "Knobel", and has his bookplate to the front pastedown.
Knobel... Learn More£800.00
Stock Code: 149128
WILDE, Oscar. Poems.
London : 1881First edition, first issue, one of only 250 copies thus; in total 750 copies of this edition were printed in 1881. However, after the first 250 copies were issued, mock title pages were printed stating second and third editions, and the remaining 500 copies were equally split between them.
This is a particularly attractive copy, with the bookplate... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 149905
BLUNDEN, Edmund. The Waggoner and other Poems.
London : 1920First edition, second issue. Of an edition of 500, 250 copies were bound in purple cloth for immediate issue, 100 sets of sheets were sent to NY for Knopf's American edition, and the remaining 150 bound up in green cloth later in 1920. Extremely uncommon in jacket in either issue.
Blunden's first trade publication, The Waggoner was issued with... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 70521
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 xxx, Peter Viereck". Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 59509
WILBUR, Richard. The Beautiful Changes and other poems.
New York : 1947First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Merry Christmas to RAB. Hope you like them. Dick Wilbur, 1947." This is the author's first book of poetry. Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 109772
KELMSCOTT PRESS: MORRIS, William. The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems.
Hammersmith : 1892Limited edition, one of 300 copies on paper from a total edition of 312. The title on the spine was hand-lettered by F. S. Ellis's son Herbert. This is the only Kelmscott Press book to have a hand-lettered title, and the first to be bound in limp vellum. It is rarely seen in such fine condition.
The title was first published in 1858 and Morris... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 149621
WILDE, Oscar. Newdigate Prize Poem. Ravenna.
Oxford : 1878First edition of Wilde's first independent publication, an attractively bound copy preserving the original wrappers, and with the bookplate to the front pastedown of the eccentric sportsman and artist William Eden (1849-1915), father of future Prime Minister Anthony Eden, and who, like Wilde, had a dispute with the artist James McNeill Whistler.
The... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 149908
YEATS, W. B. The Variorum Edition of the Poems.
New York : 1957Signed limited edition, number 381 of 825 copies signed by Yeats, and issued posthumously. The limitation sheets were signed by the author before his death in 1939, and retained by the publisher until the publication of this edition, which was deferred until after the war.
Stock Code: 112375
AUDEN, W. H. City Without Walls and Other Poems.
London : 1969First edition, first impression, familiarly inscribed by the author the year after publication using his first name reserved for friends on the title page: "For Patrick Garland. With best wishes, from Wystan Auden June. 1970", his printed name struck through. Garland (1935-2013) was a writer, actor, and director.
Loosely inserted is a newspaper... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 147003
HUXLEY, Aldous. The Defeat of Youth and Other Poems.
Oxford : June 1918First edition, first impression, one of 750 copies published. The Defeat of Youth was Huxley's third published work, following the 1916 collection The Burning Wheel and the very limited 1917 pamphlet Jonah. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 133248
WYLIE, Elinor. Black Armour: A Book of Poems.
New York : 1923First edition, first printing. From the library of American heiress and philanthropist Joan Whitney, with her engraved bookplate by Tiffany & Co. to the front pastedown, "Un peu d'argent, mon chien, mes amis, beaucoup de livres, je souris". Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 89535
GRAY, Thomas. Poems.
[Eton] : 1894First edition thus, presented to Edouardo Arcibaldo Douglas Collins as a retirement gift upon leaving Eton in 1897 by Edmond Warre, master, and later Head master and Provost of Eton; printed presentation label to first free binder's blank. A handsomely bound copy. Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 145207
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
SPENDER, Stephen. Twenty Poems.
Oxford : First edition, limited issue, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the second blank, "To Elizabeth, with love from Stephen. June 11th". From a total edition of 135 copies, of which 75 copies were numbered and signed. This, the author's second book, was published while Spender was a student at Oxford: it was well received and prompted T. S.... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 140052
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
BALL, David, & Anselm Hollo. We Just Wanted to Tell You. Poems.
London : 1963First edition, first impression. Scarce pamphlet produced in the founding year of the Writers' Forum, a significant organization in the British Poetry Revival of the 1960s and 70s. Learn More£60.00
Stock Code: 60971
ZUKOFSKY, Louis. All the collected short poems 1923-1958.
London : 1966First UK edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his publisher "To Tom Maschler all happiness Louis Zukofsky April 15 1965" to the half-title. With Tom Maschler's bookplate, designed by Quentin Blake to the front pastedown. Maschler joined Jonathan Cape as editorial director, aged 26, in 1960, and became managing director... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 131115
ZUKOFSKY, Louis. All the collected short poems 1923-1958.
New York : 1965First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Tom Maschler from Louis Zukofsky enjoying his company at home August 31, 1965", and with the copyright dates of previously published works ink-stamped by hand on the copyright page. With Tom Maschler's bookplate, designed by Quentin Blake, to the... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 131113
HOUSMAN, A. E. A Shropshire Lad [together with] Last Poems.
Chipping Campden : 1929First Alcuin Press edition, number 134 of 325 copies in total. First published in 1896 and 1922 respectively, this work collected together in two volumes what was then understood to be the entire corpus of Housman's published poetry. This book was handsomely printed in the private press manner on Batchelor handmade paper for the publishers by the Alcuin... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 126238
GARNETT, Richard. Poems.
London : 1893First edition, first impression. One of 350 copies published in the UK. With the signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "Matty Roscoe from Robert Garnett Dec. 1893". Robert Garnett was the son of Richard. He would marry Martha (Matty) Roscoe in 1901. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 47234
MEREDITH, George. Poems.
London : First edition of the author's first book, the publication of which he funded himself. Though he later disowned the work, it was praised at the time by both Tennyson and Charles Kingsley. Learn More£825.00
Stock Code: 130288
VALE PRESS: WORDSWORTH, William. Poems.
London : First Vale Press edition, first impression.
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 more classical than medieval in style and "the distinct personal element in those books derives from the woodcut... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 144843
WHITTIER, John Greenleaf. Poems.
New York : 1893First edition, in a superb binding by W. Barlow and annotated by his son on the verso of the front free endpaper "This book was bound and the gold work is all hand tooled by my father... H. Carl Barlow. Given to Marywith, July 7, 1972". Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 149317
HUGHES, Ted. Rain-Charm for the Duchy and Other Laureate Poems.
London : 1992First edition, signed limited issue, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister on the half-title, "For Olwyn, with love, Ted Christmas 1991", together with a large original ornate ink drawing of a fantastical garden. Number XI of 30 copies numbered in Roman numerals, signed and reserved by the author. There were also 250 numbered and... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 125774
KIRTLAN, Ernest J. B. trans. Pearl: a Poem of Consolation.
London : First Kirtlan edition, first impression, rare with the dust jacket. Pearl, a medieval allegorical poem on grief, was first translated into modern English by Israel Gollancz in 1891, followed by Charles Osgood in 1906, both of whom are credited in Kirtlan's introduction.
Kirtlan's translation follows their interpretation that the poem was an elegy... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 118027
YEATS, W. B. The Cat and the Moon and certain Poems.
Dublin : 1924First edition, first impression, one of 500 copies printed by Elizabeth Yeats in May 1924. This is the first appearance of "The Cat and the Moon", "Leda and the Swan" and "The Lover Speaks". The Cuala Press was one half of the Cuala Industries, a co-operative business run by Lily and Elizabeth Yeats. Cuala Industries was founded with the aim of reviving... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 131789
AYTOUN, Edmondstoune William. Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and other Poems.
Edinburgh : 1863First Paton edition, superbly illustrated. "The book brims with Paton's half-page illustrations, headpieces and tailpieces (augmented by a few landscapes by his brother, Waller Paton) - the armour and historical costumes (Paton was a noted collector of these) perfectly realized to the last detail, the compositions unusual and forceful, the squeezed-together... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 137470
BOILEAU-DESPRÉAUX, Nicolas. Boileau's Lutrin: a mock-heroic poem.
London : 1708Second edition in English of what can readily be claimed to be the first mock-heroic poem, a major influence on Alexander Pope's Rape of the Lock. Boileau-Despréaux (1636-1711) was a French author whose writings had an important influence on the development of French poetry. The first four cantos of Lutrin were published in 1674, with the first English... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 128894
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
CROSLAND, T. W. H. "X". War Poems.
London : 1916First edition, first impression, of this collection of First World War poetry by T. W. H. Crosland. Crosland is notable as a fanatical Christian homophobe, who helped the hysterical hypocrite Lord Alfred Douglas to hound the supporters of Oscar Wilde, such as Robert Ross and Arthur Ransom, in the courts. He ghost-wrote Douglas's memoir Oscar Wilde and... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 102971
YEATS, W. B. Eight Poems.
London : January 1916First edition, number 18 of 122 copies on Italian hand-made paper, from an edition of 200 copies only. The first page features a lurid full-page nude design in red by Austin Osman Spare, of which Yeats intensely disapproved. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 132656
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
THOMAS, Dylan. 18 Poems.
London : 1934First edition, first impression, of the author's first collection, a poetic association copy with the ownership inscription of Wilfrid Wilson Gibson (1878-1962), founder of Dymock Poets group and a friend of Rupert Brooke. Though Gibson was several generations older than Dylan Thomas, he outlived him by a decade. This edition was printed in an original... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 124168
MOORE, Thomas Sturge. Two Poems.
London : 1893First edition of the author's first book, printed in a small edition for family and friends, and consequently very rare, with only four copies known institutionally in the UK with a further three in the United States. Learn More£1,350.00
Stock Code: 126966
YEATS, W. B. The Poems.
New York : 1949First and signed limited variorum edition, number 337 of 375 copies signed by the author. It was published by Macmillan as a Definitive Edition of his work, as stated in the prospectus, which is loosely inserted in this copy. The edition was personally overseen by Yeats's widow, George, the publisher Harold Macmillan, and the publisher's reader Thomas... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 136963
YEATS, W. B. The King of the Great Clock Tower, Commentaries, and Poems.
Dublin : 1934First edition, first impression, one of 400 copies. The Cuala Press was one half of the Cuala Industries, a co-operative business run by Lily and Elizabeth Yeats. Cuala Industries was founded with the aim of reviving the craft of book printing in Ireland and "to give work to Irish girls" (McMurtrie, p. 472). The press's "clearly legible, slender volumes... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 132517
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