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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
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
HUGHES, Ted. Remains of Elmet.
London : 1979First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author "For Janos with lots of love from Ted June 16th 1979" on the half-title. The recipient was Janos Csokits (19282011), a Hungarian poet and close friend of Hughes, who worked with him on the translation of fellow Hungarian poet, János Pilinszky. Csokits was introduced to Hughes... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 135038
GOGARTY, Oliver. Wild Apples. With a Preface by William Butler Yeats.
Dublin : 1930First edition thus, limited issue, presentation copy, inscribed by the author "with homage to Katherine Tynan from Oliver Gogarty, Dublin 24:iv:1930" on the front free endpaper, in the very scarce dust jacket. Katherine Tynan (1859-1931) was a hugely prolific Irish poet, a significant figure in the Irish Renaissance, and a friend of W. B. Yeats. This... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 116603
[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
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
SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Poetical Works.
London : 1839First collected edition, highly desirable in a contemporary binding in such nice condition. Mary Shelley's collected edition of her husband's poetical works established Shelley finally and irreversibly amongst the great poets of the English language. Pirate editions of Shelley's works had persuaded his father, Sir Timothy, that all hope of obscurity... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 140275
[BECKFORD, William.] [Vathek.] An Arabian Tale, from an unpublished manuscript:
London : 1786First edition. Beckford's Gothic oriental novel Vathek, was written in French between January and May 1782. This English translation by the literary scholar Samuel Henley was published first in June 1786, despite Beckford's express wish that the French edition should precede it. The latter was published in Lausanne in December 1786 (postdated... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 128808
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
CARMAN, Bliss; & Richard Hovey. More Songs From Vagabondia.
Boston : 1896First edition, one of 60 large paper copies, inscribed and signed by Carman with the 8-line poem "Daisies" (also printed on page 13) written out on the half title, and additionally signed or initialled by Carman no less than 26 times in the text (conceivably marking out the poems of which he, rather than Hovey, was author). Carman has also signed the... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 122231
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
TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord. The Charge of the Light Brigade.
[London] : 1855First separate edition, extremely scarce in this format, one of 1,000 copies published for distribution to the troops in the Crimea, with a note in manuscript at the foot of the mount: "My father Col. Adolphus Burton C.B. was in the Charge of the Heavy Brigade at Balaclava. G.D.B. his eldest daughter, Grace, whose married name was Grace Denys-Burton"... Learn More£42,500.00
Stock Code: 111544
(STEADMAN, Ralph.) SILLITOE, Alan, Lawrence Durrell, Lyman Andrews, Asa Benveniste, Sylvia Plath, & Ruth Fainlight. Steam Press Portfolio 2.
London : 1974First edition, number 48 of only 50 numbered copies, with each broadside numbered and signed by Steadman, and all the poems signed by their respective authors, except Plath's for obvious reasons. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 100028
(SAPPHO.) [IMPERIALE, Giovanni Vincenzo.] La Faoniade: inni ed odi
Crisopoli [Parma] : 1792First edition printed with the types of Bodoni; first published in two parts at Naples in 1780-86. "A Neapolitan general, Vicenzo Imperiale... presents La Faoniade: Inni ed odi di Saffo as a translation of a previously unknown work by Sappho, newly discovered in true Ossianic fashion by 'the famous Russian scholar Ossur,' who was visiting Cape Leukas... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 131990
(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
(DONNE, John.) SYLVESTER, Josuah. Lachrimae lachrimarum.
[London : 1612 & 1613]First appearance of a rare lifetime publication of a poem by John Donne, in the third edition of these funerary verses for Prince Henry, bound together with the second edition. The sombre theme is echoed in the mise-en-page, the text predominately set in deep black woodcut borders with funerary ornaments either side. The promising life of Henry Frederick,... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 118729
KALIDASA. The Mégha Dúta;
Calcutta : 1813First edition of the first translation into any European language of one of the most influential poems in the Sanskrit canon. Kalidasa has been described by Edwin Gerow, a noted authority on Sanskrit poetics, as "probably the greatest Indian writer of any epoch" (Britannica). From internal evidence it has been suggested that he was a Brahman during... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 122308
(EVANS, Walker.) CRANE, Hart. The Bridge
Paris : 1930First edition, first impression, number 89 of 200 copies on Holland Paper from a total limited edition of 284 copies. The Bridge was Crane's only attempt at a long poem, inspired by his view of the Brooklyn Bridge from his apartment in Columbia Heights, and includes three plates from photographs of the bridge by his friend Walker Evans. Harold Bloom... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 135122
GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von. Herman and Dorothea.
London : 1801First edition in English, originally published in Taschenbuch für 1798 (Berlin: F. Vieweg dem älteren, issued in 1797). Goethe's epic poem "set against the background of the flight of French citizens across the Rhine and into Germany... strikes early twenty-first century readers as an almost trivial boy-meets-girl story rendered in heroic and Homeric... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 130614
[DELBROUCK, Vincent.] V.D. As Dust Alights.
Belgium : 2013First edition, first printing, number 197 of 200 copies only, signed by the artist and numbered by him on the rear wrapper. This is the first of Delbrouck's self-published series "The Himalayan Project", comprised of three works that endeavour to create a lasting, empathetic portrait of the city of Kathmandu and the nature of the Himalayas. The poems... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 136854
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... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 129443
(EVANS, Walker.) CRANE, Hart. The Bridge
Paris : 1930First edition, first impression, one of 200 copies on Holland Paper from a total limited edition of 284 copies. The Bridge was Crane's only attempt at a long poem, inspired by his view of the Brooklyn Bridge from his apartment in Columbia Heights, and includes three plates from photographs of the bridge by his friend Walker Evans. Harold Bloom praised... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 83569
BERRYMAN, John. Galley proofs for The Dispossessed.
New York : 1948The galley proofs for Berryman's Dispossessed, with 12 manuscript annotation, mostly ticks, asterisks and queries of underlined lines. There is some variation between the text of the proofs and that of the printed version, which is unrecorded by Charles Thornbury in his edition of Berryman's Collected Poems (Faber and Faber, 1990). The Dispossessed... Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 118709
(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
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
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£1,500.00
Stock Code: 136066
(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
MORRIS, William. The Defence of Guenevere.
Portland, ME : 1896First Mosher edition, one of 925 unnumbered copies printed on Van Gelder paper, in a superb Zaehnsdorf exhibition binding. Thomas Mosher (18521923) was a major contributor to the American private press movement between 1891 and 1923. He repeatedly published works, as here, in the narrow octavo style most notably used by Charles Ricketts in 1893 for... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 139080
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... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 142298
RAFFALOVICH, Marc-André. Tuberose and Meadowsweet.
London : 1885First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title "A M. J.J. Weiss hommage affectueux de l'auteur". The recipient was likely Jean-Jacques Weiss (1827-1891), French man of letters, professor, and literary critic. The author's second book of Uranian poetry, very scarce inscribed, and especially desirable in such nice condition.... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 135467
BRONTE, Charlotte, Emily & Anne. The Works.
Oxford : 1931-38Shakespeare Head Press. Best Edition. Limited to 1000 copies. Eleven large octavo volumes, the novels, with frontispieces and plates. Eight further volumes were published between 1932 and 1938, consisting of The Brontës: Their Lives, Friendships, and correspondence (four volumes); The Miscellaneous and Unpublished Writings of Charlotte and Patrick... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 126446
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
BRONTË, Charlotte, Emily & Anne. The Shakespeare Head Brontë.
Oxford : 1991Limited edition of 250 numbered sets of which this is number 1. First published by the Shakespeare Head Press in 1931. The novels occupy the first eleven volumes; the other eight comprise The Brontës: Their Lives, Friendships, and Correspondence (four volumes); The Miscellaneous and Unpublished Writings of Charlotte and Patrick Branwell Brontë (two... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 110832
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
(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
CREELEY, Robert. Window.
Buffalo, NY : 1988First edition, first printing, number 57 of 100 copies signed by the poet and the artist. A lovely production, pairing poems by Robert Creeley (1926-2005) with artwork by Martha Hooft (1906-1994). Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 116629
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
KIPLING, Rudyard. Just So Stories For Little Children.
London : 1902First edition, first impression, handsomely bound, of Kipling's famous collection of 12 stories and 12 poems including "How the Camel Got His Hump" and "How the Leopard Got His Spots". Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 134753
KIPLING, Rudyard. Just So Stories.
London : 1902First edition, first impression of Kipling's famous collection of twelve stories and twelve poems, including "How the Camel Got His Hump" and "How the Leopard Got His Spots." Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 132012
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
(RACKHAM, Arthur.) [STOPES, Marie.] FAY, Erica. A Road to Fairyland.
London and New York : 1926First edition, first impression. Dr Marie Stopes (1880-1958), best known today for her contributions to palaeontology, her pioneering work on birth control, and her manual Married Love, was also a prolific writer of novels, poems and fairy stories. Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 113208
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
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 was published... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 121533
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. 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 submitted to their offices with a cover letter... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 117362
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
(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
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
(HEMINGWAY, Ernest.) O'BRIEN, Edward J. (ed.) The Best Short Stories of 1923
Boston : 1914First edition, first printing. This anthology of popular fiction from 1923 includes Ernest Hemingway's short story "My Old Man", which first appeared in his first published work, Three Stories and Ten Poems, published earlier in the same year. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 123600