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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
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
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
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
COCKERILL, Sir George. Love's Universe and the Calendar. Sonnet-Sequences.
1931First edition. This copy inscribed on the front pastedown: "To Elton Cockerill with every good wish from his uncle George, October 1934." Unusual, and seemingly self-published, sequence of highly-polished poems by a long-time intelligence officer, one of the most innovative thinkers in British intelligence in World War I, head of M. O. 5, inventor... Learn More£145.00
Stock Code: 59749
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
HEANEY, Seamus. Squarings.
Dublin : 1991First edition, signed limited issue, number 5 of 10 author's proofs, signed by both the author and illustrator, from a total run of 100 copies, of which 60 were for sale. This copy has an additional inscription by Heaney quoting from his poem Fosterling, "Air to brighten, Time to be dazzled, and the heart to lighten", facing the frontispiece. These... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 133558
YEATS, W. B. The Wild Swans at Coole.
Dundrum : 1917First and limited edition, one of 400 copies. One of Yeats's major poetry collections, the title was printed by Yeats's sister, Elizabeth Corbet. The collection includes the much-loved title poem, alongside one of his most enduring poems, "An Irish Airman Foresees his Death".
The Cuala Press, a co-operative business with Lily Yeats, was founded... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 143926
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
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
AUDEN, W. H. The Collected Poetry.
New York : 1945First edition, third printing, familiarly inscribed by the author using his first name reserved for friends, "Bill Gray with best wishes Wystan Auden", his printed name struck through. Auden has written "1927-1944" under the title, reflecting his original (rejected) wish that, "as to the title, I want Poems 1928-1945. The word Collected suggests finality... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 146839
ADCOCK, A. St John. For Remembrance.
London : 1918First edition, first impression, of Adcock's memorial volume, giving biographies and poetical excerpts for 44 "Soldier Poets", 20 of which are portrayed. This book is uncommonly found, especially so in such good condition and with the jacket.
The dust jacket, which was designed by Eugene Hastain, bears on the front flap an advertisement ("It... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 144555
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
AUDEN, W. H. For the Time Being.
London : 1958First UK edition, fifth impression, familiarly inscribed by the author using his first name reserved for friends on the title page: "To Bill from Wystan", his printed name struck through. This volume comprises the long poems For the Time Being: A Christmas Oratorio and The Sea and the Mirror: A Commentary on Shakespeare's The Tempest.
The recipient... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 147263
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
SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Poetical Works.
London : 1839First collected edition, handsomely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. 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 had passed, and... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 146618
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
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 1787),... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 128808
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
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
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
YEATS, W. B. Michael Robartes and the Dancer.
Dundrum : 1920First edition, first impression, one of 400 copies printed and now very scarce. The significant English composer and co-founder of the original Glastonbury Festivals Rutland Boughton's copy, with his ownership inscription "R. Boughton, Glastonbury" to first blank and matching purple ink stamp to the title page.
Rutland Boughton (1878-1960) remains... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 143925
ARNOLD, Matthew. The Forsaken Merman.
London : 1900First Jean Archer edition, this copy beautifully hand coloured, a stunning piece of arts and crafts design. Archer's illustrated edition is uncommon, with 15 copies held institutionally worldwide. In 1901 Dent released a further 50 copies of this work printed on Japon and 10 on vellum for binding by the Guild of Women Bookbinders.
This melancholy... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 147588
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
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
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
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 beautifully produced book here in very attractive contemporary Italian morocco.
"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... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 131990
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
HAYLEY, William. Plays of Three Acts; written for a Private Theatre.
London : 1784First edition. Lovely copy of the collected theatrical works of this now largely forgotten, but once highly popular writer, exceptionally prettily bound and with an attractive provenance. Hayley is best remembered today as a friend and patron of George Romney and William Blake, and biographer of Milton.
Hayley (17451820) "although affluent was... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 139629
EVANS, Walker (illus.); 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
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
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
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
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. This is the author's second book of Uranian poetry, very scarce inscribed, and especially desirable in such nice... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 135467
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
RACKHAM, Arthur. Complete deluxe limited editions set.
1905–51IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle. London: William Heinemann, 1905
Quarto. Original vellum, titles to spine and front board gilt, pictorial image blocked in gilt to front cover, brown endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, cream ribbon ties. Housed in a custom green cloth slipcase. Colour frontispiece and 49 colour plates mounted on brown... Learn More£100,000.00
Stock Code: 144251
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
DELBROUCK, Vincent; as 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
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
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
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
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
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
KIPLING, Rudyard. Limits and Renewals.
London : 1932First edition, first impression. Kipling's last collection of 14 stories and 19 poems, including 3 stories and 18 poems appearing for the first time in print, the rest having previously appeared in periodicals. Loosely inserted is a promotional postcard for Macmillan. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 144447
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