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1921 Monsieur Bergeret in Paris France May Miall First Edition Very Scarce Dustwrapper
1921 Monsieur Bergeret in Paris France May Miall First Edition Very Scarce Dustwrapper

Price: £60.00

A first thus edition copy of Anatole France's 'Monsieur Bergeret in Paris', complete with the very scarce original dustwrapper. Anatole France was a prolific French poet, journalist, and successful...

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1921 Orchard and Vineyard Vita Sackville-West First Edition Poetry
1921 Orchard and Vineyard Vita Sackville-West First Edition Poetry

Price: £120.00

The first edition of this noted horticultural poem by noted author Vita Sackville-West. The first edition of the work. Vita Sackville-West was an English poet, novelist and horticulturalist,...

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1921 Poetical Works Henry Wadsworth LONGFELLOW
1921 Poetical Works Henry Wadsworth LONGFELLOW

Price: £49.99

A collection of Longfellow's poetry, in a Gonville and Caius College armorial prize binding. Featuring a portrait frontispiece. With a Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, prize presentation label to the front pastedown awarded...

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1921 Selections from Modern Poets J C Squire Robert Nichols Bumpus Binding
1921 Selections from Modern Poets J C Squire Robert Nichols Bumpus Binding

Price: £99.99

A poetry anthology containing works from turn-of-the-twentieth-century poets. First edition (third impression). Some of the authors included are Frances Cornford, Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Nichols and John Freeman. Bound by Bumpus...

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1921 The Poetical Works of Robert Herrick Moorman Simpson
1921 The Poetical Works of Robert Herrick Moorman Simpson

Price: £50.00

A nicely bound copy of Robert Herrick's poetry, including 'Hesperides', some of his 'Noble Numbers', and 'Upon Parting'. The poet Robert Herrick is best known for his collection of poems 'Hesperides',...

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1921 The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott J Logie Robertson Illustrated Poetry
1921 The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott J Logie Robertson Illustrated Poetry

Price: £45.00

The poetical works of Sir Walter Scott.In a mock crocodile binding - rather unusual and attractive.With a portrait frontispiece of Scott.Edited, with the introduction and notes by J Logie Robertson. Sir Walter Scott was the author...

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1921-1922 3vol Lollingdon Downs Reynard the Fox and Right Royal John Masefield
1921-1922 3vol Lollingdon Downs Reynard the Fox and Right Royal John Masefield

Price: £195.00

Three volumes of the poetry of John Masefield. First editions; third, sixth and fourth impressions respectively. John Edward Masefield, OM, (1 June 1878 12 May 1967) was an English poet and writer, and Poet Laureate of the United...

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1922 A Choice of the Best English Lyrics 17th Century and Earlier Roger Ingpen
1922 A Choice of the Best English Lyrics 17th Century and Earlier Roger Ingpen

Price: £60.00

A collection of English lyrics pre 17th century.In a Zaehnsdorf binding with gilt stamping to board edges and spine.With an illustrated frontispiece.Compiled by Roger Ingpen.This collection is one of three books from the 'Choice...

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1922 Le Roman de tristan et Iseut Joseph Bedier Medieval Celtic
1922 Le Roman de tristan et Iseut Joseph Bedier Medieval Celtic

Price: £35.00

This is a French edition of this well known romance.Joseph Bedier was a French writer, scholar and historian noted for reviving interest in this work.

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1922 Poems from the Works of Charles Cotton Illustrated
1922 Poems from the Works of Charles Cotton Illustrated

Price: £29.99

A rhythmical anthology comprising of poetical works from Charles Cotton. Illustrated throughout by Claud Lovat Fraser. With poems including "A Sonnet", "Alice", "Winter" and "Caelia's Fall.

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1922 Richard Middleton The Man and His Work by Henry Savage First edition
1922 Richard Middleton The Man and His Work by Henry Savage First edition

Price: £34.99

An indepth biography of Middleton including his work in journalism. First edition, with illustrations and portraits throughout Richard Barham Middleton 1882 1911 was a British poet, who is remembered mostly for his short stories,...

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1922 The Cud Experimental Poems of Lancelot de Giberne Siveking Signed First Ed
1922 The Cud Experimental Poems of Lancelot de Giberne Siveking Signed First Ed

Price: £120.00

A first edition copy of Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking's collection of experimental poetry, with an inscription and several annotations by the author throughout the volume. First edition. ...

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1922 The Hundred and One Harlequins Sacheverell Sitwell First Edition Poetry
1922 The Hundred and One Harlequins Sacheverell Sitwell First Edition Poetry

Price: £45.00

A collection of poetry by Sacheverell Sitwell.The first edition.Lacking original dustwrapper.Sacheverell Sitwell was an English writer. He was best known as an art and music critic. He wrote many architectural works, particularly on...

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1922 Walter de la Mare Peacock Pie Poetry Dustwrapper Up and Down Mocking Fairy
1922 Walter de la Mare Peacock Pie Poetry Dustwrapper Up and Down Mocking Fairy

Price: £90.00

A charming copy Walter de la Mare's Peacock Pie.Best known for his poem The Listeners, Walter de la Mare was a poet and short story writer who authored many works for children.

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1923 Amanda Sacrifice Goddesse Sweet-heart N. Hookes
1923 Amanda Sacrifice Goddesse Sweet-heart N. Hookes

Price: £39.99

An intruguing facsimile reprint of a 1653 poetical work by a former student of Trinity College, Cambridge, published in his graduation year. Bound in half blue cloth with brown paper covering. There is a single illustration...

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1923 Atalanta in Calydon a Tragedy Algernon Charles Swinburne Limited Edition Riccardi Paper Medici
1923 Atalanta in Calydon a Tragedy Algernon Charles Swinburne Limited Edition Riccardi Paper Medici

Price: £65.00

A limited edition copy of Algernon Swinburne's best early work, 'Atalanta in Calydon'. Printed by the Riccardi press, on hand-made Riccardi paper. In the original quarter cloth binding with...

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1923 Gems of Chinese Literature Verse Herbert A. Giles
1923 Gems of Chinese Literature Verse Herbert A. Giles

Price: £55.00

A charming collection of translated Chinese poems, translated by Herbert Giles. This work includes, 'To a Young Gentleman', 'An Absent Husband', 'Love Impetuous', 'At First Sight', 'The Washerwoman's...

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1923 Poems of Robert Browning Oxford Edition Dramatic Lyrics Tree Calf
1923 Poems of Robert Browning Oxford Edition Dramatic Lyrics Tree Calf

Price: £140.00

A collection of poetical works by Victorian poet and playwright, Robert Browning. The Oxford Edition. The poetical works of Robert Browning, best known for his dramatic monologues. His notable...

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1923 Songs Of Yorkshire 1923 Very Scarce First Edition In Paper Wraps
1923 Songs Of Yorkshire 1923 Very Scarce First Edition In Paper Wraps

Price: £49.99

A very scarce collection of verses by various authors, Songs of Yorkshire, 1923 was published by the Yorkshire Evening Post. First edition. In original paper wraps. With two copies of the contents and foreword bound in to front. Previous...

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1923 Sonnets and Verse Hilaire Belloc Poetry
1923 Sonnets and Verse Hilaire Belloc Poetry

Price: £14.99

A collection of poetry from Hilaire Belloc. First edition, second impression.

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1923 The Babe of Bethlehem WOODWARD Carols NUMBERED
1923 The Babe of Bethlehem WOODWARD Carols NUMBERED

Price: £39.99

A first edition pamphlet of Woodward's Christmas Carols. Hand-numbered, 122 of 200 copies. George Ratcliffe Woodward (27 December 1848 3 March 1934) was an Anglican priest who wrote mostly religious verse, both original and translated...

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1923 The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Francis Turner Palgrave Poetry
1923 The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Francis Turner Palgrave Poetry

Price: £23.99

A leather-bound collection of the poetry of Sir Walter Scott. With a biographical and critical memoir by Francis Turner Palgrave.

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1923 The Poetical Works of William WORDSWORTH Thomas Hutchinson
1923 The Poetical Works of William WORDSWORTH Thomas Hutchinson

Price: £79.99

An anthology of works from prolific poet William Wordsworth. First edition. With introductions and notes by Thomas Hutchinson. Featuring a frontispiece of Wordsworth from a drawing by Hancock in 1798. In an Oxford binding.  ...

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1923 The Windmill Stories Essays Poems L. Callender Illus Colour Plates
1923 The Windmill Stories Essays Poems L. Callender Illus Colour Plates

Price: £95.00

A charming collection of short stories, essays, and poems by a variety of authors who had been published by William Heinemann, illustrated throughout. 'The Windmill' is a collection of short...

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1923 Thomas Hardy Poetical Works Volume One Vision Roamed The Wistful Lady Rye
1923 Thomas Hardy Poetical Works Volume One Vision Roamed The Wistful Lady Rye

Price: £35.00

A collection of Thomas Hardy's poems, making up the first of a two volume collection of his poetical works.Including many previously unpublished and partly-written works, this extensive collection shows all facets and styles of Hardy's...

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1924 2vols Piers the Plowman by William Langland Poetry
1924 2vols Piers the Plowman by William Langland Poetry

Price: £195.00

A two volume set of Piers the Plowman by William Langland. Edited from numerous manuscripts with preface, notes, and a glossary by Walter W. Skeat. Volume I contains the text and Volume II the preface, notes and glossary. William...

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1924 Acta Sanctorum Being XII Poems G R Woodward First Edition
1924 Acta Sanctorum Being XII Poems G R Woodward First Edition

Price: £12.99

A first edition of this anthology of twelve poems from Reverend George Woodward, on old European legends and saints. Including titles such as Saint Swithun, Babe Ambrose and the Swarm of Bees, and  Saint Barbara. Woodward...

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1924 George Moore Pure Poetry Limited 1st Edition Anthology Collection
1924 George Moore Pure Poetry Limited 1st Edition Anthology Collection

Price: £50.00

A hardback copy of the now out of print Pure Poetry anthology, edited by George Moore. Pure Poetry features works by Blake, Shakespeare and Poe, amongst many others.George Moore is regarded today as a highly influential, naturalistic...

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1924 Pure Poetry an Anthology George Moore Nonesuch Press Limited Ed Nonesuch
1924 Pure Poetry an Anthology George Moore Nonesuch Press Limited Ed Nonesuch

Price: £105.00

A limited edition of this fine collection of poetry. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.Limited edition, number 908 of 1250 copies printed and made in Great Britain.Published...

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1924 SIR PENY A Ballad RARE in Handmade Paper Wrappers
1924 SIR PENY A Ballad RARE in Handmade Paper Wrappers

Price: £44.99

Decorative coloured hand made paper wrappers with illustration.  A rare item in very good

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1924 The Grove and Other Poems John Freeman First Edition Selbourne Ex Libris
1924 The Grove and Other Poems John Freeman First Edition Selbourne Ex Libris

Price: £25.00

The first edition of this poetry collection by John Freeman.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. In original cloth binding with a spare spine label tipped in to rear...

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1924 Toi et Moi by Paul Geraldy Poetry in French Illustrated Frontis by Vuillard
1924 Toi et Moi by Paul Geraldy Poetry in French Illustrated Frontis by Vuillard

Price: £59.99

An attractive example of this popular collection of the poetry of Paul Geraldy. A new [fourteenth] edition, copy number 14,672. With an engraving to title page and a drawing by Edouard Vuillard to frontispiece.

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1925 E. Blunden Shelley And Keats As They Struck Their Contemporaries Signed Ltd
1925 E. Blunden Shelley And Keats As They Struck Their Contemporaries Signed Ltd

Price: £380.00

A limited edition of Edmund Blunden's collection of critical contemporary responses to Shelley and Keats, signed by Blunden, the publisher, and Wyndham Payne.Edmund Blunden was a first world war poet who saw continuous action...

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1925 Le Couronnement de Louis Ernest Langlois Chanson de Geste
1925 Le Couronnement de Louis Ernest Langlois Chanson de Geste

Price: £40.00

A second edition revised of this French medieval song. Printed in modern French.Written in the twelfth century in Old French telling the story of the coronation of Louis the Pious, son of Charlemagne, and his experiences against the...

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1925 Oeuvres de Leconte de Lisle Poems Barbares Parnassian French Poetry
1925 Oeuvres de Leconte de Lisle Poems Barbares Parnassian French Poetry

Price: £70.00

A collection of poetry by Leconte de Lisle, a French Parnassian poet. The Parnassian movement occured after Romanticism and prior to symbolism. It began during the 19th century positivist period....

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1925 The County Series of Contemporary Poetry Kent S. Fowler Wright
1925 The County Series of Contemporary Poetry Kent S. Fowler Wright

Price: £34.99

A scarce anthology of contemporary poetry set in Kent. Including works by Roger Armfelt, John Aston, Ernest W. Boxhall, Douglas English and Gwyn Gaisford. Number three in the County Series of Contemporary Poetry.

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1925 The Love Books of Ovid J. Lewis May Boscchere Illus Colour Plates LE
1925 The Love Books of Ovid J. Lewis May Boscchere Illus Colour Plates LE

Price: £55.00

- This work contains 'Amores' ('The Loves'), 'Medicamina Faciei Femineae' ('Women's Facial Cosmetics'), 'Ars Amatoria' ('The Art of Love'), and 'Remedia Amoris' ('The Cure for Love'). Ovid's...

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1925 The Sirens an Ode Robert Laurence Binyon First Trade Edition War Poet
1925 The Sirens an Ode Robert Laurence Binyon First Trade Edition War Poet

Price: £30.00

An ode by Robert Laurence Binyon.This is the first trade edition of the poem which was first published in a limited hand printed run from the Stanton Press in 1924.Lacking original dustwrapper, which is not unusual.Robert Laurence...

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1925 William Collins Persian Eclogues 1742 Limited Edition
1925 William Collins Persian Eclogues 1742 Limited Edition

Price: £34.99

A scarce edition of this collection of poems by WIlliam Collins. One of a limited press of five hundred and fifty copies, five hundred of which were for sale. William Collins (25 December 1721 12 June 1759) was an English poet....

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1925 Windows of Night by Charles Williams First Edition Scarce Poetry
1925 Windows of Night by Charles Williams First Edition Scarce Poetry

Price: £65.00

A scarce first edition copy of this charming collection of poetry by British poet Charles Williams. Dated from copac. Scarce. Charles Williams a British poet, novelist and playwright, and...

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1926 Complete Works of C S Calverley with biography notice
1926 Complete Works of C S Calverley with biography notice

Price: £79.99

A copy of  'The Complete Works of Charles Stuart Calverley'. 'With a biography notice by Sir Walter J. Sendall'. Includes a frontispiece of the author.

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1926 Cowley The Mistress With Other Select Poems Limited 462/1050 Nonesuch Press
1926 Cowley The Mistress With Other Select Poems Limited 462/1050 Nonesuch Press

Price: £99.99

The Mistress with Other Select Poems of Abraham Cowley 1619-1667 edited by John Sparrow for the Nonesuch Press. This edition consists of 1050 numbered copies on Dutch rag paper, printed and made in Scotland by R. & R. Clark...

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1926 Hunting Racing Coaching and Boxing Ballads G A Fothergill Illustrated
1926 Hunting Racing Coaching and Boxing Ballads G A Fothergill Illustrated

Price: £26.99

A collection of sporting ballads from the early twentieth-century. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates. Including A Horse-Lover's Penalty, Old Rag of Red, 'Chasing at Aintree and many others.  

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1926 Poetical Works of Lionel Johnson Scarce Edition Winchester Ireland and More
1926 Poetical Works of Lionel Johnson Scarce Edition Winchester Ireland and More

Price: £69.99

An uncommon third edition of this collection of poems from Lionel Johnson. Inlcuding Winchester, Ireland, Christmas, Julian at Eleusis and many others. Lionel Pigot Johnson (15 March 1867 4 October 1902) was an English poet,...

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1926 Sea and Sussex Rudyard Kipling Donald Maxwell LE Signed Paper Vellum 1st
1926 Sea and Sussex Rudyard Kipling Donald Maxwell LE Signed Paper Vellum 1st

Price: £450.00

A signed limited edition collection of verses from Rudyard Kipling's popular poems, illustrated with coloured plates throughout. Signed by Rudyard Kipling to the edition page. A limited edition...

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1926 The Light of Asia by Sir Edwin Arnold Illus Hamzeh Carr Limited Ed Buddha
1926 The Light of Asia by Sir Edwin Arnold Illus Hamzeh Carr Limited Ed Buddha

Price: £50.00

A limited edition of this famous narrative poem.One of a limited 3000 copies. This copy unnumbered.Beautifully illustrated with 16 colour plates by Hamzeh Carr. The Light of Asia is a famous narrative poem which tells the life and...

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1926 The Mistress and Other Poems Abraham Cowley Nonesuch Limited Edition
1926 The Mistress and Other Poems Abraham Cowley Nonesuch Limited Edition

Price: £60.00

A limited edition collection of poetry by the leading seventeenth century poet, Abraham Cowley. A limited edition work published by Nonesuch Press, this being copy 434 of 1050 printed on Dutch...

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1926 The Mistress With Other Select Poems of Abraham Cowley Nonesuch Press John Sparrow
1926 The Mistress With Other Select Poems of Abraham Cowley Nonesuch Press John Sparrow

Price: £58.00

A limited edition copy of these poems by leading seventeenth century poet, Abraham Cowley. An imprint from the Nonesuch Press, this twentieth century collection of Cowley's poems are edited by John Sparrow. ...

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1926-27 3vol The Series of English Idylls Oliver Goldsmith Washington Irving Elizabeth Gaskell Illus
1926-27 3vol The Series of English Idylls Oliver Goldsmith Washington Irving Elizabeth Gaskell Illus

Price: £95.00

A three volume set of the 'The Series of English Idyll', in a beautiful uniform cloth binding Three volumes from 'The Series of English Idyll'. Includes: Cranford - Elizabeth Gaskell The Keeping...

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1927 A Stitch in Time or Pride Prevents a Fall J Laver Limited Ed Nonesuch Press
1927 A Stitch in Time or Pride Prevents a Fall J Laver Limited Ed Nonesuch Press

Price: £100.00

The first edition of James Laver's pastiche poem.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.In original paper wrap.Limited edition, number 994 of 1525 copies printed.A...

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1927 Choix De Poemes Emile VERHAEREN Albert Heumann Poetry Symbolism
1927 Choix De Poemes Emile VERHAEREN Albert Heumann Poetry Symbolism

Price: £79.99

A collection of the Belgian poet Verhaeren's works, dating from the 1920s. Thirteenth Edition. Featuring a photographic portrait frontispiece. 'Avec une preface d'Albert Heumann. Une bibliographie et un portrait'. Emile Verhaeren...

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1927 Collected Poems Rupert Brooke Memoir Leather Illustrated Notary Binding
1927 Collected Poems Rupert Brooke Memoir Leather Illustrated Notary Binding

Price: £140.00

A lovely leather bound copy of the poetical works of Rupert Brooke, with numerous illustrated plates throughout. Rupert Brooke was an English poet renowned for his idealistic war sonnets written...

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1927 County Series Contemporary Poetry VII Gloucester Edit Fowler Wright First
1927 County Series Contemporary Poetry VII Gloucester Edit Fowler Wright First

Price: £49.99

A poetry anthology by various authors The County Series of Contemporary Poetry VII - Gloucester was edited by S. Fowler Wright. First edition. This series of anthologies was issued in connection with the work of the Empire Poetry...

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1927 James Laver a Stitch in Time Pride Prevents a Fall Nonesuch Limited Edition
1927 James Laver a Stitch in Time Pride Prevents a Fall Nonesuch Limited Edition

Price: £125.00

A limited Nonesuch edition of James Laver's poem 'A Stitch in Time', in the original dustwrapper. In the original unclipped dustwrapper. A limited edition work, being numbered edition 1397...

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1927 Songs of Innocence William Blake Illustrated by Jacynth Parsons W B Yeats
1927 Songs of Innocence William Blake Illustrated by Jacynth Parsons W B Yeats

Price: £48.00

A beautifully illustrated copy of this work by William Blake.With an introductory essay by W B Yeats.With twelve plates in colour by Jacynth Parsons, noted illustrator.

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1927 The Land of Souls and Other Poems Thomas Wright Limited Edition Illustrated
1927 The Land of Souls and Other Poems Thomas Wright Limited Edition Illustrated

Price: £79.99

A limited edition of this collection of privately printed poetry by Thomas Wright. Out of series. Illustrated throughout by Cecil W. Paul Jones. One of only two hundred and twenty-five copies.

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1927 The Seasons James Thomson Nonesuch Press Limited Ed Illustrated Jacquier
1927 The Seasons James Thomson Nonesuch Press Limited Ed Illustrated Jacquier

Price: £125.00

A colour illustrated, quarto edition of James Thomson's lyrical masterpiece.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.Limited edition from the Nonesuch Press, number 1005 of...

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1928 A Century of Broadside Elegies being Ninety English and Ten Scotch Draper
1928 A Century of Broadside Elegies being Ninety English and Ten Scotch Draper

Price: £210.00

A collection of elegies from 17th century broadsides.A limited edition work, this is number 104 of 275 copies published.With original dustwrapper.This work comprises of a selection of facsimiles reproducing elegies from 17th century...

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1928 Cantica Spiritualia WOODWARD Limited Edition FIRST
1928 Cantica Spiritualia WOODWARD Limited Edition FIRST

Price: £39.99

A scarce limited edition of this collection of verses by G. R. Woodward. A hand-numbered pamphlet, 39 of 130 copies. George Ratcliffe Woodward (27 December 1848 3 March 1934) was an Anglican priest who wrote mostly religious verse,...

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1928 Edward Maclysaght Poems from Irish Eclogues Scarce First Limited
1928 Edward Maclysaght Poems from Irish Eclogues Scarce First Limited

Price: £270.00

A charming collection of poetry by Edward MacLysaght.The first edition, limited to 950 copies. Scarce, and held in only three institutions on Copac.Edward MacLysaght was an Irish poet, novelist and foremost genealogist. He wrote extensively...

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1928 Gleanings from Ancient Olive Yards Woodward GREEK POETRY
1928 Gleanings from Ancient Olive Yards Woodward GREEK POETRY

Price: £29.99

A collection of quotations and fragments of poetry from Classical Greek and Roman poets on the olive and olive gardens. Collected and translated by Reverend G. R. Woodward, Vicar of Walfingham. Including quotes from Catullus,...

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1928 Pan's Garden Oliver Hill Poetry Prose Photography Arcadian
1928 Pan's Garden Oliver Hill Poetry Prose Photography Arcadian

Price: £200.00

A first edition of this collection of photography and prose.With 48 photographs of child nudes in the Arcadian style accompanied by lines by famous authors.Includes quotations by Ben Jonson, William Blake, Thomas Moore, Ovid and...

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1928 Poems By Russell George Alexander Limited Edition 204/225 Signed By Author
1928 Poems By Russell George Alexander Limited Edition 204/225 Signed By Author

Price: £33.99

A scarce limited edition, number 204 of 255 copies, signed by the author of Poems by Russell George Alexander. Published by Bumpus. Contained is a collection of Alexander's poetry including The Mourning Bells, Nightfall, A Summer...

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1928 Poems by Thomas Gray Eton Vellum Binding
1928 Poems by Thomas Gray Eton Vellum Binding

Price: £79.99

A lovely edition of Gray's poetry printed speciall

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1928 Poems Limited Edition Signed by Author Russell George Alexander 148 of 225
1928 Poems Limited Edition Signed by Author Russell George Alexander 148 of 225

Price: £30.00

A limited edition of Russell George Alexander's poetry.Signed by the author, this is number 148 of 225 published by John and Edward Bumpus.Includes The Mourning Bells, To Wordsworth, A Summer Thought, At Westminser Abbey, The Pilgrim's...

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1928 Select Poems Divine and Humane Thomas Beedome Limited Edition
1928 Select Poems Divine and Humane Thomas Beedome Limited Edition

Price: £59.00

A collection of the poetry of Thomas Beedome.Including titles such as Ad Punctum Mortis, On a Lillie now withered in her bosome, and many more. Limited to twelve hundred and fifty copies, of which this is number 695.

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1928 Tart and Homely Gibes of Greek Epigrammatists Scarce Woodward
1928 Tart and Homely Gibes of Greek Epigrammatists Scarce Woodward

Price: £29.99

A collection of amusing insults taken from Classical Greek poetry, and compiled and translated by G. R. Woodward. With decorative head- and tail-pieces. Including works from Nikarchos, Leonidas and Agathias. Number 36 of 136 printed...

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1928 The Collected poems of Rupert Brooke With a Memoir Fine Binding Royal Holloway College
1928 The Collected poems of Rupert Brooke With a Memoir Fine Binding Royal Holloway College

Price: £170.00

A collection of poems by wartime sonnet author, Rupert Brooke, in a lovely tree-calf binding. Rupert Brooke is best known for his First World War poem 'The Soldier'. His idealistic war sonnets...

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1928 The King's Breakfast A A Milne H Fraser-Simson E H Shepard When We Were Very Young
1928 The King's Breakfast A A Milne H Fraser-Simson E H Shepard When We Were Very Young

Price: £65.00

A A Milne's poem from 'When We Were Very Young' set to music by H Faser-Simson. Illustrated throughout, with drawings by E H Shepard. This is the third impression of this work. A charming work,...

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1928 The Poems of Robert Browning Dramatic Lyrics Morocco Igraine Hamilton
1928 The Poems of Robert Browning Dramatic Lyrics Morocco Igraine Hamilton

Price: £120.00

An attractively bound copy of the poems of Robert Browning.Condensed from the original edition of three volumes. Containing the Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic Romances, Dramas, Men and Women, Pauline, Paracelsus, Christmas-Eve and Easter-Day,...

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1928 The Poetical Works of Longfellow Illustrated Poetry Collection Oxford University
1928 The Poetical Works of Longfellow Illustrated Poetry Collection Oxford University

Price: £49.00

A collection of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poetical works. With a portrait frontispiece of Longfellow. In a half calf binding with cloth covered boards. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was one...

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1929 2vol Anthology Invective Abuse More Hugh Kingsmill Poetry Collection
1929 2vol Anthology Invective Abuse More Hugh Kingsmill Poetry Collection

Price: £50.00

A smart set of anthologies compiled and edited by Hugh Kingsmill. Featuring the work of writers from Shakespeare and Blake to Oliver Cromwell and John Donne, these collections chronicle highly critical language and writing. The subjects...

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1929 4Vol The Works of Lord Byron Poetry Leather Bound
1929 4Vol The Works of Lord Byron Poetry Leather Bound

Price: £110.00

A four volume set of 'The Works of Lord Byron' A leather bound four volume set of 'The Works of Lord Byron'. This collection features some of Byron's greatest works from dramatic verse, to...

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1929 A Boy's BOOK of VERSE by Alban M Phillip Bickers
1929 A Boy's BOOK of VERSE by Alban M Phillip Bickers

Price: £107.99

A collection of poetry in a smart armorial calf binding from Lockers Park School, with a presentation ink inscription to the front blank. Bound by Bickers and Son, with a bookbinder ink stamp to the front free-endpaper. Copac...

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1929 Leslie Griggs Hartley Coleridge His Life and Work as a Poet With Essay
1929 Leslie Griggs Hartley Coleridge His Life and Work as a Poet With Essay

Price: £70.00

A scarce copy of Griggs Hartley ColeridgeVolume contains a handwritten essay on ColeridgeHartley Coleridge (19 September 1796 6 January 1849) was an English poet, biographer, essayist, and teacher. He was the eldest son of the poet...

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1929 Love's Progress Araminta by James LAVER
1929 Love's Progress Araminta by James LAVER

Price: £34.99

A limited edition of Laver's sequel to A Stitch in Time. Bound in marbled paper wraps. Of this edition 1525 copies have been printed by Walter Lewis, M.A., at the University Press, Cambridge, for sale in England and the United...

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1929 Love's Progress or The Education of Araminta James Laver First Ed Nonesuch
1929 Love's Progress or The Education of Araminta James Laver First Ed Nonesuch

Price: £65.00

The first edition of Laver's popular poem.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.In original wax wrap.Limited edition, number 1329 of 1525 copies printed.The Nonesuch...

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1929 More Biography by E Clerihew Bentley Illustrated First
1929 More Biography by E Clerihew Bentley Illustrated First

Price: £44.99

A humorous collection of poetry, each quatrain is a satire of a well-known figure including George the Third, Shakespeare and Signor Mussolini. First edition. With illustrations by G. K. Chesterton, Victor...

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1929 PARADISUS DUBITANTIS An Heroic POEM Robert Gathorne HARDY First SCARCE
1929 PARADISUS DUBITANTIS An Heroic POEM Robert Gathorne HARDY First SCARCE

Price: £135.00

A copy of this first and limited edition botanical-themed poem. First Edition. One of an edition of forty copies. Unusual Reading Imprint Robert Gathorne-Hardy (31 July 1902 - 11 February 1973) was an author, bibliographer...

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1929 Robert Bridges Broadcast National Lectures Poetry By Robert Bridges 1st Ed.
1929 Robert Bridges Broadcast National Lectures Poetry By Robert Bridges 1st Ed.

Price: £39.00

A first edition of the lecture delivered by the poet laureate Robert Bridges on the BBC in 1929.Bridges was a classicist in his poetry, and that set him apart from the Victorian fashions of his day. He became poet laureate...

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1929 Robert Bridges The Testamen of Beauty A Poem Poet Laureate
1929 Robert Bridges The Testamen of Beauty A Poem Poet Laureate

Price: £55.00

A lovely little leather bound book of poetry by Robert BridgesRobert Seymour Bridges, OM (23 October 1844 21 April 1930) was a British poet, and poet laureate from 1913 to 1930.

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1929 The Bridge of Tyne a Fantasy With Five Episodes Presentation Copy Signed
1929 The Bridge of Tyne a Fantasy With Five Episodes Presentation Copy Signed

Price: £50.00

A fantasy written on the Tyne Bridge and the River Tyne.The first edition.A presentation copy, written from the author to Miss Hilary L Overy, Chief Officer - W R N S Tyne Area. 'This Affectionate work with best wishes for Christmas...

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1929 The Story of Arion and the Dolphin Woodward Poetry Scarce
1929 The Story of Arion and the Dolphin Woodward Poetry Scarce

Price: £34.99

A short poem about Arion, the Dionysiac poet credited with inventing the dithyramb. Although notable for his musical inventions, Arion is chiefly remembered for the fantastic myth of his kidnapping by pirates and miraculous rescue...

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1929 The Testament of Beauty a Poem in Four Books First Ed Second Impression
1929 The Testament of Beauty a Poem in Four Books First Ed Second Impression

Price: £35.00

The first edition, second impression of Bridges' poem The Testament of Beauty. Bridges was Britain's Poet Laureate from 1913 until his death in 1930. His work had great influence to a select circle due to its restraint, precision and...

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1929 The Testament of Beauty BRIDGES poetry
1929 The Testament of Beauty BRIDGES poetry

Price: £29.99

Full paper vellum binding with gilt title on spine and beautifully blind embossed front cover with gilt title, authors initials and publishing date.  Contains half title page and title page with a three page Publisher Note on...

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1929 The Testament of Beauty Robert Bridges Fine Binding Poetry
1929 The Testament of Beauty Robert Bridges Fine Binding Poetry

Price: £69.99

Robert Bridges' award-winning collection poetry, The Testament of Beauty. First edition, sixth impression. 'A poem in four books'.

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1929 The Wild Party Joseph Moncure March Limited First Edition
1929 The Wild Party Joseph Moncure March Limited First Edition

Price: £295.00

A privately printed first edition of this poem. Number 8 from a run of 1000 copies. Joseph Moncure March (July 27, 1899 New York City - February 14, 1977 Los Angeles, California) was an American poet and essayist, best known for his...

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1930 A Hundred Lyrics Eden Phillpotts Poetry
1930 A Hundred Lyrics Eden Phillpotts Poetry

Price: £95.00

A book of 100 lyrics. In the very scarce dustwrapper.Eden Phillpotts (4 November 1862 29 December 1960) was an English author, poet and dramatist. He was born in Mount Abu, British India, educated in Plymouth, Devon, and worked as...

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1930 Airdrie Bards Past and Present by James Knox First Edition Scottish Poetry
1930 Airdrie Bards Past and Present by James Knox First Edition Scottish Poetry

Price: £64.99

A pleasant edition of Airdrie Bards Past and Present by James Knox. James Knox also wrote Airdrie: A Historical Sketch and The Triumph of Thrift - the Story of the Airdrie Savings Bank. This volume was issued by the Airdrie Burns...

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1930 Broadside Ballads Restoration Period Fawcett First Limited Edition Uncommon Dustwrapper
1930 Broadside Ballads Restoration Period Fawcett First Limited Edition Uncommon Dustwrapper

Price: £290.00

A first limited edition copy of this fascinating work, containing the Restoration period broadside ballads from the 'Jersey Collection', held at Osterley Park. With an introduction and notes...

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1930 Edmund Blunden A Summers Fancy Illustrated Limited First Edition 347 Of 405
1930 Edmund Blunden A Summers Fancy Illustrated Limited First Edition 347 Of 405

Price: £69.99

A limited edition of A Summer's Fancy by Edmund Blunden, illustrated throughout. The twenty-fifth book issued by the Beaumont Press. Numbers 81-405 printed on handmade paper, this is number 347.First edition.Edmund Charles Blunden,...

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1930 Humbert Wolfe The Uncelestial City Signed
1930 Humbert Wolfe The Uncelestial City Signed

Price: £27.00

A limited, signed edition of Wolfe's poetry anthology The Uncelestial City."400 numbered copies only of The Uncelestial City have been printed on hand-made paper and signed by the Author. This is number 390."Humbert Wolfe (1885...

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1930 Nettles by D. H. Lawrence First Edition Criterion Miscellany Poetry
1930 Nettles by D. H. Lawrence First Edition Criterion Miscellany Poetry

Price: £48.00

The first edition of this collection of poetry by D. H. Lawrence.Many pages of the work remain uncut.Number eleven in the Criterion Miscellany series by Faber and Faber.Nettles is a collection of satirical poetry written by D...

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1930 Nettles D H Lawrence Criterion Miscellany No 11 Satirical Poems
1930 Nettles D H Lawrence Criterion Miscellany No 11 Satirical Poems

Price: £50.00

The second impression of this poetry collection.With original unclipped dustwrapper.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.D H Lawrence was an English novelist, poet, playwright,...

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1930 PANSIES Poems by D H LAWRENCE poetry
1930 PANSIES Poems by D H LAWRENCE poetry

Price: £24.99

Publisher's paper covered boards with gilt lettering to spine and original paper dust jacket. David Herbert Lawrence (11 September 1885 - 2 March 1930) was an important and controversial English writer of the 20th century, whose...

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1930 Somerset Songs and Verses by W M Jones Signed
1930 Somerset Songs and Verses by W M Jones Signed

Price: £45.00

A signed first edition of this collection of poems.W M Jones was an author, poet and photographer most famous for his fictional narrator Jarge Balsh.

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1930 Testament Of Beauty Poem In Four Books By Robert Bridges Large Paper Ed
1930 Testament Of Beauty Poem In Four Books By Robert Bridges Large Paper Ed

Price: £59.99

A lovely quarter vellum bound large paper edition of The Testament of Beauty A Poem in Four Books by Robert Bridges, Poet Laureate. With a photogravure portrait of Bridges to frontispiece. With a publisher's note on the text bound...

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1930 The TESTAMENT of BEAUTY by Robert BRIDGES
1930 The TESTAMENT of BEAUTY by Robert BRIDGES

Price: £39.99

A lovely copy of Bridges' most popular poem, A Testament of Beauty. Bound in quarter vellum and marbled paper-covered boards. Robert Seymour Bridges, 1844 - 1930, was an English poet, and poet laureate from 1913 to 1930. A Testament...

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1930 The Testament of Beauty by Robert BRIDGES Philosophy
1930 The Testament of Beauty by Robert BRIDGES Philosophy

Price: £49.99

A half vellum hardback with marbled boards. A nice clean copy of Bridge's The Testament of beauty for which he received the Order of Merit. Robert Seymour Bridges (1844 - 1930) was an English poet, and poet laureate from 1913 to...

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1930 The Testament of Beauty Robert Bridges A Poem in Four Books
1930 The Testament of Beauty Robert Bridges A Poem in Four Books

Price: £59.99

A copy of Robert Bridge's most popular poem, A Testament of Beauty. With tissue-guarded frontispiece. A Testament of Beauty is a discursive work, setting out his understanding of man's nature, spiced with scenes and incidents...

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1930 The Testament of Beauty Robert Bridges Frontispiece Poem in Four Books
1930 The Testament of Beauty Robert Bridges Frontispiece Poem in Four Books

Price: £55.00

A beautiful copy of Robert Bridges' popular poem.With a photographic frontispiece of Bridges.This work conveys Bridges' use of 'neo-miltonic syllabics' where the poem is based on syllables rather than accents.The Testament of Beauty...

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1930 The Wanderer of Liverpool by John Masefield Signed Limited Edition Slipcase Illus Folding Plate
1930 The Wanderer of Liverpool by John Masefield Signed Limited Edition Slipcase Illus Folding Plate

Price: £225.00

A signed limited edition of this maritime poem by John Masefield profusely illustrated with plates and folding plans. With thirty two full page plates, one in-text plan and three folding plans....

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1931 A Garland of Spiritual Flowers Miscellaneous SPIRITUAL POETRY Woodward
1931 A Garland of Spiritual Flowers Miscellaneous SPIRITUAL POETRY Woodward

Price: £34.99

A collection of fragments of vivid spiritual German, Latin and Greek poetry (translated into English). Translated, edited and collected by the Reverend G. R. Woodward, Cambridge Classical scholar and vicar. Containing works from...

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1931 Astrophel and Stella Sir Philip Sidney Poetry Limited Edition Slipcase
1931 Astrophel and Stella Sir Philip Sidney Poetry Limited Edition Slipcase

Price: £85.00

A limited edition and attractively bound copy of this work of poetry by Sir Philip Sidney, edited by Mona Wilson. This copy is number 463 of 725 of this edition. Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586) was an English poet, courtier, scholar...

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1931 Five and Forty Examples of the Epigram Sepulchral Woodward GREEK POETRY
1931 Five and Forty Examples of the Epigram Sepulchral Woodward GREEK POETRY

Price: £34.99

A scarce collection of fragments of Greek poetry pertaining to the burial of the dead, and odes to lost loved ones. Translated, edited and collected by the Reverend G. R. Woodward, Cambridge Classical scholar and vicar. Containing...

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1931 From Feathers to Iron C Day Lewis Poetry
1931 From Feathers to Iron C Day Lewis Poetry

Price: £22.00

A first edition of this collection of poetry by C. Day Lewis.Cecil day Lewis was an Anglo-Irish poet and Poet Laureate of the UK from 1968 until his death in 1972.

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1931 Pilgrimage Memorials of a Journey S F A Coles First Edition Signed
1931 Pilgrimage Memorials of a Journey S F A Coles First Edition Signed

Price: £60.00

A signed first edition of this collection of poetry by S. F. A. Coles.One of 250 copies of which this is number 196.

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1931 Poems 1926-1930 by Robert Graves First Edition Dustwrapper Mythology
1931 Poems 1926-1930 by Robert Graves First Edition Dustwrapper Mythology

Price: £80.00

A first edition of this work of poetry by Robert Graves.In the original unclipped dustwrapper, with replacement spine label still present to the rear of the work.Robert Graves was an English poet, novelist, critic and classicist, with...

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1931 The Child Rabindranath Tagore Uncommon Poetry Original Dustwrapper
1931 The Child Rabindranath Tagore Uncommon Poetry Original Dustwrapper

Price: £42.99

A smart copy of this poem from Bengali polymath, Rabindranath Tagore.A Pirali Brahmin from Calcutta, Tagore wrote poetry as an eight-year-old. At age sixteen, he released his first substantial poems under the "Sun Lion" , which were...

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1931 The Coming Forth by Day of Osiris Jones Conrad Aiken Poetry
1931 The Coming Forth by Day of Osiris Jones Conrad Aiken Poetry

Price: £65.00

A first edition of this poem from Conrad Aiken.With dustjacket art by Cleonike.

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1931 The Elian Miscellany A Charles Lamb Anthology edited by S M Rich First ed
1931 The Elian Miscellany A Charles Lamb Anthology edited by S M Rich First ed

Price: £19.99

An indepth anthology of Charles Lamb, with whom S. M. Rich was personal acquaintances with. With an inscription, assumed to be by the author, reading 'To Madge - who helped so kindly in the preparation of this work, from Uncle Sam,...

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1931 The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yedzi Sir Richard Burton Poem With Original Box
1931 The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yedzi Sir Richard Burton Poem With Original Box

Price: £150.00

A beautiful edition of Sir Richard Francis Burton's English-language poem.In original cloth binding and kept in original hardcover case with glassine wrap.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973)...

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1931 The Talking Pine First Edition Numbered George Moore Maillol Paper
1931 The Talking Pine First Edition Numbered George Moore Maillol Paper

Price: £200.00

The first edition of George Moore's The Talking Pine. A limited edition, numbered 348 of 500 hand-set and printed on Maillol paper.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist....

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1931 Vergil The Georgics of Vergil Translated By R D Blackmore Ltd Edition Illus
1931 Vergil The Georgics of Vergil Translated By R D Blackmore Ltd Edition Illus

Price: £120.00

An limited edition of this translation of the Georgics, illustrated by Edward Carrick.The second major work by the greatest Latin poet, attractively presented in a large paper edition.The work is from the limited edition but is...

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1931 William Shenstone Poet Monro Purkis Illus Very Scarce First Edition Signed
1931 William Shenstone Poet Monro Purkis Illus Very Scarce First Edition Signed

Price: £90.00

A very scarce signed first edition of this biography on the poet William Shenstone, illustrated throughout. The first edition of this work. Signed by the author to the recto to the front endpaper,...

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1931 Woodward Five and Forty Examples of the Epigram Sepulchral GREEK POETRY
1931 Woodward Five and Forty Examples of the Epigram Sepulchral GREEK POETRY

Price: £29.99

A scarce collection of fragments of Greek poetry pertaining to the burial of the dead, and odes to lost loved ones. Translated, edited and collected by the Reverend G. R. Woodward, Cambridge Classical scholar and vicar. Containing...

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1932 Lovely Daughter Love Poems E Fish Colour Plates Scarce Limited Edition
1932 Lovely Daughter Love Poems E Fish Colour Plates Scarce Limited Edition

Price: £140.00

A beautifully illustrated copy of this anthology of seventeenth-century poetry. With numerous colour plates throughout by Vera Willoughby. Number 589 of 999 limited copies. Containing poems by Cowley, Sedley, Hookes, Cavendish...

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1932 Lyra Celtica Anthology Representative Celtic Poetry Edit Sharp And Matthay
1932 Lyra Celtica Anthology Representative Celtic Poetry Edit Sharp And Matthay

Price: £19.99

Lyra Celtica An Anthology Of Representative Celtic Poetry edited by Elizabeth Amelia Sharp and J. Matthay, with Introduction and Notes By William Sharp. William Sharp (1855 - 1905) was a Scottish writer, of poetry and literary biography...

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1932 News From the Mountain Richard Church Signed First Edition
1932 News From the Mountain Richard Church Signed First Edition

Price: £95.00

The first edition of this collection of poetry from Richard Church. Ink inscription to front free-endpaper reads, 'In friendship to Beth Hogg. Richard Church'.

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1932 Washington the Nation Builder by Edwin Markham Signed by the Author Poem
1932 Washington the Nation Builder by Edwin Markham Signed by the Author Poem

Price: £125.00

A broadside poem by Edwin Markham, with an ink inscription by the author: "Your friend, Edwin markham. Staten Island, NY." The poem was written at the request of the Bicentennial Commission at Washington D. C., for distribution...

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1932 Washington the Nation Builder Poem by Edwin Markham Signed by the Author
1932 Washington the Nation Builder Poem by Edwin Markham Signed by the Author

Price: £125.00

A broadside poem by Edwin Markham, with an ink inscription by the author: "Your friend, Edwin markham. Staten Island, NY." The poem was written at the request of the Bicentennial Commission at Washington D. C., for distribution...

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1933 Edith Sitwell's Five Variations On A Theme With Dustwrapper First Edition
1933  Edith Sitwell's Five Variations On A Theme With Dustwrapper First Edition

Price: £59.99

A volume of poetry by Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964) who was a British poet and critic. She published poetry continuously from 1913, some of it abstract and set to music. With her dramatic style and exotic costumes, she was sometimes...

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1933 2Vol Poems of Charles Churchill Edited by James Laver Limited Edition
1933 2Vol Poems of Charles Churchill Edited by James Laver Limited Edition

Price: £99.99

A set of poetical anthologies from poet and satirist, Charles Churchill. Limited edition, being number 326 of 600. Featuring a frontispiece William Hogarth's 1763 cartoon targeting Churchill, to volume two. Churchill's satire...

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1933 Arne Garborg Haugtussa Epic Poetry Norwegian Fairy Maid Uncommon Binding
1933 Arne Garborg Haugtussa Epic Poetry Norwegian Fairy Maid Uncommon Binding

Price: £40.00

An attractively bound copy of this work by Arne Garborg.In the original Norwegian.Haugtussa is an epic circle of poems following the adventures of a central female character who is referred to as Haugtussa, meaning Fairy Maid, for...

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1933 Five Variations On A Theme By Edith Sitwell First Edition With Dust Wrapper
1933 Five Variations On A Theme By Edith Sitwell First Edition With Dust Wrapper

Price: £79.99

A volume of poetry by Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell DBE (7 September 1887 - 9 December 1964) who was a British poet and critic, eldest of the three literary Sitwells. First edition. Sitwell published poetry continuously from 1913,...

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1933 Five Variations on A Theme Edith Sitwell Poetry First Edition
1933 Five Variations on A Theme Edith Sitwell Poetry First Edition

Price: £79.99

A short collection of poems from Edith Sitwell First edition. Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell DBE (7 September 1887 9 December 1964) was a British poet and critic, eldest of the three literary Sitwells. Edith published poetry continuously...

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1933 In Memoriam A H H Alfred Lord Tennyson Nonesuch Press Edition Arthur Hallam
1933 In Memoriam A H H Alfred Lord Tennyson Nonesuch Press Edition Arthur Hallam

Price: £88.00

A beautiful edition of Lord Tennyson's requiem. Written in memory of his fellow poet, and friend, Arthur Henry Hallam. Published by the Nonesuch press, a private press which specialised in limited editions, printed to appear...

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1933 Ladies Mistakes A Stitch in Time Love's Progress Laver Nonesuch Press
1933 Ladies Mistakes A Stitch in Time Love's Progress Laver Nonesuch Press

Price: £38.00

A collection of poetry by James Laver.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.Lacking original dustwrapper.Illustrated, with nine illustrations by Thomas Lowinsky. Lowinsky...

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1933 The Eaten Heart Richard Aldington First Edition Poetry Philip Son & Nephew
1933 The Eaten Heart Richard Aldington First Edition Poetry Philip Son & Nephew

Price: £24.00

The first edition of this poetry collection by Richard Aldington.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.Without dustwrapper.Richard Aldington was and english writer and...

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1933 Winter Harvest By Andrew Young First Edition Nonesuch Press
1933 Winter Harvest By Andrew Young First Edition Nonesuch Press

Price: £29.99

Winter Harvest is a collection of poems by Andrew John Young (1885 - 1971), a Scottish poet and clergyman. His status as a poet was recognised quite late and he received the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1952. First edition. His...

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1933-1938 3vol The Manyosu J L Pierson Translation Manyoshu Poetry Japanese
1933-1938 3vol The Manyosu J L Pierson Translation Manyoshu Poetry Japanese

Price: £55.00

Three books of an English translation of the Manyoshu.The Manyoshu or Mayosu, is the oldest existing collection of Japanese poetry. The work was compiled some time after 759 A D during the Nara Period. The anthology is one of the most...

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1934 Wine From These Grapes Edna St. Vincent MILLAY
1934  Wine From These Grapes  Edna St. Vincent MILLAY

Price: £33.99

A first UK edition of Wine From These Grapes by Edna St. Vincent Millay. Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering. Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1892  1950, was an American lyrical poet and playwright and the first woman to...

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1934 A Book of Ballads Poetry H M Brock Illustrated Collection Anthology
1934 A Book of Ballads Poetry H M Brock Illustrated Collection Anthology

Price: £70.00

A collection of poetical works by Beverley Nichols. Illustrated throughout, by H M Brock. Containing ballads such as 'Mandalay', 'Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne', 'The Heir of Linne' and 'Sir...

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1934 Balderdash Ballads Rhymes Music And Drawings By J R Monsell First Edition
1934 Balderdash Ballads Rhymes Music And Drawings By J R Monsell First Edition

Price: £18.99

Balderdash Ballads is a collection of rhymes, music and drawings by J. R. Monsell. First edition. Colourfully illustrated with drawings in several colours and with sheet music with words to some of the ballads. Ballads include...

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1934 Book of Old Ballads Beverley Nichols Illus. Brock
1934 Book of Old Ballads Beverley Nichols Illus. Brock

Price: £39.99

A colour illustrated and decorative collection of ballads and poetry. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. John Beverley Nichols, 1898 - 1983, was an English writer. Henry Matthew Brock, 1875 - 1960, was an English...

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1934 Edwin Eliott Willoughby A Printer of Shakespeare Manuscript Mark Jeoffroy
1934 Edwin Eliott Willoughby A Printer of Shakespeare Manuscript Mark Jeoffroy

Price: £475.00

A first edition of this work on Shakespeare. Uncommon with the dustwrapper. Edwin Willoughby was a librarian and academic who established himself as an internationally renowned scholar on the printing of Shakespeare and the history...

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1934 Pied Piper Of Hamelin By Browning Illustrated Rackham DUSTWRAPPER FIRST ED
1934 Pied Piper Of Hamelin By Browning Illustrated Rackham DUSTWRAPPER FIRST ED

Price: £625.00

A beautiful illustrated edition with unclipped dustwrapper of Browning's poem from the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin with colour plates and black and white illustrations by Arthur Rackham. With illustrated endpapers. First...

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1935 365 Short Quotations from HORACE Limited Edition
1935 365 Short Quotations from HORACE Limited Edition

Price: £60.00

A limited edition copy of Naylor's collection of quotations from Horace Limited Edition number 170 of 215 Bound in quarter leather with marbled boards Quintus Horatius Flaccus, ( 65 BC    8 BC), known in the English-speaking...

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1935 John Masefield The Collected Poems Enlarged Edition Calf Binding Poetry
1935 John Masefield The Collected Poems Enlarged Edition Calf Binding Poetry

Price: £75.00

An attractively bound copy of the poems of John MasefieldThe fourth reprint of the 'New and Enlarged' edition.John Masefield was an English poet and writer and was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1930 until 1967. He is best...

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1935 Murder In The Cathedral T S Eliot Second Impression Verse Drama
1935 Murder In The Cathedral T S Eliot Second Impression Verse Drama

Price: £38.00

The first edition, second impression of T.S Eliot's verse drama.Murder in The Cathedral portrays the assassination of Archbishop Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170. For this work Eliot drew heavily on the writing of Edward...

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1935 Poetical Works Tennyson Globe Edition Fine Leather Binding Heatherdown Ascot
1935 Poetical Works Tennyson Globe Edition Fine Leather Binding Heatherdown Ascot

Price: £135.00

A lovely copy of the poetical works of Tennyson, rebound in a very attractive full tree calf binding, with gilt embellishment to the boards and spine and lovely marbled endpapers and text block. ...

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1935 Selected Poems of Coleridge Nonesuch Press Limited Ed Illustrated
1935 Selected Poems of Coleridge Nonesuch Press Limited Ed Illustrated

Price: £230.00

A beautifully designed edition of some of Coleridge's best poetry.Limited edition, number 159 of 500 copies printed onto Auvergne hand-made paper. The design of this text, the layout and the type was by Francis Meynell, the founder...

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1936 Selected Poems Edith Sitwell First Edition
1936 Selected Poems Edith Sitwell First Edition

Price: £22.00

The first edition of this collection of poetry from Edith Sitwell. Including Five Songs, Facade, Bucolic Comedies and more.

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1936 Selections from Modern Poets J C Squire Riviere Binding
1936 Selections from Modern Poets J C Squire Riviere Binding

Price: £110.00

A selection of writings from influential modern poets, bound by Riviere and Son. Fifth impression. Including poems from Wilfred Owen, Robert Graves, James Elroy Flecker and many others.

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1936 Verses AGNES MARY ALFORD Poetry FICTION
1936 Verses AGNES MARY ALFORD Poetry FICTION

Price: £39.99

Paper covered boards with paper labels to spine and front board. Inscribed to the front blank en dpaper; "With love and Christmas Greetings to Muriel from A.M.A" Collection of poems which includes; To the Miniature of Betty...

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1936-1937 5vol Herman Wildenvey Samlede Dikt Poetry Portrait Norwegian
1936-1937 5vol Herman Wildenvey Samlede Dikt Poetry Portrait Norwegian

Price: £125.00

A five volume set of the poems of Herman Wildenvey. Five volumes of six.Herman Wildenvey was one foremost prominent Norwegian poets of the twentieth century. He was a prolific author of his own poetry and also noted for translating...

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1937 Continual Dew Little Book of Bourgeois Verse Betjeman Dustwrapper First Ed
1937 Continual Dew Little Book of Bourgeois Verse Betjeman Dustwrapper First Ed

Price: £225.00

A first edition copy of John Betjeman's poetical works, held in the original dustwrapper. Written by John Betjeman the English poet and broadcaster, who served as the poet laureate of the United...

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1937 Crowning Year and Other POEMS Loyd Haberly LIMITED EDITION
1937 Crowning Year and Other POEMS Loyd Haberly LIMITED EDITION

Price: £350.00

A collections of poetry written and printed by Loyd Haberly in Stony Down, Corfe Mullen, Dorset. Loyd Haberly (18961981) was an American poet, letterpress printer, and educator. After studying at Reed College and Harvard, Haberly...

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1937 Ghost and Chorus Poems Dorothea Bussell Scarce Poetry
1937 Ghost and Chorus Poems Dorothea Bussell Scarce Poetry

Price: £85.00

A scarce collection of poetry from Dorothea Bussell.Including titles such as A Crier in the Lost City, October Morning, Florentine Lily and more.

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1937 Poems By Elizabeth Belloc Macmillan's Contemporary Poets First Paper Wraps
1937 Poems By Elizabeth Belloc Macmillan's Contemporary Poets First Paper Wraps

Price: £23.99

A scarce copy of Poems by Elizabeth Belloc in original paper wraps. Published as part of the Macmillan's Contemporary Poets series. First edition thus. Some of the poems included are: The Black Virgin of Sous-Terre, Chatres,...

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1937 Poems by Thomas Gray Eton Prize Private Printing Leaving Gift Illustrated
1937 Poems by Thomas Gray Eton Prize Private Printing Leaving Gift Illustrated

Price: £49.00

A nicely bound copy of Thomas Grays poetry.Privately printed for Eton college as a gift upon leaving. With an illustrated dedication page and vignette to the half title page.Contains many of Gray's famous odes, epitaphs and elegies...

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1937 Poems Wye Herefordshire District Chetwynd Anthology Little Dorothy Plain
1937 Poems Wye Herefordshire District Chetwynd Anthology Little Dorothy Plain

Price: £200.00

A very smart first edition collection of poems concerning the River Wye and Herefordshire. Written by T.H Chetwynd, the author such poems as Little Dorothy and Fleeting Vision, this collection presents a particularlyt idyllic...

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1937 Spain by W H Auden First Edition Poem
1937 Spain by W H Auden First Edition Poem

Price: £79.00

The first edition of this poem from W. H. Auden. Spain was written after his visit to the Spanish Civil War and regarded by some as one of the most important literary works in English to emerge from that war.

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1938 Decade Poems by V.A.L. For Eve With a Foreword by Fay Inchfawn
1938 Decade Poems by V.A.L. For Eve With a Foreword by Fay Inchfawn

Price: £99.99

A collection of poems, dedicated to "Eve". With a foreword by Fay Inchfawn. Author's presentation copy, inscribed to H.B.W. 25th March 1938, with the note " A slim successor to my "Cotswold Corn", mainly personal to Eve: republished...

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1938 Solitude by Vita Sackville-West First Edition Poetry
1938 Solitude by Vita Sackville-West First Edition Poetry

Price: £48.00

The first edition of this epic Modernist poem, by noted author Vita Sackville-West. With publisher's advertisements to the rear of the work. The first edition. Vita Sackville-West was an...

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1938 The Testament of Beauty by Robert BRIDGES
1938 The Testament of Beauty by Robert BRIDGES

Price: £36.99

A half vellum hardback with marbled boards. A nice clean copy of Bridge's The Testament of beauty for which he received the Order of Merit. Robert Seymour Bridges (1844 - 1930) was an English poet, and poet laureate from 1913 to...

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1938 The Testament of Beauty Robert Bridges Frontispiece
1938 The Testament of Beauty Robert Bridges Frontispiece

Price: £27.00

A long philosophical poem by Robert Bridges. With a tissue-guarded frontispiece of the author. Despite being made poet laureate in 1913, Bridges was never a very well-known poet and only achieved his great popularity shortly before...

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1939 Cowper Poetry and Prose with Essays Hazlitt and Bagehot First Edition
1939 Cowper Poetry and Prose with Essays Hazlitt and Bagehot First Edition

Price: £295.00

A smartly bound anthology of works from William Cowper. Featuring a frontispiece of William Cowper, from a portrait by George Romney. With essays by Hazlitt and Bagehot, with an introduction and notes by Humphrey S. Milford. Bound...

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1939 Huntsman, What Quarry MILLAY 1st Ed.
1939 Huntsman, What Quarry MILLAY 1st Ed.

Price: £27.99

A first edition of Huntsman, What Quarry by Edna St. Vincent Millay. Bound in cloth with paper-covered boards. First edition. Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1892  1950, was an American lyrical poet and playwright and the first...

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1939 On the Frontier Auden Isherwood First Edition Second Impression Dustwrapper
1939 On the Frontier Auden Isherwood First Edition Second Impression Dustwrapper

Price: £40.00

A first edition second impression copy of the third and final play in the Auden-Isherwood collaboration, complete with original unclipped dustwrapper. Wystan Hugh Auden was an English-American...

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1939 The Still Centre Stephen Spender Poetry Collection First Edition Wrapper
1939 The Still Centre Stephen Spender Poetry Collection First Edition Wrapper

Price: £80.00

A collection of poetry by Stephen Spender.First Edition.Held in original unclipped dustwrapper. Stephen Spender was an English poet, novelist and essayist. Thematically, Spender focused mostly on social injustice and the class struggle...

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1940 John Betjeman Old Lights for New Chancels Poetry Dustwrapper First
1940 John Betjeman Old Lights for New Chancels Poetry Dustwrapper First

Price: £120.00

A first edition of Betjeman's Old Lights for New Chancels: Verses Topographical and Amatory.John Betjeman (1906 1984) was an English poet, writer and broadcaster who described himself in Who's Who as a "poet and hack". He was Poet...

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1940 Old Lights for New Chancels John Betjeman First Edition Verses
1940 Old Lights for New Chancels John Betjeman First Edition Verses

Price: £175.00

A first edition of this collection of poetry by John Betjeman.A topographical and amatory collection of verses by English poet John Betjeman, who was Poet Laureate from 1972 until his death in 1984.

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1940 Poems New and Old Edith Sitwell First Edition Dustwrapper Anthology
1940 Poems New and Old Edith Sitwell First Edition Dustwrapper Anthology

Price: £42.00

An anthology of Edith Sitwell's poetry.First edition.Held in original dustwrapper.This work has a wide selection of Sitwell's poetry, from some of her best known works to her latest lyrics at the time of publication.Sitwell was known...

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1941 Collected POEMS James Elroy FLECKER John SQUIRE
1941 Collected POEMS James Elroy FLECKER John SQUIRE

Price: £119.99

The juvenilia and later poems of this English writer, who was influenced by the Parnassian poets. The seventeenth edition. With a bookbinder's stamp for Hatchard's, Picadilly, to the verso of the front free-endpaper. Featuring...

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1941 This Springing Wilderness Poems of Uganda Stella Wood Geoffrey Masefield
1941 This Springing Wilderness Poems of Uganda Stella Wood Geoffrey Masefield

Price: £150.00

This is a scarce collection of poetry of and about Uganda.With an introduction by Denis Herbert and a frontispiece by Margaret Trowell.

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1942 Ode to France Charles Morgan Signed Limited Edition War Poem First Edition
1942 Ode to France Charles Morgan Signed Limited Edition War Poem First Edition

Price: £120.00

A limited edition print of Charles Morgan's Ode To France.Printed the same year as the first edition, this is number 88 of the three hundred and fifty signed copies printed on mould-made paper. Charles Morgan's signature...

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1942 Ruins and Visions First Edition First Impression Anthology Stephen Spender
1942 Ruins and Visions First Edition First Impression Anthology Stephen Spender

Price: £90.00

An anthology of poetry by celebrated poet Stephen Spender.The first edition of this collection.With original unclipped dustwrapper.Thematically, Spender dealt with social injustice and the class struggle through his works. He wrote...

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1942 T S Eliot Little Gidding First Edition Poetry Poem Quartets
1942 T S Eliot Little Gidding First Edition Poetry Poem Quartets

Price: £125.00

The first edition of this poem by T.S Eliot, being the fourth and final installment of his 'Four Quartets' series, which discusses time, perspective, humanity and salvation. This poem expresses...

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1942 The Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold Illustrated Frontispiece
1942 The Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold Illustrated Frontispiece

Price: £45.00

A very smart collection of Matthew Arnold's poetry with an introduction by Sir A.T Quiller-CouchWith an illustrated frontispiece.Arnold was an English poet and cultural critic who also worked as an inspector at schools. He was elected...

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1943 Out of Seir Poetry E M Almedingen Signed First Edition
1943 Out of Seir Poetry E M Almedingen Signed First Edition

Price: £75.00

A signed first edition of this poem by E. M. Almedingen.Signed by Almedingen to title page.

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1944 Green Song and Other Poems Edith Sitwell First Edition
1944 Green Song and Other Poems Edith Sitwell First Edition

Price: £30.00

The first edition of this collection of poetry from Edith Sitwell. Including Green Song, One Day in Spring, Invocation and more.

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1944 Green Song and Other Poems Edith Sitwell First Edition Dustwrapper Poetry
1944 Green Song and Other Poems Edith Sitwell First Edition Dustwrapper Poetry

Price: £60.00

A collection of poems by Edith Sitwell.First edition.With original unclipped dustwrapper.Edith Sitwell was a British poet and critic. She was the eldest of the three literary Sitwells.

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1945 Aage Berntsen Ungkarlens Visebog og Aegtemandens Salmebog Udvalgte Vers
1945 Aage Berntsen Ungkarlens Visebog og Aegtemandens Salmebog Udvalgte Vers

Price: £145.00

A collection of hymns based on Hungarian ballads by Aage Berntsen.Aage Berntsen was a Danish fencer, poet, doctor and artist. He is famous for having competed in five events at the 1920 Summer Olympics, however his poetry is also very...

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1945 The Collected Poems of Richard Spender War Poet WWII Captain Parachute Reg
1945 The Collected Poems of Richard Spender War Poet WWII Captain Parachute Reg

Price: £29.00

A collection of poetry by Richard Spender.Third impression of this work, which was first published in September 1944. With a portrait frontispiece of Spender.This is a collection of wartime poetry by Captain Richard Spender of the...

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1946 Adam and Eve and Us Hardiman Scott Limited Edition Poetry Signed
1946 Adam and Eve and Us Hardiman Scott Limited Edition Poetry Signed

Price: £50.00

A limited edition copy of these poems from Hardiman Scott. Illustrated with vignettes in the text.Numbered 438 of 1200 copies, and signed by the author.

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1946 Casa Vazia Silva Tavares Signed Limited Edition Scarce
1946 Casa Vazia Silva Tavares Signed Limited Edition Scarce

Price: £265.00

A scarce and smartly bound poetical work from Silva Tavares. Written in Portuguese. Inscribed and signed by the author. Limited edition, number two of the original ten printed. Featuring illustrated endpapers in colour. ...

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1946 Clausentum Arlott Ayrton Illustrated First Edition
1946 Clausentum Arlott Ayrton Illustrated First Edition

Price: £50.00

A charming collection of sonnets by John Arlott, accompanied with drawings by Michael Ayrton. Inspired by the poet and artist's visit to Clausentum, a Roman settlement situated in modern-day...

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1946 O G And Other Ogres First Ed R Reynolds Quentin Crisp Signed
1946 O G And Other Ogres First Ed R Reynolds Quentin Crisp Signed

Price: £140.00

The first edition of this poetry anthology by Reginald Reynolds. Held in original unclipped dustwrapper. Signed by the author to the title page, 'Miss Eldridge's Copy, signed with much pride...

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1946 Poems by Thomas Gray Eton College Prize Presentation Riccardi Press Vellum
1946 Poems by Thomas Gray Eton College Prize Presentation Riccardi Press Vellum

Price: £64.99

An attractive prize presentation copy of the poems of Thomas Gray. Privately printed for Eton College at the Riccardi Press. Gray was an Etonian himself, and this volume includes his "Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College". A...

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1946 Poems Vivian de Sola Pinto Christmas Limited Edition Irene de Sola Pinto
1946 Poems Vivian de Sola Pinto Christmas Limited Edition Irene de Sola Pinto

Price: £145.00

A very scarce, limited edition pamphlet containing two poems by D H Lawrence scholar, Vivan de Sola Pinto. These two poems, 'Memory' and 'Six Oclock News' were published as a Christmas card/gift...

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1946 SALAMAN AND ABSAL Nur ad-Din Abd ar-Rahman JAMI
1946 SALAMAN AND ABSAL Nur ad-Din Abd ar-Rahman JAMI

Price: £69.99

 A well- presented and beautifully illustrated version of this classic Persian poem. Edition limited to only one thousand copies. Featuring eight colour plates and an illustrated titlepage by E.A. Cox. Printed on...

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1946 The Garden Vita Sackville-West Signed Limited Edition Scarce Dustwrapper
1946 The Garden Vita Sackville-West Signed Limited Edition Scarce Dustwrapper

Price: £200.00

A signed limited editon copy of this poetical work by Vita Sackville-West, presented in the very scarce original dustwrapper. Limited edition of seven hundred and fifty copies, of which this...

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1946 The Poet's Cat An Anthology Mona Gooden Signed Limited Edition
1946 The Poet's Cat An Anthology Mona Gooden Signed Limited Edition

Price: £140.00

A charming limited edition anthology of cat poems Number 24 of 110 copies, of which 100 were available for sale. Signed by Mona and Stephen Gooden. An anthology of 70 poems on the theme of...

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1946 The Poetical Works of Rupert Brooke Geoffrey Keynes
1946 The Poetical Works of Rupert Brooke Geoffrey Keynes

Price: £19.99

A poetical anthology containing the works of poet Rupert Brooke. Fifth impression of the first edition. With two plates depicting Rupert Brooke, from illustrations by Jacques and Gwen Raverat.

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1946 We Happy Few An Anthology by Owen Rutter John O'Connor Limited Edition
1946 We Happy Few An Anthology by Owen Rutter John O'Connor Limited Edition

Price: £115.00

An anthology of poetry and prose on the subjects of Britain at war, at sea and in the air. Limited edition, hand-numbered 191 of 750 copies. With eleven engravings by John O'Connor.

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1947 Message Poetique du Symbolisme Guy Michaud French Poetry
1947 Message Poetique du Symbolisme Guy Michaud French Poetry

Price: £35.00

A interesting limited edition work in three parts by the literary critic, Guy Michaud. One volume, in three parts. Limited edition. The titles of the three parts translate into English...

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1947 Poems by Robert E Key Nature Poems Uncommon
1947 Poems by Robert E Key Nature Poems Uncommon

Price: £15.00

A collection of poems by Robert E KeyInlcudes many poems focussing on the natural world such as Seascape.

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1947 TESTAMENT of BEAUTY Robert Bridges POETRY
1947 TESTAMENT of BEAUTY Robert Bridges POETRY

Price: £21.99

White hard back binding with gilt titles to spine and front board. Robert Seymour Bridges, OM, (October 23, 1844 April 21, 1930) was an English poet, holder of the honour of poet laureate from 1913. Bridges was known for his technical...

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1947 The Bells of Great Rollright Montague J Rendall Private Circulation First
1947 The Bells of Great Rollright Montague J Rendall Private Circulation First

Price: £49.99

A privately printed collection of poetry from Montague J. Rendall. Tipped-in business card of the author with author's inscription to front pastedown.

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1948 A G Prys-Jones Green Places Poems of Wales First Signed Personal Letter
1948 A G Prys-Jones Green Places Poems of Wales First Signed Personal Letter

Price: £120.00

A first edition of A G Prys-Jones' Green Places.As well as a personal inscription and signature from the author to the owner, fellow poet Helen Spalding, there is an accompanying letter praising a lecture by Spalding. 

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1948 Selected Poems Sir John Squire Anthology First Edition With Dustwrapper
1948 Selected Poems Sir John Squire Anthology First Edition With Dustwrapper

Price: £35.00

A collection of poems by Sir John Squire.With portrait frontispiece of Squire.First edition with the scarce dustwrapper in a very good

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1949 Georgian Love Songs HADFIELD Limited Ed R WHISTLER
1949 Georgian Love Songs HADFIELD Limited Ed R WHISTLER

Price: £125.00

A lavish collection of poetry from the Cupid Press. Limited edition: hand-numbered 299 of 660 copies. Top edge gilt and other edges untrimmed. With six collotype plates from drawings by Rex Whistler, protected by unbound...

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1949 Sonnets pour L'aube Par Armand Godoy
1949 Sonnets pour L'aube Par Armand Godoy

Price: £39.99

Sonnets for the Dawn, a collection of poetry featuring on romantic landscapes and peaceful poetry. Armand Godoy, born in Havana (Cuba) in 1880 and died in Paris in 1964, is a symbolist poet of Cuban origin. Deeply attached to the...

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1949 The Canticle of the Rose Selected Poem 1920-47 First Edition Edith Sitwell
1949 The Canticle of the Rose Selected Poem 1920-47 First Edition Edith Sitwell

Price: £60.00

A collection of poetry by Edith Sitwell.The first edition.These work showcase the poetical career of Edith Sitwell. There are some poems from her early days such as 'Facade' which comprises of abstract poems as well as many later works....

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1949 The Poetical Works of Robert Browning Complete 1833-1868 and Shorter Poems
1949 The Poetical Works of Robert Browning Complete 1833-1868 and Shorter Poems

Price: £20.00

A nicely bound copy of Robert Browning's poetry. The Oxford edition, published by Geoffrey Cumberlege for Oxford University Press.Robert Browning was one of the foremost Victorian poets. Noted for his mastery of the dramatic monologue...

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1949 WILLIAM ADDISON Ettrick Verse 1st SIGNED Wrapper
1949 WILLIAM ADDISON Ettrick Verse 1st SIGNED Wrapper

Price: £33.99

Publisher's blue cloth binding with gilt details to spine.  In scarce paper wrapper. The first edition of Addison's poetical work inscribed to the front blank end paper "To Dr Jay williams, with Kindest Regards from William...

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1950 Harold's Leap Stevie Smith First Edition Dustwrapper Illustrated
1950 Harold's Leap Stevie Smith First Edition Dustwrapper Illustrated

Price: £45.00

An illustrated first edition of poetry by Stevie Smith.With illustrations in the text by the author.

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1950 RESTORATION LOVE SONGS John HADFIELD Rex Whistler FIRST LIMITED EDITION
1950 RESTORATION LOVE SONGS John HADFIELD Rex Whistler FIRST LIMITED EDITION

Price: £225.00

A collection of Restoration Love Songs edited by John Hadfield, edited by John Hadfield. Includes a fold-out frontispiece with blue and grey ink and plates and illustrations throughout. A first edition limited copy, this...

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1950 The Poetical Works of John Keats H Buxton Forman Editor Romanticism
1950 The Poetical Works of John Keats H Buxton Forman Editor Romanticism

Price: £35.00

The complete poetical works of John Keats.In original quarter lambskin binding and held in original slipcase.With extensive footnotes acknowledging other editions and variations of Keats' poetry.With a memoir introduction as well as...

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