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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 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 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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1942 Time To Go
1942 Time To Go

Price: £490.00

A unique example of this poetical work, being a presentation copy from the author to Poet Laureate John Masefield and containing Masefield's annotations throughout and with his bookplate to front pastedown. Complete in...

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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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1944 Tewkesbury Abbey and Other Poems
1944 Tewkesbury Abbey and Other Poems

Price: £40.00

A very scarce copy of this charming collection of poetry by John Richard Keble; signed and dedicated by the author. A very scarce copy, with only two copies held at Oxford University and the...

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1944 The Axe In The Wood Clifford Dyment Poetry Dustwrapper First Edition
1944 The Axe In The Wood Clifford Dyment Poetry Dustwrapper First Edition

Price: £34.00

A uncommon collection of poetry by Clifford Dyment, held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. First edition. In the publisher's original cloth binding, held in the scarce unclipped dustwrapper....

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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 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 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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1947 The Shadow of Cain Edith Sitwell First Edition Poetry Dustwrapper
1947 The Shadow of Cain Edith Sitwell First Edition Poetry Dustwrapper

Price: £45.00

A first edition copy of this work of poetry written by Edith Sitwell. A lovely example of this work of poetry by Edith Sitwell. In the publisher's original binding, this handsome volume is...

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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 William Wordsworth Thomas Hutchinson Zaehnsdorf
1950 The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth Thomas Hutchinson Zaehnsdorf

Price: £150.00

An attractive edition of the poetical works of Wordsworth.With an introduction and notes, edited by Thomas Hutchinson and revised by Ernest de Selincourt.

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1951 E M Rudland Signed Ballads of Old Birmingham and Neighbourhood Dustwrapper
1951 E M Rudland Signed Ballads of Old Birmingham and Neighbourhood Dustwrapper

Price: £68.00

A signed edition of poetry by E M Rudland.Signed with E M Rudlands kind regards.The first thus with fifty eight additional poems and an introduction by Allardyce Nicoll.

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1951 Peter Morris Green Editor Poetry From Cambridge 1947-1950 Collection Poetry
1951 Peter Morris Green Editor Poetry From Cambridge 1947-1950 Collection Poetry

Price: £48.00

A scarce first edition of this collection of poetry from Cambridge University.Covering the years 1947-1950, the anthology contains work from 35 Cambridge poets and is edited and introduced by Peter Morris Green.

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1951 The Lost River Lawrence P Spingarn First Edition Poetry Selected Verse
1951 The Lost River Lawrence P Spingarn First Edition Poetry Selected Verse

Price: £22.00

A collection of poetry by Lawrence P Spingarn.These selected works are from his well known works Rococo Summer and The Lost River. Spingarn mostly wrote on the countryside and penned many farm poems, several on the people of  New...

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1951 The Vision James Faulkner Author's Presentation Copy Limited Ed Very Scarce
1951 The Vision James Faulkner Author's Presentation Copy Limited Ed Very Scarce

Price: £750.00

A limited edition very scarce copy of this charming collection of poetry by James Faulkner, in a smart signed binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, an author's presentation copy. A very scarce...

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1951-58 2Vol Poesies de Verlaine Dessins de Seurat Poesies de Lamartine French
1951-58 2Vol Poesies de Verlaine Dessins de Seurat Poesies de Lamartine French

Price: £98.00

A two volume illustrated collection of poetry from famous French poets.Poetry by Lamartine is illustrated by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, a French landscape and portrait painter.Poetry by Verlaine is illustrated by Georges-Pierre...

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1952 Key to Modern Poetry Lawrence Durrell First Edition
1952 Key to Modern Poetry Lawrence Durrell First Edition

Price: £39.99

A first edition of this poetical anthology from Lawrence Durrell. Peter Porter, in his introduction to a Selected Poems, writes of Durrell as a poet: "One of the best of the past hundred years. And one of the most enjoyable."...

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1952 Low's Company Fifty Portraits David Low Helen Spalding L A G Strong 1st Ed
1952 Low's Company Fifty Portraits David Low Helen Spalding L A G Strong 1st Ed

Price: £38.00

A first edition copy of this work celebrating the artist talents of the cartoonist and caricaturist David Low. A collection of caricatures by the artist David Low. Low's illustrations are...

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1952 The Diverting History of John Gilpin William Cowper Ronald Searle Ltd Ed
1952 The Diverting History of John Gilpin William Cowper Ronald Searle Ltd Ed

Price: £64.99

An illustrated edition of William Cowper's poem The Diverting History of John Galpin. With illustrations to every page by Ronald Searle. Limited to 1,600 copies. The illustrations were originally made for a filmin the 'Poet and...

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1952 The Fanfarlo and Other Works First Edition First Impression Muriel Spark
1952 The Fanfarlo and Other Works First Edition First Impression Muriel Spark

Price: £80.00

A collection of verse by Muriel Spark.First edition.In original paper wraps.The Fanfarlo is a symbolist ballad. It is also the earliest of a set of satirical pieces in prose and verse developed by Spark using lines and phrases from...

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1952 The Songs of Duncan Ban Macintyre by Angus Macleod First Edition
1952 The Songs of Duncan Ban Macintyre by Angus Macleod First Edition

Price: £99.99

A first edition of this collected volume of poetry by Duncan Ban Macintyre. "Duncan Ban Macintyre ranks high among the eighteenth century Gaelic poets. His descriptive poetry has always been admired, and his songs are still...

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1953 Ballades and Other Verse by H S Mackintosh First Edition Signed
1953 Ballades and Other Verse by H S Mackintosh First Edition Signed

Price: £37.00

A signed first edition of poetry by H.S. Mackintosh.With an ink inscription by the author to John Foster.

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1953 Henry WINSLOW Poems FIRST scarce
1953 Henry WINSLOW Poems FIRST scarce

Price: £275.00

A first and only edition of this collection of poetry. Divided into poems and sonnets. 'Henry Winslow trained in Paris as an architect at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, became a painter in tempera and water colour, exhibiting in London...

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1953 The Crown and The Laurel
1953 The Crown and The Laurel

Price: £20.00

A very scarce collection of poetry written by A. E. Johnson, including poems titled 'To Elizabeth the Queen', and 'When Will Shakespeare Went Awooing' among others. First edition. A collection...

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1953 The Diverting History of John Gilpin William Cowper Ronald Searle Illus
1953 The Diverting History of John Gilpin William Cowper Ronald Searle Illus

Price: £21.99

An illustrated edition of William Cowper's poem The Diverting History of John Galpin. With illustrations to every page by Ronald Searle.

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1954 George MacBeth A Form of Words First Edition
1954 George MacBeth A Form of Words First Edition

Price: £150.00

A first edition of MacBeth's A Form of Words.This edition is limited to 150 copies of which this is No. 7.With the original glassine wrap.George Mann MacBeth (1932 1992) was a Scottish poet and novelist.

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1954 Selected Poems
1954 Selected Poems

Price: £5,750.00

The first Faber and Faber edition of this T.S Eliot poetry collection. Signed by Eliot to the title page, this work is in the original dustwrapper and remains in a smart

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1954 Sirmione Peninsula Stephen Spender Illustrated Lynton Lamb Envelope
1954 Sirmione Peninsula Stephen Spender Illustrated Lynton Lamb Envelope

Price: £28.00

A first edition copy of the poem 'Sirmione Peninsula' by Stephen Spender, held in the original envelope. In the publisher's original binding, held in the original envelope. A poem by Stephen...

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1954 Stephen Vincent Benet John Brown's Body Illustrations Kredel And Chappell
1954 Stephen Vincent Benet John Brown's Body Illustrations Kredel And Chappell

Price: £17.99

John Brown's Body by Stephen Vincent Benet. This edition has illustrations by Fritz Kredel and Warren Chappell. With an introduction by Henry Seidel Canby.John Brown's Body (1928) is an epic American poem written by Stephen Vincent...

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1954 The Other Wing Louis Macneice Michael Ayrton Poetry Illustrated Envelope
1954 The Other Wing Louis Macneice Michael Ayrton Poetry Illustrated Envelope

Price: £30.00

A work of poetry by Louis Macneice is in excellent

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1955 Gleanings George Monatgu Earl of Sandwich First Edition Signed Presentation Copy
1955 Gleanings George Monatgu Earl of Sandwich First Edition Signed Presentation Copy

Price: £35.00

A signed first edition of this charming poetry collection. With an inscription by the author 'to John Kelly with Affection from the author, Sandwich' dated 1961. With the original dustwrapper. ...

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1955 The Hidden King Jonathan Griffin First Edition Dustwrapper
1955 The Hidden King Jonathan Griffin First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £40.00

A pleasing first edition copy of this fascinating poem for the stage, presented in the form of a trilogy, by Jonathan Griffin. This work is based on the myth of the disappearance of King Sebastian...

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1956 Collected Green Fingers a Present for a Good Gardener Reginald Arkell 1stEd
1956 Collected Green Fingers a Present for a Good Gardener Reginald Arkell 1stEd

Price: £24.99

A charming anthology of poetry surrounding the subjects of gardening and nature. First edition. Illustrated throughout by Eugene Hastian and Edgar Norfield, featuring the original illustrated dustwrapper.

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1957 Cecil Day Lewis Newborn Poetry Signed Helen Spalding Book Contract Images
1957 Cecil Day Lewis Newborn Poetry Signed Helen Spalding Book Contract Images

Price: £265.00

An envelope addressed to Helen Spalding, including a contract of agreement between herself and Methuan publishing agency, two black and white publicity photographs, and a copy of Cecil Day Lewis's The Newborn.The contract...

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1957 Words For the Wind Theodore Roethke With Poetry Book Soc Supplement FIRST
1957 Words For the Wind Theodore Roethke With Poetry Book Soc Supplement FIRST

Price: £250.00

A collection of poetry by Theodore Roethke, with a supplement pamphlet of collected poems of the Poetry Book Society. Both volumes are first editions. This edition of Words for the Wind preceded the first American edition by one...

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1958 Poems Roland Neville Pepper in Dustwrapper
1958 Poems Roland Neville Pepper in Dustwrapper

Price: £19.99

A collection of poetry from Roland Neville Pepper. Including titles such Sonnet on a Lady, Time's Secret, Light and many others.

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1958 The Idle Demon Richard Percival Lister Poems First Edition in Dustwrapper
1958 The Idle Demon Richard Percival Lister Poems First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £29.99

R P Lister's first anthology of poems. First edition. Most of the poems appeared in Punch, The Atlantic Monthly, or The New Yorker during the ten years prior to this book's publication.

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1958 The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer Kelmscott Chaucer J T Winterich Dustwrapper
1958 The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer Kelmscott Chaucer J T Winterich Dustwrapper

Price: £130.00

A profusely illustrated facsimile copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer, complete with numerous illustration throughout and a decorative blindstamped front board. This being a facsimile of the William...

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1958 Worst English Poets Compiled Adams Decorations Matthews First Dustwrapper
1958 Worst English Poets Compiled Adams Decorations Matthews First Dustwrapper

Price: £29.99

A humorous collection of poetry, The Worst English Poets compiled by Christopher Adams, with decorations by John R. Matthews in original dustwrapper. First edition. 'From the lower slopes of Parnassus, here are some of the...

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1959 Collected Poems J C Squire First Edition John Betjeman Preface Illustrated
1959 Collected Poems J C Squire First Edition John Betjeman Preface Illustrated

Price: £22.00

A collection of J C Squire's poetry.With a portrait frontispiece.First edition.In original cloth binding and held in price-clipped dustwrapper.With an introduction by John Betjeman. Sir John Betjeman was an English poet, writer...

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1960 A Song to David Christopher Smart J B Broadbent Limited Edition Dustwrapper
1960 A Song to David Christopher Smart J B Broadbent Limited Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £30.00

A limited edition copy of this poem from Christopher Smart.Printed in blue and black, and containing a coloured frontispiece. Limited to six hundred copies, of which this is number 220.

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1960 Summoned by Bells by John Betjeman First Edition Dustwrapper Poetry Illus
1960 Summoned by Bells by John Betjeman First Edition Dustwrapper Poetry Illus

Price: £30.00

A first edition of this autobiographical work by John Betjeman.With many charming vignette illustrations throughout.Written in blank verse, Summoned by Bells is Betjeman's autobiographical account of his life, from growing up...

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1961 The Bluebells and Other Verse John Masefield Poetry
1961 The Bluebells and Other Verse John Masefield Poetry

Price: £19.99

A first edition of this collection of poetry by John Masefield. Including The Bluebells, A Cry to Music, Ossian, John Grimaldi and many others.

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1961 The Re-Ordering of the Stones Jon Silkin First Ed Phoenix Living Poets Poem
1961 The Re-Ordering of the Stones Jon Silkin First Ed Phoenix Living Poets Poem

Price: £28.00

A collection of Jon Silkin's poetry.First edition.Published as a part of the 'Phoenix Living Poets' series from Chatto and Windus.Jon Silkin was a British poet. He wrote a number of works on the war poetry of World War I as well as...

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1962 Byron Gentry Voices of the Airways Dustwrapper Signed
1962 Byron Gentry Voices of the Airways Dustwrapper Signed

Price: £35.00

A rare signed copy of Voices of the Airways.Dedication on the front free-endpaper.An anthology of American poetry.

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1962 The Evans Country First Edition Uncommon Peter Apap Bologna
1962 The Evans Country First Edition Uncommon Peter Apap Bologna

Price: £125.00

The uncommon first edition of this collection of poems by Kingsley Amis. An uncommon copy of this collection of six poems. With the personal bookplate of noted Maltese author and biographer...

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1964 Goldensheep Keithe Baines Signed First Edition Dustwrapper
1964 Goldensheep Keithe Baines Signed First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £27.00

A scarce signed first edition of this collection of poetry by Keith Baines.Keith Baines was an English poet who fought in WWII before turning to poetry, publishing his work in periodicals.

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1964 Irish Gathering ROBIN SKELTON Poetry LIMITED FIRST
1964 Irish Gathering ROBIN SKELTON Poetry LIMITED FIRST

Price: £59.99

An attractive collection of Skelton's poetry. A first edition of five hundred copies. Robin Skelton (12 October 1925 22 August 1997) was a British-born academic, writer, poet, and anthologist. Born in Easington, Yorkshire, Skelton...

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1964 The Pepper Shaker Walter Hart Blumenthal Signed Presentation Copy LE
1964 The Pepper Shaker Walter Hart Blumenthal Signed Presentation Copy LE

Price: £115.00

The author's presentation copy of this limited edition collection of poetry, 'The Pepper Shaker'. This is a limited edition work of one hundred copies, printed at The Prairie Press in Iowa City,...

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1965 4vol Percy Society Early English Poetry Volumes XXVI XXVIII XXIX And XXX
1965 4vol Percy Society Early English Poetry Volumes XXVI XXVIII XXIX And XXX

Price: £89.99

A scarce set of reprint editions of Percy Society: Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages. Edited from Original Manuscripts and Scarce Publications. With decorative pieces and occasional illustrations...

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1965 Nature With Man Phoenix Living Poets Series John Silkin First Edition Wrap
1965 Nature With Man Phoenix Living Poets Series John Silkin First Edition Wrap

Price: £58.00

A collection of poetry by John Silkin.First edition.Published as a part of 'The Phoenix Living Poets' series.With original unclipped dustwrapper.John Silkin was a popular British poet who wrote a number of works on the war poetry of...

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1965 Poems by C Churchill Conference Deullist Farewell Volume II
1965 Poems by C Churchill Conference Deullist Farewell Volume II

Price: £79.99

A scarce copy of this collection of poems, Charles Churchill. Containing The Conference, The Candidate, Gotham (In Three Books), Farewell  and many others. Charles Churchill (February, 1732 4 November 1764), was an English poet...

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1965 Rhymes for The Irreverent E Y Harburg First Edition Illus S Chwast
1965 Rhymes for The Irreverent E Y Harburg First Edition Illus S Chwast

Price: £275.00

A signed, first edition of this collection of rhymes. Signed by the author to the half title page, with his name 'E Y Harburg'. Gift inscription to the recto of front endpaper from two individuals...

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1965 Verlaine Selected Poems RCD Perman Edited Clarendon French Series Decadent
1965 Verlaine Selected Poems RCD Perman Edited Clarendon French Series Decadent

Price: £22.00

A collection of Paul Verlaine's poetry.In the original French.Edited and with an introduction by R C D Perman.Verlaine was a French poet associated with the Decadent movement. He is often seen as the greatest representatives of the...

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1966 Frederick Manfred Winter Count Poems 1934-1965 Dedicated to Robert Graves
1966 Frederick Manfred Winter Count Poems 1934-1965 Dedicated to Robert Graves

Price: £110.00

A first edition of Manfred's Winter Count - Poems 1934 - 1965.With a dedication to English author Robert Graves, including a signed slip of paper addressed to Graves.Frederick Feikema Manfred (1912 1994) was a noted Western author....

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1966 Hortulus Walahfrid Strabo Raef Payne Wilfrid Blunt Facsimile Limited Ed
1966 Hortulus Walahfrid Strabo Raef Payne Wilfrid Blunt Facsimile Limited Ed

Price: £68.00

A lovely facsimile copy of Strabo's 'Hortulus', edited with a lengthy contextual introduction by Wilfrid Blunt. The first edition of this facsimile. Printed in a limited print-run of 1500 copies....

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1966 Selected Poems Louis Simpson First Edition Anthology Pulitzer Winning Poet
1966 Selected Poems Louis Simpson First Edition Anthology Pulitzer Winning Poet

Price: £58.00

A collection of Louis Simpson's poetry.First thus, the first edition of this particular collection.The majority of poems to this work have been previously published before this collection.Held in original, price-clipped dustwrapper.Simpson...

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1967 A Concordance to the Poetical and Dramatic Works of Tennyson Arthur E Baker
1967 A Concordance to the Poetical and Dramatic Works of Tennyson Arthur E Baker

Price: £29.99

An extensive dictionary of the vocabulary of Tennyson. Reprinted from the 1965 edition. Including the poems contained in the "Life of Alfred, Lord Tennyson" , and the "Suppressed Poems" , 1830-1868.

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1967 A Look Round the Estate Kingsley Amis First Edition Original Dustwrapper
1967 A Look Round the Estate Kingsley Amis First Edition Original Dustwrapper

Price: £39.99

A first edition of Kingsley Amis' poetical anthology A Look Round the Estate. Featuring the original illustrated dustwrapper designed by Leigh Taylor.

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1967 A Reverie of Bone and Other Poems
1967 A Reverie of Bone and Other Poems

Price: £95.00

An atmospheric collection of poetry from English writer and illustrator Mervyn Peake. This first edition collection of poetry by acclaimed writer and artists Mervyn Peake, is one of only 320...

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1967 Elegies Adonis POETRY Trypanis Chilmark SIGNED
1967 Elegies Adonis POETRY Trypanis Chilmark SIGNED

Price: £64.99

A black cloth hardback with publisher's glassine dustjacket. This edition is the second of the Clover Hill Editions of the Chilmark Press. This copy is number 365 of an edition limited to 450 and signed by the author. C....

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1967 Geoffrey's Chaucer's A.B.C. La Priere de Nostre Dame Scarce Limited Ed
1967 Geoffrey's Chaucer's A.B.C. La Priere de Nostre Dame Scarce Limited Ed

Price: £90.00

A scarce copy of this limited edition of Chaucer's 'A.B.C.' poem, written for Blanche of Lancaster. A scarce work. A limited edition work, being one of one-thousand copies printed in 1967....

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1967 Kingsley Amis A Look Round The Estate First Edition Dustwrapper
1967 Kingsley Amis A Look Round The Estate First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £44.00

The first edition of this collection of poetry by noted author Kingsley Amis. In the original unclipped dustwrapper designed by Leigh Taylor. Kingsley Amis was an English novelist, poet,...

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1967 The Lucidities Poems by Jonathan Williams John Furnival
1967 The Lucidities Poems by Jonathan Williams John Furnival

Price: £79.99

An attractive collection of poems by Jonathan Williams. With drawings by John Furnival on tipped-in foil plates. One of two hundred and eighty limited copies. Containing a loosely-inserted slip bearing the words 'With compliments...

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1968 A Look Round the Estate Kingsley Amis First US Edition Dustwrapper
1968 A Look Round the Estate Kingsley Amis First US Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £26.00

The first US edition of this charming collection of poetry by noted author Kingsley Amis. The work was first published in the UK the previous year. This collection Amis's poetry covers the...

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1968 Because of This and Other Poems Robin Skelton First Edition Anthology MICA
1968 Because of This and Other Poems Robin Skelton First Edition Anthology MICA

Price: £28.00

A collection of poems by Robin Skelton.The first edition.Published as a part of MICA poets series. This is number eight. In original paper wraps.Robin Skelton was a British academic, writer and poet. He was an authority on Irish literature...

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1968 Derivations by Robert Duncan Dustwrapper
1968 Derivations by Robert Duncan Dustwrapper

Price: £34.99

A collection of poetry including "A Song is a Game" and "An Interlude of Rare Beauty". Robert Duncan (1919 1988) was an American poet and a student of the Western esoteric tradition who spent most of his career in and around San...

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1968 Resolution Poems by Henry Erlich Prints by Eli Levin Illus Scarce
1968 Resolution Poems by Henry Erlich Prints by Eli Levin Illus Scarce

Price: £75.00

A scarce first edition of this poetry by Henry Elrich.With three prints by Eli Levin and one by Theodore Rose.

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1968 The Coherences Anselm Hollo Signed First Edition in Dustwrapper
1968 The Coherences Anselm Hollo Signed First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £60.00

A first edition of this collection of poetry by Anselm Hollo.Limited to one hundred copies printed on white Basingwerk Parchment, and signed by the author.

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1968 The First Decade Selected Poems 1940-1950 by Robert Duncan
1968 The First Decade Selected Poems 1940-1950 by Robert Duncan

Price: £49.99

A collection of Duncan's poetry dating from 1940 - 1950 including poems such as: "Portrait of Two Women" and "Recorso". Robert Duncan (January 7, 1919 February 3, 1988) was an American poet and a student of H.D. and the Western...

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1968-71 2vol S J Forrest E W Forrest Parson's Play Pen Saints and Sinods
1968-71 2vol S J Forrest E W Forrest Parson's Play Pen Saints and Sinods

Price: £40.00

Two volumes of humorous poetry by Reverend S J Forrest. Illustrated throughout by E W Forrest. Being 'Parson;s Play Pen' and 'Saints and Sinods'. Stanley Forrest was an Anglican reverend...

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1969 B-1 A Collection of Poems by Michael Chapman First Edition
1969 B-1 A Collection of Poems by Michael Chapman First Edition

Price: £44.99

A scarce copy of 'B-1; A Collection of Poems' by Michael Chapman. Bound in unusual yellow paper with green ink and contains a small autobiography to the back of the dustwrapper. First Editon.

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1969 Just Passing Through Philip Roberts Signed Limited Edition Robert Graves
1969 Just Passing Through Philip Roberts Signed Limited Edition Robert Graves

Price: £50.00

This is a signed limited edition collection of poetry by Philip Roberts.One of ten copies to be signed and numbered by Roberts, of which this is no. 5. With an ink inscription for Robert Graves.

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1969 Soft Jobs and Miracles Marnie Pomeroy Signed First Edition
1969 Soft Jobs and Miracles Marnie Pomeroy Signed First Edition

Price: £50.00

A scarce signed first edition of this collection of poetry by Marnie Pomeroy.Signed by Pomeroy to "Robert and Beryl" possibly to Robert and Beryl Graves.

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1970 Ends of Verse by Norman Power Signed Power Robert Graves First Edition
1970 Ends of Verse by Norman Power Signed Power Robert Graves First Edition

Price: £75.00

A scarce collection of poetry by Norman Sandiford Power.With an inscription to Robert Graves from the author.

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1970 Lessons of the War Henry Reed Limited Edition Poetry Poems
1970 Lessons of the War Henry Reed Limited Edition Poetry Poems

Price: £60.00

A limited edition publication of Henry Reed's well known poetry collection. This collection comprises of three poems that are parodies of basic army training in Britain during World War II....

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1970 The Sixth Sense Quivers Irene Dayton Signed by the Author
1970 The Sixth Sense Quivers Irene Dayton Signed by the Author

Price: £30.00

A signed first edition of this collection of poetry from Irene Dayton. Inscribed by Dayton to the Internation Poetry Society Library.

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1970-1 2vol Man Part One and Two Limited Ed Signed Ronald Duncan Illus Poetry
1970-1 2vol Man Part One and Two Limited Ed Signed Ronald Duncan Illus Poetry

Price: £75.00

A two volume set of Ronald Duncan poetical work 'Man' that attempts to bring together science and literature. Both volumes are first edition, limited edition and signed. Part one and two of...

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1971 2vol Tennyson In Lincoln Collections Research Centre N Campbell Dustwrapper
1971 2vol Tennyson In Lincoln Collections Research Centre N Campbell Dustwrapper

Price: £50.00

A two volume set of work being a extensive catalogue of objects and items linked to Tennyson, with the two volumes held in original dustwrappers. Each volumes are held in the original unclipped...

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1971 ADVERSARIES, THE And Other Poems MARY LASCELLES Presentation FIRST EDITION
1971 ADVERSARIES, THE And Other Poems MARY LASCELLES Presentation FIRST EDITION

Price: £69.99

A first edition presentation copy of 'The Adversaries and other Poems' by Mary Lascelles. Includes an ink inscription to the front free-endpaper from the author, simply stating 'Diana, from Mary'. One of one hundred and fifty copies...

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1971 Fiesta Melons Sylvia Plath Ted Hughes Illustrated
1971 Fiesta Melons Sylvia Plath Ted Hughes Illustrated

Price: £375.00

A limited edition collection of poetry by Sylvia Plath. Limited to 150 copies, and numbered 136.With many illustrations throughout. Designed and printed in May 1971 at the Rougement Press Exeter by Eric Cleave, and handbound by Alan...

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1971 Man Part Two Ronald Duncan Dustwrapper Limited Edition Signed Poetry
1971 Man Part Two Ronald Duncan Dustwrapper Limited Edition Signed Poetry

Price: £25.00

A first edition signed copy of Ronald Duncan's poetical work, held in the original dustwrapper. First edition. limited edition, signed by the author. Number 42 of 150. Held in the original...

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1972 Dear Illusion Kingsley Amis Signed Limited Edition 42/100
1972 Dear Illusion Kingsley Amis Signed Limited Edition 42/100

Price: £165.00

A limited edition copy of this short story, signed by Amis to the colophon. Limited edition of six hundred copies, of which one hundred are signed. This is number forty two. In this short...

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1972 Elegiacs BY John Mander Poetry Signed Presentation Copy Cecil Day-Lewis
1972 Elegiacs BY John Mander Poetry Signed Presentation Copy Cecil Day-Lewis

Price: £34.99

A limited edition of poetry by John Mander. An author's presentation copy, given to the Poet Laureate Cecil Day-Lewis. Inscribed by the author to front blank. This copy hand-numbered 46 of 100 and signed by the author.

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1972 In Noah's Wake Poems by Allan Block Signed Inscribed to Robert Graves
1972 In Noah's Wake Poems by Allan Block Signed Inscribed to Robert Graves

Price: £70.00

A signed first edition of this collection of poetry by Allan Block.Inscribed by the author "For Robert Graves in gratitude for poems of his"

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1972 Scorpion and Other Poems Stevie Smith Illus Patric Dickinson First Edition
1972 Scorpion and Other Poems Stevie Smith Illus Patric Dickinson First Edition

Price: £44.00

A collection of poems by Stevie Smith.First edition.Held in original unclipped dustwrapper. Illustrated throughout with numerous vignettes by the author.With an introduction by Patric Dickinson.Stevie Smith was a nickname for...

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1972 Selected Poems Mervyn Peake First Edition Dustwrapper Ex Library Copy
1972 Selected Poems Mervyn Peake First Edition Dustwrapper Ex Library Copy

Price: £22.00

A selection of Mervyn Peake's poetry.First edition.Held in original unclipped dustwrapper.Ex-Institutional Library with several stamps and evidence of library plate removal.Mervyn Peake was an English writer, artist, poet and...

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1973 Edwin Brock Potrait Poses Poems Collection Anthology Hardback
1973 Edwin Brock Potrait Poses Poems Collection Anthology Hardback

Price: £19.00

A very smart edition of this Edwin Brock poetry anthology. A self-taught British poet, Edwin Brock released ten volumes of poetry from 1959-1997, as well as an autobiography and a novel.

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1973 Philip Roberts Crux Poetry Illustrated Scarce
1973 Philip Roberts Crux Poetry Illustrated Scarce

Price: £55.00

A scarce collection of poetry by Philip Roberts.Philip Roberts is a Canadian poet who founded the Island Press of Australia in 1970.

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1973 The Church Bizarre Light Verse for Heavy Weather S J Forrest
1973 The Church Bizarre Light Verse for Heavy Weather S J Forrest

Price: £48.00

A collection of poetry by S J Forrest. Illustrated throughout by E W Forrest. Stanley Forrest was an Anglican reverend whose poetry relating to the church was humorous. He was often published...

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1974 Karl Frohlich's Frolicks With Scissars and Pen Madame De Chatelain Facsimile 1860
1974 Karl Frohlich's Frolicks With Scissars and Pen Madame De Chatelain Facsimile 1860

Price: £20.00

An English translation of these short lyrics by Karl Frohlich, illustrated throughout with beautiful silhouettes. Translated from the German of Frohlich by Madame de Chatelain. The rhymes...

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1974 Ronal Bottrall Poems 1955-1973 First Edition Author's Presentation Copy
1974 Ronal Bottrall Poems 1955-1973 First Edition Author's Presentation Copy

Price: £46.99

A first edition of this collection of poetry by Ronald Bottrall. A publisher's presentation copy, with an ink inscription to title page: "To Cecily, with best wishes from Ronald, 20th March 1975 (publication day!)".

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1974 Shaun Traynor The Hardening Ground Signed First Edition With Dustwrapper
1974 Shaun Traynor The Hardening Ground Signed First Edition With Dustwrapper

Price: £22.00

A first edition of Shaun Traynor's The Hardening Ground, signed by the author.The Northern Irish poet's first collection, The Hardening Ground sees "poems of place and of conflict".

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1974 W H Auden Thank You Fog First Edition Dustwrapper
1974 W H Auden Thank You Fog First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £69.00

A first edition of this work by W H Auden.Thank You Fog is a posthumous book of poems by Auden, containing poems written mostly in 1972 and 73.

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1975 2vol D F Foxon English Verse 1701-1750 Poetry Verse Slipcase
1975 2vol D F Foxon English Verse 1701-1750 Poetry Verse Slipcase

Price: £550.00

An attractive volume of this reference guide to 18th century English poetry. Complete in two volumes in a handsome slipcase. A catalogue of seperately printed poems with notes on contemporay...

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1975 The Hunting of the Snark in Slipcase Illustrated Charles Pick's Copy Signed
1975 The Hunting of the Snark in Slipcase Illustrated Charles Pick's Copy Signed

Price: £350.00

A limited edition copy of this poem by Lewis Carroll, which has been signed by the illustrator. With many illustrations throughout by Harold Jones, who has signed the book to the rear. Numbered 5 of 750 limited copies. Containing...

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1977 Seven Times the Wind Irene Dayton Signed First Edition
1977 Seven Times the Wind Irene Dayton Signed First Edition

Price: £40.00

A first edition of this collection of poetry from Irene Dayton.Inscribed by Dayton to the front endpaper to Robin Gregory, with four lines from A Woman Charming, and a typed letter signed by Dayton.

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1978 Moon-Bells and Other Poems Ted Hughes First Ed Chatto Poets for the Young
1978 Moon-Bells and Other Poems Ted Hughes First Ed Chatto Poets for the Young

Price: £38.00

A first edition copy of this work by Ted Hughes, aimed to be read by young readers. First edition. Chatto Poets for the Young, with the poems featured in this volume aimed as young people....

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1978 Not Love Perhaps... A. S. J. TESSIMOND 1st Edition
1978 Not Love Perhaps... A. S. J. TESSIMOND 1st Edition

Price: £99.99

A bright, scarce first edition of Not Love Perhaps... by A. S. J. Tessimond. Bound in paper. First Edition. Scarce. Arthur Seymour John Tessimond, 1902 1962, was an English poet. After studying at Liverpool...

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1980 Frances Horovitz Water Over Stone Dustwapper First Edition
1980 Frances Horovitz Water Over Stone Dustwapper First Edition

Price: £37.00

A first edition of this collection of poetry by Frances Horovitz.Scarce in dustwrapper. Frances Horovitz was an English poet and broadcaster influenced by Haiku.

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1981 Buzz Buzz Ten Insect Poems John Heath-Stubbs Smith Limited Ed Signed
1981 Buzz Buzz Ten Insect Poems John Heath-Stubbs Smith Limited Ed Signed

Price: £55.00

A limited edition copy of John Heath-Stubbs' poetry collection on insects, illustrated with a wood engraving, signed by the author and illustrator. A limited edition work, of which two hundred...

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1982 Colm Hennessy Purgatorial Affairs Poetry Scarce First Edition
1982 Colm Hennessy Purgatorial Affairs Poetry Scarce First Edition

Price: £75.00

A very scarce collection of poetry by Colm Hennessy.This is the second collection of poetry published by Hennessy, following Palpitations in 1981.

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1983 A Posy of Wild Flowers Victor Bonham-Carter Signed Limited Edition Illustrated Poetry
1983 A Posy of Wild Flowers Victor Bonham-Carter Signed Limited Edition Illustrated Poetry

Price: £195.00

A charming limited edition work on wild flowers dedicated by the author to the colophon. Limited edition of three hundred and fifty copies, of which this is number one hundred and fifty eight....

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1985 A Ring of Leaves Phoebe Hesketh Allen Freer Limited Edition Signed 1st
1985 A Ring of Leaves Phoebe Hesketh Allen Freer Limited Edition Signed 1st

Price: £25.00

The first edition of this limited edition illustrated collection of poetry by Phoebe Hesketh, signed by the author and illustrator. The first edition of this work. A limited edition work, consisting...

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1985 Portrait of a Stratford Year by Roger Pringle Illus Arthue Keene Limited Ed
1985 Portrait of a Stratford Year by Roger Pringle Illus Arthue Keene Limited Ed

Price: £70.00

A limited edition of this charming book of poetry.Limited edition of three hundred and fifty copies, of which this is number one hundred and twenty eight.Illustrated profusely throughout by Arthur Keene.Roger Pringle was the Director...

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1985 Portrait of A Stratford Year Roger Pringle FINE Illustrated Poetry
1985 Portrait of A Stratford Year Roger Pringle FINE Illustrated Poetry

Price: £79.99

A collection of poetry about Stratford-on-Avon by Roger Pringle. Illustrated throughout with numerous colour sketches by Arthur Keene. Number 282 of a limited press of 350, hand-set in Caslon type and printed on Zerkall mould-made...

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1986 Lifting off at Sunset and Other Poems Lionel Brett Signed First Edition
1986 Lifting off at Sunset and Other Poems Lionel Brett Signed First Edition

Price: £23.00

A scarce collection of poetry by Lionel Brett.Limited to 150 copies privately printed by Brett of which this is 49. Signed.

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1986 Vikram Seth The Golden Gate First Edition Novel Poetry Unclipped D/W
1986 Vikram Seth The Golden Gate First Edition Novel Poetry Unclipped D/W

Price: £34.00

A handsome first edition of Vikram Seth's The Golden Gate. A highly commended Californian novel told through poetic verse.

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1987 Havelok G. V. Smithers Very Scarce Poem Romance Middle English
1987 Havelok G. V. Smithers Very Scarce Poem Romance Middle English

Price: £90.00

An exploration of poem 'Havelok' edited and with additional notes by an authority in the field, Professor G. V. Smithers. This particular copy is in excellent

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1987 Peter Ackroyd The Diversions of Purley and Other Poems First Edition Poetry
1987 Peter Ackroyd The Diversions of Purley and Other Poems First Edition Poetry

Price: £28.00

First edition of the collection of poetry by Peter AckroydThe most recently published collection of poetry by Ackroyd in which he attempts to provide a representation of his work over the last fifteen years. Thus some of the pieces...

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1987 Wordsworth Selected Poems Lithographs Geoffrey Trenaman Limited Edition
1987 Wordsworth Selected Poems Lithographs Geoffrey Trenaman Limited Edition

Price: £195.00

A limited edition copy of this illustrated collection of poetry from William Wordsworth. Number 3 of a limited press of 30 piece only. Illustrated with two conceptual lithographs by Geoffrey Trenaman.

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1988 Selected Poems Kathleen Raine Signed Limited Edition Slipcase
1988 Selected Poems Kathleen Raine Signed Limited Edition Slipcase

Price: £95.00

A signed limited edition copy of this collection of poems by Kathleen Raine. Number eight of one hundred limited edition copies, signed by the author to the colophon. Dedicated to 'Pamela, with...

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1989 The Rape of The Lock Alexander Pope Illus Peter Forster The Folio Society
1989 The Rape of The Lock Alexander Pope Illus Peter Forster The Folio Society

Price: £60.00

A excellent copy of this popular poem 'The Rape of The Lock' by Alexander Pope, published by The Folio Society. In the publisher's original binding, complete with the clear plastic dustwrapper...

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1990 Collected Poems 1944-1979 Kingsley Amis US Proof Copy Beowulf
1990 Collected Poems 1944-1979 Kingsley Amis US Proof Copy Beowulf

Price: £95.00

A scarce copy of the US proof copy for this collection of Amis's poetical works. Kingsley Amis was an English novelist, poet, critic and teacher. Amis's first novel Lucky Jim was an immediate...

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1990 Poems of Rural Places Wendy Dedicott Scarce First Edition in Dustwrapper
1990 Poems of Rural Places Wendy Dedicott Scarce First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £19.99

A scarce first edition of this collection of poetry by Wendy Dedicott. Including Painted Mountains, Hay-on-Wye, The Autumn Forest and many others.

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1990 The Pleasure of Poetry Kingsley Amis Signed Personalised Note
1990 The Pleasure of Poetry Kingsley Amis Signed Personalised Note

Price: £165.00

The first edition of this collection of poetry with a loosely inserted letter signed by author Kingsley Amis. First edition, first impression. Contains a loosely inserted note addressed to...

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1992 In Praise of Swinbrook Poetry and Prose
1992 In Praise of Swinbrook Poetry and Prose

Price: £55.00

A scarce first limited edition copy of this charming collection of poetry and prose about the small village of Swinbrook; written, illustrated, and signed by the author. Containing the following...

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1992 Lorine Niedecker Solitary Plover Phyllis Walsh Very Scarce First Edition
1992 Lorine Niedecker Solitary Plover Phyllis Walsh Very Scarce First Edition

Price: £150.00

A very scarce first edition copy of this work by Phyllis Walsh collection of essays on the life and work of Lorine Niedecker. Very scarce. A series of essays on the poetical talents of Lorine...

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1993 Festschrift for Roy Lewis For His 80th Birthday Slipcase Scarce
1993 Festschrift for Roy Lewis For His 80th Birthday Slipcase Scarce

Price: £150.00

A limited edition festschrift of poems to celebrated the eightieth birthday of Roy Lewis. A limited edition work, though it isn't known exactly how many edition was published, though it seems...

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1993 The Lodging House Fire WH Davies Private Press Limited Ed Wookey Hole
1993 The Lodging House Fire WH Davies Private Press Limited Ed Wookey Hole

Price: £125.00

A very scarce and beautifully produced copy of this poem by Welsh author, William Henry Davies. Being one of seven copies produced. In a wonderful

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1996 Cows Cherries and Fish People Alison Spritzler-Rose Illus Limited Ed Signed
1996 Cows Cherries and Fish People Alison Spritzler-Rose Illus Limited Ed Signed

Price: £45.00

A limited edition copy of Alison Spritzler-Rose's amusing collection of poetry, illustrated by John Lawrence, signed by the author and the illustrator. A limited edition work of four-hundred...

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1996 Jane Austen Collected Poems Verse of the Austen Family David Selwyn Signed
1996 Jane Austen Collected Poems Verse of the Austen Family David Selwyn Signed

Price: £45.00

A signed first edition of this collection of poetry.Signed by the author to the title page.With the personal bookplate of Chris Viveash, a Jane Austen scholar and contributor to the Jane Austen Society Report.David Selwyn was an internationally...

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1997 The Folio Golden Treasury Poems Songs James Michie S. Brett Slipcase Illus
1997 The Folio Golden Treasury Poems Songs James Michie S. Brett Slipcase Illus

Price: £28.00

A profusely illustrated collection of poetry from history, compiled by James Michie, illustrated throughout by Simon Brett. Held in the original slipcase. In the original publisher's slipcase....

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1998 Who Killed Dylan Thomas
1998 Who Killed Dylan Thomas

Price: £80.00

The first edition of Adrian Mitchell's poem about the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. Illustrated throughout by Ralph Steadman. The first edition of this work. A long poem about the life of the Welsh...

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2003 The Bookman's Limericks John Dunning Signed Edition
2003 The Bookman's Limericks John Dunning Signed Edition

Price: £29.99

A collection of privately-printed limericks from John Dunning. Signed by the author to the title page.

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2004 Collected Poems Paul Auster First UK Edition Anthology Poetry
2004 Collected Poems Paul Auster First UK Edition Anthology Poetry

Price: £22.00

A collection of Paul Auster's poetry.First thus, the first U.K Edition of this poetry collection. The collection was originally published in the U.S three years earlier.With original unclipped dustwrapper.Paul Auster was an American...

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c1733 ON POETRY A Rapsody Jonathan SWIFT
c1733 ON POETRY A Rapsody Jonathan SWIFT

Price: £290.00

A bright, clean possible first edition of On Poetry by Jonathan Swift. Disbound. Whilst this copy is disbound, the text binding is sound. Possible First Edition, as whilst the title page from this copy is missing, the last...

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c1785 Oeuvres Completes de M Bernard Pocket Sized Duodecimo French Illustrated
c1785 Oeuvres Completes de M Bernard Pocket Sized Duodecimo French Illustrated

Price: £55.00

The works of Pierre-Joseph Bernard.Illustrated, with an engraved title page.The work is undated, dated using the publisher's adverts to rear as well as Copac.In the original French. From the antiquarian library of Christopher Rowe....

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c1791 POETICAL Works Memoirs Peter PINDAR John WOLCOT
c1791 POETICAL Works Memoirs Peter PINDAR John WOLCOT

Price: £29.99

A copy of this Georgian satirist's poetical works. The front free-endpaper is present, but the front blank through to page iv are missing. The first page of text is page v, and the final poem is 'To a Friend in Disgrace'. The...

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c1795 The Poetical Works of James Thomson With His Last Corrections Additions
c1795 The Poetical Works of James Thomson With His Last Corrections Additions

Price: £49.00

The complete poetical works of James Thomson.Undated, with the engraved dedication, title page and vignette from the 1794 edition. However, this edition lacks the dated engraved leaf with 'Cooke's Pocket Edition of Select British...

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c1796 The Poetical Works of Thomas Parnell Pope Illustrated
c1796 The Poetical Works of Thomas Parnell Pope Illustrated

Price: £78.00

A collection of poems, songs, hymns, letters and more by the well-known English poet Thomas Parnell. Parnell was a friend and contemporary of both Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift.The collection includes a small section...

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c1797 The Poetical Works of William Collins With The Life of the Author Illustr
c1797  The Poetical Works of William Collins With The Life of the Author Illustr

Price: £38.00

A pocket sized edition of William Collins' and Thomas Tickell's poetry. With one plate to Collins and one plate to Tickell and numerous ornamental head and tail pieces.Undated, dated using Copac.Published by Cooke most likely...

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c1800 Beauties of POETRY Anthology inc GRAY Shenstone
c1800 Beauties of POETRY Anthology inc GRAY Shenstone

Price: £29.99

Leather bound with attractive gilt tooling to spine and marbled paper covered boards. Illustrated with 3 lovely full page engraved plates. Late eighteenth or early nineteenth century anthology of poetry. Includes poems by writers such...

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c1800 Moore's Irish Melodies Illustrated by D. Maclise New Edition London
c1800 Moore's Irish Melodies Illustrated by D. Maclise New Edition London

Price: £495.00

An exquisite, illustrated edition of Moore's Irish Melodies. Illustrated by D. Maclise. From the Preface: "Whatever merit there may be in interpreting the voice that spoke in my country's music, lending it a vent in verse, and...

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c1800 Sheffield's Poems Forming Part of Cooke's Pocket Edition Illustrated
c1800 Sheffield's Poems Forming Part of Cooke's Pocket Edition Illustrated

Price: £20.00

The poetical works of John Sheffield.With an engraved frontispiece.Published as a part of Cooke's pocket sized series.Comprising of his epistles, elegies, choruses odes, songs, essay on poetry and more.From the antiquarian library...

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c1800 The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith Cooke's Edition Illustrated
c1800 The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith Cooke's Edition Illustrated

Price: £22.00

The Cooke's pocket sized edition of Oliver Goldsmith's works.Illustrated, with a portrait frontispiece of Goldsmith and an additional plate.With a life of the author to the start of the text.Oliver Goldsmith was an Irish novelist,...

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c1800 The Poetical Works Of Richard Glover With Life Of Author And Engravings
c1800 The Poetical Works Of Richard Glover With Life Of Author And Engravings

Price: £34.99

An illustrated collection of poems by Glover, embellished with superb engravings' throughout and decorative tail pieces. Cooke's edition With 'The Life of the Author', Richard Glover was an English  poet and politician. With...

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c1801 POETRY Poetical Works of Little THOMAS MOORE
c1801 POETRY Poetical Works of Little THOMAS MOORE

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c1817 TABLE Talk Other Poems William COWPER Illustrated
c1817 TABLE Talk Other Poems William COWPER Illustrated

Price: £49.99

A beautiful edition of William Cowper's wonderful poems, with notes by Robert Southey. Featuring a portrait vignette frontispiece, a vignette of Cowper's mother, and numerous illustrations in the text by various 'eminent...

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c1820 2Vol Elegant Extracts Instructive Entertaining Passages British Poets
c1820 2Vol Elegant Extracts Instructive Entertaining Passages British Poets

Price: £99.99

Two pocket-sized volumes from this marvellous series of collected pieces of writing.  Volume I (Book I and II) Devotional and Moral. Volume II (Book III and IV) Didactic, Including Fables, Descriptive, Narrative, and Pastoral. Adorned...

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c1825 Irish Melodies Illustrated Melologue by Thomas Moore Pocket Sized
c1825 Irish Melodies Illustrated Melologue by Thomas Moore Pocket Sized

Price: £30.00

A collection of Irish melodies by Thomas Moore.Published in a pocket-sized format.This is a well known collection of Irish melodies by Thomas Moore. With a melologue on national music to the rear.

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c1825 The Beauties of Cowper Poetry Prose Alfred Howard
c1825 The Beauties of Cowper Poetry Prose Alfred Howard

Price: £40.00

A charming edition of 'The Beauties of Cowper' with an illustrated frontispiece. A collection of poetry and prose by the esteemed poet William Cowper, edited by Alfred Howard. William Cowper...

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c1826 Worcester Field by Agnes Strickland Poetry Author's Presentation Copy
c1826 Worcester Field by Agnes Strickland Poetry Author's Presentation Copy

Price: £120.00

An early edition of Agnes Strickland's civil war poetry.  Strickland (17961874) was an English historical writer and poet, Worcester Field was her first poem. She later abandoned poetry and turned her pen to history, writing...

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c1830 The Farmer's Boy Rural Tales Ballads and songs Robert Bloomfield Pocket
c1830 The Farmer's Boy Rural Tales Ballads and songs Robert Bloomfield Pocket

Price: £60.00

An anthology of rural tales, ballads and songs.In a pocket sized form.With an engraved frontispiece and title page.With a short memoir of the author to the preface of this work.This anthology is named after the first poem to this work,...

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c1840 George Crabbe's Poetical Works Pocket Sized with Essay on his Writings
c1840 George Crabbe's Poetical Works Pocket Sized with Essay on his Writings

Price: £24.00

A pocket sized edition of George Crabbe's poetical works.With an essay on Crabbe's 'genius and writings'.Undated, dated from Copac.In a lovely pocket sized format from Charles Daly, allowing ease of travel with this work.George...

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c1840 Poesies de Victor Hugo Odes Ballades Orientales Feuilles D'Automne Chants
c1840 Poesies de Victor Hugo Odes Ballades Orientales Feuilles D'Automne Chants

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An early edition of the collected poems of Victor Hugo. Includes Odes et Ballades, Les Orientales, Les Feuilles D'Automne, Les Chants du Crepuscule, Les Voix Interieures, and Les Rayons et Les Ombres. With vignette title and numerous...

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c1840 Sons SOIL Sarah Stickney ELLIS Illustrated Poetry
c1840 Sons SOIL Sarah Stickney ELLIS Illustrated Poetry

Price: £34.99

A copy of Ellis' lesser-known poem, dating from the early Victorian period. Featuring numerous engraved vignettes. Sarah Stickney Ellis (17991872) was a Quaker turned Congregationalist, and author of numerous books on women's role...

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c1847 Taith Y Pererin John Bunyan Welsh John Hughes Illustrated Very Scarce
c1847 Taith Y Pererin John Bunyan Welsh John Hughes Illustrated Very Scarce

Price: £75.00

A very scarce copy of John Bunyan's allegorical work 'The Pilgrim's Progress', profusely illustrated featuring the work of H. Melville and C. Cruikshank. Very scarce. Undated. Date taken from...

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c1850 9vols The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore Melodies Ballads etc.
c1850 9vols The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore Melodies Ballads etc.

Price: £290.00

The complete collection of Thomas Moore's poetry.Undated to title pages.Bound to the rear of volume IX is The Summer Fete, A Poem With songs by Thomas Moore, published by Galignani is 1832. No collation available though appears complete.These...

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c1850 A Book for The Corner Anthology Poetry Verse Leigh Hunt Illustrated
c1850 A Book for The Corner Anthology Poetry Verse Leigh Hunt Illustrated

Price: £98.00

Two volumes in one of this comprehensive anthology.Illustrated, with an engraved frontispiece and numerous vignettes.Two volumes in one, as called for.This anthology is a collection of poems and prose by various authors including Pope,...

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c1850 POETRY Ye Ancient BALLAD of CHEVY-CHASE
c1850 POETRY Ye Ancient BALLAD of CHEVY-CHASE

Price: £245.00

A fully-illustrated facsimile edition of a handwritten version of the Chevy-Chase ballad. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. Includes appendix, notes, and illustrations by RJ or RT. With frontis and four plates. Dated...

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c1850 The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper Life and Critical Notice
c1850 The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper Life and Critical Notice

Price: £37.99

A lavishly illustrated poetical anthology from prolific poet William Cowper. "With Life, and Critical Notice of His Writings." Adorned with several beautifully engraved plates, a frontispiece and vignette to the title page. All...

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c1851 3Vol The Poems of Felicia Hemans Forest Sanctuary Dramatic Works
c1851 3Vol The Poems of Felicia Hemans Forest Sanctuary Dramatic Works

Price: £60.00

A three volume set of the poems of Felicia Hemans.Dated from copac. Appears to be three of six volumes.Felicia Hemans was an English poet. Her first poems were published in 1808 when she was only fourteen, and it was...

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c1853 Odes et Ballades Les Orientales Victor Hugo Fine Binding French
c1853 Odes et Ballades Les Orientales Victor Hugo Fine Binding French

Price: £45.00

This is an attractive copy of these collected works by Victor Hugo.Printed in French.Victor Hugo was a French poet, novelist and dramatist of the Romantic movement and is considered one of the greatest and best known French writers....

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c1854 3vols in 1 The Poems of John Dryden Robert Bell Edited with Memoir
c1854 3vols in 1 The Poems of John Dryden Robert Bell Edited with Memoir

Price: £145.00

Three volumes of John Dryden's poetry, edited with a memoir by Robert Bell. Complete in three volumes, bound as one. Edited, and with a memoir by Robert Bell. John Dryden was an English poet,...

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c1854 The Poetical Works of George Crabbe With Biography Illustrated
c1854 The Poetical Works of George Crabbe With Biography Illustrated

Price: £30.00

A pocket-sized collection of George Crabbe's poetry.With an introductory life of the poet.The work is undated, dated from the preface.Illustrated, with eight plates.George Crabbe was an English poet and clergyman. Stylistically, he...

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c1855 2vols Poetical Works of James Thomson With Memoir Robert Bell
c1855 2vols Poetical Works of James Thomson With Memoir Robert Bell

Price: £38.00

Two volumes of James Thomson's poetical works. With a memoir of the poet to volume I written by Robert Bell, the editor. To volume I there are a variety of poems by Thomson including his Pastorals, his Amanda, Songs in the Masque of...

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c1855 Original Select POEMS Young People Children's
c1855 Original Select POEMS Young People Children's

Price: £49.99

A scarce Victorian collection of children's poetry by Addison, Cowper, Shakespear, Southey, Wordsworth and others. The titlepage has a copperplate ink signature dated 1856. Dated from WorldCat.

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c1858 Moore's Irish Melodies Illustrated by D Maclise Hayday Binding Illus Poems
c1858 Moore's Irish Melodies Illustrated by D Maclise Hayday Binding Illus Poems

Price: £270.00

A beautifully illustrated collection of Moore's Irish Melodies.In a handsome Hayday binding.Engraved throughout with illustrations by D Maclise, an Irish history, literary and portrait painter and illustrator.

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c1858 Poetical Works Of George Crabbe New Edition Illustrated With A Life
c1858 Poetical Works Of George Crabbe New Edition Illustrated With A Life

Price: £49.99

The Poetical Works of George Crabbe, illustrated with engravings throughout. With A Life by 'W. R.' A new edition. George Crabbe (1754 - 1832) was an English poet, surgeon, and clergyman. He is best known for his early use of the...

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c1859 The Poetical Works of Lord Byron objectionale pieces excluded engravings
c1859 The Poetical Works of Lord Byron objectionale pieces excluded engravings

Price: £110.00

An abridged collection of poetical works by Lord Byron.With 8 engraved plates. George Gordon Byron was a leading figure in the Romantic movement noted for his controversial lifestyle and anti-heroes.

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c1860 Illustrated POETICAL GIFT BOOK Modern Ballads
c1860 Illustrated POETICAL GIFT BOOK Modern Ballads

Price: £99.99

A wonderful collection of ballads with beautiful early hand-printed colour illustrations in a decorative binding. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. Illustrated with Engravings from drawings by J. C. Horsley,...

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c1860 The Poetical Works and Remains of Henry Kirke White Robert Southey Illus
c1860 The Poetical Works and Remains of Henry Kirke White Robert Southey Illus

Price: £55.00

The poetical works of Henry Kirke White.With a life of Kirke to the introduction by Robert Southey.With an illustrated frontispiece and portrait of White to the title page. Illustrations throughout by Birket Foster.Henry Kirke White...

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c1860 The Poetical Works of William Cowper Complete Edition Frontispiece
c1860 The Poetical Works of William Cowper Complete Edition Frontispiece

Price: £39.99

The complete edition of the poems of William Cowper. With an engraved frontispiece.

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c1865 A Selection from the Works of Alfred Tennyson Poet Laureate
c1865 A Selection from the Works of Alfred Tennyson Poet Laureate

Price: £80.00

A selection of poems by Victorian Poet Laureate, Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Undated, dated using Copac. Prize bookplate to the recto of front endpaper from Bournemouth Collegiate School for Girls...

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c1865 The Poetical Works of Goldsmith and Scott with Young Goethe and Schiller
c1865 The Poetical Works of Goldsmith and Scott with Young Goethe and Schiller

Price: £160.00

A somewhat eclectic collection of poetry from numerous authors including Walter Scott and Oliver Goldsmith. Containing a story of the life of Robin Hood, interspersed with poems about him from popular culture. Also bound in are works from...

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