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Collected Poems and Selected Prose. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Christopher Ricks.

By Housman, A.E. (ed. Ricks, Christopher):

London: Allen Lane the Penguin Press, 1988 First edition, second impression. HB. Black cloth with gilt title to spine, and photo-illustrated dustjacket. 528pp. Cream laid paper endpapers. Includes notes on how the poems were composed. The prose pieces show Housman as a classical scholar and critic of English writers. Very Good in Very Good jacket. There are a couple of neatly written ink marginal notes explaining some of the text references. Jacket has some light edge wear and some colour fade to red of cover near spine.


Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald, with Illustrations by Edmund Dulac.

By Fitzgerald, Edward & Dulac, Edmund:

London: Hodder & Stoughton, c.1920 Undated but probably c.1920. HB. Red cloth with gilt titles and decorations to spine and front cover (peacock motif to front), no dustjacket. 189pp, small quarto. With 12 colour plates from paintings by Edmund Dulac including frontispiece, each tipped-in on grey-green paper and protected by a guard leaf bearing decorative motif and quatrain number. Good+ copy overall. The contents are very good, clean and well-bound without any inscriptions. The front cover is bright but the spine cloth faded and dulled with rubbed edges; crease to one corner. some light marks to covers.


A Letter to the World. Poems for Young Readers Chosen and Introduced by Rumer Godden. Decorated by Prudence Seward.

By Dickinson, Emily (ed. Godden, Rumer):

London: The Bodley Head, 1968 First edition thus. HB. Grey cloth, gilt titles, and pictorial dustjacket. Green endpapers and top page edges. 70pp. With nice line drawings in text by Prudence Seward. Fine book in Very Good jakcet, which has creases to margins and small tears to edges.



By Lewis, C.S. (ed. Hooper, Walter):

London: Geoffrey Bles, 1964 First edition. HB. Blue cloth, with gilt titles to spine on maroon panel, no dustjacket. Maroon top page edges. xiv, 142pp. Foreward by Walter Hooper, who edited this collection after C.S. Lewis' death. Very Good+ copy. Clean bright covers and pages,very slight browning to endpapers.


The Rattle Bag. An Anthology of Poetry Selected by Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes.

By Heaney, Seamus & Hughes, Ted (eds.):

London: Faber & Faber, 1985 Reprint of book first published in 1982. HB. Cloth and dustjacket designed by Pentagram. 498pp. With a one page introduction by the selectors, plus quotation on how they selected the poems is on the jacket front flap. Very Good in Very Good+ jacket. Bumps to lower cover edge. Very slight colour fade to jacket spine.


The Faber Book of Irish Verse.

By Montague, John (ed.):

London: Faber & Faber, 1974 First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 400pp. With eighteen page introduction by John Montague. Very Good in Very Good jacket. Browning to endpapers. Jacket price-clipped.


The Garland of Wild Roses. Beautiful Bouquets, Gathered /Culled from the Poets of All Countries. With Coloured Illustrations...

By Warne, Frederick (publisher) and L.V. (editor) (anthology):

London: Frederick Warne , c.1870 Presumed first edition, undated but has gift inscription to front free endpaper dated Dec.1873. Warne had only recently become a publisher on their own after separating from Routledge. HB. Mauve cloth, with gilt titles, decorations and panels to spine and front, black stamped decorative borders, and pasted-on colour illustration of roses to front in cartouche. All edges gilt. viii, 152pp, 13.5 x 9cm. Chromolithographed (colour) title page, which gives the selector and editor as 'LV', plus tissue guarded chromolithograph frontispiece and 2 other chromolithograph plates, plus decorative engraved chapter headings and tailpieces. A charming, nicely printed little anthology including poems by Keats, Shelley, Shakespeare, Cowper, Emerson, Burns and Eliza Cook. Good only condition: gilt bright to covres but the mauve cloth has browned and dulled in places (especially to spine); light wear to edges. Pages have a few foxing spots in places, with offset browning to the colour plates from the text on opposite leaves. The frontispiece is almost detached and one plate is detached (present).



By Cornford, Frances (signed):

Hampstead & Cambridge: The Priory Press and Bowes & Bowes, 1910 First edition. Undated but was published in 1910, and this copy has been signed by the author on blank prelim page in April 1910: To Vivien from Frances. HB. Grey paper-covered boards lettered in green, with cream cloth spine lettered in green, and remains of plain brown paper dustjacket. Grey endpapers. 34pp. The author's first book of poems. Nicely printed by the Arden Press, Letchworth. A Very Good copy overall. Pages clean and bright, some light browning to covers, and to endpapers. The paper dustjacket (a scarce survivor which would have been discarded usually) is present but very frayed at edges and lacks the spine (ie is in two pieces).


The Wild Man of Orford. Woodcuts by James Dodds.

By Drummond, Allan & Dodds, James:

Wivenhoe: Jardine Press, 1995 Second edition, Nov. 1995. (orig. published in June 1995). Paperback: olive green card wrappers, stapled, with pictorial dustjacket with woodcut image to front on grey-green paper. Nicely printed on light buff laid paper. Unpaginated, small square format. With 9 full page woodcuts by James Dodds and some vignettes. Poetic text by Allan Drummond, and short historical text at back, telling the Orford story of the wild man caught by local fishermen. A Fine copy of a beautifully produced book.


''I Went to the House of the Sun...''

By Aldiss, Brian (signed presentation copy):

Oxford: Parchment and Printworks, 2001 First edition, Nov. 2001, limited to 50 copies. Signed by the author to a friend with gift inscription on title page. Paperback: orange card wrappers, lettered in black, stapled, unpaginated. 37 recent poems, including Elizabeth Jennings, and A Funeral Service (KIngsley Amis). B&w photo of Aldiss reproduced inside back wrapper. Fine copy.


''When You Are Gone...''

By Aldiss, Brian (signed presentation copy):

Oxford: Parchment and Printworks, 2001 First edition, Nov. 2001, limited to 25 copies. Signed by the author to a friend with gift inscription on title page. Paperback: pink card wrappers, lettered in black, stapled, unpaginated. 33 recent poems, some with theme of love. Fine copy.


Poems on the German Occupation of the Channel Islands.

By Ogier, Ruth J. (Guernsey).:

Ilfracombe: Arthur H. Stockwell, 1946 First edition. Paperback: buff paper wrappers, lettered in black, stapled, 16pp. Eighteen poems written during the German occupation of Guernsey. A Fine copy, with light browning to wrappers.


The Poetical Works of John Milton, Edited with Memoir, Introductions, Notes, and an Essay on Milton's English and Versification. In Three Volumes.

By Milton, John (ed. Masson, David):

London: Macmillan and Co, 1890 First edition thus. Three volumes, complete. HB. Blue-green cloth with gilt titles to spines.Hand-cut fore-edges. Each volume has an engraved frontispiece portrait of Milton at different ages, tissue-guarded. Volume I: xiii, 536pp. Includes memoir of Milton, lengthy introduction to the minor English and Latin poems, then those poems. Volume II: vi, 642pp. Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained, with introductions and commendatory verses by Barrow and Marvell. Volume III: 618pp. General essay on Milton's English and Versification, and Notes to the Poems. Includes facsimiles of his writing. A Very Good clean set. Bright covers with light wear to edges and light marks to main covers; binding sound, pages clean, light browning to closed edges, some foxing to tissue guards and leaves at ends. Nice st.


Collected Poems

By Hughes, Ted:

London, Faber and Faber, 2003 Hardcover, First Edition , 1333 pages with dustjacket.For the first time the entire output of Hughes work including private -press publications,broadsides and pamphlets. A Fine copy in a Fine dustjacket. No inscriptions and not price clipped


Lines from Metroland. A Second Anthology by Metroland Poets.

By Williams, Chrissie (ed.) (signed copy):

Maidenhead: Cherrycroft Press, 2005 First edition. Signed by one of the poets, Fauzuia Rahman, on title page. Paperback: colour photo-illustrated card wrappers, lettered in red and black, glued binding, 87pp. Metroland Poets began in 1993 in St. Albans and continued to meet in the Amersham, Bucks, area. As well as printing many poems on various subjects, this anthology includes biographical statements with small b&w photos. Fine copy


Miscellanies. In Two Volumes.

By Byron, Lord:

London: John Murray, 1853 New edition, the first thus. Two uniform volumes, complete. HB. Original brown cloth with gilt titles to spine. Brown coated endpapers. 364pp and 360pp. No illustrations. Vol. 1 includes Hours of Idleness, Hebrew Melodies and Domestic Pieces, with various notes by the publisher's editor. Volume 2 includes The Prophecy of Dante, and Occasional Pieces, again with notes. A Very Good set, generally clean and tidy and well-bound. Bumps to cover edges and fraying to spine top cloth. One page has a smudge mark, and there is light spotting to start of Vol. 2. Gift inscription to margins of title pages, 1870.



By Sims, George:

London: The Fortune Press, 1944 150First edition. HB. Blue cloth with gilt title to spine, and dustjacket lettered in black on brown paper. 24pp. Laid paper endpapers. Thirty poems. A Fine copy, just a few tiny marks to cover and jacket and tiny losses to jacket spine ends.



By Tennyson, Alfred:

London: The Scolar Press, 1976 New edition, a facsimile of the 1857 Moxon edition, with engraved illustrations from the 1866 printing. HB. Blue cloth with gilt titles and decorations to spine and main covers. With b&w engraved illustrations in text by Millais, Stanfield and others, and frontispiece portrait medallion of Tennyson. A Very Good+ copy, would be fine but for small stain mark to top page edge, with tiny intrusion to margins. Still a lovely copy



By Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (ed. Doughty, Oswald):

London: J.M. Dent, 1957 First edition thus, edited and with an introduction and notes by Oswald Doughty. HB. Blue cloth, gilt title, and dustjacket lettered in maroon on light blue paper. Maroon top page edges. 328pp. Arranged to show the sequence in which the poems appeared. A Fine copy, clean and bright, the jacket having a small price-clipping.


Collected Poems. 1930-1960. Including 51 New Poems.

By Eberhart, Richard:

London: Chatto & Windus, 1960 First English edition . HB. Red cloth, gilt titles and dustjacket which has photo of author and biographical details to back. 228pp. Very Good in Very Good jacket, now in clear sleeve. Very Light Foxing to closed fore-edges of pages; one page has some poor print quality through legible . Jacket spine browned.


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