Category: Poetry

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A NIP IN THE AIR

A NIP IN THE AIR

Betjeman, John

London: John Murray 1974

First edition, first printing. With author's signed inscription. Original yellow cloth with gilt titles to spine in dustwrapper. A near fine copy, the binding clean and firm, the...

13742

£60.00

SUMMONED BY BELLS

SUMMONED BY BELLS

Betjeman, John

London: John Murray. 1960

First edition, first printing. Original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with a...

14326

£40.00

A GARLAND FOR THE LAUREATE

A GARLAND FOR THE LAUREATE Poems presented to Sir John Betjeman on his seventy-fifth birthday.

Betjeman, John (contributions by Dannie Abse, Kingsley Amis, Patricia Beer, Leonard Clark, Charles Causley, Ted Hughes, Philip Larkin, Alan Ross, Stephen Spender, R. S. Thomas and others)

Stratford Upon Avon: The Celandine Press. 1981

First edition. One of 75 copies (of a total edition of 350) signed by Dannie Abse, Alan Brownjohn, Patric Dickinson, Elizabeth Jennings, Norman Nicholson, Sacheverell Sitwell,...

8603

£1,250.00

FIRST BOOK OF LONDON VISIONS

FIRST BOOK OF LONDON VISIONS

Binyon, Laurence

London: Elkin Matthews 1896

First edition in book form. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's original stitched brown card covers, printed in black. A very good or better copy, the binding a little rubbed...

14034

£60.00

WILLIAM BLAKE, MYSTIC: A Study. Together with YOUNG'S NIGHT THOUGHTS: Nights I & II,

WILLIAM BLAKE, MYSTIC: A Study. Together with YOUNG'S NIGHT THOUGHTS: Nights I & II, With Illustrations by William Blake. And frontispiece, Death's Door, from Blair's 'The Grave'

Blake, William; Adeline M. Butterworth; Edward Young

Liverpool and London: The Liverpool Booksellers Co. Ltd; Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton Kent & Co. 1911

First edition. Finely bound in contemporary three-quarter brown morocco, double ruled in gilt with five raised bands to the spine, with double ruled compartments and titles in...

14503

£295.00

TO THEMIS

TO THEMIS Poems On Famous Trials With Other Pieces.

Blunden, Edmund; illustrated by Randolph Schwabe

London: The Beaumont Press. 1931

First edition. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's quarter buckram binding with decorative paper boards, the titles in gilt to the spine. Frontispiece and decorations by...

13372

£120.00

DREAMTIGERS

DREAMTIGERS

Borges, Jorge Luis; woodcuts by Antonio Frasconi; translated by Mildred Boyer and Harold Morland; introduction by Miguel Enguidanos

London: Souvenir Press, A Condor Book. 1973

First UK edition, first printing. Publisher's original red cloth with black titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents...

14162

£40.00

FROM STATION TO STATION.

FROM STATION TO STATION. Travels With David Bowie 1973-1976.

Bowie, David; Geoff MacCormack

Guildford: Genesis Publications. 2007

First edition. Deluxe issue. Signed by David Bowie and Geoff MacCormack. Publisher's original full Italian red leather binding, blind stamped titles to the upper panel, all edges...

14976

£2,650.00

SPEED OF LIFE

SPEED OF LIFE

Bowie, David; Masayoshi Sukita

Guilford: Genesis Publications 2012

First edition. Signed Limited Edition. Publisher's original turquoise cloth with magenta fine-grain leather spine. Portrait of Bowie on an acrylic mirrored disc to the upper...

14975

£1,750.00

THE MOON ON MY LEFT

THE MOON ON MY LEFT

Brahms, Caryl; illustrated by Anna Zinkeisen

London: Victor Gollancz. 1930

First edition, first printing. The publisher's retained copy. Original dark blue cloth with gilt titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with line...

14825

£50.00

SONGS AND BALLADS OF ROBERT BURNS

SONGS AND BALLADS OF ROBERT BURNS

Burns, Robert; illustrated by Monro S. Orr.

London and Edinburgh: T. N. Foulis. 1913

First edition with these illustrations. Large 8vo. Beautifully bound by Henderson & Bisset of Edinburgh in full blue morocco titled in gilt to the upper board and spine. All edges...

13481

£175.00

POEMS:

POEMS: THE PRISONER OF CHILLON, And Other Poems (1816); MANFRED, A Dramatic Poem (1817); THE SIEGE OF CORINTH, A Poem and PARISINA, A Poem (1816); THE LAMENT OF TASSO (1817); CHILDE HAROLD'S PIGRIMAGE, Canto The Third (1816).

Byron, Lord [George Gordon Byron]

London: John Murray. 1816

First editions of five titles, bound in one volume. Nineteenth century binding of half calf with title and gilt decoration to the spine. 8vo. Half titles to each title, bound...

14397

£450.00

WORDS WITH A BLACK ORPINGTON

WORDS WITH A BLACK ORPINGTON And Other Poems

Campbell, David

Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 1978

First edition, first printing. Hardcover issue. Publisher's original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent better than very good copy, the...

14129

£25.00

THE SOLITARY MAN

THE SOLITARY MAN

Church, Richard

London: Dent. 1941

First edition, first printing. Original cloth in dustwrapper. A fine copy with no inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the original lightly tanned and rubbed dustwrapper. Not...

3275

£15.00

LOST LEGENDS OF THE NURSERY SONGS

LOST LEGENDS OF THE NURSERY SONGS

Clark, Mary Senior; illustrated by Alice B. Woodward

London: G. Bell and Sons Ltd. 1920

First edition, first printing with these illustrations. Publisher's original red cloth with illustration and titles in white to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. An...

13118

£125.00

SHAKESPEARE CHARACTERS;

SHAKESPEARE CHARACTERS; Chiefly those Subordinate.

Cowden Clarke, Charles; William Shakespeare

London: Smith, Elder and Co. 1863

First edition. Contemporary full calf, gilt ruled to the upper and lower boards, the spine with five raised bands, elaborately decorated compartments, gilt titles to red morocco...

14911

£175.00

WAR POEMS AND OTHER TRANSLATIONS

WAR POEMS AND OTHER TRANSLATIONS

Curzon, George Nathaniel (1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston); [Robert Crewe-Milnes, 1st Marquess of Crewe]

London: John Lane, The Bodley Head. 1915

First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy from Lord Curzon to The Marquess of Crewe. Publisher's original blue cloth with titles in gilt to the spine. Top edge...

14782

£750.00

LOVE POEMS

LOVE POEMS

Davies, W. H.

London: Jonathan Cape. 1935

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original blue cloth with silver titles to the upper board and spine, in the Elizabeth Montgomery decorated dustwrapper. A lovely fine...

13885

£25.00

HISTORY LESSONS

HISTORY LESSONS

Deane, Seamus

Dublin: Gallery Books. 1983

First edition, first printing. Hardcover issue. Signed by the author. Publisher's original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A fine copy, the binding...

14932

£45.00

THE DREAMER OF THE CASTLE OF INDOLENCE AND OTHER POEMS

THE DREAMER OF THE CASTLE OF INDOLENCE AND OTHER POEMS

Dobell, Bertram; Percy J. Dobell

London: P. J. and A. E. Dobell. 1915

First edition. Inscribed by the publisher (and author's son). Original stitched card covers. 43 pages. A very good copy, the covers a little marked and soiled, the contents clean...

11056

£45.00

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