Poetry

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John Ashbery | As We Know | Carcanet | 1981 | hardback in jacket – overall, a very good copy but please note the following faults: lettering on spine has faded a tone; back cover of jacket is sunned; edge of page block foxed; previous owner’s signature on reverse of ffep | £40.00

George Barker | A Vision of Beasts and Gods | Faber | 1954 | unclipped jacket is foxed/marked (see photo); white cloth cover, endpapers & edge of page block are foxed; no problem with text pages – First edition | £5.00

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Sir Richard Blackmore: Prince Arthur : An Heroick Poem in Ten Books. J. Tonson, 1714. Revised fourth edition. Small [approx 13.5 x 8 cm] leatherbound volume. Cover rather worn & scuffed. Marbled edge and endpapers. Lower tip of back endpaper has been torn away [appox. 1 cm off each edge]. £100.00

Giovanni Boccaccio, David R. Slavitt | The Latin Eclogues | Johns Hopkins | 2010 | no jacket | £16.00

Keith Bosley | The Kanteletar: Lyrics and Ballads After Oral Tradition | OUP | 1992 | light wear to cover & edge, no problem with text pages | £50.00

André Breton: Mad Love. Nebraska 1987. Hardback in rather worn jacket, edge of pageblock foxed. £50.00

André Breton; René Char; Paul Éluard; Keith Waldrop [tr.]: Ralentir Travaux. Exact Change 1990. Cover scuffed, lower corner bumped. [ref: 0218] £40.00

Charles Causley | Union Street | Rupert Hart-Davis | 1957 | first edition in unclipped jacket, mark on lower edge of back cover | £20.00

Austin Clarke | Later Poems | Dolmen Press / Oxford University Press | 1961 | very good hardback in unclipped jacket – at first glance, the jacket is also in vg condition, but the front cover is completely detached from the spine: the whole jacket is currently held loosely together inside a clear plastic sleeve – paper of jacket has darkened with age, outer edge of pageblock is a little dustmarked – First edition | £7.50

Claudian / Leonard Digges [tr] / H. H. Huxley [ed] | The Rape of Proserpine | Liverpool | 1959 | paperback in jacket, bookplate on reverse of cover, edge foxed, front cover set a little forward, no problem with text pages, ready to post in UK |  £20.00

Andrew Crozier: All Where Each Is. Allardyce, Barnett Publishers 1985. Hardback in dustjacket. Lovely fresh copy in vg condition, boards slightly bumped at foot of spine. [ref:0518] £40.00

E. E. Cummings | Three Plays and a Ballet | Peter Owen | 1968 | vg- hardback in jacket | £30.00

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Michael Drayton, ed. John Buxton: Poems of Michael Drayton. Routledge & Kegan Paul 1953. Muses’ Library 2 volume set. No jackets, some foxing to paper, most evident on edges & endpapers, ownership signature on ffeps. Lower corner of the front cover of vol 1 bumped. £30.00

Hans Magnus Enzensberger | The Sinking of the Titanic | Carcanet | 1981 | UK 1st in jacket. Spine & very top edge of jacket sunned, paper tanned with age. | £35.00

George Gascoigne, Roger Pooley | The Green Knight | Carcanet | 1982 | hardback in unclipped jacket, paper tanned with age | £20.00

W. S. Graham | Collected Poems 1942-1977 | Faber | 1979 | Hardback in priceclipped jacket – a publisher’s price label is positioned just above the cut |  £45.00

W. S. Graham: Malcolm Mooney’s Land. Faber 1970. First edition in unclipped jacket. Pale jacket is a little marked, slightly faded on the spine.  £40.00

Sam Hamill | Facing the Snow: Visions of Tu Fu | White Pine | Previous owner’s bookplate on reverse of front cover | £25.00

Stephen Henderson | Understanding the New Black Poetry | Morrow | 1973 | front flap of jacket creased at edge, outer edge of pageblock foxed, lower edge a little shelfmarked | £30.00

Geoffrey Hill | The Lords of Limit | Oxford | 1984 | paperback in jacket, short nick at top of spine of jacket | £12.00

Geoffrey Hill | Mercian Hymns | Andre Deutsch | 1971 | 1 cm closed tear on upper edge of front cover, hence grading. 1st paperback printing with light foxing to edge & endpapers. Contemporary Poetry Book Society Bulletin loosely inserted. | £50.00

Michael Horovitz | The Wolverhampton Wanderer | 1971 | approx 3 cm closed tear at lower edge of fold of front cover, hence grading; gift inscription on reverse of front cover; white background of cover has darkened with age, as has the outer edge of the pageblock | £30.00

Ted Hughes | Crow | Faber | 1981 | paperback reprint SIGNED BY HUGHES on first page | £100.00

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Walter Savage Landor: The Hellenics, comprising Heroic Idyls, &c. New Edition, Enlarged. Nichol, 1859. Bookplate stuck over outline of larger removed bookplate on front pastedown; ownership signatures on ffep. Some wear to extremities of spine, endpapers etc. foxed. £30.00

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Walter Savage Landor: Imaginary Conversations, ed. C. G. Crump. 6 volume set, Dent 1891. Some wear to covers, most evident on front cover of vol 1 & at extremities of spines; bump on lower edge of back cover of vol 3; endpapers heavily foxed; green cloth binding of vol 6 is a shade darker than the other volumes. £60.00

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Gerry Loose: Starworks. Longhouse 2009. Approximately A7 sized publication, 2 strips of text in a folded card cover, secured by a printed band. £10.00

Robert Lowell | The Dolphin | Faber | 1973 | first edition in unclipped jacket | £15.00

Robert Lowell | For Lizzie and Harriet | Faber | 1973 | first edition in unclipped jacket, edge foxed | £20.00

Robert Lowell | Poems 1938-1949 | Faber | 1960 | second impression in unclipped jacket, endpapers foxed, name on ffep, review of later collected edition of Lowell’s poems loosely inserted | £12.00

David Mallet: The Works of David Mallet : 3 volumes in 1. Georg Olms 2002 hardback with light wear to cover. £50.00

Christopher Middleton | Jackdaw Jiving: Essays | Carcanet | 1998 | light wear to cover & edge | £50.00

Shovkat Niyazi: Voices of Friends : Soviet Poets. Progress 1973 hardback in jacket – white background of jacket is sunned, & there are several short closed tears at the edge – gift inscription on ffep, marks have been put beside a number of poems in the Contents list £17.50

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Hovhanness I. Pilikian: 1915 – An Armenian Symphony and Other Poems. Counter-Point 1980 paperback with minor wear to cover & edge £7.50

J. H. Prynne: Sub Songs. Barque 2010. Super colossal stapled pamphlet, light wear to cover. £100.00

Kenneth Rexroth | Poetry Readings in the Cellar | audio cd – disc in excellent condition, light wear to cover | £90.00

Thomas Southerne / Robert Jordan / Harold Love: The Works of Thomas Southerne : volume 1. Clarendon Press 1988. Volume 1 only. Hardback with lightly scuffed cover. £50.00

R. S. Thomas | Poetry for Supper | Hart-Davis | 1964 | third impression in unclipped jacket | £10.00

R. S. Thomas | Song at the Year’s Turning | Hart-Davis | 1963 | fifth impression in clipped jacket – in very good condition except for a blot of red ink or paint at the edge of the spine/back cover, which shows both on the jacket & the boards beneath it | £10.00

Derek Walcott | Castaway | 1969 paperback edition, lamination is starting to bubble on the cover, Trinidadian book shop label on reverse of front cover, light reading crease to prelims, no problem with text pages | £30.00

Roderick Walcott | The Benjy Trilogy : The Harrowing of Benjy; A Flight of Sparrows; The Education of Alfie | Ian Randle Publishers | 2000 | light wear to cover & edge | £100.00

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W. B. Yeats: A Vision. Macmillan 1962. A handsome copy in unclipped dustjacket. The front cover is set a little back & the edge is very lightly foxed. £40.00

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W.B Yeats | The Variorum Edition of the Plays of W.B. Yeats | Macmillan | 1979 | Edited by Russell K. Alspach & Catherine C. Alspach. Good plus/good plus. Slight wear to top of unclipped dustjacket, sl fading to top of blue boards. Top of page block dusty. Name etc of previous owner on fep. Internally vg | £100.00

Augustus Young | On Loaning Hill | New Writers Press | 1972 | cover is worn & rubbed, with a couple of small stickers which I would not personally try to remove, edge is rather foxed, no problem with text pages – First edition | £15.00

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Louis Zukofsky | Ferdinand | Cape Editions | 1968 | £20.00

Louis Zukofsky | Prepositions | Horizon Press | 1968 | vg- hardback in jacket, white background of jacket has become discoloured | £25.00

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