Poetry

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Rewi Alley | The People Sing | Rewi Alley | 1958 | Jacket rather worn, with some loss to the spine. | £50.00

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

Ray Bremser | Blowing Mouth / The Jazz Poems 1958-1970 | Cherry Valley | 1978 | some wear to cover & edge | £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

John Cooper Clarke | Ten Years in an Open Necked Shirt | Vintage | 2012 | Reprint signed on title page by author (“OY VEH! Dr. John Cooper Clarke”). A couple of small pressure marks on cover. | £50.00

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

Gregory Corso | Selected Poems | Eyre & Spottiswoode | 1962 | in good condition: pale jacket marked, lower corner of last few pages creased | £50.00

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

Lawrence Ferlinghetti | Back Roads to Far Towns after Basho | 1971 | 2nd printing, outer edge of page block is foxed, otherwise a very good copy | £35.00

Alec Finlay | Wood Notes Wild: Essays on the Poetry and Art of Ian Hamilton Finlay | Polygon | 1995 | 9780748661855 Top edge of pageblock foxed, some wear to outer corners of cover. | £50.00

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

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. 1st paperback printing with light foxing to edge & endpapers. Contemporary Poetry Book Society Bulletin loosely inserted. | £50.00

Friedrich Hölderlin; James Michell [tr.] | Poems of Friedrich Hölderlin | Ithuriel’s Spear | 2004 | 9780974950204 Inscription by translator on ffep. | £20.00

Anselm Hollo | The Man in the Treetop Hat | Turret Books | 1968 | No 53 of 100 copies signed by author & artist. Spine & top edge of back cover of jacket faded, a little foxing to edge of pageblock. | £25.00

Philip Lamantia | Selected Poems 1943-1966 | City Lights Books | 1967 | Pocket Poets Series Number Twenty. Light foxing to unlaminated cover, small dark mark on lower edge of page block, otherwise a lovely copy. | £30.00

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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

Robert Lax | New Poems 1962/1985 | Coracle | 1986 | 3922760074 White cover is a little sunned, slightly worn at corners; lower edge of pageblock is a little shelfmarked. | £100.00

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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

Barry MacSweeney | The Boy from the Green Cabaret Tells of his Mother | New Authors Ltd | 1968 | Hardback 1st edition in unclipped jacket. Edges of jacket are lightly sunned. | £50.00 

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

Osip Mandelstam; Clarence Brown [tr.]; W. S. Merwin [tr.] | Selected Poems | Oxford University Press | 1973 |0192118269 First edition. A handsome copy with foxed edges in an unclipped dustjacket. The cover is a little bowed. | £15.00

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

Nicholas Moore; Peter Riley [ed] | Longings of the Acrobats | Carcanet | 1990 | 9780856358760 Spine lightly faded. | £100.00

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

Harold Norse | Hotel Nirvana: Selected poems, 1953-1973 | City Lights | 1974 | 0872860787 cover lightly worn & foxed, text pages in very good condition, ready to post in UK | £45.00

Jeff Nuttall, Brion Gysin, Asa Benveniste, Paul de Vree, Bob Cobbing | wf pmphlt 1 | Writers Forum | n.d. | 8 page stapled pamphlet, light foxing to paper, outer edge a little worn | £100.00

Peter Orlovsky | Clean Asshole Poems, Smiling Vegetable Songs | City Lights | 1980 | 1980 second printing. Edge & white areas of cover foxed, faint pencil traces on ffep, text pages in vg condition. | £75.00 

Kenneth Patchen | Hallelujah Anyway | New Directions | n.d. | Hardback with pictorial cover in unclipped jacket. Spine of jacket is faded but fully legible, edges of jacket are worn. Very top of spine of the hardcover is sunned. Pre-decimal sterling price is marked on front flap in pencil. | £40.00

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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

Ezra Pound | Guide to Kulchur | Peter Owen | 1960 | third impression in unclipped jacket, a couple of light marks on pale spine of jacket | £35.00

Ronald Bush | The Genesis of Ezra Pound’s Cantos | Princeton | outer edge lightly marked | £20.00

William Cookson | A Guide to the Cantos of Ezra Pound | Croom Helm | 1985 | hardback in jacket, name on ffep – First edition | £100.00

William Cookson | Reader’s Guide to the Cantos of Ezra Pound | 1985 | edge of cover sunned | £40.00

Donald Davie | Studies in Ezra Pound | Carcanet | hardback in clipped jacket, a couple of small light marks on outer edge | £35.00

Christine Froula | A Guide to Ezra Pound’s Selected Poems | New Directions | 1983 | hardback in price-clipped jacket | £30.00

Peter Makin | Pound’s Cantos | George Allen & Unwin | lower corner of back cover creased, label trace on back cover, errata slip loosely inserted | £17.50

K. K. Ruthven | Ezra Pound as Literary Critic | Routledge | 1990 | hardback in jacket | £25.00

J. H. Prynne | Streak—Willing—Entourage Artesian | Barque | 2009 | a few marks on cover, lower edge shelfmarked | £100.00

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

Alexander Sandilands | A Hundred and Twenty Negro Spirituals Selected Chiefly with a View to their Being Used by Africans in Africa | Morija Sesuto Book Depot | 1951 | hardback, no jacket | £20.00

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

Lew Welch | Courses | Cranium Press | 1968 | some wear to cover, previous owner’s initials on ffep | £20.00

Lew Welch | How I Work as a Poet | 2001 | some wear to corners, edge foxed, back cover lightly scuffed – text pages unmarked | £50.00

Philip Whalen | The Unidentified Accomplice or, the Transmissions of C. W. Moss | Coyote | 2006 | hand lettered text, plain cover under printed wrap | £20.00

Kenneth White | The Cold Wind of Dawn | Jonathan Cape | 1966 | hardback 1st in unclipped jacket, outer edge foxed, a handsome copy | £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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