Category: Poetry


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Gold Khan

By: ,

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg, 1946

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Hardback, 8vo yellow cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 180pp. Good/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Sticker on inner front board, foxing to edges and opening/closing pages.Spine and boards just a little worn with age. Book is not listed as an austerity production despite date, and boards are much more sturdy than typical 1946 UK hardbacks. In translation by Norman Cohn, this is an English rendition of a great Turkic folk epic, with a Preface by Arthur Waley Cata... View more info

Rustic Rhymes

By: , Rodger

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Coupar Angus, Perthshire, Culross (printers),

Pamphlet, 209mm x 152mm , 72pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Typed pamphlet is a little worn with some small stains to exterior, pages clean. Unndated, privately-produced collection of poems with overtly Scottish subject matter, including nationalist politics, though text is not in dialect as a rule. Poems dated up to 1976 - publcation not long afterwards? Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: Rodger, SNP, Scotland View more info

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Hoofed Gold

By: Allfrey, Toni

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Ebrington, Glos., Roundabout Publications, 1988

Edition: first edition

Professionally-bound pamphlet has a crease to front paper cover and one small stain. Else clean with light wear only. A collection of 14 poems with rural themes, presented on fold-out patterned paper with original illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Brian J. Bale, William H. Turner. View more info

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By: Anderson, J.J. (ed)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Manchester / New York, Manchester University Press / Barnes & Noble, 1977

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Paperback, 182mm x 122mm , viii prelims, 112pp. Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Paperback has been handled, and block is a little tanned around edges, but basically clean and tight. Light pencil notes to three pages only. Scholarly presentation of a medieval English poem, with full Introduction, Notes and Glossary accompanying the text. Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: medieval, gawain, patience, English View more info

Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold

By: Arnold, Matthew

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan, 1896

Inscription: 1897 Owners inscription

Hardback, 196mm x 127mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, , xii prelims, 510pp. plus advertisments,Good/NoWrapper. 1897 Owners inscription. Exterior clean, bumped at corners. Block edges tanned and ragged as cut, front board has advanced 1cm ahead of rear, binding a little weakened, pages clean overall. Victorian-era anthology of a significant Victorian-era poet. Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: sonnet, lyric, Tristram, elegy View more info

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Reuben and Other Poems

By: Baughan, B.E.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Westminster, Archibald Constable, 1903

Edition: first edition

Hardback, 194mm x 127mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 91pp. Good/NoWrapper. Some wear to board edges, ends of spine frayed, block edges grubby, differential fading to endpapers, pages clean overall. Collection of poems by Baughan including the lengthy title work. Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: Reuben, Phocas, ship, sea View more info

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John Brown's Body

By: Benet, Stephen Vincent

Price: £5.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Reinhardt,

Hardback, 22cm x 14cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, , xv prelims, 335pp. Good/Good. Exterior bumped and dusty, spine title faded, block darkened by age, edges a little grubby, differential fading to endpapers, pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some light wear to edges, loss to top rear, but still good overall. Listed on d/w as a 32nd Printing of the "War Edition," this is surely a post-ww2 print of Benet's epic poem of the American Civil W... View more info

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The Glass Swarm

By: Bennet, Peter

Price: £4.75

Publisher: Hexham, Flambard Press, 2008

Edition: first edition

Paperback, 215mm x 137mm , 72pp. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is clean with no creasing or signs of wear. Verse by a Northumbrian poet inspired by the acoustical landscape of his homeland featuring "random rhyme and lightly handled traditional forms." Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: verse, Northumberland, rhyme, folly View more info

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Moonset and other poems

By: Blakemore, Trevor

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Riverside Press, 1924

Edition: first edition

Hardback, 200mm x 152mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 93pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Book still in original transparent dustsheet, almost entire, so spine and boards nice and clean. Block also clean but ragged right edge where cut. Collection of Blakemore poems including the dramatic title work. Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: Blakemore, Moonset, poetry View more info

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1914 & Other Poems

By: Brooke, Rupert

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1925

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Hardback, 196mm x 130mm dark blue cloth boards, 63pp. Fair/Less than good. Previous owner's name. Spine and boards bumped but clean, block edges ragged as cut with some foxing. Pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and chipped with loss at all edges, also grubby and stained in places. Later print of anthology of war and other poems by Brooke originally published one month after his 1915 death at the age of 27. Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: Grantche... View more info

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Open House

By: Brooks, David

Price: £5.00

Publisher: St Lucia, Queensland, University of Queensland Press, 2015

Edition: first edition

Paperback, 198mm x 130mm , 158pp. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is tight and clean with little or no wear. Ephemeral publisher's media release sheet. Follow-up anthology to "The Balcony" by an important contemporary Australian poet. Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: Slovenia, Eustralia, animal, Croesus View more info

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In Flanders Fields and other Poems of the First World War

By: Busby, Brian (ed)

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Arcturus, 2009

Edition: first thus

Hardback, 235mm x 167mm decorated boards, 192pp. plus index, Colour illustrations.Good +++/Good +++. Book has been read, spine bumped, still clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper is clean with spine bumped, minimal wear from handling. Illustrated with fine full-page colour paintings, this is a collection of WW1 poems, some familiar, some less so, by poets including Owen, Rosenberg and Brooke. Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: war, trenches, front, Hodgson View more info

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Such Liberty

By: Buxton, John

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan, 1944

Edition: first edition

Hardback, 8vo pink cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, vii prelims, 41pp. Good +++/Good +++. Dusting to block edge, some spotting on inner back board and back endpaper. Dustwrapper (now protected) has slight shelfwear and slight discolouring, and crease to top of front, but overall impression is clean. A slim volume of verse by a poet captured by the Germans in 1940, written (and published in this edition) during his continuing captivity, offering a raw reflection... View more info

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Don Juan (1819)

By: Byron, Lord ; Lee (M.A.), Brian (ed)

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London & Glasgow, Collins, 1969

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Owners inscription

Hardback, 185mm x 114mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 192pp. Good +/Good. Owners inscription. Book has been handled, now bumped with light wear from handling, clean overall with isolated pencil highlights. Dustwrapper has some wear and grubbiness from handling, top of spine torn by rear. Handy-sized edition of Byron's most famous poem, with scholarly notes and prefatory matter, including the poet's own. Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: romantic, Inez, passi... View more info

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University of Hunger - Collected Poems & Selected Prose

By: Carter, Martin ; Robinson, Gemma (ed)

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Tarset, Northumberland, Bloodaxe Books, 2006

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription and sticker label

Paperback, 216mm x 138mm , 320pp. plus index, Good +++/NoWrapper. Owners inscription and sticker label. Paperback is tight, bright and clean with minimal wear. Retrospective anthology of works by a major Guyanese poet of the 20th century who became a Minister in the post-colonial government of his country. Edited by Robinson, Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: Guyana, Caribbean, colonial, Walcott View more info