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Fables and Proverbs from the Sanskrit being the Hitopadesa, ,
1 Fables and Proverbs from the Sanskrit being the Hitopadesa
,. George Routledge, London, 1885. first edition, Hardback, 187mm x 122mm blue decorated cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 277pp. plus advertisments,Fair/NoWrapper. Victorian volume is now bumped and scuffed and grubby on outside, some darkening to edges, front endpaper partially lost, pages basically clean without inscription. Morley's Universal Library presentation of Charles Wilkins' translation of a venerable Indian text, with Introduction by Henry Morley. Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: Hindu, Veda, Dharma, Vishnu. 13339

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2 Gold Khan
,. Secker & Warburg, London, 1946. first thus, 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 Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: Turkic, Khan, Gold, epic. 6814

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3 Rustic Rhymes
, Rodger. Culross (printers), Coupar Angus, Perthshire, 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. 10680

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Another Word from Arlott, Allen, David Rayvern;   Arlott, John         (ed)
4 Another Word from Arlott
Allen, David Rayvern; Arlott, John (ed). Guild Publishing, London, 1985. first thus, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first thus, viii prelims, 312pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Gift Inscription. Spine a little bumped and book has been read but no obvious impefections. Clean and tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) has spine colour faded and minimal wear to edges but overall clean and presentable. Book club edition of "A further collection of John Arlott's broadcasts, cricket commentaries and writings." Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: Arlott, cricket, BBC, poetry. 8465

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Hoofed Gold, Allfrey, Toni
5 Hoofed Gold
Allfrey, Toni. Roundabout Publications, Ebrington, Glos., 1988. 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.. 12640

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Patience, Anderson, J.J.             (ed)
6 Patience
Anderson, J.J. (ed). Manchester University Press / Barnes & Noble, Manchester / New York, 1977. first edition, 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. 10538

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Tales and Legends of the English Lakes, Armistead, Wilson
7 Tales and Legends of the English Lakes
Armistead, Wilson. E.P. Publishing, Wakefield, 1976. first thus, Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xii prelims, 289pp. Very Good/Good +++. Previous owner's name. Book is not new but has no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some shelfwear along top. Facsimile reprint of 1891 original volume, covering the many romantic legends concerned with the Lake District, with many examples of the poetry written under the inspiration of these legends. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: Lake, legend, poetry, Buttermere. 4673

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8 Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold
Arnold, Matthew. Macmillan, London, 1896. 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. 15591

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Golden Numbers - A Book of Verse for Boys and Girls, Barnett, Mrs. P.A.             (ed)
9 Golden Numbers - A Book of Verse for Boys and Girls
Barnett, Mrs. P.A. (ed). Longmans, Green, London, 1906. Hardback, 188mm x 128mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, , viii prelims, 166pp. Good/NoWrapper. Book is old and has been well read, exterior bumped, smudge mark to front, some foxing to block edges and to opening/closing pages, else clean and tight. A young person's introduction to English poetry, including works by Kipling, Yeats, Byron and Scott, amongst other greats. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: poetry, Milton, Shakespeare, Shelley. 14470

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10 The Poetry of Homer
Bassett, Samuel Eliot. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1938. first edition, Hardback, 232mm x 152mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 273pp. plus index, Good +/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book has been well read, exterior bumped and worn, block edges darkened, pages clean. A fine scholarly guide to the extraordinary literary achievement of the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey. Volume 15 in the Sather Classical Lectures series. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: epic, hexameter, bard, Greece. 15017

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11 The Burden of the Past and the English Poet
Bate, W. Jackson. Chatto & Windus, London, 1971. first edition, Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 141pp. plus index, Good +++/NoWrapper. Front board edge a little scratched. Spine bumped. Block a little darkened. The Alexander Lectures given by Bate in Toronto in 1969, discussing various historical issues of English poetry. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: Bate, Johnson, Keats. 3603

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John Brown's Body, Benet, Stephen Vincent
12 John Brown's Body
Benet, Stephen Vincent. Farrar & Reinhardt, New York, 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 War, first published in 1928, Introduction by Henry Seidel Canby. Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: war, confederate, republic, America. 13844

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John Brown's Body, Benet, Stephen Vincent
13 John Brown's Body
Benet, Stephen Vincent. Doubleday, Doran & Company, New York, 1929. Hardback, 21cm x 14cm , 377pp. Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Exterior bumped, titles stickers darkened and worn, block edges grubby and a little ragged, stain on p.5 else clean if a little tanned. Early edition of Benet's epic poem of the American Civil War. Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: war, America, confederate, republic. 13843

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14 Edward Fitzgerald
Benson, A.C.. Macmillan, London, 1905. Hardback, 190mm x 124mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, , vi prelims, 297pp. plus index, plus advertisments,Fair/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Spine worn and partially detached, also bumped and a little darkened, like boards. Block edges show evidence of handling and age. From the "English Men of Letters" series, this is a literary biography of an eminent Victorian poet. Catalogue: Literary Biography. Keywords: Fitzgerald, poetry, England. 7408

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Moonset and other poems, Blakemore, Trevor
15 Moonset and other poems
Blakemore, Trevor. Riverside Press, Edinburgh, 1924. 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. 6818

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Vision - The Life and Music of Hildegard von Bingen, Bobko, Jane ;   Newman, Barbara ;      Fox Matthew
16 Vision - The Life and Music of Hildegard von Bingen
Bobko, Jane ; Newman, Barbara ; Fox Matthew. Penguin Studio, New York, 1995. first edition, Hardback, 216mm x 139mm decorated boards, 110pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is tight and clean with little or no wear. Lovely illustrated biography of the twelfth century German abbess famed for her mystic visions, poetry, theology and skills with medicine. Companion volume to a CD (not present) compiled and edited by Bobko, with text by Newman and commentary by Fox. Catalogue: Theology. Keywords: medieval, mystic, abbess, neume. 13735

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17 Orthometry - The Art of Versification and the Technicalities of Poetry with a New and Complete Rhyming Dictionary
Brewer (B.A.), R.F.. John Grant, Edinburgh, 1923. New and Revised Edition, Hardback, 206mm x 136mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, New and Revised Edition, xv prelims, 376pp. Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Spine and boards have been handled over years, spine colour faded, block darkened with age, some foxing to edges. Reference and technical guide for the poet. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: Poetry, Orthometry, rhyme. 8770

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18 Poetical Works of Robert Bridges excluding the eight dramas
Bridges, Robert. OUP - Humphrey Milford, London, 1914. first edition, Hardback, 187mm x 125mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 472pp. plus index, Fair/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book has been well read, staining/fading to boards, red stain also to edges of first dozen pages, else clean, if a little darkened by age. The Poems and Masks of Bridges, with two groups of Later Poems and Poems in Classical Prosody. Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: Prometheus, Demeter, Eros, Psyche. 14949

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The Fin-de-Siecle Poem - English Literary Culture and the 1890s, Bristow, Joseph             (ed)
19 The Fin-de-Siecle Poem - English Literary Culture and the 1890s
Bristow, Joseph (ed). Ohio University Press, Athens, OH, 2005. first edition, Hardback, 235mm x 160mm blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, xxxi prelims, 352pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Very Good. Gift Inscription. Book is tight and clean - very good save for small ink mark to top block edge only. Dustwrapper is bright and clean. A literary review of the finest English verse of the final years of the 19th century, with reference to the works of Wilde and Yeats as well as a number of lesser-known women poets. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: poetry, decadence, Mew, Robinson. 12598

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1914 & Other Poems, Brooke, Rupert
20 1914 & Other Poems
Brooke, Rupert. Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1925. first edition, 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: Grantchester, England, soldier, bugle. 13254

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Open House, Brooks, David
21 Open House
Brooks, David. University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Queensland, 2015. 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. 13378

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In Flanders Fields and other Poems of the First World War, Busby, Brian             (ed)
22 In Flanders Fields and other Poems of the First World War
Busby, Brian (ed). Arcturus, London, 2009. 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. 14185

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Such Liberty, Buxton, John
23 Such Liberty
Buxton, John. Macmillan, London, 1944. 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 on the nature of war, peace and liberty. Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: War, prison, freedom.. 2276

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The Great Feast of Language in Love's Labour's Lost, Carroll, William C.
24 The Great Feast of Language in Love's Labour's Lost
Carroll, William C.. Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1976. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 140mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 279pp. plus index, Good +++/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with minimal wear. Just a hint of faint foxing to block edges. Dustwrapper (now protected) has light wear only - spine colour a little faded. An excellent - and readable - academic study of the most wordy of all Shakespeare's plays whose reputation has been sullied by its verbosity. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: honorificabilitudinitatibus, poetry, meaning, words This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 11293

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University of Hunger - Collected Poems & Selected Prose, Carter, Martin ;   Robinson, Gemma         (ed)
25 University of Hunger - Collected Poems & Selected Prose
Carter, Martin ; Robinson, Gemma (ed). Bloodaxe Books, Tarset, Northumberland, 2006. first edition, 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. 13381

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26 Troilus and Crisyede
Chaucer, Geoffrey ; Warrington, John (ed). J.M. Dent, London, 1969. first thus, Hardback, 186mm x 117mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, ix prelims, 337pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Board corners a little bumped, book otherwise clean and tight. Later reprint of 1953 Everyman's Library edition of Chaucer's great 14th century narrative poem, edited with annotations by Warrington. Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: classic, Troy, Achilles, romance. 14011

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The Mundiad - sic transit gloria mundi, Clemens, Justin
27 The Mundiad - sic transit gloria mundi
Clemens, Justin. Black Inc., Melbourne, 2004. first edition, Paperback, 210mm x 135mm , 94pp. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is clean with little or no wear. A mock-heroic poem in the tradition of ancient epic but with strikingly modern subject matter - the low and mundane real world of the 21st century. Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: media, Ky;lie, science, postmodern. 12648

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Mary Webb, Coles, Gladys Mary
28 Mary Webb
Coles, Gladys Mary. seren - Poetry Wales Press, Bridgend, 1996. first edition, Paperback, 215mm x 137mm , xi prelims, 160+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Paperback has been read and spine has light creasing, else clean and tight. Biography of an early 20th century novelist, poet - and mystic, whose work was inspired by her residence on the Welsh border county of Shropshire. Catalogue: Literary Biography. Keywords: Shropshire, pantheism, Graves. 11011

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Spell - a Sequence, Cookson, William
29 Spell - a Sequence
Cookson, William. Agenda Editions, London, 1986. first edition, Paperback, 214mm x 140mm , 16pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Inscribed by author. Pamphlet/paperback is well produced and clean save for a little faint grubbiness to front. Inscription by author on inner front cover flap. Ten short poems by Cookson including "Four Haikus." Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: poetry, verse, haiku. 10596

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Vestiges, Cookson, William
30 Vestiges
Cookson, William. Agenda Editions / Big Little Poem Books, London / Grimsby, 1987. first edition, Paperback, 218mm x 138mm , 48pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Inscribed by author. Paperback is clean save for some evidence of occasional handling. No creasing. Inscription by author on front endpaper. Anthology of short poems by Cookson is a follow-up to his 1986 "Spell - A Sequence." Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: poetry, verse, haiku. 10597

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