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Poetry

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The Complete Poetical Works of James Thomson, Robertson (M.A.), J. Logie
The Complete Poetical Works of James Thomson

Poems, Wilcox, Ella Wheeler
Poems

The Flesh of their Dreams - poems, Novak, Estelle Gershgoren
The Flesh of their Dreams - poems

Keats - Poetical Works, Garrod, H.W.
Keats - Poetical Works

The Penguin Book of Socialist Verse, Bold, Alan             (ed)
The Penguin Book of Socialist Verse

Collected Poems 1928-1985, Spender, Stephen
Collected Poems 1928-1985

The Faerie Queene, Spenser, Edmund ;   Bayley, P.C.         (ed)
The Faerie Queene

Aria - translations, Sen, Sudeep
Aria - translations

 

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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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Hoofed Gold, Allfrey, Toni
4 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)
5 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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Disbelief, Ash, John
6 Disbelief
Ash, John. Carcanet, Manchester & New York, 1987. first edition, Paperback is clean and tight, no creasing or curling. A fourth volume of poems - and prose - by a New York-resident English poet.. 13374

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John Brown's Body, Benet, Stephen Vincent
7 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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John Brown's Body, Benet, Stephen Vincent
8 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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Moonset and other poems, Blakemore, Trevor
9 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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The Penguin Book of Socialist Verse, Bold, Alan             (ed)
10 The Penguin Book of Socialist Verse
Bold, Alan (ed). Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1970. first edition, Paperback, 180mm x 112mm , 550pp. plus index, plus advertisments,Good/NoWrapper. Paperback has been well read, edges tanned and grubby from handling, creased final page, bottom corner creasing to a handful of middle pages, text unmarked. A collection of socialist poems - in English and in English translation - from all over the world. Edited with a 25-page Introduction by Bold. Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: left, radical, revolution, Marx. 15003

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11 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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1914 & Other Poems, Brooke, Rupert
12 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
13 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)
14 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
15 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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University of Hunger - Collected Poems & Selected Prose, Carter, Martin ;   Robinson, Gemma         (ed)
16 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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17 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
18 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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Back to Life - Poems from behind the Iron Curtain, Conquest, Robert             (ed)
19 Back to Life - Poems from behind the Iron Curtain
Conquest, Robert (ed). Hutchinson, London, 1958. first edition, Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, orange titles, first edition, 107pp. Good +/Good. Ex-lib. Stamps and inscriptions on front endpaper. Endpapers have some differential fading. Block and boards basically sound. Spine slightly bumped. Dustwrapper (now protected) has shelfwear with chipping along top and bottom, with small loss at ends of spine. Rear generally smudged. Anthology of works by poets of the Eastern Bloc, collected during the post-Stalin loosening of Soviet central control of the arts in Eastern Europe. Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: Soviet, poetry, Khruschchev, Poland. 3122

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Spell - a Sequence, Cookson, William
20 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
21 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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Zombie Bombs 4 - "Let's Communicate", Cooper, Phil
22 Zombie Bombs 4 - "Let's Communicate"
Cooper, Phil. Bubble Publications, 1993. first edition, Pamphlet, 211mm x 146mm , 72pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Signed by author. Staple-bound paperback volume has been handled, spine frayed at ends, staples rusted, some small stains to front, pages clean. Printed in Brecon, Wales, this is a fourth collection of poems by an advocate of "Street Poetry" as a means of expression for young people. Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: street, Lennon, cannabis. 13379

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If I Don't Know, Cope, Wendy
23 If I Don't Know
Cope, Wendy. Faber & Faber, London, 2001. first edition, Paperback, 197mm x 133mm , 76pp. Less than good/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled but no obvious imperfections. Price/publisher stickers on inner front flap and rear. Another collection of short poems by the creator of "Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis," along with the much longer "The Teacher's Tale." Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: poetry, gardens, 1968. 10576

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Making Cocoa for Kinsley Amis, Cope, Wendy
24 Making Cocoa for Kinsley Amis
Cope, Wendy. Faber & Faber, London, 1999. first thus, Paperback, 177mm x 110mm , 61pp. Very Good/NoWrapper. Little paperback is tight and clean with just a few pencil marks. First paperback edition of the 1986 anthology of poems by Cope which "established her as one of [Britain's] funniest and most eloquent poets." Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: Cope, teacher, smoking, Amis. 10577

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Generations - Poems by Sam Cornish, Cornish, Sam
25 Generations - Poems by Sam Cornish
Cornish, Sam. Beacon Press, Hardback, 210mm x 141mm brown card boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, , xii prelims, 81pp. Good +++/Good +. Spine bumped, light foxing to top edge of block, pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear to edges with chipping to top rear by spine. With a preface by Ruth Whitman, this is a collection of poems by a major voice in 20th Century American black poetry. No date given but after 1971. Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: Cornish, Baltimore, Black, poetry. 6813

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26 The Life of Richard Rolle Together with an Edition of his English Lyrics (Now for the first time published)
Cowper, Frances M.M.. J.M. Dent / E.P. Dutton, London / New York, 1933. first thus, Hardback, 224mm x 135mm grey cloth boards, black titles, first thus, xx prelims, 340+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book in good condition given age - spine bumped and creased, edges a little grubby, but pages clean and unmarked. First Cheap Edition of Cowper's literary biography of a lesser-known English poet of the early 14th century. Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: Thonton, Oxford, Franciscan, poetry. 10506

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Cowper - Poetry and Prose, with Essays by Hazlitt & Bagehot, Cowper, William ;   Milford, Humphrey S.
27 Cowper - Poetry and Prose, with Essays by Hazlitt & Bagehot
Cowper, William ; Milford, Humphrey S.. The Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1938. first edition, Hardback, 187mm x 127mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 5th impression, , 196pp. plus advertisments,Good/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book has been well read, exterior bumped at corners, some light foxing to block edges, isolated pencil notes, else clean and tight. Poems, letters and other writings by a great English man of letters, with praise from two equally eminent contemporaries, introduced and with Notes by Milford. Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: letters, Georgian, Sofa, shrubbery. 13270

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Chaucer: The Pardoner's Tale, Croft, Steven
28 Chaucer: The Pardoner's Tale
Croft, Steven. OUP, Oxford, 2006. first edition, Paperback, 198mm x 129mm , viii prelims, 136pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is tight, bright and clean with no creasing or curling. Volume in "Oxford Student Texts" series offers the Riverside text of one of the most famous of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, with full apparatus and analysis for the 21st century scholar. Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: Chaucer, Canterbury, Pardoner. 10599

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St. George for England, Croft-Cooke, Rupert
29 St. George for England
Croft-Cooke, Rupert. Dulwich Press, London, 1966. first edition, Hardback, 207mm x 135mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 20pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Book in very good conditon with no obvious imprefections save for a little light marking on front board and a single spot to inner board. Pages clean save for smudge on p.1 . #104 in an edition of 500. Modern poem by Croft-Cooke addressing contemporary post-imperial English political matters. Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: Croft-Cooke, England, george. 6794

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The Collected Poems of W.H. Davies 1928, Davies, W.H.
30 The Collected Poems of W.H. Davies 1928
Davies, W.H.. Jonathan Cape, London, 1929. first edition, Hardback, 197mm x 130mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , xx prelims, 391pp. plus index, Good +/NoWrapper. Some foxing to block edges, spine colour a little faded, else clean and tight. 431 poems by Davies from the beginning of his career in 1905 up to the title date, including "The Song of Love." Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: poetry, verse, Davies. 13271

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