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Selected Poems, Crossley-Holland, Kevin
Selected Poems

Reuben and Other Poems, Baughan, B.E.
Reuben and Other Poems

The Irregular Verses of Rupert Brooke, Miller, Peter             (ed)
The Irregular Verses of Rupert Brooke

The Glass Swarm, Bennet, Peter
The Glass Swarm

Don Juan (1819), Byron, Lord  ;   Lee (M.A.), Brian         (ed)
Don Juan (1819)

Collected Poems, Key, Robert E.
Collected Poems

Ghosts, Fuller, John
Ghosts

The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott - with Life, Scott, Sir Walter
The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott - with Life

 

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1 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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2 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
3 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)
4 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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5 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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W.H. Auden - Selected Poems, Auden, W.H. ;   Mendelson, Edward
6 W.H. Auden - Selected Poems
Auden, W.H. ; Mendelson, Edward. Book Club Associates, London, 1979. first thus, Hardback, 204mm x 130mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xxi prelims, 314pp. plus index, Good +/Good +++. Book has been well read, light wear from handling, block edges a little tanned with a hint of foxing, pages clean. Dustwrapper has light wear from handling. Over a hundred poems by Auden which perhaps offer a more representative anthology than the poet's own 1968 selection. Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: Yeats, quest, Ariel. 16080

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Reuben and Other Poems, Baughan, B.E.
7 Reuben and Other Poems
Baughan, B.E.. Archibald Constable, Westminster, 1903. 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. 16193

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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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The Glass Swarm, Bennet, Peter
9 The Glass Swarm
Bennet, Peter. Flambard Press, Hexham, 2008. 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. 16191

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Moonset and other poems, Blakemore, Trevor
10 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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1914 & Other Poems, Brooke, Rupert
11 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
12 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)
13 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
14 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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Don Juan (1819), Byron, Lord  ;   Lee (M.A.), Brian         (ed)
15 Don Juan (1819)
Byron, Lord ; Lee (M.A.), Brian (ed). Collins, London & Glasgow, 1969. first thus, 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, passion, love. 16189

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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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Spell - a Sequence, Cookson, William
19 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
20 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
21 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
22 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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Generations - Poems by Sam Cornish, Cornish, Sam
23 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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24 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.
25 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
26 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
27 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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Selected Poems, Crossley-Holland, Kevin
28 Selected Poems
Crossley-Holland, Kevin. Enitharmon Press, London, 2001. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 144mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 160pp. Very Good/Very Good. Inscribed by author. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections, base of spine just a little bumped. Dustwrapper has little or no wear. Excellent collection of (mostly) previously-published verse by an accomplished storyteller and translator of Anglo-Saxon works. Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: Norfolk, Suffolk, father, child. 16190

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The Collected Poems of W.H. Davies 1928, Davies, W.H.
29 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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30 N'Heures Souris Rames - The Coucy Castle Manuscript
de Kay, Ormonde. Angus & Robertson, London, Sydney, Melbourne, 1985. first thus, Book is near fine save for some faint foxing to top of block. Curious little volume presenting a French Renaissance colllection of poems, annotated but not translated except in appendix, enabling first-time reader to note their remarkable likeness to popular English songs. No page numbers but approx. 64 pp. plus index, plus appendix/appendicies,. 4163

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