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Gold Khan

By: ,

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1946

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 6814


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):

Seller ID: 10680


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

Seller ID: 12640


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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Patience

By: Anderson, J.J. (ed)

Price: £5.00

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

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 10538


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

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Reuben and Other Poems

By: Baughan, B.E.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Westminster, Archibald Constable: 1903

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16193


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:

Seller ID: 13844


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

Seller ID: 16191


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

Seller ID: 6818


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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Curiouser and Curiouser

By: Brahms, Caryl

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Haverstock: 1944

Edition: second edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 16490


Hardback, 189mm x 126mm blue cloth boards, black titles, second edition, 72pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by A.H. Watson. Fair/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Book is a wartime production now bumped, scuffed and grubby from handling, some stains also to boards. Collection of funny poems for children with drawings by Watson throughout. Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: childhood, family, animal, zoo 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

Seller ID: 13378


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

Seller ID: 14185


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

Seller ID: 2276


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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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

Seller ID: 13381


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

Troilus and Crisyede

By: Chaucer, Geoffrey ; Warrington, John (ed)

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent: 1969

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 14011


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 View more info

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The Solitary Man and other poems

By: Church, Richard

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent: 1941

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 16497


Hardback, 225mm x 150mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 79pp. Good/Fair. Previous owner's name. Book has been handled but clean overall and notably sturdy for a WW2-era volume. Block edges ragged as cut, two pages stained and just a hint of foxing here and there. Dustwrapper is worn and grubby from handling, front flap clipped, tanning to spine and edges. Collection of Church poems about war in the then-topical material sense but also a wider spiritual s... View more info

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Twenteth-Century Psalter

By: Church, Richard

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent: 1943

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 16499


Hardback, 190mm x 126mm grey cloth boards, red titles, first edition, 74pp. Good/Fair. Owners inscription. Book is a wartime production now bumped and worn, differential fading to endpapers, pages clean. Four ephemeral cuttings from wartime newspapers with poems including those of author. Dustwrapper is now worn and grubby from handling, spine tanned, some small stains also. Collection of wartime poems in the manner of the monthly Common Prayer cycle of the Book of Psal... View more info

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Dew Drops

By: Clarke, Katherine

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Cheltenham, 1876

Seller ID: 16498


Hardback, 218mm x 136mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, , 56pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Book has stain to bottom rear board, spine bumped but exterior notably clean given age. Differential fading to endpapers, some pages tanned but not all, clean overall. 25 single-page poems by a little-known woman poet of the Victorian age. Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: Conway, Gotham, Wye, Victorian View more info

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The Mundiad - sic transit gloria mundi

By: Clemens, Justin

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Black Inc.: 2004

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12648


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 View more info

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Spell - a Sequence

By: Cookson, William

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Agenda Editions: 1986

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 10596


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 View more info

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Vestiges

By: Cookson, William

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London / Grimsby, Agenda Editions / Big Little Poem Books: 1987

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 10597


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 View more info

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Zombie Bombs 4 - "Let's Communicate"

By: Cooper, Phil

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Bubble Publications: 1993

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 13379


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 View more info

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If I Don't Know

By: Cope, Wendy

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 2001

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10576


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 View more info

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Generations - Poems by Sam Cornish

By: Cornish, Sam

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Beacon Press:

Seller ID: 6813


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, ... View more info

The Life of Richard Rolle Together with an Edition of his English Lyrics (Now for the first time published)

By: Cowper, Frances M.M.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London / New York, J.M. Dent / E.P. Dutton: 1933

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 10506


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, Fra... View more info

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Cowper - Poetry and Prose, with Essays by Hazlitt & Bagehot

By: Cowper, William ; Milford, Humphrey S.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Oxford, The Clarendon Press: 1938

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 13270


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. ... View more info

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Chaucer: The Pardoner's Tale

By: Croft, Steven

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Oxford, OUP: 2006

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10599


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 View more info

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St. George for England

By: Croft-Cooke, Rupert

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Dulwich Press: 1966

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 6794


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 View more info

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Selected Poems

By: Crossley-Holland, Kevin

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Enitharmon Press: 2001

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 16190


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 View more info

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Sonnets for Helen

By: de Ronsard, Pierre

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin: 1972

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 12679


Paperback, 185mm x 121mm , xxviii prelims, c.150pp. plus index, Good/NoWrapper. Paperback has been well read, wear around exterior edges, some discolouring to block edges, pages clean. Retailer sticker on rear. Paperback presentation of a Renaissnace masterpiece of French verse, with English renderings and an Introduction by Humbert Wolfe. Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: Renaissance, France, sonnet View more info

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Island of Dreams - 99 Poems from Mustique

By: Dennis, Felix

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Noctua Press: 2007

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 13394


Paperback, 206mm x 180mm , 212pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Sybil Sparkes, Bill Good +++/NoWrapper. Signed by author. Glossy paperback has been handled and is now a little wobbly, small tear at base of spine but still bright and clean with CD attached to inner rear cover. Signed by Dennis below half-title. Collection of poems written by multi-millionaire publisher on his Caribbean island, with photographs by Sp... View more info