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Just the Two of Us: Verse and Prose Poems Selected By Geoffrey Godbert

By: Astbury, Anthony

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Only Poetry: 1981

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 001603

Condition: Very Good


Blue softcover with titles in black on front cover and spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. Inscribed to the previous owner by the author on the title page. 75pp. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Verses

By: Astbury, Anthony

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Only Poetry: 1988

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 001604

Condition: Good


Softcover. Cream card covers with titles in black on front cover. Condition: God, with very light soiling and shelfwear. Inscribed by the author to the previous owners on the fep. 23pp. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Heroes' Twilight: a Study of the Literature of the Great War

By: Bergonzi, Bernard

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, The Macmillan Press: 1980

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 005467

ISBN: 0333281268

Condition: Very Good


First published in 1965, this is the second edition published in 1980. Red cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Inscription to previous owner from the author on title page. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. Not price-clipped. 241pp. The book ranges widely over the literary responses to the First World War made by English writers in poetry, fiction and autobiography. View more info

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Poems in the Porch

By: Betjeman, John

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, SPCK: 1955

Seller ID: 004179

Condition: Good


Third reprint, March 1955 (first published October 1954). Cream card covered stapled booklet, with title in red on front cover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers, and occasional light foxing to text throughout.21pp. A collection of verses originally written to be read out on the radio, which proved to be so popular that they needed to be reproduced in printed form. Illustrated throughout by John Piper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Leaves of Syon: Odes and Sonnets

By: Bury, Adrian

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, The Poseidon Press: 1943

Seller ID: 001876

Condition: Fair


Black buckram with titles in gilt on spine and cover. Top edge gilt. Condition: Fair to good, binding cracked internally in one place, otherwise sound. No inscriptions. Spine sunned. 48pp. A collection of six odes and fourteen sonnets about Syon Park and its owners, the Percy family of Northumberland. Bury dedicated the book to Henry Percy, 9th Duke of Northumberland who was killed in Flanders on May 21st, 1940, during the Second World War. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾"... View more info

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Messines and Other Poems (English Translations By Tita Brand-Cammaerts)

By: Cammaerts, Emile

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London and New York, John Lane, The Bodley Head: 1918

Seller ID: 005329

Condition: Good


Blue cloth with title in gilt on spine and gilt device on front cover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. A little colour water staining from blue cover cloth to top edge of front and rear pastedowns, not affecting the rest of the book in any way. Endpapers appear to possibly be made of handmade paper. Occasional light foxing to text throughout. No inscriptions. 119pp. The French and English versions of each poem are printed side by side. Size: 12mo - over ... View more info

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Arrangement in a Blue Jug

By: Clark, Thomas A

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Arnica Press: 1977

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 005920

Condition: Very Good


Blue paper covered sewn booklet with title in pale blue on front cover. Condition: Good with light shelfwear to covers. Signed and numbered 76 of 100 copies on handmade paper. Frontispiece by Laurie Clark View more info

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News from the South

By: Clark, Tom A and Verey, Charles

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Cardiff, Wales, Second Aeon Publications: 1970

Seller ID: 005636

ISBN: 0901068071

Condition: Good


Yellow card covered stapled booklet. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear to covers. Inscription on title page giving Charles Verey's address of Barnsley House, Gloucestershire (unclear whether it is printed or in felt-tip). 16pp. A small collection of poetry by Tom Clark and Charles Verey. View more info

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Robert Burns

By: Daiches, David

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1966

Seller ID: 004515

Condition: Very Good


Revised edition. Terracotta colour hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear, and light sunning to top of rear of jacket. Price-clipped. 334pp. This book presents a picture of Robert Burns the man in the context of the Scottish culture of his day, and also provides a careful assessment of Burns' stature as a poet and a detailed critical analysis of all the import... View more info

The Shipwreck

By: Falconer, William

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Strand, London, T.Cadell, Jun. And W.Davies: 1796

Seller ID: 004947

Condition: Fair


NB: Lacks elevation of fully-rigged merchant ship, and the chart of the ships path. Full leather binding with title in gilt on spine and gilt tooling to compartments on spine. Condition: Fair to good, covers are quite scuffed and shelfworn with the front outer joint of the front cover being cracked but holding firmly. Very occasional foxing to text. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Binding sound. 167pp. 4 b/w engraved plates, engraved by I.Parker and drawn by T.St... View more info

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Heart in Pilgrimage: a Study of George Herbert

By: Falloon, Jane

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Milton Keynes, Author--House: 2007

Seller ID: 004464

ISBN: 1425977553

Condition: Very Good


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with light sunning to spine and immediate surrounding area. Binding sound. Signed by author on title page. 231pp. In this book, the author has chosen twenty four of her favourite poems by George Herbert, and added to each of them her own appreciation and critical analysis. She has introduces the selection with chapters on the life of George Herbert, and also of his friend, Nicolas Ferrar, without whose efforts these wonderful poems would ... View more info

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Twelve Poems

By: Grennan, Eamon

Price: £17.00

Publisher: Woodside, California, Occasional Works: 1988

Edition: Limited.

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 004790

Condition: Fine


Olive green card covers with celtic decoration and title in black on maroon pasted on label on front cover and spine. Condition: Fine. This is no 117 of a limited edition of 150 copies and is signed by the poet underneath the colophon to the rear. 29pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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El Gran Zoo

By: Guillen, Nicolas

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Havana, Cuba, Contemporaneos: 1967

Seller ID: 004263

Condition: Good


NB: Text is in Spanish throughout. Softcover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Light crease to edge of front endpaper and next few pages. Inscription on the half-title dated 11/68 to Alexander Cockburn, the Irish-American political journalist. 85pp. plus index. B/w illustrations by Fayad Jamis. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Michael Shanks (Fantasy Poets, No.13)

By: Hall, Donald and Mellor, Oscar

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Swinford, Eynsham, Oxford, Fantasy Press: 1952

Seller ID: 002706

Condition: Fair


Stapled pamphlet in ivory paper with titles in black on front cover. Condition: Fair, covers are lightly sunned and soiled, staples beginning to rust. Internally clean and bright. Contains five poems by Michael Shanks, including "Lyonesse" and "Epitaph". 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Last Poems

By: Hodgson, Rose Marie

Price: £20.00

Publisher: The Keepsake Press: 1969

Seller ID: 003734

Condition: Very Good


Grey card covered booklet with title in black printed on white paper label pasted onto front cover. Condition: Very good, with a hint of sunning to very edge of spine. Ten poems on ten pages by Rose Marie Hodgson. One of the poems "Divine Prescription" has a word crossed out in biro, assumed to be a printing error. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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John Holland - Song of a Boy

By: Holland, John

Price: £36.00

Publisher: London, Privately Printed: 1939

Seller ID: 004225

Condition: Good


Cream cloth with title in gilt on spine and gilt vignette of a sea view to front cover. Condition: Good, with some faint foxing to covers. Light foxing to endpapers. Facsimile signature of John Holland to first blank page after front endpaper, which appears to be in pastel. A few of the first pages are uncut. Binding sound. Slipcase condition: Generally shelfworn, but still perfectly serviceable. 177pp. A memorial tribute to John Holland, who died in 1936 at the age of 1... View more info

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The Book of the Green Man

By: Johnson, Ronald

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Longmans Green & Co.: 1967

Seller ID: 005946

Condition: Good


Dark green hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 90pp. Ronald Johnson (1935-1968) was an American poet. This was his first published book of poetry and result from a year spen in England during 1962-63. He presents an image of England possibly unknown since the days of Blake, Calvert and Palmer. View more info

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Dylan Thomas: The Poems

By: Jones, Daniel (ed.)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, J.M.Dent & Sons Ltd.: 1971

Seller ID: 005308

ISBN: 0460038303

Condition: Very Good


Black hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Binding sound. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear. Some sunning to spine. Not price-clipped. 291pp. This volume contains nearly 200 poems by Dylan Thomas. It contains all the verse of the "Collected Poems 1934-1952" plus over one hundred other poems. The poems are arranged in chronological order of c... View more info

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Teapots and Quails and Other New Nonsenses

By: Lear, Edward

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1954

Seller ID: 004778

Condition: Very Good


Edited and introduced by Angus Davidson and Philip Hofer. Second printing. Illustrated paper covered boards with title on front cover and spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to head and tail of spine. previous owners name neatly written at top of front pastedown. Binding sound. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general shelfwear and light sunning. Faint small splashmark to front cover of jacket, with a couple of small chips missing to rear of jacket and... View more info

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Songs of Childhood (translated by William Jay Smith)

By: Lorca, Federico Garcia

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Roslyn, New York, The Stone House Press: 1994

Seller ID: 005919

ISBN: 0937035289

Condition: Fine


Blue decorative paper-covered boards with title in gilt on pale blue buckram spine. Slipcase. Condition: Fine. Slipcase condition: Good, with some foxing/small coffee splashes to to and base of slipcase, not affecting the book in any way. 27pp. Illustrated with five wood engravings by John De Pol. This edition was limited to 135 numbered copies signed by the translator, the artist, and the printer/publisher, with 100 for sale. This is no.102, the printer's copy (inscribe... View more info