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An Anatomie of the World, wherein by occasion of the vntimely death of Mistris Elizabeth Drvry the frailtie and the decay of this whole world is represented, Donne, John
An Anatomie of the World, wherein by occasion of the vntimely death of Mistris Elizabeth Drvry the frailtie and the decay of this whole world is represented
Donne, John
25.00 GBP

The Poems and Fables of Robert Henryson, Schoolmaster of Dunfermline, edited from the earliest manuscripts and printed texts., Wood, H. Harvey (editor)
The Poems and Fables of Robert Henryson, Schoolmaster of Dunfermline, edited from the earliest manuscripts and printed texts.
Wood, H. Harvey (editor)
4.00 GBP

Indian Songs of Passion (poems), Emanuel, Gladys  (Mrs John Grossmann)
Indian Songs of Passion (poems)
Emanuel, Gladys (Mrs John Grossmann)
15.00 GBP

Robert Bridges - a study of traditionalism in poetry, Guerard, Albert
Robert Bridges - a study of traditionalism in poetry
Guerard, Albert
7.50 GBP

Pavannes and Divagations, Pound, Ezra
Pavannes and Divagations
Pound, Ezra
3.50 GBP

Georgian Poetry, 1911 - 1922 : The Critical heritage, Rogers, Timothy (editor)
Georgian Poetry, 1911 - 1922 : The Critical heritage
Rogers, Timothy (editor)
5.00 GBP

A Complete Bibliography of the Writings in Prose and Verse of John Ruskin, with a list of the more important Ruskiniana, Wise, Thomas J. & Smart, James P.
A Complete Bibliography of the Writings in Prose and Verse of John Ruskin, with a list of the more important Ruskiniana
Wise, Thomas J. & Smart, James P.
35.00 GBP

Complaints, Spenser, Edmund (edited by W.L. Renwick)
Complaints
Spenser, Edmund (edited by W.L. Renwick)
8.50 GBP

 

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1 Cathedrals - a contribution by poets to the celebration of the nine hundredth anniversary of Winchester Cathedral
Winchester College Printing Society 1979 Atkinson-Willes, Richard & Southgate, Richard 
Limited edition of 900 copies (this being number 625). Small, tall quarto, pp (56), title-page printed in red and black, wood-engraved illustrations, hessian cloth with leather labels on spine and upper cover, small bookplate of John Sparrow on front endpaper. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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2 The Phoenix Nest, Reprinted from the Original Edition of 1593
Kensington Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald 1926 
Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press, on Kentish Rag paper, in a limited edition of 500 copies, this one being numbered 65. Large 8vo, pp 8, (8), 117, uncut, original boards with cloth spine, a duplicate from a college reference library, with number on front endpaper and bookplate of Bernard Wallis, but no other internal markings; there is a neat stamp on top, bottom and fore-edges, and a shelf number on the spine. This is still a very good copy, with very little wear. (A reprint of a rare early poetry anthology. Authors identified were Nicholas Breton, Edward Dyer, Richard Edes, Goss, Robert Greene, A.H., William Herbert, Thomas Lodge, the Earl of Oxford, George Peele, Walter Raleigh, Matthew Roydon, William Smith & Thomas Watson.] 
Price: 18.50 GBP
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3 Blunden, Edmund (ed) The Poems of William Collins
Kensington Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald 1929 
Printed by the Chiswick Press on Kentish Rag paper, in a limted edition of 500 copies, this one being numbered 150. Frontispiece (by John Flaxman), viii, 179, (2), original grey boards, rather sunned and faded, a little worn, a spare spine label is loosely inserted at the end. Bookplate of Bernard Wallis, with his original invoice dated 7th October 1942 for 12/6 included. A duplicate from a college reference library with their number and bookplate on the front endpaper, a barcode on the rear endpaper, a shelf number on the spine, and stamp on top, bottom and fore-edges. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Scar Lines - poetry by Griselda Cann, Cann, Griselda
4 Cann, Griselda Scar Lines - poetry by Griselda Cann
London Cast Iron Press 1993 1898761000 / 9781898761006 First Edition Paperback Very Good Cook, Kandis 
Large slender 8vo, pp (16), paperback, covers showing the slightest signs of wear, otherwise a very good copy. With prospectus loosely inserted. SCARCE. (EDITION LIMITED TO 200 COPIES, OF WHICH THIS IS A PROOF COPY] 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Octop, and Other Beasts Less Rude., Costa, Elsa
5 Costa, Elsa Octop, and Other Beasts Less Rude.
First Edition Paperback Good 
pp (36), original buff sewn wrappers, a little chipped and browned. A book of (only slightly !) risque poems. Privately printed, presumably in Italy as the cover price is 100 lire. A note on the rear flap states "For broad-minded adults only. A limited edition of this remarkable book, which will be published shortly in New York and London". (n.d. c.1920?) 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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The Diverting History of John Gilpin: Showing how he went farther than he intended and came safe home again, Cowper, William
6 Cowper, William The Diverting History of John Gilpin: Showing how he went farther than he intended and came safe home again
London Penguin Books 1954 Pictorial boards Very Good Very Slightly Worn Ronald Searle 
Illustrated throughout by Ronald Searle, small slim 12mo, pp 44, endpapers slightly age-toned, otherwise clean and sound internally, pictorial boards showing the slightest signs of use, binding leaning very slightly, the dustwrapper is not price-clipped, it is very slightly marked and worn. Ovewrall a nice copy. Postage will be reduced. 
Price: 3.00 GBP
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An Anatomie of the World, wherein by occasion of the vntimely death of Mistris Elizabeth Drvry the frailtie and the decay of this whole world is represented, Donne, John
7 Donne, John An Anatomie of the World, wherein by occasion of the vntimely death of Mistris Elizabeth Drvry the frailtie and the decay of this whole world is represented
Shaftesbury The High House Press 1929 Cloth-backed boards Good 
Large slim 8vo, pp 32, uncut and unpressed, a little age-browning to the edges, slightly uneven browning to the endpapers, otherwise very clean and sound internally, cloth backed marbled boards a bit rubbed, paper title label on spine slightly chipped. [Limited numbered edition of 170 copies]. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Indian Songs of Passion (poems), Emanuel, Gladys  (Mrs John Grossmann)
8 Emanuel, Gladys (Mrs John Grossmann) Indian Songs of Passion (poems)
Calcutta Thacker, Spink & Co. 1908 Second edition Unbound Fair 
Slim 12mo, pp v, 38, self wrappers, a little foxed and soiled throughout. EXTREMELY SCARCE. [The wife of John Grossmann, a jute broker, and the mother of the film director Val Guest who was born in India. He returned to England after his parents' divorce, having been told that his mother had died.] 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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9 Emerson, Ralph Waldo An Emerson Treasury, (edited by J. Pennells)
London Siegle, Hill & Co. Soft suede Good 
12mo, pp (4), 126, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, in a publisher's full soft suede binding, yapp edges, embossed decoration on upper cover, slightly worn. 
Price: 4.50 GBP
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A Floral Anthology, Emslie, George (compiler)
10 Emslie, George (compiler) A Floral Anthology
Leigh on Sea F. Lewis 1943 First Edition Cloth Good 
Illustrated with 12 mounted colour plates, large slim 8vo, pp 32, inscription on front endpaper, inner hinges cracking slightly but not weak, a little staining to the inner margins, otherwise very good. A slight mustiness pervades the book. SURPRISINGLY SCARCE. [Includes a plate by Maxwell Armfield, one by George Sheringham, two by Brangwyn, three by H. Davis Richter etc.] 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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11 Evans, John M. Old Silences - New Voices : Poems from Brewery Hill, South Gloucestershire
Upton Cheyney Gailes Press 1998 0953204707 / 9780953204700 Wilcox, Rachel 
Small 8vo, illustrated with line drawings, pp 64, dark violet boards with gilt decoration, with typed letter signed by author. [Postage will be reduced] 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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12 Frost, Robert Christmas Trees (hardback edition)
New York Henry Holt & Company 1990 0805012087 / 9780805012088 Rand, Ted 
Illustrated, large slim 8vo, pp (32), dustwrapper, good copy. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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13 Fuller, Roy The Middle of a War - The New Hogarth Library Vol. 8
London The Hogarth Press 1942 
First Edition, small 8vo, pp 48, pale turquoise cloth with very slight fading, good dust wrapper but sunned and very slightly marked. This copy belonged to the late Anthony Huxley and his inscription is on the front endpaper. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Poetical Works of Johnson, Parnell, Gray and Smollett. With memoirs, critical dissertations and explanatory notes by the Rev. George Gilfillan., Gilfillan, Rev, George
14 Gilfillan, Rev, George The Poetical Works of Johnson, Parnell, Gray and Smollett. With memoirs, critical dissertations and explanatory notes by the Rev. George Gilfillan.
Edinburgh James Nichol 1855 
Large 8vo, pp x, 254, edges slightly unevenly trimmed, a little age-toning and slight marking but overall a much better than average condition internally for a book of this age and very tight. Bookplate of William Abercrombie. Green blind-stamped embossed cloth, very slightly worn, spine faded and slightly frayed at the head. An attractive copy. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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Robert Bridges - a study of traditionalism in poetry, Guerard, Albert
15 Guerard, Albert Robert Bridges - a study of traditionalism in poetry
Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University 1942 First Edition Cloth Good 
Large 8vo, pp xvi, 332, a little used but clean internally, an ex-public library copy, with bookplate on the front endpaper, two plates and a ticket holder on the rear endpapers, an inked number and withdrawn stamp on the verso of the title page, blue cloth a little worn, shelf number and cross on the spine. 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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The Last Leaf - poem, Holmes, Oliver Wendell
16 Holmes, Oliver Wendell The Last Leaf - poem
Cambridge, Mass. Houghton Mifflin & Co 1895 Decorative Cloth Good Edwards, George Wharton & F. Hopkinson Smith 
Illustrated with drawings throughout, small 8vo, pp (c.112), top edge gilt, (pages 5 - 9 a bit stained), cream and grey cloth, decorated in gilt, a little worn and marked. 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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Scepticism and Poetry - an essay on the poetic imagination, James, D.G.
17 James, D.G. Scepticism and Poetry - an essay on the poetic imagination
London George Allen & Unwin 1937 
First edition. pp 275, a little light foxing, marginal mark to pages 148/149, otherwise very clean and tight, red cloth very slightly worn, the spine slightly faded and marked and a little bruised at the head. A good sound pleasing copy. [The imaginative use of language, imagination lyric and morality, visionary dreariness, Adam's dream, the failure of the ballad-makers, poetry dogma and the mystical.] 
Price: 6.50 GBP
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There Never Was a Finer Day - Landscape Paintings of Wessex, Lynch, James (& Edward Thomas)
18 Lynch, James (& Edward Thomas) There Never Was a Finer Day - Landscape Paintings of Wessex
Furlong Fields Publishing 2014 0954439457 / 9780954439453 First Edition Pictorial boards New Lynch, James Signed by Illustrator
Well illustrated with Lynch's stunning paintings, accompanied by Edward Thomas's poems, horizontal 8vo, pp 72, pictorial laminated boards, a very good new copy. SIGNED BY THE ARTIST ON THE TITLE PAGE. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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19 Mortimer, John D. (Introduction by John Betjeman ) An Anthology of the Home Counties
London Methuen & Co. Ltd 1947 
16 plates, small 8vo, pp xxxii, 256, cloth very slightly worn, otherwise a good sound copy in a chipped and slightly worn dustwrapper. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his signature on the front endpaper]. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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Twilight - First and Probably Last Poems   [Fred Whitsey's copy], Nichols, Beverley
20 Nichols, Beverley Twilight - First and Probably Last Poems [Fred Whitsey's copy]
Maidstone Bachman & Turner 1982 0859741133 / 9780859741132 Paperback Good Signed by Author
Slim 8vo, pp 72, paperback, top edge slightly bumped, covers slightly worn and curled. [Presentation copy signed by author, and with short note on Sudbrook Cottage notepaper]. Originally priced at 2.95, but now exceedingly scarce. [Fred Whitsey's copy with his bookplate. He was the gardening correspondent of the Sunday and Daily Telegraph for a total of 45 years. A quiet unassuming man, a pacifist, a notable amateur violin player and a great gardener.] 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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