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Lemkhin, Mikhail. (Foreword by Czeslaw Milosz, afterword by Susan Sontag).: Joseph Brodsky: Leningrad Fragments.
New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 1998. Hardback. 208pp. Fine book ikn Fine dustwrapper. "First edition" stated, although an isolated letter B on the publishing page suggests that the book may be a second printing. Conceived as a photo-poem, compiled during 25 years - 186 /w photographs "connected not by chronology or geography but by ties of association". (Book ref. 9001) £8.00
Hegley, John.: Beyond our Kennel.
London: Methuen, 1998. Hardback. 72pp. First edition. Fine book in Fine dustwrapper. Poetry. (Book ref. 8999) £4.00
Eliot, Valerie.: The Letters of T.S.Eliot: Volume 1 1898-1922.
London: Faber and Faber, 1988. Hardback. 639pp. Very Good book in near Fine dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. Heavy book. UK p&p is 6. (Book ref. 8364) £5.00
Pine, Richard, ed. (Essays on the work of Brendan Kennelly): Dark Fathers into Light: Bloodaxe Critical Anthologies : 2.
Newcastle upon Tyne: Bloodaxe books Ltd, 1994. Hardback. 224pp. First edition. Fine book in Fine dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. Looks like new. No underlining or annotations. Collection of nine essays addressing Brendan Kennelly's work - poetry, plays, novels and criticism. Includes a biographical portrait as Introduction, an extensive bibliography and an interview with Richard Pine. (Book ref. 2657) £8.00
John Glyde, Jun.: The New Suffolk Garland: A miscellany of anecdotes, romantic ballads, descriptive poems and songs, historical and biographical notices, and statistical returns relating to the county of Suffolk
Ipswich, England: Simpkin, Marshall and Co., 1866. Hardback. 464pp. First edition. Rebound in mauve cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Very Good condition. Some foxing to outer pages. (Book ref. 8924) £15.00
Bassir, Olumbe, ed.: An Anthology of West African Verse.
Ibadan, Nigeria: Ibadan University Press, 1957. Paperback. 68pp. First edition. Near Fine condition. Slight shelf-wear. Slight marking to page edges. Otherwise a bright copy. Poetry divided into 3 parts: Natural, Supernatural and Philosophical. Includes poems by Leopold S. Senghor, David Diop and many more. (Book ref. 8913) £5.00
Waters, Michael.: The Garden in Victorian Literature.
Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1988. Hardback. 371pp. First edition. Very Good book in near Fine dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. No underlining or annotations. (Book ref. 8873) £15.00
Dr G. Krishnamurtz. (Compiled by).: The Eighteen-Nineties: A Literary Exhibition: September 4-21 1973.
London: National Book League, September 1973. Paperback. 204pp. Good. Crease to spine. 1cm tear to paper at base of spine. Slight marking to covers and page edges. No underlining or annotations. Catalogue of an exhibition of books, mostly published in the 1890s or with subject-matter about the 1890s. Contents are: Preface, Acknowledgements, Anthologies, Individual Authors, Illustrated Books Literary Peridicals, Books about the Period. Includes b/w photographs of eight of the books. (Book ref. 4669) £4.00
Darbishire, Helen, ed.: Wordsworth: The Prelude: Books I, II, and parts of V and XII.
Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1928. Small hardback. 64pp. First edition. Near Very Good / no dustwrapper. Slight shelf-wear to corners and slight marking to front board. The text has been added to with some comments and underlining in pencil. Includes a ten-page introduction by the editor. (Book ref. 8848) £5.00
Percy Bysshe Shelley (Designed, composed, illustrated and printed by Geoffrey. L. Tillotson).: Ode to the West Wind.
Manchester: Department of Printing & Photographic Technology, College of Technology/ Geoffrey. L. Tillotson, 1927. Hardback. 16pp. Gilt lettering to front board. Near Very Good condition - bump to top of spine and some marking to the paper covered boards. Internally fine. Limited to 50 copies, this number 38, signed by the designer, illustrator, and printer, Geoffrey . L. Tillotson. (Book ref. 8805) £35.00
Stevens, Wallace.: Selected Poems.
London: Faber and Faber, 1965. Paperback. 143pp. First printing of this edition. Fine condition. Very slight shelf-wear. (Book ref. 8715) £4.00
MacNeice, Louis (edited by W.H. Auden).: Selected Poems of Louis MacNeice.
London: Faber and Faber, 1964. Paperback. 160pp. First edition. Fine condition. A very bright copy. (Book ref. 8714) £5.00
Arthur Hugh Clough (edited by A. L. P. Norrington).: The Poems of Arthur Hugh Clough. (Oxford Standard Authors edition).
London: Oxford University Press, 1968. Hardback reprint. 320pp. Fine / no dustwrapper. (Book ref. 8716) £7.00
Rudd, Gillian.: The Complete Critical Guide to Geoffrey Chaucer.
London: Routledge, 2001. Paperback. 200pp. Previous owner's name to corner of first page, otherwise looks near new. No underlining or annotations. (Book ref. 8688) £4.00
Kitson, Ken (signed by).: Moods, Moments & Memories.
New Romney: Bank House Books, 2009. Paperback. 106pp. First edition. Looks like new. Signed by the author, with a signature that looks like two faces, one happy, one sad. A book of poetry by a well-known actor: PC Cooper in Last of the Summer Wine; four different characters in Coronation Street, as well as parts in The Sweeney and Minder. Film appearances include Brassed Off and When Saturday Comes. (Book ref. 8687) £5.00
James Whitcomb Riley. (Illustrations by C. M. Relyea).: Rubaiyat of Doc Sifers.
London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1898. Hardback. 111pp. First UK edition. Good condition. Green cloth boards with some marking and darkening to spine. Illustrated front board and gilt lettering. Slight foxing to endpapers. Poetry. (Book ref. 8662) £5.00
Wiseman, Christopher (signed by).: Missing Persons.
Victoria, Canada: Sono Nis Press, 1989. Near Fine paperback in Very Good dustwrapper with a 1cm tear. 101pp. First edition. Signed by the author on the title-page. Poetry by a writer who was born in Britain and moved to Canada in1969. (Book ref. 8254) £4.00
Winchcombe, Anna.: Thomas Hardy: A Wayfarer.
Dorchester: Dorset County Library and The Thomas Hardy Society, 1978. Paperback. 44pp. First edition. Very Good. Slight shelf-wear to corners. Slight marking to covers. Illustarted with b/w photographs. (Book ref. 5665) £4.00
Wes Magee & John Cotton.: Poems for a Course. (Ownership signature of Martin Booth, novelist, poet and critic).
Berkhamsted, England: Priapus Poets, 1981. Card covers. 8 pages. First edition. Fine. Ownership signature of Martin Booth, dated 1981: A poet, novelist and critic, his novel The Industry of Souls was short-listed for The Booker Prize. (Book ref. 3203) £4.00
Wake, Brian. (signed by).: Raining Upwards.
Formby, Merseyside: Driftwood Publications, 2002. Paperback. 41pp. Fine. Indentation of old erased pencil price to page after front cover, otherwise looks near new. Signed by the author: "Very best wishes Brian Wake Dec 2000". Poetry. (Book ref. 5927) £5.00