Fyfield Books 1st 1972
8vo, sl tanning to d/w edges o/w F/VG++ 430 gms
(Order reference 10039).
Select Editions rep 1993
4to, glazed pictorial boards in a similar d/w M/VG++ 550 gms
(Order reference 10139).
Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1st American edn 1985
4to, gold titling to sp + fr bd, min crsing to edges of d/w o/w F/VG++ 495 gms
(Order reference 10148).
Collins 1st 1985
4to, gold titling to spine + fr bd F/VG++ 495 gms
(Order reference 10176).
Paleface Press 1992
8vo pb 66pp, gift inscr by author to fr cvr verso VG++ 115 gms
(Order reference 10276).
Sunstone Press 1st 1987
16mo, glazed pictorial boards M 130 gms
(Order reference 10676).
Titus Wilson 2nd edn April 1942
8vo, thick card cvrs with cloth spine inpaper d/w. Sl wr + sl crsing to slightly grubby d/w o/w VG++/VG+ 120 gms
(Order reference 11231A).
Landy Publishing 1999
square format 4to pb 60pp, foredge sl grubby o/w VG++ 175 gms
(Order reference 11388).
Gall & Inglis no date c1865
8vo, bevel edged boards with black, gold + green deeply stamped decoration + titling to font bd, gold stamped decoration + titling to spine + v sl wr + mrking to bds. Handwritten prize dedication to flyleaf dated 1876. VG++ 580 gms
(Order reference 11764).
Past Times 1997
8vo, glazed pictorial boards F+ 205 gms
(Order reference 12374A).
Frederick Warne no date (c 1890)
small 4to, all edges gilt, marbled eps + pastedowns, v min wr + v sl abrasion to bds o/w VG+ 1010 gms
(Order reference 12848).
Michael Joseph 5th imp 1972
8vo, sl dulling to bd edges, sl wr to d/w edges, sl spotting/staining to d/w foldovers + prelims o/w VG+/VG 245 gms
(Order reference 12859).
These poems were all written by Rod McKuen, one of the finest chansonniers and song writers in America today. Or, to quote Gene Lees of HI FI Stereo Review, 'the best contemporary song writer around" An opinion shared by The Times, The New Tork Times and Paris Match. In addition, this book previously published privately by Rod McKuen, has helped to make him one of the best-selling authors of poetry in the world today.
The words within these pages are for music. They sing of love lost and found and lost again. They are hymns to the dying, sonnets to the summer and verses of the joy of being wanted - even for a night. Love words gentle, direct, beautifully lasting.
Privately Published no date
4to, red bds with gold titling to spine + fr bd, bfds sl dulled o/w VG+ 770 gms
(Order reference 12920A).
Methuen & Co. 12th edn 1913
8vo, red calf bds with gold titling to spine and gold elephants head + swastika in roundel to front bd, v min wr + sl dulling to bds o/w VG+ 200 gms
(Order reference 12952).
Methuen & Co. 25th edn 1920
8vo, blue boards with gold titling to spine and gold elephants head + swastika in roundel to front board, slight wear to boards o/w VG+ 200 gms
(Order reference 12953)
Methuen & Co. 36th edn 1922
8vo, red calf bds with gold titling to spine and gold elephants head + swastika in roundel to front bd, v min wr to bd edges, tiny pce mssg at hd of spine o/w VG+ 210 gms
(Order reference 12954).
Methuen & Co. 34th edn 1918
8vo, red calf bds with gold titling to spine and gold elephants head + swastika in roundel to front bd, v min wr to bd edges + small pce mssg from hd of spine o/w VG+ 165 gms
(Order reference 12956).
Macmillan & Co. 1925
8vo, red calf cvred bds with black + gold stamped decoration to spine + fr bd, gold titling to spine, wr to bd edges + spine o/w VG 190 gms
(Order reference 12961).
Methuen & Co. 26th edn 1914
8vo, blue bds, gold titling to spine, v v min dulling to bds, pencil signature + date to fep o/w VG+ 280 gms
(Order reference 12966).
Methuen & Co. 26th edn 1914
8vo, blue bds with gold titling to spine, v v min dulling to bds o/w VG+ 280 gms
(Order reference 12967).
Burns & Oates 13th edn 1912
4to, gold titling to spine + fr bd, prev owner's name + date (1936) to fep, bds worn + dulled o/w VG 380 gms
(Order reference 12970).
Alexander Gardner new edn 1887
small 8vo, green bds with bevelled edges, gold titling to spine + fr bd, pages untrimmed, v v sl wr to bds o/w VG+ 395 gms
(Order reference 12992).
Michael Joseph 1st 1976
8vo, v min spotting to top edge of pp, v v sl wr + v v sl dulling to the d/w o/w VG++/VG++ 625 gms
(Order reference 13107).
Harrap rep 1985
4to pb, v min wr to edges of cvrs o/w VG++ 310 gms
(Order reference 13407).
J M Dent & Sons rep 1928
8vo, no d/w, green bds with black titling + decoration to front bd, black titling to spine. V min bmps to bds + v v min wr o/w VG+ 265 gms
(Order reference 13499A).
G C Book Publishers 1st 1989
8vo F/VG++ 200 gms
(Order reference 13631).
Gibbs M Smith 1985
small 8vo pb 201pp VG++ 165 gms
(Order reference 13975).
Caxton Editions 1st 2001
4to, glazed pictorial boards in a similar d/w, v slight wr + 1 short tr to d/w o/w F/VG++ 730 gms
(Order reference 14051).
Blackie and Son 1977
small 8vo, no d/w, glazed pictorial boards, rbs + sl wr to bds o/w VG+ 90 gms
(Order reference 14071).
Blackie no date
small 8vo pb 51pp, v v min wr to edges of cvrs, prev owner's name to inside fr cvr o/w VG+ 70 gms
(Order reference 14072).
Ward Lock 6th Imp 1965
8vo, red faux leather cvrs with gold titling + device to fr bd + gold titling to spine VG++ 115 gms
(Order reference 14668).
City of London Book Depot 1899
8vo, paper-cvred bds with cloth spine, rubs, wr + sl staining to cvrs, some underlining + marginalia, name to fep o/w VG+ 165 gms
(Order reference 14681).
Samuel Weiser 1st 2000
8vo paperback 224pp, gift inscription to inside fr cvr, slight sunning to spine o/w VG++ 330 gms
(Order reference 14836B).
Just as Yeats the poet gives the clearest expression of his magical ideas, so it is the literary scholar who best introduces us to Yeats's texts—and Susan Johnston Graf is a model literary scholar: deeply versed in Yeats's work, she also possesses both a clear insight into his esoteric ideas and a rare sympathy with them. Concentrating on A Vision, Yeats's most baffling work, and on its unjustly neglected and equally enigmatic precursor, Per Amica Silentia Lunae, Graf traces the development of Yeats's magical world-viewand analyzes its essential concepts.
She introduces us to the key symbols of the Rose, the Mask, and the Tower; to the idea of the creative tension between self and anti-self, to the empowering daimon and to the crucial role of sexuality in both the theory and practice of Yeats's magic. Exploring Yeats's mind in a fascinating and original way, Graf presents us with the real Demon est Deus Inversus: Yeats as a fusion of magician and poet, a true genius and a true Twentieth-Century Magus.
—R. A. Gilbert, antiquarian bookseller and esoteric scholar
W. B. Yeats—Twentieth-Century Magus is a comprehensive study of his magical practices and beliefs. Yeats moved through many different phases of spiritual development, believing that his life was an intellectual, spiritual, and artistic quest—a quest greatly influenced by Celtic lore, Theosophy, Golden Dawn ceremonial magic, Swedenborg's metaphysics, the works of Jacob Boehme and Neo-Platonism. For Yeats, writing poetry was an act of divine possession, and he believed that a perfected soul was the source of his inspiration, visiting him during times of superconscious awareness. Susan Johnston Graf meticulously documents and provides evidence that Yeats's poetry is a brilliant, lyric narrative of reality captured through the mind of a practicing magician working in the Western Tradition.
Jigensha 1st 1980
landscape fmt 4to. A book of poems illustrated by Tomomi Imanari and Koichi Yanashima. In English and Japanese. Large gift inscription to fep. VG++ 670 gms
(Order reference 14982).
Viking 1st edn in GB 1989
8vo, black boards with gold titling to spine, ex library with usual stamps, front end free paper missing, front and rear surfaces of boards torn from removal of adhesive cover, slight sunning to d/w o/w VG/VG 510 gms
(Order reference 15206)
Evans Brothers 1st 1967
8vo paperback 160pp. Very, very slight dulling to edges of covers o/w VG++
(Order reference 15210)
Macmillan 1st 1887
blue cloth-covered boards 11.5 x 14 cm. 20 chromolithographs by A Woodruff. Front free endpaper missing, covers becoming detached, wear and marking to boards o/w VG 95 gms
(Order reference 15213)
Faber & Faber 1st 1988
8vo paperback 81 pages. Slight tanning to page edges o/w F 115 gms
(Order reference 15482)
8vo paperback 544 pages. Very minor wear + bumps to edges of covers + very slight mottling o/w VG++ 380 gms
(Order reference 15525)
W.B. Yeats' life spanned the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century, and his poetry reflects all the turmoil, fervour, traditions and revolutions of that period. From the quiet beauty of 'The Lake Isle of Innisfree' to the apocalyptic resonance of 'The Second Coming', this collection shows the impact of a great poet whose startling relevance to our own times grows more and more evident.
Northcote House 1st 2009
8vo paperback 126 pages, very minor bump to bottom corner of front cover o/w F 215 gms
(Order reference 15700)
This book offers the general reader an introduction to some of the most exciting poetry of recent years. Lee Harwood, Chris Torrance and Barry MacSweeney all write against the grain, shaping the lyric into an instrument of criticism as well as ecstatic joy. Their writing expresses the power of poetry to expose the corruption of language to excite political passion, but also to touch the deepest bodily core of pain and joy. This is poetry written against the prevailing culture, uncompromising in its commitment to truth. These poets take lyrical emotion away from gutless pastoral nostalgia and dull conservative language and bring it into the contemporary: poetry that, instead of lulling to sleep, explodes with the possibilities of life.
Souvenir Press 1st 1991
8vo, black boards with silver titling to spine, sunning to d/w spine o/w F++/VG++ 725 gms
(Order reference 15761)
David Winter & Sons 19th impression 1973
small 8vo paperback 214 pages, minor bumps, wear + sunning to covers o/w VG+. With a biographical sketch and reminiscences by the author and portrait by D B Gray. 185 gms
(Order reference 15897)
The Times Literary Supplement described William Topaz McGonagall (born in Edinburgh in 1830) as 'a real genius, for he is the only memorable truly bad poet in our language'.
Stewart Tabori & Chang 1st 1992
1/2 bound, cloth sp, sl crsing to d/w o/w VG++/VG+ 502 gms
(Order reference 1768).
publisher not stated 3rd edn 1978
8vo, paper covers 20pp, 2 pages of b/w photos. Foreword by Geo. E Mullard. Contains 'East Coker', order of service for 26th September 1965 memorial service + address given by Sir Rupert Hart Davis. Covers slightly sunned o/w VG 54 gms
(Order reference 2263)
J M Dent 1st 1988
v v min crsing to d/w o/w F/VG++ 1090 gms
(Order reference 2273).
The aim of The Coloured Counties is to present a picture of England and Wales in the particular town, village, landscape - seen through the eyes of over 200 writers of English verse. John Arlott was co-editor of Landmarks in 1943, one of the very first popular collections of English topographical verse, and it is that book which reappears in this new guise, but with many revisions and additions. Today's audience therefore has another delightful chance to travel all over England and Wales in splendid poetic company.
From odd out-of-the-way spots to grimy, beloved towns, the reader can visit landmarks throughout the length and breadth of the country - encompassing the rich and varied, urban and rural, rustic and sophisticated places which make up our many 'coloured counties'. Some of the poets represented here are famous, some less well known, some are dead and now themselves part of the landscape, and others are very much alive. Some are cultured, some simple, some rhapsodizing and some humorous - but all are inspired by the places, names, legends and landscapes which they have loved so well.
Chaucer, Byron, Clare, Hardy, Wordsworth, Housman, Hopkins, Thomas, Betjeman, Abse, Stevie Smith and many others are to be found within these pages, reflecting the changes in, and the changing attitudes to, our landscape. Everyone will find something here which will strike a special personal note. Above all, John Arlott's collection is a finely balanced and highly entertaining voyage into our land and heritage.
S R Publishers 1st thus 1972
name to fep o/w F/F
(Order reference 3619).
Andre Deutsch 1st 1972
VG/VG 284 gms
(Order reference 369A).
Duckworth 1st 1992
8vo pb 60pp, v min wr to edges of cvrs o/w VG+ 155 gms
(Order reference 5345).
John Murray 1987 pb 432pp
F 350 gms
(Order reference 5403).
Faber & Faber 2nd imp 1940
8vo, card wraps, wr to edges of wraps + sl grubby o/w VG+ 55 gms
(Order reference 6405).
Nirvana Books 1st 1978
8vo pb 48pp VG++. Dedicatory author's signature on title p. 90 gms
(Order reference 6456A).
Michael Joseph 1st 1987
4to, small inscr to fep o/w F/F 265 gms
(Order reference 7110A).
Burns Oates & Washbourne c1921
no d/w, top edge gilt, inscr to fep, brning to eps, sl wr to head + tail of sp o/w VG 534 gms
(Order reference 733)
Unwin 1st in pb 1980
8vo pb 66pp, min wr to cvrs o/w VG+ 75 gms
(Order reference 7340A).
Jonathan Cape rep 1981
8vo pb 59pp VG++ 100 gms
(Order reference 7354).
Frederick Warne & Co. no date
8vo, clth cvred bds, v v min wr o/w VG+ 345 gms
(Order reference 7612).
Chancellor Press 1st 1979
8vo, v min bmps to bds o/w VG++/VG++ 510 gms
(Order reference 7899).
The verse which more than any other is characteristic of English poetry is country verse. The painting which is the most representative of the English pictorial genius is landscape painting. In this collection the poetry and the painting of the countryside are combined in such a way that each illuminates the other. ThusJohn Clare's 'Summer Evening' is complemented by the Lucas/Constable mezzotint of the same theme; Wordsworth's 'To the Skylark' is juxtaposed with a Samuel Palmer print; Philip Larkin's and John Crorne's Trees appear alongside one another; the Woodland poems of Bloomfield, Meredith and Yeats have their echo in the pictures of Crome, Gainsborough and Middleton.
The span covered by the book is from the sixteenth century to the present day. At one end are Milton, Shakespeare, Herrick and Henry King, at the other Ted Hughes, Norman Nicholson, John Betjeman and George Barker. Similarly with the artists, the range is from Richard Wilson, J. M. W. Turner, Francis Towne and J. S. Cotman to Spencer Gore, Stanley Spencer, Robert Bevan and Graham Sutherland. In between these limits the familiar and the little known alternate in the shape, for example, of Cowper and Dyer, Coleridge and Bernard Barton, George Crabbe and Henry Ellison; and, pictorially, in terms of De Wint, Birket Foster and Ford Maddox Brown on the one hand, and John William Inchbold, Alfred Priest and George William Mote on the other.
An anthology which is delightful for its own sake has also a certain importance for the way in which it emphasises an affinity for the countryside shared by English poets and English painters.
Faber & Faber 1st 1999
8vo, v v min crsing to d/w edges o/w M/F 540 gms
(Order reference 8090A).
8vo pb 111pp F 100 gms
(Order reference 8241).
OUP rep 1945
ex school lib, some lib stmps, marbled bds, top of sp grubby, Dewey No. to btm of sp, chps, trs + other dmge to d/w, grubby VG-/G 392 gms
(Order reference 828).
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington 1889
fr hnge str, wr to btm of bds, cnrs + Head + tail of sp, stmped + printed dec cvr, gold titling, rems of plate to fr pastedown 734 gms
(Order reference 854).
B T Batsford 1st 1980
8vo, dulling to edges of bds, min spotting to btm edges of pp, short tr to d/w o/w VG+/VG+ 355 gms
Order reference 8984)
Ryerson Press 1st 1923
8vo, extremely minor wr to hd + tail of spine, v v minor bmps/chps at cnrs of bds o/w a very solid and clean copy 335 gms
(Order reference 9000).
Tiger Books 1992
4to, glazed pictorial boards in a similar d/w F+/F 910 gms
(Order reference 9085).
Paradise Press 1992
8vo pb, unpaginated, v min wr to sl grubby cvrs. Illustrated throughout with woodcuts and Pre-Raphaelite line drawings. 210 gms
(Order reference 9306).
Oxford University Press 1st 1947
small 8vo, decorative bds in a similar d/w, small hole to rear of d/w + v v sl wear + dulling o/w VG++/VG+ 130 gms
(Order reference 9414).
Cassell 1st in this edition
8vo F/F. D/w in library-type protective cvr, prev owner's name + address sticker to fep 510 gms
(Order reference 9484).
Five Leaves/European Jewish Publication Society 1st 2001
8vo pb 354pp VG++ 455 gms
(Order reference 9678).
Passionate Renewal celebrates poetry written by British Jews since 1945. Twenty poets have been selected from among the most significant voices. Many of the writers are key figures in British poetry. The subjects covered include family and home, love and friendship, Judaism and secularism, the Holocaust and resistance to oppression...but each poet considers these themes in widely divergent ways. This is the first anthology of Jewish poetry in Britain.
W P Nimmo, Hay & Mitchell no date (inscription dated 1918)
8vo, green clth cvred bds with gold titling to spine and black titling to fr bd, gift inscr to fep dated 1918, sl spotting to prelims + foredge o/w VG+ 670 gms
(Order reference 9861).