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POETRY

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61 BLAKE, William. Michael MASON, (Edited by...) The Oxford Authors. William Blake. Edited by Michael Mason.
1988 
Oxford University Press. 1988. DW. First edition, thus. 601 pages. A very clean and fresh copy in a wrapper that has slight signs of use. 73726 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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62 BLAKELOCK, Denys. The Chastening. Poems by..
Assisi Press, Dublin. 1957 
First edition. DW. Small slim 8vo. Boards sunned, creased to bottom margin near joints with tail of spine. Endpapers and pages browned. Wrapper sunned, slightly soiled to lower panel, head and tail of spine chipped o/w VG/VG. 30617 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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63 BLOOMFIELD, Robert. The Banks of the Wye; A Poem. PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR.
Vernon, Hood and Sharpe. London. 1811 
First edition. vii, 134pp. + [2]pp. adverts.Frontis. + 3 engraved plates. Pages uncut. In original boards, rebacked in art vellum with original paper label laid down. Presentation copy; "From the author to Mrs. Hodge, as a small acknowledgment for teaching his daughter music. Feb. 12th 1812." A clean and sound copy. 61982 
Price: 500.00 GBP
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64 BLOOMFIELD, Robert. The Farmer's Boy; A Rural Poem. FOURTH EDITION.
Vernor and Hood. London. 1801 
Fourth edition. xxxii, 128pp. Engraved frontis with tissue guard and four delicately enfgraved plates for each of the seasons. Very attractively bound in later half green calf gilt, gilt decorations to compartments of spine, contrasting lettering piece, new endpapers, half title present. Extremities sl. worn o/w a fine copy of an early edition. 55085 
Price: 120.00 GBP
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65 BLUNDEN, Edmund. After the Bombing. And Other Short Poems.
Macmillan, London. 1949 
Macmillan, London. 1949. First edition. Hardback. DW. Slim 8vo. 52 pages. Internally clean and sound. Wrapper is browned and a little worn at extremities. 72908 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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66 BLUNDEN, Edmund. Poems 1930-1940.
Macmillan, London. 1940 
First edition. DW. 264 pages. Index of First Lines. DW sl. rubbed/discoloured with browned spine but v. good overall. Owner's name to front free end-paper. VG+/VG 65255 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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67 BONE, Gavin. Anglo-Saxon Poetry. An Essay, with specimen translations in verse.
Oxford University Press, London. 1944 
Reprint. Cream paper-covered boards, black type to spine. Very attractive portrait frontis. 80pp. Boards sl. discoloured and rubbed; paper over spine browned and peeling. Inscription to front free end-paper. Internally clean and sound. VG- 58198 
Price: 6.50 GBP
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68 BONONI, Giuliana Lucchini. Cipher of Possibility. With Pages from an Orchestral Score by Christopher Lyndon Gee.
LC Lucchini Editore. Rome. 1986 
First edition, limited to 500 copies, this being no. 195. Text in English. Original decorated cream wrapps creased at corners o/w near fine. From the library of Arnold Wesker with his ownership signature. SCARCE. 33693 
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69 BOTTRALL, Ronald. The Loosening And Other Poems.
1931 
First edition. Gordon Fraser, The Minority Press, Cambridge. 1931. Patterned blue paper-covered boards. 53 pages. From the library of M.C. Bradbrook, British literary scholar, Shakespeare authority and the first female Professor in the English Faculty of Cambridge University; her signature to front free end-paper. 82085 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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70 BRADING, Tilla. Possibility of Inferno. SIGNED. Illustrated by Christopher Woodger.
Odyssey Poets. 1997 
First edition. Large square 8vo p/bk. SIGNED BY POET to title page, "Tilla Brading with best wishes, 30/05/06 May." 100pp. Illustrated. Covers designed by Derrick Woolf. Sl. signs of wear o/w Nr. fine. 53929 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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71 BRADLEY, A.C. Oxford Lectures on Poetry.
1920 
Macmillan & Co. 1920. Reprint. Large 8vo. Hardback with no wrapper. Blue boards with gilt type. 395pp. A very clean copy. 72074 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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72 BRIGGS, Wallace Alvin. (Edited by...) Immortelles. Garnered from The Lyric Centuries. SIGNED
Robert M. McBride. New York. 1927 
First edition, limited edition of 105 copies only, this being copy no. 12. Presentation copy from the editor. Large thick 8vo. 1502pp. of poetry in the English Language. Bound in half roan gilt, spine sunned and rubbed along joints. Blue cloth boards, all edges gilt. Some pages sl. creased o/w VG+. 46123 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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73 BRITISH HAIKU SOCIETY Blithe Spirit. Journal of the British Haiku Society Volume 2 Number 3. July 1992
British Haiku Society 1992 
Pamphlet. 34pp. Red cover, black type. Small mark on lower cover from removal of price label. Slight fading of spine. o/w a very nice copy. VG+ 59637 
Price: 6.50 GBP
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74 BRITTAIN, Frederick. Introduced and Edited by. The Penguin Book of Latin Verse. With Plain Prose Translations of Each Poem.
1962 
Penguin Books. 1962. First Edition Thus. Penguin paperback. Lovely patterned covers. Text in Latin with plain prose translation in English underneath. Spine creased, pages browned, small neat ownership signature o/w an unusually bright copy. 81549 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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75 BROOKE, Rupert. Collected Poems. With a Memoir.
1933 
Sidgwick & Jackson, London. 1933. Dark brown cloth, gilt type to spine and upper. Sepia portrait photograph frontis. with tissue guard. Gold silk marker. clviii + 162 pages. Boards a little rubbed and scratched, spine slightly sunned. Inscription/address (?) to front paste-down end-paper heavily blacked out. Generally a clean and sound copy. 74397 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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Poemas Seleccion, version y prologo de Jose Luis Cano., BROOKE, Rupert.
76 BROOKE, Rupert. Poemas Seleccion, version y prologo de Jose Luis Cano.
Adonais 1950 
Limited first edition this being no. 23 of 70. Limp bds. Portrait to frontis. 65pp. Pubs. ads. bound in. Original tissue wraps, pages uncut. Tidy inscription. A Near Fine copy. 33653 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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77 BROOKE, Rupert. The Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke. The Title-page and Portrait cut on the wood by Gwen Raverat.
Philip Lee Warner. (Riccardi Press Books) London. 1919 
1 of 1000 copies but unusually bound in publisher's full vellum, printed on hand-made paper. "Rampant Lions Press Collection of Books" lists this as a publishers binding. Only 13 copies of the 1000 were bound in this way. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers, foxed. Small close tear to bottom margin of free endpaper. Covers slightly warped as is usual with vellum and slightly sunned o/w a near fine copy. With very clean 1920's postcard of the Mill Pond, Granchester, with a quotation by Brooke printed onto photo, loosely inserted. 33698 
Price: 375.00 GBP
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78 BROOKE, Rupert. The Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke: With a Memoir. (HANDSOMELY BOUND IN HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO)
1928 
Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd. 1928. Second edition, revised and reset with two extra poems so a first edition thus. Two stunning portraits of Brooke. (The most handsome man in England). Very handsomely bound by Bumpus in half sea-blue crushed morocco, gilt. Raised bands, spine sunned with slight impressions to tail of spine. Marbled boards and endpapers, all edges of pages gilt. Bookplate to front pastedown. Neat gift inscription, "S.E.B. from R.R.L. July 18th 1930 Firenze." A very attractive volume. 73560 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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79 BROOKE, Rupert. The Collected Poems: With a Memoir. VERY HANDSOMELY BOUND IN HALF SCOTCH DEERSKIN BY HATCHARDS.
1918 
Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd. London. August 1918. Second impression of first edition, thus which came out in July, 1918. clix, [159 page memoir of the poet] + 160 pages of the poetry. Portrait frontis. with tissue-guard. Very handsomely bound in half tan Scotch deerskin, which is very rarely used but was only available because deer were shot due to war time food shortages. It was tanned and dyed for Hatchards of Piccadilly. It was prepared free from injurious acids and the natural grain of the deerskin has been preserved. Floral patterned boards, top edge gilt. Slight wear along extremities of spine, which is also slightly faded. Some browning to pages otherwise a clean and sound copy of a beautifully bound volume. 75101 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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80 BROOKE, Rupert. The Complete Poems of Rupert Brooke.
1936 
Sidgwick and Jackson. 1936. Eighth Impression. Hardback, no wrapper. Bound in quarter brown calf, raised bands, gilt. A lovely copy, but head of spine rubbed. 72447 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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