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Rare books and first editions, including copies in fine bindings and library sets, from as early as the eighteenth century.

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  1. Sculptor.

    Sculptor.

    [Northhampton, MA]: [1959]

    First edition. First printed in the Smith College magazine "The Grecourt Review" this 24 line poem is printed here in run of about 25 copies for the use of the author and editors. In our opinion although typically referred to as an offprint the removal of pagination and all all surrounding content elevates this rare little... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 76566

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  2. Poems by the Way.
    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Phyllis Marion Ellis, from William Morris, October 21st 1891". The recipient was the daughter of Frederick Startridge Ellis, Morris's executor, publisher, and close friend. They met in 1864, introduced by Algernon Charles Swinburne... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 111626

    signed

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  3. The Hawk in the Rain.
    First edition, first impression of the author's first book. Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 83754

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  4. The Adventures of Johnny Newcome in the Navy.
  5. The Tower.
    First edition, first impression, of what is generally accepted to be Yeats's single most important collection. Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 112111

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  6. The Crystal Lithium.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 101447

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  7. The Collected Works.
    First Parsons edition, first impression; Rosenberg's collected works were published in 1937. Learn More
    £95

    Stock Code: 112452

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  8. Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.
    First illustrated edition. An excellent association copy, signed by Eliot as Old Possum and inscribed on the front free endpaper to the Tandy family (Geoffrey, Doris "Polly", and their three children), whose second child Alison was one of the dedicatees: "To the Tandy family from O.P." Eliot initially met Geoffrey Tandy,... Learn More
    £10,000

    Stock Code: 112277

    signed

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  9. Look! We Have Come Through!
    First edition, first impression, with the striking jacket designed by E. McKnight Kauffer. Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 112263

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  10. The Death of Synge, and other passages from an old diary.
    First edition, first impression, one of 400 copies. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 112249

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  11. The King of the Great Clock Tower.
    First US edition, first printing. It was first published by the Cuala Press the preceding year. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 112229

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  12. The Tables of the Law and The Adoration of the Magi.
    First edition, deluxe issue, printed on slightly thicker paper than the trade issue and bound in boards rather than blue paper wrappers. Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 112215

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  13. Collected Poems 1909-1935.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To G. and Polly Tandy, compts. of Possum. 31.iii.36." Eliot initially met Geoffrey Tandy, a writer, broadcaster and scientist who worked at the Natural History Museum, in a pub. As their friendship deepened, Eliot would frequently... Learn More
    £5,750

    Stock Code: 112209

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  14. The Winding Stair and other poems.
    First edition, first impression of Yeats's follow-up collection to The Tower. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 112136

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  15. The Complete Poems and Plays.
    First collected edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "Inscribed for Maisie Drew by T. S. Eliot, Webster Groves, 3.vi.53." Laid in is a Wall Street Journal article on Eliot, published a few days after the poet's death. Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 111829

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  16. Orchids.
    First and limited edition. One of 250 copies on small paper. Another 10 copies were printed on Japanese vellum. Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 111766

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  17. [Poetical Works.]
    An attractive set of mixed editions, uniformly bound in red morocco. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 111493

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  18. 2nd Poems.
    First edition, first impression of Graham's third book, uncommon with the dust jacket. Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 112751

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  19. The Book of Los.

    The Book of Los.

    Clairvaux, Jura, France: 1976

    First facsimile edition, number 98 of 538 copies printed on Arches pure rag paper, made to match the paper used by Blake. Blake scholar Geoffrey Keynes (1887-1982), the brother of John Maynard, provides a commentary and bibliographical history. "The Book of Los was the first of the two small books executed by Blake mainly... Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 112647

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  20. The Poetry Quartos.
    First edition, limited issue. One of 475 sets; each pamphlet contains a new poem by an American poets. The poets include: Robert Frost, Louis Untermeyer, Genevieve Taggard, Theodore Dreiser, Conrad Aiken, Vachel Lindsay, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Alfred Kreymborg, "H.D." Elinor Wylie, William Rose Ben Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 112642

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