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20th Century Poetry & Poets

A selection of modern first editions by some of the leading lights of 20th century poetry, including W.H. Auden, T.S. Eliot, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Seamus Heaney, Dylan Thomas and Rupert Brooke, including works signed or inscribed by the poets.

 

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  1. First edition; 8vo; publisher's black cloth, printed dust-jacket, darkening to spine, otherwise fine, possibly unread.

    £55
  2. First edition in book form; 8vo; publisher's tan and beige cloth, printed dust-jacket, slight darkening to spine, otherwise fine, possibly unread.

    £45
  3. First edition, number 43 of 175 copies; 8vo; title printed in red & black, marbled cockerel endpapers; publisher's yellow buckram, top edge gilt, others uncut, in original acetate dust-jacket with some loss.

    £350
  4. First edition, first impression of 'Poems', second impression of '1914'; first separate edition of 'A Memoir'; 3 vols, 8vo; publisher's blue cloth, printed paper labels to each spine.

    £875
  5. First edition; 8vo; publisher's blue cloth, printed paper label, Ex-Libris to upper pastedown, in exceptionally fine state, preserved in folding chemise and custom slip-case.

    £1,950
  6. First edition, first impression; one of 110 numbered copies signed by the author. Additionally inscribed by Douglas. 4to. Publisher's yellow cloth, title to upper board in red. Some minor toning but a lovely copy.

    £1,500
  7. First edition, first impression; 8vo; ownership inscription to front free endpaper date 'Day of Publication' with a poem written out in pencil beneath, foxing to endpapers; publisher's grey cloth, titles to spine in red, with the dust jacket. A very good copy in the tanned and little marked and stained dust jacket.

    £125
  8. First edition, first impression; 8vo; publisher's black cloth, titles to spine gilt, with the dust jacket; some minor spotting to the end leaves as usual but an excellent copy in the little rubbed and slightly faded dust jacket with a couple of pieces of internal tape.

    £425
  9. First edition, first printing; 8vo; publisher's green cloth, titles to upper board and spine gilt, top edge gilt; with the dust jacket; cloth a little mottled as usual but an excellent copy in the rather worn, rubbed, chipped and internally repaired dust jacket.

    £1,200
  10. First edition, first issue; 8vo (200 x 135 mm); a few random spots, pencil ownership inscription dated 1914 to front free endpaper and scholarly notes to rear fly-leaf in the same hand (pencil), dated 13.III.14; publisher's bronze pebbled cloth, some light fading to spine and covers, minor dent to spine, spine ends and corners a little bumped, a bright and excellent example overall; ix [2] 2-50, [2 including one advertisement] pp.

    £5,500
 

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