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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, first impression; 4to; printed on blue paper, illustrations by Osbert Lancaster, de Cronin Hastings, Gabriel Pippet and others, light toning to leaves; publisher's black cloth, title and decoration to upper cover and spine gilt, corners a little rubbed, all edges gilt, with the unclipped pictorial dust jacket by E. McKnight Kauffer, slightly worn and tanned; overall a very good copy.

  2. First edition, number 54 of 175 copies on handmade paper, signed by the author; 8vo, (23.5 x 15 cm); painted pictorial endpapers, slight offsetting to endpapers, otherwise unmarked internally; rebound with a whimsical onlay and painted calf binding, top edge gilt, others uncut, spine slightly faded, some marks to boards, overall a very good copy; [viii], 62pp.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  6. First edition, early issue; 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece and 21 engravings by Eric Gill, including initials and tailpieces, occasional light offsetting; original stiff pink printed wrappers, 'sxipence' on the front cover, minor creasing to corners, spine and edges slightly discoloured, slight soiling to edges, otherwise a very good copy.

  7. 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.

  8. First edition, first impression, signed and dated by the author with a signed note by him laid in; 8vo; publisher's purple cloth, titles to spine gilt, with the dust jacket, endpapers rather browned but a very good copy in the somewhat nicked, rubbed and sunned, price-clipped dust jacket missing a very small piece at the top of the spine panel.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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