A Book for all Reasons: Essays, Drama and Poetry
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 ALLOTT, KENNETH (FOREWORD BY ROY FULLER),, COLLECTED POEMS.
ALLOTT, KENNETH (FOREWORD BY ROY FULLER),
COLLECTED POEMS.
Secker and Warburg, London, 1975, 1st edn., 110pp, pink cloth lettered in gilt at spine, coloured lettered dustwrapper, a reissue of the port's two ealier collections: "Poems", first published 1938 and "The Vetriloquist's Doll" in 1943, with a selection of a further sixteen later poems and a forword by Roy Fuller, pages evenly tanned, dustwrapper: rubbed at extrems. with very slight loss at spne ends and cnrs., very good in a good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 43045
GBP 13.00 [Appr.: EURO 15.5 US$ 16.78 | JP• 1866]
Keywords: poetry verse poems
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 ALLOTT, KENNETH (SELECTED WITH INTRO. AND NOTES BY),, THE PENGUIN BOOK OF CONTEMPORARY VERSE.
ALLOTT, KENNETH (SELECTED WITH INTRO. AND NOTES BY),
THE PENGUIN BOOK OF CONTEMPORARY VERSE.
Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1951, paperback, 270pp, wrappers decorated in green and lettered in black, 127 poems by 61 English authors written between 1918 and 1948, from W. B. Yeats to Sidney Keyes, a little rubbed at extrems., wrappers lightly soiled, edges tanned, good plus,
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Book number: 43169
GBP 4.50 [Appr.: EURO 5.5 US$ 5.81 | JP• 646]
Keywords: poetry verse
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ANTHOLOGY,
AN ANTHOLOGY OF LOVE.
Heron Books, London, ND (c1970's), 120pp, half tone, ills. in line and head-pieces, no dustwrappervery good,
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Book number: 23282
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Keywords: poetry prose shakespeare wilde burns congreve keats browning thackeray pope rossetti coleridge brummell

 ASIMOV, ISAAC,, PLEASE EXPLAIN.
ASIMOV, ISAAC,
PLEASE EXPLAIN.
Coronet, London, 1978, 1st thus, paperback, 191pp, decorated upper wrapper (unattrib.), a selection of 100 factual essays answering scientific questions from 'how did life begin' to 'how will the earth end', 'what happens to all the energy emitted by the stars' and 'what is the speed of thought', etc., light vertical crease at spine and upper hinge, a little rubbed at extrems. espo. tail of lower hinge, edges tanned, very good,
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Book number: 43170
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Keywords: essays science
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 ATKINSON, E. J. RUPERT,, EACH MAN A MULTITUDE.
ATKINSON, E. J. RUPERT,
EACH MAN A MULTITUDE.
Edward A. Vidler, Melbourne Australia, ND, paperback, 94pp, paper wrappers, pale blue paper wrappers lettered in dark blue at upper wrapper, wrappers with flaps, edges uncut, described as 'a fantastic tragedy in three acts', a little rubbed at extrems., light foxing to spine, edges tanned, good plus,
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Book number: 43171
GBP 4.50 [Appr.: EURO 5.5 US$ 5.81 | JP• 646]
Keywords: play drama
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 AUDEN, W. H.,, COLLECTED SHORTER POEMS 1930-1944.
AUDEN, W. H.,
COLLECTED SHORTER POEMS 1930-1944.
Faber and Faber, London, 1962, 5th imp., 303pp, light blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, coloured lettered dustwrapper, the author's own choice meaning all his poems only omitting the three longer poems of the period, each of which would be a volume on their own, and those shorter poems by which he does not want to be judged, edges stanned, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at tips, tear at head of lower joint repaired to reverse, several light creases, very good plus in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 43046
GBP 10.50 [Appr.: EURO 12.5 US$ 13.55 | JP• 1507]
Keywords: poetry verse poems
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 AUDEN, W. H.,, SELECTED POEMS.
AUDEN, W. H.,
SELECTED POEMS.
Faber and Faber, London, 1939, 2nd imp., 128pp, red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt at spine, coloured lettered, decorated dustwrapper, the author's own selection includes verse from his plays as well as from his poetical volumes as a representative introduction to his work, a liitle cocked, sunned at head of spine, edges tanned and foxed, dustwrapper: rubbed with slight loss at spine ends, spine sun-darkened, several short nicks repaired to reverse, light soiling, good plus in a good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 43047
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 12 US$ 12.91 | JP• 1435]
Keywords: poetry verse poems
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 AYRES, PAM,, PAM AYRES THE WORKS - The Classic Collection.
AYRES, PAM,
PAM AYRES THE WORKS - The Classic Collection.
BBC Books, London, 2008, 1st thus, 254pp, in text line drawings by Susan Hellard, coloured photo pictorial paper covered boards with matching dustwrapper, originally published in paperback in 1992 this is the first edition in hardback, with new introductions to many of the poems, faint bumps upper tips, edges tanned, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at tips, near fine in a near fine dustwrapper,
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Book number: 43076
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 6 US$ 6.45 | JP• 718]
Keywords: poetry verse poems
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 AYRES, PAM,, WITH THESE HANDS - A Collection of Work.
AYRES, PAM,
WITH THESE HANDS - A Collection of Work.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, ND (circa 2011), 5th imp. of new (2008) edition, [viii], 119pp, in text line drawings, red cloth lettered in gilt at spine, coloured pictorial dustwrapper, autobiographical scenes from Pam Ayres life in prose and poetry, edges tanned, dustwrapper: faultless, near fine in a fine dustwrapper,
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Book number: 43077
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 6 US$ 6.45 | JP• 718]
Keywords: poetry verse poems
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BARRIE, J. M.,
THE ADMIRABLE CRICHTON.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1939, 27th, (2nd in this form), 224pp incl. 12pp in text line drawings by Hugh Thomson, olive cloth lettered in black and blind stamped bds., lightly rubbed at extrems., faint xox marks to cloth, fore-edge and endpapers, dustwrapper: price clipped, rubbed at extrems with sev. small tears internally repaired, very good in a good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 22251
GBP 7.20 [Appr.: EURO 8.75 US$ 9.29 | JP• 1033]
Keywords: play drama barrie

 
BARRIE, SIR JAMES,
QUALITY STREET.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1938, 27th, 192pp incl. 13pp in text line drawings by Hugh Thomson, olive cloth lettered in black and blind stamped bds., sl. cocked, lightly rubbed to extrems., top edges of bds. a little sunned, top cnr. front free endpaper sl. thinned where price erased, dustwrapper: price clipped, rubbed at extrems with chipping to spine ends and top edge internally repaired, good plus in a good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 22252
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Keywords: play drama barrie

 
BARRIE, J. M.,
SHALL WE JOIN THE LADIES? and Other One-Act Plays.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, ND, 128pp incl. 6pp in text line drawings by Isobel and John Morton-Sale, olive cloth lettered in black at spine, bds blind stamped, sl. cocked, lightly bumped and rubbed at extrems., single fox mark fore-edge, small (4mm) hole in eps. at upper hinge, dustwrapper: price clipped, rubbed with small edge tears internally repaired, good plus in a good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 22250
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Keywords: play drama barrie

 BETJEMAN, JOHN (SELECTED BY JOHN GUEST),, THE BEST OF BETJEMAN.
BETJEMAN, JOHN (SELECTED BY JOHN GUEST),
THE BEST OF BETJEMAN.
Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1986, 10th imp., trade paperback, 236pp, [iv] ads., pictorial upper wrapper, a selection of the best of John Betjeman's poetry and prose with an abbreviated version of his TV script Metroland, ligghtly rubbed at tips, edges tanned, very good plus,
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Book number: 43173
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.75 US$ 10.32 | JP• 1148]
Keywords: poetry literature classic
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 BETJEMAN, JOHN (SELECTED BY JOHN GUEST),, THE BEST OF BETJEMAN.
BETJEMAN, JOHN (SELECTED BY JOHN GUEST),
THE BEST OF BETJEMAN.
Penguin, Harmondsworth, ND, reprint, trade paperback, 236pp, [iii] ads., half tone photo pictorial upper wrapper, a selection of the best of John Betjeman's poetry but also of his prose revealing him as an architectural critic, a social historian, a conservationist, railway enthisiast, humorist, eccentric, etc., as well as a poet, lightly rubbed at tips, light creasing to wrappers, edges tanned, very good,
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Book number: 43048
GBP 4.50 [Appr.: EURO 5.5 US$ 5.81 | JP• 646]
Keywords: poetry verse poems
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 BETJEMAN, JOHN (ILL. JOHN PIPER),, POEMS IN THE PORCH.
BETJEMAN, JOHN (ILL. JOHN PIPER),
POEMS IN THE PORCH.
SPCK, London, 1958, reissue, paperback, unpaginated 14 leaves, drawings in line by John Piper, oversize paper wrappers, a collection of poetry written for radio bradcasting and issued in a printed edition by popular demand, a little rubbed at extrems., wrappers tanned and soiled, four line ink inscr. half title, very good,
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Book number: 43172
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Keywords: poetry verse illustrator piper
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 BRIGGS, A. D. P. (ED.),, INTO A TOWERING PASSION  - Poems on Love.
BRIGGS, A. D. P. (ED.),
INTO A TOWERING PASSION - Poems on Love.
Everymna / J. M. Dent, London, 2000, paperback, xvi, 108pp, slightly larger than mass market paperback format (7.5 x 5 inches approx.), decorated wrappers by Coryn Dickson, light vertical creasing at spine and upper hingem lightly rubbed at extrems., a few faint creases to wrappers, very good,
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Book number: 34516
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Keywords: poetry verse love romance
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 BROOKE, RUPERT,, 1914 AND OTHER POEMS.
BROOKE, RUPERT,
1914 AND OTHER POEMS.
Sidgwick and Jackson, London, 1923, 30th imp., 63pp, half tone frontis profile portrait with tissue guard, black cloth with title label in red and black at spine, fore- and lower edges uncut, spare title label tipped to final free endpaper, loosely inserted manuscript of most of the lyrics to the song 'The Menin Gate', the classic publication of his sonnet collection '1914' which includes 'The Soldier', and other poems including those written about his journey across tha Pacific, and the poem 'Grantchester', lightly rubbed at extrems., title label tanned with chip to edge, edges tanned and faintly foxed, light foxing to enddpapers and prelims, lacks front free endpaper, heavier foxing to final free endpaper from contact with insert, no dustwrapper, good plus,
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Book number: 43049
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Keywords: war ww1 poetry verse poems
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 BROOKE, RUPERT,, THE COMPLETE POEMS OF RUPERT BROOKE.
BROOKE, RUPERT,
THE COMPLETE POEMS OF RUPERT BROOKE.
Sidgwick and Jackson, London, 1933, 3rd imp., 166pp, tissue guarded frontis. port., facsimile of manuscript of The Soldier, dark blue buckram lettered in gilt at spine with gilt facsimile sig. upper board., bevelled boards., fore and lower edges uncut, cream dustwrapper lettered in black repeating the sig. from the upper board, a well made edition, arranged in approximate order of composition and includes 'Poems 1905-1911', 'Poems 1911-1914' and an Appendix containing a further eleven which include his last works en route to Gallipoli in 1915, popular highlights being his '1914' sonnet collection which includes The Soldier: ('If I should die, think only this of me....') with a facsimile of the manuscript, 'The Old Vicarage, Grantchester' (...and is there honey still for tea?), etc., lightly rubbed at tips, replacement front free endpaper, lacks half title, dustwrapper: price clipped, a little rubbed at extrems., spine sun-darkened, several short closed edge tears internally repaired, light overall soiling, very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 40220
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 24 US$ 25.81 | JP• 2870]
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 BROOKE, RUPERT,, THE COMPLETE POEMS OF RUPERT BROOKE.
BROOKE, RUPERT,
THE COMPLETE POEMS OF RUPERT BROOKE.
Sidgwick and Jackson, London, 1940, 15th imp., 166pp, tissue guarded frontis. port., facsimile of manuscript of The Soldier, dark blue buckram lettered in gilt at spine with gilt facsimile sig. upper board., bevelled boards., fore and lower edges uncut, cream dustwrapper lettered in black repeating the sig. from the upper board, a well made edition, arranged in approximate order of composition and includes 'Poems 1905-1911', 'Poems 1911-1914' and an Appendix containing a further eleven which include his last works en route to Gallipoli in 1915, popular highlights being his '1914' sonnet collection which includes The Soldier: ('If I should die, think only this of me....') with a facsimile of the manuscript, 'The Old Vicarage, Grantchester' (...and is there honey still for tea?), etc., top edge a little dusty, all edges a little foxed, endpapers. partially tanned, 2 line ink. inscr. front free endpaper, tissue guard part detached, dustwrapper: sun-darkened at spine, a little rubbed at extrems. with some light soiling and one short closed edge tear, very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 40219
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 18 US$ 19.36 | JP• 2153]
Keywords: war ww1 poetry verse poems
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 BROOKE, RUPERT (ED. GEOFFREY KEYNES),, RUPERT BROOKE - The Poetical Works.
BROOKE, RUPERT (ED. GEOFFREY KEYNES),
RUPERT BROOKE - The Poetical Works.
Faber and Faber, London, 1985, 5th imp., trade paperback, 216pp, pictorial panel upper wrapper by Pierre Le Tan, with a preface by the editor Geoffrey Keynes, athe stabndard edition arranged by the editor in reverse chronological order includes a fragment written en route to Gallipoli, the war sonnets '1914' and many others including 'Granchester', very slight slant to spine, a little sunned at spine, lightly rubbed at tips, very good,
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Book number: 30180
GBP 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 US$ 9.03 | JP• 1005]
Keywords: war ww1 poetry verse poems
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BURNS, ROBERT,
THE POETICAL WORKS OF ROBERT BURNS.
Collins, London, ND (c1930), 648pp, frontis and 4 sepia tone plates, pocket format 6 x 4 approx inches, maroon morocco grain cloth lettered and decorated in gilt at spine, top edge coloured, dark blue silk marker, older English style binding with backstrip glued to signatures, maroon paper covered card slipcase, a little bumped lower cnrs., rubbed at head of spine, tail of silk marker sunned, 4 line ink inscr. (dated 1932) front free endpaper, slipcase rubbed at extrems., no dustwrapper, very good in a good plus slipcase,
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Book number: 30771
GBP 13.00 [Appr.: EURO 15.5 US$ 16.78 | JP• 1866]
Keywords: poetry verse

 
CHAUCER, GEOFFREY (ED. BY GOERGE H. COWLING),
CHAUCER - THE PROLOGUE AND THREE TALES - The Prologue To The Canterbury Tales, The Prioress's Tale, The Nun's Priest's Tale and The Pardoner's Tale.
Ginn and Company, London, ND (c1934), l, 221pp, small format 7 x 5 inches approx, dark green cloth covered limp bds. lettered in gilt at spine and upper board, a little rubbed at extrems., endpapers lightly foxed, pencil annotations in text, no dustwrapper, very good,
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Book number: 30772
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 12 US$ 12.91 | JP• 1435]
Keywords: literature classic fiction

 
CHURCH, RICHARD,
THE LAMP.
J. M. Dent, London, 1946, 1st edn., 95pp, red cloth lettered in gilt at spine, col'd lettered dustwrapper, a dramatic narrative poem set in occupied France, very faint lettering from dustwrapper: on cloth at upper bd., light diag. crease cnrs. three leaves, dustwrapper: sunned at spine, a little rubbed at extrem. with very sl. loss at tips, very good plus in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 11370
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 6 US$ 6.45 | JP• 718]
Keywords: fiction countryside rural poetry

 CLEESE, JOHN AND BOOTH, CONNIE,, THE COMPLETE FAWLTY TOWERS.
CLEESE, JOHN AND BOOTH, CONNIE,
THE COMPLETE FAWLTY TOWERS.
Methuen, London, 1988, 3rd imp., [vi], 333pp, 8pp half tone photo ills., laminated pictorial boards, the entire twelve scripts of the BBC TV series with a selection of half tone stills, lightly rubbed at tips, edges tanned, pages tanned, no dustwrapper, very good,
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Book number: 34060
GBP 9.50 [Appr.: EURO 11.5 US$ 12.26 | JP• 1363]
Keywords: humour drama scripts
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 CURZON, LORD, OF KEDLESTONE,, WAR POEMS and other translations.
CURZON, LORD, OF KEDLESTONE,
WAR POEMS and other translations.
John Lane, The Bodley Head, London, 1915, 1st edn., xvi, 221pp, [i] blank, [ii] ads., corrigenda slip tipped in at final page, slip declaring profits to Belgian Relief Fund tipped in at title, dark blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, decorated with gilt medallion representation of King Albert of Belgium and his Queen on the upper board, upper edge gilt, fore- and lower edges uncut, a collection of war poems by Belgian poet …mile Cammaerts, translated by Lord Curzon together with many other of his translations from a variety of sources including another Belgian poet …mile Verhaeren, published in aid of the Belgian Relief Fund, lightly rubbed at tips, edges tanned and a little foxed, personal bookplate front pastedown, some foxing to endpapers and prelims., a few mainly marginal fox marks in text, no dustwrapper, very good,
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Book number: 40218
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.75 US$ 10.32 | JP• 1148]
Keywords: war ww1 poetry verse poems
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