Rare, used and collectable poetry books.
Verse, ballads, rhymes and limericks. Literary and colloqiual or vulgar.
Anthologies, collections, collected editions, and private short run editions.
For New Zealand poetry see under the New Zealand catalogues.
Anthology of Australian and New Zealand colonial verse, poems, bush ballads and songs.
A. B. Paterson (Banjo Paterson) -F. W. L. Adams -Emma F. Anderson -George Barrington -Alexander Bathgate -Thomas Bracken -Thomas Browne -Ada Cambridge -G. J. Carmichael -Ethel Castilla -Alfred T. Chandler -Marcus Clark -Robert Crawford -Alpha Crusis -J. L. Cuthbertson -V. J. Daley -D. H. Deniehy -Alfred Dommett -G. E. Evans -John Farrell -Barron Field -Mary Hannay Foott -William Forster -William Gay -Keighly Goodchild -A. L. Gordon -Lesbia Hartford -Charles Harpur -Rev. J. Hebblethwaite -P. J. Holdsworth -J. L. Kelly -Henry Kendall -Rev. Dunmore Lange -Henry Lawson -Arthur Patchett Martin -Patrick Maloney -J. B. O'Reilly -Dowell O'Reilly -Sir Henry Parkes -Robert Richardson -J. B. Stephens -Sir Archibald Strong -H. B. Twisleton -Mary Colborn-Veel -W. C. Wentworth -W. R. Wills -Anne Glenny Wilson -Davie McKee Wright.
Victorian, British colonies, british literature, colonial culture
VG hardcover in G+ dust jacket with sun-fading one small tear and edge wear.
Currawong Press 1982 first edition, 320pp.
A new translation with facing French text.
Restores once banned poems to their original places and reveals the full richness and variety of the collection.
Translated by James N. McGowan with an introduction by Jonathan Culler.
french, literature, fin de siecle, 19th century, decadent, decadence, poetry
Oxford University Press Worlds Calssics 1993, lvii 399pp.
A New Edition of the Murray Pocket Edition(1870).
Collects Lord Byron's works in small format books of 4x6 inches.
Childe Harold; Tales and Poems; Miscellanies (2 vols); Dramas (2 vols); Don Juan (2 vols).
George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, Poetry, English, 19th century
G- Each volume with rubber stamp of Waitaki Boys High School with F Milner as Rector.
Spines on some volumes missing sections.
Spine cloth on all volumes severely sunfaded.
Internally tight and clean, good candidate for quarter leather rebacking.
$80 C/D 2.5kg
John Murray 1873 first thus New Edition, each volume approx 350 pp.
Jungian interpretation of Eliot's work.
Chapters: The mythical vision, The mythical method, Early poems 1909-1920, Gerontion, The waste land, The hollow men, Ash Wednesday, Ariel poems, Coriolan, Four quartets, "The voice of this calling."
British modern literature, criticism
G+ hardback with no jacket.
Discolouration to cloth boards, some mild foxing.
Eyre and Spottiswoode 1950 first edition, 256pp.
This collection of the whole of Keats known works, with variorum readings, includes 16 formerly unknown lines from The Eve of St Mark. 77 page introduction, facsimiles of title pages, list of works consulted, index of first lines, and two portraits.
VG cloth bound hardcover with gilt titled cover and spine. Top edge gilt, some mild foxing to closed edges and prelims. Original plum red endpapers.
Henry Frowde/ Oxford University Press 1910, lxxvii +491 pp. [#2928 poetry, deluxe ]
Ballads and verses about army life in the wide-flung British Empire. Jingoistic and patriotic.
VG-, red buckram cloth sunfaded to spine. Top edge gilt. Gift inscription dated 1895 to endpaper.
Methuen and Co. 1894, stated Seventh Edition. 208pp + 24pp catalogue for Methuen, dated April 1894. [#2929 poetry ]
This first UK edition has six new poems by McKuen and fourteen line drawings by Anthony Goldschmidt.
VG hardback in VG price clipped dustjacket.
W H Allen 1973 first edition, 96pp.
Fair hardback in cloth, rubbed and lacking the back strip. Has a short inscription, signed Robert Nichols 1917 to front paste down.
Chatto 1917 (July second edition after June first), 207 pages + frontis port. [#2620 poetry, war poet ]
Selection from this beat generation associated American poet.
Bubbs Creek Haircut / Elwha River / Night Highway Ninety-Nine / Hymn to the Goddess San Francisco in Paradise / The Market / Journeys.
G+ hardback with no jacket.
Fulcrum 1967 First Edition, 48pp.
Ananthology in English verse with original texts, from the 11th Century to the generation of 1898.
English and Spanish facing text.
european culture, literature, espanol
Good cloth hardback in Good dust jacket.
Ex-library with cancellation, stamps etc.
Dust jacket has edge wear and tears.
The Johns Hopkins Press 1955 first edition, 452pp.
40 poems, nice printing.
twentieth century poetry, british
VG hardback in G+ dustjacket with chipped spine ends losing the P of POEMS at the head., small ink name on lower dust jacket panel.
Faber 1952 reprint, 69pp.
'A short but brilliant history. Essential to anyone interested in the development of modern poetry.' The Guardian. Contents include; W. B. Yeats; Imperialists; Georgians; War poets; The Social Function of Poetry, Pound and the Imagists; Eliot's 'Dark Embyro', The merger of morals and aesthetics, T. S. Eliot, Affirmation and the Image.
Pelican Books 1969 reprint, 201pp.
Australian poet. ISBN0207126496
VG hardback in VG price clipped dust jacket with light wear, name to endpaper
Angus and Robertson first edition 1973, 46pp. [#2784 poetry, australian ]
Australian poet. Cover photograph by Ingrid van Dyke ISBN0908562403
VG hardback in VG dust jacket with light wear
Caveman Press first edition 1976, 71pp. [#2762 poetry, australian ]
This one volume edition of Yeat's complete collected poetry now includes those from A Full Moon in March and Last Poems.
poetry, irish, celtic, celtic revival, golden dawn, spirituality
VG hardback in G+ dust jacket with some edge wear, tears and soiling.
MacMillan 1950 (no ISBN) Second Edition with later poems added, xviii 565pp.
VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with some edge wear and soiling.
MacMillan 1977 reprint of the Second Edition, xviii 565pp.
edited by Timothy Webb
ISBN 141181257 Penguin 2000. Good paperback. $7 A/B [#2144 ]
Poetry translated from the Russian of Yevgeny Yevtushenko, a Siberian poet in the Communist USSR. Penguin 1967, 92pp. Good paperback, name to title page, plastic cover sellotaped to inside cover $5 A/A [PB1683 ]