J C HALL.
THE BURNING HARE. 1966. Hogarth Press. Dw. Name on front end paper. £6.00
SELECTED AND NEW POEMS 1939-84. 1985. Secker & Warburg. Original wraps. £8.00
J R HALE.
MANDRAGOLA. Fantasy Press. 1958.
A new & complete translation of Niccolo Machiavelli's comedy.
Original stiff wraps in very good condition. £20.00
POEMS 1950-1951 . 1952. Hand & Flower Press.
Poems in Pamphlet.
Original wraps. £12.00
IN FLASHLIGHT. 1965. Northern House Press. Original wraps. £8.00
REAL ESTATE. 1977. Carcanet. Edition limited to 250 numbered copies,
signed by the author.
Original wraps. £10.00
COLLECTED POEMS 1941-1983. 1984. Carcanet Press. Dw. £10.00
TRAVELLING 1-V. 1972. Agenda Editions. Original hard wraps. £6.00
A SERIES OF TLS between M Hamburger & J W Fletcher offering Hamburger
a part time teaching lectureship at the University of East Anglia with Hamburger's rejection of the offer & giving his reasons. Fletcher renewed attempts to secure
his services; Hamburger's final rejection-all with reasons, giving the state of his
family, writing positon, etc. 2 letters from Hamburger & 3 from Fletcher. 1977. £35.00
COLLECTED POEMS. 1991. OUP. Original stiff wraps in very good condition. £17.00
POEMS OF TWO YEARS. 1935. Macmillan.
Presentation copy signed by the poet to his mother, specially & finely bound. £200.00
POEMS OF TWO YEARS. 1935. Macmillan. Original wraps.
Poet's first Collection signed by him on title page & dated (Sept. 1941) £35.00
DEVIL'S DYKE WITH COMPLIMENT & SATIRE. 1936. Heinemann.
Author's own copy signed & dated (1936) by him. Title page & dw by J Hassall. £40.00
PENTHESPERON. (1938) Heinemann. Title page & dw by Joan Hassall.
The dedication copy inscribed by the poet to his father. There are also pencil annotations which are referred to in an inserted single sheet with some 9 small pencilled sketches intended perhaps for a future edition to be illustrated
by Joan Hassall.. Awarded the Hawthorden Prize in 1939. £300.00
PENTHESPERON. (1938) Heinemann. Dw chipped, rubbed & cellotaped
along the spine. Inscribed presentation copy for Eric & Phyllis Coates . £50.00
CRISIS. 1939. Heinemann. Dw slightly frayed & foxed.
Included is an article on John Hassall's delight on his son receiving the Hawthornden Prize for Literature-includes C Hassall's own account & another article by Herbert Palmer on Hassall's fine sonnet series, a rhyme for a Christmas Card by Hassall and a Portrait of
C Hassall from a miniature by Enid Mountfort. £25.00
CRISIS. 1939. Heinemann. Presentation Inscription to "Ettienne & Robin" dated
June 1939 from the Author on front end paper. 42 sonnets reflecting the anxieties
& dangers of the time & concluding with a number of war poems. Dw. £35.00
S O S." LUDLOW ". (1940) J Cape . Proof copy “For Retention.” Original wraps. £20.00
S O S." LUDLOW " . 1940. J Cape . Dw a little chipped at head of spine.
Poet's signature dated September 1941 on front blank end paper. £25.00
NOTES ON THE VERSE DRAMA. 1948. Curtain Press. Original wraps.
Wood engravings by Joan Hassall. Cover design by L Whistler incorporating
a trophy by Rex Whistler. Name on title page. Original wraps dull. £8.00
THE TIMELESS QUEST. STEPHEN HAGGARD. (1948) A Barker Ltd. Dw.
Dw arranged by L Whistler from designs by R Whistler. Among those who have written especially for this book are C Morgan, J Bridie, J van Druten, I Brown, etc.
with conversation or correspondence quoted from G B Shaw, J Agate, H G-Baker. Name & date on front end paper. £12.00
A RECORD OF TWO SEASONS. (1948) Theatre Royal Bristol .
Three prologues each approximately 70 lines of verse written for the Bristol Old Vic's productions of The Beaux Stratagem, The Importance of Being Earnest &
An Ideal Husband. Illustrated with portraits & stills from the plays performed.
40pp. Original wraps somewhat browned. An uncommon ephemeral item. £45.00
THE RED LEAF. 1957. Near fine in like Dw. Review copy with review slip. £20.00
THE PARCEL. 1957. Cambridge University Press. Private edition of 75 copies printed for the poet & Geoffery Keynes. Inscribed presentation copy from the poet. Near fine copy in original leather backed marbled boards in original slip case. £35.00
BELL HARRY & Other Poems. 1963. Longmans. Dw
& title page illustrated by
L Whistler. Published shortly after poet's death. £16.00
I LEAVE MY HEART IN AN ENGLISH GARDEN . nd.
Sun Music Pub Co Ltd. From"Dear Miss Phoebe". Lyrics by C Hassall.
Music H Davies. Orig wraps. £10.00
GLAMOROUS NIGHT. nd. Samuel French's Acting Edn. Original wraps.
A Play with Music in 3 Acts by Ivor Novello, Lyrics by C Hassall. Uncommon. £18.00
A SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING FOR CHRISTOPHER HASSALL. 1963.
Programme for the service held in St Martin 's in the Fields.
Includes Epiphany Hymn with words by Hassall & music by M Arnold;
Reader C Day Lewis. The Address was given by Andrew Young. Included are 4 newspaper obituary notices with a list of those present at the service. £30.00
THE SEVEN WORDS AND THE CIVILIAN. 1946. F Muller.
Poet's first collection. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt. End papers toned and lightly spotted. Contents very good. Price clipped dust jacket foxed and chipped but otherwise intact. £6.00
LAND. 1971. Poem of the Month.
Single sheet poem signed by the Poet. Near fine. £150.00
SWEENEY ASTRAY. 1983. Field Day, Derry. Dw.
A Version from the Irish Buile Suibhne. Excellent copy. £85.00
FROM THE REPUBLIC OF CONSCIENCE . 1985.
39 line poem published by Amnesty International on Human Rights Day.
Illustrated by J Behan. Original wraps. Near fine. £25.00
THE FIRE GAZE. 1989. 12 line broadsheet poem printed for the Friends of The Cheltenham Festival of Literature. Illustrated by Hellmuth Weissenborn. £25.00
THE RESCUE. 1991. Poems on The Underground 4 lines broadsheet 11" x 24".
One of a series of poems exhibited on underground trains. Scarce. £85.00
THE SPIRIT LEVEL. 1996. Faber. Original wraps. £6.00
OPENED GROUND. 1998. Faber. Poems 1966-1996. Pictorial soft covers. £30.00
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. 1943. Routledge. Poet's 2nd Collection. Cream coloured boards with black cloth spine and gilt titles. Covers a bit spotted and marked. End papers lightly spotted and wartime economy paper a bit toned. Some pencil underlining but still a bright enough copy in slightly foxed and chipped dust jacket. £4.50
CHARLES WILLIAMS. 1955. Longmans, Green & Co. Original wraps. £5.00
NAMING THE BEASTS. 1982. Carcanet Press. Original stiff wraps. Spine slightly sunned. Bookplate inside front wrap. Page edges starting to tone otherwise contents very good. £4.00
NEW POEMS. 1983. Other Branch Readings . Edition limited to 100 numbered copies this being signed by the poet on the title page. Original wraps. £15.00
NEW POEMS. 1983. Other Branch Readings.
Published in a limited edition of 100 numbered copies. Original wraps. £10.00
COLLECTED POEMS 1943-1987. 1988. Carcanet Press. Black cloth covered boards with gilt spine titles. Small neat bookplate on front end paper. A very good copy in good to very good dust jacket, signed by the poet on the title page. £60.00
THE GAME OF LOVE AND DEATH. 1990. Enitharmon Press. Original wraps. Illustrations by Noel Connor. £6.00
SWEET APPLE EARTH. 1993. Carcanet. Original stiff wraps in very good condition. £4.00
ANYTE. nd. Greville Press. Undated. Black cloth covered boards with gilt spine titles. Covers very slightly marked otherwise a very good copy. Number 53 of an edition limited to 350 numbered copies, signed by both Heath-Stubbs & Carol Whiteside, joint authors. Translated from the Greek. Illustrated by Jenny Harrison. £7.00
SUNDRY CORRESPONDENCE. ALS to John Heath-Stubbs from Peter Avery suggesting a more suitable time for him to visit, "I am doing my page-proofs…" 1965. ACS from M Seymour-Smith(1965) commenting on his work, asking for a poem & "Can you think of anyone else I ought to print?" TLS from The Poetry Center, NY, asking if he could read , mentioning payment, etc.(1963); TLS from a Nigerian University inviting him to "act as External Examiner" mentioning payment, etc. (1965) TLS asking if he would speak at a Conference of 6 th formers. 1963. 5 items. £20.00
THE SINGING DUST by Gerald MOORE & Odette TCHERNINE. 1976.
Poems. Dw slightly dust stained. Introduced by J Heath-Stubbs. £5.00
POEMS FROM GIACOMO LEOPARDI. 1946. J Lehmann. Translated & introduced by John Heath-Stubbs. Blue cloth covered boards woth gilt spine titles. Bottom of spine and adjoining parts of front and rear covers sunned. Contents slightly toned but text bright enough. Dust jacket Shelf soiled, chipped and torn at head of spine but otherwise intact. £8.00
THE VENETIAN VESPERS. 1980. OUP. Original stiff wraps. Top edge faintly spotted not penetrating margin and very slight spotting to edge of prelims otherwise a very nice copy. Poetry Book Society Recommendation. £12.50
THE TRANSPARENT MAN. 1991. OUP. Original wraps in very good condition. £10.00
COLLECTED EARLIER POEMS. 1991 OUP. Original stiff wraps. Slight crease to rear cover otherwise in very good condition. £17.00
TONIGHT AT NOON. 1968. Rapp & Whiting. Dw.
Name on front end paper. Poet's first solo Collection. £25.00
AMERICA. 1972. Trigan Press. Edition limited to 400 copies. £16.00
COLLECTED POEMS.1967-85 .1986. Allison & Busby. Dw. Illustrated by poet. £12.00
SIR WALTER SCOTT. 1932. Basil Blackwell.
The Newdigate Prize Poem. (New College).Original wraps. £12.00
A P HERBERT.
POOR POEMS & ROTTEN RHYMES. 1910. Privately Printed. Author's first book. Bkplt & name label on inside of the front wrap owvg. £45.00
PLAIN JANE. 1927. Fisher Unwin. Illustrated by A K Zinkeisen. £8.00
A BOOK OF BALLADS. 1931. E Benn. Collected Light Verse. Illustrated. £10.00
GENERAL CARGO. 1939. Methuen. A selection of articles & poems originally published in Punch magazine. Orange cloth marked & frayed to spine.
Presentation Inscription by the Author on title page, dated October 1939,
'To Miss Redmond, with apologies to her fortunate spouse & many thanks.'£20.00
SIREN SONG. 1940. Methuen. Dw frayed. Inscription on front end paper. £6.00
"LESS NONSENSE!". 1944. Methuen. Dw frayed.
Covers damp stained under frayed dw-text not affected. £5.00
A T I. "THERE IS NO NEED FOR ALARM". 1944. Ornum Press. Dw.
War poems for each letter of the alphabet. Illustrated by John Nicolson. £12.00
LIGHT THE LIGHTS. 1945. Methuen. Dw. £6.00
FULL ENJOYMENT & OTHER VERSES. 1952. Methuen. Dw. £8.00
BARBICAN REGAINED. 1963. Privately Printed. Original wraps.
The title of this 8pp booklet is the name of a film privately produced & presented in 1963 describing the re-building of part of the City of London. The verse commentary was written by A P Herbert. Vg indeed. Not listed in CBEL. Uncommon. £20.00
NOTES WHILE TRAVELLING. 1964. Longmans. Dw. £10.00
THE NORTHERN FIDLER. 1966. Methuen. Dw.
Brian Higgins died in 1965 while the book was in preparation. £8.00
THE AYES AND THE NOES. 1957. Macdonald.
Parliamentary & political verses with some prose passages-parody, etc.
Illustrated by Cummings. £6.00
FORTY-TWO POEMS . 1961. Putnam. Dw.
Inscribed presentation copy from the author. £20.00
LOVE AND ELIZABETH. 1944. Sylvan Publishers. Lacks end papers. £5.00
NEIGHBOURS. 1970. Macmillan. Poems 1965-69.
Academy edition limited to 100 copies, numbered and signed by the author. £10.00
REST THE POOR STRUGGLER. 1972. Macmillan. Dw. £6.00
THE BREAST. 1973. Keepsake Poem. Edition limited to 180 copies.
Original wraps. Illustrated by R Hyde. £10.00
PRESENCE. 1971. Poem of the Month. Single sheet poem signed by the Poet. £12.00
THE HAWK IN THE RAIN . 1960. Faber. 2nd imp. Dw chipped at head
of spine & upper corners. Poet's first Collection. Name on front end paper. £16.00
MEET MY FOLKS. 1961. Faber. Illustrated by George Adamson.
Near fine in like dw. £100.00
THE EARTH OWL & Other MOON-PEOPLE . 1963. Faber.
Neat intials on front end paper otherwise a fine copy. £40.00
SCAPEGOATS AND RABIES . 1967. Poet & Printer.
One of about 400 copies in original wraps. Near fine. £150.00
WODWO . 1967. Faber. Neat small bookplate on rear end paper owvg indeed. £35.00
FIVE AUTUMN SONGS FOR CHILDREN'S VOICES . 1968. R Gilbertson.
One of 150 numbered copies signed by the poet, written for the Harvest Festival
at Little Missenden. Original wraps. £85.00
CROW . 1970. Faber. Dw. Neat inscription on front end paper.
Rear of dw slightly marked otherwise very good indeed. £30.00
THE INTERROGATOR . 1975. Ilkley Literature Festival. Edition limited to 250 numbered copies. Contains a facsimile draft & attendant drawing by L Baskin.
First publication of this poem. Original wraps. Uncommon. £85.00
SEASON SONGS. 1976. Faber. Proof Copy in original wraps.
This differs slightly from the published edition in the way the sections of the poems are numbered, - Roman in the former, Arabic in the latter - & in the omission of such numbers
on one of the poems in the contents. £80.00
SEASON SONGS. 1976. Faber. Green boards with silver spine titles. Very slight edge spotting otherwise a very good copy in Leonard Baskin designed dust jacket which is price clipped and mylar protected. £7.50
GAUDETE. 1977. Harper& Row. USA. 1st US edition. Brown boards with pale linen spine. Edges spotted but contents clear and bright. Price clipped dust jacket by Leonard Baskin very slightly shelf soiled. £7.00
GAUDETE. 1977. Faber. Black cloth covered boards with red and gilt spine titles. Covers a bit marked.Very faint edge spotting otherwise a very nice, tight copy in unclipped, very lightly shelf soiled dust jacket designed by Leonard Baskin. £12.00
MOON-BELLS AND OTHER POEMS. 1978. Chatto & Windus.
Coloured pictorial boards a bit sunned and shelf-soiled. Edges spotted not penetrating margins. Contents very good. £5.00
CAVE BIRDS. 1978. Viking. USA. Dw. An Alchemical Cave Drama.
Illustrated by L Baskin. £12.00
FOUR TALES TOLD BY AN IDIOT. 1979. Sceptre Press. Original wraps.
Edition limited to 450 numbered copies. £20.00
REMAINS OF ELMET. 1979. Rainbow Press. Edition limited to 140 numbered copies, this being one of the first 70 signed by Poet & Photographer (Fay Godwin). Printed on hand-made paper, bound in full tree-calf. Fine in original slip case. £600.00
UNDER THE NORTH STAR. 1981. Faber. Dw. Inscription on half title page,
4to. Illustrated by L Baskin. £15.00
SELECTED POEMS 1957-1981. 1982. Faber. Later impression in original wraps in very good condition. Frontis illustration by Leonard Baskin. £4.00
WHAT IS THE TRUTH ? 1984. Faber. Drawings by R J Lloyd. Original wraps.
1st thus. £8.00
FFANGS THE VAMPIRE BAT & THE KISS OF TRUTH . 1986. Faber. Illustrated by Chris Riddell.Black cloth covered boards with silver spine titling. Very slight edge foxing not penetrating margins otherwise a very good to near fine copy in like dust wrapper. £4.00
FLOWERS AND INSECTS. 1986. Faber. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt spine titles. Top edge lightly spotted not penetrating margin, otherwise a very nice, tight copy in very good, unclipped dust jacket. Colour illustrated by Leonard Baskin. £5.00
TALES OF THE EARLY WORLD. 1988. Faber. Children's Book, illustrated by Andrew Davidson. Black cloth covered boards with silver spine title. Apart from some very slight spotting to top and bottom edges a very nice copy indeed in like dust jacket. £10.00
WOLFWATCHING. 1989. Faber. Dw. £35.00
WOLFWATCHING. 1989. Faber. Original wraps. £10.00
RAIN-CHARM FOR THE DUCHY & OTHER LAUREATE POEMS . 1992.
Faber. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt spine titles. A very good to near fine copy in very good dust wrapper with very small rub marks at extremities of spine. £15.00
THE IRON WOMAN. 1993. Faber. Sequel to The Iron Man. Illustrated by Andrew Davidson. Black cloth covered boards with silver spine titles. Very faint top edge spotting otherwise a very good copy in like dust jacket. £6.00
THE ORESTEIA by AESCHYLUS. 1999. Faber. Near fine in original pictoral wraps.
Translation of 3 plays concerned with the aftermath of the Trojan War. £10.00
BIRTHDAY LETTERS . 1998. Faber. Blue boards with gilt spine titles. Very good to near fine in like dust wrapper. 1st edition, 2nd printing. £7.50
VERSES & A COMEDY. 1946. Chatto & Windus.
Scarce in the rarely found dw which is slightly frayed.
Contains Early Poems, Leda, The Cicadas & The World of Light. £65.00
THE CICADAS & Other Poems. 1931. Chatto & Windus. Dw sunned. £25.00
Postage & packing at cost.