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Medieval to Renaissance

Celtic Praise

Celtic Praise by Robert Van De Weyer
published by Hunt & Thorpe, 1998

These poems include celebrations of good times, families, friends, thoughts and faith. Illustrated in full colour. An ideal gift at any time of year.
64 pages hardback
ISBN 1856083888

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Silver Poets of the Sixteenth Century

Silver Poets edited by Douglas Brooks-Davies
published by J M Dent & Sons Ltd, 1942

This anthology features the courtier voices of the middle to late Tudor period and include loving, witty and theologically solemn poetry. Poets include Wyatt, Howard, Raleigh, Sidney, Drayton and Davies
484 pages paperback
ISBN 046087103X

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Shakespeare's Histories and Poems

Shakespeare's Histories and Poems by William Shakespeare
published by George Newnes Ltd, 1901

Includes 10 plays (the Kings) and 6 sections of poems including Venus & Adonis, Phoenix & Turtle, A Lover's Complaint, The Passionate Pilgrim, Lucrece and The Sonnets. Beautifully bound in deep blue smooth leather with gold embossing and lettering, slight wear to spine, pages clean.
976 pages smooth blue leather softback

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Sir Patrick Spens and Other Ballads

Sir Patrick Spens and Other Ballads by Anon
published by The Folio Society, 1994

"Sir Patrick Spens" is a Scottish maritime ballad about a disaster at sea and has been praised as an important example of balladic poetry though its origins are not known in detail. Three other wonderful ballads are also included with engraving illustrations. This edition is a splendid Folio hardback complete with gold coloured slip case. Some fading to spine but pages clean and unmarked. An ideal pocket edition for travel distraction that doesn't involve an electronic device!
32 pages purple silk cloth hardback

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Beowulf

Beowulf translated by Robert Kay Gordon in 1926
published by Dover Thrift Edition, 1992

Unabridged. Originally written in Old England verse it is presented here in an authoritative prose translation.
57 pages paperback
ISBN 0486272648

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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam translated by Edward Fitzgerald
published by Collins, 1940's

This edition contains both the 1859 and 1868 versions of Fitzgerald's translation and an informative introduction by Laurence Houseman all in a beautifully bound leather copy in very good condition.
Burgundy leather bound softback

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Medieval English Verse

Medieval English Verse

published Penguin Classics 1st penguin edition, 1964

This is an anthology of modern verse translations of English poetry of the 13th and 14th centuries. Half are short poems and the rets short narrative poems including Pearl amongst other important epics. Tanned pages, cover good with slight foxing to page edges only. Last page at back has previously been sellotaped.
256 pages paperback

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Selected Poems of Robert Henryson and William Dunbar

Selected Poems of Robert Henryson and William Dunbar edited by Douglas Gray
published by Penguin Classics, 1998

Both of these poets were active in the 15th and early 16th centuries and wrote in Lowland Scots, a distinctive version of the English language. Henryson and Dunbar are the most powerful and individual voices in Scottish poetry of the Middle Ages.
409 pages hardback
ISBN 014042248X

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Anglo Saxon Poetry

Anglo Saxon Poetry selected and translated by R K Gordon
published by Dent & Sons Ltd, 1970

Contains poetry composed roughly between 650 and 1000AD i.e. from Widsith probably the oldest English poem to Maldon which was the last great poem before the Norman Conquest. No.794 of the Everyman Library. Name written inside cover and one notation - a correction to the translation of a word.
334 pages hardback
ISBN 0460007947

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Medieval English Lyrics 1200-1400

Medieval English Lyrics 1200-1400 edited and introduction by Thomas G Duncan
published by Penguin Classics, 1995

Edited anew from the original manuscripts and presented in a readily readable form using normalised grammar and spelling according with the dialect of late fourteenth century London i.e. Chaucerian English, Duncan also gives a full commentary and extensive glossary.
266 pages paperback
ISBN 0140434437

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English Poets from Romantics to Moderns

Traveller's Joy

Traveller by Joy Everett
published by Athena Press, 2007

This engaging tale is the first in Traveller's Joy, a collection of prose and poetry chronicling the author's observations on the tragic and the comic in life.
429 pages paperback
ISBN 9781847481436

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Window on My World

Window My World by Betty Shipway
published by IVY, 2001

A selection of poems from 1947-2000. The author trained as a nurse in the 40s and 50s and wrote verse as an escape when life was hard. Her poems reflect many facets of life and death and should appeal to every age.
74 pages paperback
ISBN 0953975606

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A Book of Courage

Sound The Deep Waters by Helen Steiner Rice
published by Fleming H Revell, 1996

An inspiring collection of poems about courage from a much loved author. Ideal inspiration in these troubled times.
96 pages hardback
ISBN 9780800717315

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Sound The Deep Waters

Sound The Deep Waters

designed by David Fordham
decorative illustrations by Nadine Wickenden
published by Little, Brown & Company, 1994

Women's romantic poetry in the Victorian age beautifully illustrated in full colour using paintings by Victorian artists.
120 pages hardback
ISBN 0316888761

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There's A Skinny Person Inside Me...

There's A Skinny Person Inside Me... by Arleen Mavorah
illustrated by Tania Canteli
published by Self Published, 2008

...but I shut the bitch up with a cookie - a hilarious weeklong journey in the life of a yo-yo dieter.
85 pages paperback
ISBN 793573815514

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Routledge's 20th Century Young People's Reciter

Routledge's 20th Century Young People's Reciter
Routledge's 20th Century Young People's Reciter

compiled & edited by Ernest Pertwee
published by George Routledge & Sons, circa 1900's

1st edition 7th impression. 92 poems for reciting aloud compiled by a professor of elocution. Very good overall condition with slight wear to cover and tanned pages.
184 pages cloth hardback

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Time and Tide

Time and Tide by Lynn New
published by Colour-Create Publishing, 2005

An illustrated anthology of verse depicting the maritime influence of life in and around the Spithead anchorage from the 16th Century to the Present.
88 pages paperback
ISBN 095504930X

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Making It

Making It by Ric Hool
published by The Collective Press, 1998

Hool straddles the precarious chasm between the two camps of urban realist and surrealist poets with humour, intellect and a fine sense of the power of words.
64 pages paperback
ISBN 1899449450

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Voice From A Correspondent

Voice From A Correspondent by Ric Hool
published by The Collective Press, 1939

Innovative modern poetry on the theme of communications made between people and places. A joy to read.
72 pages paperback
ISBN 1899449752

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Shooting the Sacred Cow

Shooting the Sacred Cow by Phil Carradice
published by Meadow Press, 1998

Award winning poet an d creative writing teacher has published seventeen books and regularly broadcasts on TV and radio.
40 pages paperback
ISBN 0950939293

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Give Happiness A Chance

Give Happiness A Chance by Phil Bosmans
published by Exley, 1990

Bosmans speaks to us about the problems of love and of death, but also about the joy, the fun, the sheer miracle of being alive. A mix of inspirational passages and poems.
127 pages paperback
ISBN 185015015X

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The Rime of The Ancient Mariner

The Rime of The Ancient Mariner by Samual Taylor Coleridge
published by SMK Books, 2012

This classic narrative poem has endured as a favourite and well worth a new edition. If you haven't read it, try this well produced copy.
26 pages paperback
ISBN 9781617206825

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Climb The Mountains

Climb The Mountains by J Sandiford-Thompson
published by Paperdoll, 1998

These poems draw on a lifetime of experience of happiness and sadness, pleasure and pain. This inspirational poetry cannot fail to touch the heart. A highly impressive debut collection from this very talented poet. Inscribed and signed copy.
55 pages paperback
ISBN 186248063X

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Paradise Lost Books 1 & 2

Paradise Lost Books

by John Milton edited by F T Prince
published by Oxford University Press, 1939

Originally published in 1667 after Milton was struck blind for five years. Handy pocket sized edition with introduction by F T Prince. Former school library book in excellent overall condition.
205 pages paperback
ISBN 0198319126

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The Poetical Works of John Keats

The Poetical Works of John Keats edited by H Buxton Forman
published by Oxford University Press, 1950

This has every single one of Keats works, unabridged. Keats drew on a body of experience enriched by his great intelligence and fine sensibility.If you are a Keats fan, this is a must have book.
496 pages blue leather hardback

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The Poetical Works of Wordsworth

The Poetical Works of Wordsworth edited by Thomas Hutchinson
published by Oxford University Press, 1950

The complete works of the poet in one volume to treasure. Complete with original slip case which has some wear but has kept the book in excellent condition. Please note that the print of this volume is small.
779 pages brown leather quarter and tan cloth hardback

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Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience (unabridged)

Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience (unabridged) by William Blake
published by Dover Thrift Editions, 1992

These two early collections of poems by the legendary Blake contain memorable lyric verse embodying the emerging spirit of Romanticism. Originally published in 1794 this edition is an unabridged and corrected republication of those texts.
52 pages paperback
ISBN 0486270513

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The Centuries' Poetry vol 5

The Centuries' Poetry vol 5 chosen by Denys Kilham Roberts
published by Penguin, 1954

This fifth volume in the Penguin Poets Series covers poets from Hopkins to Eliot. This copy has sound binding but tanned pages.
185 pages paperback

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Poems of Wordsworth Vol.II

Poems of Wordsworth Vol.II by William Wordsworth
published by Cassell & Co. Ltd, 1885

The second in the series of Miniature Library of the Poets. Contains The White Doe of Rhylstone, his poems of his Tours of Scotland and the Continent and Sonnets etc. Lovely pocket edition in very good condition. Immerse yourself in the beauty of his poems.
312 pages cloth with marbled sides hardback

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Great Poets of the 20th Century - W H Auden

Great Poets of the 20th Century - W H Auden POET21.04.026 foreword by Dr Rowan Williams
published Faber & Faber, 2008

Includes 8 poems as a taster to his great works plus a biography and archived articles.
22 pages paperback pamphlet

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The Nations Favourite 20th Century Poems

The Nations Favourite 20th Century Poems edited by Griff Rhys Jones
published by BBC Publications, 1999

From the harrowing images of the First World War to the evocative love poems of Betjemen, this collection is as rich and varied as the last century was itself.
200 pages paperback
ISBN 0563551437

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John Betjeman's Collected Poems

John Betjeman's Collected Poems by John Betjeman
published Guild Publishing, 1983

Deep green faux leather with gilt embossing and lettering. Introduction by the earl of Birkenhead, revised edition with index of places. Poems included from 1932 to 1974.
432 pages hardback

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The Romantic Poets - An Anthology

The Romantic Poets - An Anthology published by Marshall Cavendish, 1987

A collection of poems by five of the best romantic poets namely Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Byron and Shelley. Beautifully bound in black faux-leather with gilt embossing and lettering and inlaid colour plate.
303 pages hardback
ISBN 086307684X

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The English Poems of John Milton

The English Poems of John Milton

with an introduction by Charles Williams
and a reader's guide complied by Walter Skeat
published by Oxford University Press, 1971

Complete with dust jacket with some wear to edges and some pencil marks in the margins and poems written inside front cover. Lovely pocket sized edition .
543 pages hardback
ISBN 0192501828

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Background Music

poetrybackground by Christy Brown
65 pages, Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd, 1973

Mingling satire, humour and pathos, this collection of verse by Christy Brown will appeal to all who believe that poetry should be explicit in content and mood.
ISBN 9780436070938

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Hands Together

Hands Together by Edna Eglington and David Santer
published by The Old School Press, 1994

SIGNED by Edna Eglington, In this volume the central space in the poems is taken not by the poets but by some other presence the poet looks in on - this self exclusion is both generous and poignant.
68 pages paperback
ISBN 0952357801

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Women Their World

Women Their World chosen by Eva Figes, Abigail Mosley and Dinah Livingstone
published by Platform Poets, 1980

A selection from entries in the 1980 Lancaster Literature Festival national poetry competition which was on the theme 'Women - Their World' which aimed to address the prominence of the masculine in literature.
63 pages paperback
ISBN 0905917073

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Love is a Four-Letter Word

Love is a Four-Letter Word by David Hughes, Nigel Jenkins and Penny Windsor
published by Lovebards Press, 1st impression 1988

Love is possibly the most important word in the English language and at the same time the most cheapened and abused. The poems in this book, brought together originally to accompany a national tour by three English-language poets, attempt a few definitions.
52 pages paperback
ISBN 095135910X

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Collected Poems

Collected Poems by Robert Gittings
published by Heineman Educational Books Ltd, 1976

Best known for his biographies of Keats and Hardy, Gittings has won universal acclaim. His poetry is distinguished by the same sensitivity, sharpness of detail and economy of expression.
117 pages hardback
ISBN 043514359X

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Poems and Other Trees

Poems and Other Trees by Jean Robinson
published by Chiswick Village Press, 2000

This is the first collection of Jean's poems published to celebrate her 60th birthday. A charming collection in a handy pocket sized book.
47 pages paperback
ISBN 0953929809

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The Passages of Joy

The Passages of Joy by Thom Gunn
published by Faber, 1982

In this new collection of poetry, Gunn was at the height of his power. These poems combine personal directness with effortless technical assurance. A Poetry Book Society Choice.
93 pages paperback
ISBN 0571119212

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Dreamland Dove of Divine Wings of Love

Dreamland Dove of Divine Wings of Love by P J Street

Self published collection of poetry from PJ Street.
108 pages paperback

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Freedom by The Grace of God

Freedom by The Grace Of God by P J Street

A selection of poems in a self published volume.
68 pages paperback

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Demons Don't Fail Me Now

Demons Don't Fail Me Now by Morgaine d'Abney, 2004
featured artist Jeff McLane

Signed by the author. This collection by the long poet Morgaine d'Abney captures the feelings and moments we try to hide and also stirs our imaginations with ideas we've never discovered. Demons will shock you, taunt you and haunt you.
84 pages paperback
ISBN 097528990X

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Home on the Wing

Home on the Wing by Carolyn Askar
published by Terracotta Press, 2004

Carolyn's fifth collection explores the question of 'where do you consider home?' through poems which are deeply personal. Signed by the author.
66 pages paperback
ISBN 0958300410

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The Bridport Prize 2003

The Bridport Prize 2003 published by Sansom & Co, 2003

The best 26 poems and short stories chosen by U A Fanthorpe and Rose Tremain from thousands of submissions.
152 pages paperback
ISBN 1904537146

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The Bridport Prize 2004

The Bridport Prize 2004 published by Sansom & Co, 2004

The best 26 poems and short stories chosen by Paul Farley and Jim Crace from thousands of submissions.
136 pages paperback
ISBN 1904537243

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The Bridport Prize 2006

The Bridport Prize 2006 published by Sansom & Co, 2006

The finest 26 poems and short stories chosen from thousands of submissions.
158 pages paperback
ISBN 1904537685

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War poetry

Second World War Poems

Second World War Poems chosen by Hugh Haughton
published by Faber & Faber, 2004

This selection is a powerful anthology of poetry from 1939-1945 including poems by servicemen, concentration camp survivors, civilians and other writers covering the terrifying legacy of war. Excellent condition with inscription inside front cover.
334 pages hardback
ISBN 0571212204

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The Poetical Works of Rupert Brooke

The Poetical Works of Rupert Brooke edited by Geoffrey Keynes
published by Faber, 1977

Brooke's poems are arranged chronologically with the addition of 2 long poems written during his school years at Rugby, This copy has an uncreased spine but some creasing to the cover and slightly tanned pages.
216 pages paperback
ISBN 0571047041

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Poems of Today 2nd series

Poems of Today 2nd series by English Association
published by Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd, 1929

Biographical notes on poets included. Most of the selection are from the writing of younger men who have written mainly under the influence and reactions of war; others are from older poets who are in touch with this new generation.
174 pages hardback

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Poetry of the Forties

Poetry of the Forties introduction and edited by Robin Skelton
published by Penguin, 1968

The forties in England began with war and ended in social revolution. The selection in this volume contains some lesser known poets and provides thought provoking material. The copy has tanned pages and name stamp inside cover.
269 pages paperback

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A Little Book of War Poems

poetrywar edited by Nick de Somogyi
Hardback, Mustard 1999
There have been war poets for as long as there have been wars. The poems in this collection range across the centuries, but the experiences they record remain as true today as when men fought at the Somme, at Waterloo and at Troy.

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Poetry around the World

Li Sao and other poems of Qu Yuan

Li Sao and other poems of Qu Yuan translated by Yang Xianyi & Gladys Yang
published by Foreign Languages Press, 1980

Qu Yuan (340-278BC) is a great Chinese poet who lived more than 2000 years ago but whose poetry still speaks to modern people. He served as a minister to his king but his exceptional political advise was largely ignored due to corruption in the court which led eventually to the demise of the dynasty. Qu Yuan could see no future for his country and he drowned himself in the Miluo River in Hunan at the age of 62. His poetry lives on and this selection shows his greatness as a poet and a political adviser.
88 pages paperback

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Mambo Book of Zimbabwean Verse

Mambo Book of Zimbabwean Verse by Colin & O-lan Style
published by Mambo Press, 1986

An anthology which took 16yrs to compile and includes some of the best and most relevant poetry of its time. Mambo writers series vol 23. Shelf wear to cover and slight tanning. Text in English.
ISBN 0869223674

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ISSA Cup of Tea Poems

ISSA Cup of Tea Poems translated by David G Lanoue
published by Asian Humanities Press, 1991

A Buddhist priest (1763-1827) of the Jodoshinshu sect, Issa approaches the natural miracles of this world evenly showing the same reverent awe and artistic excitement for plum trees in full bloom and dog crap covered in light snow. He refuses to screen out the political or social unmentionables. A poet for all times refreshingly and authentically translated into English by David Lanoue.
92 pages paperback
ISBN 0895818744

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Goethe The Selected Poems

Goethe The Selected Poems edited by Barker Fairley
published by Heinemann Educational Books Ltd, 1972

The first thing to say about these poems, coming as they do from a poet of such depth, is how direct, lucid and accessible they are. The selection of poems in this volume is chronologically arranged to the extent that the first group consists of pre-Weimar poems (before 1775), the second of Weimar poems before Italy (before 1786) and the third of Italian or post-Italian poems until his death is 1832.
221 pages hardback
ISBN 0435383000

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Nua-Bhardachd Ghaidhlig/Modern Scottish Gaelic Poems

Nua-Bhardachd Ghaidhlig/Modern Scottish Gaelic Poems edited by Donald Macauley
published by Canongate/Southside, 1976

A bilingual anthology. Ideal for anyone interested in Gaelic poetry but also ideal for students of Gaelic. Each poems side by side in both languages. Includes poems by five talented poets - Maclean, Campbell-Hay, Crichton Smith, Thomson and MacAulay.
220 pages paperback
ISBN 0900025212

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One Hundred Best Poems in French/Les Cent Meilleurs Poemes (lyriques) de la langue française

One Hundred Best Poems in French choisis par Auguste Dorchain, publie par Gowans & Grey Ltd, 1912

Belle édition en daim vert enfant le plus doux - le daim est passé à une couleur beige douce, avec quelques marques pour couvrir, un léger bronzage pour les bords de la page coupés à la main. Édition de poche pratique. Livre très tactile.
Beautiful edition in softest green kid suede - suede has faded to a soft beige colour with some marking to cover, slight tanning to hand-cut page edges. Handy pocket size edition. Very tactile book.
159 pages édition la plus douce en daim kid softback/kid suede softback edition

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Poetry of Europe Volume 3 parts 1&2 The Poetry of the USSR

Poetry of Europe Volume 3 parts 1&2 The Poetry of the USSR published by Soviet Committee for European and Cooperation, 1977

A multilingual edition with each poem in the original Russian and also translated into German, English and French in two beautifully bound volumes complete with dust jackets and ribbon markers
1258 pages in two hardbacks

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Le Petit Gueux

Le Petit Gueux by Robert Depuydt
published by Alain Jacobsoone, Canada

Poesies et illutrations en français. Ces trois petits points conduirant a nous surprendre (Guy Ducotey).
136 pages paperback
ISBN 9782746609211

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The Poems of Francois Villon

The Poems of Francois Villon new translation by Galway Kinnell
published by Signet Classics CT288, 1965

French-English edition. Contents include The Legacy, The Testament and miscellaneous poems. The French text is based upon the authoritative Longnon-Foulet text of 1932.
224 pages paperback

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Four Greek Poets

Four Greek Poets

published Penguin Modern European Poets, 1970

The four modern poets contained in this volume are Cavafy, Elytis, Gatsos and Seferis who also won a Nobel Prize. Text is in verse translation in English.
110 pages paperback
ISBN 140420916

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The Penguin Book of Spanish Verse

The Penguin Book of Spanish Verse introduction and edited by J M Cohen
published by Penguin, 1970

Complete with plain prose translation of each poem. Selections from the end of the 17th century up to 20th century. Slightly tanned pages but cover very good.
472 pages paperback
ISBN 140420304

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Children's Poetry

Poems for 9 Year Olds and Under

poems for 9 yrs chosen by Kit Wright
illustrated by Michael Foreman
published by Kestral Books, 1984

This anthology of the very best poems for 9's and under is full of laughter, nonsense and sheer fun.
191 pages hardback
ISBN 0722657900

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The Batsford Book of Stories in Verse for Children

The Batsford Book of Stories in Verse for Children

edited by Charles Causley
published by B T Batsford Ltd, 1979

Even in this electronic age ,the ballad or story poem still captures the imagination as strongly as ever. Interestingly illustrated. Suitable for older children.
134 pages hardback
ISBN 0713415266

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All We Are Saying

All We Are Saying published by Valley & Vale South Glamorgan Peace Network, 1994

Wonderful and insightful collection from children on the topic of peace. It should be compulsive reading for governments everywhere!
48 pages paperback
ISBN 0951483188

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Dawn & Dusk

Dawn & Dusk
Dawn & Dusk

edited by Charles Causley
published by Brockhampton Press, 1962

Poems of the time chosen to introduce poetry to boys and girls including titles from Dylan Thomas, Edith Sitwell, Robert Graves, T S Elliot, W H Auden, John Betjeman etc.
128 pages hardback

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Kinderzeit Im Festtagskleid

Kinderzeit Im Festtagskleid
Kinderzeit Im Festtagskleid

Herausgegeben von Ilse Walter
mit Bildern von Maria Blazejovsky
published by Herder, 1993

In diesem stimmungsvoll illustrierten Band ist Kinderlyrik vom Feinsten zusammengeführt.
207 pages hardback
ISBN 3210250278

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Higglety, Pigglety, Pop!

Higglety,Pigglety,Pop! illustrated by Harry Horse
published by Early Learning Centre, 1999

Twenty-six first poems for four year olds plus but then the sooner you introduce children's to wonderful world of poetry, the better!
31 pages paperback
ISBN 0744529379

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Dinosaur Poems

Dinosaur Poems edited by John Foster & Korky Paul
published by Oxford University Press, 1933

Twenty-one great humorous poems about this iconic animal illustrated in full colour. This copy is ex-library with usual stamps.
32 pages hardback
ISBN 0192760955

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Moon Frog

Moon Frog by Richard Edwards
illustrated by Sarah Fox-Davies
published by Walker Books, 1992

Animal poems for young children with full colour illustrations. Small mark to front cover otherwise excellent condition.
45 pages hardback
ISBN 0744521572

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Tasty Poems

Tasty Poems collected by Jill Bennett
illustrated by Nick Sharratt
published by Oxford University Press, 1999

A mouth watering selection of tasty poems wonderfully illustrated. Don't read on an empty stomach! Ideal way to introduce children to the fun of poetry.
25 pages paperback ISBN 0192761331

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Britain's Best Loved Children's Poems

Britain's Best Loved Children's Poems edited by Warren Albers & Anthea Bull
published by BBC Books for M&S, 2004

Eighteen of the best loved poems from childhood from Edward Lear's The Owl and the Pussy Cat to Spike Milligan's Today I saw a Little Worm. Sure to bring back many happy memories and great for memorising.
64 pages hardback
ISBN 056352224

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Our Poems and No Messin'

Our Poems and No Messin' complied by Margaret Cooling
published by Scripture Union, 1999

A fresh and inspirational collection of poems written by pupils and teachers in response to a poetry competition on a Christian theme..
96 pages paperback
ISBN 1859992609

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Picture a Poem - a book of shape poems

Picture a Poem - a book of shape poems
Picture a Poem - a book of shape poems

by Gina Douthwaite
published by Hutchinson, 1994

Gina's ingenious words leap, dance, sew and creep their way across the pages in a visual feast created by stating and innovative typography. A perfect way to introduce children to the amazing possibilities of poetry. Some wear to the book spine but pages clean and unmarked.
80 pages hardback
ISBN 0091765404

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The Children's Classic Poetry Collection

The Children's Classic Poetry Collection
The Children's Classic Poetry Collection

compiled by Nicola Baxter
illustrated by Cathie Shuttleworth
published by Armadillo, 1997

This beautifully illustrated collection will introduce children to a lifetime of pleasure in poetry by gathers together classic poems on a number of themes.
96 pages hardback
ISBN 1900465019

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Revolting Rhymes

Revolting Rhymes
Revolting Rhymes

by Roald Dahl
illustrated by Quentin Blake
published by Ted Smart, 1998

Six irreverent retellings of favourite fairytales but with alternative endings in classic Dahl style then brought to life by Blake's wonderful illustrations. We will never see Cinderella, Snow White or Red Riding Hood in quite the same light ever again!
30 pages hardback
ISBN 9780224029322

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Rhyme Stew

Rhyme Stew by Roald Dahl
illustrated by Quentin Blake
published by Jonathan Cape, 1989

The marvellously dastardly Dahl has joined forces with that bounder Blake to plunder a wealth of nursery heritage for the delight of the older reader in this addition to the literature of the absurd..
80 pages hardback
ISBN 0224026607

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Lyra Heroica

Lyra Heroica selected and arranged by William Ernest Henley
published by David Nutt, 1900

A book of verse for boys containing a personal selection by Henley of poems from great poets through the ages to stir and inspire the youth of the Edwardian era but still as relevant today as in times past. This copy is in very good condition but has some pencil notations from former owners.
362 pages cloth hardback

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Wizard Poems

Wizard Poems chosen by Fiona Waters
illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain
published by Macmillan, 2004

A great collection of magical verses, rhymes and spells sure to inspire any budding wizard to foster a lover of poetry!
87 pages paperbackback
ISBN 033043330X

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Young Dragon Book of Verse

Young Dragon Book of Verse edited by Michael Harrison & Christopher Stuart-Clerk
published by Oxford, 1989

A mix of contemporary poetry together with well-known poems from the past sensitively illustrated with woodcuts in a variety of styles. This anthology provides young people with a first introduction to the best in the tradition of English poetry.
150 pages hardback
ISBN 0198312660

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Dragons - Magical Poems

Dragons - Magical Poems by Nick Toczek
published by Macmillan, 2005
illustrated by Sally Townsend

A fantastic collection of poems about all sorts of dragons. Meet the undeniably cool Dragon who ate our school and the dragon in the cellar and find out why the Welsh dragon stopped being green! Signed and inscribed by the author. Unread book with slightly tanned page edges.
127 pages paperback
ISBN 0330437445

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The Puffin Book of 20th Century Children's Verse

The Puffin Book of 20th Century Children's Verse by Brian Patten
illustrated by Michael Foreman published by Puffin, 1999

For children of seven years and over, this anthology, featuring the very best of poetry written for children over the last 100 years, has been updated for the new millennium to include poems from the nineties.
416 pages paperback
ISBN 9780140376845

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Bedtime Rhymes

Bedtime Rhymes chosen by John Foster
illustrated by Carol Thompson
published by Oxford University Press, 1998

This edition forms part of the First Verses series from OUP. Sure to kindle a love of poetry in any child.
28 pages paperback
ISBN 0192761668

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Childhood Poems - An Anthology

Childhood Poems - An Anthology selected by Joan Forman
published by Jarrold Poets Series, 1994

A collection of over 50 poems by a variety of classical and modern poets. This delightful collection is in a leather effect hardback with gold lettering and embossing.
128 pages leather effect hardback
ISBN 0711706778

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The 12 Days of Christmas

The 12 Days of Christmas

illustrated by Liz Sawyer
published by Tarantula, 1996
25 pages hardback
ISBN 1855341530

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The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas adapted by Judy Hamilton
illustrated by Mark Ripley
published by Tarantula, 1996
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ISBN 185534159X

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Poetry Anthologies

The Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1918

The Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1918 chosen and edited by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
New Edition, published by Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1939. 1966 reprinting

1166 pages hardback

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The Oxford Library of English Poetry

The Oxford Library of English Poetry chosen and edited by John Wain
published by Guild Publishing London, 1939

Three volume set beautifully gilt embossed with faux leather quarters, covering poetry from Spencer to Seamus Heaney.
1430 pages hardbacks

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Faith Triumphant

Faith Triumphant by Frank Houghton
published by OMF Books, 1973

An anthology of verse by Houghton 1894-1972 Bishop of East Szechwan and General Director of the China Inland Mission. In these poems he expresses his complete dedication of his whole life to Jesus Christ.
164 pages hardback
ISBN 853630917

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Back To The Future

Back To The Future edited by David Faskett
published by Anchor Books, 1996

This anthology is a vast variety of memories and thoughts of present and past days from a selection of modern poets. Flip the book and you have the views of all the poets included on the present day and what they expect from future. Poetry by the people for the people.
236 pages paperback
ISBN 1859303625

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The Poetry of Motion

The Poetry of Motion edited by Alan Bold
published by Mainstream Publishing, 1984

In this Anthology an impressive team of poetic performers express their enthusiasm for a wide range of sporting events. From classic poets such as Wordsworth and Keats to modern poets and some great poems by anonymous writers.
201 pages hardback
ISBN 0906391709

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The Rattle Bag

The Rattle Bag edited by Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes
published by Faber & Faber, 1982

Conceived as a collection of editors' own favourite poems, this collection has established itself as the classic anthology of our time. As Melvin Bragg describes it as "a must have for anyone at all who likes poetry.".
498 pages paperback
ISBN 057111976X

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Poetic Voyages - Monmouthshire

Poetic Voyages - Monmouthshire edited by Simon Harwin
published by Young Writers, 2001

An anthology of poems by school children in Monmouthshire, South Wales which forms part of the Young Writers series where young people are nurtured and inspired to have the confidence to write by seeing their work published.
188 pages paperback
ISBN 0754331458

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Caravan

Caravan edited by Sydney Butler
published by Brock House Writers, 1992

The variety of topics and forms in this collection provides something for every readers.
198 pages paperback
ISBN 0969673701

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Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope edited by Sydney Butler
published by Brock House Writers, 1993

This anthology of life writing provides the reader with a great variety of views of the world. Poems and stories with illustrations.
127 pages paperback
ISBN 096967371X

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Poems for Mother's Day

Poems for Mother's Day by Girl Talk Magazine Readers
published by Woolworth plc, 2001

A very special selection of poems written by Girl Talk Magazine readers to celebrate Mothers and Mother's day.
82 pages paperback
ISBN 5031643200019

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Parlour Poetry 101 improving gems

Parlour Poetry 101 improving gems edited by Michael R Turner
published by Michael Joseph, 1967

Generations of well brought up children recited these verses to their admiring elders in front parlours all over the Empire. Some of these poets have been forgotten but in their day were as famous as Byron or Wordsworth and their poems are undeservedly dismissed. Name inscribed inside front cover.
264 pages hardback

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Favourite Love Poems

Favourite Love Poems edited by Charles Osborne, illustrated by Robert Anning Bell
published by Michael O'Mara Books Ltd, 1988

There have been love poems for as long as poetry has existed, for poetry is the art form best suited to the expression of that complex of emotions known as love. The poems in this anthology are the personal choice of a man whose literary tastes are wide and varied. A poet himself, Charles Osborne has covered a vast range in making his selection of love poems in English.
240 pages paperback
ISBN 9781860191671

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A Book of Peace

A Book of Peace chosen and edited by Elizabeth Goudge
published by Hodder, 1969

This is a very personal anthology of poetry and prose chosen by Elizabeth Goudge. She has created a beautiful book full of understanding and meaning. This copy has tanned page edges, but the cover is in excellent condition with an uncreased spine.
319 pages paperback
SBN 0340109009

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Angels in the Sussex Air - an anthology of Sussex poets

Angels in the Sussex Air - an anthology of Sussex poets edited by Patrick Garland
illustrated by David Goodman
published by Sinclair-Stevenson, 1995

Sussex has always been a place of inspiration to writers such as William Blake, Philip Larkin etc. This copy in excellent condition with slight tanning to page edges only.
285 pages paperback
ISBN 1856197255

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The Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1900

The Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1900 chosen and edited by Arthur Quiller-Couch
published Oxford University Press, 1915

Tan leather and cloth binding with gilt embossing and lettering, slight fading to rear cover only, inscription inside cover dated Christmas 1917, gilt edged pages, clean and unmarked.
1084 pages hardback

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Short & Sweet - 101 Very Short Poems

Short & Sweet - 101 Very Short Poems edited by Simon Armitage
published by Faber & Faber, 1999

The longest poem in this collection is 13 lines long and the shortest has none! It shows how a short poem can tell a story, argument or instance and be packed with passion, wisdom or music. This copy has slightly tanned page edges but is in great condition otherwise.
112 pages paperback
ISBN 057120001X

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A Celebration of Mothers in Prose and Poetry

poetrymothers edited by Alexandra Towle
288 pages, MacMillan,1993
A beautiful collection of excerpts from famous authors including Nancy Mitford, Anita Brookner, Gerald Durrell, Sue Townsend, Jane Austen, Oscar Wilde, Philip Roth and many others.
ISBN 9781854791245

An ideal gift for the Special Woman in your life.

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