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Medieval to Renaissance

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 65o 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

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 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 5 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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War poetry

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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ISBN 9780752527703

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Poetry around the World

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

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
25 pages hardback
ISBN 185534159X

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Poetry Anthologies

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; 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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