Lupercal - Ted Hughes

1960 - Faber and Faber, London - First Edition
‘I sit in the top of the wood, my eyes closed.
Inaction, no falsifying dream
Between my hooked head and hooked feet:
Or in sleep rehearse perfect kills and eat.’

Ted Hughes’ acclaimed second volume of poetry, and that which sealed his reputation as a major poet of the 20th century. This collection, dedicated to ‘Sylvia’, features many of his most popular evocations of woodland animals, including ‘
Pike’, ‘Hawk Roosting’, and ‘Lupercalia’.

One of 2,250 copies.
 
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The Earth-Owl and Other Moon People - with - Season Songs - Ted Hughes, R.A. Brandt (illustrator)

1963 - Faber and Faber Limited, London - First Editions
A fine pair of magical poetical gatherings.

The Earth-Owl and Other Moon People - wonderful collection of rhyming, playful poems, perhaps not surprisingly written during the ‘lunar race’ of the 1960s, and which Hughes himself describes as an exploration of the ‘moon from the bottom of our dreams’ Hughes’ delightful, macabre, and bizarre ‘moon animals’ are brought to life by the drawings of R. A. Brandt.

Season Songs - A seasonal poetic journal, from ‘Icecrust and Snowflake’ and ‘The Golden Boy’ to ‘Leaves and The Warrior of Winter’. 
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A Literary History of Scotland - John Hepburn Millar

1903 - T. Fisher Unwin, London - Number 6 of 25 copies.
A finely bound limited edition of this detailed work. Over 700 pages with chapters covering Scottish poetry, prose, reviews, histories and novels.

‘Miller’s scholarly
A Literary History of Scotland was for many years the standard work on Scottish Literature and remains a useful work of reference. In it he maintained his attack on the then fashionable Kailyard writers (late 19th-century movement in Scottish fiction characterised by a sentimental idealisation of humble village life), whom he had first criticised in the April 1895 issue of The New Review.’ - Famous Scots 
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