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DOOLEY, Maura, 1957- : EXPLAINING MAGNETISM.

DOOLEY, Maura, 1957- : EXPLAINING MAGNETISM.

Newcastle upon Tyne : Bloodaxe Books, (1991). First edition. Inscribed and signed by Maura Dooley on the title-page. Her first full-length collection – sixty-one poems, including “The Luxury of Ideas”, “The House Will Be Full of Dancing”, “Emperors of Ice Cream”, etc. “Her poems have both great delicacy and an undeniable toughness – rare in a first collection” (Adam Thorpe).
Foolscap 4to (22cm). [ii],(78)pp. Original yellow wrappers, lettered in orange and green and with a Cyril Power design; very good.

£20

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DUNMORE, Helen, 1952-2017 : THE APPLE FALL.

DUNMORE, Helen, 1952-2017 : THE APPLE FALL.

Newcastle upon Tyne : Bloodaxe Books, (1983). First edition. Inscribed and signed by Helen Dunmore on the title-page. Her first book – a collection of forty-seven poems, including poems on Zelda Fitzgerald, Virginia Woolf, Greenham Common, second marriages, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). (64)pp. Original wrappers, printed in apple green and black, with designs by Pete Henry; very slightly bruised at one corner, but a very good copy.

£40

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DUNMORE, Helen, 1952-2017 : THE SEA SKATER.

DUNMORE, Helen, 1952-2017 : THE SEA SKATER.

Newcastle upon Tyne : Bloodaxe Books, (1986). First edition. Inscribed and signed by Helen Dunmore on the title-page. A collection of forty-two poems, including “The Bride’s Nights in a Strange Village”, “The Parachute Packers”, “Mary Shelley”, “Bewick’s Swans”, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). 72pp. Original colour printed wrappers in a design by Gary Scott, the lettering in red, white and blue; very good.

£25

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DUNMORE, Helen, 1952-2017 : THE RAW GARDEN.

DUNMORE, Helen, 1952-2017 : THE RAW GARDEN.

Newcastle upon Tyne : Bloodaxe Books, (1988). First edition. Inscribed and signed by Helen Dunmore on the title-page. The Yorkshire-born poet and novelist’s third book – a collection of forty poems, including “Wild Strawberries”, “A Mortgage on a Pear Tree”, “The Haunting at Epworth”, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). 60,[iv]pp. Original colour printed wrappers, the principal lettering in white and green; very good indeed.

£25

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GARRETT, Elizabeth, 1958- : THE RULE OF THREE.

GARRETT, Elizabeth, 1958- : THE RULE OF THREE.

Newcastle upon Tyne : Bloodaxe Books, (1991). First edition. Inscribed and signed by Elizabeth Garrett on the title-page. Her first full-length collection – fifty poems, including “Wedding Breakfast”, “The Womanhood”, “Siren Song”, etc. – “the emergence of a rare talent” (Lawrence Sail).
Demy 8vo (22cm). 64pp. Original pictorial wrappers; very good.

£20

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NÍ CHUILLEANÁIN, Eiléan, 1942- : THE SECOND VOYAGE.

NÍ CHUILLEANÁIN, Eiléan, 1942- : THE SECOND VOYAGE.

Dublin : Gallery Press / Newcastle upon Tyne : Bloodaxe Books, (1986). First edition : the hardback issue. A selection of forty-two poems from her earlier volumes, including “The Absent Girl”, “Survivors”, “Going Back to Oxford”, “At the Back Door of the Union”, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 68,[iv]pp. Original black cloth, lettered in gilt; very good indeed in the Michael Kane dust-jacket – just faintly sunned, but also very good.

£20

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RUMENS, Carol, 1944- : SCENES FROM THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE.

RUMENS, Carol, 1944- : SCENES FROM THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE.

Newcastle upon Tyne : Bloodaxe Books, (1982). First edition. Signed by Carol Rumens on the title-page. A collection of nine poems, including “Secrets”, “Spoilings”, “First Loss”, etc. – “Carol Rumens ... can make a poem blossom from carefully evocative detail to an ending of mystery and power” (Peter Porter).
Demy 8vo (22cm). [16]pp. Original orange, black and white stapled wrappers, with an illustration by John Burningham; very good indeed.

£20

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RUMENS, Carol, 1944- : THE GREENING OF THE SNOW BEACH.

RUMENS, Carol, 1944- : THE GREENING OF THE SNOW BEACH.

Newcastle upon Tyne : Bloodaxe Books, (1989). First edition. Signed by Carol Rumens on the title-page. A collection of twenty-five poems (including four translations from Blok and Mandelstam), together with a diary of a visit to Russia. Illustrations by Jamie Jamieson-Black and photographs by Rumens.
Demy 8vo (22cm). 80pp. Original colour-printed wrappers in a design by Gary Scott; very good.

£20

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WELLS, Nigel, 1944- : THE WINTER FESTIVALS.

WELLS, Nigel, 1944- : THE WINTER FESTIVALS.

Newcastle upon Tyne : Bloodaxe Books, (1980). First edition : one of twenty-five special numbered copies signed by Nigel Wells. A collection of forty-one poems, including “Some British Moths”, “Owl Wives”, “A Green Man”, etc. “Nothing less than a master craftsman” (Robin Munro).
Demy 8vo (22cm). 80pp. Original wrappers – a photographic design in green, red and black; faint spotting of edges, but a very good copy.

£25

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