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BRACKENBURY, Alison, 1953- : SELECTED POEMS.

BRACKENBURY, Alison, 1953- : SELECTED POEMS.

Manchester : Carcanet Press, (1991). First edition. Inscribed, signed with forename and dated (1991) on the title-page by Alison Brackenbury. A selection of seventy-three poems from three earlier collections.
Demy 8vo (22cm). 142,[ii]pp. Original wrappers, printed in black and purple; very good.

£20

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BUCHANAN, George (George Henry Perrott), 1904-1989 : ANNOTATIONS.

BUCHANAN, George (George Henry Perrott), 1904-1989 : ANNOTATIONS.

Oxford : Carcanet Press, (1970). First edition : limited to 600 copies. Four poems from the Antrim-born poet.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 36pp. Original pale blue wrappers, lettered and decorated in a John Franklin design in black; faintly bruised, spine a touch sunned, but otherwise very good.

£15

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CAYLEY, Michael, 1950- : MOORINGS.

CAYLEY, Michael, 1950- : MOORINGS.

Oxford : Carcanet Press, (1971). First edition : one of forty numbered copies (of 600) signed by Michael Cayley. His first collection – twenty-six poems.
Pott 4to (19cm). [ii],34pp. Original jade wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; just a touch bruised, but still very good.

£20

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CUMBERLEGE, Marcus (Marcus Crossley), 1938- : POEMS FOR QUENA AND TABLA.

CUMBERLEGE, Marcus (Marcus Crossley), 1938- : POEMS FOR QUENA AND TABLA.

Oxford : Carcanet Press, (1970). First edition : one of forty numbered copies (of 600) signed by Marcus Cumberledge. A collection of twenty-nine poems.
Pott 4to (19cm). (32)pp. Original blue-grey stapled wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; just a touch sunned; corners just a little bruised, but otherwise very good.

£20

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DARYUSH, Elizabeth (Elizabeth Bridges), 1887-1977 : VERSES : SEVENTH BOOK.

DARYUSH, Elizabeth (Elizabeth Bridges), 1887-1977 : VERSES : SEVENTH BOOK.

Oxford : Carcanet Press, (1971). First edition : one of forty numbered copies (of 400) signed by both Elizabeth Daryush and Roy Fuller, who contributes a preface. Forty-seven poems.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [viii],(48),[ii]pp. Original moss green stapled wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; very slightly bruised; faint spotting of final blank, but a very good copy.

£15

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GARFITT, Roger, 1944- : CAUGHT ON BLUE.

GARFITT, Roger, 1944- : CAUGHT ON BLUE.

Oxford : Carcanet Press, (1970). First edition : limited to 600 copies. Inscribed and signed by Roger Garfitt. His first collection – twenty-six poems, including “On Lily-Grained Paper, Edges Gilt”, “In the Library”, “Fashion Model”, “I Came to London”, etc.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [ii],(28),[ii]pp. Original grey stapled wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; staples lightly rusted, but a very good copy.

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GARFITT, Roger, 1944- : WEST OF ELM.

GARFITT, Roger, 1944- : WEST OF ELM.

Cheadle : Carcanet Press, (1974). First edition. Inscribed, signed with forename and dated (1980) by Roger Garfitt on front free endpaper. A collection of thirty-one poems.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 48pp. Original tan boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; very good in the original Priscilla Eckhard dust-jacket – a design in yellow and black – just slightly nicked, but also very good.

£20

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GLOVER, Jon, 1943- : OUR PHOTOGRAPHS.

GLOVER, Jon, 1943- : OUR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Manchester : Carcanet Press, (1986). First edition. His first full-length collection – a sequence of forty-seven poems.
Post 8vo (20cm). 64pp. Original pictorial wrappers; very good.

£15

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HAMBURGER, Michael, 1924-2007 : OWNERLESS EARTH : NEW & SELECTED POEMS.

HAMBURGER, Michael, 1924-2007 : OWNERLESS EARTH : NEW & SELECTED POEMS.

Cheadle : Carcanet Press, (1973). First edition. Signed by Michael Hamburger on the title-page. A collection of over 100 poems.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 160pp. Original red cloth, blocked and lettered in gilt; top edge red; very good indeed in the original pale grey, red and white dust-jacket – faintly marked and price-clipped, but otherwise very good.

£20

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JENNINGS, Elizabeth (Elizabeth Joan), 1926-2001 : MOMENTS OF GRACE.

JENNINGS, Elizabeth (Elizabeth Joan), 1926-2001 : MOMENTS OF GRACE.

Manchester : Carcanet New Press, (1979). First edition. A collection of fifty-two poems, including “An Answer to Odd Advice”, “Channel Port Night”, “A Proustian Moment”, etc.
Post 8vo (20cm). 62,[ii]pp. Original pictorial wrappers, electric blue on fawn; just a hint of a bruise, but very good.

£15

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JONES, Peter (Peter Austin), 1929- : SEAGARDEN FOR JULIUS.

JONES, Peter (Peter Austin), 1929- : SEAGARDEN FOR JULIUS.

Oxford : Carcanet Press, (1970). First edition : one of forty copies (of 600) numbered, signed and dated (1970) by Peter Jones. The title sequence and twelve additional poems.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [ii],(38)pp. Original bright green stiffened wrappers, lettered and decorated in a John Franklin design in black; very good.

£20

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SCHMIDT, Michael (Michael Norton), 1947- : BLACK BUILDINGS.

SCHMIDT, Michael (Michael Norton), 1947- : BLACK BUILDINGS.

Oxford : Carcanet Press, (1969). First edition. Signed by Michael Schmidt on the title-page. Loosely inserted is a 1992 signed typed letter from Schmidt on Carcanet notepaper referring to the book as being “from the original ‘signed edition’ that we did yonks ago”. His first book – a collection of twenty poems.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 30,[ii]pp. Original plain white wrappers; very good in the original red dust-jacket, printed in black.

£20

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SISSON, C.H. (Charles Hubert), 1914-2003 : COLLECTED POEMS.

SISSON, C.H. (Charles Hubert), 1914-2003 : COLLECTED POEMS.

Manchester : Carcanet Press, (1998). First edition of the complete collected poems, adding numerous poems from three later collections to the 1984 “Collected Poems”, as well as seventeen poems previously unpublished in book form.
Demy 8vo (22cm). (xviii),(526)pp. Original wrappers – a design by Stephen Raw; very minor signs of use, but a very good copy.

£15

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WARNER, Val, 1946- : THESE YELLOW PHOTOS.

WARNER, Val, 1946- : THESE YELLOW PHOTOS.

Oxford : Carcanet Press, (1971). First edition : one of forty special numbered and dated copies (of 600), signed by Val Warner. Her first collection – thirty poems, including “In Woolworth’s”, “Balham, Christmas”, etc.
Pott 4to (19cm). [ii],34pp. Original stapled wrappers – a design in black on sand by Priscilla Eckhard; wrappers just a touch dusty; tiny mark; outer leaves and edges a little spotted, but otherwise a very good copy.

£20

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WEISSBORT, Daniel, 1935-2013 : THE LEASEHOLDER.

WEISSBORT, Daniel, 1935-2013 : THE LEASEHOLDER.

Oxford : Carcanet Press, (1971). First edition : one of forty special numbered and dated copies (of 600) signed by Daniel Weissbort. A collection of twenty-seven poems. “It’s hard to imagine how anything could be more natural, relaxed and true to the writer’s self, true to his secret, personal life than Daniel Weissbort’s poems” (Ted Hughes, with whom Weissbort founded “Modern Poetry in Translation”).
Crown 8vo (19cm). [ii],30pp. Original red stapled wrappers, printed in black and with a design by Priscilla Eckhard on the upper wrapper; very minor signs of age and use; slight spotting of endpapers, but a very good copy.

£25

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WELLS, Robert, 1947- : THE WINTER’S TASK : POEMS.

WELLS, Robert, 1947- : THE WINTER’S TASK : POEMS.

Manchester : Carcanet New Press, (1977). First edition. His first collection – fifty-seven poems – man in a landscape. Loosely inserted is an interesting single-page 1985 signed letter (partly typed and partly autograph) from Wells to Alan Hancox, concerning Richard Jefferies, George Sandys, Peter Levi, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (64)pp. Original green boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; edges slightly spotted, but a very good copy in the original dust-jacket – a design in blue and green with a photograph by Peter Keene – lightly sunned and a little spotted.

£20

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WILMER, Clive, 1945- : THE DWELLING-PLACE.

WILMER, Clive, 1945- : THE DWELLING-PLACE.

Manchester : Carcanet New Press, (1977). First edition. Inscribed, signed and dated (1980) by Clive Wilmer on the title-page. His first collection – thirty-three poems, including “Chiaroscuro”, “The North Legion”, “To the Undeceived”, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [ii],(60),[ii]pp. Original green boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; top edge a touch dusty, but a very good copy in the original dust-jacket – a pictorial design in cream and green – just faintly sunned, lightly creased and slightly spotted, with one short tear.

£20

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