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RUMENS, Carol, 1944- : A STRANGE GIRL IN BRIGHT COLOURS.

RUMENS, Carol, 1944- : A STRANGE GIRL IN BRIGHT COLOURS.

London : Quartet Books, (1973). First edition. Signed by Carol Rumens on the title-page. Her first collection – forty-four poems, etc.
Post 8vo (20cm). (94),[ii]pp. Original white linen wrappers, lettered in black and red, with a Peter Till illustration in red, orange and black on upper wrapper; a very good copy.

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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.
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- : STAR WHISPER.

RUMENS, Carol, 1944- : STAR WHISPER.

London : Secker & Warburg, (1983). First edition. Signed by Carol Rumens on the title-page. A collection of thirty-one poems.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (70),[ii]pp. Original blue cloth, lettered down spine in gilt; a few faint spots, but a very goods copy in the original turquoise, black and white dust-jacket.

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RUMENS, Carol, 1944- – editor : SLIPPING GLIMPSES : WINTER POETRY SUPPLEMENT 1985.

RUMENS, Carol, 1944- – editor : SLIPPING GLIMPSES : WINTER POETRY SUPPLEMENT 1985.

London : Poetry Book Society, 1985. First edition. Signed by Carol Rumens on the title-page. A Poetry Book Society anthology – with poems by Patricia Beer, Wendy Cope, Carol Ann Duffy, D. J. Enright, U. A. Fanthorpe, Michael Longley, Anne Stevenson, George Szirtes, etc.
Post 8vo (20cm). [iv],58,[ii]pp. Original colour printed wrappers, lettered in deep pink and with a design by Carol Brickley; a very good copy.

£20

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RUMENS, Carol, 1944- : DIRECT DIALLING.

RUMENS, Carol, 1944- : DIRECT DIALLING.

London : Chatto & Windus / Hogarth Press, (1985). First edition. Signed by Carol Rumens on the title-page. A review copy, with the publishers’ slip loosely inserted. A collection of eighteen poems.
Post 8vo (20cm). 48pp. Original colour printed wrappers; very good.

£20

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RUMENS, Carol, 1944- : PLATO PARK.

RUMENS, Carol, 1944- : PLATO PARK.

London : Chatto & Windus, (1987). First edition. Inscribed, signed and dated (1987) on the title-page by Carol Rumens. Her first novel.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [ii],212,[viii] – including integral endpapers. Original black boards, lettered on spine in gilt; text just a little tanned, but a very good copy in the original colour-printed Barbara Kaiser dust-jacket, lettered in black and red on white – also very good.

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RUMENS, Carol, 1944- : SELECTED POEMS.

RUMENS, Carol, 1944- : SELECTED POEMS.

London : Chatto & Windus, (1987). First edition. Signed by Carol Rumens on the title-page. Includes extensive selections from her four earlier collections of poetry, together with fifty new or previously uncollected poems. Loosely inserted are a Rumens newspaper article on the lack of passion in modern verse, and two press-cuttings of Rumens poems.
Post 8vo (20cm). 160pp. Original colour printed wrappers, with an illustration by Sarah Beddington, the principal lettering in black and blue; very good.

£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.

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RUMENS, Carol, 1944- : FROM BERLIN TO HEAVEN.

RUMENS, Carol, 1944- : FROM BERLIN TO HEAVEN.

London : Chatto & Windus, (1989). First edition. Signed by Carol Rumens on the title-page. A collection of thirty-nine poems.
Post 8vo (20cm). [vi],(58)pp. Original colour printed wrappers, with an illustration by Julian Abela-Hyzler; very good.

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