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SZIRTES, George, 1948- : AT THE SINK.

SZIRTES, George, 1948- : AT THE SINK.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1979. First edition : one of 168 regular copies (of 180). A Szirtes poem with a striking linocut illiustration in green and black by Clarissa Upchurch. Keepsake Poem No. 37.
Crown 4to (24cm). [4]pp. Original stone wrappers, printed on upper wrapper in black; the single gathering inserted upside-down into the wrappers, otherwise fine in the original envelope.

£15

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SZIRTES, George, 1948- : HOMAGE TO CHEVAL : POEMS AND A DRAWING.

SZIRTES, George, 1948- : HOMAGE TO CHEVAL : POEMS AND A DRAWING.

Berkhamsted : Priapus Press, (1980). First edition : one of thirty numbered copies (of 150) signed by George Szirtes. Four poems and a drawing.
Foolscap 4to (22cm). [8]pp. Original cerise wrappers, printed in black; very good indeed.

£20

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SZIRTES, George, 1948- : NOVEMBER AND MAY.

SZIRTES, George, 1948- : NOVEMBER AND MAY.

London : Martin Secker & Warburg, (1981). First edition. Inscribed, signed and dated (1986) by George Szirtes on the title-page, and with a single-page 1988 signed typed letter from Szirtes loosely inserted. A collection of forty-nine poems.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 64pp. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt; a few faint spots to top edge, but a very good and bright copy in the original red and white dust-jacket - slightly rubbed and spotted on flaps.

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SZIRTES, George, 1948- : SHORT WAVE.

SZIRTES, George, 1948- : SHORT WAVE.

London : Martin Secker & Warburg, (1983). First edition. Inscribed, signed and dated (1986) by George Szirtes on the title-page. A collection of forty-four poems.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 64pp. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt; a few faint spots, but very good in the original blue and white dust-jacket - slightly bruised and very lightly spotted on flaps.

£15

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SZIRTES, George, 1948- : BLIND FIELD.

SZIRTES, George, 1948- : BLIND FIELD.

Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1994. First edition. Inscribed, signed and dated (1994) by George Szirtes on the title-page. A collection of thirty-four poems.
Demy 8vo (22cm). viii,(56)pp. Original white wrappers, printed in blue and black and with photo illustration by Minor White; very good.

£15

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SZIRTES, George, 1948- ; POWELL, Neil & SCUPHAM, Peter : A MANDEVILLE TROIKA.

SZIRTES, George, 1948- ; POWELL, Neil & SCUPHAM, Peter : A MANDEVILLE TROIKA.

Hitchin : Mandeville Press, 1977. First edition : limited to 150 copies. This copy marked “out of series” and signed by all three of the contributing poets. A poem and an illustration from Szirtes, four poems from Neil Powell, and a poem (“Fore-Edge Painting”) from Peter Scupham.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [12]pp. Original sage wrappers, lettered and decorated on upper wrapper in black; very good indeed.

£20

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SZIRTES, George, 1948- ; POWELL, Neil & SCUPHAM, Peter : A MANDEVILLE TROIKA.

SZIRTES, George, 1948- ; POWELL, Neil & SCUPHAM, Peter : A MANDEVILLE TROIKA.

Hitchin : Mandeville Press, 1977. First edition : one of fifty numbered copies (of 150) signed by all three of the contributing poets. A poem and an illustration from Szirtes, four poems from Neil Powell, and a poem (“Fore-Edge Painting”) from Peter Scupham.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [12]pp. Original orange wrappers, lettered and decorated on upper wrapper in black; very good indeed.

£25

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