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HUGO MANNING FIRST EDITIONS

MANNING, Hugo, 1913-1977 : STORM OVER ESKWADILLY.

MANNING, Hugo, 1913-1977 : STORM OVER ESKWADILLY.

Buenos Aires : Agonia, 1942. First edition. Inscribed, signed and dated (1946) on the half-title by Hugo Manning. A novella (“a composite picture of our epoch”) concerning King Lako – “a symbol of antiquated authority which has forfeited its power to rule”.
Crown 4to. (52),[ii]pp. Original pale cream wrappers, lettered in brown and black; some wear and spotting; slight tear at foot; a touch dusty; wrappers partly detached, but a good copy of a fragile production.

£40

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MANNING, Hugo, 1913-1977 : BEYOND THE TERMINUS OF THE STARS : A SEQUENCE.

MANNING, Hugo, 1913-1977 : BEYOND THE TERMINUS OF THE STARS : A SEQUENCE.

London : Phoenix Press, (1949). First edition : limited to 300 copies, printed at the Ditchling Press – this copy a review copy, with the publisher’s slip, not numbered, and out of series. A sequence in fifteen parts.
Post 8vo (22cm). [ii],26pp. Original stone cloth, lettered in gilt; lightly tanned and with a few tiny spots, but still very good in the original cream dust-jacket – lettered in red – lightly rubbed and browned at spine.

£15

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MANNING, Hugo, 1913-1977 : THIS ROOM BEFORE SUNRISE.

MANNING, Hugo, 1913-1977 : THIS ROOM BEFORE SUNRISE.

London : Gaberbocchus, (1952). First edition. A prose poem “in which symbolism and realism are interwoven”.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (64)pp. Original grey cloth, lettered in purple; mild spotting of edges, but a very good copy in the original grey dust-jacket, lettered and decorated in purple – just slightly dusty, but also very good.

£20

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MANNING, Hugo, 1913-1977 : THE SECRET SEA.

MANNING, Hugo, 1913-1977 : THE SECRET SEA.

London : Trigram Press, (1968). Second edition : limited to 500 copies. A presentation copy, inscribed (to Charles and Diana Wrey Gardiner), signed and dated (1973) in green ink by Hugo Manning on the title-page. The full text of this poem in seven parts, with some 400 more lines than in the original 1962 edition.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [iv],(64),[iv]pp. Facsimile of manuscript leaf in blind. Original blue-black cloth, lettered in gilt; very slightly rubbed and a touch bruised; a few small marks and spots, but a good copy in the original black dust-jacket, lettered and decorated in grey – just lightly rubbed.

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MANNING, Hugo, 1913-1977 : LULLABY.

MANNING, Hugo, 1913-1977 : LULLABY.

Rushden : Sceptre Press, (1972). First edition : limited to 100 copies. Although not one of the thirty numbered copies, this copy signed by Hugo Manning and with an autograph correction to the fifth line of the poem.
Demy 8vo (22cm). Single ivory folded sheet, printed in black; very slightly creased, but still a very good copy.

£15

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MANNING, Hugo, 1913-1977 : LULLABY.

MANNING, Hugo, 1913-1977 : LULLABY.

Rushden : Sceptre Press, (1972). First edition : one of thirty numbered copies (of 100) signed by Hugo Manning. A poem.
Demy 8vo (22cm). [4]pp. Original grey stapled wrapperss, printed in black; just a hint of sunning, but a very good copy.

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MANNING, Hugo, 1913-1977 : THE IT AND THE ODYSSEY OF HENRY MILLER.

MANNING, Hugo, 1913-1977 : THE IT AND THE ODYSSEY OF HENRY MILLER.

London : Enitharmon Press, 1972 [i.e. 1971]. First edition : one of a small number of copies of the first issue, with two sequences of text printed in the wrong order, with the two errors “Immortality” for “Immorality” on p.15, and the publisher’s corrections slip pasted to the verso of the front wrapper. A presentation copy, signed by Hugo Manning, and with his five-line inscription explaining that some of these faulty copies were distributed in advance of the corrected and reprinted text [the British Library Catalogue note notwithstanding]. Loosely inserted is a signed single-page 1976 autograph letter from Manning confirming the gift of this “dud” copy of “my essay on Henry Miller” as a “collector’s item” given to him by the publisher, Alan Clodd.
Demy 8vo (22cm). (32)pp. Original white wrappers, lettered and decorated in brown; a very good copy, with the original envelope (addressed by Manning) in which the book was sent to the recipient. Halliwell 30n – “it is likely that these were very few in number”.

£40

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MANNING, Hugo, 1913-1977 : MODIGLIANI.

MANNING, Hugo, 1913-1977 : MODIGLIANI.

London : Enitharmon Press, 1976. First edition : one of 330 copies (of 550) in boards. A long poem on the painter Amedeo Modigliani. Frontispiece portrait.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (40)pp. Original green-weave boards, lettered in black; a very good copy in the original monochrome dust-jacket – also very good. Halliwell 54.

£15

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MANNING, Hugo, 1913-1977 : SELECTED POETRY OF HUGO MANNING.

MANNING, Hugo, 1913-1977 : SELECTED POETRY OF HUGO MANNING.

London : Open Gate Press, (1997). First edition. A comprehensive selection of Manning’s poems. Compiled by Phil Coram and Ivan Savidge, and with a foreword by Kathleen Raine.
Foolscap 4to (21cm). (viii),100pp. Original red and white wrappers; very good indeed.

£20

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