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MOLE, John, 1941- : PANTOMIME CAT.

MOLE, John, 1941- : PANTOMIME CAT.

Hitchin : Mandeville Press, (1975). First edition : one of twenty-five special numbered copies, signed by both Mole and the illustrator, Carola Scupham. A poem with a hand-coloured illustration.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [8]pp. Original red wrappers, lettered and ornamented in black; just slightly bruised, but otherwise very good.

£20

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MOLE, John, 1941- : A PARTIAL LIGHT.

MOLE, John, 1941- : A PARTIAL LIGHT.

London : J. M. Dent & Sons, (1975). First edition. Inscribed and signed by John Mole on the title-page. An early collection of thirty-four poems from the Somerset-born poet. Includes “The Roman Woman”, “A Hereford Sampler”, “The Dark Glass”, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). (48)pp. Original turquoise wrappers, printed in black; very good.

£20

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MOLE, John, 1941- : THE TALES OF ROVER.

MOLE, John, 1941- : THE TALES OF ROVER.

Hitchin : Mandeville Press, 1977. First edition : one of thirty special copies (of 250) numbered and signed by Mole. A sequence of fourteen poems “cataloguing the thoughts and affairs of the marvellous dog of the title”.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [16]pp. Original burnt orange wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; just a hint of a bruise, but otherwise very good indeed.

£25

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MOLE, John, 1941- : OUR SHIP.

MOLE, John, 1941- : OUR SHIP.

London : Martin Secker & Warburg, (1977). First edition. Inscribed and signed by John Mole on the title-page. A collection of forty-three poems and poem sequences. A review copy, with some marginal lining and annotation, notes on the rear free endpaper, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 62,[ii]pp. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt; very good indeed in the original dust-jacket – a design in black, blue and white – just very faintly rubbed.

£20

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MOLE, John, 1941- : FROM THE HOUSE OPPOSITE.

MOLE, John, 1941- : FROM THE HOUSE OPPOSITE.

London : Martin Secker & Warburg, (1979). First edition. Inscribed and signed by John Mole on the title-page. A collection of forty-two poems.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 66 [i.e. 64]pp. Original violet cloth, lettered in gilt; very good in the original dust-jacket – a design in black, violet and white – lightly worn, slightly nicked and with a few spots on inner flaps.

£15

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MOLE, John, 1941- : FEEDING THE LAKE.

MOLE, John, 1941- : FEEDING THE LAKE.

London : Martin Secker & Warburg, (1981). First edition. Inscribed, signed and dated (1987) on the title-page by John Mole. A collection of forty-three poems.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 58,[ii]pp. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt; a few slight marks to edges, but very good in a just lightly rubbed dust-jacket.

£15

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MOLE, John, 1941- : IN AND OUT OF THE APPLE.

MOLE, John, 1941- : IN AND OUT OF THE APPLE.

London : Martin Secker & Warburg, (1984). First edition. Inscribed and signed by John Mole on the title-page. A collection of thirty-six new poems, including “Government Health Warning”, “Incident at Snape”, “Wasp Talk”, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [ii],60,[ii]pp. Original jade green cloth, lettered in gilt; a very good copy in the George Szirtes dust-jacket – a design in white, black and green – just slightly spotted on inner flaps.

£15

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MOLE, John, 1941- : LEARNING THE ROPES.

MOLE, John, 1941- : LEARNING THE ROPES.

Sidcot : Gruffyground Press, 1985. First edition : limited to 205 numbered copies on hand-made paper, signed by both John Mole and the illustrator, Colin Paynton. Loosely inserted is a single-page 1986 typed letter from the publisher, Anthony Baker, signed with forename, discussing the book’s production. A collection of eight poems, including “The Song of the Pie”, “Star Song”, etc.
Royal 8vo (25cm). [16]pp. Wood engraving by Paynton. Original deep orange wrappers, lettered in dark red; slightly bruised; a few spots, but otherwise a very good copy.

£20

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MOLE, John, 1941- & SCUPHAM, Peter, 1933- : CHRISTMAS PAST.

MOLE, John, 1941- & SCUPHAM, Peter, 1933- : CHRISTMAS PAST.

Hitchin : Mandeville Press, 1981. First edition : one of 290 regular copies (of 350). Three Christmas poems from Mole, and a longer poem in three parts from Scupham. With illustrations by Mary Norman. Loosely inserted is a folded pull-sheet trial for the publication, with part of the Scupham poem and two illustrations, signed by Peter Scupham.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [20]pp. Illustrations. Original pale grey wrappers, lettered in blue and decorated in grey; just a hint of spotting, but a very good copy.

£15

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MOLE, John, 1941- & SCUPHAM, Peter, 1933- : CHRISTMAS GAMES.

MOLE, John, 1941- & SCUPHAM, Peter, 1933- : CHRISTMAS GAMES.

Hitchin : Mandeville Press, 1983. First edition : limited to 350 copies. Six Christmas poems – three from each poet, with illustrations by Mary Norman. Loosely inserted is a signed and dated 1983 autograph note from Peter Scupham – “Mandeville still survives!”.
Long crown 4to (18 x 19cm). [20]pp. Illustrations. Original red wrappers, lettered and decorated in grey-blue; slightly bruised, but otherwise a very good copy.

£15

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