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BLACKBURN, Thomas (Thomas Eliel Fenwick), 1916-1977 : CRAG OF CRAVING.

BLACKBURN, Thomas (Thomas Eliel Fenwick), 1916-1977 : CRAG OF CRAVING.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1972. First edition : limited to 180 copies. A poem, with an illustration by Margaret Macguire. Keepsake Poem No. 5.
Crown 4to (24cm). [4]pp. Original grey wrappers, printed on upper wrapper in black; a fine copy, with the original Keepsake envelope. Lewis (Keepsake Poems) 5.

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BOOTH, Martin, 1944-2004 : RIDER AND HORSE.

BOOTH, Martin, 1944-2004 : RIDER AND HORSE.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1976. First edition : one of 168 regular copies (of 180). A poem, with a coloured wood engraving by Warwick Hutton. Keepsake Poem No. 29.
Foolscap 4to (24cm). [iv]pp. Original fawn wrappers, lettered and decorated on upper wrapper in black; very good indeed, in the original Keepsake envelope. Lewis (Keepsake Poems) 29.

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BRUNNER, John (John Kilian Houston), 1934-1995 : TRIP : A SEQUENCE OF POEMS THROUGH THE U.S.A. BY JOHN BRUNNER WITH LINOCUT INTERPRETATIONS BY PAUL PIECH.

BRUNNER, John (John Kilian Houston), 1934-1995 : TRIP : A SEQUENCE OF POEMS THROUGH THE U.S.A. BY JOHN BRUNNER WITH LINOCUT INTERPRETATIONS BY PAUL PIECH.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1971. Second edition : one of fifty numbered copies (of 200) signed by John Brunner. A revised and rearranged version of the privately published duplicated version of 1966. Twenty-four poems, with coloured linocuts by Paul Peter Piech.
Oblong crown 8vo (16cm). [ii],32,[ii]pp. Original white wrappers, printed in turquoise and brown; just a touch bruised; a few slight spots, but a very good copy. Lewis 37.

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BRUNNER, John (John Kilian Houston), 1934-1995 : WHILE THERE’S HOPE.

BRUNNER, John (John Kilian Houston), 1934-1995 : WHILE THERE’S HOPE.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1982. First edition in English: one of 210 copies in wrappers (of 230). Originally published in a German translation as “Das Prinzip Hoffnung”. Cover, coloured frontispiece and wood-engravings by Paul Peter Piech.
Post 8vo (21cm). [ii],(24),[ii]pp. Illustrations. Original white wrappers, printed in red and black; just faintly bruised; a few faint spots, but a very good copy. Lewis 65.

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CAUSLEY, Charles (Charles Stanley), 1917-2003 : SIX WOMEN.

CAUSLEY, Charles (Charles Stanley), 1917-2003 : SIX WOMEN.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1973. First edition : one of 168 regular copies (of 180). A poem, with a linocut in two colours by Stanley Simmonds. Keepsake Poem No. 14.
Crown 4to (24cm). [4]pp. Original aquamarine wrappers, printed on upper wrapper in black; very good indeed, with the original Keepsake envelope. Lewis (Keepsake Poems) 14.

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COLE, Barry, 1936-2014 : THE REHOUSING OF SCAFFARDI.

COLE, Barry, 1936-2014 : THE REHOUSING OF SCAFFARDI.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1974. First edition : one of 168 regular copies (of 180). A poem, with an illustration by Geoff Stear. Keepsake Poem No. 17.
Crown 4to (24cm). [4]pp. Original orange wrappers, printed in black; a very good copy indeed, with the original envelope. Lewis (Keepsake Poems) 17.

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COLLIS, Don : CANNON HILL PARK : MAMMY BLACK VELVET : THE YOUNG MEN.

COLLIS, Don : CANNON HILL PARK : MAMMY BLACK VELVET : THE YOUNG MEN.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1969. First edition : [one of 175 copies]. Three ballads, with words, music and striking silkscreen decorations by Don Collis.
Crown 4to (26cm). [8]pp. Original pale grey wrappers, printed in orange and black; a little bruised and slightly creased; a few small marks and spots, but still a very good copy of a fragile production. Lewis 31.

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COOK, Stanley, 1922-1991 : WOODS BEYOND A CORNFIELD.

COOK, Stanley, 1922-1991 : WOODS BEYOND A CORNFIELD.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, (1979). First edition : one of thirty numbered copies (of 220) signed by both Stanley Cook and the illustrator, Rigby Graham. A long poem in three parts from one of the most readable and most understimated poets of the period.
Post 8vo (21cm). (28)pp. Four illustrations in olive green by Rigby Graham. Original pale stone wrappers, printed in brown, with a Rigby Graham illustration in olive; very slightly bruised, a few tiny specks, but otherwise a very good copy. Lewis 55.

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COOK, Stanley, 1922-1991 : CONCRETE POEMS.

COOK, Stanley, 1922-1991 : CONCRETE POEMS.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, (1984). First edition : limited to 100 numbered copies, signed by Stanley Cook. Ten highly concrete poems, six richly silk-screened in colour, the remainder in black and white.
Demy 4to (28cm). [28]pp. Original stiffened blue-grey wrappers, printed in dark red and black; just a touch bruised; a few faint marks; one slight nick, but otherwise a very good copy of a scarce and fragile production. Lewis 72.

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DEMIROVIC, Hamdija, 1953- : TWENTY-FIVE POEMS.

DEMIROVIC, Hamdija, 1953- : TWENTY-FIVE POEMS.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, (1980). First edition in English : one of thirty numbered copies (of 450) signed by both the Bosnian poet and the translator, Charles Causley (1917-2003). Translated and introduced by Causley.
Demy 8vo (22cm). [ii],44,[x]pp. Original white wrappers, lettered in red and with an illustration by Petar Waldegg in black; just faintly tanned at spine, but otherwise very good. Lewis 59.

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ELON, Florence, 1946- : FLESH OF HIS FLESH.

ELON, Florence, 1946- : FLESH OF HIS FLESH.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1984. First edition : one of 200 ordinary copies (of 225). A collection of twenty-one poems, with illustrations by Warwick Hutton (1939-1994). Includes “My Eyelids Open”, “Under the Study Door”, “The Name for Moustache”, etc.
Post 8vo (21cm). [iv],32,[iv]pp. Original white wrappers, printed in grey and dark red, with a Warwick Hutton design; wrappers faintly spotted, but otherwise a very good copy. Lewis 70.

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FULLER, Roy (Roy Broadbent), 1912-1991 : WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS.

FULLER, Roy (Roy Broadbent), 1912-1991 : WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1974. First edition : limited to 180 copies. A poem, with a line drawing by Barry Hirst. Keepsake Poem No. 21.
Crown 4to (24cm). [4]pp. Original pale grey wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; very slightly bruised, but a very good copy, with the original Keepsake envelope.

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FULLER, Roy (Roy Broadbent), 1912-1991 : THE OTHER PLANET AND THREE OTHER FABLES.

FULLER, Roy (Roy Broadbent), 1912-1991 : THE OTHER PLANET AND THREE OTHER FABLES.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, (1979). First edition : one of 250 ordinary copies (of 275). A presentation copy, signed with forename by Roy Fuller, and inscribed by him “Many happy returns to Stephen on his 70th – with homage & affection” – the recipient being fellow poet Sir Stephen Spender (1909-1995).
Demy 8vo (22cm). 26,[ii]pp. Four wood-engravings, printed in blue, by Paul Peter Piech. Original saffron ingres wrappers, printed in red and blue; very good indeed.

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GERSHON, Karen, 1923-1993 : FIRST MEETING.

GERSHON, Karen, 1923-1993 : FIRST MEETING.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1974. First edition : one of 168 regular copies (of 180). A poem, with an illustration by Stella. Keepsake Poem No. 18.
Crown 4to (24cm). [4]pp. Original pale blue wrappers, printed in black; very good indeed, with the original Keepsake envelope. Lewis (Keepsake Poems) 18.

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HICKEY, Owen (Thomas James Owen), 1924-2000 : HIGHGATE.

HICKEY, Owen (Thomas James Owen), 1924-2000 : HIGHGATE.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1973. First edition : limited to 180 copies. A poem, with an illustration by Lorna Low. Keepsake Poem No. 10.
Crown 4to (24cm). [4]pp. Original pale green wrappers; a very good copy, with the original Keepsake envelope. Lewis (Keepsake Poems) 10.

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HICKEY, Owen (Thomas James Owen), 1924-2000 : PRINTS AND DRAWINGS : POEMS.

HICKEY, Owen (Thomas James Owen), 1924-2000 : PRINTS AND DRAWINGS : POEMS.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, (1986). First edition : limited to 150 copies. A collection of ten poems – on Blackpool, Bude, Harrogate, Highgate, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). [20]pp. Original stiffened grey wrappers, printed in black; short and slight snag at foot of upper hinge, but otherwise very good indeed. Lewis 76.

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HIDDEN, Norman, 1913-2006 : VISUAL AIDS.

HIDDEN, Norman, 1913-2006 : VISUAL AIDS.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1974. First edition : one of 168 regular copies (of 180). A poem, with an illustration in two colours by Louise Chance. Keepsake Poem No. 24.
Crown 4to (24cm). [4]pp. Original orange wrappers, printed in black; very good indeed, with the original Keepsake envelope – just slightly torn at flap. Lewis (Keepsake Poems) 24.

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HOLBROOK, David (David Kenneth), 1923-2011 : MOMENTS IN ITALY : POEMS AND SKETCHES.

HOLBROOK, David (David Kenneth), 1923-2011 : MOMENTS IN ITALY : POEMS AND SKETCHES.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1978. First edition : limited to 280 numbered copies, signed by David Holbrook. Six poems and six full-page illustrations. “A few days only in Venice seemed to change everything – my marriage, my attitudes to my work, and my approach to the problem of ‘what it is to be alive’. One is left with the baffling task of trying to define what happened ...”.
Foolscap 4to (22cm). [20]pp. Original pale blue wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; very good indeed, in the original tissue dust-jacket – also very good. With the original Keepsake Press mailing envelope. Lewis 50.

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HOOTON, Esmé (Esmé Gladys), 1914-1992 : ZOO.

HOOTON, Esmé (Esmé Gladys), 1914-1992 : ZOO.

Hitchin : Mandeville Press / Richmond : Keepsake Press, (1980). First edition : one of 350 ordinary copies (of 400). A collection of seventeen “wholly original and beguiling” animal poems, with illustrations by David Holbrook printed in colour. With an introduction by John Mole. Loosely inserted is a press flyer for the publication.
Demy 8vo(22cm). (30),[ii]pp. Illustrations. Original variant white wrappers, printed and illustrated in black; very good. Lewis 59.

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HORACE – [FLACCUS, Quintus Horatius, 65-8 BC] : THE EPODES OF HORACE.

HORACE – [FLACCUS, Quintus Horatius, 65-8 BC] : THE EPODES OF HORACE.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1980. First edition : limited to 175 copies. A verse translation by the classicist and neurosurgeon John Penman (1913-1994), with decorations by Gordon Bradshaw.
Foolscap 4to (24cm). [ii],44,[ii]pp. Original maroon wrappers, printed on upper wrapper and spine in blue; lightly bruised at tips, but a very good copy. Lewis 57.

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HUGHES, Glyn, 1935-2011 : THE BREAST.

HUGHES, Glyn, 1935-2011 : THE BREAST.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1973. First edition : limited to 180 copies. A poem, with an illustration in two colours by Ric Hyde. Keepsake Poem No. 12.
Crown 4to (24cm). [4]pp. Original tan wrappers, printed in black; very good indeed, with the original Keepsake envelope. Lewis (Keepsake Poems) 12.

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KRAMER, Lotte (Lotte Karoline), 1923- : SCROLLS.

KRAMER, Lotte (Lotte Karoline), 1923- : SCROLLS.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1979. First edition : one of 168 regular copies (of 180). A poem, with a striking illustration by Trevor Covey. Keepsake Poem No. 38.
Crown 4to (24cm). [4]pp. Original grey wrappers, printed in black; very good indeed, in the original Keepsake envelope – the envelope just slightly torn.. Lewis (Keepsake Poems) 38.

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LEACH, Robert, 1942- : CATS FREE AND FAMILIAR.

LEACH, Robert, 1942- : CATS FREE AND FAMILIAR.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, (1974). First edition : limited to 185 copies. Five Leach poems on Lady Jane (“A large grey bundle, like a breathing teacosy”) and other cats – with four striking woodcuts by Warwick Hutton (1939-1994). The cover title is “Leach’s & Hutton’s Cats”.
Medium 8vo (23cm). [20]pp. Original mustard wrappers, printed in two shades of brown; a few faint marks, but very good indeed. Lewis 42.

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LEWIS, Roy, 1913-1996 : TWO CONCEITS FOR SHAKESPEARIANS.

LEWIS, Roy, 1913-1996 : TWO CONCEITS FOR SHAKESPEARIANS.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, (1984). First edition : limited to 145 copies – this one of an unspecified number in wrappers. Two Shakespeare spoofs – Richard Field on the first folio, and a story conference in the tiring room.
Foolscap 4to (21cm). (30),[ii]pp. Caricature frontispiece by Ann Spano. Original pictorial wrappers; very good.

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LOCKE, Maureen : A TASTE OF IMPERIAL ROME : ROMAN RECIPES AND ETIQUETTE FOR MODERN PARTIES.

LOCKE, Maureen : A TASTE OF IMPERIAL ROME : ROMAN RECIPES AND ETIQUETTE FOR MODERN PARTIES.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1983. First edition : limited to 350 copies. Chicken Numidian style, Mulsum honeyed wine, and other ancient delicacies. Illustrated by Carola Scupham.
Narrow royal 8vo (24cm). [ii],(28),[ii]pp. Illustrations. Original blue wrappers, lettered and decorated in red and black; a few spots to upper wrapper, but otherwise very good. Lewis 67.

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LOGUE, Christopher, 1926-2011 : WHAT.

LOGUE, Christopher, 1926-2011 : WHAT.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1972. First edition : limited to 180 copies. A poem and an illustration, printed on translucent paper and tipped in. Keepsake Poem No. 7.
Crown 4to (24cm). [4]pp. Original pale cream card wrappers, printed on upper wrapper in black; very good indeed, in the original Keepsake envelope – just slightly holed on flap.

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LOWBURY, Edward (Edward Joseph Lister), 1913-2007 : TWO CONFESSIONS.

LOWBURY, Edward (Edward Joseph Lister), 1913-2007 : TWO CONFESSIONS.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1973. First edition : limited to 180 copies. A poem, with a linocut design in two colours by Elizabeth Lewis. Keepsake Poem No. 8.
Crown 4to (24cm). [4]pp. Original mustard wrappers, printed in black; very good indeed, with the original Keepsake envelope.

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LOWBURY, Edward (Edward Joseph Lister), 1913-2007 : A LETTER FROM MASADA.

LOWBURY, Edward (Edward Joseph Lister), 1913-2007 : A LETTER FROM MASADA.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1982. First edition : one of 185 copies (of 200) in wrappers. An eight-page poem, with a frontispiece by Miriam Sacks.
Demy 8vo (22cm). (12),[ii],[2]pp. Original buff-cream wrappers, printed in red and black; just a hint of a bruising, but a very good copy. Lewis 64.

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LOWBURY, Edward (Edward Joseph Lister), 1913-2007 : A LETTER FROM HAMPSTEAD : A DOCTOR REMEMBERS HIS PATIENT, BERNARD VAN DIEREN.

LOWBURY, Edward (Edward Joseph Lister), 1913-2007 : A LETTER FROM HAMPSTEAD : A DOCTOR REMEMBERS HIS PATIENT, BERNARD VAN DIEREN.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, (1987). First edition : limited to 250 copies, numbered and signed by Edward Lowbury. Lowbury’s long, partly autobiographical, poem, illustrated with facsimiles of Bernard van Dieren’s manuscript music.
Demy 8vo (22cm). (20),[iv]pp. Original white wrappers, printed in red and black; text inadequately sewn and loose; just a hint of tanning, but otherwise a very good and unopened copy. Lewis 78.

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McCALLION, Michael (Michael John Andrew St. Gallant), 1938-2004 : TANKOSAURUS.

McCALLION, Michael (Michael John Andrew St. Gallant), 1938-2004 : TANKOSAURUS.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1973. First edition : one of 168 regular copies (of 180). A poem, with an illustration by Anna McCallion. Keepsake Poem No. 15.
Crown 4to (24cm). [4]pp. Original scarlet wrappers, printed in black; very good indeed, with the original Keepsake envelope. Lewis (Keepsake Poems) 15.

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MAUDE, Charles (Charles John Alan), 1951-1993 : THE THIEVES OF TIME.

MAUDE, Charles (Charles John Alan), 1951-1993 : THE THIEVES OF TIME.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1983. First edition : limited to 300 copies. A collection of fourteen poems, including “Urban Cycle: Correspondence Course”, “Town and Country: Cutting Air”, “Graffiti: Walking in the Park”, etc., from the designer who died of Aids in 1993. .
Demy 8vo (21cm). [iv],(16),[iv]pp. Separately printed corrigenda slip loosely inserted. Original olive green wrappers, printed in dark brown and light green; very good indeed. Lewis 68.

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MOLE, John, 1941- : ON THE SET.

MOLE, John, 1941- : ON THE SET.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1978. First edition : one of 168 regular copies (of a total limitation of 180 copies). A poem, with an illustration by George Szirtes.
Crown 4to (24cm). [4]pp. Original pale green wrappers, printed in black; a very good copy in the original Keepsake envelope.

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MORGAN, Robert, 1944- : FOR LOFTHOUSE.

MORGAN, Robert, 1944- : FOR LOFTHOUSE.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1973. First edition : limited to 180 copies. A poem and a drawing by Morgan. Keepsake Poem 13.
Crown 4to (24cm). [4]pp. Original grey wrappers, printed in black; very good indeed with the original Keepsake envelope. Lewis (Keepsake Poems) 13.

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NOTT, Kathleen (Kathleen Cecilia), 1905-1999 : ELEGIES AND OTHER POEMS.

NOTT, Kathleen (Kathleen Cecilia), 1905-1999 : ELEGIES AND OTHER POEMS.

[Richmond] : Keepsake Press, (1981). First edition : one of 225 regular copies (of 275). A collection of sixteen poems, with an introduction on “The Pursuit of Form”.
Post 8vo (21cm). [ii],28,[ii]pp. Original plain white wrappers; some edge-spotting, but otherwise very good in the original mustard yellow dust-jacket, printed in black – also very good. Lewis 61.

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PASTERNAK, Boris (Boris Leonidovich), 1890-1960 : ILLNESS.

PASTERNAK, Boris (Boris Leonidovich), 1890-1960 : ILLNESS.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1972. First edition : limited to 180 copies. A poem in Russian and English versions, the translation by Lydia Pasternak Slater, and with an illustration by Gordon Bradshaw. Keepsake Poem No. 6.
Crown 4to (24cm). [4]pp. Original pale blue wrappers, printed in black; very good indeed, in the original Keepsake envelope.

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PENMAN, John, 1913-1994 : A LATE HARVEST.

PENMAN, John, 1913-1994 : A LATE HARVEST.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, (1987). First edition : [one of 150 copies]. A collection of eighteen poems from the neurologist poet, including “Like Horses”, “Peterborough”, “Mystery at Glendurgan”, “Sunday Afternoon”, etc.
Demy 8vo (21cm). 34,[ii]pp. Original white wrappers, printed in green and brown; very good. Lewis 79.

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PENNATI, Camillo, 1931-2016 : LANDSCAPES.

PENNATI, Camillo, 1931-2016 : LANDSCAPES.

London : Keepsake Press, (1964). First edition : one of 170 numbered copies in wrappers (of 200), signed by Camillo Pennati. Four poems – in both Italian and English versions, the English translations by Peter Russell. With an introduction by Salvatore Quasimodo.
Foolscap 4to (23cm). [16]pp. Original grey wrappers, printed in black; just slightly nicked, but a very good copy. Lewis 17.

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PORTER, Peter (Peter Neville Frederick), 1929-2010 : SOLEMN ADULTERY AT BREAKFAST CREEK : AN AUSTRALIAN BALLAD.

PORTER, Peter (Peter Neville Frederick), 1929-2010 : SOLEMN ADULTERY AT BREAKFAST CREEK : AN AUSTRALIAN BALLAD.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1968. First edition : limited to 200 numbered copies, signed by Peter Porter. A ballad, set to music by Michael Jessett, with linocuts by Paul Peter Piech.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [16]pp. Three linocut illustrations. Folding leaf of music. Original grey wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; stitching a little loose, but otherwise very good. Kaiser A4a. Lewis 27.

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PORTER, Peter (Peter Neville Frederick), 1929-2010 : LES TRÈS RICHES HEURES.

PORTER, Peter (Peter Neville Frederick), 1929-2010 : LES TRÈS RICHES HEURES.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1978. First edition : one of 168 regular copies (of 180). A Porter poem with a striking illustration by John Piper. Keepsake Poem No. 36.
Crown 4to (24cm). [4]pp. Original orange wrappers, printed in black; very good indeed, in the original Keepsake envelope. Kaiser A17.

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PRESS, John (John Bryant) 1920-2007 : SPRING AT ST CLAIR.

PRESS, John (John Bryant) 1920-2007 : SPRING AT ST CLAIR.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1974. First edition: one of 168 regular copies (of 180). A poem, with an illustration by Anthea Ryan. Keepsake Poem No. 19.
Crown 4to (24cm). [4]pp. Original aquamarine wrappers, printed on upper wrapper in black; one tiny spot, but otherwise very good indeed, with the original Keepsake envelope. Lewis (Keepsake Poems) 19.

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PRESS, John (John Bryant) 1920-2007 : ASPECTS OF PARIS.

PRESS, John (John Bryant) 1920-2007 : ASPECTS OF PARIS.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1975. First edition : one of 225 regular copies (of 250) – a variant in grey wrappers, with a decoration of five cubes on the upper wrapper. Nine poems on Paris – “Avenue Frochot”, “Pont Mirabeau”, “Paris after Dark”, etc. – with seven autolithograph illustrations in sepia by Gordon Bradshaw.
Demy 8vo (21cm). [24]pp. Illustrations. Original grey wrappers, printed in black; a very good copy. Lewis 44.

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PRESS, John (John Bryant) 1920-2007 : ASPECTS OF PARIS.

PRESS, John (John Bryant) 1920-2007 : ASPECTS OF PARIS.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1975. First edition : one of 225 regular copies (of 250) : a variant in red wrappers, decorated with a fleuron on the upper wrapper. Nine poems on Paris – “Avenue Frochot”, “Pont Mirabeau”, “Paris after Dark”, etc. – with seven autolithograph illustrations in sepia by Gordon Bradshaw.
Demy 8vo (21cm). [24]pp. Illustrations. Original red wrappers, printed in black; a few faint spots, but a very good copy. Lewis 44.

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SCANNELL, Vernon, 1922-2007: INCIDENT AT WEST BAY.

SCANNELL, Vernon, 1922-2007: INCIDENT AT WEST BAY.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1972. First edition : limited to 180 copies. A poem with a colour illustration by Vana Haggerty. Keepsake Poem No. 1.
Crown 4to (24cm). [4]pp. Original deep yellow wrappers, printed in black; very good indeed, in the original Keepsake envelope.

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SCUPHAM, Peter, 1933- : THE GIFT : LOVE POEMS.

SCUPHAM, Peter, 1933- : THE GIFT : LOVE POEMS.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, (1973). First edition : one of just thirty numbered copies in cloth (of 200) – signed by Peter Scupham. A collection of fifteen poems, with four coloured linocuts by Anthea Lawrence. Loosely inserted is the publisher’s compliments slip.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [2],(26)pp. Illustrations. Original plain green cloth by John Brindley; just a touch bruised; very mild tanning of endpapers; a very good copy in the pale green Anthea Lawrence dust-jacket, printed in darker green – just lightly tanned and with a single short nick. Lewis 41.

£40

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SILKIN, Jon, 1930-1997 : TWO IMAGES OF CONTINUING TROUBLE.

SILKIN, Jon, 1930-1997 : TWO IMAGES OF CONTINUING TROUBLE.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1976. First edition : one of 168 regular copies (of 180). Two poems – “Fountains Abbey” and “A Prayer Cup”, with an illustration by Alison Dalwood.
Crown 4to (24cm). [4]pp. Original white wrappers, printed on upper wrapper in black; very good, with the original Keepsake envelope. Lewis (Keepsake Poems) 28.

£15

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STEVENSON, Anne, 1933- : CLIFF WALK.

STEVENSON, Anne, 1933- : CLIFF WALK.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1977. First edition : one of 168 regular copies (of 180). A poem, with an illustration by Ann Newnham.
Crown 4to (24cm). [4]pp. Original white textured wrappers, lettered and decorated on upper wrapper in black; a few tiny spots, but otherwise a very good copy in the original Keepsake envelope – lightly tanned at edges. Lewis (Keepsake Poems) 30.

£15

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STOKES, Daniel P. : BUYING A SWEATER.

STOKES, Daniel P. : BUYING A SWEATER.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1977. First edition : one of 168 ordinary copies (of 180). A poem, with a colour-printed linocut by Daphne Lord. Keepsake Poem No. 31.
Crown 4to (24cm). [4]pp. Original bright green wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; a couple of tiny spots, but overall a very good copy, with the original Keepsake Press envelope.

£15

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STONE, Gillian : PROTECTION RACKET : TWO POEMS FROM PICTURES BY ANDREW K. WOMRATH PRINTED IN THE EVERGREEN, 1896.

STONE, Gillian : PROTECTION RACKET : TWO POEMS FROM PICTURES BY ANDREW K. WOMRATH PRINTED IN THE EVERGREEN, 1896.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, (1983). First edition : limited to 140 copies. Poems based on art-nouveau illustrations by Andrew Kay Womrath (1869-1939). With a tail-piece by John Duncan from the same Victorian source.
Foolscap 4to (23cm). [16]pp. Illustrations. Original stiff brown textured wrappers, with a gold title-label, printed in black; very good. Lewis 66.

£20

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SYMES, Gordon : AFTER ROWLANDSON.

SYMES, Gordon : AFTER ROWLANDSON.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1977. First edition : one of 168 regular copies (of 180). A poem inspired by a rediscovered Thomas Rowlandson sketch, here reproduced for the first time.
Crown 4to (24cm). [4]pp. Original sand wrappers, printed in black; small and slight press smudge to upper wrapper, but otherwise a very good copy.

£15

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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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THOMAS, Jennet & CRAVEN, Tim : FRONTIER MIDLANDS.

THOMAS, Jennet & CRAVEN, Tim : FRONTIER MIDLANDS.

London : Keepsake Press, 1966. First edition : [one of 180 copies]. Nine poems by Jennet Thomas and five coloured linocuts by Tim Craven.
Demy 8vo (22cm). [24]pp. Original pale green wrappers, lettered in red and decorated in red and grey; very slightly sunned and lightly tanned, but a very good copy. Lewis 24.

£15

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TIBBLE, Anne (Mabel Anne Northgrave), 1906-1980 : THE THRUSH.

TIBBLE, Anne (Mabel Anne Northgrave), 1906-1980 : THE THRUSH.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1972. First edition : limited to 180 copies. A poem, with an illustration from Thomas Bewick. Keepsake Poem No. 3.
Crown 4to (24cm). [4]pp. Original aquamarine wrappers, printed on upper wrapper in black; fine, with the original Keepsake envelope. Lewis (Keepsake Poems) 3.

£15

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TOULSON, Shirley, 1924- : FOUR WAYS WITH A RUIN.

TOULSON, Shirley, 1924- : FOUR WAYS WITH A RUIN.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1976. First edition : one of 168 regular copies (of 180). A poem, with a linocut by Anthea Lawrence. Keepsake Poem No. 26.
Crown 4to (24cm). [4]pp. Original sand wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; very good indeed in the original Keepsake envelope – the envelope slightly marked.

£15

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TUCKER, Alan, 1933- : THE ILL MATCH.

TUCKER, Alan, 1933- : THE ILL MATCH.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1978. First edition : limited to 180 copies. A poem with a line drawing by Helen Gleadow. Loosely inserted is a flawed trial version of the wrapper (in bright yellow), inscribed, signed and dated (1985) by Alan Tucker. Keepsake Poem 34.
Crown 4to (24cm). [4]pp. Original orange wrappers, lettered and decorated on upper wrapper in black; very good. Lewis (Keepsake Poems) 34.

£20

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WATSON, Francis (Francis Leslie), 1907-1988 : POEMS IN INDIA.

WATSON, Francis (Francis Leslie), 1907-1988 : POEMS IN INDIA.

London : Keepsake Press, (1962). First edition : [one of 125 copies]. “View from a Dakota” and six other poems dating from the war years in India, where Watson was sometime Director of Counter-Propaganda. Privately printed for the poet’s friends. Loosely inserted is Watson’s printed compliments slip with a two line inscription in his hand.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (12)pp. Original grey wrappers, lettered and decorated in blue; slight cup-mark on upper wrapper, but otherwise a very good copy. Lewis 12.

£20

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WIGHTMAN, George (George Brian Hamilton), 1933- : THE FOX AND THE PIG.

WIGHTMAN, George (George Brian Hamilton), 1933- : THE FOX AND THE PIG.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1973. First edition : limited to 180 copies. A poem, with a coloured linocut by Paul Peter Piech. Keepsake Poem No. 9.
Crown 4to (24cm). [4]pp. Original grey wrappers, printed in black; mild offsetting from image (as usual), but otherwise very good indeed, in the original Keepsake envelope.

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