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SCHMIDT, Michael (Michael Norton), 1947- : BLACK BUILDINGS.

SCHMIDT, Michael (Michael Norton), 1947- : BLACK BUILDINGS.

Oxford : Carcanet Press, (1969). First edition. Signed by Michael Schmidt on the title-page. Loosely inserted is a 1992 signed typed letter from Schmidt on Carcanet notepaper referring to the book as being "from the original 'signed edition' that we did yonks ago". His first book – a collection of twenty poems.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 30,[ii]pp. Original plain white wrappers; very good in the original red dust-jacket, printed in black.

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SCHMIDT, Michael (Michael Norton), 1947- : ONE EYE MIRROR COLD : SYCAMORE BROADSHEET 13.

SCHMIDT, Michael (Michael Norton), 1947- : ONE EYE MIRROR COLD : SYCAMORE BROADSHEET 13.

Oxford : Sycamore Press, (1970). First edition. Signed by Michael Schmidt. Three poems.
Post 8vo (21cm). Single white sheet, printed in red and black, folding to form three leaves; lightly creased and very faintly tanned, but a good copy.

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SCHMIDT, Michael (Michael Norton), 1947- : IT WAS MY TREE.

SCHMIDT, Michael (Michael Norton), 1947- : IT WAS MY TREE.

London : Anvil Press Poetry, (1972). First edition : one of fifty numbered copies signed by Michael Schmidt. A collection of seventeen poems, including “Pepper Tree”, “Indian Prostitutes”, “Dream of Hanged Civilians”, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). 24pp. Original monochrome wrappers, with a photograph by Pip Benveniste; some spotting (as usual), but otherwise very good.

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SCHMIDT, Michael (Michael Norton), 1947- : THE COLONIST.

SCHMIDT, Michael (Michael Norton), 1947- : THE COLONIST.

London : Frederick Muller, (1980). First edition. Signed by Michael Schmidt on the title-page. Fiction – based on his childhood in Mexico.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (126),[ii]pp. Original black boards, lettered in gilt; top edge and endpapers spotted, otherwise very good in the original pictorial dust-jacket (taken from a mural by Diego Rivera) – just faintly sunned.

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