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MOORE, Nicholas, 1918-1996 : A BOOK FOR PRISCILLA : POEMS.

MOORE, Nicholas, 1918-1996 : A BOOK FOR PRISCILLA : POEMS.

Cambridge : Epsilon Pamphlets, 1941. First edition. A collection of eleven early poems from Nicholas Moore, including "Poem to a Writer in Greece" (Lawrence Durrell). This would appear to be the earliest collection of his poems, pre-dating the Fortune Press titles of the same year.
Demy 8vo (22cm). [iv],(20)pp. Original stapled buff wrappers, ruled and lettered in green and brown; staples a little rusted; slight nick to lower wrapper; a touch dusty, but a good copy of a fragile early production. Pencilled ownership inscription of Judith Wogan.

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MOORE, Nicholas, 1918-1996 : A WISH IN SEASON : POEMS.

MOORE, Nicholas, 1918-1996 : A WISH IN SEASON : POEMS.

London : Fortune Press, [1941]. First edition. An early collection of twenty-six poems, including "Poem for Billie Holiday" and poems to fellow poets W. H. Auden, George Barker, G. S. Fraser, etc.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (36)pp. Original red cloth, lettered down spine in gilt; some minor marking and light spotting; a couple of leaves roughly opened; minor insect damage to rear endpaper, but a good copy. Small inscription erased from front free endpaper. D'Arch Smith 392.

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MOORE, Nicholas, 1918-1996 : IDENTITY.

MOORE, Nicholas, 1918-1996 : IDENTITY.

London : Cadenza Press, 1969. First edition : limited to 140 copies. Moore's first collection of poems since 1950 - twenty-three poems attractively printed (in black and green) by G. A. Beale.
Demy 8vo (22cm). [xii],(28)pp. Original grey wrappers, lettered in black; a touch dusty, but a very good copy.

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