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"A.E." – [RUSSELL, George William, 1867-1935] : COLLECTED POEMS.

London : Macmillan & Co., 1913. First edition : [one of 1,000 copies]. Over 170 poems culled from three earlier collections, together with "such new verses as I thought of equal mood".
Crown 8vo (20cm). (xvi),(276)pp. Original blue cloth, ruled and lettered in gilt; a few faint marks and spots, but a very good copy. Gift inscription to Mr Johnstone from Beatrix Oliver dated Xmas 1913. Denson 21.

£25

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ADCOCK, Fleur, 1934-  & EWART, Gavin (Gavin Buchanan), 1916-1995 : A MORDEN TOWER READING : 5.

ADCOCK, Fleur, 1934- & EWART, Gavin (Gavin Buchanan), 1916-1995 : A MORDEN TOWER READING : 5.

Newcastle upon Tyne : Morden Tower Publications, 1977. First edition. Ten poems from Fleur Adcock and seven from Gavin Ewart.
Post 8vo (20cm). [20]pp. Original sage-green stapled wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; just faintly bruised; staples just very slightly rusted; last leaf slightly discoloured from the loose insertion of a related press-cutting, but otherwise very good.

£20

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BLACKBURN, Michael, 1954- : THE LEAN MAN SHAVING.

BLACKBURN, Michael, 1954- : THE LEAN MAN SHAVING.

Hull : Jackson’s Arms, (1988). First edition. Fifteen poems from the Durham poet and his own poetry press – including “The Lodger”, “Dodging It”, etc.
Demy 8vo (21cm). [20]pp. Original stapled wrappers – a design by Geoffrey Mark Matthews in cream and blue – very good.

£20

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BROOKE, Rupert (Rupert Chawner), 1887-1915 : THE LETTERS OF RUPERT BROOKE : CHOSEN AND EDITED BY GEOFFREY KEYNES.

BROOKE, Rupert (Rupert Chawner), 1887-1915 : THE LETTERS OF RUPERT BROOKE : CHOSEN AND EDITED BY GEOFFREY KEYNES.

London : Faber & Faber, (1968). First edition. An extensive selection of letters from Rugby, Italy, Cambridge, Grantchester, Lulworth, Germany, Canada, the South Seas, army camps and the Aegean – charting the whole of Brooke’s short life.
Medium 8vo (25cm). (xvi),(710),[ii]pp. Plates. Portraits. Original light blue cloth, blocked in brown and ruled and lettered in gilt; top edge yellow; a very good copy in the original light blue, white and black dust-jacket – also very good.

£40

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BUNTING, Basil (Basil Cheesman), 1900-1985 : COLLECTED POEMS.

BUNTING, Basil (Basil Cheesman), 1900-1985 : COLLECTED POEMS.

London : Fulcrum Press, (1968). First edition : the trade issue. “These verses were written here and there now and then over forty years and four continents. Heaped together they make a book”. The first collected and readily accessible edition of Bunting’s work.
Medium 8vo (25cm). 160pp. Original grey cloth, lettered down spine in gilt; just a touch sunned, but a very good, clean and sound copy in the Barnett Newman dust-jacket – price-clipped, but also very good. Small bookseller’s label of Scott Martin of San Francisco on rear paste-down.

£100

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BURNS, Jim, 1936- : TYPES : POEMS & STORIES.

BURNS, Jim, 1936- : TYPES : POEMS & STORIES.

Cardiff : Second Aeon Publications, [1970]. First edition. Inscribed to Elizabeth Thomas, signed and dated (1970) by Jim Burns, with a handful of minor manuscript corrections. Eight poems and stories, including “The Drifter”, “The Bohemian Girl”, “The Swinger”, etc.
Post 8vo (21cm). 12pp. Original white stapled wrappers, lettered and decorated in red; a few very minor marks, but a good copy.

£20

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CHAPMAN, David : THE COMMODIOUS DRAGON.

CHAPMAN, David : THE COMMODIOUS DRAGON.

London : Advent Books, 1968. First edition : limited to 250 numbered copies, signed by David Chapman. A poem. Advent Poems No. 1.
Crown 4to (23cm). [4]pp. Original plain white card wrappers; very good in the original red dust-jacket, with a striking design by Chapman in gold on upper panel.

£20

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CHARLTON, George, 1950- : THE LOST BOYS.

CHARLTON, George, 1950- : THE LOST BOYS.

Newcastle upon Tyne : Echo Room Press, 1986. First edition. Twelve poems, including “The Bathing Class”, “For Any Old Man”, etc., from the Gateshead poet.
Demy 8vo (22cm). [16]pp. Original light blue stapled wrappers, lettered and decorated in a design by Eric Charlton on upper wrapper; lightly bruised; staples a little rusted, but otherwise a very good copy.

£20

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CHIARI, Joseph, -1989 : THE EAGLE OF PROMETHEUS.

CHIARI, Joseph, -1989 : THE EAGLE OF PROMETHEUS.

Ashford : Hand & Flower Press, (1953). First edition. A collection of forty-one poems from the Corsican-born poet and diplomat, friend and biographer of T. S. Eliot. Includes “Enigma”, “Journey under the Sea”, “Let there be Peace”, etc.
Crown 8vo (19cm). (70),[ii]pp. Original marbled wrapperss, lettered in darker grey; slightly bruised, but still a very good copy.

£20

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CHIARI, Joseph, -1989 : QUESTIONS UNANSWERED.

CHIARI, Joseph, -1989 : QUESTIONS UNANSWERED.

London : Enitharmon Press, (1986). First edition : one of 175 copies in wrappers (of 340). Thirty-one poems from the Corsican-born poet and diplomat, friend and biographer of T. S. Eliot. Includes “Dying Sun”, “Whenever I Meet You”, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). 38,[ii]pp. Illustrations by Geoffrey Robinson. Original red and white wrappers; a few minor signs of age and use, a sprinking of faint spots on rear wrapper, but overall a very good copy. Halliwell 115a.

£15

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COLES, Gladys Mary : THE SNOW BIRD SEQUENCE.

COLES, Gladys Mary : THE SNOW BIRD SEQUENCE.

West Kirby : Headland Publications, (1983). First edition. Signed by Gladys Mary Coles on the title-page. A poem in four parts, with illustrations.
Crown 4to (23cm). [24]pp. Original light blue stapled wrappers, lettered in white; a hint of sunning, but a very good copy.

£15

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DOOLEY, Maura, 1957- : EXPLAINING MAGNETISM.

DOOLEY, Maura, 1957- : EXPLAINING MAGNETISM.

Newcastle upon Tyne : Bloodaxe Books, (1991). First edition. Inscribed and signed by Maura Dooley on the title-page. Her first full-length collection – sixty-one poems.
Foolscap 4to (22cm). [ii],(78)pp. Original yellow wrappers, lettered in orange and green and with a Cyril Power design; very good.

£20

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DUNN, Douglas (Douglas Eaglesham), 1942- : THE HAPPIER LIFE.

DUNN, Douglas (Douglas Eaglesham), 1942- : THE HAPPIER LIFE.

London : Faber & Faber, (1972). First edition. Signed by Douglas Dunn on the title-page. An early collection of thirty-nine poems, including "Modern Love", "A Faber Melancholy", etc.
Post 8vo (21cm). 72pp. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt; very good indeed in the dust-jacket – also very good.

£40

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DURRELL, Lawrence (Lawrence George), 1912-1990 : CITIES PLAINS AND PEOPLE : POEMS.

DURRELL, Lawrence (Lawrence George), 1912-1990 : CITIES PLAINS AND PEOPLE : POEMS.

London : Faber & Faber, (1946). First edition. An early collection of twenty-eight poems, many foreshadowing the Alexandria Quartet. Includes “Eight Aspects of Melissa”, “Levant”, “Alexandria”, “Delos”, “Conon in Alexandria”, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 72pp. Original yellow cloth, lettered in gilt; fore-edge a little marked with a curious pink stain in two places, but otherwise a very good, bright and sound copy in the original pale blue dust-jacket, lettered in blavk and red – lightly worn at tips; a little marked and sunned, with a small chip to rear panel, but complete and by no means unattractive.

£50

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EAGLETON, Terry (Terence Francis), 1943- – editor : POETRY SUPPLEMENT : CHRISTMAS 1971.

EAGLETON, Terry (Terence Francis), 1943- – editor : POETRY SUPPLEMENT : CHRISTMAS 1971.

London : Poetry Book Society, 1971. First edition. With poems from John Barrell, Douglas Dunn, John Fuller, Michael Hamburger (2), Seamus Heaney (2), Jon Silkin (2), James Simmons, and Ted Walker (2).
Demy 8vo (22cm). [16]pp. Original white wrappers, printed in black; a touch of rusting to staples, but otherwise very good.

£15

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FISHER, A.S.T. (Arthur Stanley Theodore), 1906-1989 : SELECTED POEMS.

FISHER, A.S.T. (Arthur Stanley Theodore), 1906-1989 : SELECTED POEMS.

Oxford : by the Author, (1978). First edition. A selection of forty-two poems from the years 1925-1975. A presentation copy – loosely inserted is a 1980 single-page signed autograph letter from Fisher to the late B. C. Bloomfield, both making a gift of the book and discussing Fisher's unpublished autobiography "At Auden's Oxford" (it was Fisher who introduced Auden to Isherwood). Also inserted is the author's flyer for the book, with autobiographical notes, etc.
Foolscap 4to (21cm). [vi],(66)pp. Original pale blue wrappers, lettered and decorated on upper wrapper in black; a few faint marks, but a very good copy.

£25

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FISHER, Janet, 1943- : RAW : POEMS.

FISHER, Janet, 1943- : RAW : POEMS.

Huddersfield : Wide Skirt Press, 1990. First edition. Inscribed and signed by Janet Fisher. Twenty poems.
Foolscap 4to (22cm). [24]pp. Original orange stapled wrappers, lettered in black; very good indeed.

£20

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GARDINER, Wrey (Charles Wrey), 1901-1981 : SHARP SCORPIONS : POEMS.

GARDINER, Wrey (Charles Wrey), 1901-1981 : SHARP SCORPIONS : POEMS.

Billericay : Grey Walls Press, 1941 [i.e.1940]. First edition. A scarce early collection of sixty-one poems.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [xiv],(74)pp. Original grey canvas, lettered in green; top edge just a touch dusty, but a very good copy in the original pink and blue marbled dust-jacket – a little worn and slightly sunned. Dated contemporary gift inscription (1941) to N. K. Banister from B. P. on fly.

£20

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GARDINER, Wrey (Charles Wrey), 1901-1981 : THE DARK THORN.

GARDINER, Wrey (Charles Wrey), 1901-1981 : THE DARK THORN.

London : Grey Walls Press, (1946). First edition. Autobiography and reminiscence, much of it relating to life in wartime London – "I ought to be buying books instead of paying for women's breakfasts the next morning".
Demy 8vo (23cm). (228)pp. Frontispiece portrait by Gregorio Prieto. Original blue cloth, ruled and lettered in gilt; top edge a touch dusty, but very good in the original green, maroon and cream dust-jacket – price-clipped, lightly worn and a little tanned. With the ownership inscription of the late B. C. Bloomfield.

£15

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GARDINER, Wrey (Charles Wrey), 1901-1981 : POEMS.

GARDINER, Wrey (Charles Wrey), 1901-1981 : POEMS.

London : Enitharmon Press, (1980). First edition : limited to 100 numbered copies. Six poems.
Post 8vo (20cm). [12]pp. Portrait frontispiece by Nina Hamnett. Original plain tan wrappers; very good indeed in the original tan dust-jacket with white label, lettered in black.

£20

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GODBERT, Geoffrey (Geoffrey Harold), 1937- : THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE.

GODBERT, Geoffrey (Geoffrey Harold), 1937- : THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE.

Warwick : Greville Press, (1985). First edition : limited to 110 copies. A sequence of six poems.
Demy 8vo (22cm). [16]pp. Two photo plates. Original pale blue wrappers, printed in black and darker blue; very good.

£20

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GOWAR, Mick, 1951- : SO FAR SO GOOD : POEMS.

GOWAR, Mick, 1951- : SO FAR SO GOOD : POEMS.

London : Penguin Books, (1989). Second edition : a revised version of the original 1986 collection. Inscribed, signed and dated (1990) by Mick Gowar. Twenty-four poems.
Post 8vo (20cm). (80)pp. Original pictorial wrappers – a design by Debbie Hinks; very good.

£15

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GRAHAM, Henry, 1930- : GOOD LUCK TO YOU KAFKA / YOU'LL NEED IT BOSS.

GRAHAM, Henry, 1930- : GOOD LUCK TO YOU KAFKA / YOU'LL NEED IT BOSS.

London : Rapp & Whiting, (1969). First edition : one of 100 numbered copies signed by Henry Graham. A collection of forty-five poems from the Liverpool poet.
Post 8vo (21cm). [ii],62,[ii]pp. Original black boards, lettered in gilt; a few slight spots; small neat decorative stamp on front free endpaper, but a good copy in the original Lawrence Edwards dust-jacket – a design in black and white – price-clipped, slightly worn and lightly rubbed.

£20

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GRAHAM, Henry, 1930- : PASSPORT TO EARTH.

GRAHAM, Henry, 1930- : PASSPORT TO EARTH.

London : Rapp & Whiting / André Deutsch, (1971). First edition : the hardback issue. Signed by Henry Graham on the title-page. A collection of twenty-nine poems from the Liverpool poet.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (48)pp. Original blue-brown weave boards; very good in the original Kaye Bellman dust-jacket – a design in black, red and white – just faintly spotted on inner flaps, but also very good.

£20

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GRAHAM, Henry, 1930- : THE VERY FRAGANT DEATH OF PAUL GAUGUIN.

GRAHAM, Henry, 1930- : THE VERY FRAGANT DEATH OF PAUL GAUGUIN.

Hungerford : Rivelin Grapheme Press, 1987. First edition. Inscribed and signed by Henry Graham. Thirty-four poems, with illustrations by Don McKinlay.
Foolscap 4to (22cm). (52)pp. Original white wrappers, lettered in black and illustrated in red; very good.

£15

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GROSS, Philip, 1952- : FAMILIARS.

GROSS, Philip, 1952- : FAMILIARS.

Liskeard : Harry Chambers / Peterloo Poets, (1983). First edition. Signed by Philip Gross on the title-page. His first collection – nineteen poems, including “The Site of the Crystal Palace”, “The Ice Factory”, “A Plague of Jellyfish”, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). 32pp. Original green pictorial wrappers, printed in black; very good.

£20

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GRUBB, Frederick (Frederick Stuart), 1930- : TITLE DEEDS AND OTHER POEMS.

GRUBB, Frederick (Frederick Stuart), 1930- : TITLE DEEDS AND OTHER POEMS.

London : Longmans, Green & Co., (1961). First edition. Inscribed (to John Mander) and signed by Frederick Grubb on front free endpaper. A collection of thirty-one poems.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [vi],42pp. Original blue cloth, blocked in green and gilt on upper cover, and lettered in gilt; faintly bruised at tip of spine, otherwise a very good copy indeed in the original acetate dust-jacket.

£20

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GUTTERIDGE, Bernard, 1916-1985 : TRAVELLER’S EYE : POEMS.

GUTTERIDGE, Bernard, 1916-1985 : TRAVELLER’S EYE : POEMS.

London : George Routledge & Sons, (1947). First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed to “Peter & Joan”, signed with forename, and dated (1963) by Bernard Gutteridge. A collection of thirty-five poems, many written while on active service overseas, and including “In September 1939”, “Mandalay”, “The Enemy Dead”, “Sniper”, “Bombay”, etc.
Crown 8vo (20cm). 64pp. Original black cloth, lettered in gilt; text and endleaves faintly tanned; final two leaves slightly nicked, but a very good, bright and sound copy.

£20

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HALFORD, Geoff : A DREAM OF LOST FIELDS AND OTHER POEMS.

HALFORD, Geoff : A DREAM OF LOST FIELDS AND OTHER POEMS.

Leicester : New Broom Private Press, 1987. First edition : limited to 100 numbered copies signed by both Geoff Halford and the publisher-printer, Toni Savage. Seven poems, including “Cat”, “Airport” and “On Writing Love Poems”.
Post 8vo (21cm). [16]pp. Original tan wrappers, lettered in black; very good indeed.

£15

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HALL, J.C. (John Clive), 1920-2011 : THE SUMMER DANCE AND OTHER POEMS.

HALL, J.C. (John Clive), 1920-2011 : THE SUMMER DANCE AND OTHER POEMS.

London : John Lehmann, (1951). First edition. Inscribed – “To Barbara, always a good friend and a generous critic” – signed with forename (Clive) and dated (October 1951) by J. C. Hall. His first collection of poetry – thirty-seven poems, including “Journey to London”, “Love was the Worm”, “Alfoxton”, “The End of Summer”, etc.
Post 8vo (21cm). 64pp. Original grey cloth, blocked in red and lettered in gilt; very good in the original cream and green dust-jacket – also very good.

£25

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HALSEY, Alan, 1949- : A BOOK OF CHANGES (AUGURIES & TELEGRAMS).

HALSEY, Alan, 1949- : A BOOK OF CHANGES (AUGURIES & TELEGRAMS).

Peterborough : Spectacular Diseases, 1988. First edition : limited to 350 copies. Signed by Alan Halsey on the title-page. A collection of fifteen short anagrammatic poems.
Long pott 8vo (85 x 112mm). [28]pp. Original brown wrappers, lettered in black; very good.

£20

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HALSEY, Alan, 1949- : FURTHER LETTERS ON CHANGE & EXCHANGE : HAY-ON-WYE 1984-5.

HALSEY, Alan, 1949- : FURTHER LETTERS ON CHANGE & EXCHANGE : HAY-ON-WYE 1984-5.

Hay-on-Wye : [Poetry Bookshop], (1985). First edition. Three poems.
Long post 8vo (14cm). [30]pp. Original ivory stapled wrappers, with a white title-label, lettered in black; just faintly tanned, but a very good copy.

£15

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HALSEY, Alan, 1949- : KLONDYKE.

HALSEY, Alan, 1949- : KLONDYKE.

Newcastle upon Tyne : Galloping Dog Press, 1985. First edition. A collection of eighteen poems and text sequences.
Post 4to (27cm). [30]pp. Original cream wrappers, ruled, lettered and with two Halsey designs in black; very slightly dusty and bruised, but still a very good copy.

£20

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HAMBURGER, Michael, 1924-2007 : IN FLASHLIGHT.

HAMBURGER, Michael, 1924-2007 : IN FLASHLIGHT.

Leeds : Northern House, (1965). First edition. Signed by Michael Hamburger on the title-page. A collection of eleven poems, including “The Jackdaws”, “Oxford”, “Brixton”, etc.
Post 8vo (21cm). 16pp. Original black, white and red wrappers; slightly rubbed and a little used, but a good copy.

£20

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HAMILTON, Ian, 1938-2001 : THE VISIT : POEMS.

HAMILTON, Ian, 1938-2001 : THE VISIT : POEMS.

London : Faber & Faber, (1970). First edition. His first full-length collection – thirty-three poems. Loosely inserted is the Poetry Book Society Bulletin No.65 (Summer 1970), with Hamilton’s account of the genesis of the poems.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (46),[ii]pp. Original slate blue cloth, lettered in gilt; top edge a little spotted, but otherwise a very good and sound copy in the dust-jacket – just slightly marked on inner flap, with a short tear to the upper panel and a few spots, but otherwise very good.

£20

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HARDY, Jason : FIGHTINGS – EPIGRAMS – ETC.

HARDY, Jason : FIGHTINGS – EPIGRAMS – ETC.

Epping : Ember Press, (1975). First edition : limited to 100 numbered copies. Twenty-seven poems, etc.
Foolscap 4to (21cm). 28pp. Original white stapled wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; spotted and slightly creased, but a good copy of an uncommon book.

£15

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HEATH-STUBBS, John (John Francis Alexander), 1918-2006 : [TWO LETTERS].

HEATH-STUBBS, John (John Francis Alexander), 1918-2006 : [TWO LETTERS].

[London : 1952]. Two interesting signed autograph manuscript letters (2pp and 3pp) from Heath-Stubbs to the poet James [Kirkup] – both addressed from 13-1/2 Addison Crescent. Although undated, the content of the letters – Heath-Stubbs replacing Kirkup as Gregory Fellow in poetry at Leeds, his work in editing “The Faber Book of Twentieth Century Verse” (published 1953), etc., – seems to place them firmly to a period early in 1952. The letters also refer to the soliciting and acceptance of three Kirkup poems, a query over the copyright and fee for one required for the Faber anthology, learning the ropes at Leeds, a letter written to [Bonamy] Dobrée accepting the post at Leeds (“the post I was hoping for, at Salonika, fell through”), etc.
Two letters. Various sizes. The first letter a little marked, with a small patch almost obliterating the recipient’s name, but otherwise in very good state.

£40

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HENRY, Michael, 1942- : PANTO SPHINX.

HENRY, Michael, 1942- : PANTO SPHINX.

Petersfield : Enitharmon Press, 1991. First edition : one 500 regular copies (of 525) in wraps. Inscribed, signed and dated (1991) by Michael Henry.
Demy 8vo (22cm). 62,[ii]pp. Original white wrappers, lettered in blue and with a colour illustration from a Stephen Farthing painting; very good.

£15

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HOPKINS, Kenneth, 1914-1988 : FORTY-TWO POEMS.

HOPKINS, Kenneth, 1914-1988 : FORTY-TWO POEMS.

London : Putnam, 1961. First edition. Warmly inscribed and signed by Kenneth Hopkins on front free endpaper to the publisher John Foster White, “the 43rd poem in my life”.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (30),[ii]pp. Original black cloth-backed marbled boards, lettered in gilt; very good in the original yellow dust-jacket, printed in black – lightly sunned and with a couple of short tears.

£20

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HOPKINS, Kenneth, 1914-1988 : POOR HERETIC.

HOPKINS, Kenneth, 1914-1988 : POOR HERETIC.

Austin : University of Texas Press, (1961). First edition : limited to 600 copies – the London issue, with the variant Putnam jacket and binding. Pleasantly inscribed to the poet James Kirkup, “in anticipation of meeting again”, signed and dated (1966) by Kenneth Hopkins, who has also made an autograph correction to one word in the preface. A collection of forty-nine poems.
Post 8vo (22cm). 46,[ii]pp. Original boards, patterned in two shades of grey, and lettered in black; slight spotting of top edge, but otherwise very good in the matching dust-jacket – also very good.

£20

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HOPKINS, Kenneth, 1914-1988 : POOR HERETIC.

HOPKINS, Kenneth, 1914-1988 : POOR HERETIC.

Austin : University of Texas Press, (1961). First edition : limited to 600 copies. Inscribed and signed by Kenneth Hopkins to the publisher John Foster White – with a further witty inscription on the rear endpaper.
Post 8vo (22cm). 46,[ii]pp. Original boards, patterned in two shades of grey, lettered in black; a few tiny edge-spots, but very good in the matching dust-jacket – just slightly nicked and scuffed, but also very good.

£15

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HOROVITZ, Frances (Frances Margaret Hooker), 1938-1983 : BLAZE BLAZE SUMMER MOON ...

HOROVITZ, Frances (Frances Margaret Hooker), 1938-1983 : BLAZE BLAZE SUMMER MOON ...

London : Enitharmon Press, (1980). First edition. The publisher’s postcard announcement of a forthcoming Horovitz collection of poems – “Water over Stone”, with the above poem printed on the verso.
Pott 8vo (15cm). Ivory postcard, printed on both sides in black; very good indeed. Neat pencil inscription. Halliwell B29.

£10

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HOROVITZ, Frances (Frances Margaret Hooker), 1938-1983 : A CELEBRATION OF AND FOR FRANCES HOROVITZ (1938-1983).

HOROVITZ, Frances (Frances Margaret Hooker), 1938-1983 : A CELEBRATION OF AND FOR FRANCES HOROVITZ (1938-1983).

Stroud : New Departures, 1984. First edition. A memorial selection of Frances Horovitz poems, with poems in her honour by Kathleen Raine, Jeff Nuttall, Michael Horovitz, etc. Edited by Michael Horovitz.
Demy 8vo (22cm). 56pp. Photo illustrations. Original white stapled wrappers, printed in black; slight discolouration to wrappers; inked telephone numbers to verso of upper wrapper, but a good copy.

£15

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HOROVITZ, Frances (Frances Margaret Hooker), 1938-1983 : A CELEBRATION OF AND FOR FRANCES HOROVITZ (1938-1983).

HOROVITZ, Frances (Frances Margaret Hooker), 1938-1983 : A CELEBRATION OF AND FOR FRANCES HOROVITZ (1938-1983).

Stroud : New Departures, 1984. Second edition : adds three poems, fifteen photographs and the Jane Percival portrait to the original publication issued earlier in 1984. A memorial selection of Frances Horovitz poems, with poems in her honour by Kathleen Raine, Jeff Nuttall, Michael Horovitz, etc. Edited by Michael Horovitz.
Demy 8vo (21cm). 56pp. Photo illustrations. Original photographic stapled wrappers; lightly used and slightly rubbed, but a good copy.

£15

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HOUSTON, Libby (Elizabeth Maynard), 1941- : A LITTLE TREACHERY.

HOUSTON, Libby (Elizabeth Maynard), 1941- : A LITTLE TREACHERY.

London : Circle Press, 1990. First edition : limited to 120 numbered copies. A poem.
Foolscap folio (30cm). [12]pp – the two central leaves folding out to display a hand-coloured drypoint by Julia Farrer. Original dove-grey wrappers, lettered in black; very good indeed.

£50

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JACCOTTET, Philippe, 1925- : THROUGH AN ORCHARD.

JACCOTTET, Philippe, 1925- : THROUGH AN ORCHARD.

Portree : Aquila Publishing Co., (1978). First edition in English of “A Travers un Verger” (1975), translated and with an essay on Jaccottet’s poetry by Mark Treharne. A special issue (No. 9) of the review “Prospice”.
Foolscap 4to (22cm). (48)pp. Original white laminated wrappers, printed in tan; just a touch bruised; a few slight marks, but a very good copy.

£15

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JAY, Peter (Peter Anthony Charles), 1945- – editor : NEW MEASURE : A QUARTERLY MAGAZINE OF POETRY.

JAY, Peter (Peter Anthony Charles), 1945- – editor : NEW MEASURE : A QUARTERLY MAGAZINE OF POETRY.

Oxford / Northwood : Donald Parsons & Co. / Peter Jay, 1965-1969. A complete run of all ten issues of Jay’s sixties poetry magazine, including new poems by W. H. Auden, Gavin Bantock, Alan Brownjohn, Jack Clemo, Edward Dorn, Lee Harwood, John Heath-Stubbs, Anselm Hollo, Michael Horovitz, Peter Levi, Christopher Middleton, Tom Raworth, Vernon Scannell, Gary Snyder, D. M. Thomas, Gael Turnbull, etc.
Ten issues. Demy 8vo (23cm). Bound, retaining original wrappers, etc., in a smart red buckram; very good.

£100

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JONES, R.H. (Robert Hughes) : CANEUON.

JONES, R.H. (Robert Hughes) : CANEUON.

Lerpwl [Liverpool] : Hugh Evans a’i Feibion, 1927. First edition. An extensive collection of some 150 poems (telynegion and adroddiadau) in Welsh.
Crown 8vo (20cm). 160pp. Original grey patterned wrappers, printed in black and green; just a little rubbed and worn; some minor spotting; but a very good copy of a scarce work. Name crossed through on half-title.

£25

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JOSEPH, Jenny (Jenefer Ruth), 1932- : BEYOND DESCARTES.

JOSEPH, Jenny (Jenefer Ruth), 1932- : BEYOND DESCARTES.

London : Martin Secker & Warburg, (1983). First edition. Signed by Jenny Joseph on the title-page. A collection of twenty-six poems.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (60),[iv]pp. Original grey cloth, lettered in gilt; very good in the original grey, black and white dust-jacket – very slightly bruised at extremities and price-clipped.

£20

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KNIGHT, John, 1906-1975 : OTHER CAUSES OF LOVE : POEMS.

KNIGHT, John, 1906-1975 : OTHER CAUSES OF LOVE : POEMS.

Todmorden : Manchester Institute of Contemporary Arts, (1969). First edition. Fifteen poems. MICA Poets No. 10.
Pott 4to (17cm). [12]pp. Original red stapled wrappers, ruled and lettered in black; very good.

£20

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[LEHMANN, John (Rudolph John Frederick), 1907-1987 – editor] : DAYLIGHT : EUROPEAN ARTS AND LETTERS. YESTERDAY : TODAY : TOMORROW. VOLUME I.

[LEHMANN, John (Rudolph John Frederick), 1907-1987 – editor] : DAYLIGHT : EUROPEAN ARTS AND LETTERS. YESTERDAY : TODAY : TOMORROW. VOLUME I.

London : Hogarth Press, (1941). First edition : the first issue, in wrappers. The sole appearance (save the later reprint in hardback) of this periodical – which thereafter merged with "Folios of New Writing" to become "New Writing and Daylight". Includes David Gascoyne's "Noctambules" and his translation of a Halas poem, as well as contributions from Demetrios Capetanakis, John Lehmann, V. S. Pritchett, George Seferis, Stephen Spender, Rex Warner, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). 174,[ii]pp. Original light blue, black and pale pink wrappers; lightly rubbed, faintly sunned and a touch shaken, but a good copy. Woolmer 476.

£20

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LOPEZ, Antony, 1950- : [SIGNED TYPESCRIPTS].

LOPEZ, Antony, 1950- : [SIGNED TYPESCRIPTS].

[London : ca.1985]. A collection of photocopies of the original typescripts of fifteen Lopez poems, each signed by Tony Lopez. Lopez was the author of “Abstract and Delicious Poems” (1982), etc.
Demy 4to. Sixteen sheets (30cm). Folded into an envelope addressed to the poet and novelist, Iain Sinclair. – the envelope post-marked 1985.

£40

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LUCAS, John, 1937- : STUDYING GROSZ ON THE BUS.

LUCAS, John, 1937- : STUDYING GROSZ ON THE BUS.

Calstock : Peterloo Poets, (1989). First edition. A collection of forty-five poems, including “An Honest Trade”, “Miss Julie, the Sheep”, “An Abandoned Airfield in Norfolk”, “Fats at the BBC, 1938”, “Hill-top Blues”, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm) 64pp. Original pictorial wrappers; very good.

£20

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MACKIN, Edward : THE IRON APES AND OTHER POEMS.

MACKIN, Edward : THE IRON APES AND OTHER POEMS.

Newport : Envoi Poets, [1987]. First edition. A collection of thirty-three poems, including “The Crouching Beast”, “The Last Men”, “Behold a Fearful Place of Bones”, etc..
Foolscap 4to (21cm). (28)pp. Original lime stapled wrappers, ruled and lettered in black; a little bruised, but otherwise a very good copy.

£20

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MARTYN, Marjorie (Marjorie Jeanette), 1905-1996 : THE EVER-FREE AND OTHER POEMS.

MARTYN, Marjorie (Marjorie Jeanette), 1905-1996 : THE EVER-FREE AND OTHER POEMS.

London : H. R. Allenson, [1922]. First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed, signed with forename and dated (1922) by the teenage poet. A collection of twenty-three poems, with illustrations by Marion Walmsley and the authoress.
Demy 8vo (22cm). [ii](22)pp. Illustrations, Original stapled wrappers, with pictorial onlay; wrappers very slightly creased; staples a little rusted, but otherwise a very good copy. Just two copies (Bodleian and British Library) located in major libraries worldwide.

£25

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MEREDITH, Christopher, 1954- : SNARING HEAVEN.

MEREDITH, Christopher, 1954- : SNARING HEAVEN.

Bridgend : Seren Books, (1990). First edition. A collection of thirty-nine poems.
Post 8vo (20cm). 80pp. Original pictorial wrappers; very good indeed.

£15

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MILFORD, H.S. (Sir Humphrey Sumner), 1877-1952 – editor : THE OXFORD BOOK OF ENGLISH VERSE OF THE ROMANTIC PERIOD 1798-1837.

MILFORD, H.S. (Sir Humphrey Sumner), 1877-1952 – editor : THE OXFORD BOOK OF ENGLISH VERSE OF THE ROMANTIC PERIOD 1798-1837.

London : Oxford University Press, 1935. First edition. A fine and comprehensive anthology of the Romantic Movement – beginning, wittily enough, with William Combe in search of the picturesque, and ending with the young Tennyson and Browning.
Crown 8vo (20cm). viii,888pp. Original decorative cloth gilt; a very good, bright, clean and sound copy in a just lightly bruised dust-jacket.

£25

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MOAT, John (Roger John), 1936-2014 : FIREWATER & THE MIRACULOUS MANDARIN.

MOAT, John (Roger John), 1936-2014 : FIREWATER & THE MIRACULOUS MANDARIN.

Petersfield : Enitharmon Press, 1990. First edition : one of fifty numbered copies in cloth, signed by John Moat. A collection of twenty-six poems, including “Soror Mystica”, “Changeling”, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 72pp. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt, with a pictorial onlay on the upper cover; very good indeed.

£25

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MORGAN, David R. (David Richard), 1955- : FAIRFIELD : THE WINDMILL AND THE GRAINS.

MORGAN, David R. (David Richard), 1955- : FAIRFIELD : THE WINDMILL AND THE GRAINS.

Newport : Envoi Poets, (1985). First edition. A collection of twenty-three poems from the Writer in Residence at Fairfield Psychiatric Hospital.
Foolscap 4to (21cm). 24pp. Original pale blue wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; very good.

£20

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MORGAN, Pete (Colin Peter), 1939-2010 : REPORTING BACK.

MORGAN, Pete (Colin Peter), 1939-2010 : REPORTING BACK.

Leamington Spa : Other Branch Readings, 1983. First edition : limited to 100 numbered copies. Signed by Pete Morgan on the title-page. Five poems from a poet’s poet – including “Ravenscar”, “God Goes Winkling” and the title poem – “What happened in Oxford you wouldn’t believe ...”.
Foolscap 4to (22cm). [8]pp. Original salmon stapled wrappers, lettered in black; slightly bruised at one corner, otherwise very good.

£20

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MORTON, J.B. (John Bingham), 1893-1979 : THE DANCING CABMAN AND OTHER VERSES.

MORTON, J.B. (John Bingham), 1893-1979 : THE DANCING CABMAN AND OTHER VERSES.

London : Frederick Muller, (1938). First edition. The collected edition of Morton’s ‘Beachcomber’ verses – including some previously unpublished. With illustrations and decorations by Nicolas Bentley. Includes “Horrible Araminta”, “Lovely Big Cow”, “The Danger of Queer Hats”, “Epitaph for a Foolish Lady”, “Song for a Hunted Financier” – and the Zoological Verses: “I think the hippopotamus, Is really almost one of us; Even the way he eats his grub, Reminds me of the Savage Club ...”.
Crown 8vo (20cm). [iv],(160)pp. Original blue cloth, lettered in darker blue; some tanning of endpapers, but a very good, bright and firm copy in the original Nicolas Bentley dust-jacket – a design in orange, white, yellow and black – faintly sunned, price-clipped, slightly nicked, small chip from lower panel, and with some small tape reinforcements on verso.

£50

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O’NEILL, Michael, 1953- : THE STRIPPED BED.

O’NEILL, Michael, 1953- : THE STRIPPED BED.

London : Collins Harvill, 1990. First edition. His first poetry collection – forty-eight poems.
Demy 8vo. 64pp. Original white and blue wrappers, lettered in black and with a Michael Andrews painting in colour on upper wrapper; very good.

£15

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OXLEY, William, 1939- : THE ‘ICON’ POEMS.

OXLEY, William, 1939- : THE ‘ICON’ POEMS.

Esher : Ember Press, 1972. First edition. A collection of twenty-four poems, with illustrations by H. Wilkinson.
Post 8vo (21cm). 44pp. Original white wrappers, printed in black; a few tiny spots, but overall very good.

£15

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PARR, Stephen, 1947- : TANTRIS.

PARR, Stephen, 1947- : TANTRIS.

London : Pennyfields Press, (1986). First edition : one of 100 regular copies (of 120). A long poem in ten parts, with photo illustrations, notes, etc.
Crown 4to (24cm). (32)pp. Original monochrome pictorial wrappers; very good.

£20

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PRICE, Jonathan, 1931-1985 : PRIVATE VIEW.

PRICE, Jonathan, 1931-1985 : PRIVATE VIEW.

London : Valerie Parry, 1985. First edition : limited to 230 copies, signed by the illustrator, Simon Brett. A collection of nine poems, printed at the Rocket Press. Loosely inserted is a single-page 1985 signed typed letter from Anthony Baker (of the Gruffyground Press) concerning the poet’s death shortly before the collection was published.
Imperial 8vo (30cm). [16]pp. Wood engraving by Simon Brett. Original blue wrappers, with a white label on upper wrapper, lettered in black and blue; a few tiny marks, but a very good copy.

£25

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QUAITE, Philip : MOOD OF YOU.

QUAITE, Philip : MOOD OF YOU.

Newcastle upon Tyne : Echo Room Press, 1986. First edition. A collection of seventeen poems, including “In Our Own Dark Shadow”, “Hoover Dirt Bag”, “And a Bright New Dress for You, Anna”, etc. Loosely inserted is a single-page signed 1986 autograph letter from the publisher, Brendan Cleary, discussing future publications, etc.
Demy 4to (30cm). [24]pp. Original clip-bound orange wrappers, lettered and decorated in black in a design by East Orange; slightly creased and a little bruised, but otherwise a very good copy.

£25

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RANDELL, Elaine, 1951- : A TAPER TO THE OUTWARD ROOME.

RANDELL, Elaine, 1951- : A TAPER TO THE OUTWARD ROOME.

Newcastle upon Tyne : Laundering Room Press, 1974. First edition : limited to 200 copies. Inscribed, signed with forename and dated (1974) by Elaine Randell on the half-title. A collection of ten poems.
Foolscap 4to (21cm). [20]pp. Original black stapled wrappers, lettered across upper cover in pale pink; very good.

£20

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ROBINSON, Gail : INTERFACES.

ROBINSON, Gail : INTERFACES.

Epping : Ember Press, (1974). First edition. Signed by Gail Robinson on the verso of the title. A collection of fourteen poems from the Canadian poet, including “God of the Plains”, “Cat”, “Highland Sheep”, etc. With an illustration by Brenda Rudolf.
Foolscap 4to (22cm). (16)pp. Original white stapled wrappers, lettered and decorated in a design by Patricia Oxley in black; staples slightly rusted; some spotting; lightly bruised, but a good copy.

£20

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ROMER, Stephen, 1957- : IDOLS.

ROMER, Stephen, 1957- : IDOLS.

Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1986. First edition. Inscribed, signed and dated (1991) by Stephen Romer on the title-page. A collection of forty poems.
Demy 8vo (22cm). [viii],48pp. Original white pictorial wrappers, printed in red and black; very good.

£15

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ROPER, Mark, 1951- : THE HEN ARK.

ROPER, Mark, 1951- : THE HEN ARK.

Calstock : Peterloo Poets / Galway : Salmon Publishing, (1990). First edition. Inscribed, signed and dated (1992) by Mark Roper on the title-page. A collection forty-four poems.
Demy 8vo (22cm). (64)pp. Original pictorial wrappers in a design by Michael Ben Hennessy; a touch of spotting to top edge, but otherwise very good.

£15

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SCAMMELL, William, 1939-2000 : A SECOND LIFE.

SCAMMELL, William, 1939-2000 : A SECOND LIFE.

Liskeard : Harry Chambers / Peterloo Poets, (1982). First edition : one of fifty numbered copies in hardback, signed by William Scammell. A collection of thirty-five poems.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 60,[iv]pp. Original red boards, lettered in gilt; very faint spotting of top edge, but a very good copy indeed in the original dust-jacket – a pictorial design in orange and black – a little sunned at spine.

£20

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SCANNELL, Vernon, 1922-2007  & LYKIARD, Alexis, 1940- : A MORDEN TOWER READING : 1.

SCANNELL, Vernon, 1922-2007 & LYKIARD, Alexis, 1940- : A MORDEN TOWER READING : 1.

Newcastle upon Tyne : Morden Tower Publications, (1976). First edition. Eight poems from Scannell and eight from Lykiard. Inscribed and signed with forename by Lykiard.
Foolscap 4to (21cm). [16]pp. Original brown pictorial wrappers, printed in black; very slightly sunned and faintly creased, but otherwise very good.

£20

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SHEPPARD, E.H. (Ernest H.) : NARCISSUS AND ECHO.

SHEPPARD, E.H. (Ernest H.) : NARCISSUS AND ECHO.

Crawley : Wren Press, (1986). First edition. A rhymed narrative version of Ovid, with a frontispiece by David Bellamy.
Foolscap 4to (21cm). (32)pp. Original white stapled wrappers, ruled and lettered in black; very good.

£15

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SIMPSON, John G. (John Gregory), 1928- : IMAGES OF NATALIE : A SELECTION OF POEMS.

SIMPSON, John G. (John Gregory), 1928- : IMAGES OF NATALIE : A SELECTION OF POEMS.

Newport : Envoi Poets, [1986]. First edition. A collection of thirty poems. Loosely inserted is a single-page signed autograph note from the publisher, Anne Lewis-Smith.
Foolscap 4to (22cm). 28pp. Original yellow stapled wrappers, ruled and lettered in black; a few faint marks, but a very good copy.

£15

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SMITH, C. Marjorie : STAND AND STARE : A SELECTION OF POEMS.

SMITH, C. Marjorie : STAND AND STARE : A SELECTION OF POEMS.

Newport : Envoi Poets, (1985). First edition. A collection of twenty-five poems, including “Bath Spider”, “Dust Bin Bags”, “Gathering Swallows”, etc.
Foolscap 4to (21cm). 28pp. Original blue stapled wrappers, ruled and lettered in black; very good.

£20

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SMITH, Deirdre Armes, 1922-2009 : CHURCH BELLS ON A WET SUNDAY.

SMITH, Deirdre Armes, 1922-2009 : CHURCH BELLS ON A WET SUNDAY.

Sutton Coldfield : National Poetry Foundation, (1986). First edition. A collection of seventeen poems, with an introduction by Howard Sergeant. Loosely inserted is a signed typed letter on Poetry Foundation notepaper from the editor, Johnathon Clifford, to the poet Roland John.
Foolscap 4to (21cm). [vi],(18)pp. Portrait. Original lilac stapled wrappers, lettered in gilt; a few faint marks, text just faintly tanned, but otherwise a very good copy.

£20

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SOUTHALL, Martin (Martin Rea), 1924-1994 : BEHOLD A PALE HORSE.

SOUTHALL, Martin (Martin Rea), 1924-1994 : BEHOLD A PALE HORSE.

Newport : Envoi Poets, (1987). First edition. A collection of twenty-eight poems, many relating to the Second World War – including “Remembrance Sunday”, “NAAFI Canteen Portsmouth”, “Bellyful”, “Beach-Head Revisited”, etc.
Foolscap 4to (22cm). 28pp. Original red stapled wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; slightly creased, but a good copy.

£20

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SPENCER, Bernard, 1909-1963 : THE TWIST IN THE PLOTTING : TWENTY FIVE POEMS.

SPENCER, Bernard, 1909-1963 : THE TWIST IN THE PLOTTING : TWENTY FIVE POEMS.

[Reading] : Printed in the School of Art, University of Reading, 1960. First edition : limited to 150 copies – this copy not numbered, but marked “Proof” in manuscript. Includes “Mediterranean Suburbs”, “Regent’s Park Terrace”, “Morning in Madrid”, etc.
Medium 8vo (24cm). [4],(32),[4]pp. Original cream wrappers, lettered in black; bruised at one corner; wrappers a little tanned; but a good, sound and clean copy.

£20

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SYMONS, Julian (Julian Gustave), 1912-1994 : THE SECOND MAN : POEMS.

SYMONS, Julian (Julian Gustave), 1912-1994 : THE SECOND MAN : POEMS.

London : George Routledge & Sons, (1943). First edition. A dedicatory poem to Roy Fuller and thirty-five further poems, including “Clapham Common”, “Hart Crane”, “Ventnor”, etc.
Crown 8vo (20cm) 48pp. Original quarter black cloth, ivory boards, lettered in gilt; a few faint marks and spots, but a very good and bright copy in the original ivory dust-jacket, printed in olive and black – just lightly used and with a small inked calculation on lower panel.

£20

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TABORSKI, Boleslaw, 1927-2010 : FOR THE WITNESSES.

TABORSKI, Boleslaw, 1927-2010 : FOR THE WITNESSES.

London : Poets’ and Painters’ Press, 1978. First edition. A collection of forty-five poems - including poems on T. S. Eliot, Robert Graves and W. H. Auden. A review copy, with the publishers’ slip loosely inserted.
Demy 8vo (22cm). (78),[ii]pp. Original grey wrappers, printed in red and black; slightly bruised, but otherwise very good in the original white dust-jacket, printed in red and black - just lightly used.

£20

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TAMBIMUTTU, M.J. (Meary James Thurairajah), 1915-1983 & DICKINS, Anthony – editors : POETRY [LONDON].

TAMBIMUTTU, M.J. (Meary James Thurairajah), 1915-1983 & DICKINS, Anthony – editors : POETRY [LONDON].

London : Poetry, 1939. The first issue of this legendary magazine, originally called simply “Poetry”, the first series of which ran until 1951. This copy signed next to their contributions by nine of the original contributors – Audrey Beecham, Dorian Cooke, Walter de la Mare, Lawrence Durrell (twice), Clifford Dyment, Philip O’Connor, Herbert Read, Edwin Smith and Stephen Spender (twice). Other contributors to a highly impressive first issue include George Barker, Gavin Ewart, John Gawsworth, J. F. Hendry, Rayner Heppenstall, Louis Macneice, Nicholas Moore, Keidrych Rhys, Tambimuttu himself, Dylan Thomas and Laurence Whistler.
Crown 4to (25cm). [32]pp. Photograph by Edwin Smith. Three wood engravings by Diana Gardner. Original stapled wrappers, with a design in red and black by Hector Whistler; some mild spotting, mainly to wrappers; just a hint of wear and a touch of rusting to staples, but overall a very good copy of a highly evocative survival.

£250

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TAPLIN, Kim, 1943- : MUNIMENTS.

TAPLIN, Kim, 1943- : MUNIMENTS.

London : Jackson’s Arm, (1987). First edition. Ten poems, including “Greenham Common”, “Upper Heyford”, “Lakenheath”, “Faslane”, etc.
Foolscap 4to (22cm). 28pp. Original pale green stapled wrappers, printed in brown in a pictorial design by Rachael Sherlaw-Johnson; edges a little spotted, otherwise very good.

£20

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TARLING, Alan - editor : POET. 1. AUTUMN 1972. / POET. 2. SUMMER 1974.

TARLING, Alan - editor : POET. 1. AUTUMN 1972. / POET. 2. SUMMER 1974.

London : Derek Maggs, 1972-1974. Both the published issues of this short-lived poetry periodical. The two issues contain poems by Frances Bellerby (5), Bruce Bathory Bikales (4), D. J. Enright (5), Dawson Jackson (4), Roger Burford Mason (7), John Mole (5), Jon Silkin (1), Penelope Shuttle (3), R. S. Thomas (2), and Jane Wilson (9) - most with explanatory prefaces by the poets; essays by Edward Lucie-Smith and B. S. Johnson; reviews by Jim Burns, Robert Shaw, etc. Loosely inserted are a single-page signed typed 1974 letter on Poet & Printer notepaper from the editor, Alan Tarling, concerning the demise of the magazine, and four pieces of separately printed related ephemera - one with two poems by Alan Dixon intended for the never-to-be-published third issue. Printed and published by Derek Maggs.
Two issues. Crown 8vo (20cm). 40pp; 28pp. Original stapled wrappers; just a hint of rusting to staples, but otherwise very good indeed.

£40

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TOMALIN, Ruth, 1919-2012 : DEER’S CRY.

TOMALIN, Ruth, 1919-2012 : DEER’S CRY.

London : Fortune Press, (1952 [i.e.1953]). First edition. A collection of twenty-seven poems.
Foolscap 4to. (40)pp. Original tan cloth-backed orange boards, lettered in gilt; very good in the original grey dust-jacket, lettered in blue – just very lightly marked and used. D’Arch Smith 551.

£20

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VINCE, Michael, 1947- : MOUNTAIN, EPIC, & DREAM.

VINCE, Michael, 1947- : MOUNTAIN, EPIC, & DREAM.

Frome : Bran’s Head Books, (1981). First edition : one of 300 regular copies (of 325) – this copy not numbered, out of series. “Darkness brims the mountain fold ...” – a poem in twelve parts, illustrated by Jackie Siroto.
Pott 8vo (15cm). 22,(ii)pp. Illustrations in red. Original pale grey stapled wrappers, lettered in red; a few tiny marks but still a very good copy.

£20

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“VISIAK, E.H.” – [PHYSICK, Edward Harold, 1878-1972] : E. H. VISIAK [SELECTED POEMS].

“VISIAK, E.H.” – [PHYSICK, Edward Harold, 1878-1972] : E. H. VISIAK [SELECTED POEMS].

London : Richards Press, (1936). First edition. A selection of twenty-eight poems in the Richards’ Shilling Selections from Edwardian Poets series. Includes “The Cowled Ape”, “Haunted Key”, “The Mad Maroon”, “Scatterbrain”, “The Slum-Child”, “Starfall”, etc. Edited by John Gawsworth.
Post 8vo (21cm). (32)pp. Original orange wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; very lightly sunned and very slightly creased, but still a very good copy of a scarce and ephemeral item.

£20

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WAIN, John (John Barrington), 1925-1994 : POEMS 1949-1979.

WAIN, John (John Barrington), 1925-1994 : POEMS 1949-1979.

London : Macmillan London, (1980). First edition : the uncommon hardback issue. An extensive selection of poems from five earlier collections, together with a number of new poems. “He seems, unusually for a poet of any importance, to continually move from one kind of work to another, always with new insights, and new ways of growing” (Peter Levi)
Demy 8vo (23cm). [viii],182,[ii]pp. Original green boards, lettered in silver; just a hint of spotting to top edge; very faint bruise to heel, but a very good copy in the original dust-jacket – a typographic design in green, red and white – also very good.

£25

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WAIN, John (John Barrington), 1925-1994 : THE TWOFOLD.

WAIN, John (John Barrington), 1925-1994 : THE TWOFOLD.

Frome : Bran’s Head, (1981). First edition : one of 300 numbered copies (of 325). “Celebrating a symbiosis...”- a poem in fourteen parts.
Pott 8vo (15cm). 20,[iv]pp. Original plain black stapled wrappers; very good.

£20

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WALCOTT, Derek (Sir Derek Alton), 1930-2017 : THE FORTUNATE TRAVELLER.

WALCOTT, Derek (Sir Derek Alton), 1930- : THE FORTUNATE TRAVELLER.

London : Faber & Faber, (1982). First British edition. A collection of twenty-nine poems from the Nobel Prize winning poet. Includes “Map of the New World”, “The Man Who Loved Islands”, “Jean Rhys”, “Wales”, etc.
Post 8vo (20cm). x,(100),[ii]pp. Original cream and black patterned wrappers; a very good copy.

£20

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WALLER, John (Sir John Stanier), 1917-1995 : THE MERRY GHOSTS.

WALLER, John (Sir John Stanier), 1917-1995 : THE MERRY GHOSTS.

London : Editions Poetry London, (1946). First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed to Nevill Phillips, with two lines of autograph verse, signed and dated (1948) by John Waller – and with three authorial manuscript corrections in the text. A collection of thirty-five poems written on active service in the Middle East, including “Convoy”, “Soldier under the Stars”, “Lovers in Alexandria”, “September in Cairo”, “Christmas, 1943”, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (54)pp. Portrait frontispiece by Sevek. Original stone cloth, lettered on spine in gilt; slightly shaken and a little spotted, but a good copy in the original pink, white and black dust-jacket – rubbed, sunned, very slightly chipped and a little marked and spotted.

£25

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WALLER, John (Sir John Stanier), 1917-1995 – editor : BOLERO. A MAGAZINE OF POETRY. NO.1.

WALLER, John (Sir John Stanier), 1917-1995 – editor : BOLERO. A MAGAZINE OF POETRY. NO.1.

Oxford : John Waller, 1938. The first of just three published issues of Waller’s pre-war magazine. With poems by Clifford Dyment, Norman Nicholson, John Short, John Stead, Waller himself, etc.
Foolscap 4to (21cm). [20]pp. Original yellow stapled wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; lightly marked; a little bruised and sunned; staples rusted; a serviceable copy.

£15

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WARD, Dave, 1949- : THE CIRCUS IN THE SQUARE.

WARD, Dave, 1949- : THE CIRCUS IN THE SQUARE.

Liverpool : Windows, (1984). First edition. A collection of fourteen poems, in the Merseyside Poetry Minibooks series.
Foolscap 8vo (15cm). [16]pp. Frontispiece. Original deep pink stapled wrappers, printed in black; very good.

£20

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WARD, Paul : SERIOUS TIMES.

WARD, Paul : SERIOUS TIMES.

Leicester : New Broom Private Press, (1982). First edition : limited to 100 numbered copies on Sheepstor handmade paper, signed by the printer and publisher, Toni Savage. Two poems, illustrated by Kathie Layfield.
Post 8vo (21cm). [8]pp. Original white self-wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; very good.

£15

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WARD, Philip, 1938- : THE OKEFANI ‘SONG OF NIJ ZITRU’.

WARD, Philip, 1938- : THE OKEFANI ‘SONG OF NIJ ZITRU’.

London : Magpie Press, (1969). First edition. Anthropological discussion and the dual language text of the poem from the founder of the Private Libraries Association. Printed and published by Derek Maggs at his Magpie Press.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (12)pp. Frontispiece by J. Dowling. Original blue textured wrappers, printed in silver; very good.

£20

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WAUGH, Gilbert (Gilbert Carr), 1913-1987 : ON WHITE HORSE HILL AND OTHER POEMS.

WAUGH, Gilbert (Gilbert Carr), 1913-1987 : ON WHITE HORSE HILL AND OTHER POEMS.

Salisbury : Perdix Press, 1983. First edition : limited to fifty copies signed by both Gilbert Waugh and the publisher, Walter Partridge. This copy marked “out-of-series” and inscribed to fellow publisher, Roger Burford Mason (1943-1998). Nine poems, including “Lament”, “Hamlet”, etc.
Foolscap 4to (22cm). [ii],(20),[ii]pp. Original stone wrappers, lettered and decorated in olive; very slightly bruised; some spotting, but otherwise very good.

£20

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WEATHERLY, Fred E. (Frederic Edward), 1848-1929 : SONGS FOR REMEMBRANCE.

WEATHERLY, Fred E. (Frederic Edward), 1848-1929 : SONGS FOR REMEMBRANCE.

Bristol : J. W. Arrowsmith, (1930). First edition. An extensive memorial selection of Weatherly’s poetry and verse – introduced by Sir Henry McCardie.
Crown 8vo (20cm). 144pp. Original green cloth, white paper title-label; spine a little sunned, a touch rubbed and with a tiny mark at foot; a few leaves roughly opened, but a very good and clean copy.

£20

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WELLS, Nigel, 1944- : THE WINTER FESTIVALS.

WELLS, Nigel, 1944- : THE WINTER FESTIVALS.

Newcastle upon Tyne : Bloodaxe Books, (1980). First edition : one of twenty-five special numbered copies signed by Nigel Wells. A collection of forty-one poems.
Demy 8vo (22cm). 80pp. Original wrappers – a photographic design in green, red and black; faint spotting of edges, but a very good copy.

£25

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WHISTLER, Laurence (Sir Alan Charles Laurence), 1912-2000 : ODE TO THE SUN AND OTHER POEMS.

WHISTLER, Laurence (Sir Alan Charles Laurence), 1912-2000 : ODE TO THE SUN AND OTHER POEMS.

London : William Heinemann, 1942. First edition. A collection of eight poems, including “The Burning Glass” and “The Dancer in Darkness”.
Demy 8vo (22cm). [vi],56,[ii]pp. Original teracotta cloth, blocked in blind on upper cover, blocked and lettered on spine in gilt; a touch darkened and dulled, but a good copy in the original black and white dust-jacket – slightly worn, soiled, nicked, marked and price-clipped, with a short tear on the rear panel.

£20

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WHISTLER, Laurence (Sir Alan Charles Laurence), 1912-2000 : THE WORLD’S ROOM : THE COLLECTED POEMS OF LAURENCE WHISTLER.

WHISTLER, Laurence (Sir Alan Charles Laurence), 1912-2000 : THE WORLD’S ROOM : THE COLLECTED POEMS OF LAURENCE WHISTLER.

London : William Heinemann, 1949. First edition. Over fifty poems selected from seven earlier collections published between 1932 and 1944, together with five new poems. Illustrations, printed in black and white on a yellow ground, by Rex Whistler.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (xiv),210pp. Errata slip. Illustrations. Original green cloth, ruled, blocked and lettered in gilt; decorative endpapers in a Rex Whistler design; faint tape-marks to endpapers; very mild spotting to edges, but a very good and bright copy in the original Rex Whistler dust-jacket – a design in pink, green and brown on white – a little sunned, lightly rubbed, very faintly spotted and very slightly chipped.

£20

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WHITE, Eric W. (Eric Walter), 1905-1985 – editor : POETRY BOOK SOCIETY : THE FIRST TWENTY-FIVE YEARS.

WHITE, Eric W. (Eric Walter), 1905-1985 – editor : POETRY BOOK SOCIETY : THE FIRST TWENTY-FIVE YEARS.

London : Poetry Book Society, 1979. First edition. An absorbing collection of short essays by poets, mainly on their own work, from the Society’s Bulletin. Contributors include George Barker, John Betjeman, Edmund Blunden, Charles Causley, Austin Clarke, Douglas Dunn, T. S. Eliot, D. J. Enright, Roy Fuller, Robert Graves, Thom Gunn, Seamus Heaney, Geoffrey Hill, Ted Hughes (on Sylvia Plath), David Jones, Philip Larkin, Louis MacNeice, Edwin Morgan, Peter Redgrove, Theodore Roethke, R. S. Thomas, Charles Tomlinson, Vernon Watkins, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (72)pp. Original tan cloth, lettered in gilt; very faint spotting of top edge, but a very good and bright copy in the original dust-jacket – red and brown on pale grey – just very faintly spotted and slightly nicked on lower panel.

£20

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WRIGHT, Kit, 1944- : THE BEAR LOOKED OVER THE MOUNTAIN : POEMS.

WRIGHT, Kit, 1944- : THE BEAR LOOKED OVER THE MOUNTAIN : POEMS.

London : Salamander Imprint, (1977). First edition : the hardback issue. Inscribed and signed by Kit Wright on the title-page. A collection of thirty-two poems.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 62,[ii]pp. Original maroon boards, lettered in silver; a few slight edge-spots, but a very good copy in the original dust-jacket – a design in maroon and black on cream – very slightly spotted at edges, but otherwise very good.

£20

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WRIGHT, Kit, 1944- : POEMS : 1974-1983.

WRIGHT, Kit, 1944- : POEMS : 1974-1983.

London: Hutchinson, (1988). First edition. Inscribed and signed by Kit Wright on the half-title. A collection of seventy-eight poems.
Post 8vo (20cm). 128pp. Original wrappers – a design in maroon, white and black; very slightly rubbed and marked, but otherwise very good.

£20

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WYATT, Bill, 1942- : THE HERACLITUS SONNETS.

WYATT, Bill, 1942- : THE HERACLITUS SONNETS.

Neath : Cwm Nedd Press, (1980). First edition. A collection of twelve poems.
Foolscap 4to (21cm). [12]pp. Original white stapled wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; wrappers spotted along outer edges; a few slight marks, but a good copy of a poorly produced publication. Just three copies (British Library, National Library of Wales and Wisconsin) located in major libraries worldwide.

£20

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YOUNG, Grahaeme Barrasford : FRACTURES.

YOUNG, Grahaeme Barrasford : FRACTURES.

Frome : Bran’s Head Books, (1981). First edition : one of 325 numbered copies. A collection of poems, with illustrations by Robin Grey. Designed and printed at the Hunting Raven Press.
Pott 8vo (15cm). 22,(ii)pp. Illustrations. Original pale pink stapled wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; a touch dusty and very slightly bruised, but otherwise a good copy.

£15

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YEATS, W.B. (William Butler), 1865-1939 : POEMS, 1899-1905.

YEATS, W.B. (William Butler), 1865-1939 : POEMS, 1899-1905.

London : A. H. Bullen / Dublin : Maunsel & Co., 1906. First edition. “I walked among the seven woods of Coole ...” – heavily revised versions of three verse plays (“The Shadowy Waters”, “On Baile’s Strand” and “The King’s Threshold”), together with fifteen poems (some previously published in a limited edition), including “In the Seven Woods”, “Never Give all the Heart”, “The Withering of the Boughs” and “Under the Moon”. Yeats’ preface provides a highly interesting commentary on his work at this period.
Crown 8vo (20cm). xvi,(280)pp. Original decorative blue cloth gilt in a design by Althea Gyles; just lightly worn at extremities; a few slight marks to covers; some spotting, mainly to endpapers and edges, but still an attractive copy. Contemporary ownership inscription of a member of the Dyfnallt family of Breconshire.

£200

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