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BOOKS ILLUSTRATED BY PAUL PETER PIECH (1920-1996)

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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.

£25

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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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COTTON, John, 1925-2003 : OUTSIDE THE GATES OF EDEN & OTHER POEMS.

COTTON, John, 1925-2003 : OUTSIDE THE GATES OF EDEN & OTHER POEMS.

Bushey Heath : Taurus Press, [1969]. First edition : limited to 200 numbered copies. A collection of ten poems. Designed, printed on various coloured papers and illustrated by Paul Peter Piech (1920-1996).
Narrow post 8vo (21cm). [20]pp. Original variant pale pink stapled wrappers, printed on upper wrapper in maroon; just a little sunned, but a very good copy.

£20

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CUNDALL, Peter, 1938- : A LITTLE NEON FROM THE GODS : ELEVEN POEMS.

CUNDALL, Peter, 1938- : A LITTLE NEON FROM THE GODS : ELEVEN POEMS.

Bushey Heath : Taurus Press, [1970]. First edition : limited to 200 numbered copies. Designed, printed and illustrated by Paul Peter Piech. Includes “Speaking Volumes”, “Model Girl”, “Cowboys and Pacifists”, etc.
Royal 8vo (27cm). [28]pp. Illustrations. Original white stapled wrappers, lettered in black and decorated in red; wrappers a little creased at extremities, but otherwise a good copy.

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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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MARKS, Graham, 1949- : SEEING IS TOUCHING.

MARKS, Graham, 1949- : SEEING IS TOUCHING.

Bushey Heath : Taurus Press, [1970]. First edition : limited to 200 numbered copies. Ten poems, each with a striking colour illustration by the publisher, Paul Peter Piech (1920-1996).
Post 8vo (20cm). [28]pp. Original black stapled wrappers, white paper label lettered in blue on upper wrapper; a little rubbed; staples slightly rusted, but a very good copy.

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PIECH, Paul Peter, 1920-1996 : FACES : A POEM WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY PAUL P. PIECH.

PIECH, Paul Peter, 1920-1996 : FACES : A POEM WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY PAUL P. PIECH.

Bushey Heath : Taurus Press, [1969]. First edition : limited to 200 numbered copies. Illustrated with six linocuts and a press device printed in a variety of colours, with an additional linocut on the upper cover.
Crown 4to (26cm). [12]pp. Original black wrappers, with an illustrated white title-label printed in deep red on upper wrapper; slightly rubbed and faintly scuffed, but a good copy.

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[PIECH, Paul Peter, 1920-1996] : [CHINESE CHARACTERS].

[PIECH, Paul Peter, 1920-1996] : [CHINESE CHARACTERS].

Bushey Heath : Taurus Press, [ca.1970]. First edition : limited to numbered 125 copies. A Paul Peter Piech Taurus Press keepsake, with ten examples of Chinese calligraphy. With a Press flyer, etc., loosely inserted.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [16]pp. Original black stapled wrappers, with a white label with Chinese characters in black on upper wrapper; staples a little rusted, otherwise very good.

£25

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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.

£25

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SPRATLING, Neil (Neil Robert), 1945- : WEATHER OF STARS.

SPRATLING, Neil (Neil Robert), 1945- : WEATHER OF STARS.

Bushey Heath : Taurus Press, [1968]. First edition : limited to 200 numbered copies. A collection of eleven poems, illustrated by Paul Peter Piech and issued from his private press as No. 3 in the Taurus Poems series.
Narrow royal 8vo (26cm). [16]pp. Original stapled stiff black wrappers, with a white title label, printed in black and with a Piech design; staples rusting, otherwise a very good copy.

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

WIGHTMAN, George (George Brian Hamilton) : 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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