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DALE, Peter (Peter John), 1938- : MORTAL FIRE.

DALE, Peter (Peter John), 1938- : MORTAL FIRE.

London : Macmillan & Co., (1970). First edition : the first issue, with the unaltered Macmillan imprint. Loosely inserted is a single-page typed 1985 letter from Peter Dale, signed with forename, referring to some of his early work – "the Macmillan Mortal Fire is an abortion of a book I rushed through when they were axing their list". An early collection of forty-three poems.
Post 8vo (22cm). 96pp. Original black boards, lettered in gilt; very good in the original red, white and black dust-jacket – lightly nicked and somewhat sunned at spine.

£25

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DALE, Peter (Peter John), 1938- : CROSS CHANNEL.

DALE, Peter (Peter John), 1938- : CROSS CHANNEL.

Sutton : Hippopotamus Press, (1977). First edition : one of twenty-five special copies numbered and signed by Peter Dale (although numbered 26). This copy further signed on the title-page. A collection of thirteen original poems, with a further eight poems after Corbière and Mallarmé.
Foolscap 4to. (32),[ii]pp. Original white stiff wrappers, printed in maroon; spine lightly sunned, but otherwise a very good copy.

£25

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DALE, Peter (Peter John), 1938- : EARTH LIGHT.

DALE, Peter (Peter John), 1938- : EARTH LIGHT.

Frome : Hippopotamus Press, (1991). First edition : one of just ten special copies in hardback numbered and signed by Peter Dale. A collection of fifty-four poems.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 72pp. Original green rexine, lettered in gilt; very slightly bruised, but otherwise very good in the original green dust-jacket – inevitably a little sunned at spine, but otherwise also very good.

£40

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VILLON, François, 1431-1463 : THE LEGACY AND OTHER POEMS.

VILLON, François, 1431-1463 : THE LEGACY AND OTHER POEMS.

London : Agenda Editions, 1971. First edition : one of 100 numbered copies (of 400) on hand-made paper, signed by the translator, the poet Peter Dale. Seven verse translations from Villon. Printed at the Poets’ and Painters’ Press.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (30),[ii]pp. Original pale grey stiff wrappers, lettered in red and black; slightly bruised; a few faint marks; very small sticker removed from lower wrapper, but overall a very good and unopened copy.

£20

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