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SCUPHAM, Peter, 1933- : CHILDREN DANCING. SYCAMORE BROADSHEET 16.

SCUPHAM, Peter, 1933- : CHILDREN DANCING. SYCAMORE BROADSHEET 16.

Oxford : Sycamore Press, (1971). First edition. A poem in three parts.
Post 8vo (21cm). Single white sheet, printed in red and black, folding to form three leaves; very good in the original mailing envelope.

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SCUPHAM, Peter, 1933- : THE SMALL CONTAINERS.

SCUPHAM, Peter, 1933- : THE SMALL CONTAINERS.

Manchester : Phoenix Pamphlet Poets, (1972). First edition : one of the regular copies in wrappers. Inscribed, signed and dated (1983) by Peter Scupham on the half title. A collection of seventeen poems.
Post 8vo (21cm). 26,[ii]pp. Original monochrome stapled wrappers; wrappers and endleaves faintly marked and spotted, but otherwise a very good copy.

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SCUPHAM, Peter, 1933- : THE GIFT : LOVE POEMS.

SCUPHAM, Peter, 1933- : THE GIFT : LOVE POEMS.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, (1973). First edition : one of just thirty numbered copies in cloth (of 200) – signed by Peter Scupham. A collection of fifteen poems, with four coloured linocuts by Anthea Lawrence. Loosely inserted is the publisher’s compliments slip.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [2],(26)pp. Illustrations. Original plain green cloth by John Brindley; just a touch bruised; very mild tanning of endpapers; a very good copy in the pale green Anthea Lawrence dust-jacket, printed in darker green – just lightly tanned and with a single short nick. Lewis 41.

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[SCUPHAM, Peter, 1933- – contributor & publisher] : DRAGONCARDS [FIRST SERIES] : NINE MUSES ...

[SCUPHAM, Peter, 1933- – contributor & publisher] : DRAGONCARDS [FIRST SERIES] : NINE MUSES ...

Hitchin : Mandeville Press, (1975). First edition. The first series of the attractively produced Mandeville poem cards, each card signed by the poet. Includes poems by Freda Downie, John Fuller, John Mole, Neil Powell, Lawrence Sail, Michael Schmidt, Peter Scupham, C. H. Sisson and John Stathatos.
Nine printed coloured cards (105 x 148mm) in the original envelope. Envelope very slightly marked, otherwise very good indeed.

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SCUPHAM, Peter, 1933-  & OTHERS : A MANDEVILLE FIFTEEN.

SCUPHAM, Peter, 1933- & OTHERS : A MANDEVILLE FIFTEEN.

Hitchin : Mandeville Press, 1976. First edition. New poems from David Day, Joan Downar, Freda Downie, John Fuller, Jenny Joseph, Katharine Middleton, John Mole, Christopher Pilling, Lawrence Sail, Michael Schmidt, Peter Scupham, C. H. Sisson, George Szirtes, Anthony Thwaite, and Andrew Waterman. A review copy, with the publisher’s flyer and a typed letter requesting the review.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [24]pp. Original teal wrappers, lettered in red; very lightly bruised, but still a very good copy indeed.

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SCUPHAM, Peter, 1933-  & OTHERS : A MANDEVILLE FIFTEEN.

SCUPHAM, Peter, 1933- & OTHERS : A MANDEVILLE FIFTEEN.

Hitchin : Mandeville Press, 1976. First edition. New poems from David Day, Joan Downar, Freda Downie, John Fuller, Jenny Joseph, Katharine Middleton, John Mole, Christopher Pilling, Lawrence Sail, Michael Schmidt, Peter Scupham, C. H. Sisson, George Szirtes, Anthony Thwaite and Andrew Waterman. Loosely inserted are two signed 1976 autograph notes on Mandeville notepaper from the publisher (and contributor) Peter Scupham, and the separately printed press flyer.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [24]pp. Original teal wrappers, lettered in red; very good.

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SZIRTES, George, 1948- ; POWELL, Neil & SCUPHAM, Peter : A MANDEVILLE TROIKA.

SZIRTES, George, 1948- ; POWELL, Neil & SCUPHAM, Peter : A MANDEVILLE TROIKA.

Hitchin : Mandeville Press, 1977. First edition : limited to 150 copies. This copy marked “out of series” and signed by all three of the contributing poets. A poem and an illustration from Szirtes, four poems from Neil Powell, and a poem (“Fore-Edge Painting”) from Peter Scupham.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [12]pp. Original sage wrappers, lettered and decorated n black; very good indeed.

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SCUPHAM, Peter, 1933- – editor : SPRING COLLECTION.

SCUPHAM, Peter, 1933- – editor : SPRING COLLECTION.

Hitchin : Mandeville Press, 1977. First edition. New poems from Patricia Beer, Richard Carlile, David Day, Patric Dickinson, Freda Downie, Madge Hales, Paul Hyland, Katharine Middleton, John Mole, John Ormond, Peter Porter, Lawrence Sail, Peter Scupham, Jon Stallworthy, George Szirtes, R. S. Thomas and Anthony Thwaite. Loosely inserted is a single-page 1977 signed autograph letter from the editor, publisher and contributor, Peter Scupham.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [28]pp. Title-page in blue and black. Original ivory wrappers, lettered in blue; some spotting and browning to extreme upper edge of wrappers, but otherwise very good.

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SZIRTES, George, 1948- ; POWELL, Neil & SCUPHAM, Peter : A MANDEVILLE TROIKA.

SZIRTES, George, 1948- ; POWELL, Neil & SCUPHAM, Peter : A MANDEVILLE TROIKA.

Hitchin : Mandeville Press, 1977. First edition : one of fifty numbered copies (of 150) signed by all three of the contributing poets. A poem and an illustration from Szirtes, four poems from Neil Powell, and a poem (“Fore-Edge Painting”) from Peter Scupham.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [12]pp. Original orange wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; very good indeed.

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SCUPHAM, Peter, 1933- : SUMMER PALACES.

SCUPHAM, Peter, 1933- : SUMMER PALACES.

Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1980. First edition. Signed by Peter Scupham on the half-title. A collection of fifty-four poems, including “Stage Wardrobe”, “War Zone”, “South Cadbury”, “Stubble Fires”, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). [viii],(56)pp. Original white wrappers, lettered and with a photograph by Toby Scupham in sepia; small mark on lower wrapper; a few edge spots, but a good copy.

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MOLE, John, 1941- & SCUPHAM, Peter, 1933- : CHRISTMAS PAST.

MOLE, John, 1941- & SCUPHAM, Peter, 1933- : CHRISTMAS PAST.

Hitchin : Mandeville Press, 1981. First edition : one of sixty numbered copies (of 350) signed by John Mole, Peter Scupham and the illustrator, Mary Norman. Three Christmas poems from Mole, and a longer poem in three parts from Scupham. Loosely inserted is a folded pull-sheet trial for the publication, with part of the Scupham poem and two illustrations, signed by Peter Scupham.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [20]pp. Illustrations. Original pale grey wrappers, lettered in blue and decorated in grey; just faintly bruised and slightly tanned, but a very good copy.

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MOLE, John, 1941- & SCUPHAM, Peter, 1933- : CHRISTMAS GAMES.

MOLE, John, 1941- & SCUPHAM, Peter, 1933- : CHRISTMAS GAMES.

Hitchin : Mandeville Press, 1983. First edition : limited to 350 copies. Six Christmas poems – three from each poet, with illustrations by Mary Norman. Loosely inserted is a signed and dated 1983 autograph note from Peter Scupham – “Mandeville still survives!”.
Long crown 4to (18 x 19cm). [20]pp. Illustrations. Original red wrappers, lettered and decorated in grey-blue; slightly bruised, but otherwise a very good copy.

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SCUPHAM, Peter, 1933- : THE AIR SHOW.

SCUPHAM, Peter, 1933- : THE AIR SHOW.

Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1988. First edition. Inscribed, signed and dated (1988) by Peter Scupham on the half-title. A collection of fifty-seven poems, including “Blackpool, by Night”, “Bigness on the Side of Good”, “V. E. Day”, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). (xii),(68),(ii)pp. Original wrappers – a design in black, white and turquoise, with a colour illustration by Paul Nash on upper wrapper; very good.

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