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COUZYN, Jeni, 1942- – editor : TWELVE TO TWELVE : POETRY D-DAY : CAMDEN FESTIVAL 1970.

COUZYN, Jeni, 1942- – editor : TWELVE TO TWELVE : POETRY D-DAY : CAMDEN FESTIVAL 1970.

London : Poets Trust, 1970. First edition : the trade issue. A poem specially commissioned from each of twelve poets – Michael Hamburger, Adrian Henri, Lee Harwood, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Edward Lucie-Smith, George MacBeth, Tom Pickard, William Plomer, Peter Redgrove, Jon Silkin and Stevie Smith. A programme for the Poetry D-Day events is loosely inserted.
Crown 4to (24cm). (52),[iv]pp. Original stiff wrappers – a Walter Partridge design in red, dark brown and cream; spine sunned; wrappers a little bruised, with slight corner crease to lower wrap; a good copy of a fragile production.

£20

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FULLER, John, 1937- - editor : POETRY SUPPLEMENT : CHRISTMAS 1970.

FULLER, John, 1937- - editor : POETRY SUPPLEMENT : CHRISTMAS 1970.

London : Poetry Book Society, 1970. First edition. With poems from Alastair Fowler (2), Ian Hamilton, David Harsent, Glyn Hughes (2), Harold Massingham, Peter Porter, Peter Redgrove (2) and Biron Walker.
Demy 8vo (22cm). [16]pp. Original white self wrappers, printed in black; very good.

£10

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FULLER, John, 1937- & OTHERS : A FLORIBUNDUM.

FULLER, John, 1937- & OTHERS : A FLORIBUNDUM.

Oxford : Sycamore Press, 1990 [i.e. 1991]. First edition : limited to 250 copies. A collection of ten poems by John Fuller, Jane Griffiths, John Leonard, Bernard O'Donoghue, Mark Wormald and others. With a drawing by Christiania Whitehead.
Post 8vo (21cm). [16]pp. Original bright blue wrappers, lettered in black and decorated in white on upper wrapper; a very good copy indeed.

£15

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MAGGS, Derek, 1926-1992 – editor : MAKE HASTE, SWEET LOVE : OR THE IMPORTUNATE POET TO HIS LOVE. POEMS CHOSEN BY DEREK MAGGS.

MAGGS, Derek, 1926-1992 – editor : MAKE HASTE, SWEET LOVE : OR THE IMPORTUNATE POET TO HIS LOVE. POEMS CHOSEN BY DEREK MAGGS.

London : Magpie Press, (1966). First edition : one of about 100 numbered copies in wrappers (of about 130). A selection of fifteen poems of love and urgency, designed and printed by Derek Maggs – Herrick, Waller, Spenser, Keats, Shakespeare, Jonson, and of course Marvell, etc..
Crown 8vo (19cm). (26),[ii]pp. Original grey textured wrappers, lettered and decorated in green; very good.

£20

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MOORE, Reginald, 1914-1990 – editor : SELECTED WRITING. [NO. 1].

MOORE, Reginald, 1914-1990 – editor : SELECTED WRITING. [NO. 1].

London : Nicholson & Watson, (1941). First edition. The first of Moore’s occasional wartime anthologies of new writing – with short stories by Kay Boyle, Gerald Kersh, Storm Jameson, Sidney Keyes, Marghanita Laski, William Saroyan, V. S. Pritchett, etc. – and poems from G. S. Fraser, David Gascoyne, Alun Lewis, Norman Nicholson, Anne Ridler, Alan Rook, Vernon Watkins and others. Edited by Moore (with assistance on the poetry from Tambimuttu).
Crown 8vo (19cm). (160)pp. Original pictorial wrappers by Hof; a touch shaken, but a very good copy in a lightly rubbed and slightly chipped dust-jacket – the Hof design repeated in full colour.

£20

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MOORE, Geoffrey (Geoffrey Herbert), 1920-1999 – editor : POETRY FROM CAMBRIDGE IN WARTIME : A SELECTION OF VERSE BY MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY.

MOORE, Geoffrey (Geoffrey Herbert), 1920-1999 – editor : POETRY FROM CAMBRIDGE IN WARTIME : A SELECTION OF VERSE BY MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY.

London : Fortune Press, (1946). First edition. Poems from John Bayliss (4), Donald Davie (5), Gavin Ewart (2), Wolf Mankowitz (5), Nicholas Moore (4), B. Rajan (7), Jon Manchip White (3) and many more, with biographical notes.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (88)pp. Original tan cloth, lettered in gilt; a very good and unopened copy in the original white dust-jacket, lettered in Cambridge blue – just lightly worn, and a little faded and dusty at folds and spine. D’Arch Smith 30.

£25

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MOORE, Reginald, 1914-1990 – editor : SELECTED WRITING : NUMBER TWO.

MOORE, Reginald, 1914-1990 – editor : SELECTED WRITING : NUMBER TWO.

.London : Nicholson & Watson, [1942]. First edition. The second of Moore’s occasional wartime anthologies of new writing – with short stories by Elizabeth Bowen (The Demon Lover), Rhys Davies, Gwyn Jones, Gerald Kersh, Howard Spring, etc. – and poems (selected and introduced by Henry Treece) from Alex Comfort, J. F. Hendry, Robert Herring, Emanuel Litvinoff, Norman Nicholson, Herbert Read, Anne Ridler and others.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (160)pp. Original blue cloth, lettered in black; very slight fading of extremities, but a very good copy in a slightly worn dust-jacket, just slightly defective at head of spine.

£20

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MOULT, Thomas, 1885-1974 - editor : THE BEST POEMS OF 1928.

MOULT, Thomas, 1885-1974 - editor : THE BEST POEMS OF 1928.

London : Jonathan Cape, 1928. First edition. Includes the first appearance in book form of poems by Conrad Aiken, Edmund Blunden, Rupert Brooke, Austin Clarke, W. H. Davies, Walter de la Mare, Thomas Hardy, Edwin Muir, Dorothy Parker, Siegfried Sassoon, etc. With decorations by John Austen.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (xvi),(112)pp. Original cloth; white spine label lettered in black; endpapers tanned, but a very good and bright copy in the original John Austen dust-jacket - price-clipped and a little maarked and worn.

£20

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MOULT, Thomas, 1885-1974 - editor : THE BEST POEMS OF 1933.

MOULT, Thomas, 1885-1974 - editor : THE BEST POEMS OF 1933.

London : Jonathan Cape, (1933). First edition. Includes the first appearance in book form of poems by Conrad Aiken, A. E. Coppard, Walter de la Mare, Stella Gibbons, Laurence Housman, Edwin Muir, Robert Nichols, Carl Sandburg, Siegfried Sassoon, L. A. G. Strong, etc. With decorations by Elizabeth Montgomery.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (128)pp. Original blue and beige diagonal cloth, white spine label lettered in black; some spotting, mainly of edges, but a very good copy in the original Montgomery dust-jacket - a design in cream, red and black - lightly tanned and with some short tears neatly repaired.

£20

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MOULT, Thomas, 1885-1974 - editor : THE BEST POEMS OF 1938.

MOULT, Thomas, 1885-1974 - editor : THE BEST POEMS OF 1938.

London : Jonathan Cape, (1938). First edition. Includes the first appearance in book form of poems by Edmund Blunden, W. H. Davies, Walter de la Mare, J. C. Hall, Donagh McDonagh, Edwin Muir, William Soutar, William Carlos Williams, Sheila Wingfield, etc. With decorations by Hans Aufseeser.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (128)pp. Original canvas, blocked in green on upper cover; white spine label, lettered in black; a very good copy in the original Aufseeser dust-jacket - a design in black, yellow and white - with one very short tear to upper panel, but also very good.

£20

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MOULT, Thomas, 1885-1974 - editor : THE BEST POEMS OF 1942.

MOULT, Thomas, 1885-1974 - editor : THE BEST POEMS OF 1942.

London : Jonathan Cape, (1943). First edition. Includes the first appearance in book form of poems by Conrad Aiken, Edmund Blunden, Frances Cornford, Walter de la Mare, Roy Fuller, Oliver St. John Gogarty, John Masefield, Nicholas Moore, Edwin Muir, Norman Nicholson, William Soutar, etc. With decorations by N. I. Cannon and others. A review copy, with the publisher's slip loosely inserted.
Crown 8vo (21cm). 112pp. Spare label tipped in at rear. Original blue and yellow cloth; white paper spine label, lettered in black; a touch darkened at upper edges of covers, but otherwise very good in the original dust-jacket - a Cannon design in white, blue and black - a little used, worn and faded.

£20

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PARSONS, I.M. (Ian Macnaghten), 1906-1980 - editor : THE PROGRESS OF POETRY : AN ANTHOLOGY OF VERSE FROM HARDY TO THE PRESENT DAY.

PARSONS, I.M. (Ian Macnaghten), 1906-1980 - editor : THE PROGRESS OF POETRY : AN ANTHOLOGY OF VERSE FROM HARDY TO THE PRESENT DAY.

London : Chatto & Windus, 1936. First edition. An attractive anthology of the moderns - poems from Thomas Hardy, Gerard Manley Hopkins, W. B. Yeats, Edward Thomas, Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, T. S. Eliot, W. H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, and others - edited and introduced by Parsons.
Crown 8vo (20cm). xl,(168)pp. Original black cloth, ruled and lettered across spine in white; a very good and bright copy in the original dust-jacket - a stylish contemporary pictorial design (by Trekkie Ritchie) in grey, pink and black - just lightly worn and slightly tanned at spine. Contemporary ownership inscription of Ruth Mothersill.

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PROKOSCH, Frederic, 1908-1989 & OTHERS : [COVER TITLE] SOME POEMS IN WARTIME.

PROKOSCH, Frederic, 1908-1989 & OTHERS : [COVER TITLE] SOME POEMS IN WARTIME.

London : Diemer & Reynolds, [ca.1941]. First edition. An ephemeral and undated wartime shilling pamphlet – with five poems from Prokosch, three from Ruthven Todd, two each from Kenneth Allott, Roy Fuller, Nicholas Moore, Anne Ridler, Francis Scarfe, Julian Symons, and one each from Wallace Stevens and George Woodcock.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 20pp. Original cream stapled wrappers, ruled and lettered in red; wrappers a little tanned; staples rusted; upper wrap with vertical crease and some marking; a good copy of a scarce and fragile production.

£20

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“RHYS, Keidrych” – [JONES, William Ronald Rees, 1915-1987] – editor : POEMS FROM THE FORCES : A COLLECTION OF VERSES BY SERVING MEMBERS OF THE NAVY, ARMY, AND AIR FORCE.

“RHYS, Keidrych” – [JONES, William Ronald Rees, 1915-1987] – editor : POEMS FROM THE FORCES : A COLLECTION OF VERSES BY SERVING MEMBERS OF THE NAVY, ARMY, AND AIR FORCE.

London : George Routledge & Sons, (1941). First edition. Includes poems by Cadet Gavin Ewart (3), Private G. S. Fraser (5), Ordinary Seaman Roy Fuller (4), 2nd Lieutenant Christopher Hassall (1), Gunner J. F. Hendry (5), Bombardier Reyner Heppenstall (1), Sapper Alun Lewis (5), Private Emanuel Litvinoff (4), Sapper Mervyn Peake (2), Gunner Keidrych Rhys (5), Cadet John Waller (2), etc. With an introduction by Colonel Walter Elliott.
Crown 8vo (20cm). xxiv,140pp. Original stone cloth, lettered in blue; a touch of bruising, but a very good copy in the original pale blue and tan dust-jacket – a little worn and slightly chipped.

£25

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ROSCOE, Theodora & WERE, Mary Winter - editors : POEMS BY CONTEMPORARY WOMEN.

ROSCOE, Theodora & WERE, Mary Winter - editors : POEMS BY CONTEMPORARY WOMEN.

London : Hutchinson & Co., [1944]. First edition. Wartime poems and others from Vera Brittain, Joyce Grenfell, Sylvia Lynd, Ruth Pitter, Marie Stopes, and many others, including the two compilers. Foreword by P. H. B. Lyon.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (76)pp. Original pink cloth, lettered across upper cover in black; top edge lilac; a little sunned; a good and sound copy in the original grey, red, white and black dust-jacket - lightly worn and with a few small repairs. Contemporary (1945) ownership inscription of D. Hayward.

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RUMENS, Carol, 1944- - editor : SLIPPING GLIMPSES : WINTER POETRY SUPPLEMENT 1985.

RUMENS, Carol, 1944- - editor : SLIPPING GLIMPSES : WINTER POETRY SUPPLEMENT 1985.

London : Poetry Book Society, 1985. First edition. Signed by Carol Rumens on the title-page. A Poetry Book Society anthology - with poems by Patricia Beer, Wendy Cope, Carol Ann Duffy, D. J. Enright, U. A. Fanthorpe, Michael Longley, Anne Stevenson, George Szirtes, etc.
Post 8vo (20cm). [iv],58,[ii]pp. Original colour printed wrappers, lettered in deep pink and with a design by Carol Brickley; a very good copy.

£20

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RUTTER, Owen, 1889-1944 – editor : WE HAPPY FEW : AN ANTHOLOGY.

RUTTER, Owen, 1889-1944 – editor : WE HAPPY FEW : AN ANTHOLOGY.

London : Christopher Sandford at the Golden Cockerel Press, 1946. First edition : one of 750 numbered copies. A rousing anthology of verse and prose – from Shakespeare to Churchill, from the well-known to the obscure – extolling the spirit of Britain at war, Britain at sea, and Britain in the air. Illustrated with wood-engravings (made on active service) by John O’Connor (1913-2004), and with an introduction by Dorothy Rutter.
Crown 8vo (20cm). [iv],150,[vi]pp. Eleven wood-engravings. Original buckram-backed decorative boards; top edge gilt; a very good copy.

£100

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SEYMOUR-SMITH, Martin, 1928-1998 - editor : POETRY FROM OXFORD.

SEYMOUR-SMITH, Martin, 1928-1998 - editor : POETRY FROM OXFORD.

London : Fortune Press, [1953]. First edition. An Oxford anthology - with eight poems from Donald Hall, nine from Elizabeth Jennings, seven from Simon Broadbent, and others from Gillian Graig (4), Jenny Joseph (1), Derwent May (6), Peter Dale Scott (3), Michael Shanks (2) and Paul West (6).
Crown 8vo (20cm). (64)pp. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt; a little bowed; endpapers a little tanned, but otherwise very good in the original dust-jacket - a typographic design in cerise on grey - just lightly rubbed and slightly tanned.

£20

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SITWELL, Edith (Dame Edith Louisa), 1887-1964 - editor : WHEELS : A THIRD CYCLE.

SITWELL, Edith (Dame Edith Louisa), 1887-1964 - editor : WHEELS : A THIRD CYCLE.

Oxford : B. H. Blackwell, (1918). First edition. The third of Edith Sitwell's annual volumes of poetry - with poems from Aldous Huxley (6), Arnold James (4), Edith Sitwell (10), Osbert Sitwell (6), Sacheverell Sitwell (6), Iris Tree (9), Sherard Vines (9), etc.
Pott 4to (21cm). (104)pp. Original black cloth-backed pictorial boards, paper title label and a design in red, white and black by Laurence Atkinson on upper cover; a little rubbed and lightly worn; mild spotting of endpapers, but a good copy.

£25

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TENNANT, Emma, 1937- – editor : BANANAS.

TENNANT, Emma, 1937- – editor : BANANAS.

London : Blond & Briggs, (1977). First edition : the hardback issue. An anthology of “the cream of Bananas” – the best of the magazine from 1975 onwards. Includes work by Beryl Bainbridge, J. G. Ballard, Angela Carter (The Company of Wolves), Claud Cockburn, Ruth Fainlight, Elaine Feinstein, Frances Horovitz, Ted Hughes, Jenny Joseph, Peter Redgrove, Alan Sillitoe, Tennant herself, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (222),[ii]pp. Illustrations. Original black boards, lettered in white; just a hint of spotting to top edge, but a very good copy in the original black, white and red dust-jacket – just faintly rubbed.

£25

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THOMAS, R.S. (Ronald Stuart), 1913-2000 & OTHERS : WINTER DRAGONCARDS.

THOMAS, R.S. (Ronald Stuart), 1913-2000 & OTHERS : WINTER DRAGONCARDS.

Hitchin : Mandeville Press, (1978). First edition. The ninth series of the attractively produced Mandeville poem cards – “Winter Music” by R. S. Thomas, and further poems from Dick Davis, John Mole, Peter Scupham, George Szirtes and nine others.
Title card and fourteen poem cards printed in various colours. Each card 147 x 104mm. Very good indeed in the original envelope.

£40

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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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