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ASKAR, Carolyn (Carolyn Jennifer), 1946- : A UNIQUE CURVE.

ASKAR, Carolyn (Carolyn Jennifer), 1946- : A UNIQUE CURVE.

Berkhamsted : Priapus Press, 1988. First edition : one of thirty numbered copies (of 180) signed by Carolyn Askar. A collection of six poems, with an illustration by the poet, including “The Fireball”, “This Beach”, “Decadence”, etc.
Pott 4to (16cm). [16]pp. Original deep yellow wrappers, lettered and decorated on upper wrapper in black; very good.

£20

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COTTON, John, 1925-2003 : THE WILDERNESS.

COTTON, John, 1925-2003 : THE WILDERNESS.

Berkhamsted : Priapus Press, (1971). First edition : limited to 300 numbered copies. Inscribed, signed and dated (1971) by John Cotton. Loosely inserted is an additional hand-printed greetings card, also inscribed and signed by Cotton. A single poem, with a cover design and a striking colour illustration by Rigby Graham.
Post 8vo (21cm). [8]pp. Original orange stapled wrappers, with a Rigby Graham design in gold on upper wrapper; very good.

£25

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COTTON, John, 1925-2003 : THE TOTLEIGH RIDDLES.

COTTON, John, 1925-2003 : THE TOTLEIGH RIDDLES.

Berkhamsted : Priapus Press, (1981). First edition : one of forty copies (of 200) numbered and signed by John Cotton. Nine riddle poems (with answers).
Foolscap 8vo (16cm). [16]pp. Original variant deep pink wrappers, lettered and illustrated on upper wrapper in black; very good indeed.

£25

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COTTON, John, 1925-2003 : CHRISTMAS 1981.

COTTON, John, 1925-2003 : CHRISTMAS 1981.

[Berkhamsted] : Priapus Press, 1981. First edition. A Christmas card for friends of the Press, with Cotton’s poem “Totleigh Riddle X: Wave”. Signed by John Cotton.
Foolscap 8vo (15cm). Single bright yellow folding card, printed in red and black; very good indeed.

£20

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COTTON, John, 1925-2003 : CHRISTMAS 1983.

COTTON, John, 1925-2003 : CHRISTMAS 1983.

Berkhamsted : Priapus Press, 1983. First edition : limited to 120 copies. A Press Christmas card, with Cotton’s poem “I lie awake ...”. Signed by John Cotton. Illustrations by Bevis Cotton.
Foolscap 8vo (16cm). [4]pp. Original crimson wrappers, lettered and decorated on upper wrapper in black; very good.

£20

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“GOHORRY, John” – [SMITH, Donald, 1943- ] : UNDERSTUDIES.

“GOHORRY, John” – [SMITH, Donald, 1943- ] : UNDERSTUDIES.

Berkhamsted : Priapus Press, 1980. First edition : one of thirty numbered copies (of 120) signed by John Gohorry. A collection of four poems.
Foolscap 4to (21cm). [8]pp. Title-page illustration (repeated on upper cover) by Jack Yates. Original cerise wrappers, printed in black; very good indeed.

£20

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HARVEY, John, 1938- : PROVENCE.

HARVEY, John, 1938- : PROVENCE.

Berkhamsted : Priapus Press, (1978). First edition : one of thirty-five numbered copies (of 135) signed by John Harvey. A poem in four parts, with an illustration by Anthea Ryan.
Demy 8vo (21cm). [8pp]. Original cerise wrappers, printed in black; a few tiny spots, but otherwise very good.

£20

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HUBBARD, Sue, 1948- : I DREAMT I REMEMBERED WHAT LOVE WAS.

HUBBARD, Sue, 1948- : I DREAMT I REMEMBERED WHAT LOVE WAS.

Berkhamsted : Priapus Press, (1987). First edition : one of thirty numbered copies (of 120) signed by Sue Hubbard. A collection of six poems, including “Kimono”, “Chasing the Dragon”, etc.
Foolscap 8vo (16cm). [16]pp. Original pale blue wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; just a touch dusty, but otherwise very good.

£20

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IVY, Robin (Robert Douglas Martin), 1919-2007 : WALKING EAST.

IVY, Robin (Robert Douglas Martin), 1919-2007 : WALKING EAST.

Berkhamsted : Priapus Press, (1991). First edition : one of twenty-five numbered copies (of 112) signed by Robin Ivy. A sequence of fifteen linked haiku.
Foolscap 8vo (14cm). [8]pp. Original white wrappers, lettered and decorated on upper wrap in red; very good.

£20

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MELLON, Hilary, 1949- : FIRE RAISER.

MELLON, Hilary, 1949- : FIRE RAISER.

Berkhamsted : Priapus Press, (1989). First edition : one of thirty numbered copies (of 120) signed by Hilary Mellon. A collection of eight poems, with a frontispiece by Rigby Graham. Includes “Afternoon”, “Scaffold”, “From Eve to Adam”, “Empty of Words”, etc.
Pott 8vo (16cm). [16]pp. Original pale green wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; very good.

£20

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SEDGWICK, Fred, 1945- : REALLY IN THE DARK.

SEDGWICK, Fred, 1945- : REALLY IN THE DARK.

Berkhamsted : Priapus Press, 1976. First edition : one of thirty numbered copies (of 160) signed and dated by Fred Sedgwick. A collection of five poems, including “Trio”, “Christmas Night”, “Father and Son”, etc.
Demy 8vo (21cm). [8]pp. Original red-pink wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; very good indeed.

£15

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SEDGWICK, Fred, 1945- : A GARLAND FOR WILLIAM COWPER.

SEDGWICK, Fred, 1945- : A GARLAND FOR WILLIAM COWPER.

Berkhamsted : Priapus Press, (1984). First edition : limited to 100 copies, signed by Fred Sedgwick. A collection of five poems, with an illustration by Alastair Robertson. Includes “And the Hare”, “The Kestrel”, “With Love (for W. H. Auden”, etc.
Pott 4to (16cm). [16]pp. Original bright blue wrappers, lettered and illustrated in black; very good indeed.

£15

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SEDGWICK, Fred, 1945- : FALERNIAN.

SEDGWICK, Fred, 1945- : FALERNIAN.

Berkhamsted : Priapus Press, 1987. First edition : one of thirty numbered copies (of 130) signed and dated by Fred Sedgwick. A collection of nine poems, including “From the Latin”, “The Probity Song”, etc. Loosely inserted is a brief signed autograph note from the publisher-printer, John Cotton.
Pott 4to (16cm). [16]pp. Original primrose yellow wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; very good indeed.

£20

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STUBBINGS, Jo : AS NEAT AS A MOTH.

STUBBINGS, Jo : AS NEAT AS A MOTH.

Berkhamsted : Priapus Press, 1986. First edition : one of thirty numbered copies (of 130) signed by Jo Stubbings. Her first collection – eight poems, including “Sunset Cows”, “Canterbury”, “Storm Morning”, etc. Loosely inserted is a single-page 1986 autograph letter from the publisher-printer, John Cotton, concerning the poet – his new “find”.
Foolscap 8vo (16cm). [16]pp. Original moss green wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; just a hint of sunning, but otherwise very good.

£20

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SZIRTES, George, 1948- : HOMAGE TO CHEVAL : POEMS AND A DRAWING.

SZIRTES, George, 1948- : HOMAGE TO CHEVAL : POEMS AND A DRAWING.

Berkhamsted : Priapus Press, (1980). First edition : one of thirty numbered copies (of 150) signed by George Szirtes. Four poems and a drawing.
Foolscap 4to (22cm). [8]pp. Original cerise wrappers, printed in black; very good.

£20

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THOMAS, D.M. (Donald Michael), 1935- : D. M. THOMAS [FOUR POEMS].

THOMAS, D.M. (Donald Michael), 1935- : D. M. THOMAS [FOUR POEMS].

Berkhamsted : Priapus Press, (1974). First edition : [limited to 120 copies]. Four poems from D. M. Thomas, edited, printed and published by John Cotton at his Priapus Press.
Demy 8vo (22cm). [8]pp. Original white stapled self-wrappers, lettered in red; very slightly bruised, a few very faint spots on upper wrapper, faint hint of rusting to staples, but a very good copy of a fragile production.

£20

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