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BUCHANAN, George (George Henry Perrott), 1904-1989 : ANNOTATIONS.

BUCHANAN, George (George Henry Perrott), 1904-1989 : ANNOTATIONS.

Oxford : Carcanet Press, (1970). First edition : limited to 600 copies. Four poems from the Antrim-born poet.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 36pp. Original pale blue wrappers, lettered and decorated in a John Franklin design in black; faintly bruised, spine a touch sunned, but otherwise very good.

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CLEARY, Brendan, 1958- : TEARS IN THE BURGER STORE.

CLEARY, Brendan, 1958- : TEARS IN THE BURGER STORE.

Newcastle upon Tyne : Jackson’s Arm, (1985). First edition. Signed by Brendan Cleary on the title-page. The Antrim-born poet’s first collection – fourteen poems, including “Buying an Orange”, “Abattoir”, “Truant”, etc.
Post 8vo (22cm). [16]pp. Original stapled wrappers – a design in pale lilac, black and white; very good.

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CLIFTON, Harry, 1952- : AT THE GRAVE OF SILONE : AN ABRUZZO SEQUENCE.

CLIFTON, Harry, 1952- : AT THE GRAVE OF SILONE : AN ABRUZZO SEQUENCE.

Belfast : Honest Ulsterman Publications, (1993). First edition. Ten poems from the Dublin-born poet, including “Meltwater”, “In Earthquake Country”, “Firefly”, etc.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). [iv],(20)pp. Original cerise stapled wrappers, printed in black; slightly sunned, but a very good copy.

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CONNOLLY, Susan, 1956- : FOR THE STRANGER.

CONNOLLY, Susan, 1956- : FOR THE STRANGER.

Dublin : Dedalus Press, (1993). First edition : the hardback issue. The Drogheda-born poet with her first collection – thirty-eight poems, including “Schoolfriends”, “Heartwood”, “The Banshee”, “Moon-Splinters”, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). (72)pp. Original maroon rexine, lettered in gilt; spine bumped; faint tanning to outer edges, but otherwise very good in in the original Monica Bates dust-jacket.

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CURTIS, Tony, 1955- : THIS FAR NORTH.

CURTIS, Tony, 1955- : THIS FAR NORTH.

Dublin : Dedalus Press, (1994). First edition : the hardback issue. A collection thirty-one poems, including “Naked Girl with Egg”, “Island Man in Paris”, “Dancing from Antrim”, “From a Famine Journal”, etc.
Foolscap 4to (22cm). (74),[vi]pp. Original blue rexine, lettered in gilt; lightly bruised; top edge slightly spotted; text just faintly tanned, but otherwise very good in the original Michael Boran dust-jacket – also very good.

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DALY, Pádraig J., 1943- : A CELIBATE AFFAIR.

DALY, Pádraig J., 1943- : A CELIBATE AFFAIR.

Drogheda : Aquila Ireland, 1984. First edition : the wrappers issue. Thirty-seven poems, including “Cathars”, “Sub Specie Aeternitatis”, “Elegy at Mornington”, etc.
Foolscap 4to (21cm). 58,[ii]pp. Original cream wrappers, printed in red and black; lightly used and slightly marked, but a good and sound copy.

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FANNING, Gerard, 1952-2017 : EASTER SNOW.

FANNING, Gerard, 1952-2017 : EASTER SNOW.

Dublin : Dedalus Press, 1992. First edition : the hardback issue. The Dublin poet’s first collection – thirty-four poems, including “The Road to the Skelligs”, “Geographers”, “Orienteering with Elizabeth”, etc – “some of the finest and most artful poems of his generation, not just here but across the globe” (Gerald Dawe).
Foolscap 4to (22cm). (60),[iv]pp. Original maroon rexine, lettered in gilt; top edge faintly spotted, but otherwise very good in the Paul Barrass dust-jacket – also very good.

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KINSELLA, Thomas, 1928- : DOWNSTREAM.

KINSELLA, Thomas, 1928- : DOWNSTREAM.

Dublin : Dolmen Press, 1962. First edition. A collection of twenty-five poems.
Post 8vo (22cm). (64)pp. Original grey cloth, lettered in black; faint spotting to top edge, but a very good copy in the dust-jacket – just lightly used, but also very good.

£25

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STOKES, Daniel P. : BUYING A SWEATER.

STOKES, Daniel P. : BUYING A SWEATER.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1977. First edition : one of 168 ordinary copies (of 180). A poem, with a colour-printed linocut by Daphne Lord. Keepsake Poem No. 31.
Crown 4to (24cm). [4]pp. Original bright green wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; a couple of tiny spots, but overall a very good copy, with the original Keepsake Press envelope.

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WOODS, Macdara, 1942-2018 : THE HANGED MAN WAS NOT SURRENDERING.

WOODS, Macdara, 1942-2018 : THE HANGED MAN WAS NOT SURRENDERING.

Dublin : Dedalus Press, (1990). First edition : the hardback issue. A collection of twenty-six poems, including “Long Day Short Night She Dances”, “The Country of Blood-Red Flowers”, “Time and the Ice-Fish”, etc.
Foolscap 4to (22cm). 80,[iv]pp. Original blue rexine, lettered in gilt; mild spotting of top edge, but a very good copy in the original Graphiconies dust-jacket – a striking floral design in yellow, blue and black on white – also very good.

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