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BENNET, Peter ; SCOTT, Rosemary & STAGG, Dave : FIRST IMPRESSIONS.

BENNET, Peter ; SCOTT, Rosemary & STAGG, Dave : FIRST IMPRESSIONS.

Hitchin : Mandeville Press, 1983. First edition : one of fifty numbered copies (of 250) signed by each of the three poets. Five poems by each poet.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [24]pp. Original pale green wrappers, printed in brown; very good.

£20

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BERGONZI, Bernard, 1929-2016 : YEARS : SIXTEEN POEMS.

BERGONZI, Bernard, 1929-2016 : YEARS : SIXTEEN POEMS.

Hitchin : Mandeville Press, (1979). First edition : limited to 350 copies. Frontispiece by George Szirtes. Includes “At Warwick”, “Box”, etc. Loosely inserted is the publisher’s preliminary announcement, promising a collection (of eleven poems only) to be published in late 1978 – and reproducing the poem “Finland in Thawtime”.
Foolscap 4to (23cm). [28]pp. Original cream wrappers, lettered in red and black; very good.

£15

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BIRCH, Sybil : THE SINGLE MIND.

BIRCH, Sybil : THE SINGLE MIND.

Hitchin : Mandeville Press, 1980. First edition : one of thirty-five special numbered copies signed by both Birch and the illustrator, Mary Norman. A collection of ten poems, including “In a Mirror”, “Rude Forefather”, “Sunday Afternoon”, “Kilpeck”, etc. Loosely inserted are a single page 1980 autograph letter from the publisher, Peter Scupham, and a press flyer for the publication.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [20]pp. Frontispiece by Mary Norman. Original lavender wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; tiny bruise at outer corner, but otherwise very good indeed.

£20

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FULLER, John, 1937- : THE JANUARY DIVAN.

FULLER, John, 1937- : THE JANUARY DIVAN.

Hitchin : Mandeville Press, (1980). First edition : limited to 300 copies. Eight poems in an “I am the sultan” sequence, with illustrations by George Szirtes. Loosely inserted is a press flyer for the publication.
Royal 8vo (23cm). [16]pp. Original violet wrappers, printed and ornamented on upper wrapper in black; very good.

£15

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GRIGSON, Geoffrey (Geoffrey Edward Harvey), 1905-1985 : TWISTS OF THE WAY.

GRIGSON, Geoffrey (Geoffrey Edward Harvey), 1905-1985 : TWISTS OF THE WAY.

Hitchin : Mandeville Press, 1980. First edition : one of thirty special numbered copies (of 250) signed by Geoffrey Grigson. A collection of ten poems.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [20]pp. Original sand-coloured wrappers, ruled and lettered on upper wrapper in black; very slightly bruised, but still a very good copy.

£20

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LOVEDAY, John, 1926- : FROM THE OLD FOUNDRY.

LOVEDAY, John, 1926- : FROM THE OLD FOUNDRY.

Hitchin : Mandeville Press, [1983]. First edition : one of thirty-five copies (of 400) numbered and signed by John Loveday. A collection of thirteen poems from the Norfolk poet, including “Ex-Army Bicycles, Norfolk, 1930’s”, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [24]pp. Frontispiece by the poet. Original sand wrappers, printed in black; just a touch bruised, but a very good copy.

£15

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MANDEVILLE PRESS : DRAGONCARDS FOUR.

MANDEVILLE PRESS : DRAGONCARDS FOUR.

Hitchin : Mandeville Press, (1976). First edition. The fourth series of the attractively produced Mandeville poem cards, each hand-printed card signed by the poet. Poems from Fleur Adcock, Patricia Beer, Alan Brownjohn, Peter Dent, the printer and publisher Peter Scupham, George Szirtes, Anthony Thwaite, and five others.
Title card, press flyer, and twelve poem cards in various colours. Each card 147 x 104mm. Very good indeed in the original envelope – the envelope just faintly bruised.

£40

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MANDEVILLE PRESS : DRAGONCARDS FIVE.

MANDEVILLE PRESS : DRAGONCARDS FIVE.

Hitchin : Mandeville Press, (1976). First edition. The fourth series of the attractively produced Mandeville poem cards, each hand-printed card signed by the poet. Poems from Simon Curtis, D. J. Enright, Duncan Forbes, Neil Powell, Michael Schmidt, Robert Wells, Clive Wilmer, and five others.
Title card and twelve poem cards in various colours. Each card 147 x 104mm. Very good indeed in the original envelope – the envelope just faintly bruised.

£40

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MOLE, John, 1941- : THE TALES OF ROVER.

MOLE, John, 1941- : THE TALES OF ROVER.

Hitchin : Mandeville Press, 1977. First edition : one of thirty special copies (of 250) numbered and signed by John Mole. Loosely inserted is a short signed 1977 autograph note from the publisher, Peter Scupham. A sequence of fourteen poems “cataloguing the thoughts and affairs of the marvellous dog of the title”.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [16]pp. Original burnt orange wrappers, lettered and decorated on upper wrapper in blue; very good indeed in the original Mandeville Press mailing envelope – the envelope slightly soiled.

£30

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POWELL, Neil, 1948- : SUFFOLK POEMS.

POWELL, Neil, 1948- : SUFFOLK POEMS.

Hitchin : Mandeville Press, 1975. First edition : one of thirty-two numbered copies signed by both Powell and the illustrator, Roger Walton. A sequence of six poems written in and around Aldeburgh. The publisher’s flyer giving biographical details and reproducing one of the poems is loosely inserted.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [16]pp. Three full-page illustrations. Original blue wrappers, with lettering and Walton’s illustration of Leiston Abbey on the upper cover in black; very good.

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SCOTT, David (David Victor), 1947- : DAYS OUT.

SCOTT, David (David Victor), 1947- : DAYS OUT.

Hitchin : Mandeville Press, 1978. First edition : one of thirty-five numbered copies (of 250) signed by David Scott. A collection of twelve poems, including “Winston Churchill”, “The Seaman’s Reading Room, Southwold”, “On Visiting Keats’ House”, “New College Dining Hall”, etc. With the press flyer loosely inserted.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [20]pp. Original bright blue wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; very lightly bruised, but a very good copy.

£15

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SCUPHAM, Peter, 1933-2022 & OTHERS : A MANDEVILLE FIFTEEN.

SCUPHAM, Peter, 1933-2022 & 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.

£20

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

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

Hitchin : Mandeville Press, (1979). First edition. The tenth series of the attractively produced Mandeville hand-printed poem cards – “Sea Christmas” by R. S. Thomas, and further poems from Patricia Beer, Humphrey Clucas, John Heath-Stubbs, Jenny Joseph, John Mole, George Szirtes and eight others.
Title card, reply card and fifteen poem cards printed in various colours. Each card 147 x 104mm. Very good indeed in the original envelope – the envelope just a little bruised.

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TURNER, Jeffrey : SMOCK MILL.

TURNER, Jeffrey : SMOCK MILL.

Hitchin : Mandeville Press, 1975. First edition : one of thirty-five special numbered copies signed by both Jeffrey Turner and the illustrator, Mary Norman. A poem with a Norman illustration.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [8]pp. Original fawn wrappers, lettered and decorated in brown; just a hint of bruising, but a very good copy.

£20

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