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DIXON, Alan (Alan Michael), 1936- : THE IMMACULATE MAGPIES.

DIXON, Alan (Alan Michael), 1936- : THE IMMACULATE MAGPIES.

Hatch End : Poet & Printer, 1982. First edition : [one of an unstated number of copies in boards from a total edition of 390 copies]. Complete with the separately printed errata slip. Forty-two poems, with decorations, including “Parties”, “Song of the Deck-Chairs”, “A Horse instead of a Husband”, etc. Loosely inserted are a single-page signed 1982 autograph letter from the publisher, Alan Tarling, concerning the book – “I had some trouble with the skiver for the spine” – and two signed two press flyers, with linocut illustrations.
Post 8vo (21cm). (56)pp. Original black skiver-backed boards, lettered in silver down spine, with black lettering and a linocut illustration in black and white on the grey upper board; very good.

£25

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FORBES, Peter, 1947- : THE AERIAL NOCTILUCA : POEMS 1976-1980.

FORBES, Peter, 1947- : THE AERIAL NOCTILUCA : POEMS 1976-1980.

Hatch End : Poet & Printer, 1981. First edition : [one of 450 copies]. A collection of seventeen poems, including “Cricket”, “Late Night Radio”, “Minority Report”, etc. Loosely inserted is a signed 1981 pre-printed letter from the publisher, Alan Tarling, to the late B. C. Bloomfield, concerning the origins of the press, its more commercial work, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). (24)pp. Original fawn wrappers, lettered in purple and with a design by Andrew Lawson in red; a very good copy indeed in the original mailing envelope.

£20

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FORBES, Peter, 1947- – editor : A POET’S 1982 : AN ANTHOLOGY OF ONE YEAR’S POETRY.

FORBES, Peter, 1947- – editor : A POET’S 1982 : AN ANTHOLOGY OF ONE YEAR’S POETRY.

Hatch End : Poet & Printer, 1983. First edition. An anthology of the forty best poems of 1982 – Alison Brackenbury, Humphrey Clucas, Anthony Cronin, Martyn Crucefix, Tom Disch, U. A. Fanthorpe, James Fenton, Peter Levi, George MacBeth, Derek Mahon, John Mole, Blake Morrison, Peter Redgrove, Vernon Scannell, Derek Walcott, etc. Loosely inserted is a signed, dated (1983) autograph note from the publisher, Alan Tarling.
Post 8vo (21cm). (72)pp. Original fawn wrappers, printed in two shades of brown; just slightly bruised at one corner, but a very good and clean copy, in the original mailing wrapper.

£20

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