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THOMAS, R.S. (Ronald Stuart), 1913-2000 : SONG AT THE YEAR’S TURNING.

THOMAS, R.S. (Ronald Stuart), 1913-2000 : SONG AT THE YEAR’S TURNING.

London : Rupert Hart-Davis, 1955. First edition. His first regularly published collection – over sixty poems, including “Country Church”, “The Evacuee”, “The Mixen”, “Priest and Peasant”, etc. With an introduction by John Betjeman – “the honour to introduce this fine poet to a wider public”.
Demy 8vo (22cm). (116)pp. Original patterned boards in a design by Judith Bledsoe; a few spots, but a very good copy in the matching dust-jacket – the jacket very slightly tanned and with some very minor wear, but also very good.

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THOMAS, R.S. (Ronald Stuart), 1913-2000 : POETRY FOR SUPPER.

THOMAS, R.S. (Ronald Stuart), 1913-2000 : POETRY FOR SUPPER.

London : Rupert Hart-Davis, 1958. First edition. His second regularly published collection of poetry – thirty-six poems, including “Green Categories”, “Sailor Poet”, “Expatriates”, “Farm Wife”, etc.
Post 8vo (22cm). 48pp. Original red, white and black boards; a touch of wear at heel, but a very good copy in the matching dust-jacket – the jacket with very minor wear at tips, but also very good.

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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 hand-printed poem cards – “Winter Music” by R. S. Thomas, “Christmas Tree” by Katharine Middleton, “A Carol” by John Mole, and further poems from Dick Davis, David Holbrook, the printer and publisher Peter Scupham, George Szirtes and seven others.
Title card and fourteen poem cards printed in various colours. Each card 147 x 104mm. Very good indeed in the original envelope.

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