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  • MORT, Graham. Illustrated by Mary Sara. [Signed by author and artist].
    A HALIFAX CIDER JAR. With an appreciation of the potter, Isaac Button, by Barry L. Sheridan, Keeper of Exhibitions, Calderdale Museums Service.

    Castleford: Yorkshire Art Circus, 1987. Limited edition, one of 100 copies illustrated by this artist, and one of 800 copies overall, 8vo., pp.21,(i), quarter green cloth, gilt, marbled boards with printed paper title label, 6 tipped in b/w plates; with loose advertisement for the publication, and invitation to the accompanying exhibition, a fine copy.

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  • YEATS, William Butler.
    A PACKET FOR EZRA POUND.

    Shannon: Irish University Press/T.M. MacGlinchey, 1970. Facsimile reprint of the Cuala Press edition of 1929, 8vo., pp.(iv),38,(i), quarter oatmeal cloth, blue paper-covered boards lettered in black, with plain translucent paper jacket; owner’s neat nameplate to upper margin of front paste-down endpaper, else fine.

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  • AN ANTHOLOGY OF CONCRETE POETRY. by Edited by: WILLIAMS, Emmett.
    Edited by: WILLIAMS, Emmett.
    AN ANTHOLOGY OF CONCRETE POETRY.

    New York/Stuttgart: Something Else Press/Edition Hansjorg Mayer. 8vo., pp.x,342, cloth-backed hard covers, b/w figures; ownership autograph to front free endpaper, toning to edges, light shelfwear to boards, a very good copy.

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  • ART IN URDU POETRY. by RAHMATULLAH, Shahabuddin. Foreword by The Honourable Malik Firoz Khan Noon.
    RAHMATULLAH, Shahabuddin. Foreword by The Honourable Malik Firoz Khan Noon.
    ART IN URDU POETRY.

    Dacca: Privately published, printed at Monu Press, 1956. Tall 8vo., pp.(iv),120, green cloth, gilt, colour and b/w plates; ownership gift inscription, dated 1956, to front free endpaper, else very good, in unclipped dust-jacket, which is lightly worn and torn to extremities, and is now in a protective cover.

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  • BACK TO THE MACHINEGUN: Manuscripts. [Set of Three Volumes:] by BUKOWSKI, Charles.
    BUKOWSKI, Charles.
    BACK TO THE MACHINEGUN: Manuscripts. [Set of Three Volumes:] Volume I. 1959-1974; Volume II. 1975-1977; Volume III. 1978-1980.

    Three volumes, 8vo., pp.274;272;314 plus unpaginated notes and contents pages, paperback; small crease to lower corner of rear wrapper, else fresh and near-fine.

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  • Edited by, WATSON, W.J.
    BARDACHD ALBANNACH: SCOTTISH VERSE FROM THE BOOK OF THE DEAN OF LISMORE.

    Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press Ltd, 1978. 8vo.,pp. xl,327, hardcover, gilt; a very good copy, in a good+ unclipped dust-jacket, which is toned to spine with water marking, rubbing to extremities with light chipping to head and foot of spine and light wear to corners.

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  • A’RABBITT, Shamus. Illustrations by 'SAPAJOU'.
    CHINA COAST BALLADS (And Other Verses).

    Shanghai: A.R. Hager, printed at the Willow Pattern Press, Shanghai, 1938. First edition, 8vo., pp.125, half cream cloth lettered in black, red cloth boards, numerous b/w vignette illustrations to margins, endpaper maps; ownership autographs to front endapers, numerical inscriptions to prelim and end blanks (handwritten dates), partial paper-splitting to head and foot of inner hinges, with the same paper-splitting visible to lower margins (and occasionally upper margins) throughout,48 stitching visible between leaves in a couple of places, darkening and marking to cream cloth, light marking to boards, a sound or good- copy of this scarce title.

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  • CHRISTMAS TREES. by GRAHAME, Kenneth. Compiled by Roger A. Oakes.
    GRAHAME, Kenneth. Compiled by Roger A. Oakes.
    CHRISTMAS TREES. A Book of Poems.

    North Newbald, York: Parrot Press, 1998. Limited edition, no.76 of 125 copies, 8vo., pp.43, quarter navy cloth with matching gilt-lettered label to spine, marbled boards with contrasting paper label, title in red and black, b/w frontispiece, 2 further illustrations, one in colour; pencilled ownership inscription to rear blank, a fine, fresh copy.

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  • CHURCH POEMS. by BETJEMAN, John. (Illust. by John Piper).
    BETJEMAN, John. (Illust. by John Piper).
    CHURCH POEMS.

    London: John Murray. First edition,signed and dated by the author, 8vo., pp.65, green cloth, gilt, black and white illustrations; a very good copy in an unclipped dust jacket with a small, closed tear at front top edge with light sunning to spine, otherwise very good indeed.

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  • COLLECTED POEMS. by BETJEMAN, John. Compiled and introduced by the Earl of Birkenhead. [Signed by author].
    BETJEMAN, John. Compiled and introduced by the Earl of Birkenhead. [Signed by author].
    COLLECTED POEMS. Enlarged edition.

    London: John Murray, 1970. Third edition (with addition of all poems published in ‘High and Low’), 8vo., pp.xxx,366, green cloth, gilt; a fine copy, in very good unclipped dust-jacket, which has creasing to rear flap, and rubbing/light chipping to headband. Front free endpaper inscribed in pencil, “To Eric Mascall from the ridiculous author of these verses with fervent affection John Betjeman 1970”. Also includes a letter, written in pencil, from Betjeman to Mascall, thanking him for a copy of the Book of Humourous Verse.

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  • CHIARI, Joseph. Preface by Hugh MacDiarmid. [Signed by the author]
    COLLECTED POEMS.

    London: Enitharmon Press, 1978. Signed limited edition, no. 12 of only 30 copies, 8vo., pp.xiv,185, black paper-covered boards backed in red morocco, gilt, t.e.g., b/w frontispiece portrait, autographed and numbered beneath; slight bowing to upper corner of front board, light sunning to upper margin of rear board, a very good copy indeed.

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  • QUARLES, F.
    DIVINE POEMS: Containing The History of: Jonah; Ester; Job; Sampson. Sions: Sonets; Elegies.

    London: I. Marriot. 12mo., pp.530, full calf, red label to spine, gilt; ink notes to rear blank, surface soiling and light ink annotation to last printed leaf, light surface soil to title, fore- and lower margins of last leaf have been reinforced, front joint strengthend, light wear to extremities. Lacking 3 engraved plates, additional engraved title, Ai “The Mind of the Frontispice”, G7-8, and pages 461-534 but the various parts that are there all complete in themselves and with separate titles etc. Sold with all faults.

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  • Edited and translated, with Glossary and Notes, by: CAMPBELL, John Lorne.
    DUAIN GHAIDHEALACH MU BHLIADHNA THEARLAICH / HIGHLAND SONGS OF THE FORTY-FIVE.

    Edinburgh: John Grant, 1933. First edition, bilingual edition, 8vo., pp.xxxvi,327, uncut, red cloth, gilt; light foxing to prelims, light marking to cloth, a very good copy.

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  • DUMB INSTRUMENT. by WELCH, Denton. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Jean-Louis Chevalier. Decorations by Denton Welch.
    WELCH, Denton. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Jean-Louis Chevalier. Decorations by Denton Welch.
    DUMB INSTRUMENT.

    London: Enitharmon Press, 1976. First edition, 8vo., pp.58, two-tone cloth, gilt, b/w frontispiece, in-text illustrations; neat ownership bookplate to front paste-down endpaper (largely covered by flap of dust-jacket), foxing to top edges, a near-fine copy, in very good price-clipped dust-jacket, which is lightly partially toned, with slight rubbing to edges.

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  • BAWCUTT, Priscilla.
    DUNBAR THE MAKAR.

    Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992. 8vo., pp.xiii,396, navy cloth, gilt; a near-fine copy, in vg unclipped dust-jacket.

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  • ELIOT, T.S.
    FOUR QUARTETS.

    London: Faber and Faber, 1944. First edition, 8vo., pp.44, cloth, gilt; foxing to free endpapers, light undulation to lower margins, bowing to front board (with slight spotting to fore-margin of front board), else very good, in very good complete and unclipped dust-jacket.

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  • Edited by, ELLEDGE, Jim.
    FRANK O'HARA: To Be True to a City. Under Discussion.

    Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1993. First edition, 8vo.,pp. xii,399, paperback; light toning and foxing to upper edge of text block and to margin of half title, light sunning to spine, a very good copy.

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  • ESAM, John; HOLLO, Anselm; RAWORTH, Tom.
    HAIKU. John Esam - A Strange Life; Anselm Hollo - 17 x 17; Tom Raworth - My Son the Haiku Writer.

    London: Trigram Press, 1968. Limited edition of 1,000 copies, 8vo., pp.(iv),(8),(8),(8), paperback, b/w frontispiece, title in red and black, the poems each printed on a different shade of paper, stamped image in red recurs after each of the 3 poems; light crease to upper corners, toning, light creasing and light marking to wrappers, internally clean and very good, a good(+) copy overall.

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  • SNODGRASS, W.D.
    HEART'S NEEDLE. Poems by W.D. Snodgrass.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. First edition, 8vo.,pp. 62, red cloth covered boards, gilt; light toning to edges of boards, a very good, clean copy, in an unclipped dust-jacket, which is sunned to spine and toned to rear, rubbed to extremities with light wear to head and foot of spine and corners and a few small closed tears to margins, overall very good.

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  • ROSS, Neil, ed.
    HEROIC POETRY FROM THE BOOK OF THE DEAN OF LISMORE.

    Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd for the Scottish Gaelic Texts Society, 1939. 8vo., ppxxxi,306,(ii), uncut, blue cloth, gilt; a very good, clean copy. No dust-jacket.

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