Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

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This is the ROBERT TEMPLE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE. It contains descriptions and notes relating to almost 18,000 titles in the fields of British and American literature, being the bulk of the stock that has passed through our hands since 1984, with the addition of a few earlier items of especial interest. Books currently in stock are not included, and it is therefore necessary to supplement your search by looking at our Current Catalogues. For the most part full bibliographical descriptions are given, though for some earlier items, catalogued when computing space was more restricted the details given are quite brief. For an account of the conventions adopted, the abbreviations used, and reference sources consulted, please see our information pages.




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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

AARON (Jonathan). Second sight. Poems by Jonathan Aaron Winner of the Open Competition The National Poetry Series. Selected by Anthony Hecht. Harper & Row, publishers, New York, Cambridge, Philadelphia, San Francisco, London, Mexico City, São Paulo, Sydney, 1982. Short demy 8vo format, perfect bound; half-title not called for; leaf bearing information about the National Poetry Series precedes title; pp.79+[i (blank)]; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in brownish gilt, black and half-tone shades of grey on front wrapper, black and half-tone grey on back wrapper and spine; end-papers not called for. Fine copy.



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ABERCROMBIE (Lascelles). Interludes And poems. John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1908. Leaf bearing author's note at end; light green slightly rough buckram, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Two or three leaves foxed at beginning and end; otherwise a fine copy.

From the library of Olaf Stapledon and bearing his bookplate, designed by himself, with his brief pencilled note of the date of purchase of the volume, on the front end-paper.

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ABERCROMBIE (Lascelles). Mary and the bramble. Published by the author, Much Marcle, Herefordshire, 1910. 12pp., sm.cr.8vo, sewn into large dark green wrappers printed in black on back and front; half-title not called for. Wrappers slightly faded at edges; otherwise a fine copy.

Printed in Birmingham at "The Shakespeare Press".

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ABERCROMBIE (Lascelles). Emblemes of love Designed in several discourses. John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1912. Integral advertisement leaf at end; finely dotted herringbone grain yellow green cloth blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Spine slightly darkened; first and last two leaves foxed; otherwise a very nice unopened copy.

Complete as issued with the inserted advertisement leaflet, 4pp. sm.pott 8vo, printed in red and black, for ‘The New Pocket Library'.

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ABERCROMBIE (Lascelles). Phoenix: Tragicomedy in Three Acts. Martin Secker, Number Five John Street, Adelphi 1923. Imp.16mo in half sheets; pp.95+[i (blank)]; quarter buttercup yellow buckram ruled and lettered black on spine, light brown boards; t.e.black, others uncut. Small bruise at head of spine; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.14.00

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ABLEMAN (Paul). Bits. Latimer Press, 1969. Roy.8vo; blank and 4pp. illustrations on text-paper precede title-page; half-title not called for; four illustrations in the text; blank, followed by limitation leaf and final blank at end; pp.[48]; tangerine silk-weave cloth blocked and lettered gilt on front cover; dark brown end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper torn at head of spine.

Experiments: the modern verse equivalent of the prose poem. One of an issue limited to 200 copies, bound in cloth.

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ABSE (Dannie). Lunchtime. Poem-of-the-Month Club, 27 Brynmaer Road, S.W.11, 1974. Single leaf, med.folio, proofing paper, printed on one side only. Folded twice; otherwise fine.

Printed by The John Roberts Press. Uncorrected proof for the limited signed edition issued in 1974, with the printer's proof slip (printed in pink, black, and olive), attached by a paper clip to the upper margin. This copy bears a number of ink corrections in the author's holograph, mostly of literals, though one substantive; whilst the proof slip bears an insignificant note, also in Abse's hand.

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ABSE (Dannie). Lunchtime. Poem-of-the-Month Club, 27 Brynmaer Road, S.W.11, 1974. Single leaf, med.folio, proofing paper, printed on one side only. Folded twice; otherwise fine.

Printed by The John Roberts Press. Uncorrected proof for the limited signed edition issued in 1974. Differs in minor respects from the published version.

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ABSE (Dannie). Pythagoras. Hutchinson of London, 1979. Sm.cr.8vo, perfect bound; pp.104; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in scarlet and black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.



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[ACKER (Cathy) AND KUSHNER (Robert).]. The Persian Poems By Janey Smith. [Verso of title-page:] Bozeau of London Press, 87-89 Leonard Street, New York, N.Y. 10013, N.D. [but copyright 1980]. Imp.8vo format, 26 leaves, wire-stitched into glazed maroon card wrappers printed on front wrapper in gold; half-title not called for; vignette title-page; twenty-three full-page illustrations on text-paper; final blank; issued without end-papers. Faint flexion crease at inner margins; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

‘Excerpted from "Blood and Guts in High School" by Cathy Acker.' - copyright notice. The volume was designed by Katherine Landman.

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ACKER (Kathy). Hello, I'm Erica Jong. [Verso of title-page:] Published by Contact II, Publications, Box 451 Bowling Green, New York City 10004, First Edition, 1982. F'cap 4to format, 10 leaves wire-stitched into black card wrappers printed outside in silver; eight full-page illustrations printed on text-paper in shades of red; text printed in black; issued without half-title; blue-grey free end-papers. Virtually fine copy.

The illustrations are by Michael McClard.

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ACKERLEY (J.R.). The Prisoners of war: A play in three acts. Chatto and Windus, 1925. Vignette on title-page; imprint leaf at end; orange buckram, paper spine label printed in brown; fore- and lower edges uncut. Label chipped and rubbed; otherwise a nice copy.



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ACKLAND (Valentine). The nature Of the moment. 1973, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; biographical note leaf at end; pp.62+[ii (verso blank)]; grey-green cloth-textured boards lettered gilt down flat spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Ms. Ackland was the friend and callaborator of Sylvia Townsend Warner, who owned the copyright of this posthumous collection.

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ADCOCK (A. St.John). The Shadow Show. Frontispiece By Starr Wood. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1907. F'cap 8vo; half-tone frontispiece; title-page printed in red and black; imprint leaf at end; grey-green rough buckram, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt up spine; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Nice copy.



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AINSWORTH (Percy C.). Poems and Sonnets. London, Charles H. Kelly, 25-35 City Road, and 26 Paternoster Row, E.C., N.D. [1910]. F'cap 8vo; pp.88; light green linen-patterned buckram streaked pale green, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on and up spine. Very nice copy.



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[ALCOTT (Louisa M.).]. "A girl called Jo". A Musical Play From the Novels by Louisa M. Alcott. Book and Lyrics By Peter Myers, Alec Grahame and David Climie. Music by John Pritchett. Linnit & Dunfee, Ltd, 139, Piccadilly, [London] W.1. N.D. [?c.1935]. Cr.4to format, 156 leaves, unpaged except for Act and scene continuity numbers (v. note), duplicated on one side of the paper only, prefaced front and back and interleaved after each section of the text with thin green unprinted paper (seven leaves in all), wire-stabbed into blue card wrappers, with label on front wrapper printed in blue and black, and with rubber-stamp of type-writing agency on inside front wrapper. Glue traces at spine edge of wrappers where sticky tape has been removed, lower fore-corner of front wrapper slightly chipped, otherwise a nice copy.

One of a presumably small number of copies run off for agency use. The prelims. are unpaged, the text of the play itself is paged 1-1-1 to 1-8-88 and 2-1-1 to 2-7-56, but additional leaves marked 26a, 66a, 67a, 73a, and 84a are present in Act one, and two leaves marked 2-2-8, with different text, in Act two. The cover label bears the hand-written note ‘Edition 2', the added leaves presumably representing the bulk of the changes made. As usual, the musical score is not included.

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ALDINGTON (Richard). Latin poems of the Renaissance Translated by Richard Aldington. The Egoist Ltd., 23 Adelphi Terrace House, Robert Street, W.C.2, 1919. Sm.4to; half-title not called for; cream self-wrappers over thin boards, printed blue on front wrapper. Wrappers cracked a little on spine, and chipped at two corners; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Issued as number 4 of The Poets Translation Series, Second Set.

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ALDINGTON (Richard). Euripedes Alcestis Translated by Richard Aldington. Chatto & Windus, 1930. Blank before half-title; vignette title; cream cloth grain boards printed in blue. Nice copy.



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ALDINGTON (Richard). Life Quest. Chatto & Windus, 1935. Near-fine copy in very slightly dusty dust-wrapper.



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ALDINGTON (Richard). [Caption title:] The Berkshire Kennet. [Colophon:] The Peacocks Press, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire. N.D. [c.1955]. Grey paper, one quarter sheet, demy 8vo, the text printed on all four pages. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 310 copies, printed for private distribution by G.F. Sims.

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ALMEDINGEN (E.M.). The Unnamed Stream and other poems. The Bodley Head, 1965. Olive boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in nice dust-wrapper.



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ALVAREZ (A.). Autumn to Autumn And selected poems 1953-76. M[acmillan,] 1978. Extra cr.8vo; blank at end, serving as paste-down; pp.61+[iii]; very dark reddish brown fine cloth-textured boards, lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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AMICHAI (Yehuda). Selected Poems. Cape Goliard [Press, 10a Fairhazel Gardens, London N.W.6]. Translated by Assia Gutmann, 1968. Super roy.8vo in half sheets; title spread over three leaves, the first printed in light blue, the second in royal blue, both on rectos only, the third, and all the text, on both sides of the leaf in dark grey-green; colophon leaf followed by blank at end; pp.32, unpaginated; dark grey-green self-wrappers printed on front wrapper in brown and light blue, on inside flap in brown, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, folded at fore-edges over mustard end-papers. Fine copy.



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AMIS (Kingsley). Bright November: Poems. The Fortune Press, London, S.W.1, N.D. [1947]. Half-title not called for; pp.32; grey cloth textured boards, lettered gilt up spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Slight mottling of boards and end-papers a little marked; otherwise a nice, unopened, copy.

The second binding. The author's scarce first book.

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AMY. The Book Of Amy By Amy. [On verso of title:] Drawing and cover by Minos Argyrakis. Printing "Theopress" Nicosia, [No publisher,] Nicosia, 1972. Sm.sq.8vo format, perfect bound; tipped-in double-spread frontispiece, and blank precede decorative title-page; half-title not called for; illustrations in text (being dissected fragments of the frontispiece); leaf bearing illustration on verso followed by blank at end; pp.[6]+[vi]+96+[ii]+[2]; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; issued without end-papers. Very nice copy.

The back cover bears extracts from a letter (103 words) from Henry Miller to the author, giving encouragement and advice.

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ANDERSON (Jack). Toward the liberation Of the Left Hand. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1977. Sm.sq.8vo format, perfect bound; illustrated title-page; pp.[viii]+74+[i (blank)]+[ii (advertisements)]+[ii (blank)]+[i (limitation)]; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black and brown; issued without end-papers. Nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph presentation inscription to poet John Heath-Stubbs on the verso of the half-title. One of an issue of 2,000 copies in paper wrappers out of a total edition of 2,550.

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ANDERSON (John Redwood). Almanac And other poems. Macdonald, London, 1956. Demy 8vo; pp.127+[i (blank)]; green cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt down spine. Nice copy in minutely chipped dust-wrapper.



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ANOUILH (Jean). Time Remembered. English Version by Patricia Moyes. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1955. Light brown cloth blocked and lettered gilt down spine; French joints. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The first edition in English of Leocadia.

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ANOUILH (Jean). The Rehearsal. Translated by Pamela Hansford Johnson And Kitty Black. Methuen & Co Ltd, 32 Essex Street London WC2, 1961. Final blank; very dark grey boards blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Initials rubber-stamped on back paste-down; otherwise a fine copy in the dust-wrapper.

First edition in English. The play was first produced in French in 1950.

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ANTHOLOGY. Air Force Poetry Edited by John Pudney And Henry Treece. John Lane The Bodley Head, 1944. Demy 8vo; two blanks before half-title, serving as end-papers; blank at end; sky-blue cloth lettered gilt on front cover and down spine. Covers faded and spotted; otherwise a nice copy in frayed and chipped dust-wrapper strengthened with clear tape.

Contributors include H.E. Bates, John Pudney, Anthony Richardson, Henry Treece, Vernon Watkins, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Akros anthology of Scottish poetry 1965-70. Edited with an introduction By Duncan Glen. Preston, Akros Publications, 1970. Narrow roy.8vo; 7pp. publisher's and commercial advertisements at end; light grey boards, marbled dark grey, lettered gilt down spine; blue end-papers. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

One of an issue limited to fifty numbered copies signed by Duncan Glen. Poems by MacDiarmid, Annand, Garioch, Kincaid, MacCaig, Sydney Goodsir Smith, Maurice Lindsay, Edwin Morgan, Iain Crichton Smith, Duncan Glen, Stewart Conn, Stephen Mulrine, James Rankin, D.M. Black, Alan Bold, etc., etc. Glen's Introduction occupies pp.5-10.

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ANTHOLOGY. The little book Of modern verse Chosen by Anne Ridler With a preface by T.S. Eliot. Faber and Faber, 24 Russell Square, 1941. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.160; mottled milky-coffee coloured cloth lettered black down spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Fine copy in dust-wrapper slightly faded on spine and at edges.

Includes poems by Gerald Manley Hopkins, Yeats, Harold Monro, Wallace Stevens, T.E. Hulme, Ezra Pound, D.H. Lawrence, Charles Williams, Marianne Moore, Edith Sitwell, Eliot, Rosenberg, Owen, Read, Graves, Betjemman, Empson, Auden, MacNeice, Prokosch, Spender, Durrell, Barker, Dylan Thomas, Ruthven Todd, etc., etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Anthology Of modern English Poetry Selected by Levin L. Schucking. Copyright edition. Bernhard Tauchnitz, Leipzig, 1931. Super roy.16mo, printed in half-sheets; pp.[xii]+284; cream wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; issued without end-papers. Wrappers chipped at tail of spine; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Issued as Vol.5000 of the Tauchnitz Edition Collection of British and American Authors. The correct first printing, the back wrapper bearing the date ‘July 1931', and the advertisements running to Vol.4999 only. Apparently an original Tauchnitz anthology, without any English edquivalent. Includes poems by Aldington, Belloc, Blunden, W.S. Blunt, F.W. Bourdillon, Bridges, Rupert Brooke, Roy Campbell, Chesterton, Colum, John Davidson, William H. Davies, Walter de la Mare, Lord Alfred Douglas, Dowson, Drinkwater, Wilfrid Wilson Gibson, Ralph Hodgson, A.E. Housman, Ford Madox Hueffer [sic], Huxley, Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, Ledwidge, Shane Leslie, Masefield, Mew, Meynell, Harold Monro, Sturge Moore, Noyes, Wilfred Owen, Pound, A.E., Sassoon, Osbert Sitwell, J.C. Squire, James Stephens, Edward Thomas, Francis Thompson, Yeats, etc., etc., etc., some of the poems being here first printed in book form. Not, for the most part, VERY recent poetry, but giving an interesting continental view. Rather scarce.

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ANTHOLOGY. [Cover title:] Arling- Ton Quadro: Quadlog. [Colophon:] Published by South Street Publications, 3 south street Sherbourne dorset. ['explanation' leaf, p.3:] 1968. Blue plastic backed loose-leaf file, white card sides, printed black on front, landscape 8vo format; including fifty landscape 8vo sheets of varying colours and textures, printed on one side only in black or blue or green, a number bearing reproductions in half-tone; one narrow, long, extending leaf printed in blue. Slight marking of wrappers, but a very nice copy nonetheless.

Printed in part at the Blackmore Press, Gillingham, Dorset, in part at Cirencester, and in part in Portugal. Contributors include Simon Cutts, DSH, Tom Edmonds, Ian Hamilton Finlay, John Furnival, Edwin Morgan, John J. Sharkey, E. M. de Melo e Castro, Antonio Aragao, Ana Hatherley, Jose-Alberto Marques, etc. Concrete and Machine Poetry, etc., British and Portuguese.

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ANTHOLOGY. [Cover title:] A typographical problem. W[riter's] F[orum] Pamphlet 3. N.D. [?c.1969]. One half sheet lge.post 8vo, paginated oddly, wire-stitched into white card wrappers, printed in black, all surfaces bearing text; issued without prelims or end-papers. Fine copy.

Includes work by Bob Cobbing, Stefan Themerson, and Eugen Gomringer. Phonetic poetry, semantic poetry, and concrete poetry.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Glasgow Ballad Club: Ballads and poems By Members of The Glasgow ballad club. Third series. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1908. Printed on hand-made paper; blank before half-title; title-page printed in red and black; two facing pages half-tone portrait frontispieces, with tissue guard; pp.[2]+x+279+[i (printer's imprint)]; old cream art linen, blocked lettered dark brown on front cover and spine, blocked gilt on spine, in art nouveau style; t.e.g., others uncut; text-paper end-papers. End-papers variably embrowned, through paste action; otherwise a very nice copy.

Contributors include Neil Munro, William Canton, Tom M‘Ewan, Robert Bain, George Eyre-Todd, R.K. Risk, Walter Buchanan, Henry Johnston, Walter Wingate, William Freeland, Robert Bird, Alexander Lamont, Charles Murray, William Wallace, Hamish Hendry, etc., etc., most of them represented by multiple contributions.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Best poems Of 1922. Selected By Thomas Moult & Decorated by Philip Hagreen. Jonathan Cape, Eleven Gower Street, 1923. Decoration on verso of half-title, and numerous small vignette tail-pieces; rose and pale green batik boards, paper spine label; fore- and lower- edges uncut; end-papers printed in green with design by Hagreen. Spine faded, and label chipped and worn; end-papers and facing pages a trifle foxed; othereise a very nice copy.

Poems by Walter de la Mare, James Stephens, Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, Charlotte Mew, Katharine Tynan, Roy Meldrum, John Drinkwater, Harold Monro, Richard Hughes, H.D., A.E. Coppard, Alice Meynell, Edward Shanks, Thomas Hardy, Alfred Kreymborg, Edmund Blunden, Richard Aldington, John Freeman, Padraic Colum, J.R. Ackerley, Francis Brett Young, W.H. Davies, G.K. Chesterton, J.C. Squire, Witter Bynner, Gerald Gould, Amy Lowell, Louis Untermeyer, John Gould Fletcher, Edith Sitwell, Robert Graves, Sylvia Lynd, Elinor Wylie, V. Sackville-West, Laurence Housman, etc., etc., etc., reprinted from magazines, and for the most part here first collected. The first of the annual volumes.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Best poems Of 1924. Selected By Thomas Moult & Decorated by Philip Hagreen. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, 1925. Decoration on verso of half-title, and numerous small vignette tail-pieces; light brown boards, paper spine label; fore- and lower- edges uncut; end-papers printed with design by Hagreen. Very slight marking of covers, but a near fine copy.

Poems by Walter de la Mare, Carl Sandburg, A.E. Coppard, Edmund Blunden, John Freeman, W.H. Davies, Witter Bynner, Edith and Sacheverell Sitwell, Edward Shanks, Robert Graves, V. Sackville-West, Laurence Housman, Mark Van Doren, Babette Deutsch, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Edwin Muir, Lady Margaret Sackville, Sylvia Lynd, Lord Alfred Douglas, Edgar Lee Masters, etc., etc., etc., reprinted from magazines, and for the most part here first collected. The third of the annual volumes.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Best poems Of 1925 Selected by Thomas Moult & decorated by John Austen. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, 1926. End-papers and verso of half-title bear illustrations by Austen; numerous tail-pieces in the text; final blank; quarter white fine buckram, brown paper spine label, light and dark brown batik boards; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Nice copy.

Poems by Wilfred Gibson, Sara Teasdale, W.H. Davies, Richard Church, A.E., Humbert Wolfe, H.D., V. Sackville-West, Countee Cullen, Stephen Vincent Benet, James Stephens, Siegfried Sassoon, Babette Deutsch, Drinkwater, Louis Golding, F.W. Harvey, Edmund Blunden, Seumas O'Sullivan, W. Kean Seymour, Coppard, Aiken, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Croft-Cooke, etc., etc., reprinted from magazines, and for the most part here first collected.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Best poems Of 1930 Selected by Thomas Moult & decorated by Elizabeth Montgomery. Jonathan Cape, Limited, 1930. Blank before half-title; leaf bearing decoration, followed by blank at end; end-papers and verso of half-title and dedication leaves bear illustrations by Montgomery; numerous tail-pieces in the text; white and purple mixed weave unsurfaced linen, printed with pattern in purple, paper spine label; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Spine faded, and label a trifle rubbed; otherwise a near fine copy.

Poems by Roy Campbell, William Soutar, Noyes, Bynner, Chesterton, Monk Gibbon, Wilfred Gibson, W.H. Davies, Church, de la Mare, Coppard, Phillpotts, V. Sackville West, A.E., Sturge Moore, R.C. Trevelyan, Aldington, D.H. Lawrence, Blunden, etc., etc., reprinted from magazines, and for the most part here first collected.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Best poems Of 1932 Selected by Thomas Moult & decorated by Elizabeth Montgomery. Jonathan Cape, Limited, 1930. End-papers and verso of half-title bear illustrations by Montgomery; numerous tail-pieces in the text; light blue fine weave cloth, blocked pictorially white on front cover, paper spine label; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Near fine copy in slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

Poems by J.C. Squire, James Stephens, F.L. Lucas, William Soutar, Alfred Noyes, Edward Thompson, Alan Porter, Sara Teasdale, Louis Untermeyer, Humbert Wolfe, Harriet Monroe, Witter Bynner, Frederic Prokosch, Lord Dunsany, John Gould Fletcher, A.E., Eden Phillpotts, W.H. Davies, Louis Golding, etc., reprinted from magazines and for the most part here first collected.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Best poems Of 1937 Selected by Thomas Moult & decorated by Mary M. Kessell. Jonathan Cape Limited, 1937. Frontispiece on verso of half-title; numerous tail-pieces in the text; light lime green fine weave cloth, flat spine, blocked on front cover with design in blue by Kessell, pink paper spine label; fore- and lower- edges uncut; end-papers printed with designs by Kessell in green. Spine slightly faded, and label very slightly rubbed at edges; otherwise a near fine copy.

Poems by August Derleth, Conrad Aiken, Mark van Doren, Edwin Muir, Babette Deutsch, Stephen Spender, Ruth Pitter, Witter Bynner, W.H. Auden, V. Sackville-West, Muriel Rukeyser W.H. Davies, Church, de la Mare, etc., etc., reprinted from magazines, and for the most part here first collected.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Best poems Of 1939 Selected by Thomas Moult With drawings by Elizabeth Montgomery. London, Jonathan Cape Limited, Toronto, 1939. Frontispiece on verso of half-title; numerous tail-pieces in the text; pp.128; quarter emerald green fine weave cloth, flat spine, cream linen sides with a woven pattern in green and yellow, paper spine label printed in emerald green; fore- and lower- edges uncut; end-papers printed with designs by Montgomery in pale green. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Poems by Geoffrey Johnson, Charles Madge, H.B. Mallalieu, William Soutar, Dylan Thomas, C. Day Lewis, Humbert Wolfe, Randall Swingler, David Daiches, A.S.J. Tessimond, Laurence Binyon, R.C. Trevelyan, Walter de la Mare, E.H.W. Meyerstein, John Gawsworth, Ruthven Todd, Lilian Bowes Lyon, Laurence Whistler, Andrew Young, Witter Bynner, Ruth Hedger, D.S. Savage, Muriel Rukeyser, David Gascoyne, W.H. Auden, G.W. Stonier, Wilfred Rowland Childe, Alfred Noyes, etc., etc., reprinted from magazines, and for the most part here first collected.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Best poems Of 1941 Selected by Thomas Moult. Jonathan Cape Limited, 1942. Frontispiece on verso of half-title; numerous tail-pieces in the text; yellow cloth, flat spine, blocked on front cover with design in red, paper spine label; end-papers printed with designs in red. Covers slightly dusty, and cloth spliting over back joint; otherwise a fine copy.

Poems by Laurie Lee, C. Day Lewis, Stephen Spender, Conrad Aiken, Witter Bynner, Dorothy L. Sayers, Frederic Prokosch, A.A. Milne, Wiliam Soutar, E.H.W. Meyerstein, Clifford Dyment, Blunden, Church, de la Mare, Alfred Kreymbourg, Robert Frost, Laurence Binyon, Louis MacNeice, Marianne Moore, William Jeffrey, Alun Lewis, R.C. Trevelyan, etc., etc., reprinted from magazines, and for the most part here first collected.

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ANTHOLOGY. Breaklight: An anthology of Caribbean poetry Chosen, edited and introduced by Andrew Salkey. Hamish Hamilton, 1971. Demy 8vo; pp.[xx]+[268]; final blank; red boards blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Fine in dust-wrapper.

Louise Bennett, Wayne Browne, Wilson Harris, Evan Jones, Mervyn Morris, Dennis Scott, Samuel Selvon, Basil Smith, Derek Walcott, etc. [1982]

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ANTHOLOGY. Cambridge Poets 1900-1913. An anthology Chosen by Aelfrida Tillyard. Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons Ltd., 1913. Binder's blank before half-title; title-page printed in carmine and black; imprint leaf (printed on recto only) at end; pp.xx+[228]; quarter olive green coarse buckram, patterned green boards, paper spine label ruled and lettered gilt; t.e.g., others uncut. Slight foxing of end-papers, prelims., and edges; otherwise a nice copy.

Possibly re-bound. Includes poems by Martin D. Armstrong, Rupert Brooke, Frances Cornford, Aleister Crowley [20pp.], James Elroy Flecker, [12pp], Harold Monro [15pp.], Victor B. Neuburg [10pp.], J.C. Squire, etc., many of the poems in the volume being here first printed, whist others are here first collected from periodicals.

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ANTHOLOGY. Cambridge Poets 1914-1920. An anthology Compiled by Edward Davison. Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons Ltd., 1920. Title-page printed in carmine and black; imprint leaf (printed on recto only), and blank at end, these serving as end-papers; pp.xii+[220]; black patterned sand grain cloth ruled blind lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Gilt oxydised on spine; a very little very light foxing; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

Includes poems by Martin Armstrong, Rupert Brooke, Gerald Bullett, James Elroy Flecker, Rosamond Lehmann, Harold Monro, Siegfried Sassoon, Edward Shanks, Fredegond Shove, J.C. Squire, R.C. Trevelyan, Iolo Williams, Hilton Young, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Cornwall In Verse. Edited and with an introduction by Peter Redgrove. Secker & Warburg, 1982. Lge.post 8vo; illustrations in text; dark grey-green boards lettered gilt down flat spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Permission copy with publisher's and agents' typed slips presenting the volume to John Heath-Stubbs loosely laid in, as issued. Besides Heath-Stubbs, contributors include Causley, Betjeman, Patricia Beer, Frances Horovitz, Penelope Shuttle, Frances Bellerby, W.S. Graham, Peter Porter, David Harsent, D.M. Thomas, Jack Clemo, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. [Cover title:] Curtal Sails. [On inside back cover:] Published in September 1976 by [Alphabox (obliterated with marker pen)] Bluff Books, El uel uel u, Good Elf, Writer's Forum [No place, but printed at:] National Poetry Centre, 21 Earl's Court Square, London S.W.5. Twenty-five single sheets (two of them orange), A4, wire-stabbed into white card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black and green, on inside back wrapper in cerise, on back wrapper in black; last leaf printed in cerise and black, verso blank; illustrations on text-paper; free end-papers printed split duct in cerise, grey-green, blue, and carmine lake. Fine copy.

Concrete and visual poetry by Sean O Huigin, Bill Griffiths, Lawrence Upton, Steve Clews, Bob Cobbing, Jeremy Adler, Cris Cheek, Peter Meyer, P.C. Fencott, Jennifer Pike, and Herbert Burke. The cover design is by Lesley Strickland.

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ANTHOLOGY. Elders: A collection of poems by elder citizens compiled by Chris Searle. Photographs by Ron McCormick. [On back cover:] Published in July 1973 by Reality Press, C/o Centerprise, 34 Dalston Lane, London, E.8. 40pp., sm.f'cap 4to format, wire-stitched into white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in grey and black; half-title not called for; numerous illustrations on text-paper; issued without end-papers. Slight embrowning of wrappers; otherwise a fine copy.

Presentation copy from the editor to D.J. Enright, bearing his signed presentation inscription on the upper margin of the title-page.

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ANTHOLOGY. Famous plays of 1933: The Late Christopher Bean: René Fauchois' Prenez Garde á la Peinture! Adapted by Emlyn Williams; Richard of Bordeaux [by] Gordon Daviot; Ten-minute Alibi [by] Anthony Armstrong; Sometimes Even Now [by] W. Chetham-Strode; Alien Corn [by] Sidney Howard; Of Thee I Sing [by] George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd, 14 Henrietta Street Covent Garden, 1933. Double sm.post 16mo; final blank; pp.702+[ii]; black buckram, lettered scarlet on spine. Nice copy.

Second impression, identical with the first, but two months later.

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ANTHOLOGY. Famous plays of 1935-6: St. Helena [by] R.C. Sherriff And Jeanne de Casalis; Call It A Day [by] Dodie Smith (C.L. Anthony); After October [by] Rodney Ackland; Red Night [by] James Lansdale Hodson; Awake and Sing [by] Clifford Odets; Katie Roche [by] Teresa Deevy. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1936. Double sm.post 16mo; final blank; pp.701+[iii]; black buckram, lettered scarlet on spine. Near-nice copy.

The eleventh volume of the series.

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ANTHOLOGY. Famous plays of 1938-1939: The Zeal of Thy House [by] Dorothy L. Sayers; Golden Boy [by] Clifford Odets; To Love and To Cherish [by] Michael Egan; Glorious Morning [by] Norman Macowan; Six Men of Dorset [by] Miles Malleson & H. Brooks; Harvest In The North [by] James Lansdale Hodson. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1939. Double sm.post 16mo; final blank; pp.661+[iii]; black buckram, lettered scarlet on spine. Nice copy.



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ANTHOLOGY. Fifty new poems For children: An anthology selected From books recently Published by Basil Blackwell. Basil Blackwell, Oxford, N.D. [1922]. Sm.double f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.64; purple boards; spine label, and large illustrated label on front cover; a.e. uncut. Spine label badly chipped, and old repair to tail of spine; some light dusting and slight fingering of one or two lower margins; a good copy. Uncommon.

Contributors include J.R.R. Tolkein, Robert Graves, Eleanor Farjeon, Katharine Tynan, Edith Sitwell, etc., and there are sections of poems by children.

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ANTHOLOGY. Five Three-act Plays. Foreword by W.G. Fay. Rich & Cowan Ltd, Maiden Lane, Strand, January, 1933. Green cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Fine in dust-wrapper.

Includes ‘Flora' by Arnold Bennett; ‘Chinese White' by Val Gielgud; ‘Heat Wave' by Rowland Pertwee; ‘Champion North' by Theodore Wilson Wilson; ‘I Want' by Constance Holme. In this copy the fly-title to Flora is a cancel.

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ANTHOLOGY. [On inside front wrapper:] Folio: work in progress. Edited by John Stathatos & Martin Booth. The Oxus Press, 1977. Thirteen single leaves of pale brown paper, printed in reddish brown, secured by a black plastic slide-binder in light brown card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black and brown, inside front wrapper in brown. Fine copy.

Issued as An Oxus Press / Sceptre Press Edition. Includes work by Antony Lopez, Harry Guest, Allen Fisher, William Heyen, Martin Booth, D.M. Thomas, Penelope Shuttle, Peter Redgrove, Gail and Ian Robinson, Lee Harwood, John Stathatos, and Christopher Middleton.

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ANTHOLOGY. For David Gascoyne On his sixty-fifth birthday 10 October 1981. Anthony Rudolf, Abdullah al-Udhari, Keith Bosley, Richard Burns, Pamela Chandler, Joseph Chiari, Leonard Clark, Jérôme Cruche, Lawrence Durrell, Lawrence Fixel, Mick Gowar, Michael Hamburger, John Heath-Stubbs, Adrian Henri, Phoebe Hesketh, Friedrich Hölderlin, Jeremy Hooker, Frances Horovitz, Michael Horovitz, Edward Mycue, Kathleen Raine, Jeremy Reed, Stephen Romer, Derek Stanford, Geoffrey Thurley, David Wright. Enitharmon Press In association with Ampersand Press, 1981. 36pp., A5, sewn as a single gathering into green wrappers, printed in black on front and back. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 350 copies for sale. Contributors include Adrian Henri, Keith Bosley, Joseph Chiari, Lawrence Durrell, Michael Hamburger, Frances and Michael Horovitz, Kathleen Raine, Leonard Clark, John Heath-Stubbs, Friedrich Holderlin, Jeremy Reed, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Found poems Edited by Malcolm Parr. Second Aeon Publications, Peter Finch, 3 Maplewood Court, Maplewood Avenue, Cardiff CF4 2NB, Wales, 1972. Issued without end-papers or half-title; white wrappers printed in black. Very nice copy.

Adrian Henri, Edwin Morgan, Graham Greene, Bob Cobbing, Philip Pacey, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Four Greek poets: C.P. Cavafy; George Seferis; Odysseus Elytis; Nikos Gatsos. Poems chosen and translated from The Greek by Edmund Keeley And Philip Sherrard. Penguin Books, [on verso of title:] Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1966. Double sm.post 16mo, perfect bound; half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end; slip relating to Cavafy's poems tipped on to Acknowledgements page; thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in colours; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Wrappers a trifle creased; poor quality paper lightly embrowned throughout; otherwise a nice copy.

Publisher's presentation copy, with their Compliments slip loosely laid in. Issued upon first publication as Penguin D91.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Garland of Rachel By Divers kindly hands. Portland Maine, Thomas B Mosher, 1902. Lge.post 8vo (the first and last gatherings being each one half sheet); four blanks before half-title; limitation leaf printed in red and black, followed by three blanks at end; pp.[8]+[xxxii]+[64]+[8]; Japanese vellum wrappers, yapped fore-edges, brown silk ties; a.e. uncut; yellow silk marker; Japanese vellum end-papers. Backstrip a little rubbed, and slightly chipped at extreme tailband; ties mostly lacking; small armorial bookplate on front wrapper; internally fine.

One of an edition limited to 450 copies printed on Van Gelder hand-made paper. First American edition, preceded by an English edition limited to only thirty-six copies, issued by the Daniel Press in 1881. In addition to the original text, including a facsimile title-page, the present volume contains an introductory poem by T. Humphrey Ward, dated 1895, a Preface by Mosher (quoting at length a magazine article on the volume by Edmund Gosse), the separately issued 1881 prefatory matter, another poem by Ward, and an article on, and bibliographical checklist of, the Daniel Press (completed here by a few light pencil notes). Contributors include Austin Dobson, Andrew Lang, John Addington Symonds, Robert Bridges, "Lewis Carroll", Edmund Gosse, F.W. Bourdillon, W.E. Henley, Frederick Locker-Lampson, T. Humphrey Ward, Margaret L. Woods, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Gems Of Poesy By Present Day Authors. Edited by Chas. F. Forshaw, Ll.D. Member of the council Of the Royal Society of Literature. George Kenning, 1901. Half-tone portrait frontispiece; pp.304; bevelled white buckram, blocked gilt on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Bevelled edges of front cover slightly marked; slight silver-fish damage to front end-papers; otherwise very nice.

Presentation copy, with the editor's signed holograph inscription on the front paste-down. A scarce volume, printed in Bradford, Yorks. Poems, frequently either here first printed or here first collected in book form, preceded by brief biographical and bibliographical sketches, of some 153 writers, the emphasis being on the lesser known, but including work by Alfred Austin, Mackenzie Bell, Arthur Christopher Benson, Hall Caine, Richard Garnett, Rudyard Kipling, Sir Lewis Morris, Frederick William Myers, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Georgian Poetry 1920-1922. The Poetry Bookshop, 35 Devonshire St. Theobalds Rd., 1922. Final blank; crimson boards, panelled dark blue on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Fine copy in and frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper. Scarce thus.

Includes work by Lascelles Abercrombie, Edmund Blunden, W.H. Davies, Walter de la Mare, Drinkwater, Wilfrid Gibson, Graves, Richard Hughes, D.H. Lawrence, V. Sackville-West, Edward Shanks, J.C. Squire, Francis Brett Young, etc., etc. The fifth book of the Georgian Poetry series.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Golden book of Modern English Poetry 1870-1920 Selected & arranged by Thomas Caldwell With an introduction by Lord Dunsany. 1922, J.M. Dent & Sons, Ltd. Light and dark blue mixed weave linen, ruled, and blocked with publisher's device blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. blue. A nice copy.

Dunsany's Introduction occupies pp.vii-xi. Work by almost one hundred and fifty poets, including A.E., Aldington, Belloc, Binyon, Blunden, Wilfred Scawen Blunt, Bourdillon, Elizabeth and Robert Bridges, Brooke, Chesterton, Mary Coleridge, Colum, Frances Cornford, Dalmon, John Davidson, W.H. Davies, de la Mare, Austin Dobson, Dolben, Alfred Douglas, Dowson, Drinkwater, Dunsany, Michael Field, Flecker, Freeman, Gale, Gibson, Gosse, Graves, Hardy, Henley, Hodgson, Hopkins, L. Housman, F.M. Hueffer [Ford], Lionel Johnson, Joyce, Kipling, Lang, Lawrence, Ledwidge, Le Gallienne, Shane Leslie, Rose Macaulay, R. Marriott-Watson, Masefield, Mew, Alice Meynell, Monro, T. Sturge Moore, Middleton Murry, Newbolt, Noyes, O'Shaughnessy, Wilfred Owen, Gilbert Parker, Stephen Philips, Pound, Arthur Quiller-Couch, Sassoon, Shanks, William Sharp, Edith and Osbert Sitwell, Squire, James Stephens, Stevenson, Symons, Edward Thomas, Francis Thompson, Watson, Wilde, Yeats, etc., etc. A few of the poems included in the volume are apparently here first reprinted from periodicals. [1982].

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ANTHOLOGY. The Guinness Book of poetry 1960/61. Putnam, 42 Great Russell Street, 1962. Demy 8vo; light blue cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper torn on back panel.

The fifth Guinness Book of Poetry, the poems being selected by Patrick Kavanagh, William Plomer, Cecil Day Lewis, Elizabeth Jennings, Laurie Lee, and Anthony Thwaite. Contributors include Robert Graves, George Barker, Rex Warner, Sylvia Plath, W.H. Auden, Samuel Beckett, John Betjeman, Charles Causley, Anthony Cronin, Richard Eberhart, D.J. Enright, John Fuller, Geoffrey Grigson, Thom Gunn, John Heath-Stubbs, Ted Hughes, Philip Larkin, Christopher Logue, Robert Lowell, Rob Lyle, Norman MacCaig, Hugh MacDiarmid, Louis MacNeice, Dom Moraes, Peter Porter, Theodore Roethke, Vernon Scannell, Jon Silkin, Robin Skelton, R.S. Thomas, John Wain, Laurence Whistler, Lotte Zurndorfer, etc., etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Honour'd Shade: An Anthology of New Scottish Poetry to mark the Bicentenary Of the Birth of Robert Burns. Selected and Edited by Norman MacCaig. W. & R. Chambers Ltd, Edinburgh, 1959. Pp.136; bright blue buckram, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt down spine. Inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in nicked dust-wrapper slightly marked on back panel.

A representative selection of work by poets associated with the Scottish Movement at the time, including Hugh MacDiarmid, Sorley Maclean, Robert Garioch, Maurice Lindsay, Edwin Morgan, Iain Crichton Smith, Sydney Goodsir Smith, George Mackay Brown, Norman MacCaig, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Images of Tomorrow: An Anthology of Recent Poetry Edited by John Heath-Stubbs. SCM Press Ltd, 56 Bloomsbury Street, 1953. Demy 8vo; Acknowledgments leaf at end; light blue boards lettered black down spine. Very nice copy in frayed and slightly faded price clipped dust-wrapper.

Poems by Dannie Abse, Thomas Blackburn, Alex Comfort, G.S. Fraser, W.S. Graham, Michael Hamburger, Heath-Stubbs, Sidney Keyes, James Kirkup, Norman Nicholson, Kathleen Raine, Anne Ridler, Muriel Spark, John Wain, Vernon Watkins, etc., etc., many of them here first printed or first collected.

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ANTHOLOGY. Imagist Anthology 1930. Poems by Richard Aldington, John Cournos, H.D., John Gould Fletcher, F.S. Flint, Ford Madox Ford, James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, William Carlos Williams. Forewords by Ford Madox Ford, Glen Hughes. William Heinemann Ltd, N.D. [1930]. Extra cr.8vo; leaf blank but for signature mark ‘A*' precedes half-title; final blank; pp.xx+154+[ii]; pale yellow Sundour cloth, lettered blue on front cover and spine; lower-edges uncut. Very slight darkening of spine, but a virtually fine copy.

Remarkable both for the absence of the publisher's device from the back cover, and for the announcement in Ford's Foreword of the death of Pound - which turned out to be somerwhat premature: he had merely failed to send in his contribution in time!

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ANTHOLOGY. Job boj. [By] Bohumila Grogerova [and] Josef Hirsal. Futura 6, Edition Hansjorg Mayer, [?Stuttgart, Germany,] 1966. Single sheet, royal, folded three times as issued, to 8vo size; printed on one side of paper only. A fine copy.

Concrete poetry.

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ANTHOLOGY. King's verse. Poems of a new poetry society. Erskine Macdonald, Ltd., November 1918. Light blue-grey faintly mottled boards, blocked and lettered dark blue on front cover, lettered dark blue on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Slight fading and marking of boards; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

"Towards the end of 1917 a small group of undergraduates at King's College [London] formed a new branch of the existing Literary Society. . . . Some have felt that in such vital days as these the poetry of other times is too remote in its appeal; for others the approach - the real and personal approach - to the art of other days will be through that of to-day. To mark their newness, their distance from the merely academic, they have called themselves the "Georgian Group"." - Irene Major's ‘Foreword'. Contributions by Olive Brown, May A.D. Clarke, Kathleen Dean, C.H. Driver, D.L.G. Joseph, K.M. King, Irene C. Major, Charlotte J. Murray, and C.H.O. Scaife.

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ANTHOLOGY. [Cover title:] Knife in the light [by] Jay Ramsay, Michelle Roberts, Keith Jefferson, Ferenc Aszmann, Alison Fell. [On loose leaf inserted into clear pocket inside front cover:] F.O. Reckordz, 286 Portobello Rd., W.10, Jan.1983. Plastic folder, occupied outside (front, back, and spine) by a clear plastic pocket containg a yellow-orange sheet of paper bearing a lino-cut by Hetty Church, printed in black, on inside front cover by the pocket described above, containing leaf of pale green paper printed on recto only with Contents and publication details, on inside back cover a fitted plastic box containing two cassette tapes, the one entitled ‘Knife in the Light', the other ‘A Thief of Fire'; loosely inserted in the pocket on the inside front cover, and issued with the folder is a booklet: Arthur Rimbaud: A thief of fire. An Introduction by Penelope Toff & Jeremy Silver. [Colophon:] Nosuch Press, 52, Cranhurst Rd, London NW2. One gathering sm.f'cap 8vo, wire-stabbed; half-title not called for; blue large card wrappers, printed black on front; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Tapes, folder, and booklet all fine.

‘Number one, number one' of a projected ongoing series. Words and music: Jeremy Silver (flute), Murray Gordon (drums), Bongo Bob (percussion: flexitone, melodica, marimba). Recorded partly in London and partly in San Rafael, California. One of an edition of only 50 copies, and so inscribed on the inserted booklet.

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ANTHOLOGY. The pocket poets. Living voices. Selected by Jon Silkin. Vista Books, 1960. Post 8vo; white wrappers, cut flush, printed in blue and black. Small scuff on back wrapper where price label has been removed; otherwise a fine copy.

Includes poems by R.S. Thomas, John Heath-Stubbs, D.J. Enright, Philip Larkin, Dannie Abse, Elizabeth Jennings, Christopher Logue, Silkin, Ted Hughes, Geoffrey Hill, Alan Brownjohn, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. London Magazine Poems 1961-66. Selected by Hugo Williams, with an Introduction by Alan Ross. Alan Ross, 1966. Narrow tall f'cap 8vo; series title precedes title-page; half-title not called for; imprint leaf with publisher's advertisement on verso, followed by blank at end; brown wrappers, cut flush, printed in green on front, back, and inside back wrappers, and down spine; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Printed at the Shenval Press, and issued as London Magazine Edition No.6. Poems by MacNeice, Auden, C. Day Lewis, Spender, Roy Fuller, Betjeman, William Plomer, Roethke, Robert Lowell, Lawrence Durrell, Malcolm Lowry, George Barker, Laurie Lee, MacCaig, Causley, Tessimond, Earle Birney, Kingsley Amis, Gavin Ewart, Robert Conquest, Alan Ross, D.J. Enright, Philip Larkin, R.S. Thomas, Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, Thom Gunn, Peter Porter, Vernon Scannell, Elizabeth Jennings, George Macbeth, Edward Lucie-Smith, Robin Skelton, Harold Massingham, Jon Stallworthy, Hugo Williams, Robert Bly, Charles Higham, Robert Nye, C.J. Driver, Philip Oakes, etc., etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Lyra: An anthology of new lyric Edited by Alex Comfort and Robert Greacen. The Grey Walls Press, Billericay, Essex, 1942. Sm.cr.8vo; three blanks before half-title, one at end, serving as end-papers; very dark brown patterned sand grain cloth, lettered white up spine. Front end-papers embrowned, and edges slightly foxed; otherwise a very nice copy in lightly stained and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

Includes poems by Comfort, Greacen, Dyment, Wrey Gardiner, Kirkup, Litvinoff, Roy McFadden, Nicholas Moore, Norman Nicholson, Anne Ridler, Francis Scarfe, Ian Serraillier, Tambimuttu, Henry Treece, Vernon Watkins, etc., for the most part here first printed in book form, together with a Preface by Herbert Read, and a foreword by the editors.

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ANTHOLOGY. The mid century English poetry, 1940-60. Penguin Books, [on verso of title-page:] Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1965. Sm.double cr.16mo, perfect bound; final blank; pp.237+[iii]; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black and colours; issued without end-papers. Poor quality paper somewhat embrowned throughout, but not brittle; slight staining of half-title; bold inscription on title-page (v. note); a very good copy.

Edited by David Wright and inscribed by him on the title-page to one of the contributors, John Heath-Stubbs. Includes work by Auden, Betjeman, Roy Campbell, Empson, Graves, MacDiarmid, MacNeice, Edwin Muir, Plomer, Stevie Smith, George Barker, Thomas Blackburn, Charles Causley, Lawrence Durrell, Roy Fuller, David Gascoyne, W.S. Graham, Heath-Stubbs, Patrick Cavanagh, F.T. Prince, C.H. Sisson, Dylan Thomas, Dannie Abse, Donald Davie, Thom Gunn, Michael Hamburger, Geoffrey Hill, Ted Hughes, Elizabeth Jennings, Sidney Keyes, Philip Larkin, Christopher Logue, Dom Moraes, Seymour-Smith, Charles Tomlinson, et al.

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ANTHOLOGY. A miscellany Of poetry - 1919 - Edited by W Kean Seymour. With decorations by Doris Palmer. Cecil Palmer and Hayward, 1919. Illustrated title-page and numerous tailpieces (apparently woodcuts); quarter Cambridge blue cloth, white spine labels printed in blue, mustard cloth sides, lettered Cambridge blue on front cover. Spine slightly faded and one label a little chipped; sides slightly marked; a very nice copy otherwise.

Includes poems by Laurence Binyon, G.K. Chesterton, Richard Church, W.H. Davies, Drinkwater, W.W. Gibson, Louis Golding, Gerald Gould, Laurence Housman, Le Gallienne, Rose Macaulay, T. Sturge Moore, Eden Phillpotts, Lady Margaret Sackville, William Kean Seymour, Edith Sitwell, E.H. Visiak, Alec Waugh, Charles Williams, etc., etc., none of them previously printed in book form.

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ANTHOLOGY. A Miscellany of Poetry 1920-1922. Edited by William Kean Seymour. London: John G. Wilson, 350 Oxford Street, W.1, December, 1922. Leaf blank but for signature mark ‘a' precedes half-title; leaf at end bearing printer's imprint on recto, blank on verso; pp.[2]+x+210+[ii]; quarter yellow buckram blocked and lettered gilt on spine, chalk blue board sides, paper label on front cover; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine, unopened copy, in dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 1,500 copies, most of which seem now to have disappeared. The publisher's own copy, with, loosely laid in, a signed holograph letter (c.90 words) from Cecil Palmer, the publisher of the earlier volume in this series, issued in 1919, congratulating Wilson on the volume and thanking him for giving him a copy. An impressive list of contributors, including: Lascelles Abercrombie, ‘A.E.', Richard Aldington, J. Redwood Anderson, Martin armstrong, Edmund Blunden, Gilbert Keith Chesterton, Richard Church, W.H. Davies, Walter de la Mare, John Drinkwater, Robin Flower, Wilfrid Gibson, Louis Golding, Robert Graves, ‘H.D.', Ralph Hodgson, Laurence Housman, Richard Hughes, Aldous Huxley, D.H. Lawrence (‘Snake'), Sylvia Lynd, Rose Macaulay, E. Powys Mathers, R.L. Mégroz, Charlotte Mew (‘The Rambling Sailor'), Alice Meynell, T. Sturge Moore, Thomas Moult, Hermon Ould, alan Porter, Edgell Rickword, V. Sackville-West, William Kean Seymour, Edith Sitwell, Osbert Sitwell, Sacheverell Sitwell, Stephen Southwold, J.C. Squire, Iris Tree, E.H. Visiak, Charles Williams, Francis Brett Young, etc., etc., most being represented by several contributions. Apart from one poem by W.H. Davies and one by Herbert Trench, all of the poems are here first printed or first collected

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ANTHOLOGY. The pocket poets. Modern European verse. Selected by Dannie Abse. Vista Books, 1964. Post 8vo; white wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in dark dull blue and deep pink; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Besides a three page Introduction by Abse, includes poems by Brecht, Cavafy, Lorca, Mayakovsky, Pasternak, Prevert, Quasimodo, Rilke, Seferis, Yevtushenko, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. [Cover title:] Modern Poetry: East and West. [On colophon leaf:] Hong Kong, 1981. Demy 8vo format, perfect bound; blank before title-page; title-page printed entirely in Chinese; colophon leaf followed by blank at end; pp.[2]+xxx+[470]+[2]; glazed white card self-wrappers, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, printed in light and dark blue; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

An world anthology of poetry in English and Chinese [translations, where necesary], apart from the title-leaf, dual language throughout. Contributors include Robert Fitzgerald, Margaret Atwood, Earle Birney, Enrique Lihn, Miroslaw Holub, Fathy Said, Henri Michaux, De Mandiargues, Enzenberger, Kinsella, Montale, Abse, Durrell, Enright, Gascoyne, Kirkup, R.S. Thomas, Ashbery, Bly, Creeley, Merwin, Updike, Yevtushenko, Dolmatovsky, etc., etc., etc. An incidental usefulness of the volume lies in the portraits and facsimile signatures of most of the ninety-nine poets represented.

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The Modern Poet: An Anthology chosen and edited By Gwendolen Murphy. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 44 Museum Street, W.C.1, May, 1938. Pp.xx+208; dull blue paper-covered thin card wrappers, cut flush, ruled and lettered pale blue on front wrapper, up-lettered pale blue on spine; white end-papers. slight fading to paper of spine; otherwise a very nice copy.

An important anthology, and by no means common. "This book has been planned with a view to illustrating the change that has come over English poetry in the last two decades. It exemplifies poetic ideals and characteristics strikingly dissimilar to those of the ‘Georgians.' ... Based as it mainly is on the work of living poets, from America as well as from the British Isles, it includes valuable explanations and comments secured by the editor from some of the poets themselves." - Editor's Preface. Among the poets particularly thanked in this regard are "Miss Laura Riding and Mr. Robert Graves for the help they have given, not only in explaining their poems, but in discussing the value of poetry and its communication; Miss Riding has written a valuable account of the poet at work, printed under her name in the notes... Mr. Michael Roberts... for his help in the comments on his poetry and his interesting account of the symbolism of ‘The Castle'... Mr. Edwin Muir for his stimulating story of the origins of ‘The Riders'... Mr. Ronald Bottrall... Mr. Richard Church for his illuminating comment on ‘Secret Service'... Mr. E.C. Bentley for the first and attractive definition of ‘clerihew'... Mr. Charles Madge and Mr. David Gascoyne for help in throwing light on the background of their poetry." Some of the poems have been slightly revised for this volume, whilst at least ten poems are here first printed. Work by forty-nine poets, apart from those mentioned above including: Auden, Edmund Blunden, Norman Cameron, Frances Cornford, e.e. cummings, H.D., Walter de la Mare, Clifford Dyment, T.S. Eliot (‘The Hollow Men', ‘Marina', ‘The soul of man must quicken'), William Empson, John Freeman, Alan Hodge, Gerard Manley Hopkins, A.E. Housman, D.H. Lawrence, John Lehmann, Cecil Day Lewis, Vachel Lindsay, Louis MacNeice, Don Marquis, Charlotte Mew, Harold Monro, Marianne Moore, Wilfred Owen, Alan Porter, Ezra Pound, Kathleen Raine, John Crowe Ransom, James Reeves, Isaac Rosenberg, Victoria Sackville-West, Edith and Osbert Sitwell, Stephen Spender, A.S.J. Tessimond, Dylan Thomas, Edward Thomas, Elinor Wylie, and W.B. Yeats.

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ANTHOLOGY. The new book of English Verse. Edited by Charles Williams. Associate Editors: Lord David Cecil; Ernest de Selincourt; E.M.W. Tillyard. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1935. Double cr.16mo; final blank; pp.[ii]+828+[ii]; dull blue fine weave cloth over very thin boards, lettered gilt within gilt ruled box on spine; blue silk marker. Very nice copy.

An interesting selection, aiming to include nothing which is in either the "Oxford Book of English Verse" or the "Golden Treasury". Williams's Introduction occupies pp.3-18.

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ANTHOLOGY. New English poems. A miscellany of contemporary verse Never before published. The Collection Made By Lascelles Abercrombie. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 14 Henrietta Street Covent Garden, October 1931. Pp.352; blue cloth lettered and ruled gilt on spine. A near fine copy in slightly frayed and marked dust-wrapper of rather an uncommon anthology.

Forty-six poets, many represented by substantial sections of work, including: Richard Aldington, J. Redwood Anderson, Julian Bell, Binyon, Blunden, Bullett, W.R. Childe, Richard Church, Padraic Colum, Frances Cornford, Elizabeth Daryush (26pp.), W.H. Davies, Lord Alfred Douglas, John Drinkwater, Ford Madox Ford (22pp.), Wilfred Gibson, Gerald Gould, Sylvia Lynd, Rose Macaulay (12pp.), MacDiarmid, Harold Monro, T. sturge Moore, Sir Henry Newbolt, Herbert Read, V. Sackville-West (18pp.), Fredegond Shove, J.C. Squire, R.C. Trevelyan, Charles Williams, Humbert Wolfe, etc. All of the poems included in the anthology are here first published, with the exception of a poem by Newbolt, reprinted from an American magazine, and one of Read's poems, reprinted from a French magazine. From the library of the poet Leonard Clark, with his bookplate on the front paste-down. [1982]

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ANTHOLOGY. New lines: An Anthology Edited by Robert Conquest. Macmillan & Co Ltd, 1956. Demy 8vo; Bibliography leaf at end; sea green smooth cloth, blocked and lettered copper on spine. A nice copy in dust-wrapper.

A seminal anthology, including sections of poems by Elizabeth Jennings, John Holloway, Philip Larkin, Thom Gunn, Kingsley Amis, D.J. Enright, Donald Davie, Robert Conquest, and John Wain, together with an interesting introductory essay by the editor.

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ANTHOLOGY. New Poems 1952. A P.E.N. Anthology Edited by Clifford Dyment, Roy Fuller & Montagu Slater. Introduction by C.V. Wedgwood. Michael Joseph, 1952. Quarter cream linen, patterned sides, spine blocked and lettered blue. Fine copy in frayed and embrowned dust-wrapper.

de la Mare, Edwin Muir, Blunden, Church, Day Lewis, Ridler, Tessimond, Dyment, MacNeice, Auden, Roy Fuller, Lawrence Durrell, Norman Nicholson, Enright, Amis, Merwin, Heath-Stubbs, Herbert Read, Comfort, Waley, Spender, George Barker, Dylan Thomas, Raine, Hamburger, etc., etc. The first P.E.N. Anthology. Though there is no other evidence of ownership, this copy is from the library of Eric Gillett, and bears insignificant ink notes in his hand on the front flap of the dust-wrapper, relating to a review.

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ANTHOLOGY. New Poems 1953. A P.E.N. Anthology Edited by Robert Conquest, Michael Hamburger, Howard Sergeant. Introduction by C.V. Wedgwood. Michael Joseph, 1953. Quarter black cloth, patterned sides, spine blocked and lettered silver. A fine copy in nicked and slightly faded dust-wrapper.

Though there is no other evidence of ownership, this copy is from the library of Eric Gillett, and bears insignificant ink notes in his hand on the front flap of the dust-wrapper, relating to a review. With the publisher's review slip, giving the scheduled date of publication as May 18th, loosely inserted. Poems by de la Mare, Church, Graves, Roy Campbell, MacDiarmid, Edwin Muir, Auden, Spender, Grigson, Stevie Smith, Fuller, Barker, Ridler, Laurie Lee, Lawrence Durrell, R.S. Thomas, Heath-Stubbs, Hamburger, Abse, Merwin, Enright, Kirkup, Elizabeth Jennings, Amis, Muriel Spark, etc. etc. The second P.E.N. Anthology.

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ANTHOLOGY. New Poems 1953. A P.E.N. Anthology Edited by Robert Conquest, Michael Hamburger, Howard Sergeant. Introduction by C.V. Wedgwood. Michael Joseph, 1953. Quarter black cloth, patterned sides, spine blocked and lettered silver. Inscription on front end-paper, otherwise a fine copy in slightly rubbed and frayed dust-wrapper.

de la Mare, Church, Graves, Roy Campbell, MacDiarmid, Edwin Muir, Auden, Spender, Grigson, Stevie Smith, Fuller, Barker, Ridler, Laurie Lee, Lawrence Durrell, R.S. Thomas, Heath-Stubbs, Hamburger, Abse, Merwin, Enright, Kirkup, Elizabeth Jennings, Amis, Muriel Spark, etc. etc. The second P.E.N. Anthology.

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ANTHOLOGY. New Poems 1954. Edited by Rex Warner, Christopher Hassall, Laurie Lee. With an introduction. Michael Joseph, 1954. Quarter pale brown cloth, blocked and lettered cerise on spine, cream boards, printed cerise. Fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper faded on spine.

Poems by Spender, Scannell, Blunden, John Wain, Donald Davie, George Rostrevor Hamilton, Litvinoff, Sansom, Sylvia Read, Charles Causley, Anthony Thwaite, John Lehmann, John Arden, Conquest, Stephanides, Alan Ross, Garlick, Hamburger, Stevie Smith, Elizabeth Jennings, Frances Bellerby, C. Day Lewis, Charles Higham, Edwin Muir, Bottrall, Edwin Morgan, etc., etc. The third P.E.N. Anthology.

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ANTHOLOGY. New Poems 1955. Edited by Patric Dickinson, J.C. Hall, Erica Marx. With an introduction. Michael Joseph, 1955. Quarter cerise cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, cream boards, printed in brown; t.e. dark brown. Fine copy in very slightly scuffed dust-wrapper.

Review copy, with the publisher's review slip announcing the scheduled date of publication as 17th October, 1955, loosely laid in. Poems by Scannell, Day Lewis, Dyment, Thom Gunn, Laurence Whistler, Richard Drain, Edwin Muir, Terence Tiller, Alan Brownjohn, Stevie Smith, Causley, Norman Nicholson, Anne Ridler, Richard Church, Elizabeth Jennings, Hamburger, Philip Larkin, D.J. Enright, Vernon Watkins, Edwin Morgan, MacDiarmid, etc., etc. The fourth P.E.N. Anthology.

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ANTHOLOGY. New Poems 1956. Edited by Stephen Spender, Elizabeth Jennings, Dannie Abse. Michael Joseph, 1956. Quarter light red cloth, blocked and lettered white on spine, cream boards printed in pink, grey, and purple; t.e. light red. Fine copy in dust-wrapper very slightly faded on spine.

Though there is no other evidence of ownership, this copy is from the library of Eric Gillett, and bears insignificant ink notes in his hand on the front flap of the dust-wrapper, relating to a review. Poems by de la Mare, Edwin Muir, Day Lewis, Frances Bellerby, Vernon Watkins, W.H. Auden, MacNeice, John Lehmann, Spender, Lawrence Durrell, Anne Ridler, Roy Fuller, George Barker, Dylan Thomas, Causley, Conquest, Heath-Stubbs, Enright, W.S. Merwin, Philip Larkin, Kingsley Amis, Scannell, Abse, Hamburger, Wain, Elizabeth Jennings, Thom Gunn, Paul West, etc., etc. The fifth P.E.N. anthology.

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ANTHOLOGY. New Poems 1957. Edited by Kathleen Nott, C. Day Lewis, Thomas Blackburn. Michael Joseph, 1957. Quarter lemon cloth, blocked and lettered black on spine, white boards printed in black; t.e. pale lemon. A near fine copy in minutely chipped dust-wrapper darkened on spine.

Eric Gillett's copy, bearing his signature on the front end-paper, and one or two insignificant notes in his hand on the front flap of the dust-wrapper. Poems by Dannie Abse, George Barker, Blunden, George Mackay Brown, Richard Church, Conquest, Day Lewis, Eberhart, Enright, Roy Fuller, Gittings, Robert Graves, Thom Gunn, Hamburger, Heath-Stubbs, Elizabeth Jennings, Patrick Kavanagh, Philip Larkin, Laurie Lee, Merwin, Edwin Muir, Harold Pinter, Pitter, Redgrove, O.M. Salter, Stevie Smith, L.A.G. Strong, R.S. Thomas, Vernon Watkins, etc., etc. The sixth P.E.N. anthology.

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ANTHOLOGY. New poems 1961. A P.E.N. Anthology of Contemporary Poetry. Edited by William Plomer, Anthony Thwaite, Hilary Corke. Hutchinson of London, 1961. Quarter brown boards, blocked and lettered white, lettered gilt, on spine, white board sides printed in grey and pink. Fine copy in slightly faded dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy inscribed on the front end-paper by Zoe [Bailey], one of whose poems appears in the volume. Other contributors include Kingsley Amis, Patricia Beer, Charles Causley, Alex Comfort, Cliford Dyment, Anthony Edkins, D.J. Enright, Roy Fuller, Robert Gittings, Michael Hamburger, Ted Hughes, Elizabeth Jennings, Glyn Jones, Thomas Kinsella, James Kirkup, Philip Larkin, Edward Lucie-Smith, George MacBeth, Louis MacNeice, Adrian Mitchell, Edwin Morgan, William Plomer, Peter Redgrove, James Reeves, Vernon Scannell, Stevie Smith, R.S. Thomas, Anthony Thwaite, Gael Turnbull, John Wain, etc., etc. The ninth P.E.N. Anthology.

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ANTHOLOGY. New poems 1971-72. A P.E.N. Anthology Of Contemporary Poetry. Edited by Peter Porter. Hutchinson of London, 1972. Scarlet boards, blocked with publisher's device, ruled, and lettered, gilt down spine; grey end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Poems by Abse, Amis, Betjeman, Brownjohn, Douglas Dunn, Enright, Gavin Ewart, Roy Fuller, John Fuller, Robert Garioch, Graves, Hamburger, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Philip Larkin, MacBeth, Edwin Morgan, Redgrove, Vernon Scannell, Stevie Smith, D.M. Thomas, R.S. Thomas, etc., etc. The fifteenth P.E.N. Anthology.

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ANTHOLOGY. New poems 1972-73. A P.E.N. Anthology Of Contemporary Poetry. Edited by Douglas Dunn. Hutchinson of London, 1973. Scarlet boards, blocked with publisher's device, lettered, and with short rule, gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Poems by Abse, Amis, Betjeman, Brownjohn, Conn, Davie, Day Lewis, Enright, Gavin Ewart, Roy Fuller, John Fuller, Robert Garioch, Graves, Hamburger, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, MacBeth, Edwin Morgan, William Plomer, Redgrove, Vernon Scannell, D.M. Thomas, Hugo Williams, etc., etc. The sixteenth P.E.N. Anthology.

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