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.

LIDDY (James). Baudelaire's Bar Flowers. Capra Press / White Rabbit, [Santa Barbara, California,] 1975. Med.8vo; blank before title-page; half-title not called for; decorated title-page printed in red and black; colophon leaf at end; pp.53+[iii]; pale yellow wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in red and black, on back wrapper and down spine in black; scarlet free end-papers; issued without paste-downs. Fine copy.

One of 450 ordinary copies of a total edition of 500.

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LIDDY (James). Corca Bascinn. The Dolmen Press, [on verso of title:] North Richmond Street, Dublin 1, 1977. Demy 8vo format, 64pp., wire-stitched as a single gathering into plain white card wrappers, grey self-wrappers printed on front panel in red and grey, in red down spine; issued without end-papers. Very nice copy.



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LINDSAY (Sir David of the Mount). The satire of The Three estates. The Acting Text prepared by Robert Kemp For Tyrone Guthrie's production at the Edinburgh Festival 1949 [sic]. The Scots Review, 41 George Street, Edinburgh, N.D [?1948]. Demy 8vo format, thirty-eight leaves wire-stitched as a single gathering into pale green thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black; half-title not called for; issued without end-papers. Small repair to back wrapper, and wrappers slightly dusty; otherwise a very nice copy.

From the library of theatre critic J.C. Trewin, with his signature on the upper margin of the title-page. The title-page date, repeated on the front wrapper, would appear to be an error: Kemp's Introduction, which is dated 1948 at the end, gives the date of the production also as 1948, and speaks of it as past.

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LINDSAY (Maurice). The enemies of love. Poems 1941-1945. William Maclellan, Glasgow, 1946. Half-title not called for; pp.50; pp.33-34 is conjugate with final blank and forms gathering C: it is printed on paper of a different texture; green cloth lettered gilt up spine. Fine copy in slightly marked and frayed dust-wrapper.

No.8 in the Poetry Scotland Series.

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LINDSAY (Vachel). The Daniel jazz And Other Poems. G. Bell & Sons, 1920. Final blank; lemon yellow cloth ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered black on spine; fore-edges mainly trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Very slight foxing of end-papers, prelims., and final blank, but a very nice copy, nonetheless.

This title not issued in America.

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LINKLATER (Eric). The Devil's in the news: A comedy to be played with occasional music. Johnathan Cape, 1934. Blank before half-title; crimson cloth, lettered black on front cover and up spine; lower-edges uncut. Slight foxing of top-edges; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper faded slightly on spine.



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LINKLATER (Eric). The Cornerstones: A Conversation in Elysium. Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1941. Final leaf integral advertisements; cream boards lettered in red on front cover and down spine. Spine darkened, otherwise a very nice copy.



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LINKLATER (Eric). Crisis in Heaven: An Elysian Comedy. Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1944. Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.vi+[104]+[ii]; light buff cloth blocked and lettered dark blue on front cover and down spine; lower-edges mainly trimmed. Fine copy in minutely frayed dust-wrapper.

A light pencilled inscription on the front end-paper is dated ‘Aug ‘44'.

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LITERARY PERIODICAL. [Printed on seal:] Exit 5 & 6. British Poetry Visual double issue. 818 Osmaston Road, Allenton, Derby, N.D. [1967]. Polythene satchet, 14"x11", sealed with fold of white paper, printed in blue on both sides, and wire-stitched, containing a number of loose sheets of white or yellow paper, or transparencies, of varying dimensions, printed in blue and/or black. Fine unopened copy.

Includes work by Edwin Morgan, John J. Sharkey, Cavan McCarthy, dsh, John Furnival, Ian Breakwell, Bob Cobbing, John Hall, Sylvester Houedard, etc. Edited by John Hall and Ian Breakwell.

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LITERARY PERIODICAL. New Numbers. A Quarterly Publication of the Poems of Rupert Brooke, John Drinkwater, Wilfred Wilson Gibson, Lascelles Abercrombie. Published at Ryton, Dymock, Gloucester. Volume 1, Number 1, February, 1914 - Volume 1, Number 4, December 1914 (all published). Prelims. to the set, for binding up as a volume, at end of number 4, followed by blank; grey wrappers printed in black. Some wrappers stained at edges, with consequent damp-marking of a few leaves; otherwise a nice set. Scarce.

This periodical (of which the final issue contains the first printing of Brooke's immortal war sonnets) may justly be considered the kernel of the Georgian poetry movement. We quote above from the title of the last two numbers; the first two omit the words ‘A Quarterly Publication of the Poems of', as does, of course, the general title. Printed at the Crypt House Press, Gloucester.

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LITERARY PERIODICAL. Pick Vol 3 No 11. Pick publications, 86 Lebanon Road, Croydon, Surrey, December 1978. Imp.16mo format; card wrappers. Nice copy.

With a brief letter [to D.J. Enright] from Carol Rumens, one of the editors, loosely laid in. Contributors include Enright, Abse, Gavin Ewart, etc.

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LITERARY PERIODICAL. Poetry Australia. Double isue, numbers 60-61, 1976. South Head Press, Five Dock, NSW, Australia. Demy 8vo; card wrappers. Fine.

Contributors include Peter Porter, Craig Powell, Jan Bostok, Graham Rowlands, etc.

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LITERARY PERIODICAL. Poetry Australia. Number 63, May 1977. South Head Press, Five Dock, NSW, Australia. Demy 8vo; card wrappers. Fine.

This issue devoted to traditional and modern Gaelic poetry from Ireland & Scotland, in translation. Contributors/translators include Frank O'Connor, Thomas Kinsella, James Carney, Robin Flower, Iain Crichton Smith, Hugh MacDiarmid, Micheal Mac Liammoir, Sean O Riordain, Angus Campbell, George Campbell Hay, Sorley MacLean, Angus Nicolson, Derick Thomson, etc.

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LITERARY PERIODICAL. Poetry Wales. Volume 10 Number 4. Wrappers. Head of spine bruised, and wrappers slightly darkened at top-edges; otherwise very nice.

Includes Peter Levi's sermon for David Jones.

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LITERARY PERIODICAL. [Cover title:] Stereo headphones. Vol one Nos 2 & 3, Spring 1970. An occasional magazine of the new poetries. [On back cover:] Stereo headphones is edited & published by Nicholas Zurbrugg from ‘Church Steps', Kersey, Near Ipswich, Suffolk. Med.8vo, 36pp. including covers, sewn as a single gathering; illustrations on text-paper; two inserted leaves on larger paper, one folded in half, as issued; a.e. uncut. Very slight dusting of covers; otherwise a fine copy.

Of a total edition limited to 500 copies, this is one of only twelve copies printed on hand-made paper, numbered and signed by the editor, and with additional signed poems (on the inserted leaves) by Henri Chopin and Edwin Morgan. Edwin Morgan's poem is in manuscript, in eight colours. Contributors include Edwin Morgan, Henri Chopin, Ben, Julien Blaine, Pierre Garnier, Jean-Claude Moineau, Dom Sylvester Houedard, Ernst Jandl, B.P. Nichol, Edgardo Antonio Vigo, etc. The double issue proclaims itself as devoted to ‘the new french poetries' and ‘the death of concrete'.

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LITERARY PERIODICAL. Tlaloc 15, Location Press, 4 Hornby Street, Blackburn, Lancs., N.D. [c.1966]. Eight sheets (including green wrappers), cr.4to format, mimeographed, wire-stabbed. Nice copy.

Includes a poem by Anselm Hollo, and a review by Edwin Morgan of ‘Identi-kit' by Veronica Forrest.

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LITERARY PERIODICAL. [On inside front cover:] Townsman. Editor: Ronald Duncan. Associate: Montgomery Butchart. Volume One, Number One, January 1938. Landscape 8vo, single leaves, printed vertically, spiral bound; 32pp. + two double-sided plates; other illustrations on text-paper; cream boards, printed in brown. Slight foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

A badly conceived and deservedly rare periodical, which seems largely to be the work of Ezra Pound. Contributors include William Johnstone (cover, reproductions of four paintings, and prose ‘Credo'), E.E. Cummings (three poems), Pound (poem, two prose articles, and sundry interpolations), Ronald Duncan (‘Scene One' of a verse play, editorial matter, etc.), a number of translations from the Japanese, music by Olga Rudge, etc., etc. Included incidentally are (not unsalutary) throwaway attacks on the prose styles of T.S. Eliot and F.R. Leavis (samples with comment: "Tone: Sententious whimsicality. Balanced? Rather, FIXED. Packed with parenthesis, a looseness of thought in a tightness of phrase . . . . Clumsy. . . . Loose change from the politicians. . . . ", etc., etc.). A second issue is advertised, largely devoted to Pound . . . . We have doubts that it ever appeared!

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LITERARY PERIODICAL. Windows 2. February 1977. Eastbourne, Sussex. A5 format, duplicated, wire-stabbed as a single gathering; pp.[i]+27; white wrappers printed outside in black; fore- and lower- edges uncut; free end-papers present, but issued without paste-downs. Slight marking of covers; otherwise a nice copy.

Contributors include Roy Fisher, Jeremy Hilton, and John Heath-Stubbs. Presentation copy from one of the editors, Peter Barry, with his TLS to John Heath-Stubbs, dated ‘26 2 77', loosely laid in.

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LITTLE (Philip Francis). Thermopylae and Other Poems. John Long, Limited, Norris Street, Haymarket, N.D. [l915]. Lge.sq.8vo; title-page printed in red and black; vertically ribbed cerise cloth, blocked gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., lower-edges rough-trimmed. A very nice copy.



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LIVINGSTONE (Dinah). Tohu bohu. [On verso of title:] Katabasis, 10 St Martins Close, November 1969. F'cap 4to format, 28pp., wire-stitched as a single gathering into white thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; half-title not called for; final page publisher's advertisements; issued without end-papers. Nice copy.

Second edition, revised, of a title first published in October 1968.

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LIVINGSTONE (Dinah). Ultrasound. [On verso of title:] Katabasis, 10 St Martins Close, 1974. Short med. 8vo format, 64pp., wire-stitched as a single gathering into yellow card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; half-title not called for; final page publisher's advertisements; issued without end-papers. A nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription, signed ‘Dinah', on the inside front wrapper.

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LOGUE (Christopher). The man who Told his love. 20 Poems based on Pablo Neruda's ‘Los Cantos d'Amores'. Scorpion Press, [11 Rofant Road, Northwood, Middlesex,] 1958. Sm.imp.16mo in half-sheets; pp.36; white large wrappers coated black with white lettering on front wrapper; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Fine copy

One of an edition limited to 475 copies numbered by the author out of a total edition of 500. Printed on paper watermarked: Abbey Mills Greenfield.

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LOGUE (Christopher). The Arrival of the Poet In the City: A treatment for a film. The Yellow Press, Amsterdam, 1963: Mandarin Books, 18 Notting Hill Gate, London N.7. Imp.16mo, in half-sheets; blank before half-title; blank followed by imprint leaf and blank at end; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; issued without end-papers. Corner of back wrapper slightly creased; otherwise fine.

Printed in Holland.

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LOGUE (Christopher). Pax From Book XIX of The Iliad. Turret Books, 1967. Two binder's blanks and integral blank before half-title; integral blank and two binder's blanks at end; quarter calf, lettered gilt up spine, silk sides printed with a bold design in green, yellow, blue, black, and red (based on Vorticist designs by Wyndham Lewis); t.e. black. Slight fraying of silk (now arrested) at joint with calf; slight marking of free end-papers; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to only fifty copies, numbered and signed by the author. By many considered Logue's best work. The text here differs greatly from that of the same title privately published by the author in 1963.

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LOGUE (Christopher). Pax From Book XIX of The Iliad Translated by Christopher Logue. Rapp & Carroll, 1967. Blank before half-title; blank at end; green cloth, blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper with small snag on back panel.

First trade edition. A sticker on the front flap of the dust-wrapper of this copy reducing the price from the printed 17s. 6d. to 15s. is apparently always present, and is not an issue point. Presentation copy to ‘Vanessa' [Redgrave], with the author's holograph inscription on the front end-paper, signed ‘Christopher'. By many considered Logue's best work.

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LOGUE (Christopher). Pax From Book XIX of The Iliad Translated by Christopher Logue. Rapp & Carroll, 1967. Blank before half-title; blank at end; green cloth, blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First trade edition. A sticker on the front flap of the dust-wrapper of this copy reducing the price from the printed 17s. 6d. to 15s. is apparently always present, and is not an issue point. By many considered Logue's best work.

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LOGUE (Christopher). How to Find Poetry Everywhere. No place, no date, no publisher [but possibly New Numbers, c.1969]. One gathering f'cap folio, issued without wrappers, printed on all four pages, the first being the title-page; three illustrations in text. Virtually fine copy.

Possibly an offprint. Consists of an amusing piece of poetry satire (2pp., with illustrations), and a ‘sample' poem.

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LOGUE (Christopher). [Cover title:] The Isles of Jessamy. November Books, [23-29 Emerald Street, London WC1N 3QL,] 1971. One half sheet, lge.post 4to, wire-stitched into sea-green card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; half-title not called for; frontispiece by Herbert Kitchen, on text-paper; issued without end-papers. Inscription on inside front wrapper; otherwise a nice copy.



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LOGUE (Christopher). [On front of box:] Twelve Cards. [On back of box:] Lorrimer Publishing Ltd. 47 Dean Street, N.D. [?c.1974]. Twelve cards, each bearing a poem and colour printed illustration on recto, blank on verso, in a white card fold-over box printed outside in purple, black, flesh, and brown. Box a trifle rubbed, but a nice copy.

Not in the British Library Catalogue.

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LOGUE (Christopher). Fluff. Bernard Stone, 1984. Demy 8vo in half sheets; two blanks before half-title; colophon leaf followed by blank at end; pp.31+[i (blank)]+[i]+[iii]; quarter dark green glazed cloth panelled blind on spine, pale green boards and spine label, that printed in dark green; fore- and lower- edges uncut; buff end-papers printed with words by Logue to music by Stanley Myers, in black. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 100 copies numbered and signed by the author. Printed at The September Press, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire on Hahnemuhle mould made paper in monotype Bembo, bound by Woolnough Fine Binding and produced by Nottingham Court Press.

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LOGUE (Christopher). Kings: An account of Books one and two Of Homer's Iliad. 1992, Turret Books, London. Roy.8vo; publisher's device on half-title; title-page printed in black and brown; large folding Guide to Pronunciation bound in at end before colophon leaf; pp.[viii]+85+[i (blank)]+[ii (verso blank)]; faintly streaked dark sage green cloth covered boards, flat vellum spine lettered down in gilt; black and white head- and tail- bands; t.e.g.; bright brown end-papers; bright brown paper-covered slip-case with faintly streaked dark sage green cloth covered head- and tail- strips. Fine copy.

One of seventy-five copies numbered and signed by the author from a total edition of eighty-five copies. A revised edition of a book first published in 1991 by Faber and Faber. A beautifully designed and rather unusual volume. Logue's Iliad translations are considered by some to be his best work.

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LONGVILLE (Tim). Spectacles Testicles Wallet And Watch. Grosseteste Review Books Number Twelve. 1974, [On colophon:] published by GR/EW Books, 10 Consort Crescent, Commonside, Pensnett, Staffordshire. Short roy.8vo; pp.[84]; old cream dust-wrapper printed in light and dark brown, over dark brown unprinted card wrappers, cut flush; orange-brown end-papers. Fine copy.

One of 300 ordinary copies of a total edition limited to 350 numbered copies. The book was designed and typeset by the author. The cover photograph is of Tom Sharpe.

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LOWBURY (Edward). Time for sale. Chatto and Windus/The Hogarth Press, 1961. Blank before half-title, final blank; title-page printed in black and brown; bright brown boards blocked gilt on front cover, lettered and blocked gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The author's second book [1982].

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LOWBURY (Edward). Green magic. Introduced by Leonard Clark. Cover and Illustrations by Peter Bland. Chatto & Windus, 1972. Sm.double f'cap 8vo; numerous illustrations on text-paper; three blanks at end; white boards printed in colours on sky-blue ground. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Issued as a volume in the series ‘Chatto Poets for the Young'.

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LOWBURY (Edward). The Night watchman. Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1974. Demy 8vo; title-page printed in black and brown; pp.40; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in blue and dark grey-green; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

A volume in ‘The Phoenix Living Poets' series.

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LOWBURY (Edward). Poetry and Paradox: An Essay With nineteen relevant Poems. The Keepsake Press, [26 Sydney Road, Richmond, Surrey], 1976. [ii]+[34]pp., sewn as a single gathering; blank before half-title; limitation leaf at end; dark red cloth, flat spine, white paper spine label printed up in black; a.e. uncut; white cartridge end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Of a total edition of 250 copies, this is one of seventy-five copies numbered and signed by the author, this copy, numbered 20, being one of very few issued in hard covers.

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LOWBURY (Edward). Selected poems. Celtion Poetry, [on verso of title:] 21-25 Pier Street, Aberystwyth, Wales, December 1978. A5 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.96; scarlet boards lettered gilt down flat spine. Lower edge of back board slightly bruised; otherwise a very nice copy in very slightly rubbed dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed inscription to John Heath-Stubbs on the title-page. A slip of paper bearing one or two brief notes in the recipient's hand is loosely laid in.

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LOWBURY (Edward). The Ring. Birmingham, [privately printed], 1979. F'cap 8vo, 24pp., unpaginated, sewn as a single gathering; half-title not called for; blank at front and back serving as wrappers; dedication leaf precedes title-page; colophon leaf at end; central eight leaves printed in red and black; pale olive green self wrappers, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, folded at fore-edges over outer blanks, printed on front panel in red. Fine copy. Scarce.

Presentation copy, with the author's contemporary holograph inscription, signed ‘Edward and Alison', on the dedication leaf, and with a holograph postcard of the same date, c.75 words, signed ‘Edward', describing the origin of the volume (written in 1954, but here first printed), loosely laid in. One of a total edition limited to 135 copies hand-set and printed in Spectrum and Castellar types on T & J H Kent paper made at Turkey Mill Maidstone. The colophon is signed ‘fep / 10.vi.79'. Well-printed on rectos only. Lowbury describes the printer as ‘an amateur' - presumably, in this case, lover - of the art.

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LOWELL (Amy). Can Grande's castle. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1918. F'cap 8vo; 8pp. integral advertisements at end, the last leaf being a singleton; pp.[xviii]+232+[viii]; quarter brown cloth, white labels printed in black on spine and front cover, brownish grey laid board sides; fore- and lower- edges uncut. A nice copy.

"Four poems" that "all owe their existence to the war". Written in ‘polyphonic prose', the lengthy Preface presenting an analysis of the form.

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LOWELL (Amy). Can Grande's Castle. Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1920. Blank before half-title; quarter brown linen-grain cloth, white labels printed in black on spine and front cover, brown board sides. Two leaves opened a little badly, otherwise a fine copy. Scarce thus.

First English edition. Published in America in 1918.

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LOWELL (Robert). Life Studies. Vintage Books, A division of Random House, New York, 1959. Narrow post 8vo format, perfect bound; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black and light brown; issued without end-papers. Wrappers very slightly rubbed; otherwise a nice copy.

'First Printing' on copyright page.

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LOWELL (Robert). For the Union Dead. Faber and Faber, 1965. Demy 8vo; navy blue cloth, flat spine, lettered gilt down spine. Nice copy in minutely nicked dust-wrapper.



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LOWELL (Robert). Near the Ocean. Faber and Faber, 1967. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; light purple cloth, flat spine, lettered gilt down spine. Nice copy in lightly rubbed dust-wrapper.



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LOWELL (Robert). The voyage And other versions of Poems by Baudelaire Illustrated by Sidney Nolan. Faber and Faber Limited, 1968. Roy.4to; two blanks and limitation leaf precede half-title; frontispiece, and seven full-page illustrations in colour, sixteen in monochrome, all on text-paper; two blanks at end; bevelled quarter dark dull blue coarse buckram, ruled and lettered gilt down spine, magenta cloth sides; t.e. lavender; pale lilac end-papers; magenta cloth slip-case. Gilt of imprint rubbed at tail of spine; otherwise a virtually fine copy in lightly damp-marked slip-case.

Of a total edition of 210 copies, all signed by Lowell and Nolan, this is one of only ten special copies marked ‘Out of Series'.

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LOWELL (Robert). Notebook. Faber & Faber, 1970. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[268]; black cloth lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

First English edition, differing from the First American edition of May 1969, and the American reprint edition of July 1969, by the inclusion of more than ninety new poems, and an authorial Note dated January 1970, inserted by way of explanation and apology. In addition, to quote this Note: "About a hundred of the old poems have been changed, some noticeably."

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LOWRY (H.D.). The Hundred Windows. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1904. Advertisements on verso of last leaf of text, followed by integral advertisement leaf; quarter glazed natural linen, blue-grey boards, lettered black on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Nice copy.



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LOWRY (H.D.). A dream of Daffodils: Last poems By H.D. Lowry Author of "The Hundred Windows" Arranged for the press by G.E. Matheson & C.A. Dawson Scott. With a memoir by Edgar A. Preston. G.J. Glaisher, 58, High Street, Notting Hill Gate, W., 1912. Half-tone portrait frontispiece on art paper; pp.64; blue-flecked grey boards lettered black on front board, natural linen spine; a.e. uncut. Light embrowning of inner margins throught; otherwise a very nice, unopened copy.

A scarce posthumous title, issued privately. Lowry died in October 1906, at the age of 37.

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LUCAS (F.L.). Time and memory. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, 1929. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title tipped in; final blank; light blue-grey boards printed in black on front cover and up spine. Nice copy.

Issued as volume No.8 of the series Hogarth Living Poets, under the general editorship of Dorothy Wellesley. Woolmer, 200. One of 500 copies.

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LUCE (G.H.). Poems. New edition With decorations by Duncan Grant. Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf At the Hogarth Press Hogarth House, Paradise Road Richmond Surrey 1923. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; frontispiece and one full-page illustration on text-paper; final blank; purple, blue, green, and gold art-marbled boards, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Slight general wear to covers and label somewhat chipped; internally a very nice copy.

Originally published by Macmillan in 1920, the present ‘edition' consists of Macmillan text-sheets with new prelims., and is hence more properly described as the second issue of the first edition. The Hogarth Press took over the sheets in 1923, and had an eight page signature of preliminary matter, including the two Duncan Grant illustrations, printed, this being substituted for the original prelims., the book being issued by the Hogarth Press bound as described above. This formed the second (first Hogarth Press) issue. In 1924, another eight page signature was printed, this time with the Tavistock Square address and the date 1924 on the title-page, and sets of sheets with these prelims. were bound into pale grey boards printed in black, and issued with an unprinted tissue dust wrapper. This was the third (second Hogarth Press) issue. The prelims. of the two Hogarth Press issues had the same contents, but were differently arranged. Woolmer, 37. Woolmer's laconic note that "at least some of the sheets" were bound up with the first Hogarth Press prelims. appears to imply that such copies may be relatively scarce, even given the general scarcity of the volume.

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LUCIE-SMITH (Edward). A Tropical Childhood And other poems. Oxford University Press, 1961. Demy 8vo; imprint leaf at end; blue and green mixed weave effect boards, lettered gilt down spine. Virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The author's first collection.

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LUCIE SMITH (Edward). Cloud sun Fountain statue. Futura 10. Edition Hansjorg Mayer, N.P. [?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 poems.

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LUCIE-SMITH (Edward). [Cover title:] Lovers. [Limitation panel:] 1970, Published by Martin Booth: The Sceptre Press, Frensham, Surrey. Single leaf printed on both sides, folded to form three panels, sewn at the first fold with black thread into large white card wrappers printed black on front. Nice copy.

Of a total printing limited to 100 copies, this is one of only twenty-six lettered copies, printed on laid paper, hand-bound in card, and signed by the poet. On the verso of the centre panel Lucie-Smith has made a small holograph correction in ink.

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LUCIE-SMITH (Edward). The Well-wishers. Oxford University Press, 1974. Demy 8vo; pp.[viii]+56; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed on sides and spine in blue, on front cover in yellow; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.



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LYKIARD (Alexis). Journey of The Alchemist. Sebastian Carter, 1963. 20pp. med.8vo, wire-stitched as a single gathering into deep yellow card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black and red; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.



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LYLE (Rob). Guitar. [On front cover:] Poems in Pamphlet, III: Rob Lyle. The Hand and Flower Press, Aldington: Kent [inside front cover:] 1951. One gathering, sm.double cr.16mo, wire-stitched into tangering large card wrappers, printed outside in red and black, inside in black. Staples rusty; slight fading of wrappers. Otherwise a fine copy.

Printed on Arnold & Foster mould-made rag paper.

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LYNDON (Barré). The amazing Dr. Clitterhouse. Hamish Hamilton, 90 Great Russell Street, W.C.1, 1936. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; half-tone frontispiece showing set; decorated title-page; blank at end; pp.206+[ii]; brownish orange wrappers, cut flush, printed in black. Very nice copy.

Denominated ‘Special Theatre Edition' on the front wrapper. The issue in paper wrappers, priced 3s. 6d. net; the book was also issued simultaneously in cloth, at 5s.

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LYSAGHT (Sidney Royse). Horizons And landmarks. Poems. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1911. Advertisement leaf before half-title; advertisement leaf at end; dark blue buckram blocked and lettered gilt on spine and front cover; t.e.g., others uncut. Publisher's blind presentation stamp on title-page; a near-fine copy.

Evidently a review copy. The publication price, 4/6 net, has been written in pencil on the end-paper.

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[MAAS (William).]. Helicon Hill: Being a Pleasant Posy of rather Wild Flowers gathered on the Foothills of Parnasus and Judged very meet for the Brows of Contem-Porary Rhymers By Felix Folio Gent. of London. Selwyn & Blount, 21 York Buildings, Adelphi, 1921. F'cap 8vo; numerous vignettes on text-paper, by C. Lovat Fraser; glazed pale green boards, pink label printed in black on front cover. Slight fading of spine, and slight foxing of end-papers; otherwise a very nice copy.



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MACAULAY (Rose). The two blind Countries. Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 1914. Half-title excised; three integral advertisement leaves at end; green cloth, spine-label printed in red and black; fore- and lower- edges uncut; spare label tipped in at end. Spine label slightly chipped and rubbed; slight foxing of prelims. and advertisements; otherwise a nice copy.

The author's first book of poems.

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MACAULAY (Rose). Three days. Constable and Company Limited, 1919. Dedicatory poem tipped in after half-title; pp.[1]-[2]+[ii]+[3]-[68]; teak-brown self-wrappers applied to outer end-papers, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, white label printed in black on front wrapper. Slight wear to paper of spine; some foxing; otherwise a nice copy.



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MACBETH (George). The Night Of Stones. Poems. Macmillan, 1968. White wrappers printed in black and red. Nice copy.



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MACBETH (George). [Cover title:] The Bamboo Nightingale. [On verso of cover:] Published by Martin Booth: The Sceptre Press, Frensham, Farnham, Surrey, 1970. One lge.post sheet of hand-made Chinese paper, printed as a poster on one side only, and folded in four; loosely preserved in a pale-blue card folder, printed in black. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 150 numbered copies.

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MACBETH (George). [Cover title:] Poems. [On first leaf:] The Sceptre Press, Frensham, Farnham, Surrey, 1970. Lge.post 8vo format; first leaf bearing imprint on recto, limitation notice and date on verso; half-title not called for; blank leaf of pale yellowish-green paper following first leaf; fly-title preceding first page of text; blank leaf of pale yellowish-green paper, followed by leaf bearing biographical note on verso, at end; 16pp. wire-stitched into white thin card wrappers printed in black; a.e. untrimmed; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Proof Copy for the edition limited to 100 numbered copies published by the Sceptre Press in 1970.

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MACBETH (George). The Orlando Poems. Macmillan, 1971. Illustrations on wrappers and in text by Ralph Steadman; white wrappers printed in vermilion and black. Wrappers very slightly creased, but a very nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription on the half-title page. Loosely inserted are two sheets of A4 paper, bearing drawings, drafts, and revisions of the manuscript of a further Orlando poem, not in the volume.

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MACBETH (George). Collected Poems 1958-1969. Macmillan, 1971. Final blank; grey wrappers, cut flush, lettered black on front wrapper; made up without end-papers. Fine copy.

Uncorrected Proof Copy of the book eventually published as ‘Poems 1958-1970'.

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MACBETH (George). Collected Poems 1958-1970. Macmillan, 1971. Final blank; brown boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in slightly torn dust-wrapper.

With the review slip, giving the publication date of this and the issue in wrappers as 7th October 1971, loosely inserted.

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MACBETH (George). Lusus: a verse lecture. [On verso of title leaf:] Fuller d'Arch Smith (Publishers), Limited, 76 Gloucester Place, 1972. Narrow med.8vo; blank before half-title; blank followed by limitation leaf and three blanks at end; brown buckram lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy.

One of twenty-six ‘especially prepared' copies lettered and signed by the author. Issued without a dust-wrapper.

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MACBETH (George). Lusus: A verse lecture. [On copyright leaf:] Fuller d'Arch Smith (Publishers), Limited, 1972. Tall 8vo, 9 3/4"x 4 3/4"; blank before half-title; three blanks at end; black cloth, lettered white on front cover and down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy, inscribed, signed, and with a drawing by the author on the front end-paper.

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MACBETH (George). [Cover title:] The Vision. [Verso of front cover:] 1973, Sceptre Press, Rushden, Northamptonshire. Single leaf, folded to post 8vo format. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 150 numbered copies.

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MACBETH (George). Buying a Heart. Illustrations by Robin Lawrie. [On verso of title-page:] 1978, Omphalos Press And J-Jay Publications. A 5, perfect bound; pp.82; illustrations on text-paper; pink-foil-faced card wrappers printed in black outside and in, cut flush; issued without end-papers. Corner of front wrapper creased a little; otherwise a fine copy.



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McCABE (Brian). Goodbye Schooltie. Tara Telephone Publications, 1972. Blank before title, final blank; white dust-wrapper printed in brown and orange over thin white boards. Very nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 1,000 copies. No.6 of the Gallery Books series.

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MacCAIG (Norman). Riding Lights. 1955, The Hogarth Press. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[ii]+61+[i (printer's imprint)]; very pale blue boards printed in royal blue on front board. Paper covering of boards worn at extreme headband; otherwise a fine copy in slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

The publisher's ‘Production Office Copy', bearing their label to this effect on the spine of the dust-wrapper. With this book MacCaig won the Scottish Committee of the Arts Council Award for Poetry. It was also recommended by the Poetry Book Society.

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MacCAIG (Norman). The Sinai sort. Poems. 1957, The Hogarth Press. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[ii]+[62]; salmon red smooth boards printed in black on front cover and down flat spine. Fine copy in slightly faded dust-wrapper.

From the library of C. Day Lewis, and bearing his ownership signature on the front end-paper.

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MacCAIG (Norman). Tree of strings. Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1977. Demy 8vo; pp.64; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in yellow and black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

A volume in ‘The Phoenix Living Poets' series.

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MacCAIG (Norman). Old maps And new: Selected poems. 1978, The Hogarth Press. Tall lge.post 8vo; pp.160; glazed brownish olive cloth-textured boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

From the publisher's file and bearing their ‘Production Office Copy' rubber stamp on the front end-paper.

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MacCAIG (Norman). The equal skies. Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1980. Double demy 16mo; pp.64; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in yellow and black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

A volume in ‘The Phoenix Living Poets' series.

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MacCAIG (Norman). A world of difference. Chatto & Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1983. Lge.post 8vo format, perfect bound; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in light and dark blue; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.



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McCARTHY (Ulli). [Cover title:] Erire. Drawings: Jeff Nuttall. Prison Clothes Press no.3., N.D. [c.1966]. 8pp. text and three plates, wire stabbed; fold-over white wrappers lettered in black. Good only.

A very ephemeral pamphlet.

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McCLURE (Joanna). Wolf Eyes. Bearthm Press, San Francisco, 1974. Lge.post 8vo; blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; title-page printed in orange-brown and black; colophon leaf at end; 48pp., unpaginated; light brown card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front cover in orange-brown and black, on back cover and down spine in black; issued without end-papers. Nice copy.

One of 1,224 unsigned copies of a total edition of 1,250.

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M‘DIARMID (Hugh). Sangschaw. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1925. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.xii+58+4 (‘Opinions on Mr M‘Diarmid's Poetry')+[ii (imprint leaf)]; bevelled navy blue buckram, ruled blind, blocked and lettered gilt, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Neat ownership inscription dated ‘8th Jan.1926' on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy.

The first issue: in which the author's name appears as ‘M‘Diarmid' on the front cover but ‘M'Diarmid' on the spine. The remaining stock of sheets was bound up in the 1940s in buckram of a slightly lighter colour, with the name spelled incorrectly ‘M'Diarmid' on both. Includes a Preface by John Buchan.

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M'DIARMID (Hugh). A Drunk Man Looks At The Thistle. William Blackwood & Sons Ltd., Edinburgh, 1926. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.[viii]+108; bevelled navy blue buckram, ruled blind, blocked and lettered gilt, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Virtually fine copy.

Considered by many McDiarmid's finest sustained achievement. Loosely laid in is a cutting from an unidentified newspaper, bearing a contemporary review.

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McDIARMID (Hugh). First hymn to Lenin And Other poems. With an Introductory Essay by ‘AE' (George William Russell). The Unicorn Press, 321 High Holborn, London W.C.1, 1931. Demy 8vo; two binder's blanks and integral blank before half-title; frontispiece portrait after a drawing by ‘AE' on verso of half-title; integral blank followed by two binder's blanks at end; half black crushed morocco blocked gilt on sides, lettered gilt up spine, white board sides and end-papers printed with a bold pattern in black; t.e.g. Fine copy in chipped slip-case.

One of an edition limited to only fifty copies on large paper, numbered and signed by the author.

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McDIARMID (Hugh). Selected poems Edited by R. Crombie Saunders. William Maclellan, 1944. Half-title not called for; portrait frontispiece from a photograph; glossary at end; quarter Cambridge blue cloth lettered gilt up spine, white boards. Near-fine in dust-wrapper.

No.6 in the Poetry Scotland Series. Though it contains no new poems, this is an important selection containing orthographical revisions, made with the sanction of the author, of the earlier poems in Scots.

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MacDIARMID (Hugh). A Clyack-Sheaf. Macgibbon & Kee, 1969. Blank before half-title, two at end; puce boards lettered gilt down spine; t.e. grey. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

From the library of John Heath-Stubbs, and bearing an inscription on the front end-paper dated July 1972 ‘Happy Birthday, John./from Abdulla & Laura'. It would be difficult to prove the provenance!

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MACDIARMID (Hugh). More Collected Poems. Macgibbon & Kee, 1970. Blank before half-title; brown boards blocked and lettered gilt down spine; t.e. brown. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

[1982].

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McDIARMID (Hugh). Song Of the Seraphim. The Covent Garden Press in conjunction with INCA Books, N.D. [1973]. Blank before title, final blank; blue cloth, lettered black on front cover. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

One of 100 copies numbered and signed by the author.

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MacDIARMID (Hugh). The Bonnie Broukit Bairn. Graphics by Birtley Aris. MidNAG Poetry Poster no.21. No publisher, no place, no date [?1970s]. Poster, 24"x 16.5", printed in black, lilac, and green. Fine copy.



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McFADDEN (Roy). Flowers for a lady. Routledge, 1945. Quarter black buckram, lettered gilt up flat spine, pale marina green boards and end-papers; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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McGOUGH (Roger). Frinck: A life in the day of And Summer with Monika: Poems. Michael Joseph, 1967. Light purple boards blocked and lettered black on front cover, lettered black down spine. Very nice copy in dust-wrapper.



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McGOUGH (Roger). Watchwords. Jonathan Cape, 1969. Wire-stabbed; white wrappers printed in pale sand and black. Fine copy.

Uncorrected Proof Copy.

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McGOUGH (Roger). Waving at Trains. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, 1982. Double lge.post 16mo, perfect bound; brown coated wrappers, cut flush, printed in black; made up without end-papers. A fine copy.

Uncorrected Proof Copy. The provisional U.K. publication date is given on the wrappers as ‘September 16 1982'.

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MACKENZIE (M. Compton). Poems. Oxford, B.H. Blackwell, 50 & 51 Broad Street, 1907. Demy 8vo; grey wrappers, yapped fore- and lower- edges, printed black on front cover and up spine; a.e. uncut. Nice copy.

Printed on Dutch hand-made paper at The Holywell Press. The author's scarce first book.

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[McKUEN (Rod).]. Rod McKuen Reads In memory of my father By Charles Plymell. Cherry Valley Editions, [on colophon:] N.Y. [on verso of title:] 1977. One gathering, double f'cap 8vo, wire-stitched into white card wrappers with flap pocket inside back wrapper, printed on front wrapper and flap pocket in black and sepia, on back wrapper in black; half-title not called for; one illustration on text-paper; colophon leaf at end; issued without end-papers; fore-edges uncut; 33 1/3 rpm record of McKuen reading in sleeve tipped into flap pocket. Fine copy, complete with a flyer for the English distributor loosely laid in, as issued.

‘Special Edition', so designated on verso of title-page. The recording was made at The John Hopkins University on April 30, 1976.

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MACLEAN (Sorley). Somhairle MacGill-Eain: Sorley MacLean. Reothairt is Contraigh. Taghadh de Dháin 1932 - 72: Spring tide and Neap tide. Selected Poems 1932 - 72. Canongate, 1977. Demy 8vo; pp.[x]+181+[i (acknowledgments)]; light dull blue cloth, lettered gilt on front cover, on and down spine. Very nice copy in dust-wrapper.

Signed by the author on the title-page (with both spellings) in 1991. The author's first volume of verse since 1943, selected by himself, and including most of his published and unpublished poems written between 1932 and 1972. His own line by line English translations appear throughout on the left-hand pages, facing the original Gaelic on the right-hand ones. On the front flap of the dust-wrapper the author's name appears as Shomhairle Mhic Gill-Eain.

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MACLEOD (Fiona [i.e., William Sharp]). The House of Usna: A drama by Fiona Macleod. Portland Maine, Thomas B. Mosher, 1903. Lge.post 8vo in half sheets; printed throughout on hand-made paper in orange and black; four text-paper blanks at front, five at back, the outermost serving as end-papers; colophon leaf, blank on verso, follows last page of text; pp.[8]+[xxxii]+[76]+[i]+[ix]; Japon vellum dust-wrapper printed in pale green on front panel and spine, in dark brown on spine, French folded over plain white boards with applied back; a.e. uncut. Dustwrapper lightly enbrowned, and with some staining; very light staining of front board; otherwise a nice copy.

One of a total edition limited to 450 copies. Printed on Van Gelder hand-made paper.

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MACLEOD (Fiona [i.e., William Sharp].). From the hills of dream: Threnodies, songs and Later poems. William Heinemann, 1907. Pp.xvi+203+[i (advertisements)]; blue rough buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, blocked gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. A nice copy.

Not the same as the 1896 volume of this title. The present volume is a collected poems, many of them here making their first appearance in book form in England, or being here first collected. Presentation copy from Queen Marie of Roumania ('Carmen Silva'), bearing her signed holograph inscription on the front end-paper.

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MACLEOD (Fiona [i.e., William Sharp].). The immortal hour: A drama in two acts. T.N. Foulis, Edinburgh, 1908. Blank before half-title, blank at end; title-page printed in black and red; pp.[2]+[xiv]+53+[i (printer's imprint)]+[2]; quarter natural linen, vellum spine label ruled and lettered gilt, drab boards blocked and lettered gilt on front board; t.e.g., others uncut. Covers very slightly rubbed; otherwise a fine copy.

Presentation copy from the author's wife, with her twenty-one word holograph inscription, signed ‘Elizabeth', on the front blank. Loosely laid in is a flyer for a production of the play at Chislehurst. One of an edition limited to only five hundred copies - and now quite scarce. Probably today, for somewhat adventitious reasons, the author's best-known work.

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MACLEOD (Fiona [i.e., William Sharp].). The immortal hour: A drama in two acts. T.N. Foulis, Edinburgh, 1908. Blank before half-title, blank at end; title-page printed in black and red; pp.[2]+[xiv]+53+[i (printer's imprint)]+[2]; quarter natural linen, vellum spine label ruled and lettered gilt, drab boards blocked and lettered gilt on front board; t.e.g., others uncut. A fine copy.

One of an edition limited to only five hundred copies - and now quite scarce. Probably today, for somewhat adventitious reasons, the author's best-known work.

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MAC LOW (Jackson). Phone: A poem & 10 variations (Written 4 June 1977). Illustrations adapted From a drawing made for this edition By Ray Johnson. Printed Editions, New York / Kontexts Publications, Amsterdam [Holland], 1979. One gathering demy 8vo wire stitched into textured cream card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black and red, inside in red; half-title not called for; printed throughout in black and red; isued without end-papers. Fine copy.

One of 900 unsigned copies of a total edition of 1,000.

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Mac LOW (Jackson). 21 Matched Asymmetries: The 10 Bluebird Asymmetries, the 6 Asymmetries for Dr. Howard Levy, & the 5 Young Turtle Asymmetries. Aloes Books, 1978. Sm.f'cap 4to format, 40pp., wire stitched into textured cream card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; colophon leaf at end; issued without end-papers. Very light embrowning of poor quality paper; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 250 copies. Published January 1978.

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MACNAGHTEN (Hugh). Ave regina And other poems By Hugh Macnaghten, Formerly fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, Assistant Master at Eton College. London, George Allen, 156, Charing Cross Road, 1904. F'cap 8vo; pp.viii+[104]; mottled pale grey cloth, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut.

Leaf A5 is in this copy a cancel, signed with an asterisk.

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MACNEICE (Louis). The Agamemnon Of Aeschylus Translated by Louis MacNeice. Faber and Faber Limited, 24 Russell Square, London, October 1936. Demy 8vo; purple cloth lettered with short rule gilt down flat spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Very slight fading of spine and edges of covers; inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a virtualy fine copy.

A difficult title. Armitage & Clark, A4.

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MACNEICE (Louis). A play in two acts: Out of The picture. Faber and Faber Limited, June 1937. Demy 8vo; fawn cloth lettered blue down spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Virtualy fine copy in very slightly frayed and dusty dust-wrapper.

A difficult title. Armitage & Clark, A5, not recording the dust-wrapper.

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MACNEICE (Louis). Ten Burnt Offerings. Faber and Faber, 1942. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; salmon cloth lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in slightly chipped dust-wrapper.



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MACNEICE (Louis). Plant and phantom. Poems by Louis Macneice. Faber and Faber Limited, 24 Russell Square, London, 1941. Demy 8vo; final blank; pp.86+[ii]; light grey-green Sundour cloth lettered gilt down flat spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Virtually fine copy in slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

An uncommon war-time title, probably printed short.

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MACNEICE (Louis). The Other Wing. Illustrated by Michael Ayrton. Faber and Faber, [at foot of last page of text:] 1954. One half gathering demy 8vo, including wrappers, pp.1 and 4 coated duck-egg blue and printed in black, p.2 blank, p.3 title-page, p.4 bearing coloured illustration, pp.5-6 text, p.7 bearing illustration in black and white. Nice copy.

Issued as [?No.6] of the Ariel Poems, New Series.

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MacNEICE (Louis). Persons from Porlock And other plays for radio With an introduction By W.H. Auden. British Broadcasting Corporation, 1969. Lge.med.8vo; dark grey-green cloth ruled and lettered gilt down spine. Nice copy in dust-wrapper.

Edited, as well as introduced, by Auden.

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MacSWEENEY (Barry). The Last Bud. [Colophon:] Blacksuede Boot Press, 35 The Drive, Newcastle on Tyne, 1969. Demy 4to, 22pp., wire-stitched into white thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black with lettering and a design by Michael Rudston; blank precedes title-page, blank at end; issued without half-title or end-papers. Very slight embrowning of wrappers, but virtually a fine copy.

One of only twenty-five numbered copies signed by the author and the cover artist, with an additional holograph poem by MacSweeney written on the front blank, and, in this copy at least, though it is not called for in the limitation notice, an original drawing by Rudston on the inside front cover. This signed issue, though the fact is nowhere stated, being being also on larger paper (282mm x 224mm).

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MacSWEENEY (Barry). The Last Bud. [Colophon:] Blacksuede Boot Press, 35 The Drive, Newcastle on Tyne, 1969. Demy 4to, 22pp., wire-stitched into white thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black with lettering and a design by Michael Rudston; blank precedes title-page, blank at end; issued without half-title or end-papers. Very slight embrowning of wrappers, but virtually a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 375 unsigned copies of a total edition of 400, this, though the fact is nowhere stated, being one of an issue on large paper (282mm x 224mm). The large paper issue was intended to be signed, the present copy being presumably an over-run.

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MacSWEENEY (Barry). The Last Bud. [Colophon:] Blacksuede Boot Press, 35 The Drive, Newcastle on Tyne, 1969. Demy 4to, 22pp., wire-stitched into white thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black with lettering and a design by Michael Rudston; blank precedes title-page, blank at end; issued without half-title or end-papers. Very slight embrowning of wrappers, but virtually a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 375 unsigned copies of a total edition of 400, this, though the fact is nowhere stated, being one of an issue on small paper (274mm x 224mm).

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MACSWEENEY (Barry). Brother Wolf. Turret Books, 1972. Sm.folio; series title precedes title-page; title-page printed in scarlet and black; text printed in pale yellow and black; imprint leaf and blank at end; scarlet free end-papers and thin boards (i.e., no paste-downs); very dark brown dust-wrapper with cut-away panel and glossy black lettering on front wrapper. Fine copy in slightly nicked dust-wrapper.

One of 300 copies. Issued as Tall Turret Number Three.

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MacSWEENEY (Barry). [Cover title:] 4 small odes. No place, no date [c.1973]. Five leaves of grey paper, sm.f'cap 4to format, wire-stabbed, and bound at spine with cream masking-tape; front cover lettraset and decorated with multi-colour crayon; other leaves bearing type-script on recto only; untrimmed edges. Slight creasing at fore-edges; otherwise nice.

A unique booklet made up by the author, bearing his signature in crayon on the front wrapper, and one litteral correction in his hand in the text. As far as we are aware, these Odes have not been published.

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MacSWEENEY (Barry). Six odes. No place, no publisher, February 1973. Lge.24mo, one gathering of old mustard paper printed on recto only, wire-stitched into brown paper wrappers, cut flush, the front wrapper printed in black; two blanks precede title-page; limitation leaf followed by blank at end; half-title not called for. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

One of only fifty copies signed and numbered by the author out of a total edition limited to 350.

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MacSWEENEY (Barry). Six odes. No place, no publisher, February 1973. Lge.24mo, one gathering of old mustard paper printed on recto only, wire-stitched into brown paper wrappers, cut flush, the front wrapper printed in black; two blanks precede title-page; limitation leaf followed by blank at end; half-title not called for. Staples very slightly rusting; otherwise fine.

One of an edition limited to 350 copies, this being one of 300 unsigned.

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MACSWEENEY (Barry). Fog Eye. [Ted Cavanagh], February, 1973. 16pp. cr.4to, wire stitched as a single gathering; blank at front and back; half-title not called for; mustard free end-papers; chalk pink thin card wrapers printed in black; brick red dust-wrapper. Fine copy.

Of a total edition of two hundred copies, this is one of fifty numbered and signed by the author. [1982].

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MACSWEENEY (Barry). Black torch. New London Pride, 1978. Lge.post 4to format, perfect bound; pp.[ii]+75+[ii]; advertisement leaf, title-page, leaf bearing copyright notice, leaf bearing dedication, Prologue (4pp.), and fly-title, precede start of text; half-title not called for; limitation leaf, bearing Errata, at end; white wrappers, cut flush, printed black on front, back, and spine; black free end-papers; paste-downs not called for. Fine.

Issued in the series ‘Exclusive Mimeograph Masterpieces'. One of an edition of 250 copies.

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MACSWEENEY (Barry). Blackbird: Elegy for William Gordon Calvert. Being Book Two of Black Torch. Pig Press, Durham, 1980. 12pp., A4 format, mimeographed, wire-stitched as a single gathering into grey wrappers, cut flush, printed on front and back in black; issued without half-title or end-papers. Fine copy.

First trade edition, preceded by a limited edition published in November 1979.

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MACSWEENEY (Barry). [Cover title:] Jury Vet Odes. Other Branch Readings: 7, No Place, March, 1981. Two A4 sheets, wire stabbed into lemon wrappers, cut flush, printed black on rectos; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 100 copies.

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MCWHIRTER (George). The island man. [On verso of title-page:] Published in Canada by Oberon Press, 1981. Lge.post 8vo format, perfect bound; half-title not called for; blank precedes half-tone illustrated title-page printed in black and tan; three blanks at end; pp.81+[vii]; textured light grey card wrappers printed in black on back wrapper, in black and tan on front wrapper and spine; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

The author, an expatriot Irishman, won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize with his first volume, ‘Catalan Poems'.

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MADGWICK (Donald). A modern Don Juan. [On verso of title:] First published in 1984 by Hazelwood Books, 201 Woodside Green, London SE25 5EN. Lge.12mo format, perfect bound; pp.[176]; numerous illustrations on text-paper; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black. Fine copy.

Loosely laid in is a TLS from the author, c.100 words, presenting the volume, and commenting on the reception given to the dramatised ‘Tower Theatre' abridgment.

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MAETERLINCK (Maurice). The blue bird: A fairy play in five acts. Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos. Methuen & Co., 1909. F'cap 8vo; final blank; lavender cloth, ruled, lettered, and embossed gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Spine faded; inscription partly removed from front end-paper; slight foxing of first few leaves; otherwise a nice copy.



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MAETERLINCK (Maurice). Mary Magdalene: A play in three acts. Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1910. F'cap 8vo; 8pp. integral advertisements followed by two integral blanks at end; dotted line linen grain dull blue cloth, ruled, lettered, and embossed gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., lower-edges rough-trimmed. A nice copy.

Publisher's presentation copy, so rubber-stamped on the title-page.

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MAETERLINCK (Maurice). The betrothal Or The blue bird chooses: A fairy play in five acts Being a sequel to the Blue Bird. Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1919. F'cap 8vo; 8pp. inserted advertisements on text paper; dull green cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered blind on front cover, gilt on spine. Fine copy.



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MAGOWAN (Robin). The ling poems. Drawings by Norman Mallory. A Futharc Press Book, no place (but printed in Santa Paula, Ca., U.S.A.), 1982. Demy 4to format, 36pp., wire stitched into very pale grey wrappers, cut flush, printed on front and inside back wrapper in brown; obituary leaf precedes title-page; half-title not called for; five illustrations on text-paper; two blanks at end; issued without end-papers. Nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription to John [Heath-Stubbs], dated ‘May 9, 1982', on the front blank.

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MAIR (Charles). Tecumseh: A Drama (Second edition). And Canadian Poems. Toronto: William Briggs, 1901. Half-title not called for; portrait frontispiece on art paper, and conjugate illustrated title-page after J.E. Laughlin printed in vermilion and black, with tissue guard, precede dedication leaf; two plates on art paper; pp.276 (excluding prelims.); vertically fine ribbed carmine cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy.

Tecumseh was first published in 1886. The Poems are in two sections: the first, denominated ‘Canadian Poems', appear to be here first collected; the second, ‘Dreamland and Other Poems' are "Revised from the Edition of 1868". The final 26pp., containing Notes to all sections, are new. Included also is a new Preface. There is no list of illustrations, but they face pp.12 and 69.

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MALLESON (Miles). Youth: A Play in Three Acts. Hendersons, 66 Charing Cross Road, 1916. Orange wrappers, front wrapper printed in black; uncut edges. Nice.



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MALLESON (Miles). Maurice's Own Idea: A Little Dream Play. Hendersons, 1918. 3pp. integral advertisements at end; orange wrappers printed in black; uncut edges. Nice.



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MALLESON (Miles) and BROOKS (H). Six men of Dorset: A Play in Two Acts and an Epilogue. Victor Gollancz Ltd and Trades Union Congress General Council, 1934. Orange wrappers printed in black on spine and front wrapper. Very nice. Scarce.

A play about the Tolpuddle Martyrs.

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MALOUF (David). First Things Last: Poems by David Malouf. University of Queensland Press, [St Lucia, Queensland, Australia,] 1980. Demy 8vo; pp.[vi]+58; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in orange and black on back wrapper and spine, in orange, black, red, and blue on front wrapper; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.



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MANNING (Hugo). Lullaby. 1972, Sceptre Press, Rushden, Northamptonshire. Single leaf of cream paper, once folded, to post 8vo format; issued without wrappers. Fine copy.

One of an issue of seventy numbered but unsigned copies of a total edition limited to 100.

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MANNING (Hugo). Then People May Laugh. Published by The Village press, 131-141 King's Road London SW3, 1973. Single sheet, once folded, mustard thin card printed in brown. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to fifty copies numbered and signed by the author.

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MANNING (Hugo). Ishmael. Tabaret Press, London, 1975. One half sheet demy 8vo, sewn into purple card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.



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MANSFIELD (Katherine). Four poems Edited with an introductory note By Jeffrey Meyers. Privately printed at the Press of Eric & Joan Stevens, 1980. Imperial 8vo; a single gathering; two blanks precede title-page, one at end; half-title not called for; green dust-wrapper printed in black on front panel, folded over outer blanks. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 150 numbered copies set and printed by hand. All the poems are here first collected.

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MARLEY (Brian). Poet and artist series: Resurgam: Six Poems. Drawings by Raf Fulcher. Ceolfrith 48. [on verso of title-page:] Ceolfrith Press, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, 1978. 16pp., narrow med.4to format, wire stitched as a single gathering into blue card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; half-title not called for; illustrations on text-paper; final page advertisements; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 750 copies, this being one of 650 unsigned.

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MARQUIS (Don). archy and mehitabel. Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Page & Company, 1927. Vignette title-page; black buckram, orange labels printed in black on spine and front cover; t.e. orange; white end-papers printed in orange. Light slight foxing of prelims.; spine label a trifle chipped; otherwise a fine copy.



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MARSH (Edward). Forty-two Fables of La Fontaine Translated by Edward Marsh. William Heineman, Ltd., 1924. Limitation leaf follows half-title; final blank; quarter vellum lettered gilt up spine, grey blue boards; a.e. uncut. Virtually fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 165 copies, printed on mould made paper, numbered and signed by the author.

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MARSHALL (Kenneth [W.]). The Foolish Virgin. [On last page:] Blue Moon Poem for Christmas 1931. Single leaf of buff paper, once folded, to med.8vo size; one illustration, by Bessell, on text-paper; issued without covers. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 100 numbered and signed copies for sale.

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MARTIN (Philip). A Bone Flute: Poems. Australian National University Press, Canberra 1974. Demy 8vo; brown cloth, lettered gilt on front cover and down spine, blocked with publisher's device gilt on spine; pale yellow end-papers. Fine copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's printed compliments slip laid in. Probably issued without a dust-wrapper.

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