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.

BENVENISTE (Asa). "Opium War". Published by Spot Press 103 Grove Park London SE5, N.D. [?mid '60s]. Pale yellow card, one leaf, sq.8vo format, printed on both sides. Fine copy.

Issued as no.I of the Spot Press Poetry Card Series.

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BERG (Stephen). With Akhmatova at the Black Gates: Variations. Foreword by Hayden Carruth. University of Illinois Press, Urbana / Chicago / London, 1981. Sm.sq.8vo format, perfect bound; double-spread title utilising verso of half-title; pp.[xii]+67+[i (advertisements)]; white glazed card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in grey-green and black. Fine copy.

A (more or less) original poem sequence based loosely on translations of work by Anna Akhmatova.

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BERRIGAN (Ted). Many happy returns. Poems / by Ted Berrigan. Corinth Books, New York / 1969. Sm.pott 4to format, perfect bound; blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; pp.47+[i (colophon)]; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in yellow and black, inside in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Of a total edition limited to 1,500 copies, this is one of 1,450 not numbered and signed.

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BERRIGAN (Ted) and WALDMAN (Anne). Memorial day: A collaboration by Anne Waldman & Ted Berrigan 1971. Aloes Books, [on last page:] 1974. Super roy 8vo; 28pp., wire-stitched into hammered cream thin card free end-papers and glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front cover in black and green, on back panel in black. Edges of front wrapper very lightly foxed; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

First English edition of a title issued in America in May 1971. One of an edition limited to 500 copies, and printed on Star Antique Paper.

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BETJEMAN (John). Altar and pew: Church of England Verses. Edited by John Betjeman. Edward Hulton, 1959. Tall f'cap 8vo; white wrappers printed in black and brown, cut flush. Fine copy.

Includes a short Introduction by Betjeman. Poets anthologised include Hardy, Larkin, John Meade Falkner, Praed, Wordsworth, Tennyson, Crabbe, Coleridge, Barnes, George Herbert, etc.

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BETJEMAN (John). Summoned By bells. John Murray, 1960. Sq.demy 8vo; issued without true end-papers, the outer leaves of the first and last gatherings serving instead; bright green buckram blocked blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; patterned end-papers. Fine in dust-wrapper.

[1982].

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BETJEMAN (John). High And low. John Murray, 1966. Binder's blank at front and back, two integral blanks at end; title-page printed in black and blue; optical white buckram blocked and lettered gilt on spine; hand-marbled end-papers; t.e.g., others uncut. Fine unopened copy in glassine dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 100 numbered copies printed on hand-made paper and signed by the author.

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BETJEMAN (John). A nip In the air. John Murray, 1974. Tall f'cap 8vo; final blank; yellow cloth, blocked and lettered gilt down flat spine. Inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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BETJEMAN (John). Uncollected Poems. With a foreword by Bevis Hillier. John Murray, 1982. Tall f'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; vignette on title-page; illustration on verso of last leaf of text; pp.[x]+81+[i]; sage green cloth-textured boards, blocked, down-lettered and lettered gilt on spine. Inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in very slightly scratched dust-wrapper.

Poems from all periods of Betjeman's creative life, most of them hitherto unpublished, a few here first collected from periodicals. In our experience an uncommon volume.

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BINYON (Laurence). Odes. The Unicorn Press, 1901. Large wood-engraving, signed ‘S', on title-page; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; motled pink rough buckram, ruled gilt on sides, lettered gilt on spine. Covers a little rubbed and dull; otherwise a fine copy.



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BINYON (Laurence). The death of Adam And other poems. Methuen & Co., 1904. Blue cloth ruled gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Nice.



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BINYON (Laurence). Attila: A tragedy in four acts. John Murray, 1907. Blank before half-title, final blank; pp.[viii]+134+[ii]; quarter white buckram, flat spine lettered gilt, drab board sides, front board lettered in black; lower-edges uncut. End-papers embrowned as usual, and edges very slightly foxed; otherwise virtually a fine copy.



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BINYON (Laurence). Attila: A tragedy in four acts. John Murray, 1907. Covers used, and cloth split over back joint, but not weak; prelims. and last leaves foxed; text otherwise nice.



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BINYON (Laurence). London visions By Laurence Binyon. Collected and Augmented. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1908. F'cap 8vo; pp.viii+[96]; spruce green coarse rough buckram, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Very nice copy.

Binding variant: spruce green cloth with ruling and lettering on front cover. Probably the first binding, of three. Nelson, 1908. 19; Colbeck, 1: 57.

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BINYON (Laurence). London visions By Laurence Binyon. Collected and Augmented. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1908. F'cap 8vo; pp.viii+[96]; pale green coarse rough buckram, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Very nice copy.

Binding variant: pale green cloth, with ruling and lettering on front cover. Probably the second binding, of three. Nelson, 1908. 19; Colbeck, 1: 57.

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BINYON (Laurence). London visions By Laurence Binyon. Collected and Augmented. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1908. F'cap 8vo; pp.viii+[96]; pale green coarse rough buckram, ruled gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Very nice copy.

Binding variant: pale green cloth, with ruling but no lettering on front cover. Probably the third binding, of three. Nelson, 1908. 19; Colbeck, 1: 57.

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BINYON (Laurence). The Four Years: War Poems Collected And newly Augmented. With a Portrait from An Engraving by William Strang, A.R.A. Elkin Mathews, 1919. F'cap 8vo; blank, conjugate leaf bearing engraved portrait, and tissue guard, precede title-page; half-title not called for; final blank; deep rose linen patterned cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. yellow, others uncut. Fine copy.

Signed by the author beneath the portrait. Nelson, 1919. 11; Colbeck, 1: 57

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BINYON (Laurence). Ayuli: A Play in Three Acts And an Epilogue. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, Publisher to the Shakespeare Head Press Of Stratford-upon-Avon, 1923. Short cr.8vo; advertisement leaf serving as paste-down precedes half/series title; integral advertisement leaf followed by three blanks at end, the last serving as paste-down; yapped salmon pink paper, printed in olive green, over thin boards. Paper of covers slightly worn at head and tail of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as volume No.5 in ‘The British Drama League Library of Modern British Drama'.

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BINYON (Laurence). Three short plays: Godstow Nunnery; Love in the Desert; Memnon. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 44 Museum Street, W.C.1, 1930. Pp.[47]+[i (printer's imprint)]; large purple wrappers, white label printed in black on front wrapper; issued without end-papers. Slight darkening of wrappers and small chip to paper at tail of spine; some foxing, chiefly of prelims. and last few leaves; otherwise a nice copy.



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BINYON (Laurence). The North Star And other poems. Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1941. Demy 8vo; final blank; quarter cream linen, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, pale marina blue linen sides. Fine in slightly frayed dust-wrapper strengthened on verso.



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BINYON (Laurence). The madness Of Merlin. With an Introduction by Gordon Bottomley. Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1947. Demy 8vo; printer's imprint leaf at end; pp.[xii]+58+[ii]; deep scarlet fine weave cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in minutely nicked dust-wrapper.

A posthumous volume difficult to find.

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BIRNEY (Earle). The Bear on The Delhi Road: Selected Poems. 1973, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; pp.64; white glazed card wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; issued without end-papers. Slight marking of wrappers, but a very nice copy.

Review copy, with the publisher's review slip, giving the publication date as September 20th, 1973, loosely lais in.

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BIRNEY (Earle). The Bear on The Delhi Road: Selected Poems. 1973, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; pp.64; white glazed card wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.



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BIRTWHISTLE (John). The Conversion to Oil of the Lots Road London Transport Power Station And other poems. Anvil Press Poetry Associated with Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1972. White wrappers printed in black. Near fine.

[1982].

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BISHOP (Elizabeth). Poems. 1956, Chatto & Windus, London. Pp.40; pale yellow boards printed on front board in dark blue. Oblong area of foxing on front paste-down, where bookplate has been removed; otherwise a virtually fine copy in slightly frayed and dusty dust-wrapper. Scarce.

Apparently the first appearance of Elizabeth Bishop in England - prompted by her winning the Pulitzer Prize in the same year.

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BISSETT (Bill). [Cover title:] Vancouver Mainland Ice and Cold Storage. [Inside front wrapper:] Published by writers forum, member of Association of little presses. Second edition: April 1974. A5 concertina-folded sheets of green, white, and cream paper, duplicated on one side only, wire stabbed; three folding plates, one on green, two on yellow paper; 34pp. (as presented), not including the plates; not paginated; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Concrete or typewriter poems. The first edition was published in July, 1973.

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BISSETT (Bill). Soul arrow. [Inside back wrapper:] Blewointment press, box 48870, stn bentall, vancouver, bc canada, [on last leaf of text:] 1980. Lge.post 4to format, perfect bound; 108pp., unpaginated; illustrated title-page; one page printed in full colour, one in blue; glazed card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in red and black, inside in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Concrete and visual poems, typewriter art, etc.

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BLACK (D.M.). The Educators. Poems. Barrie & Rockliff The Cresset Press, 1969. Two blanks at front and back, serving as end-papers; grey boards lettered gilt down spine. Very nice copy in dust-wrapper.

The publisher's file copy, so designated by a rubber stamp on the title-page.

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BLACKBURN (Paul). In . on . or about The premises: Being a small book of poems by Paul Blackburn. Cape Goliard Press [Ltd., 10a Fairhazel Gardens], London, 1968. Super roy.8vo in half-sheets; illustrations on text-paper; illustration followed by colophon leaf at end; 64pp., unpaged; white wrappers, cut flush, coated olive brown outside, printed reddish brown and with black and silver foil onlay on front wrapper; brown end-papers, the outermost not pasted down; clear plastic dust-wrapper. Fine copy.

One of an issue of 1,500 copies of a total edition of 4,900 copies. The illustrations and cover design are by Michelle Stuart.

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BLAKE (William). The poetical works Of William Blake: A new and verbatim text from The manuscript engraved and Letterpress originals With Variorum readings and bibliographical Notes and prefaces By John Sampson, Librarian in the University of Liverpool. Oxford, At the Clarendon Press, 1905. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; folding facsimile frontispiece and one double spread facsimile, in collotype; pp.xxxvi+384; brown rough buckram, cream paper spine label printed in black; top- and fore-edges uncut; spare label tipped in at end. Label slightly chipped and darkened; light pencilled scoring and annotations passim; otherwise a very nice copy.

From the library of Dr. Desmond Flower, whose pencilled signature and note that it was given to him by his grandmother, Christmas 1926, appear on the front end-paper. The first reliable edition of Blake's poems, scrupulously edited, with good variorum and bibliographical notes throughout: highly praised by Keynes.

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BLAKESTON (Oswell). How to make your own confetti poems by Oswell Blakeston [this repeated twenty-eight times!]. Illusions by Max Chapman. Trigram Press/London, 1965. Sm.cr.8vo in half-sheets, the gatherings variously of white, grey, green, pale orange, pale pink, and deep yellow paper; frontispiece and four illustrations on text-paper; pp.48; brown paper self-wrappers printed in black and red over plain black card wrappers, cut flush; white free end-papers. Fine copy.

Of a total edition limited to 750 numbered copies, this is one of 400 in wrappers.

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BLOK (Alexander). The twelve And The Scythians: Translated and introduced By Jack Lindsay With an afterword By Yuri Molok Illustrated By Yuri Annenkov. The Journeyman Press, London & West Nyack, [N.J., U.S.A.], 1982. Post 8vo; pp.80; brown card wrappers printed outside in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First edition of Jack Lindsay's translation, and the first appearance of the complete series of Annenkov's illustrations in England - they were drawn originally to accompany a limited edition of ‘The Twelve' published in Russia in 1918, a few months after the first appearance of the poem. Molok's Afterword gives useful information about Blok, Annenkov, and their original publisher. The Afterword also includes the text of a lengthy letter from Blok to Annenkov regarding the drawings.

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BLUNDEN (E.C.). Pastorals: A Book of Verses. Erskine Macdonald, Featherstone Buildings, Holborn, W.C., April, 1916. Sm.f'cap 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; title-page printed in light bluish-green and black; three integral advertisement leaves at end, the last bearing imprint on verso; light brown self-wrappers printed in light bluish green and dark blue; yapped edges; a.e. uncut. Fine unopened copy of a very delicate book. £55.00Edmund Blunden's first regularly published book. Muir, checklist, 6; Kirkpatrick A7a, the first issue. 1050 copies were printed in all, fifty of which were issued in cloth. Issued as a volume of The Little Books of Georgian Verse (Second Series).

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BLUNDEN (Edmund). Masks of time. A new collection of poems Principally meditative. The Beaumont Press, January 1925. Limitation leaf before half-title; vignette title-page printed in brown and green; colophon leaf at end; pp.[xvi]+58+[ii (recto blank)]; quarter Holland, blocked and lettered gilt up spine; patterned boards; uncut edges. Fine copy in frayed unprinted dust-wrapper.

Of a total edition of 390, this is one of an issue limited to 310 numbered copies printed on hand-made paper. The covers, initial letters, and decorations were designed by Randolphe Schwabe. The nineteenth book issued by The Beaumont Press. Muir, checklist, 15.

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BLUNDEN (Edmund). Masks of time. A new collection of poems Principally meditative. The Beaumont Press, January 1925. Limitation leaf before half-title; vignette title-page printed in brown and green; colophon leaf at end; pp.[xvi]+58+[ii (recto blank)]; quarter Holland, blocked and lettered gilt up spine; patterned boards; uncut edges; issued without a printed dust-wrapper. Fine copy.

Of a total edition of 390, this is one of an issue limited to 310 numbered copies printed on hand-made paper. The covers, initial letters, and decorations were designed by Randolphe Schwabe. The nineteenth book issued by The Beaumont Press. Muir, checklist, 15.

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BLUNDEN (Edmund). English poems. Richard Cobden-Sanderson, Thavies Inn, 1925. Med.8vo; pp.127+[i (blank)]; reddish brown rough coarse buckram, cream spine label printed in red; a.e. uncut. Fine, mostly unopened, copy in the dust-wrapper (this slightly darkened and with an insignificant scuff on the front panel); complete with the spare label tipped in at the end.

1,000 copies were printed, including sheets for the American issue made by Knopf. Muir, checklist, 16.

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BLUNDEN (Edmund). Retreat. Richard Cobden-Sanderson, Thavies Inn, 1928. Med.8vo, printed in half-sheets; blank and limitation leaf before half-title; title-page printed in red and black; blank at end; oatmeal coarse buckram, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Spine slightly mottled, but a near-fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 112 copies, numbered and signed by the author. Muir, checklist, 21(1).

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BLUNDEN (Edmund). Retreat. Richard Cobden-Sanderson, Thavies Inn, 1928. Med.8vo; blank at end; pp.70+[ii]; reddish brown rough coarse buckram, cream spine label printed in red; a.e. uncut. Fine, unopened, copy in the dust-wrapper; complete with two spare labels tipped in, one at front one at back (v. note).

Presentation copy, with the author's contemporary signed holograph inscription, written on the large margins of one of the spare labels, tipped on to the front end-paper. Blunden was in Japan when this volume was being prepared for publication, and had evidently a few labels sent him to inscribe so that his presentation copies could be sent direct from the publishers - an expedient of some originality! Muir, checklist, 21(2).

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BLUNDEN (Edmund). The poems of Edmund Blunden. Cobden-Sanderson, 1930. Blank before half-title; cream cloth lettered gilt on spine; t.e. blue, others uncut. Fine unopened copy in dust-wrapper.

Muir, checklist, 32(2). There was also an issue limited to 210 copies signed by Blunden.

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BLUNDEN (Edmund). Halfway house: A Miscellany of New Poems. Cobden-Sanderson, 1932. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[xii]+[96]; light brown cloth, paper spine label printed in very dark brown and light brown; fore- and lower- edges uncut; spare label tipped in at end. Virtually fine copy in slightly frayed dust wrapper darkened on spine and at edges of front panel, and strengthened with brown paper on verso.

Review copy, with the publisher's review slip loosely laid in, giving the scheduled date of publication as November 4. Muir, checklist, 41(2). There was also an issue limited to 70 copies signed by Blunden.

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BLUNDEN (Edmund). Shells by A stream: New Poems. Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1944. Demy 8vo; pp.viii+60; bluish green Sundour cloth blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and down spine; pale buff end-papers. Fine copy in very slightly marked dust-wrapper.



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BLUNDEN (Edmund). After The bombing And other short poems. London, Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1949. DEmy 8vo; pp.viii+[51]+[i (printer's imprint)]; bright carmine cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper with one short tear repaired with tissue on verso. In our experience a scarce title.



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[BLUNDEN (Edmund).]. James Thomson: The Castle of Indolence. Introduction by Edmund Blunden. Edited with notes by Alec M. Hardie. Hong Kong University Press, 1956. F'cap 8vo; pp.[xxii]+[82 (last page in Chinese)]; mottled brown cloth lettered gilt down flat spine. Fine copy in slightly nicked dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy from the Editor, with his holograph inscription signed ‘Alec' on the front end-paper. First edition with this introduction. Published in July 1956 in an edition of 1,500 copies. Included also in the volume is the text of William Collins' ‘Ode on the Death of Mr. Thomson'.

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BLUNDEN (Edmund). A selection of the Shorter poems Of Edmund Blunden. Price two shillings. (Profits from the sale of this book will aid the work of Restoring the Great Church of the Holy Trinity, Long Melford). [On back wrapper:] Published by J.A. White, Long Melford, [Suffolk,] N.D. [1966]. Roy.16mo, 24pp., unpaginated, wire-stitched into white card wrappers printed in black, cut flush; issued without end-papers. Small scuff on front wrapper; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

Presentation copy, with the author's fifteen word holograph inscription on the upper margin of the title page.

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BOLD (Alan). The state Of the nation. Chatto and Windus/The Hogarth Press, 1969. Blank before half-title, final blank; title page printed in black and brown; brown boards lettered gilt on spine, blocked gilt on front cover. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Issued as a volume in The Phoenix Living Poets series. [1982].

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BOLD (Alan). He Will Be Greatly Missed. A Poem by Alan Bold Illustrated by the Author. Turret Books, 1971. 28pp., demy 8vo, sewn as a single gathering into plain white wrappers; half-title not called for; illustrations on text-paper; issued without end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 100 copies, numbered and signed by the author.

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BOOTH (Martin). In the Yenan caves. A poem. Published by Martin Booth: The Sceptre Press, Frensham, Surrey, 1969. Single sheet folded as a triptich, verso of last panel blank. Fine copy.

One of an issue limited to seventy-four numbered copies, of a total edition of 100.

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BOOTH (Martin). White. Sceptre Press, No place, 1971. Single sheet of pale brown paper folded to form a triptych, printed on front panel and outermost inner panels only. Fine copy.

Hand-set and printed by the poet in an edition of one hundred numbered copies, this being one of thirty that are signed. Presentation copy, bearing the author's signed holograph inscription on the unprinted inner panel.

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BOOTH (Martin). Pilgrims and Petitions. Aquila Pamphlet Poetry One, [Solihull], 1971. 12pp. A5, wire-stitched as a single gathering into white textured wrappers, cut flush, printed in black. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 500 copies.

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BOOTH (Martin). A winnowing Of silence: Poems by Martin Booth. Introduction by George Wightman. Linocuts by Jennifer Carey. The Keepsake Press, [Richmond, Surrey], 1971. Frontispiece on text paper; title-page vignette; half-title not called for; limitation leaf followed by blank at end; green yapped wrappers, printed black on front wrapper; uncut edges. A near fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 180 copies signed and numbered by the author. [1982].

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BOOTH (Martin). [Cover title:] Hands Twining Grasses. [Back wraper:] Words Press, Godalming, 1974. l6pp. 8vo, including wrappers, wire stitched as a single gathering; printed in red. Near fine.

One of 150 numbered copies. Printed on Glastonbury Antique Laid paper.

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BOOTH (Martin). Spawning The Os. The Quarto Press, [Hanworth, Middx.], 1974. One gathering, 8vo, wire-stitched; publisher's advertisement printed orange on thin card bound in before half/series title; title-page printed in orange, brown, pale orange, and black; text printed throughout in orange and black; orange wrappers, front wrapper printed in black. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 350 numbered copies. Set and printed by hand.

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BOOTH (Martin). [Cover title:] Two boys and a girl, Playing in a Churchyard. Illustrated by Margaret Steward. [On limitation leaf:] The Mandeville Press, 2, Taylor's Hill, Hitchin, Herts., 1975. Lge.post 8vo, 8pp., sewn into mustard wrappers printed on front wrapper in black; limitation leaf, printed on p.1; text and illustration printed in shades of purple and brown on centre spread; other pages blank. Fine.

One of an edition limited to 25 numbered copies, signed by the author and the illustrator.

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BOOTH (Martin). [Cover title:] Two boys and a girl, Playing in a Churchyard. Illustrated by Margaret Steward. [Colophon, on inside back wrapper:] The Mandeville Press, Hitchin, Herts., 1975. Single leaf, once folded, sewn into textured fawn wrappers printed in black; text and illustration printed in shades of purple and red. Fine copy.



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BOOTH (Martin). Snath. Oasis Books, 1975. Wire stabbed; imprint leaf at end; white glazed wrappers printed in dark brown. Fine copy.



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BOOTH (Martin). The Knotting Sequence. The Elizabeth Press, New Rochelle, N.Y., 1977. Roy.8vo; blank before half-title; colophon leaf followed by blank at end; title-page printed in brown and black; sand self-wrappers printed black and brown on front wrapper, black down spine, folded over thin boards; end-papers at front and back tipped in, but not pasted down; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 500 copies printed on Magnani rag paper by Stamperia Valdonega in Verona. Presentation copy from the author, with a long holograph inscription to poet Leonard [Clark], signed Martin, on the first front end-paper. A TLS from the author to Leonard Clark, presenting the volume, which he describes as ‘still my favourite book', and discussing semi-literary matters, is loosely laid in.

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BOTTOMLEY (Gordon). The crier By night: A play in one act. London, At the Unicorn, VII Cecil Court W.C., 1902. Double f'cap 8vo; pp.32; quarter vellum lettered gilt up spine, grey boards, front board lettered in black; t.e.g., others uncut. Small chip at extreme head of spine; contemporary inscription on front end-paper; a little light foxing; otherwise a nice copy.



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BOTTOMLEY (Gordon). Chambers of Imagery. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1907. F'cap 8vo; binder's blank at front and back; old cream self-wrappers folded at fore-edges over binder's blanks, printed black on front; fore- and lower- edges uncut; issued without end-papers. Binder's blanks foxed; a little scattered foxing elsewhere; neat small inscription on half-title; otherwise a nice copy.

Printed on Abbey Mills laid paper. Nelson, 1907.11. Five hundred copies were printed.

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BOTTOMLEY (Gordon). Scenes and Plays. Constable & Co Ltd, 1929. Demy 8vo; pp.[viii]+123+[i (printer's imprint)]; cream self-wrappers printed in brown and green, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, folded at fore-edges over end-papers, paper label printed in green on front wrapper and spine. Label on front cover slightly chipped; wrappers strengthened internally with tissue at folds of flaps; light pencil notes passim (v. note); otherwise a nice copy of a delicate book.

Loosely laid in are two envelopes containing three holograph letters, two signed, one written in the third person, dated respectively ‘23rd. December 1935', ‘3rd. January 1936' and ‘25th. November, 1938' from the author to Miss G. Hazel Fry. The first, c.120 words, refers to an application by Miss Fry to stage a production of one of the plays in this volume, ‘The Singing Sands', and offers to give her advice, if required, regarding his ideas as to the production of the play; the second, c.420 words, is the follow-through to this and is concerned entirely with details of interpretation and staging; the third, c.65 words, refers to Miss Fry's application to stage another of Bottomley's plays, ‘Gruach'. Pencil annotations on the half-title, the imprint leaf, the back end-papers, and passim in the text of ‘The Singing Sands', refer to details of the staging, etc., of the play, and presumably reflect Miss Fry's detailed application of Bottomley's advice. A superb association, not without importance in any consideration of Bottomley's intent.

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BOTTOMLEY (Horatio). [Cover title:] Humours of Prison Life. Illustrated by "Jacobus". London: William Southern, 3, Bolt Court, Fleet Street, E.C.4, N.D. [1929]. Cr.4to format, 48pp. wire-stitched as a single gathering into pinkish red wrappers, cut flush, printed on the front in black; Introduction leaf with drop head precedes start of text; other prelims. not called for; numerous illustrations in text; issued without end-papers. Faint ring mark on front wrapper and Introduction leaf (apparently drying out); back wrapper and last two leaves a trifle spotted; staples rusted; otherwise a nice copy.

Very readable, and with good illustrations. Bottomley was in Maidstone Jail. Published at 1/- nett.

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BOURDILLON (Francis William). Gerard & Isobel. A romance in form of Cantefable. Alexander Moring Ltd., The de La More Press, 10 Clifford Street, Bond Street, 1921. Blank before half-title; wood-engraving on half-title; printed throughout in vermilion and black; quarter parchment, bluish green boards, lettered gilt up spine, dark blue on front board; t.e.g., others uncut; text-paper end-papers. Very slight marking of boards; front free end-paper removed, with damage to paste-down; otherwise a fine unopened copy.

Issued as Number VII of ‘The Saint George Series'. Printed on Arnold Unbleached hand-made paper.

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BOWMAN (Peter). Beach Red. Michael Joseph Ltd., 26 Bloomsbury Street, London, W.C.1, 1946. Title-page with vignette printed in red; pp.126; yellow solk-weave cloth, blocked red on front cover, ruled, lettered, and blocked with publisher's device silver, panelled red, on spine. Front end-papers and upper edges slightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper designed by Broom Lynne.

The story (in ten-word lines, each representing a second) of the first hour or two of a landing on a Japanese held pacific island, seen through the eyes and in the mind of one soldier.

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BRADBURY (Ray). When Elephants Last In the Dooryard Bloomed: Celebrations for almost any day in the year. Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, 1975. Colophon leaf followed by two blanks at end; dark grey boards lettered silver down spine; brownish pink end-papers. Fine copy.



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BRADBY (G.F.). Broadland And other poems. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1904. Drab boards, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. A nice copy.



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BRAZIL (Angela). Children's Plays.- No. 3. The Enchanted Fiddle. Fivepence net. (Copyright). Thomas W. Paterson, Redfern Cottage, Craiglockhart Avenue, Slateford, Edinburgh, N.D [1913]. 24pp., post 8vo, wire-stitched as a single gathering into textured cream wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end; issued without end-papers. Nice copy.



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BREMER (Claus). Engagierende texte. Futura 8, 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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[Brice (B.).]. To the vanguard And other songs To the seven divisions. Bickers & Sons, Ltd, 15 Charles Street, S W, N.D. [1917]. One gathering, cr.8vo, on mould-made paper, not watermarked, sewn; half-title not called for; tipped into large blue-green hammered paper wrappers, printed on the front wrapper in black; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Nice copy. Apparently rare.

Though this volume was issued anonymously, the title poem, which was written in 1914, was set to music and published in 1917, the sheet music bearing the names of both the poet and the composer. It is evident from the text of the present volume that it was issued before Christmas in 1917. Only the Oxford University copy listed on COPAC.

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BRIDGES (Robert). Demeter: A mask. Oxford, At The Clarendon Press, 1905. Blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; final page advertisements; green wrappers printed black on front wrapper, yapped fore- and lower- edges; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Prelims. and last few leaves a trifle foxed; yapped edges slightly frayed; otherwise very nice.

Presentation copy, inscribed in the author's holograph: "In Memory of a Delightful Day./September. 1917./B.B." on blank.

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[BRIDGES (Robert).] The Poems of Digby Mackworth Dolben Edited With a Memoir by Robert Bridges. Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, 1911. Half-title not called for; four fine collotype plates; quarter Holland, grey board sides, spine label; a.e. uncut. Label slightly rubbed and chipped; boards slightly worn at corners; bibliographical note on recto of back free end-paper; otherwise a fine copy.

Finely printed on superb cream wove paper. There is no list of plates, but they are bound in to face p.[iii], xxxiii, lxxv, and [1].

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BRIDGES (Robert, Poet laureate). The testament Of Beauty: A poem In four books. Oxford, A the Clarendon Press, 1929. Post 8vo; 4pp.demy 16mo of cream paper tipped in after last leaf of text; publisher's full parchment, blocked blind and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover, blocked blind, lettered gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Near fine, unopened, copy in dust-wrapper.



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BRIDIE (James). Colonel Wotherspoon And other plays. With a Preface. Preface; Colonel Wotherspoon; What it is to be Young; The Dancing Bear; The Girl who did not want To go to Kuala Lumpur. Constable & Co Ltd, 1934. Final blank; blue and cream mixed weave linen, ruled and blocked red, lettered black, on spine; t.e. dark red, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Fine copy.



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BRONTE (Anne). The Complete Poems of Anne Bronte, Edited By Clement Shorter, now for The first time collected, with a Bibliographical Introduction by C.W. Hatfield. Hodder and Stoughton, N.D. [1920]. Demy 8vo; final blank; pp.[xxiv]+[154]+[ii]; quarter bright blue fine rough buckram, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, greyish drab board sides; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Back end-paper and facing blank foxed; otherwise a fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper. Scarce thus.



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BRONTE (Charlotte). The Poems of Charlotte Brontë: A new annotated and enlarged edition Of the Shakespeare Head Brontë. Edited by Tom Winnifrith. Published for the Shakespeare Head Press By Basil Blackwell, 1984. Double med.16mo; pp.xxxiv+429+[i (blank)]; brown morocco-textured rexine, lettered gilt down spine buff end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Review copy, with Blackwell's review slip giving the publication date as 27 September 1984, and the price as £19.50, loosely laid in. Includes some poems here first collected or first printed.

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BROOKE (Jocelyn). The elements of death And Other Poems, [On wrappers:] The Hand and Flower Press, Aldington, Kent, 1952. 36pp. 8vo, wire stitched as a single gathering; half-title not called for; fawn wrappers printed cerise and black. Fine copy.

Issued as number XII of the series Poems in Pamphlet 1952.

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BROOKE (Rupert). Poems. Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 1911. Post 8vo; pp.viii+[88]; very dark dull green smooth cloth, paper spine label printed in red and dark green. Label slightly rubbed, and end-papers very lightly foxed, with slight offsetting; otherwise a fine copy.

In this copy the ‘G' of the publisher's imprint on the title-page has twisted slightly out of alignment.

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BROOKE (Rupert). Lithuania: a Play In one act. Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 44 Museum Street, 1935. Post 8vo; final blank; yellow ‘Sundour' cloth, lettered dark brown on front cover and up spine. Nice.

The first publication of a play originally performed in Chicago in 1915. Includes a 3pp. Prefatory Note by John Drinkwater, who appeared in the first English production as the ‘Young Man'. Drinkwater Memorial Exhibition Catalogue, p.51.

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BROOKE (Rupert). Rupert Brooke; Frances Cornford; Virginia Woolf. With a Note on the Manuscripts By Geoffrey Keynes, Kt. The Cygnet Press, [colophon:] Burford, Oxfordshire, December 1978. One gathering, royal 8vo; two blanks before title-page; half-title not called for; title-page printed in red and black; colophon leaf at end printed in black with woodcut vignette in grey; grey wrappers printed red on front wrapper. Fine copy.

One of 250 copies printed on French hand-made paper. The volume includes Rupert Brooke's poem ‘The Search for Truth'; Frances Cornford's poem ‘Rupert Brooke'; and Virginia Woolf's letter, dated 21st August 1918, to Brooke's mother, reprinted from ‘The Question of Things Happening'. The two poems are here first printed.

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BROWN (Bernard). Victims and traders: Selected verse. Mallinson Rendel, [on verso of title-page:] Wellington, New Zealand, 1980. Demy 8vo format, perfect bound; old cream wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in dark brown; issued without end-papers. Fine.

Presentation copy with the author's holograph inscription on the half-title page.

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BROWN (E.B.). The night-jaw: A Play in Three Acts. Privately Printed, 1929. Limitation leaf followed by blank at end; cream boards patterned in black and old cream, paper spine label; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Spine and edges of covers darkened; otherwise a fine copy.

One of a total edition limited to 250 copies, none of them for sale. Printed at the Curwen Press. From the library of Stephen McKenna, with his signature, dated 19.3.29, on verso of front end-paper, and his armorial bookplate on the front paste-down.

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BROWN (George Mackay). A spell For green corn. 1970, The Hogarth Press. Lge.cr.8vo; two blanks at end; light blue boards blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in a very slightly nicked dust-wrapper.

The publisher's ‘Office Production Copy', bearing their sticker to this effect on the spine of the dust-wrapper. A drama, mainly in prose.

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BROWN (George Mackay). Winterfold. Chatto & Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1976. Demy 8vo; title-page printed in black and brown; pp.56; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in yellow and black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

A volume in the series ‘Phoenix Living Poets'.

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BROWN (George Mackay). Fishermen With ploughs: A Poem Cycle. Chatto & Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1979. Demy 8vo; pp.[xii]+100; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in yellow and black; issued without end-papers. Slight creasing of back wrapper; otherwise a fine copy.

A volume in the series ‘Phoenix Living Poets'.

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BROWN (George Mackay). Christmas Poems. With wood engravings by John Lawrence. The Perpetua Press Oxford, 1984. Demy 8vo format, 24pp. wire-stitched as a single gathering into duck egg blue card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; vignette on title, illustration on verso of dedication, leaf bearing illustration, followed by colophon leaf at end; apart from prelims., printed on one side of the paper only; issued without end-papers. Fine.

The trade issue, limited to 750 copies printed by offset lithography in a smaller format than the letterpress signed edition, which consisted of 100 copies. Apparently issued simultaneously.

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BROWN (George Mackay). Mir poets one: Two Poems for Kenna. Words Press, Hod House, Child Okeford, Dorset, 1988. A5, 8pp. unpaginated; half-title not called for; limitation leaf at end; lime green wrappers, A4 folded double, flush, uncut, white label printed in black on front wrapper; issued without end-papers.

Of a total edition limited to 200 copies, this is one of only seventy-five numbered and signed by the author.

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BROWNING (Elizabeth Barrett). The Poets' enchiridion: A hitherto unpublished poem With an inedited Address to Uvedale Price On his eightieth birthday, An early Invocation to sleep And a preliminary draft of The renowned poem Catarina to Camoens By Elizabeth Barrett Barrett (Afterwards Mrs. Browning). Printed exclusively for members of The Bibliophile Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 1914. Lge.double med.8vo; four blanks before half-title, three at end, the outermost serving as paste-downs; title-page printed in red, black, and blue; quarter parchment, flat spine, rich brown crushed morocco grain cloth, lettered gilt on front cover; t.e.g., others uncut. Nice copy.

Printed on Dutch hand-made paper. There is no statement of limitation, but this volume was avowedly "to afford the members of The Bibliophile Society a fore-taste of the unusual literary treat that awaits them in the two larger volumes of unpublished Browning MSS. now in course of preparation" - and those two volumes were printed in an edition limited to only 453 copies: the present printing being presumably about the same. According to the introductory Note "the Mss. were obtained when the executors of the poet's son decided to disperse them publicly. They are samples of a large number - of about one hundred and fifty unpublished pieces - purchased by Mr. Henry H. Harper, and placed at the disposal of the Society to print for the members." The volume was edited by H. Buxton Forman, whose ‘Centennial address to The Bibliophile Society' entitled ‘Elizabeth Barrett Browning: New data' is included as preface.

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BROWNJOHN (Alan). [Cover title:] An equivalent. [On first leaf:] The Sceptre Press [On limitation page:] The Sceptre Press, Rushden, Northants [On last leaf, verso:] 1971. Demy 8vo format; first leaf bearing imprint on recto, blank on verso; half-title not called for; blank leaf of lake paper followed by limitation leaf, blank on verso, leaf bearing text (in facsimile of the poet's holograph) on recto, verso blank, blank leaf of lake paper, and leaf bearing copyright notice on verso, blank on recto; 12pp., wire-stitched into thin grey card wrappers printed in black on front, cut flush. Fine copy.

Of a total edition limited to 100 numbered copies, this is one of only twenty-five signed by Brownjohn.

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BROWNJOHN (Alan). Nineteen Poems. [On verso of title:] Daedalus Press, Wisbech, Cambs, 1980. One gathering, double demy 16mo, wire-stitched into mustard yellow card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in red; final blank; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Signed by the author on the title-page.

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BUCK (Paul). Pimot. Drawings by Liz Gardiner. Latimer Press [56 Parliament Hill, London NW3,] 1968. Sm.demy 8vo; half-title not called for; illustrations in text; pp.32; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in green; salmon pink end-papers. Wrappers slightly rubbed at spine; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed inscription on the title-page. One of an issue of 725 ordinary copies of a total edition of 750. The author's first book.

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[BULLEN (Keith)]. [On overwrapper:] Alfred De Musset's Souvenir Rendered into English Verse By Keith Bullen. [On verso of first leaf:] A Salamander Production, [on colophon:] Cairo, November, 1942. One gathering sm.double f'cap 8vo; initial blank, leaf printed with publisher's device and name on recto, followed by inserted half-tone portrait frontispiece, and integral epigraph leaf with advertisements on verso, leaf of thick salmon coloured paper printed in blue on recto, blank on verso, a blank page, two-page Preface by John Cromer, text of poem printed in French and English on facing pages (verso of last page blank), colophon leaf (verso blank), blank leaf of salmon coloured paper, page of Notes (verso blank), stub of portrait, and final blank; pp.[iv]+[2]+XXI+[i]+[ii]+[2]+[i]+[iii]; white paper wrappers printed on front panel in blue, red, and gold, on back panel in blue, French-folded over first and last leaf; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper; enclosed within sealed wrap-around band of pink paper printed on front strip in black. Slight dusting of wrappers, but a virtually fine, and entirely unopened, copy.

An excellent translation.

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BULLETT (Gerald). Winter solstice. Cambridge, At the University Press, 1943. One gathering, extra cr.8vo, sewn into pale greenish grey self-wrappers printed on front panel in green; half-title not called for; printer's imprint leaf precedes title-page; final blank; a.e.uncut. Fine copy.



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BULLETT (Gerald). Windows on a vanished time. Michael Joseph, 1955. Extra cr.8vo; final blank; pp.49+[iii]; light sand brown wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; made up without end-papers. Extremely fine copy.

Uncorrected Proof Copy.

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BURKE (Thomas). London Lamps: A Book of Songs. Grant Richards Ltd., St Martin's Street, 1918. Narrow demy 8vo; orange rough buckram, lettered black on front cover and up spine; uncut fore-edges. Very slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper chipped at head and tail of spine.

The author's third book, and first volume of verse.

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BURN (Michael). Out on a limb. Chatto & Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1973. Demy 8vo; title-page printed in black and brown; final blank; pp.46+[ii]; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in green and black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

With a four page advertisement for ‘The Poetry Book Society', on grey paper, loosely laid in. A volume in the series ‘Phoenix Living Poets'. Publishers' Office Production Copy, with their small sticker to this effect on front wrapper.

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BURN (Michael). Out on a limb. Chatto & Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1973. Demy 8vo; title-page printed in black and brown; final blank; pp.46+[ii]; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in green and black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

With two four page advertisements for ‘The Poetry Book Society', on grey, and on buff, paper, loosely laid in, as issued. A volume in the series ‘Phoenix Living Poets'.

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BURN (Michael). Open Day and night And other poems. Chatto & Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1978. Demy 8vo; final blank; pp.46+[ii]; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in yellow and black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

A volume in the series ‘Phoenix Living Poets'.

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BURNS (Robert). The Glenriddell manuscripts Of Robert Burns. Printed Not Published. John Gribbel, Philadelphia, 1914. Cr.4to; binder's blank at front and back; fine half-tone frontispiece and one illustration, printed in black; otherwise printed throughout in sepia upon Italian hand-made paper; integral blank precedes inserted plate; pp.[184]; original full brown pigskin, ruled blind on sides, spine with four raised bands, dark red labels ruled and lettered gilt; deep caramel end-papers. Backstrip lacking apart from the labels, and corners worn; faint damp-staining of a few margins, but text near fine: in need of re-backing.

A facsimile of the original ms. (much of which is in Burns' holograph), and documents relative thereto. The edition was limited to only 150 copies. Most of the poems are apparently here first printed. Presentation copy from John Gribbel, bearing his signed holograph inscription on both binder's blanks.

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