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LOGUE, Christopher, 1926-2011 : LUCKY DUST.

LOGUE, Christopher, 1926-2011 : LUCKY DUST.

London : Anvil Press Poetry, (1985). First edition : one of 250 numbered copies (of 600) signed by Christopher Logue. Four poems.
Foolscap 4to (18cm). [8]pp. Original plain blue stapled wrappers; fine in the original rose dust-jacket, lettered on upper panel in black – just very faintly sunned.

£20

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MOSS, Stanley, 1925- : THE INTELLIGENCE OF CLOUDS : POEMS.

MOSS, Stanley, 1925- : THE INTELLIGENCE OF CLOUDS : POEMS.

London : Anvil Press Poetry, (1989). First edition : the British issue, one of just sixty hardback copies, signed by Stanley Moss. This copy not numbered. A collection of forty-eight poems, including “The Geographer”, “New York Song”, “The Decadent Poets of Kyoto”, etc. – “These are poems out of the fullness of a life, that impress me as being all at once deep, strange, loving, bountiful, and a joy to read” (Stanley Kunitz).
Crown 4to (24cm). [x],(84),[ii]pp. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt; top edge a little dusty, but otherwise very good in the original dust-jacket – a design in blue, red, black and white by S. M. and Wongi Sui – just lightly sunned and fainly creased.

£25

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PAZ, Octavio, 1914-1998 & TOMLINSON, Charles (Alfred Charles), 1927-2015 : AIRBORN = HIJOS DEL AIRE.

PAZ, Octavio, 1914-1998 & TOMLINSON, Charles (Alfred Charles), 1927-2015 : AIRBORN = HIJOS DEL AIRE.

London : Anvil Press Poetry, (1981). First edition. Signed by Charles Tomlinson on the half-title. A bilingual sequence of eight sonnets in both English and Spanish versions – written in collaboration.
Demy 8vo (22cm). (32)pp. Original black and white wrappers, with a Tomlinson design on the upper wrapper; a few minor signs of age and use, but still a very good copy.

£25

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PRINCE, F.T. (Frank Templeton), 1912-2003 : COLLECTED POEMS.

PRINCE, F.T. (Frank Templeton), 1912-2003 : COLLECTED POEMS.

London : Anvil Press Poetry / Menard Press, 1979. First edition. Brings together the contents of four earlier collections, offering a revised text of some of the later poems, and adding a few further pieces.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (206)pp. Original green boards, lettered in gilt; a very good copy indeed in a just slightly sunned dust-jacket.

£20

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SCHMIDT, Michael (Michael Norton), 1947- : IT WAS MY TREE.

SCHMIDT, Michael (Michael Norton), 1947- : IT WAS MY TREE.

London : Anvil Press Poetry, (1972). First edition : one of fifty numbered copies signed by Michael Schmidt. A collection of seventeen poems, including “Pepper Tree”, “Indian Prostitutes”, “Dream of Hanged Civilians”, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). 24pp. Original monochrome wrappers, with a photograph by Pip Benveniste; some spotting (as usual), but otherwise very good.

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WHIGHAM, Peter (Peter George), 1925-1987 : ASTAPOVO : OR WHAT WE ARE TO DO.

WHIGHAM, Peter (Peter George), 1925-1987 : ASTAPOVO : OR WHAT WE ARE TO DO.

London : Anvil Press Poetry, (1970). First edition : one of fifty numbered copies signed by Peter Whigham and specially bound. The title piece and eighteen poems and lyrics, dedicated variously to Basil Bunting, William Cookson, Christopher Logue, etc. Printed at the Daedalus Press.
Crown 4to (26cm). [viii],(48)pp. Original boards; some spotting of edges, but otherwise in a very good copy the original tissue dust-jacket – the latter slightly holed, worn and creased.

£25

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