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COTTON, John, 1925-2003 : OUTSIDE THE GATES OF EDEN & OTHER POEMS.

COTTON, John, 1925-2003 : OUTSIDE THE GATES OF EDEN & OTHER POEMS.

Bushey Heath : Taurus Press, [1969]. First edition : limited to 200 numbered copies. A collection of ten poems. Designed, printed on various coloured papers and illustrated by Paul Peter Piech (1920-1996).
Narrow post 8vo (21cm). [20]pp. Original variant pale pink stapled wrappers, printed on upper wrapper in maroon; just a little sunned, but a very good copy.

£20

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COTTON, John, 1925-2003 : THE QUEST.

COTTON, John, 1925-2003 : THE QUEST.

1970. A carbon copy of the original typescript of John Cotton’s sequence of Arthurian poems. Signed and dated (1970) by Cotton, and with several manuscript alterations in his hand.
Post 4to (26cm). Eight leaves. Very slightly browned, spotted at edges and frayed at foot, but in otherwise in good state

£40

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COTTON, John, 1925-2003 : THE WILDERNESS.

COTTON, John, 1925-2003 : THE WILDERNESS.

Berkhamsted : Priapus Press, (1971). First edition : limited to 300 numbered copies. Inscribed, signed and dated (1971) by John Cotton. Loosely inserted is an additional hand-printed greetings card, also inscribed and signed by Cotton. A single poem, with a cover design and a striking colour illustration by Rigby Graham.
Post 8vo (21cm). [8]pp. Original orange stapled wrappers, with a Rigby Graham design in gold on upper wrapper; very good.

£25

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COTTON, John, 1925-2003 : COLUMBUS ON ST. DOMINICA.

COTTON, John, 1925-2003 : COLUMBUS ON ST. DOMINICA.

Rushden : Sceptre Press, (1972). First edition : one of thirty numbered copies (of 100) signed by John Cotton. A poem.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [4]pp. Original yellow ochre stapled wrappers, printed on upper wrapper in brown; just a touch of rusting to staples, otherwise very good indeed.

£20

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COTTON, John, 1925-2003 : PRELUDES : SAN MARTIN.

COTTON, John, 1925-2003 : PRELUDES : SAN MARTIN.

Rushden : Sceptre Press, (1973). First edition : one of fifty numbered copies (of 150) signed by John Cotton. A presentation copy, inscribed to Elizabeth Thomas, and further signed and dated (1973) by Cotton. A poem.
Post 8vo (21cm). [4]pp. Original dove grey wrappers, printed on upper wrapper in black; very slightly sunned at head of upper wrapper, but otherwise very good indeed.

£20

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COTTON, John, 1925-2003 : FRAGMENTS 11, 12 & 13.

COTTON, John, 1925-2003 : FRAGMENTS 11, 12 & 13.

Knotting : Sceptre Press, (1976). First edition : one of fifty numbered copies (of 150) signed by John Cotton. Three poems.
Demy 8vo (21cm). [8]pp. Original moss green stapled wrappers, lettered on upper wrapper in black; very good.

£20

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COTTON, John, 1925-2003 : THE TOTLEIGH RIDDLES.

COTTON, John, 1925-2003 : THE TOTLEIGH RIDDLES.

Berkhamsted : Priapus Press, (1981). First edition : one of forty copies (of 200) numbered and signed by John Cotton. Nine riddle poems (with answers).
Foolscap 8vo (16cm). [16]pp. Original variant deep pink wrappers, lettered and illustrated on upper wrapper in black; very good indeed.

£25

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COTTON, John, 1925-2003 : CHRISTMAS 1981.

COTTON, John, 1925-2003 : CHRISTMAS 1981.

[Berkhamsted] : Priapus Press, 1981. First edition. A Christmas card for friends of the Press, with Cotton’s poem “Totleigh Riddle X: Wave”. Signed by John Cotton.
Foolscap 8vo (15cm). Single bright yellow folding card, printed in red and black; very good indeed.

£20

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COTTON, John, 1925-2003 : CHRISTMAS 1983.

COTTON, John, 1925-2003 : CHRISTMAS 1983.

Berkhamsted : Priapus Press, 1983. First edition : limited to 120 copies. A Press Christmas card, with Cotton’s poem “I lie awake ...”. Signed by John Cotton. Illustrations by Bevis Cotton.
Foolscap 8vo (16cm). [4]pp. Original crimson wrappers, lettered and decorated on upper wrapper in black; very good.

£20

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COTTON, John, 1925-2003 : OH THOSE HAPPY FEET!

COTTON, John, 1925-2003 : OH THOSE HAPPY FEET!

Hatch End : Poet & Printer, 1986. First edition : limited to 250 copies. Inscribed, signed and dated (1989) by John Cotton on the title-page. A collection of fifteen poems.
Post 8vo (21cm). (32)pp. Original grey pictorial wrappers, lettered in black, and with a Rigby Graham illustration in electric blue on upper wrapper; small and faint mark on lower wrapper, but otherwise very good indeed.

£15

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