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THWAITE, Anthony (Anthony Simon), 1930- : [COVER TITLE] ANTHONY THWAITE : THE FANTASY POETS : NUMBER SEVENTEEN.

THWAITE, Anthony (Anthony Simon), 1930- : [COVER TITLE] ANTHONY THWAITE : THE FANTASY POETS : NUMBER SEVENTEEN.

Eynsham : Fantasy Press, (1953). First edition. Signed by Anthony Thwaite on the upper wrapper. His first collection – six poems – apparently published in an edition of just 300 copies. Includes “Music by Water”, “Bodies and Music”, “Subjunctive Mood”, etc. Designed and printed by Oscar Mellor.
Post 8vo (21cm). [8]pp. Original ivory stapled self-wrappers, printed in dark red and black; staples a little rusted; a few faint marks, but a very good copy of a fragile item.

£25

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THWAITE, Anthony (Anthony Simon), 1930- : [COVER TITLE] ANTHONY THWAITE : THE FANTASY POETS : NUMBER SEVENTEEN.

THWAITE, Anthony (Anthony Simon), 1930- : [COVER TITLE] ANTHONY THWAITE : THE FANTASY POETS : NUMBER SEVENTEEN.

Eynsham : Fantasy Press, (1953). First edition. His first collection – six poems – apparently published in an edition of just 300 copies. Includes “Music by Water”, “Bodies and Music”, “Subjunctive Mood”, etc. Designed and printed by Oscar Mellor.
Post 8vo (21cm). [8]pp. Original ivory stapled self-wrappers, printed in dark red and black; staples a little rusted, a few spots, but otherwise a very good copy of a fragile item.

£15

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THWAITE, Anthony (Anthony Simon), 1930- : HOME TRUTHS.

THWAITE, Anthony (Anthony Simon), 1930- : HOME TRUTHS.

Hessle : Marvell Press, (1957). First edition. Inscribed, signed and dated (1963) by Anthony Thwaite. His first full-length collection – forty poems, including “The Plausible Bird”, “The Silent Woman”, “The Conjuror”, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (64)pp. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt; slight spotting of edges, but a very good copy in the original cream dust-jacket, printed in black and blue – the jacket just slightly sunned, but also very good.

£20

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THWAITE, Anthony (Anthony Simon), 1930- : THE STONES OF EMPTINESS : POEMS 1963-66.

THWAITE, Anthony (Anthony Simon), 1930- : THE STONES OF EMPTINESS : POEMS 1963-66.

London : Oxford University Press, 1967. First edition. Signed by Anthony Thwaite on the title-page. A collection of twenty-seven poems, including “At Pagham Harbour”, “At Dunwich”, “Buzzards above Cyrene”, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (x),58pp. Original bright tan cloth, lettered in gilt; some spotting, mainly of edges, otherwise a very good copy in the dust-jacket – the jacket price-clipped and just very lightly rubbed.

£20

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THWAITE, Anthony (Anthony Simon), 1930- : JACK.

THWAITE, Anthony (Anthony Simon), 1930- : JACK.

Hitchin : Cellar Press, (1973). First edition : limited to 200 copies. A poem with an illustration by Kathleen Caddick. With a signed 1984 autograph postcard from Anthony Thwaite loosely inserted.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [8]pp. Original brown wrappers, lettered and decorated in a darker brown; very good.

£20

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THWAITE, Anthony (Anthony Simon), 1930- : NEW CONFESSIONS.

THWAITE, Anthony (Anthony Simon), 1930- : NEW CONFESSIONS.

London : Oxford University Press, 1974. First edition. Signed by Anthony Thwaite on the title-page. A collection of fifty poems, etc. – an “inner commentary” on St. Augustine of Hippo, “partly in verse, partly in prose, which would be written in the margin, as it were, of Augustine’s writings”.
Demy 8vo (22cm). [vi],(58)pp. Original black and white wrappers, the principal lettering in red; lightly marked, one small crease, but otherwise a very good copy.

£15

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THWAITE, Anthony (Anthony Simon), 1930- : [COVER TITLE] FOURTEEN POEMS.

THWAITE, Anthony (Anthony Simon), 1930- : [COVER TITLE] FOURTEEN POEMS.

Wisbech : Daedalus Press, 1982. First edition of this selection from earlier collections. Signed by Anthony Thwaite on verso of the upper wrapper, and with one autograph correction to the text. Includes “A Girdle Round the Earth”, “Marriages”, “At Marychurch”, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). (20)pp. Original white stapled wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; a few faint marks, but a very good copy.

£20

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THWAITE, Anthony (Anthony Simon), 1930- : LETTER FROM TOKYO.

THWAITE, Anthony (Anthony Simon), 1930- : LETTER FROM TOKYO.

London : Hutchinson, (1987). First edition. Signed by Anthony Thwaite on the title-page. A collection of forty-seven poems, including “Cicadas in Japan”, “At the Fox Shrine”, “Cairo”, “On Alderney”, etc.
Post 8vo (20cm). [ii],86,[viii]pp. Original colour-printed wrappers; very slightly bruised; text a touch tanned, but a otherwise a very good copy.

£15

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THWAITE, Anthony (Anthony Simon), 1930- : THE BONFIRE.

THWAITE, Anthony (Anthony Simon), 1930- : THE BONFIRE.

[London] : Arts Council of Great Britain, [ca. 1982]. First separate edition. An undated poem card, one of an attractively printed series sold at the Arts Council shop in the early 1980s.
Foolscap 8vo (17cm). Cream card, printed in red and black. Very good. Just three copies (none in the UK) located in major libraries worldwide.

£10

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