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CLARK, Leonard, 1905-1981 : PASSAGE TO THE POLE AND OTHER POEMS.

CLARK, Leonard, 1905-1981 : PASSAGE TO THE POLE AND OTHER POEMS.

London : Fortune Press, (1944). First edition. An early collection of forty poems, including “Enigma”, “Checkmate Every Move”, “Biological Experiment”, “No Discount for Cash”, etc.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (40)pp. Original blue cloth, lettered on spine in gilt; a few very minor marks, but a very good copy in the original dusky pink dust-jacket lettered in black – the jacket lightly sunned at spine and with a couple of faint marks. D’Arch Smith 120.

£20

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DUNCAN, Ronald (Ronald Frederick Henry), 1914-1982 : THE DULL ASS’S HOOF : THREE PLAYS.

DUNCAN, Ronald (Ronald Frederick Henry), 1914-1982 : THE DULL ASS’S HOOF : THREE PLAYS.

London : Fortune Press, [1940]. First edition. A review copy, and so stamped on front free endpaper. Three verse plays: “The Unburied Dead”, dedicated to Gandhi; “Ora Pro Nobis”, dedicated to Richard March; and “Pimp, Skunk and Profiteer”, dedicated to Ezra Pound.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (136)pp. Original green buckram, lettered in gilt; cloth a little dulled and faded; some spotting of edges and prelims, but otherwise a very good copy in the original beige dust-jacket, printed in black, with a striking design on the upper panel – very slightly tanned and with just a hint of wear. Neat contemporary (1941) inscription on front free endpaper. D’Arch Smith 169.

£25

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MOORE, Geoffrey (Geoffrey Herbert), 1920-1999 – editor :  POETRY FROM CAMBRIDGE IN WARTIME : A SELECTION OF VERSE BY MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY.

MOORE, Geoffrey (Geoffrey Herbert), 1920-1999 – editor : POETRY FROM CAMBRIDGE IN WARTIME : A SELECTION OF VERSE BY MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY.

London : Fortune Press, (1946). First edition. Poems from John Bayliss (4), Donald Davie (5), Gavin Ewart (2), Wolf Mankowitz (5), Nicholas Moore (4), B. Rajan (7), Jon Manchip White (3) and many more, with biographical notes.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (88)pp. Original tan cloth, lettered in gilt; a very good and unopened copy in the original white dust-jacket, lettered in Cambridge blue – just lightly worn, and a little faded and dusty at folds and spine. D’Arch Smith 30.

£25

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MOORE, Nicholas, 1918-1996 : A WISH IN SEASON : POEMS.

MOORE, Nicholas, 1918-1996 : A WISH IN SEASON : POEMS.

London : Fortune Press, [1941]. First edition. An early collection of twenty-six poems, including “Poem for Billie Holiday” and poems to fellow poets W. H. Auden, George Barker, G. S. Fraser, etc.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (36)pp. Original red cloth, lettered down spine in gilt; some minor marking and light spotting; a couple of leaves roughly opened; minor insect damage to rear endpaper, but a good copy. Small inscription erased from front free endpaper. D’Arch Smith 392.

£20

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ROBINSON, Robert (Robert Henry), 1927-2011 – editor : POETRY FROM OXFORD. EDITED BY ROBERT ROBINSON : TRINITY 1950 TO TRINITY 1951.

ROBINSON, Robert (Robert Henry), 1927-2011 – editor : POETRY FROM OXFORD. EDITED BY ROBERT ROBINSON : TRINITY 1950 TO TRINITY 1951.

London : Fortune Press, (1951 [i.e. 1952]). First edition. With poems from Peter Bell (2), Elizabeth Jennings (3), Derwent May (2), Robert Robinson (3), Peter Dale Scott (2), Martin Seymour-Smith (4), George Steiner (2), Lotte Zurndorfer (2) and many others.
Crown 8vo (20cm). [ii],62pp. Original red-brown cloth, lettered up spine in gilt; spine sunned at tips; a little shaken, but otherwise a very good copy in the original green and cream dust-jacket – price-clipped and a little worn, frayed and chipped. D’Arch Smith 41.

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SEYMOUR-SMITH, Martin, 1928-1998 – editor : POETRY FROM OXFORD.

SEYMOUR-SMITH, Martin, 1928-1998 – editor : POETRY FROM OXFORD.

London : Fortune Press, [1953]. First edition. An Oxford anthology – with eight poems from Donald Hall, nine from Elizabeth Jennings, seven from Simon Broadbent, and others from Gillian Graig (4), Jenny Joseph (1), Derwent May (6), Peter Dale Scott (3), Michael Shanks (2) and Paul West (6).
Crown 8vo (20cm). (64)pp. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt; a little bowed; endpapers a little tanned, but otherwise very good in the original dust-jacket – a typographic design in cerise on grey – just lightly rubbed and slightly tanned.

£20

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TOMALIN, Ruth, 1919-2012 : DEER’S CRY.

TOMALIN, Ruth, 1919-2012 : DEER’S CRY.

London : Fortune Press, (1952 [i.e.1953]). First edition. A collection of twenty-seven poems, including “The Deer in the Forest”, “Kingfisher”, “Otters”, “Golden Oriole”, etc.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). (40)pp. Original tan cloth-backed orange boards, lettered in gilt; very good in the original grey dust-jacket, lettered in blue – just very lightly marked and used. D’Arch Smith 551.

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