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SZIRTES, George, 1948- : HOMAGE TO CHEVAL : POEMS AND A DRAWING.

SZIRTES, George, 1948- : HOMAGE TO CHEVAL : POEMS AND A DRAWING.

Berkhamsted : Priapus Press, (1980). First edition : one of thirty numbered copies (of 150) signed by George Szirtes. Four poems and a drawing.
Foolscap 4to (22cm). [8]pp. Original cerise wrappers, printed in black; very good indeed.

£20

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SZIRTES, George, 1948- : NOVEMBER AND MAY.

SZIRTES, George, 1948- : NOVEMBER AND MAY.

London : Martin Secker & Warburg, (1981). First edition. Inscribed, signed and dated (1986) by George Szirtes on the title-page, and with a single-page 1988 signed typed letter from Szirtes loosely inserted. A collection of forty-nine poems, including “The Icy Neighbour”, “Dancing Bears”, “North Wembley”, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 64pp. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt; a few faint spots to top edge, but a very good and bright copy in the original red and white dust-jacket – slightly rubbed and spotted on flaps.

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SZIRTES, George, 1948- : SHORT WAVE.

SZIRTES, George, 1948- : SHORT WAVE.

London : Martin Secker & Warburg, (1983). First edition. Inscribed, signed and dated (1986) by George Szirtes on the title-page. A collection of forty-four poems, including “The Parrotfish”, “John Aubrey’s Antique Shop”, “Slow Tango for Six Horses”, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 64pp. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt; a few faint spots, but very good in the original blue and white dust-jacket – slightly bruised and very lightly spotted on flaps.

£15

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SZIRTES, George, 1948- : BLIND FIELD.

SZIRTES, George, 1948- : BLIND FIELD.

Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1994. First edition. Inscribed, signed and dated (1994) by George Szirtes on the title-page. A collection of thirty-four poems, including “Two Aunts Appearing”, “Dancing with Mountains”, three poems inspired by Raymond Chandler novels, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). viii,(56)pp. Original white wrappers, printed in blue and black and with photo illustration by Minor White; very good.

£15

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SZIRTES, George, 1948- ; POWELL, Neil & SCUPHAM, Peter : A MANDEVILLE TROIKA.

SZIRTES, George, 1948- ; POWELL, Neil & SCUPHAM, Peter : A MANDEVILLE TROIKA.

Hitchin : Mandeville Press, 1977. First edition : limited to 150 copies. This copy marked “out of series” and signed by all three of the contributing poets. A poem and an illustration from Szirtes, four poems from Neil Powell, and a poem (“Fore-Edge Painting”) from Peter Scupham.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [12]pp. Original sage wrappers, lettered and decorated on upper wrapper in black; very good indeed.

£20

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SZIRTES, George, 1948- ; POWELL, Neil & SCUPHAM, Peter : A MANDEVILLE TROIKA.

SZIRTES, George, 1948- ; POWELL, Neil & SCUPHAM, Peter : A MANDEVILLE TROIKA.

Hitchin : Mandeville Press, 1977. First edition : one of fifty numbered copies (of 150) signed by all three of the contributing poets. A poem and an illustration from Szirtes, four poems from Neil Powell, and a poem (“Fore-Edge Painting”) from Peter Scupham.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [12]pp. Original orange wrappers, lettered and decorated on upper wrapper in black; very good indeed.

£25

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