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ALCOCK, Frank, 1934- : RAIN.

ALCOCK, Frank, 1934- : RAIN.

Walton-on-Thames : Outposts Publications, 1974. First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed and signed with forename by Frank Alcock. A collection of ten poems, including “Lovers”, “Hammers”, “Blackfriars Bridge”, etc.
Post 8vo (21cm). 16pp. Original pale green stapled wrappers, ruled and lettered in black; a touch tanned; a few spots, a hint of rusting to staples, but a very good copy.

£20

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BAYLISS, John (John Clifford), 1919-1978 : VENUS IN LIBRA.

BAYLISS, John (John Clifford), 1919-1978 : VENUS IN LIBRA.

Walton-on-Thames : Outposts Publications, 1977. First edition : one of an unspecified number of copies numbered and signed by John Bayliss. A presentation copy, inscribed (to the poet G. S. Fraser) “for George Fraser and Paddy in memory of the Forties”. Twelve poems and a verse invocation.
Demy 8vo (22cm). [ii],(52),[ii]pp. Original turquoise wrappers, lettered in black; very slightly rubbed and lightly creased, but a good copy.

£20

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BERRY, Paul, 1953- : A BEQUEST OF FIRE.

BERRY, Paul, 1953- : A BEQUEST OF FIRE.

Walton-on-Thames : Outposts Publications, 1985. First edition. Twenty-five poems, including “Mapping”, “Aldeburgh Fisherman”, “December Dusk, Hunstanton”, etc.
Post 8vo (21cm). (32)pp. Original orange stapled wrappers, ruled and lettered in black; very good.

£15

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BRACKENBURY, Alison, 1953- : JOURNEY TO A CORNISH WEDDING.

BRACKENBURY, Alison, 1953- : JOURNEY TO A CORNISH WEDDING.

Walton-on-Thames : Outposts Publications, 1977. First edition. An uncommon collection of ten poems from the Lincolnshire-born poet. Includes “Rain Music”, “Lindisfarne”, “Near Perth”, etc.
Post 8vo (21cm). 16pp. Original blue-grey stapled wrappers, lettered in black; very good.

£25

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GILES, Eric : BITTER O BITTER.

GILES, Eric : BITTER O BITTER.

Walton-on-Thames : Outposts Publications, 1979. First edition. A collection of forty-one poems.
Post 8vo (22cm). 36pp. Original sand stapled wrappers, lettered in black; slight crease to title-page, but otherwise very good.

£20

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GILES, Eric : LETTERS.

GILES, Eric : LETTERS.

Walton-on-Thames : Outposts Publications, 1980. First edition. A collection of fifty-one poems, including “Portsmouth Harbour”, “Skiddaw Pikes”, “Dunes”, etc. Loosely inserted is a “with compliments” note from Eric Giles.
Post 8vo (22cm). (44)pp. Original grey stapled wrappers, lettered in black; very good.

£20

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GILES, Eric : SKETCH.

GILES, Eric : SKETCH.

Walton-on-Thames : Outposts Publications, 1982. First edition. A collection of twenty-two poems, including “Wroxeter”, “Nethertown Hazy”, “Girl Guides”, etc. Loosely inserted is a sheet of paper bearing the inscription “with compliments” in Giles’s hand.
Post 8vo (21cm). 20pp. Original red stapled wrappers, lettered in black; a faint scuff to upper wrapper, but otherwise very good.

£20

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HIGH, Graham, 1948- : RAVENS OF UNRESTING THOUGHT.

HIGH, Graham, 1948- : RAVENS OF UNRESTING THOUGHT.

Walton-on-Thames : Outposts Publications, 1975. First edition. A first collection from the poet, painter, sculptor and special effects maestro – thirty-nine poems, including “Chestnut Girl”, “Childvision”, “Cathedral Doors”, etc.
Foolscap 4to (21cm). 44pp. Original pale blue stapled wrappers, printed in black; staples slightly rusted; a little sunned, but otherwise a very good copy. Neat ownership inscription of J. Pigeau dated February 1975.

£20

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JOHNSON, Michael (Michael Henderson Flowers), 1928- : FOR MY RAT AND OTHER POEMS.

JOHNSON, Michael (Michael Henderson Flowers), 1928- : FOR MY RAT AND OTHER POEMS.

London : Outposts Publications, 1966. First edition. Inscribed, signed and dated (1966) by Michael Johnson. A collection of twenty-three poems, including “Great Cats”, “A Day at Brighton”, “Gnomes”, etc.
Post 8vo (21cm). 24pp. Original pale grey stapled wrappers, printed in black; a little sunned; mark on upper wrapper, but a good copy.

£20

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KING, Robert, 1947- : I PLUCKED A DEAD FLOWER FROM MY MIND.

KING, Robert, 1947- : I PLUCKED A DEAD FLOWER FROM MY MIND.

Walton-on-Thames : Outposts Publications, 1974. First edition. Ten poems, including “Our Old School”, “The Canary”, etc.
Post 8vo (21cm). (12)pp. Original orange stapled wrappers, printed in black; staples very slightly rusted; a touch bruised, otherwise very good.

£20

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MAUNSELL, Robin (Robin Guy Debonnaire), 1939-2012 : MY UNCLE’S CLOTHES.

MAUNSELL, Robin (Robin Guy Debonnaire), 1939-2012 : MY UNCLE’S CLOTHES.

Walton-on-Thames : Outposts Publications, 1975. First edition. A collection of fourteen poems, including “At Mistley”, “The Airfield”, etc.
Post 8vo (21cm) 16pp. Original yellow stapled wrappers; slightly bruised; a few faint marks, but a good copy.

£15

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MILLS, William, 1921- : MOSTLY BY EAR.

MILLS, William, 1921- : MOSTLY BY EAR.

Walton-on-Thames : Outposts Publications, 1979. First edition. A collection of thirty-four poems, including “On Tuckton Bridge”, “Sixty Decibels Down”, “Academic Conference”, etc.
Demy 8vo (21cm). 36pp. Original tan stapled wrappers, ruled and lettered in black; very slightly creased, but a very good copy.

£15

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MOORE, Humphrey John, 1913-1968 : COLLECTED POEMS.

MOORE, Humphrey John, 1913-1968 : COLLECTED POEMS.

Walton-on-Thames : Outposts Publications, 1975. First edition. A collection of forty-four poems from the biologist and wartime intelligence officer in Iraq. Includes “Landing at Dover”, “Normandy Morning”, “Quantock View”, “The Origin of Tyrants”, etc. A review copy – loosely inserted is a single-page typed letter, signed with forename, from Anthony Dickins (1914-1987), co-founder with Tambimuttu of “Poetry London” and a friend of Humphrey J. Moore since student days, adding biographical detail, requesting a review, etc. – “I first knew his poems at poetry-readings in Cambridge and I think there are several that are very good, though he never tried to get them published in his lifetime”.
Post 8vo (21cm). 44pp. Erratum slip. Original pale blue card stapled wrappers, lettered in black; a little creased and sunned, but a good copy.

£20

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PATERSON, I.M. (Iain Meiklem), 1932- : YOU, NEIGHBOUR GOD : A VERSE SEQUENCE.

PATERSON, I.M. (Iain Meiklem), 1932- : YOU, NEIGHBOUR GOD : A VERSE SEQUENCE.

Dulwich [London] : Outposts Publications, 1957. First edition. A poem in eight parts.
Demy 8vo (21cm). 12pp. Original pale yellow stapled wrappers, printed in black; a little sunned and a touch dusty, but a good copy of an uncommon early Outposts title.

£15

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WILLIAMS, Herbert Lloyd, 1932- : TOO WET FOR THE DEVIL AND OTHER POEMS.

WILLIAMS, Herbert Lloyd, 1932- : TOO WET FOR THE DEVIL AND OTHER POEMS.

London : Outposts Publications, 1962. First edition. A collection of eleven poems, including “Dandelion Days”, “The Viewers”, “Jones the Grocer”, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). 12pp. Original pale blue stapled wrappers, printed in black; staples very lightly rusted; a few slight spots, but otherwise very good.

£15

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