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CLUCAS, Humphrey, 1941- : GODS & MORTALS.

CLUCAS, Humphrey, 1941- : GODS & MORTALS.

Liskeard : Harry Chambers / Peterloo Poets, (1982). First edition. Inscribed and signed by Humphrey Clucas. Loosely inserted are two signed autograph letters (each 2pp) from the poet discussing his work, etc. – “I would much rather be judged on Gods and Mortals ... I’m glad you like My Father’s View, no one else does much, except my father”. A collection of thirty poems, including “Imperium”, “The Ballad of Anne Boleyn”, “Instead of a Valentine”, etc.
Post 8vo (22cm). 48pp. Original yellow wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; a little bruised at foot, but otherwise very good.

£25

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GROSS, Philip, 1952- : FAMILIARS.

GROSS, Philip, 1952- : FAMILIARS.

Liskeard : Harry Chambers / Peterloo Poets, (1983). First edition. Signed by Philip Gross on the title-page. His first collection – nineteen poems, including “The Site of the Crystal Palace”, “The Ice Factory”, “A Plague of Jellyfish”, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). 32pp. Original green pictorial wrappers, printed in black; very good.

£20

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LUCAS, John, 1937- : STUDYING GROSZ ON THE BUS.

LUCAS, John, 1937- : STUDYING GROSZ ON THE BUS.

Calstock : Peterloo Poets, (1989). First edition. A collection of forty-five poems, including “An Honest Trade”, “Miss Julie, the Sheep”, “An Abandoned Airfield in Norfolk”, “Fats at the BBC, 1938”, “Hill-top Blues”, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). 64pp. Original pictorial wrappers; very good.

£15

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SCAMMELL, William, 1939-2000 : A SECOND LIFE.

SCAMMELL, William, 1939-2000 : A SECOND LIFE.

Liskeard : Harry Chambers / Peterloo Poets, (1982). First edition : one of fifty numbered copies in hardback, signed by William Scammell. A collection of thirty-five poems, including “How to Derive an Ought from an Is”, “Christmas at Bristol”, “Hugh McDiarmid goes to Heaven”, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 60,[iv]pp. Original red boards, lettered in gilt; very faint spotting of top edge, but a very good copy indeed in the original dust-jacket – a pictorial design in orange and black – a little sunned at spine, but otherwise very good.

£20

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STANHOPE, Rosamund, 1919-2005 : LAPIDARY.

STANHOPE, Rosamund, 1919-2005 : LAPIDARY.

Calstock : Peterloo Poets, (1990). First edition : with the separately printed errata slip. A collection of fifty-four poems, including “Halley’s Comet”, “These Centuries of Shingled Light”, “Monday There Was Washing”, etc. – “a deeply moving and witty volume full of verbal fireworks”.
Demy 8vo (22cm). (64)pp. Original wrappers – a design in white, lettered in black and gilt and with a Paul Nash picture in colour; very good.

£20

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