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The Earth Compels (With Naomi Mitchison's Bookplate)

Faber & Faber, London
With Naomi Mitchison's colour printed bookplate on the front blank fly-leaf. 8vo in rust brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 64pp.
A GOOD only copy (spine edge-worn and rubbed, covers edge-rubbed, pages very slightly tanned otherwise contents fine). The bookplate is in fine condition.
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Collected Poems 1921- 1951 (With Naomi Mitchison's bookplate)

Faber & Faber, London
Withe the bookplate of Naomi Mitchison on the front blank fly-leaf. 8vo in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 196pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (end-papers, though not the bookplate, are tanned)
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Angels of Soho - Pictures by Noarman Adams - Poems by Anna Adams

Royal Academy of Arts, London
4to in colour printed card covers, 35pp on stiff art paper, colour plates etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked copy (few specks of very slight shelf rub to cover edges)
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Paper Whites - Photographs and Poems by Ann Kelley

London Magazine Editions, London
Square 4to in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 60pp on stiff art paper. Author's business card loosely inserted
A well preserved AS NEW unmarked and unread copy
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Ariel

Faber & Faber, London (Poetry Firsts Edition)
8vo in illustrated boards, 81pp
NEW unread and unmarked copy
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Lorca - An Appreciation of His Poetry

Bowes and Bowes, Cambridge
Small 8vo. in bright yellow cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 79pp
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (name on fly-leaf, no other marks or inscriptions) in a slightly dusty but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (small chip and closed tear to head of spine panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Japanese Plays (Versified)

W H Allen, Calcutta
8vo in decorated yellow cloth, 141pp, frontispiece, plus 17 other full page plates on glossy art paper (collated complete), 2pp publishers ads at rear. First published in Yokohama in 1879
Covers dusty else a VERY GOOD+ clean and tight unmarked copy (end-papers and page-block edges a little tanned)
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Sea Animal on Land

Doctor Generosity Press, New York
Large 8vo in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 36pp on thick paper, number 87 of 500 numbered copies
Covers a little edge-rubbed and sunned else a near FINE clean and tight unmarked copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Fighters for Life - Selected Poems (SIGNED COPY)

Bookmarks, London
8vo in stiff card covers, 95pp. Inscribed and signed by author on the half title leaf (no other marks or inscriptions)
A well preserved almost AS NEW copy
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Propa Propaganda

Bloodaxe Books, Newcastle Upon Tyne
1st printing. 8vo in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 79pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy
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The Childrens Book of Food Verses

M. Barrows & Company, Boston
Small 4to. in blue cloth with printed paper label to front cover (as issued), 68pp, numerous illustrations in text
An unusually well preserved near FINE very clean and tight copy unmarked (covers and pages slightly tanned)
1st editionHardcover
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Out to Lunch - Benison Fence Off

Barque Press, Cambridge
8vo in black printed stiff glossy card covers with the outline letters of 'Out to Lunch' hand coloured in pink ink (as issued), unpaginated, approx. 72pp. Printed in a very small edition and now very rarely turns up for sale
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked copy
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O Kersnacht Schooner Dan De Daegen - Een Bundel Kerstverzen Uitgeschreven En Verlucht Door Fons Montens

Fons Montens, in de Benarde Nederlanden
This is an 'illegal' publication (de Jong 616) made by hand in Winter 1944 during the enforced famine of Nazi occupied Netherlands when many Dutch were starved to death. With hand lettering, 6 full page illustrations and decorations all done by Montens, unpaginated, approx. 28pp hand printed on thick stiff paper, bound with string ties. In all 1000 plain copies and 250 hand coloured copies were made and clandestinely distributed. This is one of the plain copies.
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight unmarked copy (covers a little foxed and tanned, overlapping cover top edges a little rubbed). A nice copy of this evocative book
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The London Magazine - A Monthly Review of Literature - October 1956 Volume 3 No 10

Chatto & Windus, London
8vo in stiff card covers, 79pp, includes the first printing of Huxley's long (8pp) essay 'Cencorship and Spoken Literature
An unusually well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked and clearly unread copy, still containing subscription card and Book Society folded leaflet inserts (page-block edges and largely white rear cover very slightly tanned
1st editionSoftcover
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Shelley (Supplement to British Book News No. 29)

British Council / Longman, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) stapled booklet in thin card covers. 56pp, frontispiece, bibliography
a well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy (covers faintly dusty, fore-corners slightly shelf rubbed,
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East of Suez - Illustrated by Donald Maxwell

Macmillan, London
4to in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover 72pp on thick paper, 24 colour and line illustrations in text and full page
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (inscription on front blank fly-leaf, no other marks or inscriptions) in a dusty and slightly edge-chipped VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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The Jesse Tree

Lyrebird Press, London
8vo in illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 31pp plus 4pp score at rear
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight unmarked copy (hint of sunning to rear cover at spine margin, very small surface scuff to rear cover from rough price label removal)
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In the Glassroom (SIGNED COPY)

Jonathan Cape, London
Tall 8vo. in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 60pp. This copy signed by the author on the half title leaf (no other marks or inscriptions)
A well preserved and very clean and tight copy very near FINE clean and tight copy (pages very slightly tanned)
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Midsummer Morning Jog Log (SIGNED by Michael Horovitz)

Five Seasons Press, Hereford
4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 36pp, cover and 5 other illustrations by Blake. This copy inscribed and signed by Michael Horovitz on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (tiny and very faint crease to top corner tip of rear cover)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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The Waggon of Life and Other Lyrics by Russian Poets of the Nineteenth Century

Cresset Press, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in pale yellow cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, xv + 77pp on thick Batchelor's hand made paper. No 447 of 1500 copies. Original Russian with facing English translation
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked copy (top edge of page block faintly dusty) in a faintly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Society and History in English Renaissance Verse (SIGNED COPY)

Basil Blackwell, Oxford
Large 8vo in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 191pp, bibliography, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author (as Lauro) on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions)
A well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Principle of Water - New Poems (SIGNED COPY)

Carcanet Press, Cheadle
1st printing. 8vo in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine., 96pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions)
A well preserved almost AS NEW copy (some mild tanning to leaves) in a faintly dusty but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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The Garden of Disorder and other poems (First Limited Edition)

Europa Press, London
1st printing. 8vo in dark green cloth, yellow lettering to spine, 78pp on thick paper, frontispiece on glossy art paper. This is number 104 of a total of 500 copies made. The US New Directions edition, published later in the same year, was printed in England using the Europa Press plates
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (pages slightly tanned, hint of dustiness to cover bottom edges)
1st editionHardcover
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P Papinius Statius - Thebais I - III / Thebaid IV - VIII / Thebaid IX - XII (3 Volumes Complete)

Shakespeare Head Press, Oxford
3 matching books all 8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 71pp, 138pp and 138pp, each with stiff paper dust jackets
Al are FINE very clean and tight unmarked and unread copies in FINE complete Dust Jackets (mild foxing or tanning to spine panel of first volume, slight sunning to jacket of last volume). An excellent set
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A Ring of Bells - Poems of John Betjeman

John Murray, London
8vo in colour printed boards, 129pp, line illustrated in text, cover and jacket design all by Ardizzone
An extremely well preserved FINE+ very clean and tight unmarked copy (front end-papers tanned, top edge of page block faintly dusty) in a FINE+ complete Dust Jacket (faint shelf rub and single minute nick to head of spine panel, looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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Gay and Lesbian Poetry - An Anthology From Sappho to Michelangelo

Garland Publishing, New York & London
8vo in stiff glossy card covers, 330pp. Publishers review request note and A4 size publicity poster both loosely inserted
A well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
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Crossings - A Fairy Play - With drawings by Gwen Raverat

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in bright orange cloth, silver lettering to spine. Silver embossed design to front cover, illustrated end-papers, dust jacket and illustrations in text all by Gwen Raverat
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight clearly unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a faintly dusty but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Damien Hirst - The Cancer Chronicles (SIGNED FIRST EDITION)

Other Criteria, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in stiff glossy card covers, 36pp. First printing of Hirst's poetry done to accompany his White Cube exhibition 'Romance in the Age of Uncertainty'. This copy boldly signed by Hirst in black ink on the title-page. This first printing of 2003 was of about 1200 machine numbered copies (no one at Other Criteria has been able to give a precise figure). Of these about 200 were signed, but not all at once, as Hirst would sign a fresh bunch every now and again until stocks dried up.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy
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Damien Hirst - The Cancer Chronicles (SIGNED FIRST EDITION)

Other Criteria, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in stiff glossy card covers, 36pp. First printing of Hirst's poetry done to accompany his White Cube exhibition 'Romance in the Age of Uncertainty'. This copy boldly signed by Hirst in red ink on the title-page. This first printing of 2003 was of about 1200 machine numbered copies (no one at Other Criteria has been able to give a precise figure). Of these about 200 were signed, but not all at once, as Hirst would sign a fresh bunch every now and again until stocks dried up.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy
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The Hour of One - Six Gothic Melodramas

Gordon Fraser Gallery, London
Landscape 4to in red faux cloth, black lettering to spine 173pp Contains The Castle Spectre, by M G Lewis; A Tale of Mystery, by Thomas Holcroft; The Vampire, by J R Planche; Frankenstein, by H M Milner; The Devil's Elixir & The Flying Dutchman, by Edward Fitz-Ball
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (pages slightly tanned) in an unevenly tanned and slightly edge-chipped but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (ghost of tiny price label to front cover, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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