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1 Astbury, Anthony Just the Two of Us: Verse and Prose Poems Selected By Geoffrey Godbert
London Only Poetry 1981 Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Blue softcover with titles in black on front cover and spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. Inscribed to the previous owner by the author on the title page. 75pp. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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2 Astbury, Anthony Verses
London Only Poetry 1988 Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Softcover. Cream card covers with titles in black on front cover. Condition: God, with very light soiling and shelfwear. Inscribed by the author to the previous owners on the fep. 23pp. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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Heroes' Twilight: a Study of the Literature of the Great War, Bergonzi, Bernard
3 Bergonzi, Bernard Heroes' Twilight: a Study of the Literature of the Great War
London The Macmillan Press 1980 0333281268 / 9780333281260 Cloth Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
First published in 1965, this is the second edition published in 1980. Red cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Inscription to previous owner from the author on title page. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. Not price-clipped. 241pp. The book ranges widely over the literary responses to the First World War made by English writers in poetry, fiction and autobiography. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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Poems in the Porch, Betjeman, John
4 Betjeman, John Poems in the Porch
London SPCK 1955 Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall John Piper 
Third reprint, March 1955 (first published October 1954). Cream card covered stapled booklet, with title in red on front cover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers, and occasional light foxing to text throughout.21pp. A collection of verses originally written to be read out on the radio, which proved to be so popular that they needed to be reproduced in printed form. Illustrated throughout by John Piper. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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5 Bury, Adrian Leaves of Syon: Odes and Sonnets
Edinburgh The Poseidon Press 1943 Cloth Fair No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Black buckram with titles in gilt on spine and cover. Top edge gilt. Condition: Fair to good, binding cracked internally in one place, otherwise sound. No inscriptions. Spine sunned. 48pp. A collection of six odes and fourteen sonnets about Syon Park and its owners, the Percy family of Northumberland. Bury dedicated the book to Henry Percy, 9th Duke of Northumberland who was killed in Flanders on May 21st, 1940, during the Second World War. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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Messines and Other Poems (English Translations By Tita Brand-Cammaerts), Cammaerts, Emile
6 Cammaerts, Emile Messines and Other Poems (English Translations By Tita Brand-Cammaerts)
London and New York John Lane, The Bodley Head 1918 Cloth Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Blue cloth with title in gilt on spine and gilt device on front cover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. A little colour water staining from blue cover cloth to top edge of front and rear pastedowns, not affecting the rest of the book in any way. Endpapers appear to possibly be made of handmade paper. Occasional light foxing to text throughout. No inscriptions. 119pp. The French and English versions of each poem are printed side by side. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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News from the South, Clark, Tom A and Verey, Charles
7 Clark, Tom A and Verey, Charles News from the South
Cardiff, Wales Second Aeon Publications 1970 0901068071 / 9780901068071 Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Yellow card covered stapled booklet. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear to covers. Inscription on title page giving Charles Verey's address of Barnsley House, Gloucestershire (unclear whether it is printed or in felt-tip). 16pp. A small collection of poetry by Tom Clark and Charles Verey. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Robert Burns, Daiches, David
8 Daiches, David Robert Burns
London Andre Deutsch 1966 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Revised edition. Terracotta colour hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear, and light sunning to top of rear of jacket. Price-clipped. 334pp. This book presents a picture of Robert Burns the man in the context of the Scottish culture of his day, and also provides a careful assessment of Burns' stature as a poet and a detailed critical analysis of all the important poems. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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9 Falconer, William The Shipwreck
Strand, London T.Cadell, Jun. And W.Davies 1796 Full-Leather Fair No Jacket Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
NB: Lacks elevation of fully-rigged merchant ship, and the chart of the ships path. Full leather binding with title in gilt on spine and gilt tooling to compartments on spine. Condition: Fair to good, covers are quite scuffed and shelfworn with the front outer joint of the front cover being cracked but holding firmly. Very occasional foxing to text. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Binding sound. 167pp. 4 b/w engraved plates, engraved by I.Parker and drawn by T.Stothard, R.A. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Heart in Pilgrimage: a Study of George Herbert, Falloon, Jane
10 Falloon, Jane Heart in Pilgrimage: a Study of George Herbert
Milton Keynes Author--House 2007 1425977553 / 9781425977559 Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Softcover. Condition: Very good, with light sunning to spine and immediate surrounding area. Binding sound. Signed by author on title page. 231pp. In this book, the author has chosen twenty four of her favourite poems by George Herbert, and added to each of them her own appreciation and critical analysis. She has introduces the selection with chapters on the life of George Herbert, and also of his friend, Nicolas Ferrar, without whose efforts these wonderful poems would have been lost to the world. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Twelve Poems, Grennan, Eamon
11 Grennan, Eamon Twelve Poems
Woodside, California Occasional Works 1988 Limited. Soft cover Fine No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Olive green card covers with celtic decoration and title in black on maroon pasted on label on front cover and spine. Condition: Fine. This is no 117 of a limited edition of 150 copies and is signed by the poet underneath the colophon to the rear. 29pp. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 17.00 GBP
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El Gran Zoo, Guillen, Nicolas
12 Guillen, Nicolas El Gran Zoo
Havana, Cuba Contemporaneos 1967 Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 
NB: Text is in Spanish throughout. Softcover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Light crease to edge of front endpaper and next few pages. Inscription on the half-title dated 11/68 to Alexander Cockburn, the Irish-American political journalist. 85pp. plus index. B/w illustrations by Fayad Jamis. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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13 Hall, Donald and Mellor, Oscar Michael Shanks (Fantasy Poets, No.13)
Swinford, Eynsham, Oxford Fantasy Press 1952 Soft cover Fair No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Stapled pamphlet in ivory paper with titles in black on front cover. Condition: Fair, covers are lightly sunned and soiled, staples beginning to rust. Internally clean and bright. Contains five poems by Michael Shanks, including "Lyonesse" and "Epitaph". 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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Last Poems, Hodgson, Rose Marie
14 Hodgson, Rose Marie Last Poems
The Keepsake Press 1969 Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Grey card covered booklet with title in black printed on white paper label pasted onto front cover. Condition: Very good, with a hint of sunning to very edge of spine. Ten poems on ten pages by Rose Marie Hodgson. One of the poems "Divine Prescription" has a word crossed out in biro, assumed to be a printing error. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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John Holland - Song of a Boy, Holland, John
15 Holland, John John Holland - Song of a Boy
London Privately Printed 1939 Cloth Good No Jacket Book 
Cream cloth with title in gilt on spine and gilt vignette of a sea view to front cover. Condition: Good, with some faint foxing to covers. Light foxing to endpapers. Facsimile signature of John Holland to first blank page after front endpaper, which appears to be in pastel. A few of the first pages are uncut. Binding sound. Slipcase condition: Generally shelfworn, but still perfectly serviceable. 177pp. A memorial tribute to John Holland, who died in 1936 at the age of 19 after a short illness, three years before this book was published. It contains a collection of his poetry and 19 colour reproductions of his oils, watercolours and drawings. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 36.00 GBP
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Dylan Thomas: The Poems, Jones, Daniel (ed.)
16 Jones, Daniel (ed.) Dylan Thomas: The Poems
London J.M.Dent & Sons Ltd. 1971 0460038303 / 9780460038300 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Black hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Binding sound. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear. Some sunning to spine. Not price-clipped. 291pp. This volume contains nearly 200 poems by Dylan Thomas. It contains all the verse of the "Collected Poems 1934-1952" plus over one hundred other poems. The poems are arranged in chronological order of composition and reflect the development of the poet's technique and imagery. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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Teapots and Quails and Other New Nonsenses, Lear, Edward
17 Lear, Edward Teapots and Quails and Other New Nonsenses
London John Murray 1954 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Edited and introduced by Angus Davidson and Philip Hofer. Second printing. Illustrated paper covered boards with title on front cover and spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to head and tail of spine. previous owners name neatly written at top of front pastedown. Binding sound. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general shelfwear and light sunning. Faint small splashmark to front cover of jacket, with a couple of small chips missing to rear of jacket and a couple of small repaired tears. Price-clipped. 63pp. Illustrated with line drawings by Lear. All the material in this book was hitherto unpublished except for a fiew of the Limericks which were published in 1933 by William B.Osgood Field in "Edward Lear on my shelves" Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Collected Poems: 1925-1948, MacNeice, Louis
18 MacNeice, Louis Collected Poems: 1925-1948
London Faber & Faber 1951 Cloth Good Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Second impression 1951 (first edition published in 1949). Blue cloth with titles in silver on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Light browning to endpapers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair to good, generally shelfworn with some sunning to spine and jacket edges. Not price-clipped. 310pp. This book contains a choice of the poems from McNeice's first book, " Blind Fireworks", nearly the whole of "Poems", "The Earth Compels" and his other books of poems, and "Autumn Journal" entirely. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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The Oxford Book of Scottish Verse, MacQueen, John and Scott, Tom (ed.)
19 MacQueen, John and Scott, Tom (ed.) The Oxford Book of Scottish Verse
London Oxford at the Clarendon Press 1966 Cloth Good Fair Book 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Blue cloth with titles in gilt on spine and cover. Condition: Good, binding sound, text clean. Inscription to previous owner on fep. Dustjacket condition: Fair, lightly shelfworn with sunning to spine and jacket edges. Not price-clipped. 633pp. In this selection, the editors aimed to lay greater emphasis on verse written in Scots as opposed to English and also tried to give as fair a representation to verse written before 1603 as to that which came afterwards. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Four Poems, Merchant, Moelwyn
20 Merchant, Moelwyn Four Poems
Windmill Hill, London Windmill Hill Press 1976 Limited. Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Olive green card covers. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear to covers. 4pp. plus title page and colophon to the rear. One of an edition of only fifteen copies. Printed on handmade paper. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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