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OXFORD POETS

beginning with
'B'
All first English Editions in very good condition unless otherwise described.

Gavin BANTOCK.
CHRIST.
A poem in twenty-six parts. D Parsons. 1965.
Edition limited to 200 numbered copies, signed by the Poet. Poet's first book.
Bkplt on rear end paper. £35.00
JUGGERNAUT. 1968. Anvil Press. Edition limited to 200 numbered copies, this one
of the first 50 signed by the poet. Original wraps. Poet's second book. £20.00
JUGGERNAUT. 1968. Anvil Press. Edition limited to 200 numbered copies. Original wraps. £8.00
EIRENIKON. 1972. Anvil Press Poetry. Dw. £10.00
ICHOR In POETRY REVIEW. 1966. v.57/4. with poems by “ Five Oxford Poets :-
S Purcell, M Hewlings, J Birtwhistle, E Kissam & D Walker as well as poems by G MacBeth & K Crossley Holland; P Hobsbaum on Wordsworth; Howard Sergeant-The Poet & the Little Magazine; etc.)
original wraps. £10.00

Patricia BEER.
LOSS OF THE MAGYAR.
1959. Longmans, Green. Mint in original cellophane dw.   £12.00
THE SURVIVORS. 1963. Longmans. Poet's second Collection.   £8.00
JUST LIKE THE RESURRECTION. 1967. Macmilan. Dw.
Presentation Inscription by the poet on front end paper. £22.00
JUST LIKE THE RESURRECTION. 1967. Macmillan. Dw. £8.00
THE ESTUARY. 1971. Macmillan. Uncorrected proof copy in original wraps. £10.00
THE ESTUARY. 1971. Macmillan. Dw. Inscribed & signed by the Poet on the title page. £16.00
SPANISH BALCONY.
1973. Poem of the Month. Single sheet poem signed by the Poet. £16.00
THE LIE OF THE LAND. 1983. Carcanet. Original stiff wraps. £6.00
DRIVING WEST. 1975. Gollancz. Her fifth poetry book in original stiff wraps.
Poetry Book Society recommendation. £8.00
COLLECTED POEMS. 1990. Carcanet. Original stiff wraps. Ist thus. £5.00
FRIEND OF HERACLITUS. 1993. Carcanet. Ist thus. Original stiff wraps in very good condition.£5.00
AUTUMN. 1997. Carcanet. Original stiff wraps in very good condition. £5.00

Bernard BERGONZI.
AN ENGLISH SEQUENCE.
1966. Mica Poets No 3.
Original wraps. Inscription on inner front wrap. £6.00
MEMORIALS. 1970. Sycamore Broadsheet 11. Folded sheet a little marked. £6.00 YEARS. 1979. Mandeville Press. Edition limited to 350 copies. Frontis by G Szirtes. Original wraps in very good condition. £8.00

John BETJEMAN.
GHASTLY GOOD TASTE
or, "a Depressing Story of the Rise and Fall of English Architecture” with a beautiful folding illustration forty inches long specially drawn by P F Hesketh. 1933. Chapman & Hall. 2nd issue with pages
119-120 cancelled. Baronial Bkplt on paste-down. Margins lightly foxed. £55.00
GHASTLY GOOD TASTE. 1970. Anthony Blond. Dw. Revised with annotations by the Author with the long folding illustration by Peter F Hesketh. £25.00
ANTIQUARIAN PREJUDICE.
1939. Hogarth Sixpenny Pamphlets. Near fine in original wraps. £25.00
ENGLISH CITIES AND SMALL TOWNS . 1943. Britain in Pictures. Collins.
8 Plates in colour & 31 black & white illustrations. Dw. £20.00
CONTINUAL DEW. 1937 J Murray. Covers string marked otherwise very good. £35.00
CONTINUAL DEW. 1977. Facsimile reissue. J Murray . Dw. Cover design E McKnight Kauffer.
Illustrated by O Lancaster & De Cronin Hastings. £8.00
JOHN PIPER. 1944. Penguin Modern Painters. Original wraps a little foxed.
Illustrated with colour & black & white plates. £20.00
COLLECTED POEMS. 1970. J Murray. Dw. Enlarged edition introduced by Lord Birkenhead. £20.00
SELECTED POEMS. 1948. J Murray . Preface by John Sparrow.
Dw slightly chipped and dusty. Slight foxing on upper edge. £20.00
FIRST AND LAST LOVES. 1952. J Murray . Dw very slightly chipped.
Fully illustrated including drawings by John Piper. £55.00
A FEW LATE CHRYSANTHEMUMS. 1954. J Murray . Yellow dw .
Inscription on front end paper. £25.00
POEMS. 1958. Pocket Poets. Original stiff wraps. £5.00
JOHN BETJEMAN'S COLLECTED POEMS. 1958. J Murray . Dw.
Introduced by Lord Birkenhead. £35.00
JOHN BETJEMAN'S COLLECTED POEMS. 1970. J Murray . Dw.
Enlarged edition introduced by Lord Birkenhead. £20.00
SUMMONED BY BELLS. 1960. J Murray . Dw slightly torn at top of spine. £16.00
HIGH AND LOW. 1966. J Murray . Dw very slightly worn on ends of spine.
Inscribed presentation by poet "Ere yew are ole man - the writers own', & iz affection to yew, the missus & Ned(?) Jo B 1966" £225.00
HIGH AND LOW. 1966. J Murray . Dw. Inscription on front end paper owvg. £18.00
SHORT TLS to the Revd Gerald IRVINE dated 7 th January, 1974, on Betjeman's headed paper, thanking him for ‘Eleven'” the most formative time in a man's life. We stay there or recede. Only the cold-blooded go forward….I have an idea P.G.W. is a saint.” Signed “yours in the manner of Thomas Edward Neil.” £165.00
A NIP IN THE AIR.
1974. John Murray. Dw. £10.00
CHURCH POEMS. 1981. Pan Books. Slight crease in original stiff wraps. Illustrated by John Piper. £6.00
UNCOLLECTED POEMS. 1982. J Murray . Dw. Introduced by B Hillier. Mint.
Contains a majority of previously unpublished as well as uncollected poems. £16.00
ALTAR AND PEW.
1959. Pocket Poets. Introduced by Betjeman. Original wraps. Publisher's (Edward Hulton ) presentation slip enclosed. £12.00

Laurence BINYON.
THE WINNOWING FAN.
1914. Elkin Mathews. Original wraps
slightly marginally darkened; a little foxing on the margins otherwise very good. £30.00
THE SECRET.
1920. Elkin Mathews. Inscription on front end paper. £16.00
THE SIRENS.
1925. Macmillan. An Ode. Signed by the Poet on title page. £20.00
THE SIRENS.
1925. Macmillan. An Ode. £10.00
LITTLE POEMS FROM THE JAPANESE
rendered into English Verse. 1925.
Swan Press. Edition limited to 200 numbered copies. £45.00
POEMS.
(1926) Augustan Book of Poetry. Original wraps. £8.00
THE IDOLS.
1928. Dw. An Ode. £10.00
THE BURNING OF THE LEAVES.
1944. Macmillan. Original wraps. £6.00
DANTE'S INFERNO.
1933. Macmillan. Dw faded.
Translated into English Triple Rhyme by L Binyon. Aeg. £25.00
THE MADNESS OF MERLIN. 1947. Introduced by G Bottomley. £8.00

Edmund BLUNDEN.
PASTORALS. 1916. Erskine MacDonald. Original wraps.
A very good copy of this fragile production of Blunden's fist published book. £60.00
THE WAGGONER & Other Poems. 1920. Sidjwick & Jackson.
An excellent copy of the first issue limited to 250 copies with the scarce dw. £300.00
UNDERTONES OF WAR.
1928. Cobden Sanderson.
A few neat holes on edge of spine not affecting the text. Internally a fine copy. £85.00
THE SHEPHERD AND OTHER POEMS OF PEACE AND WAR.
1928. Duckworth. Revised & reissued in New Readers Library. Spine and edges of covers sunned. Name on front paste-down. £16.00
NEAR & FAR.
1929. Cobden Sanderson. Dw. A very good unopened copy. £25.00
THOMAS HARDY.
1941. Dw torn & faded. £16.00
SHELLS BY A STREAM. 1944. Macmillan. Very slightly mottled under a slightly dusty dw. £8.00
SHELLEY. 1946. Collins. Dw very slightly frayed. £12.00
AFTER THE BOMBING AND OTHER SHORT POEMS.
1949. Macmillan. Red cloth. Spine faded. Ex-libris. Guardian book review by Robert Nye of Barry Webb's biography of Blunden is laid in. £12.00
A HONG KONG HOUSE. 1959. Poetry Book Society. Original wraps.
A Facsimile holograph poem in an edition limited to 1,100 copies. £8.00
A HONG KONG HOUSE. Poems. 1951-1961. 1962. Collins. Dw.
Initialled & dated on front free endpaper. £25.00
JOHN CLARE: BEGINNER'S LUCK. 1971. This talk, prepared in 1964, was first published on the occasion of the Author's 75th Birthday. Single page proof sheets. Kirkpatrick states that there was an edition of 260 copies.
Here the limitation page gives this as 200 copies. £35.00
JOHN KEATS. 1950. Writers and their Work. Original wraps. £5.00
A SELECTION FROM THE POEMS OF EDMUND BLUNDEN.
nd. Lavengam Press. A small booklet of poems produced in an unspecified
limited edition in aid of the Restoration fund for the Great Church of the Holy Trinity,
Long Melford. Original pictorial wraps. 23pp. Very good. £12.00
SELECTED POEMS. 1982. Carcanet. 1st thus in original stiff wraps. £6.00
THE CHRIST'S HOSPITAL BOOK. 1953. Hamish Hamilton. Ed. "OLD BLUES". Introduction & 2 pieces by Blunden. The illustrations of "Old Boys" include E Blunden, Edmund Campion, Charles Lamb, George Dyer, S T Coleridge, Leigh Hunt, Constant Lambert, etc.& “Lane in Sussex” by Keith Vaughan.
Excellent condition. An extremely good bright copy. £20.00

Charles BRASCH.
INDIRECTIONS. 1980 . O.U.P. A Memoir,1909-1947,
of the New Zealand poet & editor of Landfall.. Dw. Name on front end paper. £12.00
COLLECTED POEMS.
1984. O.U.P. Dw. Edited & Preface by A Roddick.
Name on front end paper otherwise in excellent condition. £16.00 

Jocelyn BROOKE.
THE ELEMENTS OF DEATH.
1952. Hand & Flower Press.
Original stiff covers. £36.00
RONALD FIRBANK. 1951. Arthur Barker. Dw frayed. £8.00
THE IMAGE OF A DRAWN SWORD. 1982. Secker & Warburg. Dw.
Introduced by Anthony Powell. First thus. £8.00

Alan BROWNJOHN.
THE RAILINGS.
1961. Digby Press. Dw. Inscribed presentation from the poet of his first Collection -'thirty years after publication!'. £20.00
THE LIONS' MOUTHS . 1966. Macmillan. Uncorrected Proof Copy of his 2 nd
Collection. The published version is dated 1967. Original wraps. £20.00
THE LIONS' MOUTHS . 1967. Macmillan. Dw. Poet's inscripton on title page. £20.00
SANDGRAINS ON A TRAY.
1969. Macmillan. Poet's third Collection.
Uncorrected Proof Copy in original wraps. £10.00
SANDGRAINS ON A TRAY. 1969. Macmillan. Dw. Poet's third Collection.
Author's presentation inscription dated November 1991. £12.00
A DAY BY INDIRECTIONS. 1969. Sceptre Press. Edition limited to 100 numbered copies, this one of 26 on laid paper, signed & hand bound in original wraps. £20.00
BROWNJOHN'S BEASTS.
1970. Macmillan. Dw. Illustrated by Carol Lawson.
Poet's presentation inscription dated 1991 on title page. £20.00
BROWNJOHN'S BEASTS. 1970. Macmillan. Illustrated by Carol Lawson.
Uncorrected Proof Copy in original wraps. £15.00
TRANSFORMATION SCENE. 1971. Poem of the Month.
Single sheet poem signed by the Poet. Near fine. £15.00
AN EQUIVALENT. 1971. Sceptre Press. Original wraps.
Edition limited to 100 numbered copies. £12.00
WARRIOR'S CAREER . 1972. Macmillan. Dw.
Presentation copy inscribed by the poet. £14.00
WARRIOR'S CAREER.
1972. Macmillan. Dw very slightly frayed. £10.00
A SONG OF GOOD LIFE . 1975. Secker & Warburg. Dw.
Presentation inscription on title page. £20.00
A NIGHT IN THE GAZEBO. 1980. Secker & Warburg
Signed by the poet on the title page. £15.00
COLLECTED POEMS 1952-1983. 1983. Secker & Warburg.
Collection of 200 poems. Near fine in like protected dw. £10.00
COLLECTED POEMS 1952-1988
. 1988. Hutchinson . Original wraps. £6.00
ALS TO NICHOLAS MOORE dated 31st July 1969 requesting the use of his poem “The Unicorns”
for inclusion in a Poetry Society Anthology of Poems. £10.00
THE OBSERVATION CAR
. 1990. Hutchinson . Orig wraps. £5.00

Miles BURROWS.
A VULTUR'S EGG
. 1960. J Cape. Dw. £6.50

John BUXTON.
SUCH LIBERTY
. 1944. Macmillan. Written whilst the poet was in a German P O W camp. £6.00
ATROPOS AND OTHER POEMS. 1946. Macmillan. Presentation copy signed by the author. £12.00
ATROPOS AND OTHER POEMS. 1946. Macmillan. Dw. £8.00

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