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  • A Kumquat for John Keats by Tony Harrison

    £15.00

    Bloodaxe Books, 1981. First edition. 21 cm by 13.5cm orange laminated wraps, 10 pages. Condition: Covers a little creased, edge-worn and sunned towards spine. There’s a 0.5 cm tear to bottom edge of final page.

  • Angel Exhaust Number Eight Autumn 1992

    £5.00

    Printed in Great Britain by Antony Rowe Ltd, Chippenham, Wiltshire. New poetry from Cambridge and London edited by Adrian Clarke and Andrew Duncan. Red laminated wraps, 23cm by 15.5cm, 120 pages. The spine reads: “The Bloodsoaked Royston Perimeter”. Features Bill Griffiths, Denise Riley, Johan De Wit, Iain Sinclair, Maggie O’Sullivan and others. This copy is…

  • Basil Bunting a northern life by Richard Caddell and Anthony Flowers

    £8.00

    Newcastle Libraries & Information Service, 1997. First edition. 25cm by 20.5cm, 64 pages, illustrated wraps. There are some fabulous photos in this book, including Tony Harrison sat next to Bunting in a Newcastle pub with a pint and Allen Ginsberg in a Northumberland field. Buy it to see more! Condition: some shelf wear but overall…

  • Begat by David Crystal

    £4.00

    Oxford University Press, 2010. First edition. 22cm by 14cm blue boards in illustrated wrapper, 327 pages. Sub-titled “The King James Bible and the English Language.” Condition: minimal shelf-wear to board edges and wrapper. Appears unread.

  • Big League Poets by Mikhail Horovitz

    £25.00

    City Lights Books, San Francisco,1978. 20cm by 14cm, 48 unnumbered pages, stapled pictorial wraps. Quirky item featuring poets including Dylan Thomas, Robert Lowell, Allen Ginsberg, e.e. cummings plus City Lights owner Lawrence Ferlinghetti as baseball stars. We’re assuming the author is Michael Horowitz. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and…

  • Blink by Andrea Badenoch 2001

    £10.00

    “It is 1962. The Beatles have released Love Me Do and John Glenn has orbited the Earth. But in this pit village in County Durham, everyone is looking back towards the traditions of the past…”  A First Edition by the Tyneside writer who died in 2004. Macmillan, 2001. 20.5cm by 13.5cm, 309 pages. Hardback in…

  • Blue Peter lapel badge

    £4.00

    We can’t tell you where or when this was created. Let your imagination go wild and pretend that your favourite Blue Peter presenter stole them from BBC Television Centre before it ceased to be the most significant buiding on Wood Lane, W12. A 2cm in diameter lapel badge. Condition: As new and waiting patiently at…

  • Bod’s New Leaf by Alison and Lo Cole

    £5.00

    Contender Entertainment, 2003. 16cm by 16.5cm white illustrated boards. In 2002 and 2003 Contender published Bod’s Way and Bod’s New Leaf , written by Alison Cole and illustrated by Lo Cole. The books revived their parents’ much-loved creation – the book and TV character Bod.  The books explore the quirky world of Bod and his…

  • Bod’s Present by Michael and Joanne Cole

    £7.00

    Methuen and Co, 1982. Reprint paperback. 14cm by 13cm small format storybook with colour images throughout. A Magnet Book. Husband and wife Michael and Joanne Cole’s Bod first appeared in book form in 1965 before transformation into children’s TV hit in the following decade. Features Bod on a snowy Christmas Eve, taking a present to…

  • Bod’s Present by Michael and Joanne Cole 1975

    £10.00

    Methuen and Co, 1975. First paperback edition. 14cm by 13cm small format storybook with colour and black and white images throughout. Husband and wife Michael and Joanne Cole’s Bod first appeared in book form in 1965 before transformation into children’s TV hit in the following decade. This first paperback edition came a decade after the…

  • Bod’s Present by Michael and Joanne Cole First edition 1965

    £18.00

    Methuen and Co, 1965. First edition. Hardback 16cm by 13cm small format storybook with colour and black and white images throughout. Husband and wife Michael and Joanne Cole’s Bod first appeared in book form in 1965 before transformation into children’s TV hit in the following decade. Bod on BBC followed the Coles’ classic Fingerbobs and…

  • Both by Paul Metcalf

    £15.00

    The Jargon Society, North Carolina, 1982. First Edition.  28cm by 22cm black boards in dustwrapper, 113 printed pages. Paul Metcalf (1917–1999) was an American writer. He wrote in verse and prose and was the great-grandson of one of his major literary influences, Herman Melville.  This book is about J.W. Booth, who assassinated American President Abraham…

  • Calligrammes by Guillaume Apollinaire

    £10.00

    University of California Press, Berkeley, 1991. First paperback printing. 23cm by 15cm, 513 pages in yellow wraps. Translated by Anne Hyde Greet with an Introduction by S.I. Lockerbie. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003). Condition: Spine is uniformly sunned, there is slight edge-wear to covers…

  • Clangers Annual 1971 by Postgate and Firmin

    £22.00

    Odhams, 1970. 31cm x 22.5cm, colour photo boards illustrated throughout with colour and black and white images. Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin gave us Noggin the Nog, Pogles Wood, Ivor the Engine, Bagpuss and The Clangers. This beautiful TV tie-in shows you how to make a felt Clanger toy. A friend of ours was lucky…

  • Collected Poems by Frances Horovitz 1985

    £8.00

    First edition Bloodaxe Books in association with Enitharmon Press, 1985. Published two years after her death at the age of 43, this collection was edited by her poet and critic husband, Roger Garfitt. 21.5cm by 14cm, 128 pages. Condition: slight edge-wear to covers plus spine and top edge of rear cover are browned with age….

  • Complete Poems by Hart Crane

    £5.00

    Bloodaxe Books, 1984. First revised edition edited by Brom Weber. True first edition was published in 1966 by Liveright Publishing Corporation, New York. 21.5cm by 14cm, 222 pages in blue wraps. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003). Condition: Spine sunned, page edges slightly soiled with…

  • Cosmic Realities Vanilla Tobacco Dawnings by Tristan Tzara

    £15.00

    Arc Publications, Todmorden, Lancs, 1975. Translated by Lee Harwood. Limited edition of 500 copies of which 15 have been numbered and signed by the translator.  This copy is NOT one of the 15. Yellow dustwrapper with printing over light yellow paper cover. 20.4 x 14.7 cms, 30 pages. The poems in this volume  are reproduced…

  • Cycling Accessories Price List Ron Kitching Ltd, Harrogate

    £10.00

    Price list for Ron Kitching Ltd, Cycling Centre, Harrogate. Printed by Walker Parker (Keighley) Ltd. Devonshire House, West Lane, Keighley. Undated but presumably printed in the 1960s as the prices are pre-decimal. 22cm by 14cm pink wraps, 48 pages featuring British Hub, Campagnolo, Milremo, Reg, Vittoria and more. Condition: Staples on spine rusted and fading…

  • Days of Yore A History of Masham and district compiled by Susan Cuncliffe-Lister

    £10.00

    Published by Susan Cunliffe-Lister, 1978. 23cm x 15cm, 213 pages, b&w photos, illustrations and maps throughout. A history of North Yorkshire’s Masham from Early Britons up to 1970s. There is an unsent, unused postcard of Masham’s Market Place laid in. Condition: clean contents but covers somewhat worn and yellowed with age plus page edges browned.

  • Dolls’ Houses by Caroline Goodfellow

    £8.50

    Published by Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (HMSO), London, 1976. Victoria & Albert Museum Small Colour Book 10. 15cm by 12.5cm 12 page booklet in colour card covers. Condition:  slight soiling to covers but contents clean.

  • Don’t Forget the Couscous by Amir Darwish

    £5.00

    Smokestack Books, 2015. First edition paperback. Almost 20cm by 13cm, 83 pages, illustrated wraps. A book about exile and home by a British/Syrian poet of Kurdish origin. Condition: Covers slightly curling but almost as new.

  • Elaine of La Signe by Ursula Moray Williams First edition 1937

    £12.00

    Ursula Moray Williams was a Children’s author and this title is one of her earlier books. First edition, lacking dustwrapper, published by Harrap, 1937. 20cm x 14.5cm blue boards. 254 pages. Colour frontispiece and black and white drawings illustrated by the author. Condition: Lacks dustwrapper, there is foxing in the pages and page 33 is…

  • Five Stories About Michael Portillo Remembered by James Johnston

    £10.00

    14.5cm by 10.5cm black and white stapled booklet, 12 pages. Privately printed. Illustrated by Emily Ross. I picked up this booklet in The Left Luggage Room, a bar on Monkseaton Metro Station in North East England in 2018 or 2019. Condition: one tiny beer stain on front cover.

  • Genoa by Paul Metcalf

    £20.00

    Jonathan Williams Publisher, 1965. First Edition. Jargon 43. 26cm by 17.5cm yellow boards in dustwrapper, 190 pages. Paul Metcalf (1917–1999) was an American writer. He wrote in verse and prose and was the great-grandson of one of his major literary influences, Herman Melville. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and…

  • Giant Night by Anne Waldman. INSCRIBED.

    £10.00

    Corinth Books, New York, 1970. First edition. 20cm by 14.5cm, 94 pages, purple decorated covers. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003) and is INSCRIBED to him by the author. On the title page it reads: “for Richard Caddell in Durham with thanks Anne Waldman.” Condition:…

  • Glastonbury or The English Jerusalem by Rev C Marson 1925

    £8.00

    Glastonbury or The English Jerusalem by Rev C.L. Marson.Third edition, 1925 published by The George Gregory Bookstore, Bath. Subtitled The Historic Guide to the English Jerusalem with sketches by H.S. Stewart and other illustrations. Bluecloth hardback 18.5cm by 12.5cm, 106 pages.The author’s Preface begins “In presenting a short outline of a splendid subject, the writer…

  • Granny Scarecrow by Anne Stevenson

    £8.00

    Bloodaxe Books, 2000. First edition. 21.5cm by 13.5cm. 80 pages. The “terse brilliance” [Peter Levi] of Stevenson’s style is on display. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003). Condition: Covers slightly sunnned with a little edge-wear.

  • Granta 101, Spring 2008

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Jason Cowley and featuring Hilary Mantel, Annie Proulx, Douglas Coupland and more.21cm by 14.5cm 286 pages. Condition: Miniscule shelf-wear. Appears unread. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in stock but as yet uncatalogued. Ask for more details.

  • Granta 53, Spring 1996

    £3.00

    A paperback magazine of new writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue’s theme is News and features Zoe Heller, Gordon Burn, Fintan O’Toole and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 256 pages. Condition: Crease down front cover and covers slightly yellowed with age. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in stock but as yet uncatalogued. Ask…

  • Granta 54, Summer 1996

    £3.00

    A Paperback magazine of new writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue is titled The Best of Young American Novelists and features Jonathan Franzen, Jeffrey Eugenides, Fae Myenne Ng, Mona Simpson and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 320 pages. Condition: A few pages to the rear of the book have creasing to the bottom corner plus…

  • Granta 56, Winter 1996

    £3.00

    A Paperback Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue is titled: What Happened to Us? Britain’s Valedictory Realism and features John Banville on Anthony Blunt plus Hilary Mantel, Hanif Kureishi, Philip Hensher, Fintan O’Toole and more.21cm by 14.5cm 254 pages. Condition: A Very Good clean copy. N.B. We have more copies of…

  • Granta 72, Winter 2000

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack and featuring Richard Ford, Olga Tokarczuk, Nik Cohn, A.L. Kennedy and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 254 pages. Condition: Clean contents but crease the spine of front cover. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in stock but as yet uncatalogued. Ask for more details.

  • Granta 73, Spring 2001

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue is titled Necessary Journeys and features Ian McEwan on Dunkirk plus Decca Aitkenhead, Dayanita Singh, Isabel Hilton plus the untold story of how the FBI pursued James Baldwin. 21cm by 14.5cm 256 pages. Condition: edge-wear to covers and page edges. N.B. We have more…

  • Granta 80 Winter 2002

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue is titled The Group: Pictures from Previous Lives and features Geoff Dyer, Luke Harding, Joyce Carol Oates, Paul Theroux and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 254 pages. Condition: Minimal edge-wear and slight curling to the front cover. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in…

  • Granta 82, Summer 2003

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue is titled Life’s Like That and features Simon Gray, Lynn Barber and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 254 pages. Condition: some shelf-wear. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in stock but as yet uncatalogued. Ask for more details.

  • Granta 84, Winter 2003

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue is titled Over There How America Sees The World and features Edmund White, James Kelman, Paul Theroux, Studs Terkel, Gary Shteyngart and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 256 pages. Condition: Minimal edge-wear with a couple of Granta leaflets laid in. N.B. We have more copies…

  • Granta 89, Spring 2005 The Factory

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack and featuring Isabel Hilton, Luc Sante, Tessa Hadley plus a rare interview with James Joyce. 21cm by 14.5cm 256 pages. Condition: very clean and tight. Appears unread. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in stock but as yet uncatalogued. Ask for more details.

  • Granta 94, Summer 2006

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack. Travel writing special featuring John Burnside, Michel Faber, Tessa Hadley and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 256 pages. Condition: Clean contents but slight wear and creasing to covers. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in stock but as yet uncatalogued. Ask for more details.

  • Hatching Game Birds’ Eggs in Incubators 1966

    £10.00

    Hatching Game Birds’ Eggs in Incubators booklet 11b, produced by Eley Game Advisory Station, 1966. First published in 1961, this is a revised edition from Autumn 1966. It is book 11b in the Game Management Booklets produced by Eley Games Advisory Station of Fordingbridge, Hampshire for Eley Ammunition Division.. This 21cm by 15cm booklet comprises…

  • Hemy by Theresa Easton and Ian Horn

    £20.00

    Limited edition 4/12 signed by the artist and printmaker Theresa Easton. Created [2011?]  as part of The Sunderland Book Project. 18.5cm by 18cm blue illustrated boards, concertina book.Thomas MM Hemy (1852-1931), a local Sunderland based artist, was commissioned in 1895 by Sunderland AFC to paint a picture of the team in action. The painting of…

  • Hermetic Definition by H.D.

    £8.00

    Carcanet Press, 1972. First paperback edition. Blue card wraps 20cm by 14cm, 117 pages. This previously unpublished poem is contemporary with her Trilogy. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003). Condition: wraps slightly edge-worn and curled to edges, pages minimally browned and page edges a little…

  • Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg SIGNED

    £40.00

    City Lights Books, May 1971, 24th printing. City Lights Pocket Poets Number Four. Introduction by William Carlos Williams. 16cm by 12.5cm, 44 pages in black and white wraps.This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003) and signed with an ink pen, “allen ginsberg” on the Dedication page….

  • Images of a Nightingale by Susan Coventry 1990

    £5.00

    First paperback edition published by Beauclerk Publishing in 1990. The author’s memoir of training at Florence Nightingale’s training school for nurses at St Thomas’s Hospital in Lambeth, London in the 1950s. The nurses were known as Nightingales. A paperback measuring 20.5cm by 14cm with 182 pages. Condition: There is some wear and soiling to page…

  • Imagist Poetry edited by Peter Jones

    £4.00

    Penguin, 1972. 18cm by 11cm, 187 pages. Anthology featuring Richard Aldington, H.D., Amy Lowell, Marianne Moore, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams and more.  Fabulous cover: detail from William Roberts’ The Vorticists in the Eiffel Tower.  From the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003). Condition: Covers slightly soiled and edge-worn with…

  • Inventing Leonardo by A. Richard Turner 1995

    £10.00

    Subtitled “The Anatomy of a Legend,” this is a stimulating book on the life, art and legacy of Leonardo Da Vinci by a Professor of Fine Arts. First UK edition published by Papermac in 1995. 23.5cm x 17.5cm, 268 pages,  with black and white illustrations. Condition: Some wear and soiling with age to covers and…

  • Komorni hudba by James Joyce [Czech version of Chamber Music]

    £10.00

    Dauphin, 2000. 19cm by 11cm cream wraps. This version of Joyce’s Chamber Music was translated by Petr Mikes with an Epilogue by Matthew Sweney, writer, editor, translator, and Assistant Professor of English at Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic.This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003) and is…

  • Leonard McComb Drawings Painting Sculpture catalogue 1983

    £15.00

    Catalogue of UK touring exhibition 1983-84 organised by the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford and the Arts Council of Great Britain. 27cm by 22cm grey wraps, 85 pages, includes colour and black and white photos of McComb’s work plus a piece on the artist by Richard Morphet. The exhibition visited London, Oxford, Sussex, Manchester and…

  • Lewis Carroll’s Ripon by Maurice Taylor

    £5.00

    Did you know Lewis Carroll  visited Ripon during sixteen of his creative years? This pamphlet “attempts to put that into context.” Printed by Ripon Cathedral, 2005. Reprint of 1998 first edition. 21cm by 14.5cm , 16 pages, illustrated throughout with mostly b&w photos and illustrations. Condition: Clean contents but some wear to spine and slight…

  • Nogbad Comes Back! by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin 1972

    £15.00

    Kaye & Ward, 1972. First edition  thus of this paperback reprint of title first published in hardback in 1966. Edmund Ward ‘Starting to Read’ Books Number 4. 19cm by 15cm, 47 pages. Noggin is a kind king, married to kind queen Nooka but Nogbad the Bad is unkind. Condition: Bottom edge has a dent and…

  • Oil Paintings in Public Ownership in Tyne and Wear Museums Edited by Sonia Roe 2008

    £30.00

    First paperback edition, 2008. Published by The Public Catalogue Foundation. 28.5cm by 23cm, 368 pages, illustrated throughout with 2,500 of colour photos of paintings from the Tyne and Wear Museums Service, many of which have never been illustrated in print before. The Public Catalogue Foundation was set up to record the nation’s entire collection of…

  • Out Loud by Adrian Mitchell INSCRIBED

    £15.00

    Cape Goliard Press Limited, 1969. Second edition. 25cm by 16.5cm colour illustrated wraps with red endpapers. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003) and is inscribed “Peace Adrian Mitchell” with a ink drawn elephant on the title page. Condition: Cream covers browned and soiled with age….

  • Patagoni by Paul Metcalf

    £18.00

    Small Publishers Company, New York, 1971. First Edition. The Jargon Society, Penland, North Carolina.  26cm by 17.5cm yellow boards in dustwrapper, 140 pages. Paul Metcalf (1917–1999) was an American writer. He wrote in verse and prose and was the great-grandson of one of his major literary influences, Herman Melville. This copy is from the library…

  • Perfect Bound no 7 Summer 1979

    £3.00

    Perfect Bound poetry magazine edited by Peter Robinson and Richard Hammersley. This seventh issue was published to coincide with the 1979 Cambridge Poetry Festival. 21cm by 15cm, 88 pages. Features Elaine Feinstein, Tim Dooley, Denise Riley, Marina Tsvetayeva, Matthew Sweeney, Octavio Paz, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Anne Waldman. Condition: Covers slightly soiled and creased with…

  • Pieter Bruegel and the fall of the art historian by John White

    £8.00

    University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1980. 21cm by 15cm cream wraps, 28 pages with eight black and white plates. The 56th Charlton Lecture on Art delivered in the University of Newcastle on the 30th November 1978 by John White , Durning- Lawrence Professor of the History of Art at University College, London. The Charlton Lecture…

  • poems (1962-1997) by robert lax

    £15.00

    wave books, seattle/new york, 2013. First edition. 23cm by 13cm white wraps, 353 pages. Edited by John Beer. Robert Lax (1915-2000) was an American poet, known in particular for his association with Thomas Merton. Condition: slight soiling and edge-wear to wraps.

  • Poet’s Poems No. 8 Robert Creeley

    £8.50

    First published in 2001 by AGGIE WESTON’S EDITIONS. One of a series of Poet’s Poems pamphlets co-ordinated by poet Stuart Mills,  (1940–2006) co-founder of the Tarasque Press and designed by Colin Sackett. 20cm by 14cm cream wraps. A selection of poems by other poets chosen by Robert Creeley. Includes Losing Track by Denise Levertov and…

  • Poet’s Poems No.16 Adrian Mitchell

    £8.00

    First published in 2003 by AGGIE WESTON’S EDITIONS. One of a series of Poet’s Poems pamphlets co-ordinated by poet Stuart Mills,  (1940–2006) co-founder of the Tarasque Press and designed by Colin Sackett. 20cm by 14cm cream wraps. A selection of poems by other poets chosen by Adrian Mitchell who writes: “So here are eight poems…

  • Poet’s Poems No.5 Edwin Morgan

    £8.50

    First published in 2001 by AGGIE WESTON’S EDITIONS. One of a series of Poet’s Poems pamphlets co-ordinated by poet Stuart Mills,  (1940–2006) co-founder of the Tarasque Press and designed by Colin Sackett. 20cm by 14cm cream wraps. A selection of poems by other poets chosen by Edwin Morgan, including poems by Auden, Manley Hopkins, Blake,…

  • Poet’s Poems No.9 Iain Sinclair

    £8.50

    First published in 2002 by AGGIE WESTON’S EDITIONS. One of a series of Poet’s Poems pamphlets co-ordinated by poet Stuart Mills,  (1940–2006) co-founder of the Tarasque Press and designed by Colin Sackett. 20cm by 14cm cream wraps. A selection of poems by other poets chosen by Iain Sinclair who writes: “The task of nominating favoured,…

  • Present Lives Future Becoming by Cosmo Pieterse and George Hallett 1974

    £35.00

    Sub-titled: A South African Landscape in words and pictures, this collection of poetry, prose and photos is by eminent South African playwright, poet, literary critc, Pieterse and fellow South African, George Hallett, known for his work during Apartheid and the country’s early democracy. First edition. Hickey Press, Surrey, 1974. 29.5cm x 21cm, 90 pages illustrated…