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HENRI, Adrian, 1932-2000 :

  • Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, (1971).
London : Jonathan Cape, (1971). First edition : the hardback issue. A presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his publisher, the late Tom Maschler (1933-2020) - "for Tom, new poems for my new publisher - with love thanks", signed in full, and dated January 1972. Autobiographical poem sequences from the most senior of the "Mersey Sound" poets - pre-war Liverpool, wartime in Rhyl, student days in Paris, a holiday in Norway, dialectics in Hampstead, Aldermaston marches, schoolteacher in the provinces, return to Liverpool and growing fame as performer, poet and painter. Demy 8vo (23cm). 46,[ii]pp. Original lavender-grey boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; a very good, clean, and sound copy in the M. Mohan dust-jacket - the jacket with some faint suggestion of wear to the extremities, but also very good.

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