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An Abominable Temper and Other Poems

By: Curnow, Allen

Price: NZ$84.00

Publisher: Wellington, The Catspaw Press: (1973)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19792

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


No signatures. Some fading to covers. Some minor indentations on rear cover. ; 35 pages. Red printed wrappers over white card covers. Page dimensions: 182 x 116mm. Printed at the Nag's Head Press, Christchurch, October 1973. An edition of 300 copies. New Zealand poetry. Nine poems. Contents: To the Reader; A Window Frame; This Beach can be Dangerous; To Douglas Lilburn at Fifty; Tantalus; To an Unfortunate Young Lady; A Refusal to read Poems by James K. Baxter; What was ... View more info

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At Dead Low Water And Sonnets

By: Curnow, Allen

Price: NZ$210.00

Publisher: Christchurch, The Caxton Press: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7134

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


No signatures. Knock to bottom corner of front board. Some rubbing to spine and folds of dust wrapper. 1/4" tear to front panel of dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; 40 pages. Brown papered boards. Page dimensions: 196mm x 124mm. "At dead low water, smell of harbour bottom,/ Sump of opulent tides; in foul chinks twirl/ Weed and whorl of silt recoiling, clouding/ The wan harbour sighing on all its beaches." - from the poem 'At Dead... View more info

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Valley of Decision: Poems by Allen Curnow

By: Curnow, Allen

Price: NZ$630.00

Publisher: Auckland, Auckland University College Students' Association Press: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6339

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


No signatures. Light foxing. Some rubbing and discolouration to paper spine and string binding. A well preserved copy.; Scarce. Pages unnumbered. 23 poems. The author's first book, published when he was 22 years old. Some of the poems had earlier been published in "Kiwi", "Phoenix", and "Art in New Zealand". The Auckland Students' Association Press was run by Bob Lowry and Ronald Holloway. Lowry's operation of the press and production of the "... View more info

The Axe: a Verse Tragedy

By: Curnow, Allen

Price: NZ$56.00

Publisher: Christchurch, The Caxton Press: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001289

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


85 pages. 1/2" tear at head of spine. Owner's signature. From front flap of wrapper: "Mr Curnow's Island of Mangaia, with its king, chiefs and priests, its Christians and pagans, is not merely the scene of a little regarded incident in Pacific History. In the poet's and dramatist's hands the island and the characters become symbolic of much beyond themselves [...]" Bagnall C1895.; 8vo View more info

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Island & Time

By: Curnow, Allen

Price: NZ$75.00

Publisher: Christchurch, The Caxton Press: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20577

Condition: Very Good- in Fair dust jacket


Ex libris bookplate of J. Erikson. Fading to margins of boards. Dust-jacket is grubby with dust-stains, tears, and chips. A 4" tear in front panel of dust-jacket with adhesive tape repair on the reverse side. Dust-jacket is price-clipped. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; 45, [2], [1(blank)] pages. Red cloth boards with black lettering on front board. Page dimensions: 216mm x 136mm. "Sun's sudden hammer on the skull/ Starts a lark singing off the hi... View more info

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Jack Without Magic: Poems

By: Curnow, Allen

Price: NZ$231.00

Publisher: Christchurch, The Caxton Press: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15534

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


No signatures. Small chip to corner of front wrapper. ; Unpaginated. [12] leaves including blank leaves at front and rear. Black paper wrappers with paper title label on front wrapper. Page dimensions: 188 x 110mm. New Zealand literature, poetry. Printed on laid paper. "Cleverer than ever O atom brain, / Nature you dread, and next to nature, art: / Jack without magic springs his traps in vain / Against these giants and genii of the heart." An edition of 200 copie... View more info

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Collected Poems

By: Mason, R. A. K.; with an introduction by Allen Curnow

Price: NZ$22.40

Publisher: Christchurch, Pegasus Press: (1971)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10560

Condition: Fair in Fair dust jacket


Ex-library. Library stamps and markings. Dust wrapper in plastic jacket taped to boards. Adhesive tape along gutters at hinges. ; 113 pages. New Zealand poet. ; 8vo View more info

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Collected Poems

By: Mason, R. A. K.; with an Introduction by Allen Curnow

Price: NZ$37.80

Publisher: Christchurch, Pegasus Press: (1975)

Seller ID: 15275

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


No signatures. Fading to spine.; 1975 reprint of the 1971 "New Edition". 113 pages. Cover title: "R. A. K. Mason 1905-71 - Definitive Edition - Collected Poems". New Zealand poet. Mason died in 1971. " Housman most obviously attracted him and a comparison between the two has often been made." - Times Literary Supplement, review quoted on rear wrapper. ; 8vo View more info

Verses 1941-1942

By: Whim-Wham [pseudonym of Allen Curnow]

Price: NZ$84.00

Publisher: Christchurch, Caxton Press: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4115

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


No signatures. Moderate fading to margins of wrappers. Some foxing to wrappers. No tears to spine. 1/32" loss at tail end of spine. Moderate rubbing to edges of wrappers. ; French wraps. 42 poems. [Reference: Bagnall C1915]. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 42, [1] View more info