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AUDEN, W. H.

AUDEN, W. H.

Rare books by W. H. Auden, including first editions and signed first edition copies of Another Time, New Year Letter, and Marginalia.

W. H. Auden (1907–1973) is widely regarded as one of the great writers of the 20th century. Both controversial and technically brilliant, he is primarily remembered today as a poet.

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  1. The Orators

    The Orators

    An English Study.
    First Edition, First Impression. Learn More
    £280

    Date of Publication: 1932

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 31890

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  2. Spain.

    Spain.

    First edition, first impression, the result of Auden's visit to Spain during the Spanish Civil War, a troubling experience that left him morally ambivalent toward the republican cause. He published this supportive poem on his return, however, to defend the republicans against nazism, which he viewed as the greater evil. The proceeds of the poem went toward medical care for antifascist forces. Learn More
    £175

    Date of Publication: 1937

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 84768

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  3. Nones.

    Nones.

    First UK edition, preceded by the US edition the previous year, one of 3,000 copies printed and scarce in this condition. Learn More
    £175

    Date of Publication: 1952

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 106479

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  4. Homage to Clio.

    Homage to Clio.

    First UK edition, first impression. Published 8 July, three months after the US edition. Learn More
    £85

    Date of Publication: 1960

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 104216

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  5. Elegy for J.F.K.
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    Elegy for J.F.K.

    An original draft of Auden's elegy, accompanied by a note from Auden to his collaborator and occasional lover, Chester Kallman: "Chester, would you let me know what you think of this on JFK - the Sunday Times want to print it. W." The undated note is addressed from his house in Kirchstetten, Austria; the elegy contains one printing error ("dud" for "did"), otherwise it was published unrevised. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1964]

    Published: [N.p

    Stock Code: 105048

    Signed: Yes

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