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BELLOC, Hilaire.

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  1. Verses and Sonnets.

    Verses and Sonnets.

    First edition, first impression of the author's first book. Apparently part of the edition was recalled after Mrs Belloc recognized some portrait or other of aspects of her life in some of the verse. This book is not rare in any absolute sense but copies as nice as this one turn up perhaps once a decade at most. Learn More
    £625

    Date of Publication: 1896

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    Stock Code: 28287

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  2. Verses.
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    Verses.

    First Edition
    First edition, first impression, this copy with Belloc's extensive holograph draft of a poem recognisable as Sonnet XXIV in Sonnets and Verse (1923) to the front free endpaper, and most recently in the collection of historian and auctioneer Anthony Hobson (1921-2014), with his bookplate to the front pastedown. A laid-in note by Hobson identifies the original owner as Conservative politician Duff Cooper, a close friend of Belloc's, and traces the differences between Belloc's draft and the published version of Sonnet XXIV: "There are difference[s] of punctuation, also line 5 ‘Here on my hearth' altered to ‘On my poor fire', line 7 ‘in the Pines' altered to ‘in the trees'. Learn More
    £525

    Date of Publication: 1910

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 104936

    Signed: Yes

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