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BUNTING, Basil.

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  1. 79825comp

    Redimiculum Matellarum.

    First and only edition of the author's rare first book. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the first leaf, "To T. W. Earp from Basil Bunting 1930" The recipient was a poet and noted translator who had been a contemporary of Tolkien's at Oxford and who with Dorothy L Sayers had edited the Oxford Poetry annual for 1918. Despite these and numerous other literary achievements Earp was forever immortalised as the etymological progenitor of the slang word Twerp as defined in the OED. Learn More
    £6,500

    Date of Publication: 1930

    Published: Milan

    Stock Code: 79825

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  2. Poems: 1950.

    Poems: 1950.

    Prefaced by Dallam Flynn.
    First edition. The second issue (of three) of Bunting's breakthrough collection. This one is in wrappers with the publisher's address extant. Preceded only by the privately printed Redimiculum Matellarum of 1930. The Cleaner's Press was not one of the century's greeted publishers and were hesitant in their binding of this title. Sales were slow and eventually two secondary issues were produced of this printing in wrappers. Learn More
    £140

    Date of Publication: [1950]

    Published: Galveston, Texas

    Stock Code: 76676

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  3. A Note On Briggflatts.

    A Note On Briggflatts.

    First Edition. One of the 300 numbered copies designated "A Gift" for friends of the archive. Learn More
    £40

    Date of Publication: 1989

    Published:

    Stock Code: 26462

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