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GRAVES, Robert.

Rare books by Robert Graves, including first edition, signed first edition, and finely bound copies of Fairies and Fusiliers, and I, Claudius.

Regularly stocked editions of Graves’ works include the first Aldine edition.

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  1. Das nationale System der politischen Oekonomie

    Das nationale System der politischen Oekonomie

    Erster Band [all published]. Der internationale Handel, die Handelspolitik und der deutsche Zollverein.
    First edition of List's major work. One of the earliest and most severe critics of the classical school of political economy, List (1789-1846) "denounced Adam Smith and his disciples as the ‘cosmopolitan school' and held that universal free trade was an ideal that could be achieved only in the far distant future. For the time being, he argued, each nation should foster the development of its own manufactures by import duties and even outright prohibitions. Learn More
    £11,000

    Date of Publication: 1841

    Published: Stuttgart & T

    Stock Code: 114167

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  2. Goliath and David.
    signed

    Goliath and David.

    First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Graves's father to Henry Newbolt (1862-1938), the English poet and writer, on the title page: "Sir Henry Newbolt, from his admirer the author, via his father Alfred Perceval Graves. March 9th, 1917. Captain, 3rd Batt., Royal Welch Fusiliers." At the time of publication, February 1917, Graves was recuperating from bronchitis, first at Somerville College, Oxford, and then at Harlech, where he wrote to Sassoon, who had helped him edit and distribute the book, on 26 March 1917: "Dear old Sassons, please forgive my not writing: it has been one of the worst symptoms of my late collapse that I haven't been able to make up my mind to start or finish the most pressing things, and the correspondence about Goliath and David has been most exacting. Learn More
    £3,250

    Date of Publication: [1916]

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 109934

    Signed: Yes

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  3. Fairies and Fusiliers.
    signed

    Fairies and Fusiliers.

    First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies printed, with the rare dust jacket, and an ALS from Graves laid in discussing the book. Graves writes, "This was the first book of mine published in the USA. I wrote it during the First World War as an infantry captain, between the ages of 19 and 22. My rank was not due to merit, but to the extraordinarily heavy casualities among officers in trench-fighting. Learn More
    £2,500

    Date of Publication: 1917

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 96758

    Signed: Yes

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  4. Treasure Box.
    signed

    Treasure Box.

    First and only edition, one of 200 copies printed. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to "Ivor Gurney, from Robert Graves" on the front wrapper verso. A superb association copy, linking two poets profoundly influenced by their experiences in the Great War. Until Gurney's collected letters were published in 1991, it was unknown whether the pair had ever met in person, though Gurney was known as an admirer of Graves's and set several of his poems to music. Learn More
    £4,500

    Date of Publication: 1919

    Published: [London

    Stock Code: 107538

    Signed: Yes

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  5. Treasure Box.
    signed

    Treasure Box.

    First and only edition. One of about 200 copies printed for the author. With the author and artist's joint signed presentation inscription to the inside of the front wrapper, "Mary Blunden from Nancy Nicholson & Robert Graves". The recipient was the wife of Graves's friend and fellow war poet Edmund Blunden. Learn More
    £2,750

    Date of Publication: 1919

    Published: [London

    Stock Code: 65530

    Signed: Yes

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  6. Over the Brazier.

    Over the Brazier.

    Second edition with a new forward by the author and alterations to the text. Originally published in 1916. Learn More
    £350

    Date of Publication: 1920

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 73973

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  7. Over the Brazier.

    Over the Brazier.

    Second edition with corrections and a new foreword. Originally published in 1916. Learn More
    £300

    Date of Publication: 1920

    Published:

    Stock Code: 52021

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  8. Mock Beggar Hall.

    Mock Beggar Hall.

    First edition, first impression. "The whole tone of the book is philosophical involving a series of meditations on relativity and Time" (Patrick J. Quinn ed., New Perspectives on Robert Graves, 1999, p. 75). Nicholson's sinister cover design of a hanging bat is stunning. Learn More
    £475

    Date of Publication: 1924

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 110245

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  9. John Kemp's Wager.
    signed

    John Kemp's Wager.

    A Ballad Opera.
    First Edition. The limited issue of only 100 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the author. The author's first play printed at the Shakespeare Head Press. Scarce in this condition. Learn More
    £520

    Date of Publication: 1925

    Published:

    Stock Code: 25239

    Signed: Yes

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  10. Poetic Unreason and Other Studies.
    £150

    Date of Publication: 1925

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 89638

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  11. The English Ballad.

    The English Ballad.

    A Short Critical Survey.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1927

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 106674

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  12. Mrs Fisher.
    signed

    Mrs Fisher.

    Or the Future of Humour.
    First edition, first impression; from the To-day and To-morrow series. Inscribed by Robert Graves on the front free endpaper, "Damn and blast, said Lars Porsenna! Robert Graves, 1957". This inscription references the opening lines of Macaulay's poem Horatius at the Bridge ("Lars Porsena of Clusium, / By the Nine Gods he swore..."), and to Graves's own sister-book in the To-day and To-morrow series, Lars Porsena, or the Future of Swearing (1927). Learn More
    £675

    Date of Publication: 1928

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 84023

    Signed: Yes

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  13. The Shout.
    signed

    The Shout.

    Being Number Sixteen of The Woburn Books.
    Signed limited edition. This copy number 248 of 530 numbered copies signed by Graves. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1929

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 106686

    Signed: Yes

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  14. But It Still Goes On.

    But It Still Goes On.

    First Edition of this "appendix" to Good-bye To All That. Learn More
    £200

    Date of Publication: 1930

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 25080

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  15. Ten Poems More.
    signed

    Ten Poems More.

    Signed limited edition, number 149 of 200 copies signed by the author, set by hand and privately printed on hand-press. Cover art by New Zealand-born artist Len Lye. Learn More
    £575

    Date of Publication: 1930

    Published: Paris

    Stock Code: 90871

    Signed: Yes

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  16. To Whom Else?
    signed

    To Whom Else?

    First and only edition, number 131 of 200 copies only, hand-printed on handmade paper and signed and numbered by Graves on the limitation page. A scarce Graves title dating from his first Majorcan period, during which he lived and worked with American poet Laura Riding: "the quality of Robert's literary work was dramatically improved by Laura's detailed criticisms" (ODNB). Learn More
    £425

    Date of Publication: 1931

    Published: Dey

    Stock Code: 108963

    Signed: Yes

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  17. I, Claudius.

    I, Claudius.

    From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, Emperor of the Romans, Born B.C. 10, Murdered and Deified A.D. 54.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,000

    Date of Publication: 1934

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 88704

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  18. I, Claudius.

    I, Claudius.

    From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, Emperor of the Romans, born B.C. 10, murdered and deified A.D. 54.
    First edition, first impression. Graves's most famous book, and one of the most famous historical novels, which garnered both the Hawthornden and James Tait Black Memorial prizes. With a clipped signature of Graves loosely inserted: "Yours ever(?) Robert". Learn More
    £3,000

    Date of Publication: 1934

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 108901

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  19. The Common Asphodel.

    The Common Asphodel.

    Collected Essays on Poetry 1922–1949.
    First edition, first impression. A heavily revised collection of Graves's essays from Epilogue (a three-volumed collaboration with Laura Riding, published in Majorca 1932-36), together with a number of new essays, including one on the sources of The Tempest. Learn More
    £65

    Date of Publication: 1949

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 91101

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  20. The Transformation of Lucius, otherwise known as The Golden Ass.
    signed

    The Transformation of Lucius, otherwise known as The Golden Ass.

    Translated by Robert Graves.
    First Robert Graves edition, first impression. Signed limited edition, number 1,729 of 2,000 copies only signed by Graves. The Golden Ass is the only ancient novel to survive in its entirety, and was an inspiration for Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Learn More
    £150

    Date of Publication: 1950 [i.e. 1951]

    Published: Harmondsworth, Middlesex

    Stock Code: 114552

    Signed: Yes

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