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First Light,

Published: London: Hamish Hamilton, 1989

Stock code: 68377

Price: £150

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First edition, first impression. With the author’s signed presentation inscription to the title page, “For Stephen [Spender] with love from Peter”. The two authors met towards the end of Spender’s life at which time Ackroyd helped with the compilation of the Spender’s Collected Poems.

Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine gilt, blue endpapers. With the dust jacket. Contents browned as usual but an excellent copy in the dust jacket.

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