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DRINKWATER, John.

Swords and Ploughshares.

Published: London: Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 1915

Stock code: 102344

Price: £100

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First edition, first impression, presentation copy, of Drinkwater’s first collection of First World War poems, inscribed on the half-title verso to “To Henry Ainley, from John Drinkwater, 1916”. Ainley (1879-1945) was a prominent stage and screen actor, notable for his Shakespearean roles.

Octavo. Original red cloth, title label to spine. With the erratum slip. Spine sunned, title label tanned and a little chipped, slight rubbing to bottom edge of rear board, internally clean, slight crack between quires B and C, otherwise sound, a very good copy indeed.

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