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BETJEMAN, John.

Selected Poems.

Chosen with a Preface by John Sparrow.

Published: London: John Murray, 1948

Stock code: 102444

Price: £3,750

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First edition, signed limited edition. Number 8 of 18 copies, specially bound and printed on very fine japon vellum, and signed by the author. From the libraries of the publisher, bibliographer and novelist Michael Sadleir (1888–1957) and, latterly, the scholar and auctioneer Anthony Hobson (1921–2014), with their bookplates to the front pastedown.

Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. Spine a little sunned, a few marks to boards. An excellent copy, internally fine.

Bibliography: Peterson A15b.

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