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GRAVES, Robert.

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. 120863
    First edition, first impression, of Graves's first book published when he was serving as a subaltern in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers during the First World War, shortly after his first meeting with fellow poet and Fusilier Siegfried Sassoon. This first impression was published on 1 May 1916. There was a second impression in... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 120863

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  2. 122859
    First edition, first impression, of Graves's first book, published when he was serving as a subaltern in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers during the First World War, shortly after his first meeting with fellow poet and Fusilier Siegfried Sassoon. This first impression was published on 1 May 1916. There was a second impression in... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 122859

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  3. 130291
    First edition, first impression, of Graves's first book, published when he was serving as a subaltern in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers during the First World War, shortly after his first meeting with fellow poet and Fusilier Siegfried Sassoon. This first impression was published on 1 May 1916. There was a second impression in... Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 130291

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  4. 125368comp
    First and sole edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the verso of the front wrapper, "Ian Hope Simpson, Robert Graves, 1925". John Barclay (Ian) Hope Simpson (1905-1989) was the son of Sir John Hope Simpson, British Liberal politician and author of the first global history of the modern refugee. In the year... Learn More
    £4,000

    Stock Code: 125368

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  5. 123977
    First edition, first impression, of Graves's first book, published when he was serving as a subaltern in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers during the First World War, shortly after his first meeting with fellow poet and Fusilier Siegfried Sassoon. This first impression was published on 1 May 1916. There was a second impression in... Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 123977

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  6. 119222
    First edition, first impression. With the pencil ownership inscription of Siegfried Sassoon's uncle the sculptor Hamo Thornycroft (1850-1925) to front free endpaper, and also his initials to front cover. As well as though Sassoon, Graves and Thornycroft also had a close mutual friend in the poet Edmund Gosse. A pleasing... Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 119222

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  7. 96758
    First edition, with the rare dust jacket, and an autograph letter signed from Graves laid-in discussing the book; one of 1,000 copies printed. 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... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 96758

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  8. 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,... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 107538

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  9. 65530comp
    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

    Stock Code: 65530

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  10. 122139comp
    First and sole edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. One of 200 copies, privately distributed, Treasure Box was Graves's first book of poetry after demobilisation following the First World War. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 122139

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  11. 125375comp
    First and sole edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the verso of the front wrapper, "Ian Hope Simpson, Robert Graves, 1925". John Barclay (Ian) Hope Simpson (1905-1989) was the son of Sir John Hope Simpson, British Liberal politician and author of the first global history of the modern refugee. In the year... Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 125375

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  12. 73973
    Second edition with a new forward by the author and alterations to the text. Originally published in 1916. Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 73973

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  13. 52021
    Second edition with corrections and a new foreword. Originally published in 1916. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 52021

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  14. 122091
    First edition, first impression. One of 1,000 copies printed, scarce today in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £525

    Stock Code: 122091

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  15. 121258
    First edition, first impression, with the scarce dust jacket. A manuscript note to the front panel of the jacket notes, "no date, but advt. pages at back date: 1921". The Pier-Glass was Graves's sixth poetry collection written while convalescing from shell-shock and living in a cottage (now called "Dingle Cottage") in the... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 121258

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  16. 122087
    First UK edition, first impression, in first state as described by Higginson and Williams. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 122087

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  17. 121274
    First edition, first impression, publisher's presentation copy, with their presentation blindstamp to the head of the title page. Whipperginny was printed in a run of 1,000 copies and is uncommon with the dust jacket. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 121274

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  18. 119069comp
    First edition, first impression, rare presentation copy inscribed "Edith Sitwell from Robert Graves and good luck! 1923" on the front free endpaper. Edith Sitwell (1887-1964) and her brothers Osbert and Sacheverell were at the time the darlings of the London literary scene. She was a friend of Graves in the 1920s and visited... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 119069

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  19. Poetic Unreason and Other Studies.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 89638

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  20. 25239comp
    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

    Stock Code: 25239

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  21. 122085
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 122085

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  22. The English Ballad.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 106674

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  23. 119554comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 3 of 115 copies, of which 100 were for sale. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 119554

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  24. Mrs Fisher.
    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... Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 84023

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  25. 125173
    First edition, first impression, a rare first issue with the infamous Sassoon poem intact. The story of the suppression of this issue is well recorded. This work printed a poem that Sassoon had written to Graves in letter form. Sassoon was horrified and demanded the recall of the edition and the excision of the offending... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 125173

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  26. 122147comp
    First and signed limited edition, first impression, number 170 of 225 copies, signed by the author. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 122147

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  27. 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

    Stock Code: 90871

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  28. But It Still Goes On.
    First Edition of this "appendix" to Good-bye To All That. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 25080

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  29. To Whom Else?

    To Whom Else?

    Deyá, Majorca: 1931

    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... Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 108963

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  30. 109052
    First editions, first impressions. An excellent collection of Graves's verse, spanning a period of several decades. Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 109052

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  31. 122089
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £375

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  32. They Hanged My Saintly Billy.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £35

    Stock Code: 99543

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  33. 123896
    First and sole edition, first impression. Only 500 copies of Robert Graves's address were published, being supplied only for those who were present at his speech on 6 December 1953. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 123896

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  34. Man Does, Woman Is.
    First edition, first impression. "Man Does, Woman Is closes a three-book sequence dramatizing the vicissitudes of poetic love. Because such love walks on a knife-edge between two different fates, parts XV and XVI - these numbers stand for additions to my collected Poems 1959, and to the 1961 and 1962 supplements - supply... Learn More
    £45

    Stock Code: 89428

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  35. Ann at Highwood Hall: Poems for Children.
    First edition, first impression of this charming book, the second collaboration between Graves and Ardizzone, following The Penny Fiddle (1960). Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 109601

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  36. 122141
    First and sole edition, first printing. A Spanish-language version of Graves's paper at a conference held at the Ateneo de Madrid 3 March 1964, "The Phenomenon of Mass Tourism". "Postscript, 1965" in Graves's Majorca Observed (1965) is largely a translation of this speech. It is also republished in The Crane Bag (1969). Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 122141

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  37. [Collection of six volumes of poetry:]
    First and limited editions, all numbered editions of various limitation signed by Robert Graves. A very appealing complete set of these attractively produced Stellar Press volumes. Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 109051

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  38. Poems: Abridged for Dolls and Princes.
    First edition, first impression. Enlarged facsimile of the miniature volume hand-written by the author for Queen Mary's Dolls' House in 1922. Learn More
    £45

    Stock Code: 88949

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  39. Difficult Questions, Easy Answers.
    £35

    Stock Code: 47482

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  40. Collected Poems 1975.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £100

    Stock Code: 108975

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