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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. Over the Brazier.
    GRAVES, Robert. Over the Brazier.

    London : 1916

    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 1917, and a second edition... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 130291

  2. Over the Brazier.
    GRAVES, Robert. Over the Brazier.

    London : 1916

    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 1917, and a second edition... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 123977

  3. Goliath and David.
    GRAVES, Robert. Goliath and David.

    London : [1916]

    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 this work was inscribed, Robert... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 125368

  4. Over the Brazier.
    GRAVES, Robert. Over the Brazier.

    London : 1916

    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 1917, and a second edition in... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 120863

  5. Goliath and David.
    GRAVES, Robert. Goliath and David.

    London : [1916]

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by Graves's father on behalf of the author 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". This copy, sent at... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 109934

  6. Treasure Box.
    GRAVES, Robert. Treasure Box.

    London : [1919]

    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 this work was inscribed, Robert... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 125375

  7. Treasure Box.
    GRAVES, Robert. Treasure Box.

    [London : 1919]

    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
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 65530

  8. Over the Brazier.
    GRAVES, Robert. Over the Brazier.

    London : 1920

    Second edition with corrections and a new foreword, after the first edition of 1916. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 52021

  9. Whipperginny.
    GRAVES, Robert. Whipperginny.

    London : 1923

    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 him in Islip. She admired... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 119069

  10. Mock Beggar Hall.
    GRAVES, Robert. Mock Beggar Hall.

    London : 1924

    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
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 110245

  11. John Kemp's Wager.
    GRAVES, Robert. John Kemp's Wager.

    Oxford : 1925

    First edition, first impression, trade issue. John Kemp's Wager was published as the 11th work in the British Drama League Library of Modern British Drama.

    From the library of Charles David Abbott (1900-1961), the University at Buffalo's first director of libraries, and a notable book collector and devotee of British poetry. "Abbott founded the... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 142386

  12. Contemporary Techniques of Poetry.
    GRAVES, Robert. Contemporary Techniques of Poetry.

    London : 1925

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 141017

  13. John Kemp's Wager
    GRAVES, Robert. John Kemp's Wager

    Oxford : 1925

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 45 of 100 copies signed by the author, printed on Kelmscott paper, and specially bound; a further 750 trade copies were also issued. John Kemp's Wager was published as the 11th work in the British Drama League Library of Modern British Drama. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 139440

  14. Poetic Unreason and Other Studies.
    GRAVES, Robert. Poetic Unreason and Other Studies.

    London : 1925

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 122085

  15. Poetic Unreason and Other Studies.
    GRAVES, Robert. Poetic Unreason and Other Studies.

    London : 1925

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 89638

  16. John Kemp's Wager.
    GRAVES, Robert. John Kemp's Wager.

    Oxford : 1925

    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
    £520.00

    Stock Code: 25239

  17. The English Ballad.
    GRAVES, Robert. The English Ballad.

    London : 1927

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 140875

  18. Lars Porsena.
    GRAVES, Robert. Lars Porsena.

    London : [1927]

    First edition, first impression of this satirical treatise on the decline of swearing in the English language, including a defence of James Joyce's Ulysses from the charge of obscenity. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140732

  19. Poems 1914-1927.
    GRAVES, Robert. Poems 1914-1927.

    London : 1927

    First edition, signed limited issue. Number 3 of 115 copies signed by the author, of which 100 were for sale. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 119554

  20. The English Ballad.
    GRAVES, Robert. The English Ballad.

    London : 1927

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 106674

  21. Mrs Fisher.
    GRAVES, Robert. Mrs Fisher.

    London : 1928

    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... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 84023

  22. 142727
    GRAVES, Robert. Poems 1929.

    London : 1929

    First and signed limited edition, first impression, number 75 of 225 copies, signed and numbered by the author. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 142727

  23. Good-Bye To All That
    GRAVES, Robert. Good-Bye To All That

    London : 1929

    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Best wishes from Robert Graves, Capt. Pensioned List, R. W. Fus. (1970)", recalling his war service in the Royal Welch Fusiliers, alongside Siegfried Sassoon. Signed or inscribed copies of this classic memoir of the First World War are most uncommon.

    This copy... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 140257

  24. Poems 1929.
    GRAVES, Robert. Poems 1929.

    London : 1929

    First and signed limited edition, first impression, number 170 of 225 copies, signed by the author. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 122147

  25. Ten Poems More.
    GRAVES, Robert. Ten Poems More.

    Paris : 1930

    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
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 90871

  26. The Real David Copperfield.
    GRAVES, Robert. The Real David Copperfield.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression, of the author's retelling of Charles Dickens's classic novel. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140878

  27. Poems 1930-1933.
    GRAVES, Robert. Poems 1930-1933.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140726

  28. I, Claudius. From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius Emperor of the Romans, born B.C. 10, murdered and deified A.D. 54; [and:] Claudius the God and his wife Messalina.
    GRAVES, Robert. I, Claudius. From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius Emperor of the Romans, born B.C. 10, murdered and deified A.D. 54; [and:] Claudius the God and his wife Messalina.

    London : 1934

    First edition, first impressions, of Graves's first two historical novels, and very scarce in such nice condition. I, Claudius was the winner of the Hawthornden and James Tait Black memorial prizes, and made into a critically acclaimed BBC television miniseries starring Derek Jacobi in 1976. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 133389

  29. [Collection of nine volumes of poetry:]
    GRAVES, Robert. [Collection of nine volumes of poetry:]

    London : 1938-72

    First editions, first impressions. An excellent collection of Graves's verse, spanning a period of several decades. Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 109052

  30. Count Belisarius.
    GRAVES, Robert. Count Belisarius.

    London : 1938

    First edition, first impression. Count Belisarius is the equally successful sequel to Graves's best-selling historical novel I, Claudius (1934). Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 142884

  31. Collected Poems 1938.
    GRAVES, Robert. Collected Poems 1938.

    London : 1938

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 122089

  32. 147253
    GRAVES, Robert. Sergeant Lamb of the Ninth; [together with] Proceed, Sergeant Lamb.

    London : 1940 & 1941

    First editions, first impressions, of Graves' retelling of the experiences of Roger Lamb as a British soldier in the American Revolutionary War, and based on the actual Roger Lamb's autobiographical works. "Each book can be read independently of the other" (blurb), and are rarely found together and in such good condition.

    George Orwell, writing... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 147253

  33. No More Ghosts.
    GRAVES, Robert. No More Ghosts.

    London : 1940

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £85.00

    Stock Code: 140813

  34. Adam's Rib and other anomalous elements in the Hebrew Creation Myth.
    GRAVES, Robert. Adam's Rib and other anomalous elements in the Hebrew Creation Myth.

    [Boissia, Clairvaux, Jura, France] : 1955

    First edition, first impression. One of 1,750 standard copies out of a total edition of 2,026. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 141042

  35. Steps.
    GRAVES, Robert. Steps.

    London : 1958

    First edition, first impression of this collection of writings. Learn More
    £60.00

    Stock Code: 140494

  36. The More Deserving Cases.
    GRAVES, Robert. The More Deserving Cases.

    [Marlborough] : 1962

    Signed limited edition, number 590 of 750 copies signed by Graves, one of 350 in buckram. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 142889

  37. Oxford Addresses on Poetry.
    GRAVES, Robert. Oxford Addresses on Poetry.

    London : 1962

    First edition, first impression. This book gathers the three annual lectures Graves gave in his first year as Professor of Poetry at Oxford University, as well as another three lectures given to University societies. Learn More
    £65.00

    Stock Code: 142778

  38. Nine Hundred Iron Chariots.
    GRAVES, Robert. Nine Hundred Iron Chariots.

    [Cambridge : 1963

    First edition. One of 4,500 copies (3,000 of which were issued on 7 October 1963, and a further 1,500 later that month) produced from Graves's lecture at the M.I.T., which included lecturers such as Sir Edward V. Appleton, Secretary of the British Department of Scientific and Industrial Research.

    This copy with an enigmatic annotation to the... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 142891

  39. Man Does, Woman Is.
    GRAVES, Robert. Man Does, Woman Is.

    London : 1964

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 95 of 175 signed and numbered by the author, this copy further inscribed by the author to noted Irish arts collector and patron Garech de Brún on the front free endpaper: "To Garech 1975 -Luggala- from Professor Robert Graves St John's Coll, Oxford" with de Brún's armorial bookplate to the front pastedown.... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 142715

  40. Mammon.
    GRAVES, Robert. Mammon.

    London : 1964

    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.

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    £375.00

    Stock Code: 123896

  41. El fenómeno del turismo.
    GRAVES, Robert. El fenómeno del turismo.

    Madrid : 1964

    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
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 122141

  42. [Love Respelt quartet:]
    GRAVES, Robert. [Love Respelt quartet:]

    London & New York : 1965-66-67-69

    First editions, signed limited issues, numbered 70 of 250, 329 of 330, 65 of 386, and 893 of 1000 copies, respectively, and each signed by the author on the limitation page. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 148839

  43. Collected Short Stories.
    GRAVES, Robert. Collected Short Stories.

    London : 1965

    First UK edition, first impression. This collection comprises of the author's stories published variously in magazines between 1924 and 1962. This collection was first published in the US in 1964. Learn More
    £65.00

    Stock Code: 140588

  44. Two Wise Children.
    GRAVES, Robert. Two Wise Children.

    New York : 1966

    First edition, first printing, institutional issue, the dust jacket priced at 2.73 on the front flap and with the gold sticker on the spine, and inner hinges reinforced. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 108974

  45. I, Claudius.
    GRAVES, Robert. I, Claudius.

    London : 1977

    Signed limited edition, number 46 of 100 copies specially bound and signed by the author. Originally published in 1934, when it garnered both the Hawthornden and James Tait Black memorial prizes; this edition was issued in response to the huge success of the BBC television series. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 135824

  46. Across the Gulf: Late Poems.
    GRAVES, Robert. Across the Gulf: Late Poems.

    Deià, Majorca : 1992

    First and signed limited edition, number 102 of 175, signed by the members of the New Seizin Press: Beryl Graves, Lucia Graves, Dunstan Ward, Tomás Graves, and Carmen García Gutierrez. These previously unpublished poems were written by Graves in his seventies, and were posthumously selected by his wife Beryl Graves for the spiritual successor to Graves's... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 146160

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