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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. Fairies and Fusiliers.
    GRAVES, Robert. Fairies and Fusiliers.

    London : 1917

    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 due to merit, but to the extraordinarily... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 96758

  7. 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

  8. Treasure Box.
    GRAVES, Robert. Treasure Box.

    London : [1919]

    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
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 122139

  9. Treasure Box.
    GRAVES, Robert. Treasure Box.

    [London : 1919]

    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, it was not clear whether the... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 107538

  10. 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

  11. Country Sentiment.
    GRAVES, Robert. Country Sentiment.

    London : 1920

    First edition, first impression. One of 1,000 copies printed, scarce today in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £525.00

    Stock Code: 122091

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

    London : 1920

    Second edition with corrections and a new foreword. Originally published in 1916. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 52021

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

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

    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

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

    London : 1929

    First edition, first impression, first issue with the infamous Sassoon poem intact on pp. 341-43. The story of the suppression of this issue is well recorded. The work printed a poem Sassoon had written to Graves in letter form. Sassoon was horrified and demanded the recall of the edition and the excision of the offending pages. This request was done... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 138767

  23. 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

  24. Good-bye To All That.
    GRAVES, Robert. Good-bye To All That.

    London : 1929

    First edition, first impression, first issue with the infamous Sassoon poem intact. The story of the suppression of this issue is well recorded. The work printed a poem Sassoon had written to Graves in letter form. Sassoon was horrified and demanded the recall of the edition and the excision of the offending pages. This request was done and a second... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 135796

  25. The Shout.
    GRAVES, Robert. The Shout.

    London : 1929

    Signed limited edition. This copy number 248 of 530 numbered copies signed by Graves. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 106686

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. Collected Poems 1938.
    GRAVES, Robert. Collected Poems 1938.

    London : 1938

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 122089

  29. 140813
    GRAVES, Robert. No More Ghosts.

    London : 1940

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £85.00

    Stock Code: 140813

  30. 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. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 123896

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. 140812comp
    GRAVES, Robert. Life of the Poet Gnaeus Robertulus Gravesa.

    Deià : 1990

    Signed limited edition, one of 150 numbered copies hand printed and bound in vellum. Signed on the limitation page by the printer Tomás Graves, the illustrator Alice Meyer Wallace, and the binder Carmen García-Gutierrez. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 140812

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