Translated from the Swedish by Robin Fulton.Knotting, Bedfordshire: The Sceptre Press, 1974 Stock Code: 141215
First English language edition, copy 100 of 150 copies, printed on Abbey Mills laid paper, this a presentation copy inscribed by Transtromer and additionally signed by the translator Robin Fulton on the colophon.
Copies numbered 1 to 50 were issued signed by Transtromer; this copy, though a later number, is presented by the poet with a lengthy inscription on the title page, making reference to the text of the poem, "For Gorley Putt as a memory of his guest (not Danton, not Robespierre) Tomas Transtromer, who sent good breakfast here, Christ's College, 19-7-75". (The 23-line poem is a reverie in which Danton and Robespierre arise.) Putt (1913-1995), a Henry James scholar, was a fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge, from 1968 to his death, and hosted Transtromer on a visit to Cambridge. The Swedish poet was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2011.
Small octavo sized pamphlet, stapled at the fold. Original purple wrappers, titles black to front.
Wrappers lightly creased and with some partial toning, some marks to front wrapper, still very good.
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