GRAVES, Robert.

Man Does, Woman Is.

London: Cassell, 1964 Stock Code: 142715
£250.00
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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. Graves stayed with de Brún at his family estate in Luggala in 1975.

There were a further 26 copies of this edition (not for sale), lettered A-Z.

This title "closes a three-book sequence dramatizing the vicissitudes of poetic love", love that acknowledges its origin in the Threefold Goddess of Graves' mythography.

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Description

Octavo. Original blue-backed brown cloth boards, single vertical gilt rule to covers, titles to spine gilt, printed on brown paper.

Condition

Near-fine, spine ends lightly bumped, in a remarkably good example of the delicate glassine dust jacket, a little creased with chips to spine ends and tips, and one small chip to fold of front flap.

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