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HOUSMAN, A. E.

More Poems.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1936 Stock Code: 146925
£300.00
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First edition, first impression, deluxe limited issue, number 138 of 379 copies, published simultaneously with the trade edition. The deluxe issue was printed on handmade paper and includes an extra illustration, facing p. 32, which shows the original manuscript for the poem "Tarry, delight".

This edition was printed six months after Housman's death. With the exception of four poems, the verses in More Poems are here printed for the first time, including those expressing Housman's homosexuality.

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Description

Octavo. Original red quarter morocco, red cloth sides ruled in gilt, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others partially uncut, marbled endpapers. With dust jacket.

Illustrations

Portrait frontispiece after Francis Dodd, facsimile reproduction of the author's manuscript facing p. 32.

Condition

Trace of bookplate removal to front free endpaper, faintest spotting to endpapers and front blanks, contents otherwise clean. A very good copy in the like dust jacket, not price-clipped, spine lightly toned with a couple of chips and short closed tears at ends, a little scattered foxing, still bright.

Bibliography

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