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Snake.
LAWRENCE, D. H.

Snake.

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Published: Edinburgh The Tragara Press, 1984

Stock Code: 98423

£375
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First separate edition, unnumbered proof copy from a limited edition of 12 numbered copies, together with first proof with publisher's corrections in red ink. This edition of D. H. Lawrence's poem was published to mark the 80th birthday of George Lazarus, whose collection of Lawrence books and manuscripts was bequeathed to Nottingham University. This copy is from the library of John K. Martin (born 1930), with his book label tipped-in on the limitation page. Martin is the owner of the Black Sparrow Press and publisher of Charles Bukowski, amongst many other avant-garde and counterculture authors. He started collecting modern first editions when he was 19, focusing on the works of Lawrence, Faulkner, Pound and Henry Miller. When Martin sold his collection to the University of California in 1966 it had grown to include the Beat poets. Martin used the proceeds from the sale to start the Black Sparrow Press. "Snake" originally appeared as part of Lawrence's collection of poems, Birds, Beasts and Flowers, which was first published in the US in 1923.

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2 copies, octavo. Unbound proof copy, together with first proof. Loose octavo quires in original white wrappers printed in black.

Condition

A crisp copy in excellent condition.

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