Spain.London: Faber and Faber, 1937 Stock Code: 142191
First edition, first impression. This title was written after Auden's visit to Spain during the Spanish Civil War, a troubling experience that left him morally ambivalent towards the Republican cause. He published this supportive poem on his return, however, to defend the Republicans against Nazism, which he viewed as the greater evil. The proceeds of the poem went towards medical care for antifascist forces.
Octavo. Original red wrappers printed in black, stapled at the fold.
Faint sunning to spine and top of rear panel, a little rubbed, lower tips a touch creased, small rust marks to folds from staples, else bright, internally clean and untoned. A very good copy.
Bloomfield & Mendelson A14a.
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