WALLER, John.

Spring Legend.

Cairo: The Salamander Society, [1942] Stock Code: 99360
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First edition. Presentation copy inscribed by Waller on recto of front wrapper: "To Bunty from John, 27 November 1942", and with a later inscription below: "To Stan Eker from John Waller", with Waller's annotations throughout. An eccentric alcoholic war-poet posted in the Middle East, John Waller (1917-1995) founded the Salamander Society (alongside the poet Keith Bullen) and launched Oasis: the Middle East Anthology of Poetry from the Forces in August 1943. After the war he published a number of well-received collections, including The Merry Ghosts (1946), Crusade (1946), and The Kiss of Stars (1948). He was awarded the Keats Prize in 1974.

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Description

Octavo. Original pale green wrappers printed in red and black.

Condition

Wrappers tanned, light offsetting to title page and last page, a few folds roughly opened. Otherwise an excellent copy.

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