[Together with:] Ouch [and:] London Lickpenny.No place, Pawn Publications, [c. 1970]-71-73 Stock Code: 140689
NotesFirst editions, first impressions, of these three early Ackroyd publications.
The Works is Ackroyd's first appearance in print, Ouch is his first solo publication, and London Lickpenny, one of 500 copies only, was his second solo publication. All three works come from the library of Martin S. Golding, librarian and director of English studies at Peterhouse College, Cambridge, with his contemporary ink ownership inscription to the front free endpaper of London Lickpenny, and a couple of corrections pencilled on the last page. Golding has laid in a clipping from the 19 January 1974 Spectator by fellow Cambridge professor, Jeremy H. Prynne, Director of English Studies at Gonville and Caius College, reviewing four poem collections recently published, including London Lickpenny.
3 works, quarto and octavo. The Works, pp. : original light orange stapled wrappers, titles in black to covers, monochrome photographic portraits of the authors on front cover. Ouch, pp. : original reverse-colour stapled paper covers, front cover lettered in black on purple, rear cover lettered in purple on black. London Lickpenny, pp. 33: original orange and black stapled wrappers with flaps, designed by Duncan Grant, lettered in black.
The Works: some creasing and chipping to extremities; Ouch: slight creasing to wrappers; London Lickpenny: light toning to spine; else all bright and internally clean, a very good set indeed.
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