London: The Sunday Referee and The Parton Bookshop, 1934. Gilt cloth. Endsheets a trifle foxed, spine gilding a trace oxidized, Holiday Bookshop ticket on rear pastedown, but a very good copy in slightly tanned dust jacket with a few short edge tears and some very shallow losses at crown and toe of spine panel. First edition, second state of the binding, of the author's first book. A total of 500 sets of sheets were printed, of which 250 sets were bound up in December of 1934, and the remaining 250 sets of sheets in February, 1936. These later copies have an inserted leaf facing the title with adverts for three Parton Press titles (including this one) and a rounded spine. "These first poems (very uneven) shattered for those who discovered them the whole revolutionary optimism of the 'thirties" - Connolly. ROLPH B1b. MODERN MOVEMENT 78a. HAYWARD 343. (Inventory #: WRCLIT72756)
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