Richmond: Hogarth Press, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed limited edition of this long poem, number 196 of only 250 copies signed and numbered by Graves on tipped-in limitation sheet opposite title page. Demy 8vo (220 x 172mm): 28pp. Publisher's pink paper-covered boards decorated by William Nicholson, printed in black and white, black paper spine, all edges untrimmed. A superb example (trivial nicks to spine ends, else tightly bound and clean throughout). Higginson A9. Woolmer 33. Fine. Item #BB2335
With Graves's prose "Introductory Letter to John Ransome [sic], the American poet," in which Graves dedicates the poem to Ransom, who had written an admiring review of Graves's On English Poetry and hailed him as one of the most important English poets. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).