London: Faber & Faber [through 1934], 1932. Early Reprint. Hardcover. Second Edition (first revised edition), one of 1,000 copies. 8vo: 112pp. Publisher's finely woven black cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top edge stained grey, others untrimmed; light blue dust jacket printed in black and priced 7s.6d. About Fine (dust-soiled top edge, spine head bumped), Very Good or better jacket (lightly dust-soiled, spine panel and edges embrowned, small ink blot to back panel). Bloomfield A3b. Connolly 100, 73. Fine- / Very Good+. Item #BB1472
"More influential and characteristic than his Poems (1930 and 1933). Although Auden consider[ed] Orators a failure and it is sometimes difficult to know where parody leaves off and poetry begins, and although this poetry is uneven, there has been nothing like The Orators before or since. . . " (Connolly) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.