[AMIS, Kingsley]. Springtime. An Anthology of Young Poets and Writers. London: Peter Owen Limited, . 8°. Original burgundy cloth, the spine lettered in gilt, dust-jacket. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed on the front free endpaper, “My first appearance – of any respectability – in book form (I think). K.A.” On page 15, the author has scored through his printed name and replaced it in autograph. The anthology includes two poems by Amis, “On Staying Still” and “A Dream of Fair Women.” With 3 other books by Kingsley Amis, namely The Fantasy Poets. Number Twenty Two (1954, original wrappers, SIGNED by the author), The Evans Country (Fantasy Press, , original wrappers, SIGNED by the author and with a holograph transcription) and A Look Round the Estate. Poems 1957-67 (, with a holograph transcription of “An Attempt at Time-Travel”). (4)
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