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LAWRENCE, D. H. Pansies. London: P.R. Stephenson, 1929. 8° (225 x 145mm). Portrait frontispiece after Lawrence. Title printed in blue and brown. Original printed wrappers, upper panel and spine lettered in red and black, lower panel with Lawrentian phoenix device in black, original glassine dustwrapper and slipcase (wrappers a little spotted, dustwrapper browned, slipcase rubbed and with cracks on joints). DEFINITIVE, FIRST UNEXPURGATED EDITION. LIMITED TO C. 550 COPIES, THIS NO. 64 OF 500 SIGNED ORDINARY COPIES. Pansies was first published in a bowdlerized version by Martin Secker in July 1929, which omitted 14 poems; the definitive edition published in August 1929 was privately printed by Stephenson and contains a different introduction and the full complement of poems. Roberts A47c.
Walter DE LA MARE (1873-1956). Collected Poems. London: Faber & Faber, 1951. 8° (202 x 131mm). Original cloth, dustwrapper (dustwrapper with tears and marks). Later edition. PRESENTATION COPY inscribed 'Walter de la Mare for Lionel Dakers' with 6-line poem beneath in de la Mare's hand.
Robert BRIDGES (1844-1930). The Testament of Beauty. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1929. 4° (290 x 221mm). Original cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dustwrapper (dustwrapper torn with small losses). FIRST EDITION, NO. 202 OF 250 COPIES.
With 36 volumes of late 19th- and 20th-century poetry, including Robert Bridges' New Verse (Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1925, FIRST EDITION, NO. 86 OF 106 SIGNED COPIES) and Robert Graves' Poems (1914-26) (London: William Heinemann, 1927, FIRST EDITION). Provenance: Dr Lionel Dakers CBE (1924-2003). (39)
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