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6 April 2001
LAWRENCE, T.E. Letters ... to Bruce Rogers, [no place]: 'privately printed at the Press of William Edwin Rudge', 1933. 8°, printed in brown ink, original limp brown linen covers, titled in gilt on the spine. Provenance: 'G.F.J. Cumberlege from Bruce Rogers May 25, 1933' (inscription on flyleaf; Bruce Rogers' compliments slip loosely-inserted; Cumberlege's bookplate). FIRST EDITION. LIMITED TO 200 COPIES. Clements p.36; O'Brien A160.
More Letters ... to Bruce Rogers, [no place]: privately printed, 1936. 8°, printed in brown ink, original limp brown linen covers, titled in gilt on the spine. Provenance: Geoffrey Cumberlege (bookplate). FIRST EDITION. LIMITED TO 300 COPIES. O'Brien A165
A FINE ASSOCIATION SET FROM THE LIBRARY OF GEOFFREY CUMBERLEGE, THE FIRST VOLUME INSCRIBED BY ROGERS. The 52 letters published here relate to the printing and publication of Lawrence's translation of Homer's Odyssey (see previous lot), which was first issued in a limited edition of 530 copies in Britain in 1932, followed by American limited and trade editions published by the Oxford University Press, whose printer was Cumberlege. In the first letter in More Letters ..., Lawrence notes that Cumberlege has sent him copies of both American editions, and, in subsequent letters, refers to both his correspondence with Cumberlege and the various O.U.P. editions of the translation. (2)
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