London, South Kensington
16 March 2006
MASEFIELD, John (1878-1967). Salt-Water Ballads. London: Grant Richards, 1902. 8°. (Title very lightly spotted). Original blue buckram, top edges gilt, others uncut (spine very slightly faded), folding cloth box (spine faded).
FIRST EDITION OF MASEFIELD'S FIRST BOOK. Loosely inserted is a T.L.s. from Masefield to a Major Rutter informing him that he has asked the Society of Authors to be in touch with him directly and wishing him success for his book. Also a T.L.s. from Bertram Rota to Mr. Bissell thanking him for having lent this book for the Festival of Britain Exhibition of Books and the original ticket accompanying this book bat the exhibition. Wight 1.
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