FIRST EDITION INSCRIBED BY ABSE (1963)

ABSE, Dannie.

Dannie Abse.

Published: London: Vista Books.

Date: 1963

Octavo, pp. 48. Original printed wrappers with calligraphic title panels by Diana Bloomfield. (Wrappers slightly marked and slightly rubbed at the edges.) A very good copy.

Provenance
[?]Joel Isaacs (autograph authorial presentation inscription on half-title ‘For [?]Joel Isaacs, it was very nice to hear from you; and I’m very pleased to be able to send you this. With respect, Dannie Abse’).

Note
First edition. The work of the distinguished Welsh-Jewish physician and poet Dannie Abse (1923-2014), this collection was published in Vista’s ‘Pocket Poets’ series. It comprises three poems published in Walking under Water (1952), seven from Tenants of the House (1957), eleven from Poems, Golders Green (1962), and three new poems which had not previously been published in book form (‘From a Suburban Window’, ‘Lady in Distress’, and ‘Pathology of Colour’).

£17.50

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