A10 MOCK BEGGAR HALL 1924
MOCK BEGGAR HALL | BY ROBERT GRAVES | With a cover design by WILLIAM NICHOLSON | PUBLISHED BY | LEONARD & VIRGINIA WOOLF | AT THE HOGARTH PRESS | 52 TAVISTOCK SQUARE | LONDON, W.C.1 | 1924
Collation: [A]4 B–F8, 44 leaves.
p.[i] title-page; p.[ii] blank; p.[iii] CONTENTS; p.[iv] blank; pp. 1–79 text; p. blank; pp.– publisher’s advertisements.
25.1 × 18.7 cm. Bulk: 1.0/1.3 cm. Cream-white wove paper watermarked with crown and in Gothic: Abbey Mills | Greenfield; all edges untrimmed. White wove endpapers. Bound in grey boards; back and spine blank; front printed with design of hanging bat in upper foreground and house in lower background; at top left: Mockbeggar | Hall; at top right: by | Robert Graves
Price: 7s.6d. Number of copies unknown. Published in May 1924.
Contents: Diplomatic Relations – Hemlock – Full Moon – Myrrhina – Twin Souls –The North Window – Attercop: The All-Wise Spider – Antinomies – Northward from Oxford – Witches – Antigonus: An Eclogue – Essay on Continuity – Interchange of Selves, by Basanta Mallik. The Editing and Prologue by Robert Graves – Knowledge of God – Mock Beggar Hall: A Progression – The Rainbow and the Sceptic.
Notes: Woolmer/Hogarth reports that the Sussex ledger shows 299 copies sold by 18 January 1926.
A copy from the library of Robert Graves is bound in William Nicholson’s illustrated grey paper covers printed in black. There are no endpapers; 25.3 × 19.0 cm. Bulk: 1.0 cm. It is speculated that this is a proof, advance or trial copy. There is another such copy at the University of Liverpool’s Sydney Jones Library.
Reference: Woolmer/Hogarth #46.