A16 WELCHMAN’S HOSE 1925
WELCHMAN’S HOSE | BY | ROBERT GRAVES | [engraving of bird on lectern] | WOOD ENGRAVINGS BY PAUL NASH | LONDON | THE FLEURON | 1925
Collation: [A]/A24/4 B/B2–D/D24/4 E4, 36 leaves.
p.[i] WELCHMAN’S HOSE; p.[ii] This edition is limited to 525 copies | of which 500 copies are for sale; p.[iii] title-page; p.[iv] printer’s notice; p.[v] TO EDITH AND WILLIAM NICHOLSON; p.[vi] blank; p.vii CONTENTS; p.[viii] blank; p.ix quotations from Skelton (7 ll.) and Jewel (3 ll.); p.[x] illustration; pp.1–13 text; p. 14 illustration; pp. 15–61 text with engraving of head on pp.21 and 44 and engraving of form on pp.38 and 61; p. blank.
20.6 × 15.0 cm. Bulk: 0.5/0.9 cm. White wove paper watermarked P.M.P.; top edges only trimmed. Bound in boards with repeated (6 × 4 designs) floral designs; black cloth spine stamped in gold from bottom to top in upper half: WELCHMAN’S HOSE : ROBERT GRAVES
Price: 12s.6d. Number of copies: 525. Published in September 1925 in transparent parchment wrapper.
Contents: Alice – Burrs and Brambles – From Our Ghostly Enemy – The Figure-Head – Ovid in Defeat – Diversions: I. To an Editor – II. The Kingfisher’s Return – III. Love Without Hope – IV. The Traveller’s Curse after Misdirection (from the Welsh) – V. Tilly Kettle – The College Debate – Sergeant-Major Money – A Letter from Wales – The Presence – The Clipped Stater – The Poetic State – Essay on Knowledge – At the Games
Note: A photocopy publication of this edition was issued by Folcroft Library Editions in 1971 and 1976. Norwood Editions, Norwood, Pennsylvania, issued a photographic reprint of A16 in 1977. Richard West, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, issued a photographic reprint of A16 in 1978.