A28 A SURVEY OF MODERNIST POETRY 1927
a. First edition:
A SURVEY OF | MODERNIST POETRY | BY | LAURA RIDING AND ROBERT GRAVES | [publisher’s emblem] | LONDON | WILLIAM HEINEMANN LTD. | 1927
Collation: [A]8B–S8T4, 148 leaves.
p. A SURVEY OF | MODERNIST POETRY; p. blank; p. title-page; p. printer’s notice; p. NOTE; p. blank; p. CONTENTS; p. blank; pp.9–291 text; p. blank; pp.293–295 INDEX OF | PRINCIPAL PROPER NAMES; p. blank.
19.0 × 12.4 cm. Bulk: 2.5/2.9 cm. White laid paper; top and fore-edges trimmed. White laid endpapers. Bound in cream boards printed with a red design in columns; black cloth spine stamped in gold: A SURVEY | OF MODERNIST POETRY | LAURA RIDING | AND | ROBERT GRAVES | HEINEMANN
Price: 7s.6d. Number of copies: 1,000. Published 3 November 1927 in a cream dust-jacket printed in red.
Contents: I. Modernist Poetry and the Plain Reader’s Rights – II. The Problem of Form and Subject-Matter in Modernist Poetry – III. William Shakespeare and E. E. Cummings: A Study in Original Punctuation and Spelling – IV. The Unpopularity of Modernist Poetry with the Plain Reader – V. Modernist Poetry and Dead Movements – VI. The Making of the Poem – VII. Modernist Poetry and Civilization – VIII. Variety in Modernist Poetry – IX. The Humorous Element in Modernist Poetry – X. Conclusion – Index
Notes: Both A28a and A28b were printed in Great Britain.
Photographically reproduced facsimiles were issued by Haskell House (New York) in 1969; Folcroft Library editions (Folcroft, Pennsylvania) in 1971; Norwood Editions (Norwood, Pennsylvania) in 1976, 1977, and 1978; and Richard West (Philadelphia) in 1977.
Reference: Wexler A4a.
A28b. American issue (1928):
A SURVEY OF | MODERNIST POETRY | BY | LAURA RIDING AND ROBERT GRAVES | Garden City, New York | DOUBLEDAY, DORAN & COMPANY, INC. | 1928
Collation: as A28a.
18.7 × 12.5 cm. Bulk: 2.3/2.9 cm. White laid paper; all edges trimmed. White laid endpapers. Bound in grey boards; front and back blank; red cloth spine with grey paper label printed in orange: [decorative rule] | A SURVEY | OF MODERNIST | POETRY | [decorative rule] | LAURA RIDING | and | ROBERT GRAVES | [decorative rule]
Price: $2.00. Number of copies: 500. Published 28 September 1928.
Notes: The title-page is a cancel.
A photographically reproduced facsimile of A28b was issued by Scholarly Press, St. Clair Shores, Minnesota in 1972.
A28c. Second English impression (1929):
A SURVEY OF | MODERNIST POETRY | BY | LAURA RIDING AND ROBERT GRAVES | [publisher’s emblem] | LONDON | WILLIAM HEINEMANN LTD. | 1929
Collation: as A28a, except p. has impression and printer’s notices.
18.9 × 12.3 cm. Bulk: 2.4/2.9 cm. Cream-white laid paper; top and fore-edges trimmed. Bound in black cloth; front and back blank; spine stamped in gold: A SURVEY | OF MODERNIST | POETRY | LAURA RIDING | AND | ROBERT GRAVES | HEINEMANN
Price: 7s. 6d. Number of copies unknown. Published in September 1929 in cream dust-jacket printed in red.
Notes: A28c is bound in black cloth stamped in gold on the spine. It is also seen in the binding of the first impression.
The dust-jackets of A28a and A28c are identical.