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A31 THE SHOUT 1929

First edition:

[rectangular heavy rule box enclosing all:] | [rectangular light rule box enclosing all:] | THE SHOUT | by | ROBERT GRAVES | being Number Sixteen of | The Woburn Books | [publisher’s emblem] | Published at London in 1929 by | ELKIN MATHEWS & MARROT

Collation: [A]4 B–D4·, 16 leaves.

p.[1] title-page; p.[2] Five hundred and thirty numbered | copies of this story have been set in | Monotype Pica Bodoni, and printed | by Robert MacLehose & Co. Ltd., | at the University Press, Glasgow; | Nos. 1–500 only are for sale and | Nos. 501–530 for presentation. | This is copy No. [dotted line] [number written in by hand] | [signature of Graves]; pp.3–31 [32] text.

19.1 × 13.8 cm. Bulk: 0.5/0.8 cm. Cream wove paper; unopened. Grey laid endpapers printed with repeated plume design in purple; inner sides of free endpapers blank. Bound in grey boards printed with wave design in purple; on front cover: THE | SHOUT | By | ROBERT GRAVES; on back: THE WOBURN BOOKS | JGP’28

Price: 6s. Number of copies: 530. Published 20 November 1929 in grey dust-jacket printed in purple as cover.

Notes: A facsimile of this edition was published by Richard West in 1973.

This book has been translated into French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

Leakey’s Bookshop Ltd., Inverness, in January 2010, cited a 13-line typewritten letter on Elkin Matthew's headed paper, dated 5 December 1951, from Percy Muir. In the letter Muir says that H. V. Marrot was responsible for the design of the Woburn Books but cannot supply the name of the actual designer of the device for the colophon.

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