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SECTION A: Books written, co-written or translated by Robert Graves


First edition:

[3ll. flush left:] TEN | POEMS | MORE | ROBERT | [flush right:] GRAVES | HOURS PRESS | 15, Rue Guénégaud, PARIS | 1930

Collation: [1]2 [2]8[3]2, 12 leaves.

p.[i] TEN POEMS MORE | by | Robert Graves | Covers | by | LEN LYE; p.[ii] blank; p.[iii] title-page; p.[iv] CONTENTS; pp.[1]2–17 text; p.[18] blank; p.[19] 200 COPIES OF THIS BOOK | SET BY HAND AND PRIVATELY | PRINTED ON HAND-PRESS | EACH COPY HAS BEEN | SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR | This is No [number written in] | [signature of Graves]; p.[20] blank.

28.2 × 19.3 cm. Bulk: 0.3/0.7 cm. White Vidalon Haut wove paper watermarked VIDALON HAUT and a cross and IHSV in a circle; all edges untrimmed. White Vidalon Haut wove endpapers. Bound in boards covered with reproductions of photographs by Len Lye; front rocks and chicken-wire; back pebbles, rocks and basin; spine is green morocco stamped in gold from bottom to top: ROBERT GRAVES 1930 TEN POEMS MORE

Price: 30s. Number of copies: 200. Published in June 1930 in transparent paper wrapper.

Contents: To the Reader over My Shoulder – History of the Word – Interruption – Survival of Love – The Age of Certainty – The Beast – Cracking the Nut against the Hammer – The Terraced Valley – Oak, Poplar, Pine – Act V Scene 5 – Tail Piece: A Song to Make You and Me Laugh

Notes: p.7, l. ult. has ‘Rep’ for ‘Red’; p.7, l. 3 has ‘witheld’ for ‘withheld’; p. 10, l. 5 has ‘impraticable’ for ‘impracticable’; p. 15, l. 9 has ‘futher’ for ‘further’.

Nancy Cunard (Book Collector 13 [1964], 494) says that the publication date was “early spring.”

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