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


First edition:

[whole enclosed within green-filled double-rule with scallops:] | [whole enclosed in rectangular single-rule box:] | [green-filled:] THE AUGUSTAN POETS | [green-filled tent with hangings] | [green-shaded fancy design with next two lines inside:] ROBERT | GRAVES | [green-shaded] 9D | [double branch] | EYRE & SPOTTISWOODE

Collation: 16 leaves, stapled in centre.

p.[i] biographical note; p.ii TO EDWARD THOMPSON | in happy memory of the Islip village football | team, canoeing on the Ray, and the children | who have now grown up.; p.iii CONTENTS; p.[iv] blank; pp.2–30 [31] text; p.[32] blank.

18.5×12.5 cm. Bulk: 0.3 cm. White wove paper; all edges trimmed. Bound in wine-red cloth-effect paper; outside front cover transcribed as title-page; inside front and back covers blank; outside back cover cloth-effect print only.

Price: 9d. Number of copies: 5,000. Published in November 1943.

Contents: Rocky Acres – In the Wilderness – Outlaws – Reproach – Allie – The Haunted House – Love without Hope – The Troll’s Nosegay – Song of Contrariety – Sullen Moods – A Crusader – An English Wood – Henry and Mary – A Frosty Night – One Hard Look – Lost Love – The Return – Ancestors – The Presence –What Did I Dream? – The Country Dance – The Hills of May – Unicorn and the White Doe – The Land of Whipperginny – The ‘General Elliott’ – The Bedpost – Love in Barrenness – Vain and Careless – In Procession – Apples and Water –Vanity

Note: This is Augustan Poets Series, no. 2.

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