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

A125 THE CRANE BAG [1969]

First edition:

THE CRANE BAG | and other | disputed subjects | [rule] | ROBERT GRAVES | CASSELL ∙ LONDON

Collation: [A]8B–Q8, 128 leaves.

p.[i] THE CRANE BAG | and other | disputed subjacts; p.[ii] blank; p.[iii] title-page; p.[iv] publisher’s, copyright and printer’s notices; pp.[v]–vi CONTENTS; p.[vii]–viii FOREWORD; p.[ix] ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; p.[x] blank; pp.[1]2–243 text; pp.[244]–[246] blank.

20.8 × 13.8 cm. Bulk: 2.5/2.8 cm. White wove paper; all edges trimmed. White wove endpapers. Bound in olive-green cloth; front and back blank; spine stamped in gold, bottom to top: [upright:] CASSELL | [down spine, facing front:] THE CRANE BAG [vertical rule] Robert Graves

Price: 42s. Number of copies unknown. Published 3 April 1969 in white dust-jacket printed in olive and black. Jacket design by Brian Roll.

Contents: Foreword – The Crane Bag – The Language of Monsters – Two Studies in Scientific Atheism – The Dour Man – Praise Me, and I will Whistle to You! –What was that War like, Sir? – The Case for Xanthippe – The Lost Atlantis – Reincarnation – The New English Bible – Mr. Nabokov’s Democratic Eclecticism –A Goy in Israel – Forgotten Loyalists – Do You Remember Albuhera? – The Pirates Who Captured Caesar – A Significant Lecture at Mount Holyoke – Tyger, Tyger – Five Score and Six Years Ago – The Decline of Bullfighting – The Phenomenon of Mass-tourism – The Idiom of the People – My Best Christmas – Charterhouse Flourishes – Miss Briton’s Lady-Companion – The Uses of Superstition – Witches Today – Translating the Rubaiyyat – An Absolute Criminal.

Note: Impression: 2nd, May 1970.

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