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


First edition:

Robert | GRAVES | [swelled rule] | BEYOND GIVING | POEMS | PRIVATELY PRINTED | 1969

Collation: [1]–[3]8, 24 leaves.

p.[i] BEYOND GIVING | Poems; p.[ii] blank; p.[iii] title-page; p.[iv] [copyright symbol] Robert Graves 1969 | This edition consists of 536 copies | of which 500 numbered and signed by | the author are for sale. | Printed in Great Britain at | THE STELLAR PRESS, HATFIELD | by Bill Hummerstone | Number | [number] | [signature] | DISTRIBUTED BY | Bertram Rota (Publishing) Ltd, |4,5&6 Savile Row London W1; p.[v]–[vi] table of contents; p.[vii] FOREWORD; p.[viii] blank; p.[1] PART I; p.[2] blank; pp.3–19 text; p.[20] blank; p.[21] PART II; p.[22] blank; pp.23–40 text, [page numbers are in square brackets].

25.3 × 16.3 cm. Bulk: 0.4/0.7 cm. White laid paper, untrimmed and unopened. White laid endpapers. Plain white card covers with dull lemon wrapper as cover; printed in red and black; back blank; front: ROBERT | GRAVES | [two lines in red:] BEYOND | GIVING | POEMS | [in red:] 1969; spine, top to bottom, facing back, in red: ROBERT GRAVES | BEYOND GIVING | POEMS

Price: £3.50. Number of copies: 536 (500 signed and numbered). Published 19 October 1969.

Contents: PART I: Song: To a Rose – Dream Warning – Song: Beyond Giving – Trial of Innocence – Poisoned Day – Leave-taking – In the Name of Virtue – What We Did Next – Compact – Song: New Year Kisses – The Clocks of Time – Gold Cloud – Basket of Blossom – Wherever We May Be – What is Love? – Song: The Promise – Song: Yesterday Only. PART II: Semi-Detached – Iago – Against Witchcraft – Troublesome Fame – Tolling Bell – The Hero – Blanket Charge – The Strayed Message – Song: The Sundial’s Lament – Poem: A Reminder –Antorcha y Corona – Torch and Crown – Armistice Day, 1918 – The Motes

Note: Published and distributed by Bertram Rota, Ltd.

Transformations of I, Claudius (clockwise from top left): A42e, A42p, A42o, A42l in its post-television dramatization covers, and of A42m

Transformations of Claudius the God (clockwise from top left): A43e in dust jacket, and A43g, A43e and A43f in their post-television dramatization covers

Part of a page of the MS of Sergeant Lamb of the Ninth (A51)

The covers of the American issue of the fourth and fifth impressions of Collected Short Stories, the title of which was changed in the third and fourth impressions only to The Shout and Other Stories (A106c)

The title page, first page of text and last page of MS from Poems: Abridged for Dolls and Princes (A131)

The dustjacket from the 1975 edition oƒCollected Poems (A138)

MS of ‘A Country Mood’ (C76)

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