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First edition:

Robert | GRAVES | [swelled rule] | TIMELESS MEETING | POEMS | PRIVATELY PRINTED | 1973

Collation: [1]–[3]8, 24 leaves.

2 pp. blank; p.[i] half-title; p.[ii] blank; p.[iii] title-page; p.[iv] copyright notice: This edition consists of 536 copies | of which 500 numbered and signed by | the author are for sale, printing notice: Number | [signature of Graves], distribution notice; p.[v] CONTENTS; p.[vi] blank; p.vii FOREWORD; p.[viii] blank; pp.1–19 [/l–37] text [poems printed on rectos only, all versos unpaged and blank]; p.[38] blank, [page numbers in square brackets].

25.0 × 16.5 cm. Bulk: 0.5/0.8 cm. White laid paper; top edge only trimmed. White laid endpapers. Bound in blue cloth; front and back blank; spine stamped in gold, top to bottom: ROBERT GRAVES . TIMELESS MEETING

Price: £5.00. Number of copies: 536. Published 22 June 1973 in light blue dust-jacket printed in dark blue.

Contents: The Promised Ballad – The Impossible Day – The Poet’s Curse – Where is the Truth – Love as Lovelessness – The Scared Child – As All Must End – Touch My Shut Lips – The Moon’s Last Quarter – True Evil – When and Why – The Window Pane – Unposted Letter (1963) – Pride of Progeny – That Was the Night – Song: The Queen of Time – Should I Care? – Timeless Meeting – Envoi.

Notes: Published and distributed by Bertram Rota, Ltd.

I have examined a signed, but unnumbered copy. It is apparently one of thirty-six copies not for sale.

Nine of these poems were simultaneously published in The Daily Telegraph Magazine, 22 June 1973. See C939.

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