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

A136 SONG OF SONGS [1973]

First edition:

THE SONG OF SONGS | Text and Commentary | by ROBERT GRAVES | Illustrated by HANS ERNI | COLLINS

Collation: [A]8 B–D8, 32 leaves [endpapers integral with gatherings].

pp.[i]–[ii] as pastedown endpapers, blank; pp.[iii]–[iv] as free endpapers, blank; p.[v] THE SONG OF SONGS; p.[vi] colour illustration in brown and blue; p.[vii] title-page; p.[viii] [facsimile of Graves’s handwriting:] — In Commendation of Hans Erni — : [signature of Graves] designer’s, copyright, rights reservation, publisher’s, ISBN, printing and edition notices; p.[ix] black and white illustration; p.[x] blank; pp.1–16 INTRODUCTION, with pp. [8] and [13] being full-page black and white illustrations; p.[17] THE SONG OF SONGS, CALLED SOLOMON’S [lower right: black and white illustration]; p.[18] black and white illustration; pp.[19]–[49] text, with pp.[21, 23, 24, 27, 28, 31, 33, 35, 37, 38, 41, 43, 45, 46, 48] being full-page black and white illustrations; p.[50] black and white illustration; pp.[51]–[52] as free endpapers, blank; pp.[53]–[54] as pastedown endpapers, blank.

26.8 × 20.0 cm. Bulk: 0.7/1.2 cm. White laid paper; all edges trimmed. Bound in black cloth; back blank; front gold stamped illustration as p.[33]; spine stamped in gold, top to bottom: ROBERT GRAVES THE SONG OF SONGS ∙ Illustrated by HANS ERNI COLLINS

Price: £2.95. Number of copies: 10,000. Published 29 October 1973 in a white dust-jacket printed in brown and blue.

Notes: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc. issued this edition in the United States on 26 November 1973 at $5.95, identical in all respects save for ‘Potter’ appearing on the imprint and on the spine in italics instead of ‘Collins’ and the appropriate changes to the copyright notices. This edition was designed by Felix Gluck Press and was printed in Great Britain.

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