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A137 AT THE GATE 1974

First edition:

Robert | GRAVES | [swelled rule] | AT THE GATE | POEMS | PRIVATELY | PRINTED | 1974

Collation: [1]–[3]8, 24 leaves.

p.[1] Robert Graves | AT THE GATE | Poems; p.[2] blank; p.[3] title-page; p.[4] copyright, printer’s, number and signature and publisher’s notices; p. [5] CONTENTS; p.[6] blank; pp.7–47 text, with all versos unnumbered and blank; p.[48] blank.

24.8 × 15.9 cm. Bulk: 0.4/0.8 cm. White laid paper; all edges trimmed. White wove endpapers. Bound in red cloth; front and back blank; spine stamped in gold, top to bottom: ROBERT GRAVES ∙ AT THE GATE

Price: £6.00. Number of copies: 536 (500 signed and numbered). Published in 1974 in grey dust-jacket printed in red and purple.

Contents: Ours is no Wedlock – The Discarded Love Poem – Earlier Lovers – Fast Bound Together – £.s.d. – Three Words Only – True Magic – The Tower of Love – The Love Letter – Song: Seven Fresh Years – As A Less Than Robber – Singleness in Love – Love Charms – At The Gate – The Moon’s Tear – Song: From Otherwhere or Nowhere – Name Two Disciplines – The Ugly Secret – Three Years Waiting

Notes: Published and distributed by Bertram Rota, Ltd.

The dust-jacket of an unnumbered copy signed by Graves was seen in a jacket printed entirely in red.

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