The Pier-Glass. Robert Graves.
The Pier-Glass.
The Pier-Glass.

The Pier-Glass.

1921. London: Martin Secker, [1921].

Small slim 8vo, 53, (6, ads. and colophon etc.)pp. With a tipped-in portrait frontispiece of Graves after Ben Nicholson. Original yellow and black speckled boards, backstrip rubbed and chipped losing half the printed label. Withal internally sound and clean. In a quarter red morocco box.

§ First edition, limited to 500 copies, this copy inscribed by Graves: “from Robert Graves 1921”. Intriguingly the initials TEL are at the top right of the front free endpaper but, as they are in ink, experts have doubted the T.E. Lawrence association despite his close connection to Graves and to this book. The poem “The Pier Glass” is dedicated to Lawrence who reportedly praised the book in a letter to Edward Marsh. A very scarce book; the last copy at auction was in 1996 and there are no inscribed copies on line as of 5/2020. Item #106194

Price: $875.00

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