The Monthly Chapbook and The Chapbook (Numbers 1-18).

The Monthly Chapbook and The Chapbook (Numbers 1-18).
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London: The Poetry Bookshop, 1919-1920. 18 vols., 8vo, various pagination, printed wrappers, with separate printed index to Numbers 1-12. Each volume with minor chipping to extremities, three volumes with detached covers. Housed in a red-cloth clamshell box, rear panel lettered in gilt. Very good. First editions. Harold Monro was (1879-1932) was a pivotal figure in the history of English literature, supporting men and women of letters, especially poets, during the shift from late-Victorianism to Modernism. The work of Ezra Pound, Aldous Huxley, D.H. Lawrence, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Siegfried Sassoon, among many others, all appear in this set. Number 9 of this collection is especially notable, as it contains the first appearance of T.S. Eliot’s landmark essay “A Brief Treatise on the Criticism of Poetry”. (Item Id: 104848)

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