THOMAS, DYLAN MARLAIS Collected Poems 1934-1952.
London: J.M. Dent & Sons, . First edition, number 27 of 65 signed copies. Publisher's full blue morocco gilt, housed in later clamshell case. 8 3/8 x 5 1/4 inches (21.5 x 13.5 cm); xiv, 178 pp.; frontispiece portrait after Augustus John. Some very minor thumb soiling and slight toning to the paper, but in essence a fine copy. The front free endpaper is signed by Aneirin Talfan Davies (see below).
A good association copy of this scarce and important Thomas desideratum, in which are collected all but one of the poems from his three previous volumes of poetry, with the addition of six poems written since 1946. Several of the poems were lightly revised for this collection. This limited signed edition is exceptionally scarce, and this copy has the added distinction of having belonged to Aneirin Talfan Davies, who was an early encourager of Thomas (as Head of Programmes Wales at the BBC he produced broadcasts of early works and talks by Dylan Thomas), and who wrote an important exegesis of Thomas's work after his death.
C Estate of Suzanne Schrag
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