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Fighting Terms. Poems. by THOM GUNN - 1st Edition - 1954 - from Clearwater Books (SKU: ARC90141)

Fighting Terms. Poems.

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Fighting Terms. Poems.


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Fantasy Press, Oxford, 1954. First Edition, second issue (incorporating a single minor textual correction to the poem 'Tamer and Hawk' a 't' added to the end of 'though' in the first line). Slim 8vo. 44pp. Yellow cloth lettered and ruled in red at the upper board. Cloth a little marked and handled. Endpapers really quite browned, yet otherwise extremely fresh internally. Twenty-five poems, the author's first substantial book (and the first hardcover publication issued by the Fantasy Press). The first and second states comprised only 305 copies in total and can be differentiated only by the textual correction (the publisher Oscar Mellor believed the two states could be identified by the slightly different shade of yellow cloth they were bound in, but Gunn's bibliographer Jack Hagstrom has suggested that this is probably not the case). No dust wrapper, as issued.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.


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