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In Parenthesis : Proof Copy by  David Jones - Proof copy - 1953-1961 - from Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB (SKU: 11111112222233567)

In Parenthesis : Proof Copy

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In Parenthesis : Proof Copy

by Jones, David

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An unknown printing published by Faber and Faber - no date. In as far as I can determine this title was only published with its distinctive grey front cover, with red and yellow lettering, in hardback format. I can find no other paperback copy for sale in this format. This, combined with the fact that this volume has no publication data, such as date, no title page and does not include the plates of the published volume, leads me to conclude this is probably a proof copy. This copy came with a number of other volumes on WWI from the library of Norman Hancock who also wrote on his experiences of the First World War, notably in A Martial Medley (1931) along with David Jones, Eric Partridge and several others. This connection with Jones further makes me think it likely this is a proof copy sent by the publishers to Hancock. The BOOK is wraps format and is in Very Good+ condition. A generally very clean copy throughout. Some light creasing to the front cover. The spine at some point has had clear tape applied along its full length. It is not entirely clear why this was done, as the spine strip appears to be in tact. The tape has now disappeared leaving some light residue.The text block is square and firm. Text pages are clean and unmarked throughout. The first Faber wraps edition appeared in 1961 and the cover design were very different to this edition. There are some reviews for other titles on the rear cover which makes me feel that this title was issued in this format after 1953 but before 1961 and was possibly a proof edition for the to be released wrappered edition of this title but was never issued as such. Now protected in a loose Mylar archival cover. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.


An anthology of poetry from World War I poets.


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Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB GB (GB)
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In Parenthesis : Proof Copy
Jones, David
Book condition
Used - Very Good+
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Proof copy
Faber and Faber
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Jones, Parenthesis, WW1

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Market Harborough, Leicestershire
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