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Poem of the Month Club : A Complete Portfolio Of 48 Broadsheets All Signed By The Poets With Related Ephemera : Housed Within The Publisher’s Original Portfolio by  Stephen Spender et al  C. Day Lewis - Signed First Edition - 1970-77 - from Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB (SKU: 2222322244905)

Poem of the Month Club : A Complete Portfolio Of 48 Broadsheets All Signed By The Poets With Related Ephemera : Housed Within The Publisher’s Original Portfolio

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Poem of the Month Club : A Complete Portfolio Of 48 Broadsheets All Signed By The Poets With Related Ephemera : Housed Within The Publisher’s Original Portfolio

by Kingsley Amis, W.H. Auden, John Betjeman, Robert Graves, Thom Gunn, Seamus Heaney, Stevie Smith, Philip Larkin, Kathleen Raine, C. Day Lewis, Stephen Spender et al

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  • near fine
  • Signed
  • First
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A complete portfolio of the 48 Broadsheets published by The Poem of the Month Club between 1970-1977. Folio size broadsheets which are in near Fine condition with a just some light toning and creasing to the sheet edges in a few of the broadsheets. There is a faint paper clip indentation to the upper edge of a few of the broadsheets. Each poem has been signed by the author and in the case of John Betjeman's poem there is the usual hand corrected annotations. Poets represented include Kingsley Amis, W.H. Auden, John Betjeman, Robert Graves, Thom Gunn, Seamus Heaney, Stevie Smith, Philip Larkin, Kathleen Raine, Stephen Spender et al. The portfolio is housed within the publisher's original portfolio, secured with silk ties to the leading edge and printed and lettered in black to the front panel. The portfolio has a little wear to the spine end and corners. The portfolio is accompanied by 19 loosely inserted 'Poem of the Month' newsletters which include poet biographies and background information to the poems. Founded in 1970 by Jack H. Clark and Winston Fletcher, the Poem of the Month Club sought to publish new work by leading poets, which was to be signed by the authors and presented on high-quality materials suitable for display. Roy Fuller and C. Day Lewis acted as recruiters for the enterprise and were also part of the roster themselves. The print run for each poem was 1000 copies. Given every copy had to be signed by the poets concerned, there were frequent delays in getting the poems out to subscribers, and many of the publisher's apologetic letters to subscribers are included here among the newsletters. The Club folded in 1977, but not before publishing new work from most of the leading poets of the day. Increasingly scarce to find these signed broadsheets as a complete collection, more-so housed within the original publisher's portfolio, with most sets having been broken up and sold separately. Collectible. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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Seller
Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB GB (GB)
Seller Inventory #
2222322244905
Title
Poem of the Month Club : A Complete Portfolio Of 48 Broadsheets All Signed By The Poets With Related Ephemera : Housed Within The Publisher’s Original Portfolio
Author
Kingsley Amis, W.H. Auden, John Betjeman, Robert Graves, Thom Gunn, Seamus Heaney, Stevie Smith, Philip Larkin, Kathleen Raine, C. Day Lewis, Stephen Spender et al
Format/binding
Loose Broadsheets
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
Sole UK Edition
Publisher
Poem of the Month Club
Place of Publication
UK
Date published
1970-77
Keywords
C. Day Lewis, John Betjeman, Kathleen Raine, Kingsley Amis, Philip Larkin, Robert Graves, Seamus Heaney, Stephen Spender, Stevie Smith, Thom Gunn, W.H. Auden

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About Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

We trade as a family-run internet business in Market Harborough in the heart of the Midlands. We have over 10 years experience of collecting and selling a range of genres, specialising in iconic modern fiction and children's titles. Please feel free to browse our website: www.ashtonrarebooks.com. All items are fully described and if any reasonable discrepancy is noted on arrival to the customer, a full refund including payment for return to us will be made. Items over £250 may be paid for in instalments subject to agreement- however, all books remain the property of Ashton Rare Books until the full balance has been paid. Please contact us at : les@ashtonrarebooks.com if you are looking for a particular title or require further assistance.We are full members of the PBFA, ABA and ILAB.

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