Goliath and David

GRAVES, Robert

GRAVES, Robert Goliath and David

[Privately printed for the author at the] Chiswick Press, 1916.

First edition. Original plain oversized red paper wrappers. Author's presentation copy, inscribed to fellow poet Harold Abbott on the inside front cover "H.H. Abbott, from Robert Graves, Bryn-y-pin, 1918" A very good copy indeed, toned to the spine but bright and crisp.

One of only 200 copies of Graves's second book of verse, written whilst Graves was recovering from wounds received during the Battle of the Somme and published in December 1916; 118 copies were distributed by his friend Siegfried Sassoon by February 1917 with the remainder being held by the publisher for later use.
Harold Henry Abbott was one of the poets who was launched by Harold Monro through his publishing house The Poetry Bookshop, and it is likely that Graves met him through Monro who was also publishing Graves in his series of anthologies, Georgian Poetry.

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Stock ID: 41554

£4,500.00

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