Lot 480: Graves Robert


2015-07-10 15:42:41


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Lot 480: Graves Robert: (1895-1985) English Poet. A.L.S., Robert Graves, One Page, 4To, Worlds End, Islip, Oxford, N.D., To Simon. Graves Writes €˜I Am Glad You Like Those New Poems’ And Continues €˜Far Be It From Me To Earn You A Bloody Head From Squire’S Erratic After-Lunch-Interval Bowling. On The Other Hand, Perhaps You Are Being Tactful In Not Asking Me To Alter The Complaint Poem So As To Make It Less Personal: Publishers Quickly Learn The Falseness Of That €Œplease Alter†Move. So Let Me Suggest It Myself. If I Can Remove Squire From The Poem So That You Cannot Be Accused Of Complicity, May The Poem Please Go In? Paul Nash Apparently Likes It Best Of The Batch & Continually Sings Snapshots Of It To Himself Beside The Cold Marshes Of Dymchurch. Also The Calendar Of Modern Letters Will Publish It Serially If I Alter It. And I Think It Helps The Book A Lot. Anyhow Squire Apparently Didn’T Mind Because Today In The Observer There Is A Reference To My €Œjocular Skeltonics†Of Which This Is The Only Example He Has Seen: (Two Days Later) In A Letter To Me He Warmly Refers To My €Œcharming Epistleâ€.€™ A Letter Of Interesting Content. Some Slight Creasing And A Few Small Tears To The Edges, Not Affecting The Text Or Signature, Otherwise Vg There Is A Squire In Graves’S Famous Four Line Poem, Love Without Hope - Love Without Hope, As When The Young Bird-Catcher Swept Off His Tall Hat To The Squire’S Own Daughter So Let The Imprisoned Larks Escape And Fly Singing About Her Head, As She Rode By. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £100 - 150
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