Lot 4: Rare W.H. Auden poetry booklet

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2017-04-28 09:55:48

Lot 4

Author: Auden, W.H.
Title: Three Songs for St. Cecilia's Day
Place Published: [New York]
Publisher:Privately Printed
Date Published: 1941

[16] pp. incl. blanks at front & rear. (sm. 8vo) printed blue wrappers, string-tied; in custom blue cloth clamshell box with black leather spine label. One of 250 copies. First Edition.

Privately printed by Caroline Newton as a Christmas booklet. Contains "In a garden shady this holy lady ...", "I cannot grow ...", and "O ear whose creatures cannot wish to fall ..." Bloomfield and Mendelson A25. Neat gift inscription in ink on recto of first blank.

Condition: Tiny spot to lower front wrapper; a fine copy of an uncommon Auden book.

Estimate: $200-300

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