Collected Poems. First Edition (1964)

Author: Patrick Kavanagh

Book ID: 67691

Price: 475.00

Collected Poems. London: MacGibbon, 1964. First Edition. Pp 202. Oatmeal cloth boards, title lettered on blue background panel to spine, in publisher’s dust jacket printed in dark navy and pale grey, lettered in white. Light wear to head of spine, neat ownership name to endpaper, with minor perforated staple holes to title & half-title pages  otherwise a nice bright copy.

“These Collected Poems make a volume of outstanding interest. In a prefatory note, Mr Kavanagh points to a difference between his earlier and later work but readers will note certain consistent values: directness, natural verbal agility, a love of growing things and a weighty detestation of humbug. The poems have a force and variety that justify the high place accorded to Mr Kavanagh’s work.”

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