Faber Book of Twentieth Century Verse. Inscribed by Patrick Kavanagh (1953)
Author: J. Heath Stubbs & D. Wright (Editors)
Book ID: 66177
Faber Book of Twentieth Century Verse. An Anthology of Verse in Britain, 1900-1950. Edited by J. Heath-Stubbs and D. Wright. London: Faber, 1953. First Edition. Green cloth boards, title in gilt to spine. Light fading to boards, contents in nice bright condition. Housed in collector’s solander box.
Inscribed by Patrick Kavanagh on the front free endpaper: ‘Patrick Kavanagh Dec. 1952, a token for Elinor.’
Evidently purchased as a Christmas gift in 1952. The book is dated 1953 but copies bearing this date would have been printed & ready for distribution in late 1952.
Two poems by Kavanagh feature in this collection: ”Pegasus’ & ‘Sanctity.’