Never-So-Before. LIBYAN IMPRINT, Anonymous.


Publisher: (Tripoli, Libya: Privately Printed at the Government Press, September, 1944).
Edition: First edition, one of only 25 copies.
Condition: In fine condition.
Book ID: 24505


4to, contemporary (and probably original) full morocco, blind-stamped lettering on the spine.


¶ A competently produced and written collection of about 30 poems, apparently by an Englishman in Libya with the British occupation during the Second World War, an author who was clearly well read in English and European literature. The work is dedicated "For M.C.H., if she likes it," and there are references in the poems to several unidentified individuals and other poets, including the famous poets of the First World War, Wilfred Owen and Julian Grenfell. On the colophon page is the inscription: "25 Copies only printed / This copy is tendered in deep / admiration to one of our so / - rare masters / Gordon Bottomley / Tripoli October 1944." Bookplate on the front paste-down "From the Emily and Gordon Bottomley Bequest." ¶ From the inventory of Burton Weiss, Bookseller.

Price: $375.00

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