Very scarce as a complete collection
Various ~ POEM OF THE MONTH CLUB : 48 single leaf Poems with many notifications from the editors. Poem broadsheets are signed by all 48 contributors including: Stevie Smith, C. Day Lewis, Philip Larkin, Robert Graves, Stephen Spender, Anthony Thwaite, Elizabeth Jennings, Stevie Smith, W.H. Auden, Seamus Heaney, John Betjeman et al.
London, Bourton, Dorset from 1970-77
Complete portfolio of 'Poem of the Month Club' published by London, Bourton, Dorset from 1970 - 77. 48 unbound paper broadsheets which are contained in the original publisher's portfolio which is in Very Good++ condition: Half pigskin tie folder with titling to the upper board and some scuffing to the pigskin corners. It retains the original ties. Each broadsheet is in near FINE condition and has been SIGNED by the Poet, with Betjeman’s poem additionally corrected in his own hand. Initially limited to 1000 copies, later folios were as few as 500 or 600. Poets include: Stevie Smith, C. Day Lewis, Philip Larkin, Robert Graves, Stephen Spender, Anthony Thwaite, Elizabeth Jennings, Stevie Smith, W.H. Auden, Seamus Heaney, John Betjeman et al. Also accompanied by twenty-one notifications from the editors providing further information concerning certain poets and poems. Some related ephemera also enclosed. This collection also is accompanied by a smaller broadsheet loosely inserted : 'An omen for Stevie Smith' which has been signed and numbered by Jonathan Williams (number 13 of 100 copies). The portfolio is a highlight of 20th Century poetry and is extremely scarce to find complete. Very Collectible.
CONDITION: Very Good++