One of only 100 copies of the limited edition signed by Dylan Thomas
Thomas, Dylan : In Country Sleep : Limited Edition Signed By The Author
New Directions, New York : 1952
The First printing published by New Directions, New York in 1952. The Signed limited edition, with this being number '69' of 100 copies of this collection of poems printed on Stoneridge paper and signed by the author. There were also 5000 trade edition copies issued on Kilmory paper and unsigned. The BOOK is in Fine unread condition. Free from inscriptions or erasures. The Marion Morehouse photograph of Dylan Thomas is tipped into the title page as called for. The original publisher's SLIPCASE is present and is in near fine condition. The paper label to the front panel is complete and clean. Dylan Thomas' last collection of new poetry as he was to sadly die in New York the following year aged only 39 years. The six poems include 'Poem on His Birthday', the first book appearance of 'Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night", 'Lament' and 'In Country Sleep'. Interviewed just before the book's publication, Thomas said, 'I've never seen what a poem really looks like. But I keep trying' (Ferris, 274). A very sharp copy of an elusive title.
CONDITION: Near Fine
SLIPCASE: Near Fine