Uncollected Poems

BETJEMAN, John. Uncollected Poems.

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BETJEMAN, John. Uncollected Poems. John Murray. 1982.

8vo. Original red buckram lettered in gilt on spine with slipcase.
First edition, de luxe edition, specially bound, limited to 100 numbered copies signed by Betjeman. Including the first appearance of Dumbleton Hall. Betjeman had been a house guest at the hall and he elegantly flatters his hosts, the Eyres Monsells, and indeed himself.
"And the heiress of the Cocks's still retains the name of Eyres
With Sir Bolton standing by her still receives one on the stirs;
Best of all his lovely daughter welcomes every author guest -
Newer Shakespeares, other Beaumonts with their Fletchers come to rest."

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