Hard Lines 2. New Poetry and Prose Chosen by Ian Dury …

[DURY, Ian]. Hard Lines 2. New Poetry and Prose Chosen by Ian Dury, Peter Townsend, Alan Bleasdale and Fanny Dubes.

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[DURY, Ian]. Hard Lines 2. New Poetry and Prose Chosen by Ian Dury, Peter Townsend, Alan Bleasdale and Fanny Dubes. London: Faber, 1985.

8vo. Printed paper wrappers; pp. [viii], 9-95; inscribed by Ian Dury to front free endpaper; bookplate loosely inserted; very minor toning to wrappers, internally bright and clean, fine.
First edition, inscribed.~b~ Inscribed by Ian Dury two times to the ffep: innacurately quoting the Bob Dylan song Gates of Eden. Hard Lines 2 is a follow-up volume to Hard Lines, a notable anthology of contemporary poetry, published in 1931. The anthologies are important for bringing together a range of poets to showcase the diversity and innovation of twentieth century poetry.

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