THOMAS, R.S; Kevin PERRYMAN (Edits and translates). Babel 1. [Babel, Schondorf am Ammersee, 1983.]
Thin 8vo., slate grey leather with single ruled border to upper cover; red end bands; grey end papers; pp. [ii], 72; a fine copy, with just ever-so-slight shelf lean.
First edition. A special issue, possibly the author's own copy, with the leather slightly lighter in colour than that used for the limited issue of 10 numbered and signed leatherbound copies. The endpapers are also of a different grey hue and in this unique copy are doubled. Presumably Thomas did not feel compelled to add his signature to the hitherto unpublished poem on p. 52.
A special R. S. Thomas issue, containing poems selected from ten of the author's books, with translations into German by Kevin Perryman. Also contains a checklist of the author's publications.