Lot 4 of 428:
Rare W.H. Auden poetry booklet  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$120
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Three Songs for St. Cecilia's Day

Author:
Auden, W.H.

Place:
[New York]

Publisher:
Privately Printed

Date:
1941

Description:

[16] pp. incl. blanks at front & rear. (sm. 8vo) printed blue wrappers, string-tied; in custom blue cloth clamshell box with black leather spine label. One of 250 copies. First Edition.

Privately printed by Caroline Newton as a Christmas booklet. Contains "In a garden shady this holy lady ...", "I cannot grow ...", and "O ear whose creatures cannot wish to fall ..." Bloomfield and Mendelson A25. Neat gift inscription in ink on recto of first blank.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Tiny spot to lower front wrapper; a fine copy of an uncommon Auden book.


 
Item number:
280238a
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