Lot 71 of 413:
Brian Coffey Three Poems inscribed to Henry Church  

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$300 - $500

Title:
Three Poems
Author:
Coffey, Brian
Place:
Paris
Publisher:
Librairie Jeannette Monnier
Date:
1933
Description:

15, [1] pp. Original printed wrappers. One of 250 copies. First Edition. 

Inscribed by the author on the first blank page: "Dublin 31-VII-33. To Mr. and Mrs. Henry Church with the good wishes and compliments of Brian Coffey." Henry Church and his wife Barbara were patrons of the arts in 1930s-40s France, and were friends with many of the important writers of the time. Scarce inscribed copy of Coffey's first volume of poems.

Brian Coffey (8 June 1905 – 14 April 1995) was an Irish poet and publisher. His work was informed by his Catholicism, his background in science and philosophy, and his connection to surrealism. He was close to an intellectual European Catholic tradition and mainstream Irish Catholic culture.

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Condition:
Loss to wrappers at spine, wrappers (reportedly blue) faded to blue grey, some general wear and soiling to wrappers, faint horizontal fold to wrappers, a few words of illegible scribbling on rear wrapper; about very good.
 
Item number:
310158
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