[Original typescript:] Time is Undone: twenty-five poems.

Boston (Lucy M.)

[Original typescript:] Time is Undone: twenty-five poems.

[With a prefatory note by I.A. Richards.]

Description: typescript of the full collection with holograph corrections, including I.A. Richards puff (here in the form of a letter only quoted in the final publication), this with the instruction 'not to print' at head, and with the final 'e' added to Magdalene College, manuscript contents page by Frank Collieson, his letter to Sebastian Carter sending a spare copy of the typescript for setting (this copy also enclosed) in carbon with his ms. note at foot, Sebastian Carter's TLs in reply to Lucy Boston offering a quotation for the work, further contents list with note of author and title by Collieson wrapping around, pp. [ii], 28; [iv], 28 [copy], 4to, in envelope (tatty) with Frank Collieson's name ('Heffers Bookshop') and his notes as to progress with the work, recording meetings with author and printer, good condition overall

Publication Details: [1977]

Notes: The author's only collection of verse, published at the age of 85 - she was best known for her Green Knowe books, based on the Manor House in which she lived at Hemingford Grey, but excelled in a variety of media including as an artist and embroiderer; her own formidable personality, energy, and creativity were reflected throughout her work. She had briefly been at Somerville College, her time there curtailed by her volunteer-work as a nurse in the Great War. As well as an insight into the author's composition process, with late drafting to almost half of the poems, the present group offers a...more

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Price: £600

Subject: Modern First Edition

Published Date: [1977]

Stock Number: 65787

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