The Dead Seagull.

Barker (George)

The Dead Seagull.

Description: FIRST EDITION, pp.. 142, crown 8vo, original orange cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt partially against a black ground, gentlest of rubbing to extremities, dustjacket by Humphrey Spender gently rubbed with shallow chipping to backstrip ends and corners, very good

Publication Details: John Lehmann, 1950

Notes: Inscribed by the author on the flyleaf: 'George Barker for Florence Olsen'. A 'poet's novel' whose 'subject is love' (dustjacket blurb) - in particular, Barker's relationship with Elizabeth Smart; it is, as such, a riposte to her account of their love in 'By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept'.

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Price: £175

Subject: Modern First Edition

Published Date: 1950

Stock Number: 67950

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