Eastward.

Blunden (Edmund)

Eastward.

A Selection of Verses, Original and Translated.

Description: FIRST EDITION, 27/250 COPIES signed by the author, this copy with his inscription at the colophon 'for Yasuo Yamato, ever gratefully, Edmund Blunden', printed on handmade paper in facsimile of the author's manuscript, pp. 44, [2], imperial 8vo, original cream bevel-edged boards of shimmering Japanese paper, device in blind to upper board, backstrip slightly browned with printed label (spare label tipped-in at rear), tail edge untrimmed, original prospectus laid in, slipcase, very good

Publication Details: Kyoto: Printed at the Benrido by subscription for 'English Poetry', in December 1949 [but published March 1950]

Notes: The recipient of this presentation copy was a Japanese scholar and translator, who had been amongst Blunden's students during his first spell in Tokyo in the 1920s – in the intervening period he had gained notability as the first translator into Japanese of Wuthering Heights, and attained a general eminence within the academic sphere. In 1958, Blunden contributed an essay on Mary Shelley to a festschrift for Yamato, whilst the latter translated a pair of Blunden's poems within a volume of essays a decade later. Rather a beautiful book, collecting a miscellany of original verse largely occasi...more

Bibliography: (Kirkpatrick A97)

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Subject: Modern First Edition

Published Date: 1950]

Stock Number: 68813

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