God Save the King: First Poems. Brian HOWARD, John Banting.

God Save the King: First Poems

Paris: Hours Press (1941). 4to.

Item #4811

The eccentric Bright Young Thing's first collection of published poetry, printed by Nancy Cunard. His work was highly praised at the time, but he never achieved critical success and eventually committed suicide in 1958, after years of drug and alcohol use.

Original leather-backed blue paper boards decorated with designs by John Banting, gilt lettering on spine. One of 150 letterpress copies printed on Canson-Montgolfier and signed by the author. Very good, light wear to spine, light wear and darkening to covers, occasional light foxing on endpapers as usual.

Price: $525.00

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