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Guthrie, James
To the Memory of Edward Thomas
(Flansham, Bognor: Pear Tree Press, 1937. Quarto. 32, (ii)pp. One of 250 copies. Laid in is an ALS from James Guthrie to Mr. Weiss, dated April 16, 1935. Illustrated with a colored wood-engraved frontispiece portrait of Edward Thomas by Robin Guthrie, and with several engravings, colored vignettes, and two intaglio plates by James Guthrie. One of these intaglio plates reproduces an advertisement for Thomas's first book of poetry, which was published by Pear Tree under the pseudonym Edward Eastaway. Guthrie's tribute to Thomas contains a reminiscence that closes with a moving poem titled "Instead of His Voice," the final lines of which evoke Guthrie's sense of loss: "I know as my heart lies awake, / And listens and longs, it hears / The silence, as though for his sake, / There were songs in the place of tears." Light bumps to corners and spine, exterior generally rubbed, else near fine in deep red cloth with gilt cover design, lacking dust wrapper.
Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers [United States]
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