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Allen Tate Collection. 2 Autographed Signed Letters (ASL) ; Typed poem signed and Mr. Pope and Other Poems book with signed bookplate
1970 - TATE IS NOTED FOR HIS POEM "ODE TO THE CONFEDERATE DEAD" (1927) Allen Tate (American poet, critic, essayist and Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress). Collection includes; 2 ALS to Miss Sutherland, 19 November and 25 November 1970, re his participation in "Dilemma 70" at a coffee house (he read poems and asked for a fee of $500). Signed ts., 4 pp., n.d., of Tate's memorable poem, "Ode to the Confederate Dead", that takes place in a Southern graveyard and mourns the dead soldiers. With a copy of Tate's Mr. Pope and Other Poems (New York: Minton, Balch & Company, 1928) in which the poem ["Ode to the Confederate Dead"] first appeared. Black cloth with green labels pasted to the front panel and spine. Signed by Tate on a bookplate on the ffep and a tiny ownership inscription. Solid, bright binding, one hinge in the centre of the book slightly fragile, a tiny touch of bruising to the lower edges of both boards. The front panel of the wrapper is nicked at the corners and gentle rubbing and wear to all the edges, two thirds of the spine panel missing, the back panel toned with gentle wear to all the edges and corners. All items housed in a matching box. This book is on consignment with LDRB.
      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA)]
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