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Nothing is lost, sweet self : No. 1 in a series of Contemporary Poetry Set to Music [Signed, with proof sheets laid in]
London: Turret Books, 1967. Limited Edition. Card Covers. As New/As New. First publication in the series Contemporary Poetry Set to Music, a six-line poem by Durrell, set to music for "high voice" by Southam. Limited to 100 numbered copies, signed by the poet and the composer, this being no. 25. Unpaginated: [8]pp, with proof sheet, reproducing title page, illustration, poem, and colophon loosely laid in. Publisher's illustrated string-bound stiff card wrappers, title page printed in brown, poem surprinted on uncredited illustration, double-page musical score on thick paper, green illustrated dust jacket titled in red, repeating design (by Pip Benveniste) on wrappers, One corner of proof sheet lightly creased, with paperclip imprint on top edge. The eight-page publication, including wrapper and dust jacket, is As New. There were only seven titles in this series, each in a limited edition of 100, the final one published in 1970. "Nothing is lost," in its entirety, reads: "Nothing is lost, sweet self, / Nothing is ever lost. / The unspoken word / Is not exhausted but can be heard. / Music that stains / The silence remains / O echo is everywhere, the unbeckonable bird! N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.
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