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Rib of Earth
Printed by Straits Printers Ltd., 20-21 Mohamed Ali Lane, Singapore and Published by Lloyd Fernando, First Edition . 1956 - First edition hard back binding in publisher's original sand cloth covers, black title and author lettering to the upper panel. 8vo. 7'' x 4½''. Contains [xii] 27 printed pages of text. Author's first book of poetry. Light brown ghosting to the end papers, thin worm line to the top rear cover. Near Fine condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with tanning of the paper down the spine and light finger marks to the pale grey paper, not price clipped $1.65. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Thumboo's poetry is inspired by myth and history, and he is often dubbed Singapore's unofficial poet laureate because of his poems with nationalistic themes. A pioneer of local English literature, he compiled and edited some of the first anthologies of English poetry and fiction from Singapore and Malaysia. Member of the P.B.F.A. POETRY [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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