Poor. No Jacket. 94 pages (complete). 'The Flaming Terrapin' was Campbell's first long poem and it was to earn him instant recognition and acclaim. This copy of the first edition of the first poem has been subjected to forgetful storage. The covers-board with cloth spine-are grubby. They have wear, scuffing, many marks. The spine is worn to the head and foot. Beyond all this the covers and the spine are firm, resolute and considerate. Inside, there is foxing throughout. The pages are generous, thick, firm, clear, eloquent and confident. fk.
Very Good. --------Orange spine and covers, thin hardcover book, near 8" tall. 94 pages--Author's first book, a poem----------VERY GOOD CONDITION, tight binding, clean book little chipping to paper spine label--no dust jacket.
Orange boards with tan cloth spine with paper label. Label is tanned, with tiny chips. VG jacketless copy, with publisher's reply postcard laid in. The noted South African poet's first book. Campbell, quite a good poet, translator, and scholar, has been neglected for some years, probably because of his right wing stances (pro-Franco; anti-Bloomsbury; practicing Catholic). He was considered by T. S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas and Edith Sitwell to have been one of the best poets of the period between the First and Second World Wars.
Poor. No Jacket. Boards are worn, stained and cocked. book may have been damp marked. ownership inscription. thorough tanning, foxing and markings. unevenness on page ends. several poems pasted at the back of book. small chips on pages that do not affect text. a very poor copy. [S. K]
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