John Betjeman's Collected Poems

London: John Murray, 1958

Small 8vo, pp. 279. Original cream boards, lettered in gilt to spine. A little foxing to top and leading edges of text block, otherwise a near fine copy in a near fin dustwrapper with just a little wear to head of spine.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY BETJEMAN IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER: 'To Derek, from John, Christmas 1958. Wishing him a happy Christmas with much love.'

An affectionate inscription, suggesting the inscription may be to literary critic and biographer Derek Stanford, whose study of Betjeman was published in 1961.

Keywords: John BETJEMAN"


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