First edition, limited issue, number 20 of 65 copies signed by the author. Octavo. Publisher's original full navy-blue morocco with titles in gilt to the spine. Top edge gilt. Printed on mould-made paper. Illustrated with a black and white portrait frontispiece of the author after a painting by Augustus John. A very good copy indeed, the binding square and firm with a hint of bumping to the corners. The contents with toning to the endpapers and a couple of dots of foxing to the preliminary pages are otherwise in very good order, clean throughout and remain free from any previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. An attractive example.
Signed in blue ink to the limitation page by Dylan Thomas. A handsomely produced limited issue of the first edition of the Welsh poet's last collection of poems, composed between 1934 and 1952. Published a year before Thomas's death at the age of 39, the collection won the Foyle Poetry Prize and according to the contemporary critic Philip Toynbee, confirmed Thomas as "the greatest living poet in the English language".
Stock code: 20726