AUTHOR: BETJEMAN, John
TITLE: A Garland for the Laureate; poems presented to Sir John Betjeman on his 75th birthday.
PUBLISHER: The Whittington Press for The Celandine Press, 1981.
DESCRIPTION: FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY ALL 22 CONTRIBUTORS. 1 vol., preface by Roger Pringle, limited to 75 numbered copies of which this is #22. Bound in 1/4 black morocco, vertical gilt lettered spine, top edge gilt, others uncut, with the original slipcase.
CONDITION: LIKE NEW.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The poems by Larkin and Whistler are the only ones published prior to this collection.
The contributors are Dannie Abse, Alan Brownjohn, Patric Dickinson, Elizabeth Jennings, Norman Nicholson, Sacheverell Sitwell, Anthony Thwaite, Kingsley Amis, Leonard Clark, Roy Fuller, Philip Larkin, Alan Ross, Stephen Spender, Ted Walker, Laurence Whistler, Patricia Beer, Charles Causley, Ted Hughes, Edward Lowbury, A.L. Rowse, R.S. Thomas and John Wain.