Item #15495 INTRODUCTION 5; Poetry. Wendy Cope, Michael Hofmann Duncan Forbes, Simon Rae, Blake Morrison, Medbh McGuckian, Joe Sheerin.
INTRODUCTION 5; Poetry

INTRODUCTION 5; Poetry

London: Faber & Faber, 1982. First Edition. Hardcover. Black cloth in dust jacket; 8vo. 121 pp. This copy inscribed to her Mother and Step-Father "For Elsie and Val/ With love from/ Wendy/24th Dec 1981"; additionally signed by the poet on the title page. The section on pages 15-28, with poems by Cope, constitute her first publication by a major publisher (Faber would publish her first collection four years later). A remarkable association copy. Cope has written about her difficult relationship with her religiously conservative mother who was born Alice Mary, but known as Elsie. This copy with a note explaining how the book was conveyed via Cope. Issued simultaneously in paper, the hardcover is uncommon. Fine in a nearly fine dust jacket. Fine / near fine. Item #15495

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