DE LA MARE, WALTER (1873-1956)
Lot 120
DE LA MARE, WALTER (1873-1956) THREE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPTS
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Lot Details
DE LA MARE, WALTER (1873-1956)
THREE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPTS:

(i) 'AN EPITAPH', 8 lines, inscribed and signed ('Walter de la Mare'), November 1925, 1 page, written on the front free endpaper of a copy of his Peacock Pie, some slight browning, 1925

Here lies a most beautiful lady.
Slight of step & heart was she;
I think she was the most beautiful lady /
That ever was in the West Country...

This is one of de la Mare's most anthologised poems.

(ii) 'THE WILLOW', 16 lines, beginning 'Leans now the fair willow, dreaming / Amid her locks of green...', 1 page, quarto, not dated

(iii) 'THE SPIRIT OF AIR', 16 lines, beginning 'Coral & clear emerald / And amber from the sea...', 1 page, octavo, not dated

All these poems appear in The Collected Poems of Walter de la Mare, 1979.
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