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Lot 132
DRINKWATER, JOHN (1882-1937) AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF HIS POEM 'ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE'; AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF HIS POEM 'TO SIEGFRIED SASSOON'; PORTRAIT BY POWYS EVANS
Sold for £350 (US$ 564) inc. premium

Lot Details
DRINKWATER, JOHN (1882-1937)
DRINKWATER, JOHN (1882-1937)
(i) AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF HIS POEM 'ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE', signed (John Drinkwater'), 15 lines in three five-line stanzas, beginning 'Now is no reason for weeping, / For our poet has gone to the land / Where the toiler attaineth to reaping...', inscribed and signed by Drinkwater registering the gift of this poem to Percy Goldsmith in 1909, 1 page, quarto, 38 Drayton Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, 1909

(ii) AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF HIS POEM 'TO SIEGFRIED SASSOON', signed ('John Drinkwater'), 16 lines, beginning 'It was you and your friends Robert Graves and Nichols that made me feel / That a young man was passing from youth into middle-age...', 1 page, lined quarto, blank areas torn away in upper corners, from Siegfried Sassoon's papers, dated August 1918

Publication of these poems has not been traced; the second is unlikely to have seen print. No poetical manuscripts by Drinkwater have been sold at auction in the last forty years at least. Drinkwater was one of the Dymock poets.

(iii) PORTRAIT BY POWYS EVANS (1899-1982), pen and ink drawing, signed and inscribed by the artist who was known professionally as 'Quiz', framed and glazed, size of image 10 x 8 inches (26 x 21 cm), overall size 24 x 18 inches (60 x 47 cm), [drawn for but not illustrated in London Mercury], not dated
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