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Lot 139
EBERHART, RICHARD (1904-2005, American poet)
Sold for £525 (US$ 891) inc. premium
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EBERHART, RICHARD (1904-2005, American poet)
AUTOGRAPH DRAFTS AND A TYPESCRIPT FOR HIS POEM 'THE BOWER', titled herein 'The Bower of Bliss', c. 110 lines in all (the final poem 45 lines), with autograph revisions and deletions preserving reconsidered readings, 5 pages including typescript, folio, filing holes, dated 2 March 1968 and 2 April 1968

Under dense fir boughs
On a carpet of pine needles
In golden summer afternoon
He came as to a cathedral
For the laying on of hands...

The poem was published in Quest in 1968, and was collected both in Fields of Grace (1978) and in Collected Poems (1988). No poetical manuscripts by Eberhart have been sold at auction.

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