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Lot 181
GRAVES, ROBERT (1895-1985) AUTOGRAPH REVISED MANUSCRIPT OF AN EARLY VERSION, IN EFFECT A DRAFT, OF HIS POEM 'REPAIR SHOP', 1928
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GRAVES, ROBERT (1895-1985)
AUTOGRAPH REVISED MANUSCRIPT OF AN EARLY VERSION, IN EFFECT A DRAFT, OF HIS POEM 'REPAIR SHOP' [published as 'Vision in the Repair Shop'] signed ('Robert Graves'), 19 lines, inscribed for William Copley, with one word revised and two lines indicated to be transposed, preserving reconsidered text and order of some lines, 1 page, small octavo, tipped onto card, dated 1928

Because not nearly, therefore quite
The crash was worse than ever -
Out, flying in, collapsed in music;
In flying out in flames.
The blast was non-continuous...

There are several differences between this and the printed version, including whole lines and variations in the order of some. Graves's papers are largely in American libraries.

REFERENCE: Robert Graves, Collected Poems.
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