ALDINGTON (RICHARD), and IMAGISTS ALDINGTON (RICHARD) Images of Desire, inscribed "Frank from Richard, 1917", publisher's wrappers, defective and detached, Elkin Matthews

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ALDINGTON (RICHARD), and IMAGISTS
ALDINGTON (RICHARD) Images of Desire, inscribed "Frank from Richard, 1917", publisher's wrappers, defective and detached, Elkin Matthews

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ALDINGTON (RICHARD), F.S. FLINT and the IMAGISTS
ALDINGTON (RICHARD) Images of Desire, inscribed "Frank from Richard, 1917", publisher's wrappers, defective and detached, Elkin Matthews, 1919; A Fool I' the Forest. A Phantasmagoria, inscribed "F.S. From Richard Aldington" with a quotation in Greek below, George Allen, 1925; All Men Are Enemies, inscribed "Frank from Richard, 1933. 'Men Without Women'", dust-jacket (defective), Chatto and Windus, 1933; Images, Egoist Ltd, [1920]; The Mystery of the Nativity. Translated from the Liégeois of the XVth Century, inscribed "A F.S.F. Au grand poete, au critiqué avisé et malin, au maîtré! Homage respectueux et reconnaissant de son dévoué R.A.", publisher's boards, George Allen, [1924]; Death of a Hero, ownership inscription of Frank's daugher Xantha Flint (October, 1929), short tear to spine, Chatto & Windus, 1929; Stepping Heavenward. A Record, number 230 of 808 copies, ownership inscription of Frank's daughter, Olivia Flint, Florence, G. Orioli, 1931; The Poems of Anyte of Tegea. The Greek Text with English Prose Translation, number 35 of 40 copies, 1917; The Love Poems of Myrrhine & Konallis, number 33 of 40 copies, 1917; Reverie. A Little Book of Poems for H.D., number 42 of 50 copies, 1917--FLINT (F.S.) The Mosella of Decimus Magnus Ausonius, number 35 of 40 copies, covers slightly stained, 1917--DOLITTLE (HILDA) "H.D." Choruses from Iphigeneia in Aulis, number 32 of 40 copies, inscribed by the author (Aldington's wife) to Violet Flint (Frank Flint's wife), covers detached, 1916; The Tribute and the Circe, number 42 of 50 copies, 1917, the last 6 publisher's wrappers, Cleveland, Clerk's Press--HUGHES (GLENN) Imagism & The Imagists. A Study in Modern Poetry, author's presentation copy to F.S. Flint, with pencil annotations by Flint, Stanford University, 1931; and a quantity of others, including six volumes and two autograph letters signed by Aldington (small quantity)

Footnotes

  • A collection of volumes by Richard Aldington and other poets associated with the "Imagists", from the collection of the poet F.S. Flint. Flint (1885-1960) was an influential critic, and contributed poems to Des imagistes (1914), and Aldington's three imagist anthologies (1915-1917), Aldington becoming "his most intimate friend" (ODNB) in the period before and after the war.

    His influence was particularly felt through his articles on French symbolist poetry. Amongst the annotations in his copy of Imagism & the Imagists, he notes that Ezra Pound "knew nothing abouth modern French poetry until I introduced him", and of Jean de Bosschère's poems, translated by him into English, "I made him rewrite some of them. The Times said that my translations were better than the originals".

    The letters from Aldington (signed "your naughty friend Richard Aldington" and " your loving uncle Dick") were written to Flint's young daughter Ianthe, in a chatty style "...I can't smoke cigarettes at all, and your Daddy said you were going to the sea-side, and when I was a little girl - (o, you story-teller, you never were) - well, never mind, I used to like chocolates and spades and buckets..."
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