Collected Rhymes & Verses by Walter de la Mare hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Faber & Faber, 1953, Hardback in dust wrapper.
7th impression. [First Edition: 1946]
From the cover: Poems intended for children? That might be the formally correct account of all the earlier separate volumes which have at last come together in this one Songs of Childhood, Peacock Pie, Bells and Grass and of the other pieces here added to them. No doubt but the phrase is true of the poets intention: and there is much less than no doubt of its perfect fulfilment. But these poems for children are also poems for grown-ups for those grown-ups, at least, who have not grown up to such an extent that nobody, not even themselves, can imagine them as they once were in the early morning.
However, Mr. de la Mare himself calls these poems, intended for children, rhymes and verses, to distinguish them from his other poems; and so here are all his rhymes and verses except for those he has still to write down.
Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier tanning to the spine and slight fraying at the ends of the same. Leans a little. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Tanning and spotting to the blanks and pastedowns.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
270 pages. Index. 8¼” x 5¼”.
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