A complete set of The Fantasy Poets.
FANTASY POETS (1952-1957.)
£1750.00 [First Edition]
Available to view at our Curzon Street shop.
First editions. Thirty five volumes. 8vo., original printed wrappers, stapled as issued. Housed in a custom made half black morocco solander box, spine lettered and ruled in gilt. Swinford, The Fantasy Press.
The publications of the Fantasy Press, established by surrealist artist Oscar Mellor, were an important focal point of "The Movement", a poetic grouping initiated in 1954 by J. D. Scott, literary editor of The Spectator. The Fantasy Poets Series includes early and important works by Philip Larkin, Elizabeth Jennings, Thom Gunn, George Steiner, Lotte Zurndorfer, Adrienne Rich, A. Alvarez, and Donald Davie, amongst others.
Some spotting to Numbers One and Two, occasional rusting to staples, otherwise a very good set.
Stock Code: 230725