MARLOW HILL: POEMS. London: Richards, [1941]. Octavo, pp. 32, stapled in plain white wrappers with yellow printed dust jacket. First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Gawsworth on front free endpaper: "Ruth and Kay / with the writer's affection / Christmas 1941." The recipients were Ruth Pitter, a well-regarded poet and friend of C. S. Lewis, and her friend Kathleen O'Hara, with whom she operated a furniture-painting business. Collection of thirty short lyrical poems by a writer who was "even more disillusioned than A. E. Housman," according to the dust jacket flap, and who received in 1939 the Benson Medal of the Royal Society of Literature. NCBEL IV 280. Owen, John Gawsworth, Some Publications 1931-1944, p. [2]. Covers soiled, slight rust stains from staples, else a very good copy. (#114794).

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