Lot 102

THOMAS, Dylan (1914-53).  Deaths and Entrances. Poems. London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1946. Square 12mo. Half title (one leaf torn and repaired with adhesive tape). Original orange cloth, spine lettered in gilt, red dust-jacket printed in black with price of 3s. 6d. unclipped (dust-jacket with tear to upper wrapper without loss, edges rubbed with minor erosion to head and foot of backstrip, some light staining). Provenance: “Ronald Windross. With love from Joan” (inscription on front free endpaper). Ronald Windross was a writer and translator; Joan was his wife. FIRST EDITION of what is, arguably, the poet’s most highly esteemed collection of poetry. “Bought in Edinburgh during the Festival when I was playing a one-man show with John Bly of Antiques Roadshow fame” (H.B.).

Estimate: £70-£100