Check made payable to Poet Sir Stephen Spender and endorsed by him, 1988 Check made payable to Stephen Spender in the amount of 7 pounds sterling and signed by renowned 1st edition collector Rolland Comstock. Signed on the back by Stephen Spender. 'PAID' stamped, two small pieces of tape at top edge attaching it to a sheet of paper. Condition: Very Good Please see photos for detail This item is kept in signed bookplate binder on bookshelf in Netdesk office.
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London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd., 1952. First Edition. Octavo; 201 pages; G+/G+; Off-white spine with black lettering; Dustjacket protected by mylar covering, has scuffing and faint diffused black marks on back cover with small tears to headband and tail edge of back cover; Boards have mild edgewear and shelfwear; Textblock has foxing to both pastedowns, water stain on rear pastedown, splitting of hinge in front pastedown, forward pages have stain from sticker on copyright page, and pencil marks and underlining to final two chapters. Author's signature is on half-title page.
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1963. Octavo; G/Fair+; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, white with black print; DJ has edgewear, tears at spine ends and flap corners; Boards in grey cloth, mild wear to spine caps and corners, puckering to cloth on rear, else clean and strong; Text block has pink tinted top edge, clean and tight; xxviii, 562 pages.
London: Hamish Hamilton and the Book Society, 1951. First Book Society Edition. Octavo; pp 349; G/poor; 1/4 bound brown spine with gilt text; dust jacket has noticeable foxing to exterior; some chips to edges, as is; cloth shows some staining toward edges; mild edge wear; lightly sunned spine; sturdy boards; text block edges have modest toning; previous owner's name to ffep; offset toning to endpapers; slight damp staining to head edges to first few pages; frontispiece; interior clean; good binding.