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Poster 342 x 218 mm, Instructions by the Maréchal Prince de Soubise to his soldiers and others to behave and not
cause any damage to the
village of Seulberg.
Dated 3 September 1762 .
Left bottom corner torn
off, not affecting the text
Calman [de] Pándy (Kálmán Pándy) & Hans-Eric Stenborg
Ungersk Dikt i svensk Tolkning
Med 23 originalträsnitt av Pál Molnár-C. och litteraturhistoriska ingresser av
János Lotz. - Stockholm, 1944. - (Stockholm. Stockholms högskola. Ungerska institutet. Publikationer.
Ser. A ; 1. 1944) 181pp., wrappers, spine damaged, covers worn, £ 45.00
Lawlor, John & Auden W.H. (Collected by) To Nevill Coghill from Friends
Faber & Faber,1966, First edition 3-156pp. : front. (port.) plate, orange cloth in d/j jacket frayed at edges, , cloth spine sl. worn at the bottom, armorial bookplate insuide front board, pencil annot on 1st e.p. some small remnants of cellotape on 1st e.p. with the publisher's compliments slip ,+ obituary Nevill Coghill in the Tmes dated 10 . 11 . 1980 + facsimilés of Coghill's letter to David Luke of 30 Oct '61 and of his risqué poem "nous n'irons plus" [ see Oxford, Bodleian Library shelfmark MS. 15021  + draft version of 'Thanks before going, for Wystan', Coghill's contribution to Auden's Festschrift, For W.H. Auden, published 21 Feb 1972, photocopy of typescript same shelf mark in the Bodleian.(first page shown here) £ 55.00
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THANKS,BEFORE GOING, FOR WYSTAN 1I c i on chante
Lord,as at night X doze i n bed,
T h i n k i n g of Wystan as I l i e ,
Wondering what can be s a id
And whether I should even t r y ,
Verses f l o a t i n t o ray head
I n p a i r s , l i k e swans upon a l a k e,
And down I w r i t e them,half awake.
But a t the r e t u r n of day
I read them over with dismay.
As i f some s o r c e r e r w i t h h i s wand,
C a s t i n g the S p e l l of the F a c e t i o u s,
Had turned; my l a k e i n t o a pond
And made a l l f o o l i s h t h a t was p r e c i o u s,
And v e r s e s t h a t were smooth as S u c k l i ng
Quack i n p a i r s l i k e ugly d u c k l i n g s.
Had we the wealth t h a t s l e e p , a l a s ,
I n v e s t s i n our i m a g i n a t i o n s,
We should be Shakespeares a l l , o r pass
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