[de la Mare, Walter- Two Copies, Presented by de la Mare to his Secretary, with Holograph Poems] Inward Companion [two copies] de la Mare, Walter [ ]


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First edition. Two copies. 8vo. Original blue wove cloth, printed dustwrappers. Offered here are two copies of his book, Inward Companion, inscribed by de la Mare to his secretary of over ten years, Marie Lamigeon, with holograph poems. One was then given by Lamigeon to her mother (inscribed 1950). That copy, with holograph inscriptiion containing the poem, Frescoes in Old Church, eleven lines, and signed at the bottom, Walter de la Mare with affectionate remembrances, November 950 [i.e. 1950], near fine with some tears to wrapper and minor loss at top. The other copy with fine wrapper, To Marie/ with love from WM [i.e. his shorthand signature with two dots]/ Christmas 950 [i.e. 1950] / Afraid/folllowed by four-line quatrain. Scarce and interesting association item.

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