POEMS & PIECES, 1911-1961.

([London]: Nonesuch Press, 1961). 235 x 150 mm. (9 1/4 x 5 7/8"). 59, [1] pp. No. 591 OF 750 COPIES.

Publisher's terra cotta cloth, gilt titling on spine, all edges untrimmed. With original black wrapper lettered in gilt on spine. With printer's device on title page. Front pastedown with bookplate of Ian Rogerson; two newspaper clippings of Meynell's poems laid in. Dreyfus 128. Wrapper with a touch of wear to edges, offsetting from bookplate and in two places where newspaper clippings were laid into text, otherwise excellent inside and out.

This attractive printing is the last of the Nonesuch Press' limited editions, containing 37 poems by the poet, printer, and founder of the press, Francis Meynell (1891-1975). According to Dreyfus, "Many of the new verses in this volume . . . had been revised since their appearance in newspaper. FM once called Nonesuch 'a happy synthesis of my two fervours, poetry and print.'"