An autograph poem initialled by Robert Graves, written in 1940 in a small autograph book. Robert GRAVES.

An autograph poem initialled by Robert Graves, written in 1940 in a small autograph book

Oblong duodecimo; cloth with a contrasting cloth title-label; in excellent condition.

The eight-line poem is written on the verso and recto of consecutive leaves in the small autograph book; it is apparently unpublished. 'They've raised the fares by ten percent. | It leaves us in consequence, short of rent. | But if we raise the legal tender, | Be off to Paris, for a quick weekender. | 2. | Tales of other men all remind us | We too - can have a jolly good time | And departing leave behind us | Loaded evidence of a pushing crime. | RG. 2 5/40'. The signature of Margaret J. Russell is on the front pastedown; about a dozen other pages contain contemporary inscriptions from her friends and acquaintances. Provenance: Margaret Russell (née Reed), nanny to Jenny, the first child of Robert Graves and Nancy Nicholson, then lifelong friend of Robert Graves; by descent.

Item #116914

Price: $1,250.00

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