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Hugh MacDiarmid : The Kind of Poetry I Want : SIGNED Limited Edition 178/300

Hugh MacDiarmid : The Kind of Poetry I Want : SIGNED Limited Edition 178/300

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The Kind of Poetry I Want

By Hugh MacDiarmid

K. D. Duval, Rose Street, Edinburgh, 1961. Signed Limited Edition. Hardback, vellum spine and decorative paper covered boards. With slipcase. 29.5 x 20.5cm. 57pp, [6]. Number 178 of an edition of 300 copies printed by Giovanni Mardersteig at the Officina Bodoni press in Verona. Signed by the author to the colphon.


A very good copy. Slipcase is good with a very small split to the bottom corner (see last image provided). The book itself is in very good clean condition throughout. In a good clean binding. Overall a very good copy.

Christopher Murray Grieve (11 August 1892 – 9 September 1978), best known by his pen name Hugh MacDiarmid (/məkˈdɜːrmɪd/; Scots: [hju mək'djɑr.mɪd]), was a Scottish poet, journalist, essayist and political figure. He is considered one of the principal forces behind the Scottish Renaissance and has had a lasting impact on Scottish culture and politics. He was a founding member of the National Party of Scotland in 1928 but left in 1933 due to his Marxist–Leninist views. He joined the Communist Party of Great Britain the following year only to be expelled in 1938 for his nationalist sympathies. He would subsequently stand as a parliamentary candidate for both the Scottish National Party (1945) and Communist Party of Great Britain (1964).


(Loc: Platform; Scotland 1 shelf )

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