The Poetry Bookshop 1912-1935. A Bibliography



Revere, PA. & Winchester: Woolmer/Brotherson & St. Paul’s Biographies, 1988.

By J. Howard Woolmer with an Introduction by Penelope Fitzgerald. First edition. 9 X 6 ins. xxxii, 186 pp. Full red cloth with gilt spine titling. Printed and bound in England. Over 50 illustrations, 7 in colour, as well as reproductions of an Ezra Pound broadside illustrated by Paul Nash and a Christmas card with a poem by Harold Monro bound in. The Poetry Bookshop, founded in 1912 by Harold Monro, was one of the most influential small publishing houses in London. It’s authors included Robert Graves, Ezra Pound, Eleanor Farjeon, Frances Cornford, Richard Adlington, Ford Maddox Hueffer etc. To illustrate his publications Harold Monro chose some of the best artists of his day including Claud Lovat Fraser, John Nash, Paul Nash, Edward Gordon Craig, James Guthrie, Albert Rutherston and E. McKnight Kauffer. Kauffer designed the Poetry Bookshop signboard which is pictured on the cover of the dust-jacket. This excellent and exhaustive Bibliography describes all the books, chapbooks, broadsheets, rhyme sheets, periodicals and most of the ephemera published in detail. A fine copy in fine dust-jacket.


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