Ronald Bottrall, born in 1906, emerged as a notable poet in the thirties when F.R. Leavis singled out his early work for attention. His `Collected Poems' (1961) was warmly received. The major part of his new book was written during 1972, and in these recent poems the mature talents of a very distinctive and distinguished writer are at their best. The book is in five parts; the first is a single long narrative poem, rich in humour, about the poet's Cornish childhood. There follow groups of shorter poems about people, events and places - lyrical, meditative, or satirical; and always superbly skilful.
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Book Description Anvil Press Poetry, 1975. Book Condition: Good. First British Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP63660701
Book Description Mar 27, 1975. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. 1974 hc no dj clean text has some age spots on edge of pages 158 pages/// L-19. Bookseller Inventory # 0922M78WIN7
Book Description Anvil Press Poetry, 1974, 1974. 1st edition, hardback, 8vo, 158pp, light foxing on edges, contents clean and tight, blue cloth, Very Good / no dustwrapper. ISBN: 0856460087. Bookseller Inventory # 165606
Book Description Anvil Press Poetry, London, 1974. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st. A tidy first edition with a handwritten presentation note " To Christopher Ricks . from Ronald Bottrall " on the title page. 158 pages in a dark blue hard cover, 8 3/4" tall with bright gilt titles on the spine. Errata slip. The unclipped dustwrapper is bright and clean with internal repairs to slight wear to the ends of the faded spine. Size: 8vo. Presentation By the Author. Bookseller Inventory # 023974
Book Description Anvil Press, LONDON, 1974. Hard Cover. Book Condition: VG++. Dust Jacket Condition: VG+. First British Edition. Errata sheet laid-in at back of book; tape marks to DW; Book is in beautiful condition.158pp. Bookseller Inventory # 902069
Book Description Anvil Press Poetry in association with Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1974. First edition. Hardcover. 158 pages. A tight very near fine copy with errata slip in a very good dust jacket that has some minor wear. Bookseller Inventory # 130807
Book Description London Anvil Press Poetry, 1974. Hardback 1st Edition Signed by author on title page, To Val with very good wish (sic) from Ronald 20th March 1975 (publishing day). 8vo, 138pp text. Fine in dark blue boards, gilt spine titles, orange end papers, errata tag tipped-in rear, with near fine decorative Patrick Hayman D/W now protected. Bookseller Inventory # 9973