Signed by the Author

The Resurrection In Cookham Churchyard.

[New York: Jordan Davies, 1982].

Price: $200.00

About the item

Copy 36 of 230 copies on Opal de Rives paper, signed by the author (edition of 252 copies). Title page printed in purple and black. Unpaginated, [17] pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Signed by the Author. Japanese sage-green paper over boards. Fine in fine unprinted Japanese sage-green paper jacket (faintest toning to spine panel). Crane A18.a1.

Item #354170

First separate edition of this long Blakean poem inspired by Stanley Spencer’s giant painting, and manifesting Spencer’s assertion, “Everything has a sort of double meaning for me, there’s the ordinary everyday meaning of things, and the imaginary meaning about it all”. The painting is now held in the Tate Gallery.
Davenport’s poem, rich in his own double meanings and allusions, was originally published in Poetry in 1967.
A beautiful little book.