- -[early 1940s] (Creation)
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74 ff. (17 verso-74 blank) ; 285 x 215 mm.
Original tan crushed morocco over boards; blind-stamped borders on covers, composed of 4 foliate blocks enclosed by foliate rolls; 'THE WORKS OF GUIDO CAVALCANTI' lettered in blind on panel of front cover and on spine; pigskin endpapers; bookplate of Winifred Henderson inside front cover.
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The Dylan Thomas poems are 'Then was my neophyte',  (f. 11) (published in Twenty-five Poems (London, 1936), pp. 40-41), 'We lying by seasand', [1937x1939] (f. 74 verso) (first published in Poetry (Chicago), 49.4 (January 1937), 183, and collected in The Map of Love (London, 1939), p. 8), 'Paper and sticks', [early 1940s] (tipped in on f. 12) (first published in Seven, 6 (Autumn 1939), 6, and collected in Deaths and Entrances (London, 1946), p. 23), and 'Once below a time', [early 1940s] (tipped in on ff. 13-14) (first published in Life and Letters Today, 24.31 (March 1940), 274-275; see Collected Poems 1934-1952 (London, ), pp. 132-133); the prose fragment (tipped in on f. 15) is the end of 'One Warm Saturday', , the last story in Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog (London, 1940), pp. 253-254. The two Vernon Watkins poems, 'The windows', 1939, and 'A bronze head', [c. 1939], are apparently unpublished (tipped in on ff. 16-17). A dried leaf found loose within the volume has been put in an archival sleeve.
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Item: 1.1 Manuscript Volume (NLW MS 23917D). Action: Condition reviewed. Action identifier: 4317501. Date: 20120912. Authorization: Selected for conservation. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: I. B. James. Status: Manuscript Volume (NLW MS 23917D) : Tip in loose leaves. Institution: WlAbNL.
Item: 1.2 Manuscript Volume (NLW MS 23917D). Action: Conserved. Action identifier: 4317501. Date: 20121010. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: E. Pugh. Status: Manuscript Volume (NLW MS 23917D) : Reattached loose section. Institution: WlAbNL.
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