Carl Hertzog. Swinburnian Coincidences. El Paso del Norte: 1960. Limited to 200 copies. Slim stiff wrappers. Fine. Story behind famed Texas printer Carl Hertzog's 1945 publication of two Swinburne poems, featuring correspondence with Robert Graves.

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    Edition limited to 200 copies, of which this is number 48. Octavo, slim stiff wrappers. 31 pages, plus "An Aftermath," with five pages of text, laid in. Slim volume comprised of two poems by Algernon Charles Swinburne ("The Holy Spirit of Man" and "An Old Saying"), explanatory text on the publication history of Hertzog's original pamphlet in 1945, and correspondence between interested parties, including Robert Graves who wrote the original Foreword. Laid in is a card reading "Greetings and best wishes from Vivian and Carl."

    Original double-fold maroon paper covers, with square back, hand sewed; lettered in silver. Minor surface loss to wrappers. Fine.

    Lowman, Printer at the Pass 124.

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