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1 TESSIMOND, A.S.J. Selection.
Putnam, London , 1958, 
TESSIMOND, A.S.J. Selection. London : Putnam, MCMLVIII [1958]. Pp [1]-[32].8vo, black cloth spine, marbled paper covered boards, gilt lettering to sp ine. "Arthur Seymour John Tessimond (Birkenhead, July 19, 1902 - Chelsea, London May 13, 1962) was an English poet. He went to Charterhouse School, but ran away at age 16. After studying at Liverpool University, he moved to London where he worked in bookshops, and also as a copywriter. He later moved to France. After avoiding military service in World War II, he later discovered he was unfit for service. An eccentric and an Imagist, Tessimond wrote astute, elegant, urban poetry. He suffered from bipolar disorder, and received electro-convulsive therapy. He first began to publish in the 1920s in literary magazines. He was to see three volumes of poetry were published during his life: Walls of Glass in 1934, Voices in a Giant City in 1947 andSelections in 1958. He contributed several poems to a 1952 edition of Bewi ck's Birds. He died in 1962 from a brain haemorrhage. In the mid-1970s he was the subject of a radio programme entitled Portrait of a Romantic. This, together with the publication of the posthumous selection Not Love Perhaps in 1972, increased interest in his work; and his poetry subsequently appeared in school books and anthologies." from wikipedia. Gift inscription, elsevery good in rubbed, spine- and edge-sunned, unclipped dustjacket. 30.00

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2 TESSIMOND, A.S.J. Voices in a Giant City. First Edition
William Heinemann , London / Toronto , 1947, 
TESSIMOND, A.S.J. Voices in a Giant City. London / Toronto : William Heinemann Ltd, (1947). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-viii,[1]-66,(2). 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. A collection of poetry including : "The Man inthe Bowler Hat";"London", "Money", " Song in a Saloon Bar"; "Advertising", "Love Speaks to the Lover"; "The Prostitute", "The Occultist", "Smart Boy" , "The Lesser Artists", "The British", "The Neurotics", "The Psychiatrist'sSong;", "The Intellectuals", "Not Love Perhaps", "After Attempted Escape f rom Love", "Postscript to a Pettiness", "Deaf Animal", "The Firewalkers", "Ehisper of a Thin Ghost", "The Girl who would like to be a Cynic", "Paris-Cafe, 1938" and others.. "Arthur Seymour John Tessimond (Birkenhead, July 19, 1902 - Chelsea, London May 13, 1962) was an English poet. He went to Charterhouse School, but ran away at age 16. After studying at Liverpool University, he moved to London where he worked in bookshops, and also as a copywriter. He later moved to France. After avoiding military service in World War II, he later discovered he was unfit for service. An eccentric and an Imagist, Tessimond wrote astute, elegant, urban poetry. He suffered from bipolar disorder, and received electro-convulsive therapy. He first began to publish in the 1920s in literary magazines. He was to see three volumes of poetry were published during his life: Walls of Glass in 1934, Voices in a Giant City in 1947 and Selections in 1958. He contributed several poems to a 1952 edition of Bewick's Birds. He died in 1962 from a brain haemorrhage. Inthe mid-1970s he was the subject of a radio programme entitled Portrait of a Romantic. This, together with the publication of the posthumous selectio n Not Love Perhaps in 1972, increased interest in his work; and his poetry subsequently appeared in school books and anthologies." from wikipedia. Penned gift inscription, else very good. Scarce. 150.00

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