The Ermine: Poems 1942-1952. Ruth PITTER.

The Ermine: Poems 1942-1952.

London: The Cresset Press, 1953. [Poetry] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 15cm), pp.[6] 62. Publisher's grey cloth with gilt titles to spine. With the grey dust-jacket illustrated by Joan Hassall, priced at 8/6. Jacket with heavy tape burns to reverse edges and flaps, and some light rubbing to edge and joints. Very good. A dark cycle of poems in which Pitter confronts her mortality. Winner of the William Heinemann Award, 1954, and the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, 1955. Item #58635

Price: £30.00

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