London: Collins, 1973. [Erotica] FIRST THUS. Small quarto (28 x 21cm), pp. 16 . With frequent line drawings by Erni. Publisher's black cloth with gilt titles to spine, and gilt decoration to upper. With the illustrated dust-jacket, priced at £2.95. A fine copy with just a hint of light handling. Graves presents the Hebrew classic as a pastoral drama in his new English translation, and praises the subtle expression of the Swiss artist, noting that Switzerland has 'avoided war for centuries longer than any other nation in Europe; and it is the militaristic spirit that breeds pornography at the expense of true love.'. Item #60065
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