In Country Sleep.

“Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rage at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light": First Edition of Dylan Thomas' In Country Sleep; Signed by Him

In Country Sleep.

THOMAS, Dylan .


Item Number: 106778

New York: New Directions, 1952.

First edition of this collection of poems, including the first book appearance of “Do not go gentle into that good night.” Octavo, original cloth. Signed and dated by the author in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, “Dylan Thomas 1952.” Fine in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box made by the Harcourt Bindery. Rare and desirable signed as Thomas passed away one year after the publication.

Dylan Thomas’ last collection of new poetry includes “Poem on His Birthday,” “Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night,” “Lament” and “In Country Sleep.” Interviewed just before the book’s publication, Thomas said, “I’ve never seen what a poem really looks like. But I keep trying” (Ferris, 274). He died the following year.

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