Masefield Bibliography: Addenda and Errata

Corrections and Additions to John Masefield - The 'Great Auk' of English Literature - A Bibliography (Phillip W. Errington)

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A. Books and Pamphlets

1919: A49 Reynard the Fox

A49(b) First English edition (1919)

[‘New impression’]                               [first edition, second impression]                      Nov 1919
[‘New impression’]                               [first edition, third impression]                         Dec 1919
[‘New impression’]                               [first edition, fourth impression]                       Mar 1920
[‘New impression’]                               [first edition, fifth impression]                          Jan 1921
[‘New impression’]                               [first edition, sixth impression]                         Jan 1922
[‘New impression’]                               [first edition, seventh impression]                     Jan 1923
‘New impression’                                 [first edition, eighth impression]                       Jun 1924

1972: A172 The Twenty-Five Days

A172(a) First English edition (1972)
The note on page 558 should read:

The 1941 proof includes seven poems not present in 1940. These are:
[Untitled] (‘They marched over the Field of Waterloo,’)
            [Untitled] (‘In the black Maytime when we faced the worst’)
            [Untitled] (‘When someone somewhere bids the bombing cease,’)
            [Untitled] (‘Not any drums nor bugles with Last Post’)
            [Untitled] (‘O smiling, sun-burned youth who rode the sky’)
            [Untitled] (‘Let a people reading stories full of anguish’)
            [Untitled] (‘Ah, when the spirit knows the dewy dawn, the peace-time,’)
Only four of these verses appear in The Nine Days Wonder (where three have acquired titles):
            [Untitled] (‘They marched over the Field of Waterloo,’)
            Thoughts for Later On (‘When someone somewhere bids the bombing cease,’)
            A Young English Air-Man (‘O smiling, sun-burned youth who rode the sky’)
            When We Return Thanks (‘Ah, when the spirit knows the dewy dawn, the peace-time,’)


B. Books Edited or with Contributions

C. Contributions to Newspapers and Periodicals

D. Privately Printed Poetry Cards

E. Published collections of letters

F. Anthologies

G. Commercial Recordings

H. Archival Recordings

I. Broadcasts

J. Miscellaneous

K. Fugitive Items

L. Proof Copies


Index of Verse Titles

Index of Verse First Lines

General Index

Published by: The British Library / Oak Knoll Press, 2004

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