London: Faber and Faber, (1944). First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 54 pages. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Bound buff cloth over boards with spine titled in dark blue. A few spots of foxing to endpapers. Minor edgewear to dust jacket, and a nickel-sized sticker stain to lower edge of rear panel.
The first collection of poems by this important but obscure Welsh wartime poet. Lynette Roberts was born in Argentina to Welsh parents, but lived her adult life in Wales. Her work began to appear in magazines and anthologies in the early 1940s, and was admired by T. S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas, Robert Graves, and others. Eliot, as editor at Faber, published this first collection of her poems. Roberts withdrew from writing following her divorce in 1948 and a religious conversion. Scarce.