My Sad Captains by Thom Gunn 1st / 1st 1961
A first edition and first print published by Faber and Faber in London 1961. This is a near fine copy. The wrapper is clean with slight wear to the top of the spine. The copy has not been price clipped. The pages are clean without chips of tears. There is no foxing or browning. There is no previous owners ink. Overall, this copy is in a collectible near fine condition with only minor wear.
Thomson William "Thom" Gunn (29 August 1929 – 25 April 2004), was an English poet who was praised for his early verses in England, where he was associated with The Movement, and his later poetry in America, even after moving towards a looser, free-verse style. In “My Sad Captains’, Gunn portrays the legends of history as the epitomes of determination but without any social inclination or purpose.