ONE OF 125 COPIES SIGNED BY BETJEMAN
BETJEMAN, John. Summoned by Bells. London: John Murray, 1960. Small quarto, publisher's full green leather gilt, custom slipcase. $800.
Signed limited first edition, one of only 125 copies signed by Betjeman, with frontispiece portrait and an additional photographic portraits.
"Excerpts from the poem were published in the New Yorker, Cornhill, and several English newspapers (including the Sunday Times, 6-20 November 1960), and Betjeman read passages from it on the Third Programme in November 1960" (Peterson A29.b). This is an out-of-series copy, with no number on the limitation page.