"ETERNAL AGE IS IN HIS EYES; / THEY WATCH THE COUNTLESS PARTIES PASS, / AND, AS THE CONVERSATION DIES, / HIS CONSOLATION IS THE GLASS."
BETJEMAN, John. Uncollected Poems. London: John Murray, (1982). Octavo, original red cloth, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, uncut. $550.
Signed limited first edition, number 64 of only 100 copies signed on the limitation page by Betjeman.
Betjeman was very sick by the time Uncollected Poems was published, and had suffered numerous strokes. He was only capable of signing about ten copies a day for this limited edition, and only with his left hand—thus the shaky signature. Peterson A50.b.