W.H. Auden


originally published:
London : S.H.S. (Stephen Spender)

Copy number 12, of approximately 30 copies printed, of the author's notoriously rare first book. This copy, inscribed by both Auden and the poet Stephen Spender, Auden's friend and ex-lover who published the book, was offered by Christie's auction house in 2002. Image courtesy of www.christiesimages.com.


  • First Book(1928)

reference info

bio notes:
born: 2/21/1907
died: 9/29/1973
born as: Wystan Hugh Auden

English-born poet and man of letters who achieved early fame in the 1930s. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature

Collecting tips:

Email us to request a printed copy of our catalog of W.H. Auden Rare Books and First Editions (or download it via the link as a 4.85 MB pdf file). We also offer a comprehensive W.H. Auden Bibliography and Price Guide.