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Fifty-Four Conceits: Charming verses, illustrated by Eric Ravilious

A 1933 volume of wry poems by Martin Armstrong has just been re-published, complete with the wood-engravings by Ravilious.

Sub-titled 'A collection of epigrams and epitaphs serious and comic', the collection offers clever word-play in short poems examining human foibles.

The true charm of the book comes from Ravilious gorgeous wood-cut engravings, which are both witty and incisive.

Costing just £10, this lovely hardback volume offers a view of the world through the lens of the 1930s and the observations of a poet and author whose reputation has been eclipsed by the artist who decorated it.

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