John Masefield Books

The collection includes over 200 books. Of these over 150 are editions of John Masefield and a further ten are books for which he was a translator, editor, or wrote a preface. The remainder of the collection is comprised of secondary literature. The collection contains nearly all of the first editions published before 1929, when Charles Simmons finished his bibliography, and many of the first editions between 1930 and 1945, when Simmons died. There are only very scattered holdings after 1945. In addition to first British editions, there are also many first American editions and limited editions.