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Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas / Waters, Sheila., 1989

Identifier: CC-00295-303

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Scope and Contents

This book is a reproduction of an original illuminated manuscript commissioned in 1961. The leaflet bound into the book adjacent to the colophon is a calligraphic sample from the original manuscript. The binding of the book is by Peter Waters. In this edition, Waters altered the name of the town where the action takes place to "Llaregyb" from its original "Llareggub" printed in the New Directions Edition. "Llareggub" written from end to beginning spell "buggerall," an obscene word. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1989



0 See container summary (1 hard cover book + leaflet (ink, handwriting) (75 pages) in cover (embossed) + clamshell box (cloth, museum board)) ; 33.5 x 22.9 x 1.2 cm (book) + 6 x 21.5 cm (leaflet) + 34.9 x 24 x 2.7 cm (box)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

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Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: Santa Ana, California : International Letter Arts Network. Signed by: Sheila Waters (l.l.- colophon); Peter Waters (l.r.- colophon). Nationality of creator: American. General: 100 copies of 5000 total copies. About 54 number copy. General: Added by: CONV; updated by: RED.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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