Andrew Marvell, Selected poems

Scope and Content

Book file containing collated proofs of Andrew Marvell's Selected poems, ed. Bill Hutchings (Manchester: Carcanet New Press, 1979). The book was published as part of the Fyfield series; it was typeset in-house at Carcanet and printed by Billings. These page proofs are lacking preliminary sheets, but include a photocopy paste-up of the book jacket. Peter Jones may have been the book's copy-editor, as this file includes a letter dated 7 October 1978 from Hutchings to Jones, sent to accompany his author's proofs (although these do not appear to be the set preserved here). Most of the corrections on this set appear to have been made by Margaret Hutchinson, who was presumably the proof-reader, and whose proofs must have formed the basis for this collated set; both the blue corrections and those made in pencil appear to be in her hand. Further corrections and annotations made in red were probably added by Peter Jones.


The archivist has added running numbers to the top right-hand corner of each sheet.

Related Material

The manuscript of this book is included in the second sequence of book files from the second accession of the archive, at CPA/1/2/2/20.