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SPRING AND ALL

Author: Williams, William Carlos
Price: $2750.00
Publisher Location: [Paris]
Publisher: Contact Publishing Co.
Year Published: 1923
Book Condition: Very good
Edition: First edition
Blue paper wrappers lettered in black; small 8vo. 93 pages. A scarce book, one of 300 printed though the bibliographer notes "many of these may not have been distributed" [as many as half may have been confiscated by the Post Office]. One of the great Modernist works, one that paved a new road diverging from the work of Pound and Eliot, grounded in American colloquialisms that many others would follow. With the great poems (not named here, given names later) "Red Wheelbarrow", "To Elsie" ("The pure products of America/ go crazy") and the title poem ("The Road to the Contagious Hospital"), among others. Extremities toned, light fold to front cover, which is starting, gift plate to a College tipped to half-title, but a very good copy lacking the very rare glassine jacket. One of the few to surface in recent years, and superior to most. Wallace A7.