Item #11355 THE HELMSMAN. J. V. Cunningham.


San Francisco: The Colt Press, 1942. First edition. Paperback. Stiff paper boards in plain gray-green covers, with orange-yellow cover label, printed in black. 8vo. First edition of the poet's first published book, and his first collection of poems (preceded only by a prose rarity that has only appeared for sale in a Peter Howard catalog, and one the bibliographer chose not to include). One of 150 (300 sheets were printed) copies in various formats including a rare cloth issue, and wraps issues on wall paper in a floral design (the primary binding) as well as this plain gray-green variant. Only 150 were bound by the press, the other 150 were bound by Swallow Press with another collection. Covers overlap, and thus are turned and a bit worn as usual; still easily very good. (In removable protective archival covers.) Gullans A1. Very good +. Item #11355

Number 2 in the Colt Press Poetry Booklets Series.

Price: $150.00

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