OPTIMIST. James Stephens.

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Gaylordsville [CT]: The Slide Mountain Press, 1929. First edition. Hardcover (issued without a dust jacket). Linen-backed boards decorated in red green and gold; small 4to. No. 29 of 83 copies signed by Stephens on the half-title page as called for. Distributed by Random House when it was transitioning from a distributor of fine press books to one of the premier publishers. Worn at the corners, else very good, and an attractive copy of a scarce and fragile book. Very good. Item #11658

Stephens was an Irish novelist and poet and early BBC commentator. Slide Mountain Press was founded by James Raye Wells who also founded two presses in NYC at about the same time. Fountain and Bowling Green Press. Slide Mountain published rarities by Huxley, E. A. Robinson and Frost.

Price: $150.00

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