San Francisco: The Colt Press, 1942. First edition. Paperback. Stiff paper boards in pasted into wraps of wall paper in a floral design, printed label; 8vo. 31pp. 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 (this present copy the primary binding). 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, interior fine. Gullans A1. Very good +. Item #15393
Number 2 in the Colt Press Poetry Booklets Series.