New York: The Banyan Press, 1947. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Author's first book. The first book of The Banyan Press. Number 5 of 350 numbered copies. Full page inscription by the author on the front free endpaper: "March 1947 / Philadelphia / For Paul-- / It would be a mockery to give you this even as a tithe of payment for your insistent loyalties & your limitlessness of friendship & love. All the poems I or anyone could write could not equal the beauty of your existence for which I give thanks. Therefore, from one who aspires to music in these verses to one who has already attained his own music--To my dearest friend--this natal volume-- / Gil". Bound in the original orange cloth with gilt title to spine. Bumped at the head and foot of the spine, stain on the rear cover, light wear at the extremities, and light dampstain to inside margins of some pages - otherwise very good, without dust jacket. 81 pages. POE/101316. (Inventory #: 30041)
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