first edition Hardcover
1920 · Boston
by Braithwaite, William Stanley, editor, Maxwell Anderson, Louis Ginsberg, Hilda Doolittle, Alfred Kreymborg, Conrad Aiken, Djuna Barnes, Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost et al.
Boston: Small, Maynard & Co, 1920. Hardcover. ix, 182p., introduction, anthology of poems, yearbook, index of poets published in American magazines 1919-1920, volumes of poetry published, select bibliography, index of first lines, very good first edition in brown boards with brown cloth backing, paper title labels spine and front cover, mild shelfwear, in soiled and chipped plain cream dj. Includes a poem by Allen Ginsberg's father, Louis (and one can see why Allen revolted against form!) and a poem by "Mrs. Richard Aldington" ! (H.D. or Hilda Doolittle). The editor was an African American poet whose grandmother was a slave and father descended from a wealthy British Guiana family. (Inventory #: 219258)