by Jeffers, Robinson
Privately printed by John S. Mayfield, 1928. First edition. One of 96 copies of this very fragile item. First appearance of this poem, published three days later in "Cawdor." Work has a half-tone portrait of Jeffers and includes an essay "Robinson Jeffers: The Man" by Benjamin DeCasseres, letter from Havelock Ellis, bibliography compiled by R.H. Griffith, brief note by Jeffers and facsimile of a portion of the original manuscript. Wove paper throughout; wrappers are of white Buckeye Text. Tipped-in frontispiece is of coated paper. Colophon states 96 copies. Alberts believed there were 200 copies printed but Mayfield confirmed 96 total to George M. (Marty) Barringer, Georgetown University Lauinger Library Special Collections, a family friend and collector. Merle Johnson, p. 291: ". . . bulk of the edition is said to be either wholly destroyed or damaged by fire." Little soiled and worn but still good to very good in the owner's plain red slipcase. Rare.
(Inventory #: 55971)