THE POETRY QUARTOS. Twelve brochures, each containing a new poem by an American poet; designed, printed, and made by Paul Johnston. Silvermine, Connecticut, Random House, 1929. One of 475 copies. The pamphlets are bound in color wrappers, each with a cover illustration by Johnston. The set is contained in a printed paper chemise and paper-covered slipcase. Authors and titles include: Genevieve Taggard, "Monologue for Mothers"; Robert Frost, "The Lovely Shall be Choosers"; Vachel Lindsay, "Rigamarole, Rigamarole"; Edwin Arlington Robinson, "The Prodigal Son"; Louis Untermeyer "Adirondack Cycle"; Alfred Kreymborg, "Body and Stone"; H.D., "Red Roses for Bronze"; Elinor Wylie, "Birthday Sonnet"; Theodore Dreiser, "The Aspirant"; William Rose Benet, "Sagacity"; Conrad Aiken, "Prelude"; and, Witter Bynner, "Roots." Pamphlets are fine, the spine of the chemise is lightly soiled, the slipcase paper is chipped at the extremities and is torn through along the length of one corner. Altogether a very attractive collection presented in a unique format. (Inventory #: 3095)
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