New York: Random House, 1929. Limited Edition. Pictorial Wrappers. One of 475 sets of twelve royal octavo chapbooks, designed, illustrated, and printed by Paul Johnston, each being the first appearance of a poem by a contemporary American. (253 x 158mm) pp. Original variously colored handmade string-bound wrappers, front covers with contrasting color vignettes and black lettering, fore- and bottom edges untrimmed; all collected in original yellow stiff paper chemise lettered in black and inserted into publisher's black card slipcase decorated with yellow figures. Virtually pristine, with only minor, nearly imperceptible restoration to chemise and slipcase. Clymer & Green, p. 50. Crane A12. Fine. Item #BB1890
Comprising poems by 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 Benét ("Sagacity"), Conrad Aiken ("Prelude"), and Witter Bynner ("Roots"). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.) The Poetry Quartos, 12 brochures in folder: Paul Johnston;.