Boston: The Four Seas Company, 1918. First Edition, first printing. Light sky blue cloth hardcover, with no dust jacket. Measures 5-3/8" x 7-3/4" tall. 156 pp. with two pages of Conrad Aiken book advertisements in the back. Rough cut pages - some pages remain uncut internally. A first edition, first printing book of Aiken's fifth book of poetry. This particular title was written while Aiken was in his late twenties; these poems reflect the influence upon the poet of Sigmund Freud and other psychoanalytical writers of the age. Aiken was an award winning author and poet, including the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and Poet Laureate of the United States. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Board corners sightly rubbed. Head and tail of spine rubbed. Front and rear top fore corners show lightening. Front board also show 'speckling' of light spots in center panel. Interior top edges of some pages show the faintest hint of staining - usually about 1/4" or less down into the page. No interior writing present. Book tight and complete. Thick-cut pages very clean and bright. Rough cut pages. Not ex-library.
Book of New Poems 1943 Williams, Oscar [editor] Conrad Aiken, W.H. Auden, George Barker, John Berryman, R.P. Blackmur, John Malcolm Brinnin, Alex Comfort, e.e. cummings, Gene Derwood, Richard Eberhart, William Empson, Robert Frost, Robert Graves, Robinson Jeffers, Randall Jarre
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