Charles Henri Ford. With an introduction by William Carlos Williams. Frontispiece and matching dust jacket design by Pavel Tchelitchew.
Europa Press. London. 1938. First edition, first impression. Limited to 500 copies, this copy hand-numbered 298. Hardback, 8vo; green cloth-bound boards, yellow title to spine, dust jacket. 79 pages. Frontispiece line drawing by Tchelitchew, repeated on the dust jacket. English. 225 x 150mm. 0.3kg. . Very good, in very good dust jacket; light shelf wear to jacket, some light soiling to white jacket, small 1cm area of loss at head of spine, small 1cm hole at rear fold, light browning to spine, not price-clipped; slight wear to cloth at head of spine, small area of spotting to title-page.
Charles Henri Ford's first volume of poetry, with a frontispiece and jacket by Tchelitchew. Charles Henri Ford (1908-2002) was closely linked with the Paris scene and Surrealism. A collection of sonnets in the present volume are dedicated to Vicomtesse de Noailles, Parker Tyler, Djuna Barna and Pavel Tchelitchew. Tchelitchew was Ford's long-term partner and provides the detailed frontispiece to the poems. The Europa edition is the first issue of the book, with the plates from this edition being reused for the American edition published later in the year by New Directions. Printed by The Temple Press.
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