IN REVIEW: Poems; [Two presentation volumes: one in standard dark yellow wrappers over flexible boards, the other finely bound in quarter leather over marbled boards]. Melba Berry Bennett, Marlan Beilke Robinson Jeffers, Lumir Sindelar.
IN REVIEW: Poems; [Two presentation volumes: one in standard dark yellow wrappers over flexible boards, the other finely bound in quarter leather over marbled boards].
IN REVIEW: Poems; [Two presentation volumes: one in standard dark yellow wrappers over flexible boards, the other finely bound in quarter leather over marbled boards].
IN REVIEW: Poems; [Two presentation volumes: one in standard dark yellow wrappers over flexible boards, the other finely bound in quarter leather over marbled boards].

IN REVIEW: Poems; [Two presentation volumes: one in standard dark yellow wrappers over flexible boards, the other finely bound in quarter leather over marbled boards].

San Francisco: (Privately printed by Grabhorn Press), 1946. First edition, limited issues. Two volumes, each from the limited edition of 200 copies. The first volume as usually seen in 8vo dark yellow paperwraps printed in black and red on front and folded over crudely pasted flexible boards. INSCRIBED BY BENNETT, "To Jean / with love / from Melba / Christmas, 1946" Bennett, an author and civic leader, wrote two critically acclaimed books about Jeffers and was a longtime close friend of the Jeffers. Her poem about Jeffers, "To Robinson Jeffers," appears on p.24. Rare and possibly unique copy hardbound in gilt-stamped quarter green leather over marbled boards; matching marbled endpapers. INSCRIBED BY BENNETT on first blank, "To Bonnie/ who will, if she will/ be one of the best--/ Melba Bennett/ May, 1954." Bookplate of publisher and fellow author of works on Jeffers, Marlan Beilke, on verso. The red-printed bookplate designed by Lumir Sindelar in 1973 appears to have been hand-colored in yellow and SIGNED IN PENCIL BY SINDELAR, a Czechoslovakian artist whose portrait of Jeffers appeared in one of Beilke's books. Both volumes near fine.
Item #55484

Price: $125.00