Item #55501 DREAMS AND DERISIONS. Rockwell Kent, by Ralph Pulitzer, John Burke.
DREAMS AND DERISIONS.
DREAMS AND DERISIONS.

DREAMS AND DERISIONS.

New York: Pynson Printers, 1927. First edition. Number 65 of 200 numbered copies SIGNED BY KENT -- one of the first 100 copies with 3 more poems and illustrations than the second hundred as well as an additional Cupid device on p.[95]. Privately published collection of romantic verse by Ralph Pulitzer (1879-1939), the editor and publisher of New York World and eldest son of renowned journalist Joseph Pulitzer. Small 4to (8.25 x 10.5”) three-quarter leather with marbled paper boards; includes the poems “Strange Lady,” “I Know Not” and “African Adieu” on pp. 94-8 not in latter hundred copies. Fine in publisher’s paper-covered slipcase with handwritten “65” and original cardboard shipping carton. Provenance: includes Bromer Bookseller catalog #120 with listing for this copy in the original shipping carton and printout of an email to collector Allen K. Mears surmising the clear plastic dust jacket present on this copy is original to the book which would, if true, lay waste to Brodart Company’s assertion that founder Arthur Brody invented the clear plastic book jacket in 1939.
Item #55501

Price: $750.00