ROAN STALLION, TAMAR AND OTHER POEMS. Robinson Jeffers.
ROAN STALLION, TAMAR AND OTHER POEMS.
ROAN STALLION, TAMAR AND OTHER POEMS.
ROAN STALLION, TAMAR AND OTHER POEMS.
ROAN STALLION, TAMAR AND OTHER POEMS.

ROAN STALLION, TAMAR AND OTHER POEMS.

New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925. First edition. According the Alberts bibliography this is "ONE OF 12 NUMBERED SPECIALLY BOUND COPIES RESERVED FOR PRESENTATION." However research done by Allen Mears for the Broomfield bibliography indicates there may be a few more than 12 copies. This copy in quarter blue morocco over blue marbled paper boards (special copies have also been recorded in red as well as green). Paper is deckle-edged laid rag watermarked with the autograph signature of George Moore. Pages uncut. SIGNED BY JEFFERS "FOR JOHN S. CLAPP." The identity of John S. Clapp was researched by Mears, Broomfield, and Jim and Paula Karman. Paula and Jim stated that "John S. Clapp is definitely John Sutherland Clapp. (We) located him on a passenger list, arriving (from an overseas trip) in New York from Le Havre in July 1925. The address he gave was 61 W. 48th St., NYC, which was the address of Boni & Liveright. Clapps' birth and death dates are January 7, 1899 -- January 21, 1990." According to Michael Broomfield, "Clapp would be the 4th B&L person known to me to be a recipient. Other copies were inscribed to Una and Sterling. At least two copies are uninscribed." According to Una's October 7, 1940 letter to Zena Holman (Collected Letters Volume III page 52) B&L made 12 copies and gave four to Una and RJ. She kept one and gave 3 away, one of which went to George Sterling. Una knew of one copy that had been sold; this by a book seller in N.Y. (C Ruder) for $150. The seller was reported by Una to be T. R. Smith of the bankrupt Liveright firm. According to her, this book was the rarest of all Jeffers' books (at that time). (A-22) Good plus copy with evidence of a stain on the top edges of the pages. An extremely rare item. Includes the equally rare prospectus (A-21) along with emails between Mears, Karman and Broomfield.
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