STARS; [among the rarest Jeffers publications].
Pasadena: The Flame Press, 1930. First edition. One of approximately 15 copies printed and bound by Ward Ritchie but not issued due to spelling errors [Broomfield A11a] Original black paper-covered flexible boards with star-motif white label printed in black on front; 8 pages (unnumbered); errata slip tipped in at rear, as called for. THIS COPY WITH extra uncut cover label and errata slip printed together on single 5 x 4” sheet of P_Miliani Fabriano watermark paper laid in. Provenance: typed letter signed by Burton Weiss on printed letterhead of Serendipity Books included along with photocopy of 2-page letter from Ritchie to Thomas Goldwasser, then at Serendipity, with penciled note from Burton Weiss to collector Allen Mears at top. Near fine with light rubbing to edges which, as Ritchie noted in his letter to Goldwasser, most likely occurred during the binding process. RARE. Also includes a copy of the scare second edition printed by Ritchie to correct the spelling errors made in the first [Broomfield A11b]. Number 87 of 110 numbered copies bound in small 8vo string-tied, light-blue paperwraps. Fine with only a touch of mild creasing to paper covers.