CROSBY, Harry. Transit of Venus. Paris: Roger Lescaret for The Black Sun Press/Éditions Narcisse, 1928. 12° (163 x 106mm). Title printed in red and black. (Occasional very light offsetting, a few unobtrusive marks.) Original printed wrappers, glassine dustwrapper, unopened. FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 44 COPIES ON HOLLAND VAN GELDER ZONEN. Minkoff A17; Published in Paris p.408.
H. CROSBY. Transit of Venus. Paris: Roger Lescaret for The Black Sun Press, 1929. 12° (161 x 108mm). Title printed in red and black. Original printed wrappers, glassine dustwrapper, original slipcase with silver paper covered edges and gold paper panels with overlaid vertical silver paper bands, unopened (dustwrapper lightly rubbed at edges, slipcase a little rubbed, both silver paper bands detached, one re-fixed with adhesive tape). SECOND, EXPANDED EDITION, NO. 9 OF 200 COPIES ON HOLLAND VAN GELDER ZONEN. SIGNED BY CROSBY, his signature embellished with a Black Sun device. Minkoff A17b; Published in Paris p.409.
FIRST AND SECOND EDITIONS, THE LATTER SIGNED BY CROSBY. The second edition of Transit of Venus included the poems of the first (albeit in a slightly different order), augmented 'Little Poem' (which became 'Little Poems') with a second, and added 10 new poems: 'New Every Morning', 'Panther', 'Endomonism', 'Phoenix', 'Unfathomed', 'Gay', 'Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep', 'Alchemy', 'Yes', and 'Amor'. (2)