11 October 2002
MOORE, Marianne (1887-1972). Poems. London: The Egoist Press, 1921.
8o. Original decorated wrappers, printed paper cover label; ORIGINAL GLASSINE DUST JACKET. Provenance: Jonathan Goodwin (presentation inscription; sale Sotheby Parke-Bernet, 29 March 1977, lot 214).
FIRST EDITION OF MOORE'S FIRST BOOK. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY MOORE TO JONATHAN GOODWIN on the front flyleaf: "It should be revised, Mr. Goodwin; wish it were better -- I value your forbearance; -- am encouraged that with all its faults you care to own it. (Pardon conversation--deleterious to logic). Marianne Moore July 7, 1962." With a correction by Moore on p.7. Sheehy & Lohf, p.7. A VERY FINE COPY OF A SCARCE AND FRAGILE VOLUME.
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