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New York: Simon and Schuster, (1943). First edition. Cloth, waterstain on front cover, otherwise a very good copy in faded and worn dust jacket. Swift had a ten year-long affair with George Gershwin, and collaborated with Ira for fifty years after George's death. From Ira Gershwin's library, with posthumous bookplate.
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1932). First edition. Original cloth, good copy. Inscribed by the author to George Gershwin. Stokes's poem, based on a Nathaniel Hawthorne story, served as the libretto for Howard Hanson's opera, which opened at the New York Metropolitan Opera in February 1933. Although considered a success...