The Bridge. A Poem; With three photographs by Walker Evans

Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1930. Evans, Walker. First edition. No. 175 of 200 copies (from a total edition of only 283 copies) on Holland paper, printed in red and black. Printed for Harry and Caresse Crosby at the Black Sun Press. A most desirable association copy. The Crosbys visited Crane in New York in late 1929. A few days later, Harry committed suicide. Caresse returned to Paris and supervised the production of this book. This copy is from the library of Caresse Crosby, and bears the leather, joint bookplate of Harry and Caresse on the reverse of the front cover. The three Evans photographs are protected by tissue-guards. Original paper-wrapper covers, front and back. Small cracks to the paper on the spine near the top and a minuscule split at the lower front hinge. A very small chip to spine. Offset from bookplate on endpaper. Contained in the original grey cardboard slipcase covered in a gold-and-silver paper, with a cloth pull; the slipcase has been expertly restored. A fine, fresh copy. Provenance: From the library of Crane scholar Vivian Pemberton, purchased from InternationalBookfinders, 1987. Minkoff: Black Sun Bibliography A-32. pp. 30-31. [Schwartz and Schweik: A 2]. Item #32559

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