The Bridge. A Poem.
New York: Horace Liveright, 1930. First American edition. Photographic frontispiece by Walker Evans. Thin tall 8vo, dark blue smooth cloth boards stamped in gilt at spine and front cover. Very good copy. 82pp. With Walker Evans's famous photograph of the Brooklyn Bridge frontispiece signed by Evans under the photograph, and an original print of the Evans portrait of Crane, used in Liveright's publicity for "The Bridge" mounted to the half-title. The copy is also inscribed on the front free end paper to Crane scholar John H. Birss from Grace Hart Crane, mother of the author, dated August 6, 1934. Additionally, tipped in on the blank leaf is a Christmas card from Grace Hart Crane to John H. Birss, with a long note to Birss, signed by her , two newspaper cuttings referring to Crane, a t.l.s. from Samuel Loveman, who was holding this book for Birss, and a carbon copy letter from Birss to Loveman, looking to help Mrs. Crane. Item #32564