The Collected Poems of Hart Crane. Edited with an introduction by Waldo Frank

New York: Liveright, (1933). First edition. 8vo. Original brown cloth, gilt-lettered on front cover and spine (spine very slightly faded). FIRST EDITION, DELUXE LIMITED PRESENTATION ISSUE, number 1 of 50 copies. These presentation copies were specially bound in brown silk, with black endpapers, and contain a press-numbered colophon on p.[ii].Not issued with dust jacket. Copy of Grace Hart Crane, the poet's mother (her signature on frontispiece recto, dated March 1933). For the four years preceding Crane's suicide, Grace Crane had not spoken to her son. She nevertheless became his literary executor and devoted her life to promoting his work. Frank's Editor's Note acknowledges his principal debt to her for assistance in preparation of this volume. A VERY FINE ASSOCIATION COPY OF THE SCARCE DELUXE ISSUE .Although the better-known Waldo Frank was credited as editor, most of the work was actually done by Samuel Loveman. Schwartz and Schweik A 4.1 Presentation Copy note. Provenance: . Christie’s New York, Rockefeller Plaza; Masterpieces of Modern Literature: The Library of Roger Rechler Sale, Oct 11, 2002. Lot Number 58, Sale Number 1098;. Item #32568

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