WILLIAMS, WILLIAM CARLOS. 1883-1963. Adam & Eve & the City. Peru VT: Alcestis Press, 1936.

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WILLIAMS, WILLIAM CARLOS. 1883-1963.
Adam & Eve & the City. Peru VT: Alcestis Press, 1936.

US$ 1,200 - 1,800
£ 980 - 1,500
WILLIAMS, WILLIAM CARLOS. 1883-1963.
Adam & Eve & the City. Peru VT: Alcestis Press, 1936. 8vo. Publisher's green printed wrappers, some dampstaining to spine and margins, affecting early leaves with additional marginal stain to 10 leaves beginning at p 31, small tear to wrapper at upper joint, lacking slipcase.

FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, number VII of 20 copies, inscribed by the publisher J. Ronald Lane Latimer, "for Angelo, for his/ hours of work on/ this edition/ R.L.L./ 10/22/36." With an additional blue pencil drawing to p 20 in an unknown hand, illustrating the poem "A Chinese Toy." In his 1980 article "Collecting William Carlos Williams" Barry Magid noted, that "Adam & Eve & the City may elude even the most patient collector," and notes only hearing of "two copies offered in the last decade." ABPC and Rarebookhub trace only one since. A Williams rarity. See Magib, "Collecting William Carlos Williams," WCW Review, Fall 1980. Wallace A17.
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