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PROKOSCH, Frederic
Going Southward
Frederic Prokosch), (No place -Paris, 1935. First edition. Marbled paper wrappers with silver foil printed label. 24mo. Fine. Out of a total edition of 33 copies, this copy is unnumbered and designated by the author by hand as a "Special Copy on Blue Vellum" paper. Signed by the author. A brief poem, one of the author's rare "butterfly books". Prokosch was an American novelist of remarkable promise who later fell under a cloud for manufacturing some spurious "rare first editions", which he did while experimenting with the handpress he used to manufacture the butterfly books. Additionally he reprinted some of the books between 1978-1980, but the provenance of this book, and the owner's notes that accompany the book indicate that it was obtained in the 1950s. His reputation has suffered despite the fact that his books were both a critical and popular success at the time of publication. Rare. Of the 33 copies, *OCLC* locates four copies in institutions. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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