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Dorothy Parker.
Sunset Gun. Poems.
Boni & Liveright, New York, 1928. Signed, limited edition in slipcase, presentation copy. Purple paper is faded, and there are some small ink (?) spots on back cover, as well as a small smudge on the bottom corner of the limitation page. SIGNED limitation page with 'Dorothy Parker' in blue ink, states Ôthis edition limited to 275 copies, of which 250 are for sale.Õ This copy is numbered in the same blue ink as 322, and the word ÔPresentationÕ in black ink follows. 75 pages, many unopened, printed on Boni & Liveright watermarked paper. Slipcase worn and faded, all edges rubbed, splitting at top and bottom. Label affixed to slipcase states ÔAutographed Edition. This edition is limited to 275 numbered copies. Each copy is signed by the author.Õ At the upper right corner is the number 322 in ink, mirroring the number on the limitation page of the volume. From the family of T. R. Smith, who was chief editor and adviser at Liveright in the 1920s. Although not indicated, this is assumed to be SmithÕs personal presentation copy from Parker, with the numbering extending beyond the official count. Boni & Liveright had also published ParkerÕs first collection of verse, Enough Rope, in 1926, which was a best-seller full of her light verse and savage wit; Smith was responsible for Enough Rope, as well as other prominent works. This is ParkerÕs second volume of verse, collected from poetry originally printed in the New Republic, New Yorker, Nation, Life, and other periodicals of the day. Many are her best-known works of love, bitterness, and betrayal, and contain her signature sardonic w … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Monkey House Books [Miller Place, NY, U.S.A.]

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