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PROKOSCH, Frederic
The Ghost City
Frederic Prokosch, Antwerp, 1959. First edition. Decorated self-wrappers with gold foil label. 12mo. Fine. One of 44 numbered copies, this copy is hand annotated by the author: "Special copy in blue woodcut paper. F.P." Additionally Inscribed by the author on the front fly. Extra foil label tipped in. In original mailing envelope hand-addressed by Prokosch. 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. OCLC locates a single copy, in Texas. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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