Descent to the Dead

JEFFERS, Robinson

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JEFFERS, Robinson. Descent to the Dead. Poems Written in Ireland and Great Britain. Orig. paper-covered boards with parchment spine. New York: Random House, [1931]. 4to. First edition. One of 500 [actually 550] copies signed by Jeffers. No trade edition was issued. Bookseller Inventory #

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Book Description Random House, New York, 1931. hardcover. Book Condition: fine. Limited. Thin 4to, vellum backed boards. New York: Random House, (1931). Limited First Edition. One of 500 signed copies. Fine, lacking slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 261845

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Book Description Random House, New York, 1931. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 4to. Brown paper-covered boards with white vellum spine. 1/500 numbered copies signed by Jeffers. 29pp. Some brown staining in both gutters, else very good+. Bookseller Inventory # 008334

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Book Description Ransom House, 1931., New York:, 1931. Large 8vo. 29 pp. Original vellum-backed brown printed boards, spine printed with black titling, original slip-case. Very good. LIMITED EDITION of 500 numbered copies, signed by the author. // "Jeffers promised [Bennett Cerf] something suitable for Random House "in six month." Random House ended up publishing Descent to the Dead (1931), the sequence Jeffers wrote in Ireland and England as a limited edition title (it was later incorporated in Give Your Heart to the Hawks), and when Liveright went bankrupt in 1933, Random House became Jeffers' publisher." Una Jeffers' letters suggest Jeffers began writing the Descent to the Dead poems sometimes in August, a month or so after they arrived in Ireland ⦠and that he finished them sometime in November. ⦠The Irish poems apparently came first, the British poems last, following the progress of their travels. "Subjected Earth" would have been written sometime after September 19. The title of "The Dead to Clemenceau: November 1929" gives its approximate date, and "Iona: The Graves of the Kings" likely dates from this time also, or just a bit earlier, since both were written on stationery from the same Manchester hotel. During the trip Jeffers may also have considered a narrative with an Irish setting, since a few fragments on the Descent to the Dead manuscripts read as if they might be the starts of narrative episodes â¦" â" Tim Hunt, The Collected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Volume Five Textual Evidence and Commentary, Stanford University Press, 2002. Bookseller Inventory # LV1984

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Book Description Random House, New York, 1931. First edition limited to 500 public copies, signed by Jeffers on the limitation page; small 4to, pp. [2], 29, [1]; vellum backed cinnamon Tokugawa paper boards, with black lettering on boards and spine; bookplate on pastedown, spine lightly soiled, a very good, clean copy, in a worn and chipped slipcase. The poems within were written during a trip to Ireland. Alberts 69. Bookseller Inventory # 47343

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Book Description Random House, NY, 1931. HC. Book Condition: F/VG-. Signed 1st Ed.. One of 500 marked "Review". Subhead: "Poems written in Ireland and Great Britain." Book has tiny stain on bottom and front page edges. Issued w/o dj in plain slipcase. Slipcase is splitting at the ends, is stained and sunned. Bookseller Inventory # 002442

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Book Description Random House, 1931. Book Condition: Good. Limited. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP94891136

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Book Description Random House, New York, 1931. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. The first edition, signed by Robinson Jeffers and limited to 500 copies. Printed for Random House by A. G. Hoffman on Zerkall Paper.Publishers binding of faux vellum and paper covered brown boards. A fine example of the book. Original slip case very good with a touch of wear to the extremities. Laid in loosely is the lovely bookplate indicating that this copy is from the Phoebe and Hans Barkan Collection of Robinson Jeffers. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 006297

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Book Description Random House, 1931. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Publisher: Random House Date of Publication: 1931 Binding: hardcover Edition: Limited/Numbered Condition: Near Fine Description: Previous owner placed bookplate on inside front cover. No name on the bookplate. No other markings in book. Binding is tight. Signed by the author on the colophon page. Limited to 500 copies. This is copy 276. Laid in is a newspaper article on Jeffers from the San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle, June 20, 1976. Book is in slipcase with minor wear to edges. 29pp. Bookseller Inventory # 3007822

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Book Description Random Houe, New York, 1931. Book Condition: Collectible; Very Good. 1st. 1931 1st edition, 1 OF 500 COPIES SIGNED BY ROBINSON JEFFERS on the limitation page. Tight and clean and VG+ in its vellum spine over brown cloth. Quarto, 29 pgs. Somewhat-torn bookplate to front pastedown, otherwise clean as could be. Also includes a VG+ example of publisher's orignal cardboard slipcase. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 3449

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Book Description 0. JEFFERS, Robinson. Descent to the Dead. Poems Written in Ireland and Great Britain. Orig. paper-covered boards with parchment spine. New York: Random House, [1931]. 4to. First edition. One of 500 [actually 550] copies signed by Jeffers. No trade edition was issued. Bookseller Inventory # 52723

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