Descent To The Dead: Poems Written In Ireland And Great Britain.

Jeffers, Robinson.

Published by New York, Random House, 1931., 1931
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29 pp. Copy 243 of 500, with Jeffers' signature on limitation page. G/no dj. Some spots of discolor along joints, again at fore-edge of text block, and marginally on page 15. Tanning at extreme edges of endpapers. Bookseller Inventory # 49099

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Title: Descent To The Dead: Poems Written In ...
Publisher: New York, Random House, 1931.
Publication Date: 1931

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Book Description Random House, New York, 1931. hardcover. Book Condition: very good(+). Thin 4to, vellum backed boards; corners lightly worn; bookplate. New York: Random House, (1931). Limited First Edition. One off 500 signed copies. Bookseller Inventory # 275454

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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 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€" 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, 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 Random House [1931], New York, 1931. First Edition. Limited to 500 copies of which this is no. 187. Large, slim octavo (27.5cm.); original vegetable vellum-backed browned printed boards, matching endpapers, in matching slipcase; [2],29,[1]pp.; initials and decorations printed in brown. Upper joint a bit discolored, else Fine. Signed by the author on the limitation page. Designed by A.G. Hoffman. Bookseller Inventory # 21144

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