THE KINGDOM OF SMOKE: Sketches of My People

Kimmel, Stanley

Published by Nicholas L. Brown, Inc., 1932
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Number 139 of 250 limited edition signed by the poet. Black and white illustrations. Printed on expensive paper. Not known to have been issued with a dust jacket, none exists on this copy. Fourth book by a poet who was friends with Hemingway and well recognized two generations ago. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: THE KINGDOM OF SMOKE: Sketches of My People
Publisher: Nicholas L. Brown, Inc.
Publication Date: 1932
Binding: Cloth/boards HB
Illustrator: Hugo Gellert
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: Signed Limited Edition

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Kimmel Stanley
Published by Nicholas L. Brown (1932)
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Book Description Nicholas L. Brown, 1932. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Gellert, Hugo (illustrator). First Edition. Grey, ribbed, cloth covered boards with paper spine label. An 1/8" nick in the cloth on the spine. Fore corners are worn through the cloth at the bottom. No odor. No marks. Nicely illustrated. Seller Inventory # 15189

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Kimmel, Stanley
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Book Description Nicholas Brown, Inc., New York, 1932. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First edition. Lacking front endpaper. Poetry. Three full page illustrations by Hugo Gellert. Seller Inventory # 18089

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Kimmel, Stanley
Published by Nicholas L. Brown, Inc., New York, NY, USA (1932)
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Book Description Nicholas L. Brown, Inc., New York, NY, USA, 1932. Hardcover. Gellert, Hugo (illustrator). 1st Edition. Grey boards with paste on label on spine. FIRST EDITION. The previous owner's signature is on the front free page. DJ has six tears to one inch. Illustrated. 73 pages. Very Good Plus in Very Good but torn DJ. Seller Inventory # 5703

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Kimmel, Stanley
Published by Nicholas L. Brown, New York (1932)
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Book Description Nicholas L. Brown, New York, 1932. Hardcover. 73p., front., illus., inscribed by Kimmel to folklorist, journalist, and historian George Korson on the front free endpaper, Some fading to cloth boards along edges. Ex-library with sticker to top rear pastedown endpaper, "Library of Congress Surplus Duplicate" stamp to title page. Library numbers in pencil to copyright page. No dust jacket. Poetry about coal mining, work, Blacks, strikes, etc. "[O]ne of the notable efforts at writing poetry for a workingclass audience." *Nelson p. 84. Seller Inventory # 1328

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Kimmel, Stanley; illustrations by Hugo Gellert
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Book Description 1932. Condition: Fine. New York 1932 1st Nicholas Brown. Hardcover. Octavo, 73pp., frontis and illustration by Gellert, cloth. Fine in VG DJ, illustrated by Geller, lightly worn. Seller Inventory # a78341

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Stanley Kimmel
Published by Nicholas L. Brown, New York (1932)
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Book Description Nicholas L. Brown, New York, 1932. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Signed and inscribed by Stanley Kimmel on the FFEP, this copy is tight and square with a clean unmarked interior.some definite edge wear chips and small tears to the dust cover edges.Q. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 0043401

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RADICAL & PROLETARIAN LITERATURE] [PROLETARIAN POETRY] KIMMEL, Stanley
Published by Nicholas L. Brown, New York (1932)
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Book Description Nicholas L. Brown, New York, 1932. Hardcover. First Trade Edition. Scarce volume of proletarian poetry, set in the coal fields of southern Illinois -- "vivid accounts of men who dig themselves to death," to quote the prospectus. Kimmel became friends with Ernest Hemingway while an ambulance driver in the First World War; his poems, published in this and two other volumes, earned him the sobriquet "The Sandburg of the Coal Fields." With frontispiece and two inserted leaves of plates by Hugo Gellert. Cloth boards; paper spine label; dustjacket; 73pp; illus. INSCRIBED by the author on front endpaper: "For Bobby & Alex / from a Kimmel who never will be an Admiral, for he cannot live on water / Stanley." Slight offsetting to endpapers, two pages near rear roughly opened, with loss to one character of text; else Fine, in lightly edgeworn jacket. Seller Inventory # 8562

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Kimmel, Stanley
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Book Description Nicholas L. Brown, New York, 1932. Limited to 250 copies signed by the author, this no. 43. 73p. Illustrated by Hugo Gellert with frontispiece and two additional full-page plates. Bound with sage cloth spine over teal boards, paper spine label. Dust jacket also designed by Gellert. Some foxing around the pales, remainder about fine in complete dust jacket with some edge wear Limited to 250 copies signed by the author, this no. 43. Seller Inventory # 20342

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RADICAL LITERATURE] [PROLETARIAN POETRY] KIMMEL, Stanley
Published by Nicholas L. Brown, New York (1932)
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Book Description Nicholas L. Brown, New York, 1932. Hardcover. First, Limited Edition. Scarce volume of proletarian poetry, set in the coal fields of southern Illinois. Kimmel became friends with Ernest Hemingway while an ambulance driver in the First World War; his poems, published in this and two other volumes, earned him the sobriquet "The Sandburg of the Coal Fields." With frontispiece and two inserted leaves of plates by Hugo Gellert. Decidedly scarce, especially in the limited edition. Octavo (21cm). Cloth-backed boards; paper spine label; dustjacket; 73pp; illus. One of 250 signed copies, signed by the author on limitation page. Very fine in bright, unworn dustjacket. Seller Inventory # 12938

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