May 14, 2019 - Sale 2508

Sale 2508 - Lot 94

Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
DUNCAN, ROBERT. Heavenly City Earthly City. Illustrated by Mary Fabilli. 8vo, publisher's green cloth, spine titles in gilt; white dust jacket printed in black, toned, heaviest to spine panel, upper edges, and flap folds, scattered spotting and small abrasions, serrated tear to spine panel; uneven toning to endleaves. (Berkeley): (Bern Porter), 1947

Additional Details

limited edition, number 26 of 100 copies signed by the author and the artist. Also issued simultaneously in an unsigned edition of 250 copies bound in white cloth. with a full page of original verse in duncan's hand neatly inked at the rear, comprising two untitled poems ("The blessed Herbert in his love does sing...") [and] ("Faithless and many minded muses...") totaling 27 lines that were first published in 2012 in versions identical to those present here (The Collected Early Poems and Plays, University of California Press, p. 140 and p. 142.) The author's first book. Bertholf A1b.