William Carlos Williams Collected Poems 1921 to 1931 New York Objectivist Press 1934

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William Carlos. Collected Poems 1921 – 1931. New York: The Objectivist Press, 10 West 36th Street, 1934. Printed by J. J. Little and Ives Company, New York. First edition. [viii; 134 pages; i] 19.5 cm, brick-red cloth with a paper label pasted on the spine. Printed on laid paper with vertical chain lines, a scales-of-justice watermark with “Utopian” underneath.

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Williams, William Carlos. Collected Poems 1921 – 1931. New York: The Objectivist Press, 10 West 36th Street, 1934. Printed by J. J. Little and Ives Company, New York. First edition. [viii; 134 pages; i] 19.5 cm, brick-red cloth binding, worn across the top, with a paper label pasted on the spine. Printed on laid paper with vertical chain lines, a scales-of-justice watermark with “Utopian” underneath. The dust jacket survives in an unrestored state, with cracks along the seams of the fold-overs and down the spine, as it was removed from the book after years on the shelf and folded up inside the back cover of the book.  Price of   $2.00 not clipped. Front fold-over has a biography of Wallace Stevens, and the back fold-over is blank. The dust jacket is gray with red lettering. On the front panel, a preface by Wallace Stevens is announced under the title. Quotes from Marianne Moore, Ezra Pound and René Taupin are printed above the Objectivist Press address. On the back panel, is a description of the Objectivist Press: “… is an organization of writers who are publishing their own work and that of other writers whose work they think ought to be read.” Up-coming works to be published: “verse and prose by Basil Bunting, George Oppen, Carl Rakosi, Charles Reznikoff, René Taupin, Louise Zukofsky, Tibor Serly and others.” Printed below this notice are the members of The Advisory Board, which consisted of Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams and Louis Zukofsky, Secretary. At Horace Mann High School William Carlos Williams decided to be both a medical doctor and a writer. His unique style is know as imagism.

 

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