Poetica Erotica; A Collection of Rare and Curious Amatory Verse. T. R. Smith.

Poetica Erotica; A Collection of Rare and Curious Amatory Verse

New York: Horace Liveright, 1931. 8vo, 770pp; black cloth with bevelled edges, vine pattern stamped on spine in gilt. Partially uncut; a few small spatters marks of what appears to be white paint on front cover, some marks, without the seldom encountered printed gold dust jacket in which it was issued. Item #205514

One of 3125 numbered copies issued for subscribers -- a characteristic Liveright ploy to avoid issues of censorship -- this one being number 3104. An excellent association copy, inscribed by the editor Smith "To Anita Loos with the love and regard of T.R. Smith: and with Loos's colorful bookplate on the front pastedown. T.R. Smith was managing editor at Boni & Liveright and Horace Liveright's literary mastermind. In that capacity he published Loos's "Gentlemen" books. This anthology of amatory verse was a project he spent years on and which was issued in several editions and formats.

Price: $350.00

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