In the American Grain. William Carlos Williams.

In the American Grain

New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1925. First edition. 8vo, 235pp; black cloth. Small nick affecting a few pages, evidently from a production flaw in the printing process; a bit rubbed and with the spine stamping dulled somewhat, still a good or better copy, albeit without jacket. Item #205605

Williams's first commercially published book. Williams recalled: "The Bonis made a beautiful book of it, for which I shall be forever grateful, but, as far as marketing it, they did next to nothing . . .In no time at all the thing was remaindered and I began to pick up copies wherever I could . . . Stieglitz found the book somewhere and wrote enthusiastically to me about it. He even said it had given him the name, An American Place, when he moved to the new site for his gallery on Madison Avenue. . .Martha Graham. . . wrote me saying she could not have gone on with her choreographic projects without it. This was extremely moving." Wallace A9a.

Price: $125.00

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