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Friday, July 10, 2009

Derleth to Wandrei - autograph

SELECTED POEMS by August Derleth
Prairie City, Illinois: The Press of James A. Decker, 1944.
First edition, first printing

Front free endsheet has been SIGNED, dated (1945) and inscribed by Derleth to his Arkham partner, Donald Wandrei. // Fine in a fine dust jacket; jacket design by Ronald Clyne. // Derleth culled the best of his five collections published between 1938 and 1942 for this volume; with an introduction by Edgar Lee Masters. "His book has the music of wind over Wisconsin and the beauty of an April plum petal."--Jesse Stuart.

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