The Alcestis Press. New York. 1935.
FIRST EDITION. LIMITED EDITION. 8vo. One of only ten copies, marked Out of Series and signed by Stevens, from a total edition of just 165 copies. Twenty copies were printed on hand made paper and numbered in Roman Numerals, for presentation, 135 on all rag paper, numbered, for sale, and ten marked Out of series, for review (as this copy), all copies signed by the author. A very good copy in the pubishers cream card wraps, printed in black to the spine and front panel. With the remains of the original plain glassine wrapper which has large sections missing from both panels and is included here purely for completeness. An excellent association copy: with the pencilled ownership inscription of F. O. Matthiessen on the front free endpaper and some pencilled underlings and occasional marginal notation. F. O. Matthiessen (1902-1950) was an early champion of Stevens and "one of the finest scholar-critics of his generation who spent most of his teaching career at Harvard.