Two Lives: a Poem. William Ellery Leonard.
Two Lives: a Poem

Two Lives: a Poem

New York: B.W. Huebsch, 1925. Hardcover. [10], 109 p.; 24 cm. White paper over boards; paper label with spine title in black and red. Top page edges gilt. Lacking glassine dust jacket and slipcase. This is no. 16 of a limited edition of 150 numbered copies, of which 135 were signed by the author. Preliminary limitation leaf inserted. Revised from the 1922 privately printed edition with "four scattered verbal changes and ... four new stanzas in Part III." Contents: The White House by the Lake -- Man and Wife -- The Green Cottage by the Brook. William Ellery Leonard (1876-1944) was an American poet, translator, and literary scholar. This cycle of 250 sonnets concerned his tragic first marriage, which ended with his wife's suicide. It was called the best American poem of the twentieth century by Stephen Vincent Benét. In Good+ Condition: lacking slipcase; spine is sunned and lacking paper at ends, with loss of author's name at head of spine; corners are heavily rubbed; loss of some paper along top edges of back board; boards are somewhat rubbed and soiled; boards are sunned along top edges and fore-edges; pages are clean and tight. Good +. Item #002825

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