New York: New Directions, 1948. First Edition. Attractive copy of Everson's first major collection, gathering selections from his previous volumes, together with at least one unpublished poem and a three-page preface by the poet. Warmly inscribed to his preliminary bibliographer, the poet and editor David Kherdian, who included Everson's work (alongside that of Ferlinghetti, Snyder, McClure, Meltzer, and Whalen) in his 1967 work Six Poets of the San Francisco Renaissance: Portraits and Checklists. Bartlett & Campo A9. Item #2716
First Printing, one of 1,000 copies. Octavo (23.25cm); burgundy cloth and patterned paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; red topstain; dustjacket; 148,pp. Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper: "For Dave Kherdian on the eve of finishing his bibliography, and on the afternoon of the interview / With best wishes and every prayer for his well being / Brother Antoninus / March 1, 1966 / Kentfield Priory." Upper right corners gently tapped (though still sharp), small moisture spot on topstain closest to crown, with some trivial wear to lower board edges; clean throughout; Very Good+ or better. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $3.00), with minor wear to spine ends and corners, and a few tiny tears; Near Fine.