"L'ESPOIR DU NÉANT À GEORGE STERLING" [poem]. TYPED MANUSCRIPT SIGNED (TMsS). 21 lines on full sheet of letter size paper, carbon copy, not dated, signed in full by author (black ink, forward slanting hand) at bottom with three handwritten corrections in the text. The typescript is not dated; Smith wrote most of his poems in French during 1926-1929. This one was first published in SELECTED POEMS (1971) on page 279 in the section "Incantations." Sidney-Fryer, Donald. Emperor of Dreams: a Clark Ashton Smith Bibliography, p. 106. A fine example. (#160418).