HAWK ON THE WIND: POEMS. Philadelphia: Ritten House, 1938. Octavo, cloth. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Derleth on front free endpaper: For Clarence Sistor / my first book of poems / Cordially, / August Derleth. Derleth's first poetry collection. "The music and imagination of these poems, the originality of the verse schemes in this day when so many experiments have been made and so many have failed -- these cannot pass forgotten." - Edgar Lee Masters. "We are convinced by HAWK ON THE WIND that here is a young poet with a brilliant future." - Percy Hutchison, The New York Times. Wilson 602. Endpapers tanned near gutter margins, else a fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with shallow chipping at spine ends and corner tips and some age-darkening, largely to spine panel. The scarce advertising band with Sinclair Lewis quote is present. (#164174).
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