SELECTED POEMS. Prairie City, Illinois: The Press of James A. Decker, 1944. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Signed inscription by Derleth on front free endpaper: For Waring Jones -- / the best of my first 5 / Sincerely, / August Derleth." This selection of poems, introduced by Edgar Lee Masters, contains what Derleth considered the best of his poetry from five collections published between 1938 and 1942: HAWK ON THE WIND, MAN TRACK HERE, HERE ON A DARKLING PLAIN, WIND IN THE ELMS and RIND OF EARTH. Wilson 612. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket (designed by Ronald Clyne) priced $2.50 on the front flap with light wear at spine ends and corner tips. (#164395).
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