EBONY AND CRYSTAL: POEMS IN VERSE AND PROSE. [Auburn, California: Clark Ashton Smith, 1922.]. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vii [viii-x] 1-152 [153: blank] [154: colophon], original burgundy cloth, front panel stamped in gold. First edition. Limited to 500 numbered copies signed by Smith. This is copy number 17. This copy has several of the corrections in Smith's hand usually found throughout the text. The author's third book. Early owner's name written at the top edge of the half title page (looks like the signature of George W. Worts, an early pulp fiction writer). Laid into this copy is a newspaper clipping headed "Clark Ashton Smith's Column" (THE AUBURN JOURNAL, 3 May 1923) which prints two poems by Smith, "The Love-Potion" and "The Song of Cartha," both collected in SANDALWOOD (1925). The clipping has offset on pages 20/21. Corner tips rubbed, inner hinges cracked as is usually the case (the text block is side stapled to the endpapers which generally pull away from the first and last leaves), recto of first leaf and verso of last leaf tanned as usual, a bright, nearly fine copy (for this book). This copy presents well and is in far better condition than usually found. (#170970).
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