New York: Random House, . Hardcover. Small 4to. Quarter terra cotta cloth with black and silver lettering and grey patterned paper over boards. xiii, 97pp. Near fine. Item #48139
Early (not first) printing of this verse gathering, tight and bright -- and with choice autograph addition: Tipped to front flyleaf is a 4¼" X 7½" sheet boldly inscribed and signed by the poet in black ink: "For Harriet Monroe / With the esteem of / another Middle Westerner. / Paul Engle / Oxford / 1934." Monroe (1860-1936) was the founder and long-time editor of "Poetry" magazine -- in whose pages some of these Engle poems first appeared -- and a highly influential critic and poet seminal to the development of poetry in the early 20th century.