Item #48593 Far Away. Ronald FIRBANK.

Far Away.

Iowa City: Typographic Laboratory University of Iowa School of Journalism, 1966. Paperback. Narrow small 4to. Stiff pale grey wrappers. (12pp). Fine. Item #48593

First ever printing of this poem composed in Paris on 24 July 1904 -- "Now First Printed with a Biobibliographical Note by Miriam J. Benkovitz." English novelist Firbank (1896-1926) published very few poems, and the essay at the close by his biographer and bibliographer Benkovitz (1911-86) is illuminating. Colophon notes limitation of 100 copies, although a surviving letter from Benkovitz maintains the actual print run was 80 copies. Scarce, in either case.

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