LETTERS FROM T. E. SHAW TO BRUCE ROGERS [and] MORE LETTERS FROM T. E. SHAW TO BRUCE ROGERS

LETTERS FROM T. E. SHAW TO BRUCE ROGERS [and] MORE LETTERS FROM T. E. SHAW TO BRUCE ROGERS

(N.P. [Mount Vernon, NY.]: Privately Printed at the Press of William Edwin Rudge, 1933, 1936).

FIRST EDITION OF BOTH VOLUMES OF THESE VERY ELUSIVE INCLUSIONS IN THE LAWRENCE/SHAW OEUVRE, PRIVATELY PRINTED BY BRUCE ROGERS. These were letters to Rogers from Lawrence written primarily during the time that Lawrence was working on his translations of Homer. The books were never offered for sale, but were instead distributed by Rogers personally and in most cases as gifts. The majority of the letters were printed in the volume of 1933, the second volume was printed adding a few more after Lawrence's death in 1935. Item #29936

2 volumes. LIMITED FIRST AND ONLY EDITIONS. One of only 200 copies printed of the first volume and one of only 300 copies printed of the second. The first volume with the laid-in slip printed "Complements of Bruce Rogers". Printed in Italic on fine cream paper in light brown ink. The type of the first volume set by Bertha M. Goudy; that of the second set by Rogers himself. 8vo, in the bindings of brown polished buckram over flexible boards, the spines lettered in gilt. Unpaginated, 44ff to the first volume and 18ff to the second. Both volumes in fine condition, just a hint of mellowing to the gilt of the second volume.

Price: $1,500.00