Auslander, Joseph, and Frank Ernest Hill
Title The Winged Horse: The Story of the Poets and their Poetry
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition fair
Edition First edition
Publisher Garden City Doubleday 1927
Seller ID 321
Garden City: Doubleday, 1927. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/fair. Auslander, Joseph, and Frank Ernest Hill. The Winged Horse: The Story of the Poets and their Poetry. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1927, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5 3/4 by 8 1/2-inches, xv, 451 pp. Red cloth with bright gilt spine titles. The hardcover has very minor corner fading and wear and uneven sun fading on the head and tail of the spine. Both the front and rear endpapers are split, but both inner hinges are intact and stable. The jacket has heavy edge wear, minor overall rubbing, sun fading to the spine panel and a dime-sized piece missing from the head of the spine panel (hence the sun fading on the spine). SIGNED on the second free endpaper by Auslander, who was appointed in 1937 as the first U.S. Poet Laureate (Consultant in Poetry). From the front jacket flap: “The Winged Horse: The Story of the Poets and their Poetry is the greatest story in the world – the story of the most exciting men who ever lived. They were explorers – not of jungles, but of the human heart; rebels, often against kings and tyrants, but always against the ugly and ignoble; adventurers – seeking and finding not their fortunes, but the secrets of the universe. Homer, Dante, Shakespeare, Byron, Whitman, and men like them dominate history. Why they dominate it, what their art is, what use it has been in the world – the lives, the times, the poetry, and the influence of the great poets – this is the theme of “The Winged Horse.” No writing, highlighting, names, or bookplate. NOT ex-library. The dust jacket has a removable, archival mylar jacket cover for protection. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member IOBA) is an open shop located in Sand Lake, Michigan, with 15 years of experience offering fine books for discriminating readers. Dust jacket present. First Edition.