Kent, OH: Kent State University, 1956. Hardcover. 60p., foreword, device on title page, personal inscription signed by the author of front free endpaper, very good first edition limited to 1000 copies in decorative boards and unclipped dj.
The first piece is a reworking of Price's mother's stories about Kent, Ohio in the nineteenth century. The second is an address given to faculty and students at Kent State in 1955. Lucien Price aka Seymour Deming was a Kent, Ohio writer who graduated with honors from Harvard University in 1907. While there he lived an undisguised if not out gay life and several of his early books relate the love affair he had there with a fellow Harvard student. Several chapters of Douglass Shand-Tucci's book "The Crimson Letter: Harvard, Homosexuality, and the Shaping of American Culture" are devoted to Price. He was also a socialist, inspired by the Lawrence textile strike of 1912 which he wrote an editorial in support of.