Cat.No: 182979 The Return and other poems. Remsen Du Bois Bird.

The Return and other poems

San Francisco: The Periodical Press [printed by Brude Brough], 1919. Hardcover. 80p., letterpress, sewn signatures, hardcover, first edition plain printed grey paper over boards with deckled edges; rear free endsheet is out, some soil and staining to casing, a good-only copy. Imagiste reflections on the World War and civilization; author Bird served in the war not as a grunt but easily as disillusioned. Later, a theologian. Aldous Huxley was an acquaintance, and burlesqued him in the novel After Many a Summer Dies the Swan, but his poetry is worthwhile: sentimental and dated but deft.

Cat.No: 182979

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