New York: Horace Liveright, 1929. Hardcover. viii, 259p., bookplate on front pastedown endpaper, first revised edition of "A Book" in black quarter-cloth and orange boards. Badly shelfworn with cloth showing fray, corner-tips showing card; the spine titling is completely illegible. Hinges are sound, no ownership or other markings in text, a good reading copy. Messerli 5.
A revised edition of Barnes' second book and first full-length publication by a major publishing house, "A Book" published in 1923 includes plays, short stories and poems and adds three more stories but does not include the illustrations from the original. Grier A* B* C**.