Paris: Black Sun Press (1929). Robert Carlton Brown (1886-1959) was an American author, journalist, publisher, and collector. He wrote an assortment of pulp fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, avant-garde publications, and experimented with various styles of writing. 1940-1950 was published by the Crosby's Black Sun Press when Brown and his wife were involved in the expatriate literary community in Paris. Limited first ed., signed to Nancy Cunard. 150 copies total; this one signed and inscribed to Nancy Cunard (who, at the time, was running The Hours Press, which would soon publish Brown's book Words); Brown's inscription reads "To Nancy Cunard/ after reading her/ answers in the/Little Review/Bob Brown/Paris/ Oct 1929." A superb association copy of a book that became a kind of underground sensation, at least until reprinted by Jargon 30 years later. Condition: VG, in original glassine jacket. Some browning to edges, and some internal spotting/foxing, likely due to paper stock used. But a real rarity.
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Paris: Roving Eye Press, 1931. Bob Brown, ed, Readies for Bob Brown's Machine (1931). Roving Eye Press, 1931. A very scarce anthology or collection, printed in France, with contributions (often brief) from the likes of Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Kay Boyle, James T Farrell, Gertrude Stein, et al. Condition: Good, with chipping and splitting to paper at spine ends, droplet spotting and discoloration on front wrap.