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Cincinnati: Little Man Press (1941). A collection of the author's poetry with a colored frontispiece by Matta. A very good copy in the printed dust jacket, light sunning at edges. One of 50 signed copies, this is #10. Laid in a is a photographic postcard from the author (who also took the photograph) which bears a holograph signed note in his hand (dated 1977).
Norfolk: New Directions (1949). 64pp. An early example of "queer modernism", this collection includes poems by the Surrealist founder of the magazine View. An elegantly produced volume with many "gems" in the words of Edith Sitwell. The dedication copy with an inscription on the front endpaper to his longtime partner Pavel Tchelitchew: "Dear Pavlik- this is your book/Charlie/Grottaferrata/5 January 1950." The book bears the printed dedication "To Pavel Tchelitchew." Very good in boards, light sunning to spine. The cardboard slipcase is also lightly sunned and has a small closed crack.
London: Dobson (1947). 128pp. A collection of strange stories by Henry Miller, Leonora Carrington, Paul Bowles, Giorgio di Chirico and numerous others. Illustrated throughout by Tanguy, Calder and others with a frontispiece illustration by Tchelitchew. Very good in very good jacket, light wear and small closed tears at edges, small remnant of bookplate on front endpaper. Warmly inscribed by Ford to the heiress Alice de la Mar: "To Alice dear-from Charles/6 Oct 1947/after a lovely weekend in Weston."