Dial Press: New York, 1924. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #22-3835
Black boards, printed paper spine label, 8 x 5.5", 120pp. Covers have light wear and rubbing, textblock cracked, spine label toned and chipped else very good condition. Attached to the rear pastedown is a duplicate spine label. COMES WITH FIVE NOTES FOUND IN THE BOOK IN MARIANNE MOORE'S HANDWRITING: two small unlined slips of paper 1.5 x 5.5" and 6.5 x 1.75". 1) "Marianne Moore in Men Seen- Paul Rosenfeld Lincoln MacVeigh Dial Press 1925". MacVeigh founded Dial Press in 1923, Rosenfeld wrote "Men Seen" which was published by Dial Press in 1925; Marianne Moore was the editor of Dial Magazine 1925-1929. It was during this time period that Sylvia Beach was negotiating with Moore to get James Joyce published in Dial Magazine. Attached to rear pastedown is the book ticket of "Shakespeare And Company" Sylvia Beach, 12, rue de l'Odeon Paris VI". 2) (Beauty): It is a rose that grows only on a bush covered with thorns". "Havelock Ellis 'Dance Of Life p. 315". Stationary from two different hotels. 3) Hotel de Crillon, Paris, Place de la Concorde, approximately 6.5 x 4.5", opens up to 6.5 x 9", front "page" is diagonally torn in two, small pieces lacking from upper/lower margins. Written on the front "Cet emploi vous ire comme un gant" ("This job will fit you like a glove") with other notes below. On the back of the last page she has translated words/phrases from French into English ie. la fesse- buttock. In the summer of 1911 Marianne Mooore and her mother Mary visited Europe including Paris. The Hotel de Crillon had previously been the home of the Comte de Crillon from 1788 until 1906 when it was sold and turned into one of the most luxurious palace hotels in Paris, it opened two years before the Moores' trip. 4)&5): Hotel Alms, Wlanut Hills, Cincinnatti, O., two pieces, one a letterhead oblong 3 x 6" and the other a whole sheet 9.5 x 6", fold creases and missing a corner. A sampling of the notes: "To have unapprehended the matter, is to have confessed that one has not looked far enough", "...music of gilded and befrogged bands Croation Dalmation Carpathian wholly exotic & nostalgic". Also a couple columns of names ie. "Anna Livia Plurabelle" (a character in James Joyce's "Finnegan's Wake", published 1939). The image of the hotel on the stationary is from the 1930s, the era where Moore received the Levinson Prize For Poetry. The notes are written in ink or pencil and only one is dated. The snippets of poems demonstrate her well known sense of humor and writing style. FIRST EDITION WITH FIVE NOTES WRITTEN BY MARIANNE MOORES. SCARCE TITLE. Sold as a lot.