New York: Harper & Brothers, 1948. First Edition. Inscribed by Eastman to his college roommate Ralph Erskine: "For Ralph, my poet-brother, from Max," dated in year of publication. Also laid in is a TLS on Eastman's letterhead to Ralph [Erskine] in Tryon, North Carolina, thanking him for a visit and recalling a conversation: "...it is good news that I persuaded you to be more chary of using the words that divide society into gangs...I felt the warm glow I used to when I was a kid going around reforming everybody..." Octavo (24cm.); cloth boards; dustjacket; 603pp; illus. Clean, Very Good copy of the first edition, in lightly worn, unclipped dustjacket, Very Good or better.