New York: Gotham Book Mart, 1940. First, Limited Edition. Inscribed and signed by Goll inside front wrapper: "a E.J. Gumbel / qui lui aussi a cueilli de ces roses de France amicalemant." Edition of 700 copies. Octavo. Original sewn pictorial paper wrappers; [10pp]. Wrappers slightly browned, with small chips at margins; partial separation at bound edge; Good. In the publisher's series "Poets' Messages," a group of chapbooks that also included works by Auden, Joyce, Jolas, Neruda, and others.
A significant association: the exiled German intellectual Emil Julius Gumbel was a both an influential mathematician and an outspoken opponent of the Nazi régime. He began teaching at the New School in 1940, the year in which Goll likely inscribed this chapbook.