New York: New Directions, 1945. First Edition. First Printing, one of 1,800 copies. Octavo (22.25cm); black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; ,8-242,pp. A review copy, with the publication date of September 14, 1945 rubber-stamped in red on front endpaper. Gentle sunning to upper board edges, faint dust-soil to cloth and upper edge of textblock; Very Good+. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $3.00), spine-sunned and shelfworn, with a few nicks and tears, and some splitting to joints, with four tape mends on verso; Very Good. Patchen's humorous second novel. MORGAN A7a.