[Item #59449] Saint Peter Relates an Incident: Selected Poems. James Weldon JOHNSON.

Saint Peter Relates an Incident: Selected Poems

New York: Viking Press, 1935. First Edition. First printing. Octavo; black cloth hardcover; dustjacket; deep red topstain; 105pp. Hint of darkening to endpaper gutters from binding adhesive, still a tight, clean, fine copy, the top-stain deep and even, free of markings or notable wear. In the original printed dustwrapper, unclipped (priced $2.00 on front flap), minutely chipped at crown of spine and with a couple of small closed nicks to extremities; Very Good to Near Fine.

A very pleasing copy of Johnson's first volume of Selected Poems, taken mostly from Fifty Years and Other Poems (1917) but also including a number of previously unpublished pieces. The title poem, "Saint Peter Relates an Incident of the Resurrection Day," was previously issued by Viking in an edition of 200 copies (1930).

Price: $400.00

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