New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1936. First, Limited Edition. One of 275 signed copies, signed by Benet on limitation page. Octavo (22cm.); full burgundy morocco; later custom cloth chemise and slipcase; 80pp; illus. Fine in original glassine; slipcase lightly sunned on spine, VG or better.
Benet, always a "people's poet," was at his most socially engaged in this collection published at the height of the Great Depression. Includes his stridently anti-Fascist long poem "Litany for Dictatorships," and the powerful suite of Depression poems beginning with "Metropolitan Nightmare" and ending with "1936."