Yonkers: Alicat Bookshop, 1947. First edition. Quarto. Loose sheets in printed envelope, as issued. Small abrasion and pin-hole to envelope's upper extremity, else Fine. This is Willeford's first appearance in print, preceding his first book by more than a year. ('Entrance To An Era'; In Time of This'; 'I Passed Over the River'; 'Basement Pastoral' & 'The Apocalypse'). Number 8 in the Alicat Outcast Chapbook Series, edited by Oscar Baradinsky, a series through which Baradinsky sought to introduce young, unpublished poets on the Left. Willeford would soon abandon his poetical ambitions for a prolific career in noir pulps. This issue also includes work by P. K. Thomajan, Miriam Allan deFord, Robert Anthony and F. H. Kaler.