The World I Breathe
Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions, (1939). First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine / Fine. An exceptionally clean, bright and pleasing copy of this scarce Dylan Thomas title. From an un-numbered limited edition of 700 copies only. Original dusty rose colored cloth with lettering in gilt on the spine. The jacket is complete and without blemish. It is covered in a glassine wrapper and then again in an acitate wrap. I have not come across documentation to indicate whether the glassine is possibly original. My guess is that it is not. This copy is warmly inscribed to the well respected American Poet Kenneth Rexroth: "Love for Kenneth from Dylan." Present on the front paste-down is Rexroth's book-plate and Rexroth's signature is just below Dylan's. Both interior hinges have been professionally strengthened and restored.