Red Skeletons Illustrated by Alastair. Harry Crosby.

Red Skeletons Illustrated by Alastair

Paris: Editions Narcisse, 1927. Alastair. First edition. Hardcover. Unpaginated, approx. 48 pages. Limited edition, copy 104 of 366 on Hollande Van Gelder Zonen. Nine full-page color lithographs by Alastair, all with lettered tissue guards. Crosby later rejected the poems in Red Skeleltons. Purportedly, be bought all unsold copies, approximately 84 in total, took them to Ermenonville, a suburb of Paris, where he burned eighty copies and shot gunned the balance so not a word was legible. A scarce book by an icon of the Jazz Age. This is the second of Harry Crosby's poems published, being preceded only by Sonnets for Caresse. Interior contents fresh and clean, marbled endpapers. Half black pebbled cloth and sea green cloth. Fine. Item #20412

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