Tamar and Other Poems


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Hardcover, original gray cloth with spine and front cover lettered in gold, lacking plain dust-wrapper. 127 pages. First edition, first issue of a print run of only 500. Doheny Collection copy, purchased at the Christie’s sale by previous owner circa 1987. A stunning copy in absolutely fine condition. Gray vellum cloth is clean, corners are sharp and gilt lettering is bright. The interior pages are fine, with no toning, writing or previous ownership marks. Book protected by clear acetate wraps and housed in a wonderful redish-orange full leather modernist slipcase, with inner folding sleeve matching cloth of book and three wrap around redish-orange and tan segmented raised leather bands extending across most of front and rear covers. Tan raised bands on spine function as labels with title, author and date in gold letters stamped on each from top to bottom respectively. An extremely scarce Jeffers title in the true first edition. One of only 500 copies published in 1924, it was never reprinted under this title or format. The contents were reprinted in 1925 under the title “Roan Stallion, Tamar and Other Poems” by Boni and Liveright. Laid in is an original post card from Peter Boyle, Publishers dated 1925 explaining to a soon to be disappointed customer that the first edition of Tamar has sold out and consequently his order cannot be fulfilled. The card has been autographed in pen by Robinson Jeffers. Also included is a 1925 letter from Meredith Janvier, a rare book dealer from Baltimore, MD, signed by him on his letter-head, concerning the book and how difficult is was to find a first edition and how “extraordinary” of a work. An exceptional copy in a marvelous presentation box, along with Jeffers’ signature on booksellers card relating to this title. Since its publication “Tamar ,..” has been the most difficult of all Jeffers’ First Edition books to obtain. This copy is pristine.

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Weight 2 lbs
Book Author

Jeffers, Robinson


Peter G. Boyle

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New York


8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾" tall

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