Lot 420 of 459:
John Crowe Ransom's Armageddon  

Click image to enlarge
Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$96
$10 - $100

Armageddon...The Southern Prize Poem and the Honors of 1923

Ransom, John Crowe

Charleston, S. C

Poetry Society of South Carolina



[18] pp. (8vo), saddle stitched printed wrappers.  First Edition. 

In 1923 John Crowe Ransom was the recipient of the Southern Prize poem award for his poem "Armageddon." Runners-up were William Alexander Percy and Donald Davidson, whose poems "A Fragment" and "Avalon" also appear here. John Crowe Ransom was an American educator, scholar, literary critic, poet, essayist and editor. He is considered to be a founder of the New Criticism school of literary criticism. From the inventory of Burton Weiss, Bookseller. Scarce.

Lot Amendments

Light wear to wrappers, beginning to split at head of spine; very good.

Lots sold without reserve are sold "as Is" and are not returnable under any circumstances. The minimum shipping and handling per invoice is $25 for shipments to the US and $40 for shipments sent outside the US Please consider this when determining your bid amounts.

Item number:
Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS Priority Mail. We do NOT ship USPS Media Mail under any circumstances.For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a minimum $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting [email protected] prior to the auction.


Terms and conditions


All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.


A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.


The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.