Lot 93 of 455:
Jeffers' first book  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$240
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
Flagons and Apples
Author:
Jeffers, John Robinson
Place:
Los Angeles
Publisher:
Grafton Publishing
Date:
1912
Description:

[4], 46 pp. (8vo) original cloth-backed brown boards, printed paper cover label, top edge gilt. First Edition. One of 500 copies printed at the author's expense.

Flagons and Apples, a collection of love poetry ("Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick with love" - epigraph), was composed when Jeffers was indeed lovesick for Una, his lifelong muse who at this point was still married to her first husband. Jeffers was 26 years old when he published this book at his own expense. 

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Spine darkened, spine label chipped affecting lettering, some blue ink spots to cover; toning to endpapers, dampstaining at top edge, weak rear hinge; very good.
 
Item number:
311721
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