[No place -Paris? Frederic Prokosch], 1935.
First edition. Batik wrappers with silver foil printed label. 24mo. A little rubbed, near fine in unprinted and possibly original acetate dustwrapper. Out of a total edition of 33 copies, this copy is unnumbered and designated by the author by hand as a "Special Copy on Cherry Vellum" paper. Signed by the author. A brief poem, one of the author's rare "butterfly books." Prokosch was an American novelist of remarkable promise who later fell under a cloud for manufacturing some spurious "rare first editions," which he did while experimenting with the handpress he used to manufacture the butterfly books. Additionally he reprinted some of the books between 1978-1980, but the provenance of this book, and the owner's notes that accompany the book, indicate that it was obtained in the 1950s. His reputation has suffered despite the fact that his books were both a critical and popular success at the time of publication. Rare. Of the 33 copies, OCLC locates four copies in institutions.