Rome: (Frederic Prokosch), 1948.
Softcover. First edition. Decorated paper self-wrappers with printed paper label. 12mo. Fine. One of 22 copies, this indicated by hand by Prokosch as "Special Copy in Florentine." 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. *OCLC* locates four copies.