New York: Reynal and Hitchcock, (1947).
Hardcover. First edition. Fine in very good dustwrapper with wear at the extremities including nicks, tears and creases. Inscribed by the author: "for William S. Akin / with the request he let me know more of his own interest in Melville / Charles Olson / Washington / January 1952." The poet's first book, a study of Melville and *Moby-Dick*.