New York: Random House, 1935. First Trade Edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 151pp. Octavo [21 cm] 1/4 beige cloth with illustrated paper covered boards, and a paper title label mounted to the spine. Deckled fore edges. Very good. The spine and edges of the covers are sun faded. The spine is subtly rolled. The dust jacket is in very good condition, with multiple small losses from the edges. There are also 4 small closed tears in the edges. The longest tear measures 2 inches. Item #47056
Inscribed by Jeffers on the front free endsheet. Also signed by Mallette Dean, the printer in charge of devices, on the type set information page. Robinson Jeffers lived in seclusion in a stone house that he built by the ocean, near Carmel, California. He was heavily influenced by Nietzsche's concepts of individualism, and believed that humans had developed a largely self-centered view of the world. He felt passionately that we must learn to have greater respect for the rest of creation.