Spectra: A Book of Poetic Experiments by Anne Knish and Emanuel Morgan

[Bynner, Witter and Arthur Davison Ficke]

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Price: $60.00

Place Published: New York
Publisher: Mitchell Kennerly
Date Published: 1916
Edition: First edition
Binding: Hardcover
Book Id: 6612


66pp. Small octavo [19 cm] Gray and black printed paper covered boards. Good only. Rubbed. There are several very small stains on the front cover. The spine and the edges of the covers are darkened. The spine is very slightly rolled. There is a 1 inch loss from the backstrip at the head of the spine. This chip is hanging on by a thread. The underlying boards are exposed occasionally along the edges. Contemporary owner's name, along with a date, on the front free endsheet. The text block is cracked at p. 37. Pages slightly yellowed.


The first and only edition of the well known hoax. This spoof of modernist poetry by Bynner [Morgan] and Ficke [Knish] was taken seriously by a number of reviewers.