Fairfax, California: Feathered Serpent Press, 1951. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 375 copies, octavo size, 92 pp., signed by printer Don Kelley, with a press business card. Near Fine / good. Item #17100586
This is the first book printed by Susan Acker, Don & Marion Kelley at the Feathered Serpent Press, a sweet little book of poems. Don Kelly was the editor of "Pacific Discovery" a magazine published by the Academy of Sciences. He began printing "in his spare time" with the assistance of his wife, Marion, publishing mostly poetry.
___DESCRIPTION: Original quarter brown cloth and decorative paper covered boards, plain endpapers, title vignette printed in brown, press device at colophon; Centaur and Libra types, pagination: [i-x] 1-81 [1 colophon], octavo size (7 7/8" x 5 1/4"), limited edition of 375 copies; signed by printer Don Kelley, in the original glassine dust-jacket, with the press business card slipped in.
___CONDITION: A near fine copy, with clean boards, straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; a bit of dustiness and light wear to the bottom edge of the boards, else fine. The glassine jacket is good only with overall wear, some closed tears and small chips.
___POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply, please inquire for details.
___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.