Item #CNBR043 A Christmas Psalm, 1935. William Saroyan.
A Christmas Psalm, 1935
A Christmas Psalm, 1935

A Christmas Psalm, 1935

[San Francisco]: [Printed by the Grabhorn Press for Gelber, Lilienthal, Inc.], 1935. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Number 149 of 200 copies, quarto size, [6] pp., signed by William Saroyan. Very good. Item #CNBR043

A fine example of printing from the Grabhorn Press, and of prose from American novelist William Saroyan (1908-1981), winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1940, and one of the best-known Armenian-American authors. This short story was written only a year after Saroyan made his breakthrough in "Story" magazine with "The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze" (1934), and is a heart-warming, thoughtful discourse on the season: "In 1935, in the great wastes of America, undiscovered, there shall be inward laughter and endless innocence. . .the clamor of great men and fools ends in the silence of life beginning again, and for an hour, Lord, there is purity. . .".

___DESCRIPTION: Original brown paper covered boards, title and author's name stamped in brown to upper board, title page in red, the essay opens with the word "LORD" printed in large, bold letters, filling the first line of text, text printed in black and red; hand-set Centaur type, quarto size (11.25" by 7.5"), 6 unnumbered pages, one of 200 copies, this number 149, signed by William Saroyan.

___CONDITION: A very good copy, internally bright and free of prior owner markings, covers are clean, backstrip is slightly chipped at head and tail and corners are slightly rubbed, otherwise a very good, clean copy.

___CITATION: Grabhorn Bibliography, no. 237.

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Price: $250.00