Montreal: First Statement Press, 1948.
1st Edition. Signed by Author. Layton, Irving. NOW IS THE PLACE. Presentation Copy of the author's second book. First Statement Press, Montreal, 1948. First Edition. Publisher's plain card covers, grey outer wrapper illustrated in red & black. A fine copy of the author's very uncommon second book showing minimal use. Inscribed by Layton on the ffe. "For Frema with cordial wishes / Irving Layton / Feb. 1951" Contains both poems & stories. This is the variant with the Foreword excised by Layton who objected to its presence once the book went to press & removed each by hand. A very nice bright copy indeed. Content clean & fresh & without names, marks, writing or blemish. No.  in the publisher's New Writers' Series. $1475.
Item #29748 Price: US$1,475.00