Item #29750 NOW IS THE PLACE. Irving Layton.


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. First State with the controversial forward present and which was excised from almost all copies. This one with an early April 14th, 1948 inscription escaped Layton's razor. Publisher's plain card covers, grey outer wrapper illustrated in red & black. The author's uncommon second book showing minimal use. Inscribed by Layton on the ffe.: "For my friend Sophie, [Sophie (Sigmund) Loussco] / Irving Layton / April 14, 1948". Contains both poems & stories. A very good or better bright copy, a spine split having been expertly repaired. Content clean & fresh & without names, marks, writing or blemish. There were only a handful of First State copies. Rare. No. [5] in the publisher's New Writers' Series.$1875.

Item #29750    Price: US$1,875.00