New York: Charles Scribner's & Sons, 1951.
1st Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author. [Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings] Kenyon, Bernice. NIGHT SKY. Dedication Copy to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. From the library of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. The DEDICATION COPY of NIGHT SKY by Bernice Kenyon. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1951. First edition, first printing with the Scribner's "A" & seal on the copyright page. The corners of the original, first printing dustwrapper are unclipped. Included in this collection is "Sigrid's Song", which tied with a Robert Frost poem for First Prize in the 1950 Poetry Awards contest. Night Sky is dedicated to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, & this is the dedication copy with a wonderful inscription to Rawlings in blue fountain pen by Kenyon which virtually fills the entire front free endpaper: "Dear Marjorie, / Your name is in every / copy of this book, but I put it on this page too, sending you my / great affection. I have always / felt that we share a great / delight in the natural world, and I know of no one who / has written about it more / beautifully than you have. / This goes to you with thanks. / Bernice Kenyon / June 17th, 1951". 8vo., 75pp. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine; blue, white & black dustwrapper with black & white titles at front & black titles at spine. Text block clean & blemish free. Dustwrapper shows light use with small chip at the spine extremities. The best possible copy.
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