LOVE THE CONQUEROR WORM. Signed.
Toronto: Contact Press, 1953.
1st Edition. Soft cover. by author. First Edition of this very early Layton Contact Press book. This edition was inscribed and signed by Irving Layton.
Accompanying this edition was a pamphlet/invitation for the LITERARY EVENT at the Jewish Public Library in 1953 which included readings by Irving Layton and Prof. Louis Dudek.
Stiff blue wrappers. 8vo, pp. 60 plus 2-8 1/2" x 11 sheets in yellow and pale blue invitation.
This book was dedicated to Louis Dudek, the significance of which in the historical context of the Canadian poetry establishment is not insignificant considering their later and much publicized feuding. Very scarce indeed.
Item #33324 Price: US$1,550.00