London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1956. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 5 5/8 X 8 3/4 Inches. 85 PP. Very Good / Good. Item #4237
Original paper boards with red and black title stamping to front cover. Original price of "10s. 6d." intact on front flap. Light toning to board edges. Scuff to top corner of FFEP. DJ a bit worn and stained with one tape-repaired tear to back cover. Signed by author and poet Donald Lehmkuhl on the FFEP. From the Lehmkuhl collection.
Donald Lehmkuhl, author of The Woman in the Moon (Doubleday, 1986), The Flights of Icarus, Mantua and others was a graduate of Columbia University. He travelled extensively and resided in Cambridge, Paris, London and New York in the 1950’s and 60’s. His poetry appeared in The Transatlantic Review, The Columbia Review, Best Poems of 1956, The Partisan Review and The Second Coming among others. His short stories appeared in MALE magazine and The Columbia University Forum among others. Lehmkuhl is well-known for having written the text for tour programs for the band “YES” as a band biographer of sorts. Having secured a portion of his book and manuscript collection, I can tell you that his interest in both drugs and poetry were vastly represented….