Al Que Quiere!Boston: Four Seas Company, 1917 Stock Code: 142739
First edition, first printing, very scarce early presentation copy inscribed by Williams to the writer Waldo Frank (1889-1967) on the front free endpaper, "To Waldo Frank from William Carlos Williams, May 23 - 1919". Early dated presentation copies from Williams are very seldom encountered.
The title of this, his third collection, means "To him that wants it!" - Williams commented: "I have always associated it with a figure on a soccer field: to him who wants the ball to be passed to him... I was convinced nobody in the world of poetry wanted me but I was there willing to pass the ball if anyone did want it."
Duodecimo. Original boards, titles and design black to spine and front. Housed in a deep pink cloth slipcase and chemise.
Light rubbing and a few marks, small chip at the head just affecting first letter of titles, but sound, and fresh within, very good condition.
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