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BROWN, Bob.

Demonics.

Cagnes-sur-Mer, Roving Eye Press, 1931 Stock Code: 116287
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First edition, first printing, with a leaf of the author's personal letterhead laid in, printed "Robert Carlton Brown, Le Manoir, Cagnes-Sur-Mer (A.M.) France". The collection features poems such as "Spring, put on a condom!" and a number of calligrams, for which Brown was well known, including here "Handle for a flame fan".
Roving Eye Press was initially founded in the late 1920s by Bob Brown and co-managed by his wife Rose. It was part of a larger literary and artistic movement of small presses that served the modernist avant-garde, including Nancy Cunard's Hours Press. Cunard described Brown as, "at the very centre of his time, a zeitgeist in himself" (Saper p. 179). Roving Eye Press was mobile in both geography (moving with Brown from the spa town Bad-Ems, Germany, to Cagnes-sur-mer, France, and much later, in the 1950s, to New York City) and scope (publishing art, poetry, political pamphlets and even cookbooks).

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Description

Octavo. Original green paper wrappers with black print on front cover and spine. Printer's stamp on bottom right of back cover.

Condition

Creasing to spine and p. 7/8, fading at edges and spine, toning throughout; a very good copy.

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