Demonics.Cagnes-sur-Mer, Roving Eye Press, 1931 Stock Code: 116287
NotesFirst 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).
Octavo. Original green paper wrappers with black print on front cover and spine. Printer's stamp on bottom right of back cover.
Creasing to spine and p. 7/8, fading at edges and spine, toning throughout; a very good copy.
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