Galley proofs for The Dispossessed.New York: William Sloane Associates, 1948 Stock Code: 118709
Proof sheets for his first major workThe galley proofs for Berryman's Dispossessed, with 12 manuscript annotation, mostly ticks, asterisks and queries of underlined lines. There is some variation between the text of the proofs and that of the printed version, which is unrecorded by Charles Thornbury in his edition of Berryman's Collected Poems (Faber and Faber, 1990). The Dispossessed was Berryman's first major work, his second overall following Poems in 1942.
38 unbound numbered leaves, printed on rectos only, first and last pages rubber-stamped "Finished / Feb 23 1948 / The Maple Press Co", with publisher's slip. Housed in custom plain paper portfolio and blue buckram folding case.
Creasing and chipping to page extremities, some toning, final leaf soiled and heavily torn though without loss to text, publisher's slip creased and chipped with slight loss to text.
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