Nero and Other Poems.Lakeport, CA: The Futile Press, 1937 Stock Code: 122426
First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, this copy is inscribed by the author to "Claire P. Beck, with the kindest regards and best wishes of Clark Ashton Smith, Auburn, Cal., May 8th, 1938", here with the rare glassine jacket intact, one of 250 copies printed. Tipped-in at the rear is a three-page printing of David Warren Ryder's "The Price of Poetry", first published in the magazine Controversy (7 November 1934), which was printed to accompany the book.
Duodecimo. Original white cloth-backed boards, title to spine in black. With a glassine jacket. Housed in a custom slipcase.
Spine lightly rubbed. Otherwise, a fine copy.
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