The Double Axe and Other Poems.

[Poetry] Jeffers, Robinson.

Published by Random House, 1948
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A Near Fine copy with a previous owner's inscription on the flyleaf in a Very Good dust jacket with light spotting to front cover and a closed tear to the heel of the spine. This collection of poems is one part Sophocles, one part Lone Ranger, a dash of William Faulkner, and plenty of bitters. It is a two part epic The Double Axe: -- the first, The Love and the Hate, is the familiar pseudo-Greek tragedy in a California setting, this time having to do with the return of a young G.I. who has been either buried alive, or has arisen from the dead (this reader was puzzled) and has come home to plague his mother who is hitting it up with a young lover. In the end everyone dies a violent death and the old ranch-house burns down. The second part, The Inhumanist, has to do with an old man who has become caretaker of the remains of the old homestead after its burning and whose best friend seems to be the double-edged axe to which he directs a lot of conversation. This part, though more obscure, has its quota of rape, death and violence. The upshot of the whole seems to be Jeffers against our participation in World Wars I and II; Jeffers against Hitler and Roosevelt; Jeffers against the human race in general. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Double Axe and Other Poems.
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: 1948
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition.

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Book Description Random House, New York, 1948. Hardcover. Book Condition: G. Dust Jacket Condition: none. 1st edition, 1st printing. 8vo, dk. blue cloth-covered bd, red title on spine, bumping to spine ends, lt. fading to ft edges and more so to bottom corners, rubbing to corners and edges,small areas lt. rubbing to cloth on back bd, hinges tight; internally very light toning, tiny bookseller label bottom corner back pastedown, faint waterstain along bottom foredge of 1st 80 pages, else internally clean and unmarked; pp.viii,149; no dj, volume protected in clear mylar cover. Although the binding has seen better days, the volume taken in its entirety, looks much better than the description, especially the interior. Bookseller Inventory # 4524

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Book Description Random House. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. B000YDWNZI Hi. Welcome to our small, family-owned bookstore. This book of poetry is copyright 1948 by the author, Robinson Jeffers. Published by Random House. First Printing. Hardcover. Jacket Missing. Very Good condition. Dark blue cover with red and gilt lettering on the spine. SLight signs of wear on the corners and crown and foot of the spine, A small [3/16"] tear on the crown. A slight blemish (lightened area) and a pen mark on the front cover. INSIDE, a previous owner's signature is on the flyleaf, some age-tanning on the pages. The pages are unmarked and clean. The top edge of the page block is colored red. Besides the title poem, there are 27 shorter poems. The binding is tight. 149 pages. Packaged using bubble wrap and a sturdy cardboard box. Tracking number provided for no extra cost. Thanks for checking out this book from our small town brick-and-mortar and supporting a small business. Bookseller Inventory # RLC08261700835

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Book Description Liveright, 1977. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Paperback is very clean with clear pictorial (of Jeffers at desk) cover, square along the edges, and tightly bound. A Liveright book with L-114 on the lower spine. Exterior edges are faintly worn from use, otherwise no marks. Poem titles include: Advice to Pilgrims; Pearl Harbor; Orca; Calm and Full the Ocean. Bookseller Inventory # 005261

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