Salmagundi. William FAULKNER, Ernest HEMINGWAY.


Milwaukee: Casanova Press, 1932. Tall 8vo. 53, [1] pp. Photographic portrait of Faulkner mounted as frontispiece. Original printed wrappers, the rear wrapper printing Ernest Hemingway's poem "Ultimately"; publisher's board slipcase. Light rubbing to slipcase, a pale offset on endpapers; the book bright and fresh. Item #402431

FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, number 483 of 525 numbered copies. This was the first book issued by Milwaukee’s Casanova Press, designed by Paul Romaine, who, he states on the colophon, “is obviously very unlike Aldus or Bodoni, but who is very young and has many years to correct the glaring defects herein of composition.” The articles and poems in Salmagundi first appeared in the New Orleans’ magazine The Double Dealer and were reprinted with Faulkner’s permission. The inclusion of Hemingway’s poem on the rear wrapper was done as “just a whim,” but “a whim inspired by one of the oddest coincidences in modern literature: William Faulkner’s poem Portrait and Ernest Hemingway’s poem, Ultimately, both appear on page 337 of the June 1922 issue of The Double Dealer. (The meticulous Louis Cohn will be glad to know this, I am sure, since he forgot to include it in his complete bibliography of Hemingway’s works.... He also left out the names of the horses from whence came the glue to bind Hemingway’s books” (Preface). In addition to Hemingway’s poem, Salmagundi contains five poems and three prose pieces by Faulkner. Massey 753; Petersen A11a.

Price: $550.00

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