Red Wine & Yellow Hair

Red Wine & Yellow Hair

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Kenneth Patchen. Red Wine & Yellow Hair. New York: New Directions, [1949]. First edition, painted issue, limited to 108 copies, of which this is number three. Signed by the author with a handwritten limitation statement on the rear endpapers. Octavo (9 x 6 inches; 228 x 150 mm). 64 pages, printed on light greenish blue laid-paper stock. Publisher's green quarter-cloth with oversized (nine-inches square) brown paper-covered boards, designed and painted by the author; front board with metallic onlay framing onlaid portrait on paper, glazed; rear board painted in orange, yellow and black; spine lettered in gilt. Top edge of the text block stained dark blue; red endpapers. Boards with a few minor blemishes, two holes to the glaze in the portrait area; upper corner of front board worn with the board exposed; light rubbing to the rear board; front joint faintly discolored. Light marginal soiling to the text block. Near fine. Morgan A18b.  (#10011).