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    Twice Inscribed to Family Members

    Robinson Jeffers. Tamar and Other Poems. New York: Peter G. Boyle, [1924]. First edition. Inscribed twice by Jeffers. Octavo. 127 pages. Gray cloth stamped in gilt on front cover and spine. A fine copy. The book that put Jeffers on the literary map, largely due to positive reviews, including one by Mark Van Doren. Jeffers himself paid to have 500 copies printed, with the edition eventually selling out after a slow start. A presentation copy, twice inscribed on the front free endpaper by Jeffers: "For Aunt Mary / You have been here while these / were new; take this among other / memories of Tor House. / From Robin / July, 1924" and "I am happy to write Helen Hampson's / name in this that she inherited / from dear Aunt Mary. / Sincerely -- / Robin Jeffers. / March, 1941."

    Also included is a Typed Letter Signed by Jeffers' son Donnan C. Jeffers, on Jeffers Literary Properties letterhead, Tor House, Carmel, California. The letter is addressed to Mr. Don D. Stine, and explains the relationships between the Jeffers family and "Aunt Mary" and Helen Hampson, the recipients of the inscriptions above. The letter also described the biography of Jeffers by Melba Berry Bennett, as a source of information.

    Alberts pages 17-20.


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    Robinson Jeffers. Tamar and Other Poems. New York: Peter G. Boyle, [1924]. First edition. Inscribed twice by Jeffers. Octavo. 127 pages. The book that put Jeffers on the literary map, largely due to positive reviews, including one by Mark Van Doren. Jeffers himself paid to have 500 copies printed, which moved slowly at first, but eventually the edition sold out. Alberts pages 17-20.

     

    A presentation copy, twice inscribed on the front free endpaper by Jeffers: "For Aunt Mary / You have been here while these / were new; take this among other / memories of Tor House. / From Robin / July, 1924" and "I am happy to write Helen Hampson's / name in this that she inherited / from dear Aunt Mary. / Sincerely -- / Robin Jeffers. / March, 1941". Gray cloth stamped in gilt on front cover and spine. A fine copy.

     

    Also included is a Typed Letter Signed by Jeffers' son Donnan C. Jeffers, on Jeffers Literary Properties letterhead, Tor House, Carmel, California. The letter is addressed to Mr. Don D. Stine, and explains the relationships between the Jeffers family and "Aunt Mary" and Helen Hampson, the recipients of the inscriptions above. The letter also described the biography of Jeffers by Melba Berry Bennett, as a source of information.


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