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Poems in praise of Practically Nothing, Samuel Hoffenstein, Horace Liveright, New York 1929 Hardcover Antique Book

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Poems in praise of Practically Nothing
by Samuel Hoffenstein
Published by Horace Liveright, New York (1929) - previous editions 1928
Measures 7x5 inches Weighs 14 ounces

Condition: Good.
Navy blue boards have gold text decoration on front and spine.
Deckled edge pages are off-white and sturdy. Text is crisp and clear.
Boards are lightly soiled, edges are scuffed and bumped. Formerly property of a women's club and stamped thus on endpapers etc.

Excerpt from book:
Proem
How exquisite my sorrows look
Neatly marshalled in a book,
Hung on the iambic line
In an orderly design!
See how smooth my trouble goes!—
Printer, weep not on my woes,
Lest your sympathetic grief
Make a blot upon the leaf!
Sweetheart, sigh not for the drear
Winter of my spirit's year,
Lest it vanish—and I can't
Manage the trochaic chant!
Let the winds of fortune blow
To the metres that I know:
There are always better times
Waiting to corrupt our rhymes.
[11]
Poems in praise of Practically Nothing
by Samuel Hoffenstein
Published by Horace Liveright, New York (1929) - previous editions 1928
Measures 7x5 inches Weighs 14 ounces

Condition: Good.
Navy blue boards have gold text decoration on front and spine.
Deckled edge pages are off-white and sturdy. Text is crisp and clear.
Boards are lightly soiled, edges are scuffed and bumped. Formerly property of a women's club and stamped thus on endpapers etc.

Excerpt from book:
Proem
How exquisite my sorrows look
Neatly marshalled in a book,
Hung on the iambic line
In an orderly design!
See how smooth my trouble goes!—
Printer, weep not on my woes,
Lest your sympathetic grief
Make a blot upon the leaf!
Sweetheart, sigh not for the drear
Winter of my spirit's year,
Lest it vanish—and I can't
Manage the trochaic chant!
Let the winds of fortune blow
To the metres that I know:
There are always better times
Waiting to corrupt our rhymes.
[11]

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Poems in praise of Practically Nothing, Samuel Hoffenstein, Horace Liveright, New York 1929 Hardcover Antique Book

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