VERSE. Adelaide Crapsey.


New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1922.

Hardcover. Near fine / Good. Item #52477

Octavo. 107pp. First thus. These poems were first published in 1915, shortly after Crapsey's death in 1914, this edition done in 1922 was edited by a colleague at Smith College and is a more complete collection with a number of previously unreleased poems. Decorated paper covered boards with cloth spine and paper label. Mild off-set from newspaper clipping to front end-paper. In yellow dust jacket that has some fading to spine, light wear and a couple small edge tears.

"When Verse was published in 1916, the critics responded both to the tragic tone that infused the poems and to Crapsey's exquisite grasp of metrics and form. "To her genuine poetic ability Miss Crapsey added a considerable technical knowledge of metrics. In the verse form which she invented and called the cinquain she has done some of her best work—clear cut ideas sharply focused, single impressions etched in a few significant lines,"-poetryfoundation.

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