BROWN, Bob (Robert Carlton Brown) (Eric Estorick)

Title Demonics Association copy: Eric Ely Estorick
Publisher Cagnes-sur-Mer Roving Eye Press
Date 1931
Book ID 37242
First Edition  


A good copy generally. Original wrappers, title printed black with publisher's imprint to lower cover. Upper cover detached and a little chipped but present. Paint stripe to lower cover. Backstrip chipped. Scarce. Used; Good This collection, published by his own press is widely accepted as some of Brown's best verse. Published in Cagnes-sur-Mer, where the author first conceived his Reading Machine. Roving Eye was initially founded in the late 1920's by Bob Brown and co-managed by his wife Rose, was part of a larger literary and artistic movement of small presses that served the modernist avant-garde. Those presses included Hogarth Press, Ovid Press, Shakespeare & Company, Black Sun Press, Hours Press, and Contact Press, among others. Its circle of readers included Kay Boyle, Marcel Duchamp, Gertrude Stein, and Langston Hughes. Eric Ely Estorick's (American modern and futurist art collector and founder of the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art) name in ink to upper cover. Presentation copy from the author for: "E.E.E. from B. B. recalling J. Jones [poet] and other alphabetical asterisks, N.Y. 1932".
Price: £400.00