Romance de la guardia civil español [The Ballad of the Spanish Civil Guard]

Philadelphia: Janus Press, 1962. First printing of this edition. Slim quarto, printed in Monotype Bembo on Okawara paper. One of 45 numbered copies (this being No. 35) SIGNED by the illustrator, Kaplan. Copy belonging to poet Denise Levertov, with both her name in holograph ink and a white owner label on the verso of the front wrapper.

The first American appearance of Lorca's poem, originally published in "Romancero Gitano" ("Gypsy Ballads," 1928). Not to be confused with the 1974 edition (also Janus Press), issued in an edition of 300 copies.

OCLC locates 24 copies, indicating that more than half of the print run is part of institutional holdings and thus no longer easily available to collectors.

Light fading overall, and a small chip to the front wrapper, else Near Fine.

[Book #135559]

Price: $650.00