A Man Without Shoes
Large 8vo. 1st edition/2nd issue. Illustrated paper boards with paper title label to green cloth spine. Very slight rubbing to tail of boards. In beige typographic paper dust jacket, a tad faded to spine. *** A Man Without Shoes was rejected by many publishers for being ‘too left’. ‘In 1946, for most reputable imprints, left was quite the wrong direction,’ John Sanford writes in the introduction. In 1951 Sanford published it himself with the help of master printer Saul Marks. ‘When the work was completed, I thoughtlessly directed that the entire edition be delivered to my home. It was as if a cord of wood had been stacked in the hallway, and after a while, sales having hardly diminished it, it began to overwhelm me, and I had it moved into storage. There is has remained since the time of publication, so in a sense the book was buried after all. Until now -.’ *** The marvelous Black Sparrow Press reissued the book with a new tipped-in title page and a new five page introduction by Sanford; the original publisher information on the jacket was crossed out and Black Sparrow Press added. Limited to 2000 copies; our copy is for unknown reason unsigned and unnumbered.
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