THE BURDEN OF THE SUNS. Clark Ashton SMITH.

THE BURDEN OF THE SUNS.

[Glendale, California]: Roy A. Squires, 1977. First Edition (Xiccarph Edition). Original Wraps. First Edition. Quarto, original printed wrappers, sewn on spine. Issued as THE FUGITIVE POEMS OF CLARK ASHTON SMITH; Second Series, Sixth Volume. Hand-printed letterpress on Curtis Rag White Wove paper, nutmeg wrapper. One of 215 "ordinary" copies, this being copy number 80. A fine copy, in the original publisher's mailing envelope (slightly browned). Item #311972

¶ Collects eight poems: The Sea-Gods; Sonnet; The Burden of the Suns; The Wind-Threnody; Amor Autumnalis; The Harbour of the Past; The Unmerciful Mistress; & The Unfinished Quest. A note on the publisher's printed envelopes: one curious aspect for collectors of Squires' publications concerns his custom of issuing pamphlets in a white 'inventory control' envelope, usually with the title printed on the front. It should be noted and understood that Roy just made them to differentiate items for himself – he once said "They are not meant as official parts of the publication, and if my intent carries any weight they will never be mentioned in any bibliography. I’d prefer that they be discarded on receipt.”.

Price: $75.00