Deluxe limited edition of Shadows of the Sun: The Diaries of Harry Crosby, handbound by Earle Gray.
Octavo, 304pp, . Pictorial paper boards, patterned cloth spine. Title on paper label affixed to spine. Slight lean to text block, a near fine example. In the publisher’s original acetate dust jacket, light shelf wear, a near fine example. Numbered copy 97 of 200, handbound by Earle Gray, as stated on limitation page.
Harry Crosby (1898-1929) was profoundly changed by his military service in World War I, choosing to forgo the responsibilities of his wealthy banking family in Boston to write poetry and literature. Crosby married Mary Peabody and the two moved to Europe, where they regularly engaged in the social circle that included Salvador Dali, Ernest Hemingway, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Together, Harry and Mary “Caresse” Crosby founded the publishing house, Black Sun Press, which is known for its early publications of famous authors like James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, and Ernest Hemingway.