Limited edition of Short Stories by Kay Boyle, the author’s first book.
Octavo, [viii], 55,  pp. Original printed wrappers, title in red on spine and front cover. Solid text block, light dust remnants to edges. In the publisher’s original glassine wrapper, a beautiful example. Housed in the publisher’s gold foil chemise, silk ties along fore edge. Stated copy 94 of 150 printed on Holland Van Gelder Zonen, specifically to be sold at the Harry F. Marks bookshop in New York.
Kay Boyle (1902-1992) was a prolific 20th century writer, Guggenheim Fellow, and two-time O. Henry Award recipient. Boyle wrote novels and poetry, and worked as a journalist throughout her career. In the early 1950s, Boyle was blacklisted by many major magazines and removed from her foreign correspondent position at The New Yorker due to suspected communist sympathies. Both Boyle and her husband Joseph von Franckenstein were interrogated and subsequently cleared by the U.S. State Department in 1957. This volume titled Short Stories was published by Boyle’s close friends Harry and Caresse Crosby, who owned Black Sun Press.