Spun Sequence [INSCRIBED TO BENJAMIN APPEL]. John VARNEY.

Spun Sequence [INSCRIBED TO BENJAMIN APPEL]

[London]: Villiers Publications Ltd, 1960. First edition. Octavo. Blue cloth with gilt spine; 188 pp.; dust jacket. INSCRIBED on the half-title from Varney to proletarian novelist, Benjamin Appel. Varney was a pro-Communist poet and professor at NYU. Although mostly forgotten today, he published numerous volumes of proletarian verse and was extolled by poets such as Robinson Jeffers and Wallace Stevens. Blue cloth has bleached spotting, especially egregious along the spine, with very slight wear to board edges; in an unclipped dust jacket, which is slightly chipped at spine ends with a vertical crease to front panel. Good+ overall. A nice association copy. Item #03483

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