The Anvil, No. 4, Jan.-Feb., 1934 [Walter Snow’s copy]. Jack CONROY, Edwin ROLFE, Walter ppppkyouoh SNOW, contributor.

The Anvil, No. 4, Jan.-Feb., 1934 [Walter Snow’s copy]

Stapled grey wrappers (7 ½” x 10 ¾”) with red linoleum drawing by Joseph Jones to front wrapper, 30, [2] pp, linoleum & wood engravings by Eugene De Graff. Snow’s annotations to the top of the front wrapper and his underlining to p. 4, staples oxidized, else a well-preserved copy. Only seven institutions appear to hold any issue in OCLC.

A single issue of Jack Conroy’s proletarian literary magazine, this copy owned by associate editor, Walter Snow, who also contributes a poem, “To a Liberal Intellectual.” On page [4] Snow has underlined an excerpt from his fulsome review of Jack Conroy’s The Disinherited published in “The Daily Worker.” Other contributors to this issue include H. H. Lewis, Samuel Gaspar, Walt Carmon, John C. Rogers, J. S. Balch, Harriet Hassell, Leo Leopold, Alfred Morang, Desmond O’Neill, Edwin Rolfe, Grace Kemmerling Wellington, Leonard Spier, William Alfred Wrench, and Robert O. Erisman.

Although he never became the great proletarian author he set out to be, following his involvement in the Communist Party, the John Reed Club and with “The Anvil,” Snow became an anthologized pulp fiction writer and noted journalist. Item #06727

Price: $200.00