Title CLARK ASHTON SMITH: SANDALWOOD—1925. 250 copies. DONALD WANDREI's copy INSCRIBED, PRESENTATION copy from CAS to WANDREI!
Edition [First edition]
Publisher [Auburn, California] 1925
Seller ID 1006
A beautiful sentiment in this presentation copy from Clark Ashton Smith to Donald A. Wandrei author & co/founder of Arkham House, dated October 25, 1925. The inscription in French, CAS quotes from — Beaudelaire's CORRESPONDENCES from LES FLEURS DU MAL; the English would read –"There are perfumes as cool as the flesh of children, Sweet as oboes, green as meadows — And others are corrupt, and rich, triumphant. With power to expand into infinity . . " From the personal estate of Donald A. Wandrei with a small bookplate noting the provenance. The finest copy of this title I have ever seen! Signed & numbered by the author with a few holograph corrections in his hand. Presented in a lovely tray-case designed & fashioned by master bookbinder, Gray Parrot.