Title CLARK ASHTON SMITH: SANDALWOODóDONALD 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 ó Beaudelaire's CORRESPONDENCES from LES FLEURS DU MAL; the English would read Ė"There are perfumes as cool as the flesh of children, Sweet as oboes, green as meadows ó 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.†