Double Persephone (Atwood first book - signed). Margaret  ATWOOD, 1939 -.
Double Persephone (Atwood first book - signed)
Double Persephone (Atwood first book - signed)
Double Persephone (Atwood first book - signed)
Double Persephone (Atwood first book - signed)
Double Persephone (Atwood first book - signed)
Double Persephone (Atwood first book - signed)
Double Persephone (Atwood first book - signed)
Double Persephone (Atwood first book - signed)
Double Persephone (Atwood first book - signed)
Double Persephone (Atwood first book - signed)
Double Persephone (Atwood first book - signed)
Double Persephone (Atwood first book - signed)
Double Persephone (Atwood first book - signed)

Double Persephone (Atwood first book - signed)

Place Published: Toronto
Publisher: Hawkshead Press
Date Published: 1961
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft Cover

First edition. Atwood, Margaret [M.E. Atwood]. Double Persephone. Toronto: Hawkshead Press, 1961. Market book series, book 1. [16] p. 172 × 130 mm. 4 leaves. Wire-stitched. Thick-paper wrapper. Signed by Atwood on a paper label which is affixed on the verso of the front cover. A very good copy, however, the third leaf is not original and is a cream-coloured facsimile. With an envelope of the America’s Libraries, first day cover (13 July 1982), signed by Atwood. The book and envelope are enclosed in a handsome white box with Atwood’s drawn motif on the back and front of the box.

The Hawkshead Press (1958-1961) is an imprint of John Robert Colombo (poet, anthologist, editor, essayist, humorist, and author or editor of over 200 books). The Hawkshead Press published broadsides and little chapbooks in small editions. Authors included Milton Acorn, Mike Strong [pseud. of Mirko Srzentich], Phyllis Gotlieb, Jay Macpherson, and Colombo himself. Written by Atwood when she was 19 years of age, Double Persephone, her first publication, is a collection of poems based on the mythological figure of Persephone. It won the E.J. Pratt Medal. The text is comprised of seven poems: "Formal Garden", "Pastoral", "Iconic Landscape", "Persephone Departing", "Chthonic Love", "Her Song", "and "Double Persephone". According to Atwood, she and a friend hand-set the text and printed it on a small flat bed press in an edition of 220 copies. She also designed and printed the cover using linoblocks. She sold the book for 50¢ each.

On consignment with LDRB.
Very Good. Item #7699

$800.00 USD
$1,045.31 CAD

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