Both by Paul Metcalf


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The Jargon Society, North Carolina, 1982. First Edition.  28cm by 22cm black boards in dustwrapper, 113 printed pages. Paul Metcalf (1917–1999) was an American writer. He wrote in verse and prose and was the great-grandson of one of his major literary influences, Herman Melville.  This book is about J.W. Booth, who assassinated American President Abraham Lincoln, and Edgar Allen Poe. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003). Condition: Nice clean copy (ownership details “Durham Nov ’87” pencilled on free front endpaper) in slightly yellowed edge-worn dustwrapper with 2.5cm clsoed tear to bottom edge of front panel.


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