Laughing Ann and Other Poems VINTAGE 1929 HC A.P. Herbert, George Morrow
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A. P. Herbert, illustrated by George Morrow, Laughing Ann and Other Poems, London, Ernest Benn Ltd., 1929, third printing. Benn's Essex Library series No. 20. Brown cloth hc with black floral design, 12mo (17 cm), 24 pp including ad for H.G. Wells' works, line drawings; blue paper dustjacket with celtic-style border, price incorporated into spine design. Contemporary poetry, including a too-platonic courtship in "It May Be Life—": "I wish I hadn't broke that dish, / I wish I was a movie-star, / I wish a lot of things, I wish / That life was like the movies are...." Good+/Fair: lightly worn and faded, small tear on ffep, first few pages bumped on edge, no markings; DJ bumped and creased, 2-inch tear on spine, stain spot inside spine.