Pillin, William POEMS
Prairie City, Illinois: The Press of James A. Decker, (1939). First edition, first printing: a trade-sized paperbound book. Dated in the year of publication, and SIGNED by the author. An about near fine copy, with some age-darkening at the borders of the covers, slight fading to spine, mild corner creasing to lower rear cover, faint crease to front cover, a few tiny tears to edges; in perfect-bound printed wraps.
First book from the L.A. poet. "Born in the Ukraine during the time of the terrible pogroms. Pillin made it to Chicago in 1923, and English became his adopted language."--Lionel Rolfe. Includes "San Pedro Interlude," "Bread," "Requiem for the '30's."