MAULE'S CURSE: Seven Studies in the History of American Obscurantism: Hawthorne - Cooper - Melville - Poe - Emerson - Jones Very - Emily Dickinson - Henry James.
Edition: First printing.
Norfolk, Conn. New Directions, (1938) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of seven related essays on classic American literature. Three of them first appeared in print here, two others were revised and expanded from their original periodical appearances, and two others had periodical printing errors corrected and unauthorised editorial revisions removed. Includes an appendix with a brief selection of the poems of Jones Very. Index. xii, 240 pp.
Condition: Very good in dark blue cloth with silver lettering on the spine in a very good minus dust jacket (previous owner's name, some light penciled underlining and brackets throughout, overall edgewear and toing to the dj, chipping to top of dj spine)