“HE HAD, BESIDE HIS NORMAL HEAD, A SECOND HEAD, GROWN FROM HIS KNEE”: MORGENSTERN’S “GALLOWS SONGS,”
INSCRIBED BY ILLUSTRATOR H.A. REY
(REY, H.A.) MORGENSTERN, Christian. Daynight Lamp and Other Poems. Boston, 1973.
First edition of this collection of Morgenstern’s “Gallows Songs,” wonderfully illustrated with 20 lithographs by celebrated artist H.A. Rey and warmly inscribed by him, “To my dear neighbor Tina Smith, affectionately, Hans* (*the H in H.A. REY), Waterville Valley, N.H., 7-31-1974,” with a small original drawing of a morning star. $1800.