FIRST TRADE EDITION OF AIKEN'S FIRST NOVEL
AIKEN, Conrad. Blue Voyage. New York: Scribner's, 1927. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. $550.
First trade edition of Conrad Aiken's autobiographical debut novel.
Blue Voyage, Aiken's first novel, "treats some of his poetic themes as it tells in stream-of-consciousness prose of a dramatist's voyage to England… in his quest for self-knowledge" (Hart, 13). Published the same year as a signed/limited edition of only 125 copies. Bruccoli & Clark IV, 14.
Book with slightest bump to edge, bright price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing and toning to extremities and tiny chip to spine end affecting titles. A near-fine copy.