HANDSOMELY BOUND BY BAYNTUN-RIVIERE
MORLEY, Christopher. The Powder of Sympathy. New York: Doubleday, Page, 1923. Octavo, modern full red calf gilt, raised bands, green and blue morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $550.
First printing of this collection of humorous essays, handsomely bound by Bayntun-Riviere.
In the 1920s and 30s, Morley "was perhaps the most widely known professional man of letters in the United States" (DAB). His editorial career included positions with the publisher Doubleday, Page, Ladies' Home Journal and Saturday Review of Literature, of which he was one of the founders. Bookplate.
Faint marginal dampstaining to title page, boards a bit rubbed. A near-fine copy.