New York: B. W. Heubsch, Inc., . First American edition. A wonderful letter from publisher B. W. Huebsch to Mr. Joseph Cohen of U. of Texas discussing his decision to publish Wilfred Owen's book "Poems" in America (1921). In relevant part: "The book was brought to my attention in the course of its preparation for publication in London by Siegfried Sassoon and it was because of his relation to it, as editor and introducer as well as because of my admiration for the poems themselves, that i arranged with the London publishers for an American edition... In view of your need for a copy of my edition of the "Poems" (1921) I take pleasure in contributing the copy in my personal library." Signed B. W. Huebsch.
Also included, and from the same collection, is a first American edition (the one published by Huebsch). Nothing ties that particular copy to this letter other than the fact that they were found together. Overall condition of the book is Fair, with much of the spine cracked (lacking the rare dust jacket), internal contents are generally in excellent condition. Fair (Item #1899)