New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1926. First edition. First trade edition, signed by the author on the title page, dated 1927. Book complete with all seven illustrations after Gibran's own drawings. A Very Good + copy with bright gilt on the front board, but dulled on the spine. There were 95 signed limited copies, but signed trade editions are scarce.
An important collection of poetry and drawings from the author of "The Prophet." Written a few years before he died, "Sand and Foam" displays Gibran’s characteristic spiritualism. The book, like much of Gibran’s work, influenced the artistic movements of the 1960s and a famous line from it – “Half of what I say is meaningless, but I say it so that the other half may reach you” – actually appears in The Beatles’ song “Julia.” Though never well regarded critically, Gibran was an immensely popular poet. "The Prophet" alone sold over one million copies before 1960 and has been translated into over 40 languages. Very Good + (Item #2374)