Santa Fe: Writers' Editions/The Rydal Press, c. 1935. Limited edition. Hardcover. Tan buckram, printed spine label, yellow endpaprs. One of 400 numbered copies printed by the Rydal Press and signed by the author. 84pp.
In the summer of 1922, Johnson visited New Mexico for the first time. Attracted by the beauty and charm of the area as well as the growing literary community, Johnson remained in Santa Fe. He met almost everybody in the New Mexico literary scene including Mary Austin, Carl Sandburg, Mabel Dodge Luhan, D.H. and Frieda Lawrence, and Dorothy Brett. Motivated by the artistic climate and the available time, Johnson began to write poetry again and by 1926 his work had been published in various journals. He published a this collection of his works in 1935.
The Navajo calls the West Land of Horizontal Yellow.
A fine copy, with a warm inscription on a preliminary blank.
. Fine. Item #21062