Christmas Tree. E. E. cummings.

Inscribed to Hildegarde and James Sibley Watson of The Dial

Christmas Tree.

[New York: American Book Bindery, 1928].

First edition, first separate printing of “little tree”. Silver foil page facing title-page. Printed in green and orange. 12mo. Inscribed to Hildegarde and James Sibley Watson of The Dial. Original half red cloth and paper-covered boards with printed silver label on front cover. Covers rubbed and faded, ffep starting, rear joint cracked, rfep detached Firmage A8. Item #262671

A separate publication of the poem “little tree” from XLI Poems, printed by the American Book Bindery for use as a Christmas gift. This copy inscribed on the first blank to Hildegarde and James Sibley Watson of The Dial, “Happy New Year! To S H W from EEC.” Watson, who owned the avant-garde journal The Dial with Scofield Thayer, was an early champion and publisher of Cummings.

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