HAWKES, John. The Beetle Leg. (New York) : New Directions, 1951. First Edition. "Manufactured in the United States by the Belgrave Press, Brattleboro, Vermont". Pp (6),7-159,(1). 8vo, orange cloth, black lettering to spine.
In the first issue binding : orange cloth.
Jacket design by Gertrude Huston (b. 1919, New York City - d. August 26, 1998, Norfolk, Conn.) longtime Art Director at New Directions Publishing Corporation.
John Hawkes, né John Clendennin Talbot Burne Hawkes, Jr. (b. August 17, 1925, Stamford, Connecticut – d. May 15, 1998, Providence, Rhode Island).
From the library of the late R.J. MacSween, Nova Scotia author and educator with his name onflyleaf. Small area of faint soiling near gutter of last (blank) page.
Otherwise very good in very good price-clipped dustjacket. 200.00