North Montpelier, Vermont: Driftwind Press. Jack Lewis. 2nd Printing. Near Fine / Very Good. Item #13001
A beautiful 2nd printing of Byron's first book of poetry, with tipped-in pastedown illustrations by Delaware artist Jack Lewis.
Byron was known as 'The Chesapeake Thoreau' and the 'Voice of the Chesapeake'. His eloquent poetry and prose captured perfectly the romantic, often difficult and sometimes perilous existence of the nearly extinct Chesapeake Bay waterman of the early 20th century.
Near Fine in a good dust jacket. Bound in green cloth over boards with spine and upper board titled in silver foil, green endpapers, light green topstain. Dust jacket has some light brown stains, shallow edge chips, and a few short closed edge tears.
Gilbert Byron's first book, with lovely tipped-in color illustrations by Delaware artist Jack Lewis, a frequent collaborator of Byron's. Here are the people, the wildlife and the everyday trials and tribulations of a time long gone on Maryland's Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, captured in verse by the region's answer to Thoreau.
This copy is signed and dated February 17, 1943 by Byron on a preliminary blank leaf. Brief prior owner presentation inscription on front free endpaper.