Good. Item #6121
Norfolk: New Directions, 1936. First Edition. Octavo; [196 pp.] with ads at back. Yellow paper-covered boards with red band and black lettering. Spine panel missing, with backing exposed. Boards bumped and worn at corners and rubbed along edges, with some smudges and soiling to surface and some superficial creasing to back. Covers open a bit shakily, but binding is secure. Tape remnants on endpapers. Pages unmarked.
Inaugural title of both the New Directions publishing house and anthology series, featuring work by Wallace Stevens, Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, William Carlos Williams, E.E. Cummings, Elizabeth Bishop, and Henry Miller. Laughlin founded New Directions after graduating from Harvard, on the advice from Ezra Pound that he "do something useful."
[Harrison, Newth, and Candido p. 1].