- Speyer, Leonora
Slow Wall: Poems New & Selected
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1939, Cloth, , First Edition, Near Fine /Very Good
Bookplate of P.O. DJ has minor splitting on corners and spines, otherwise very clean and complete. The binding is very clean. 'Look, / The full bough leans lower, / And I beneath. . . . / Could I but pluck, / Sip, suck, devour, / Sink greedily my teeth / Into these mellow stars: / The gold pulp of Aldebaran, / The red, wild juice of Mars!' Speyer won the Pulitzer prize in 1926. As a girl she was a professional violinist and played with the New York Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony Orchestra and played concerts throughout the United States.