The Space Born by Manly P Hall
Publication: 1930 Skelter Publishing Company; Los Angeles Pre-Publication Edition
Scarce First Edition of one of Manly P. Halls early publications. There are several versions of this First Edition publication. This edition contains the frontis by Wm Mortensen titled 'Not Being is My Name' which was not present on most copies, it was later replaced by a self-portrait (also by Wm Mortensen) on a more widely circulated edition with marbled end papers. Mortensen who was an American glamour photographer well known in Hollywood during the 1920s-1940s for his 'Pictorialist' style.
The Space Born was Manly Halls first (and only) book of published Poetry. Hall states "The present collection of fragments is an effort to emulate the style of the first poets in the presentation of certain spiritual truths concerning the inner mysteries of life. It will be noted that the various cosmic agencies are personified to render the expression of their several properties more vivid and convincing." . Manly P. Hall
Condition: Publishers blue cloth boards, title stamped to front board, slight even foxing to pages throughout, a few dust spots to the boards, overall a very clean copy in Very Good condition.