Quince, etc. Exposing the several disguises of Ward Ritchie, poet, with a remark by Lawrence Clark Powell. Ward Ritchie.

Quince, etc. Exposing the several disguises of Ward Ritchie, poet, with a remark by Lawrence Clark Powell.

[Laguna Beach, California: Laguna Verde Imprenta], 1976. One of about fifty copies printed on an Albion hand press. The introductory essay is signed by Lawrence Clark Powell. Ritchie has signed his essay on Quince, with all his various pseudonyms: Davie Dicher, James Beattie Pitwood, Betsey Ann Bristol, Peter Lum Quince, and Peter Mallory, plus his own name. Seven woodcut illustrations from designs by Paul Landacre. Title-page in green, salmon and light green. Wrappers lightly browned around the edges, possibly a flaw in the manufacturing, as we've seen this in other copies. Otherwise a fine, fresh copy. Original marbled wrappers with printed paper label. Octavo. [16] pp. Item #15643

This book gives a thorough chronicle of Ritchie’s various pseudonyms, detailing when each was used. It is followed by Ritchie’s poem, “A Smattering of Quince.”.

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