Austin TX: William D Wittliff for Arthur Ewing Stevens, 1967.
Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Item #15055
Slight wear; acetate Dust Jacket slight rub and wear. Corrected type error on page 38. Crisp hardcover. ; Gift slip glued to rear endpaper: "Go forth little book, with thy cargo of beauty - to: the Newcomers (Gift of Arthur Ewing Stevens, November, 1967)." Colophon: Three hundred copies of this book have been produced for Arthur Ewing Stevens in November, 1967, according to the design by William D Wittlieff. Wittliff produced limited editions through his Encino Press, but this work was not published by that imprint. "The Amphora of Castaly, a collection of poems by Flora Ellice Stevens, was published in a private edition of three hundred copies for Arthur Ewing Stevens. The title page has simple, unadorned elegance and the brief poems are set in Roman letters with italic headings. The binding, too, is colorful yet restrained and eminently satisfying." - "Fruits of a Gentle Madness", Cushing Memorial Library, Texas A&M University. Joan Reardon and Kristine A Thorsen; Poetry by American Women 1900-1975: A Bibliography; page 464. Flora Ellice Stevens was an influential reporter for the Rocky Mountain News in the late nineteenth-century. This attractive limited edition of her poetry, some with Civil War themes, was a final tribute by her son, Arthur Ewing Stevens. ; 38 pages.