North Montpelier: Driftwind Press, 1942. 1st Edition. Illustrated by Jack Lewis. Watercolors. Hardcover. Octavo. 170 pages. Near Fine in Fair dust jacket. Bound in brown cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine and upper board titles, textured light brown endpapers. Dust jacket is in two pieces lacking spine, though now protected and secure in Mylar cover. Front and rear panels in near fine condition.
Gilbert Byron's first book, printed in an edition of 300 copies with lovely tipped-in color illustrations by Jack Lewis. Here are the people and wildlife of the Chesapeake Bay, captured in verse by the region's answer to Thoreau. Byron's printed presentation slip and notice of a forthcoming second printing is laid in, as he happily announces that the entire first printing has been sold. This copy is also inscribed and signed by Byron on a preliminary blank leaf. . Signed by Author.