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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Harry Crosby's diaries Shadows of The Sun which span the time period from 1922 to 1929 were published in three separate volumes of forty-four copies each.  The books were not numbered and it has been suggested (by Wolff) that there were more printed than what the colophon states.  The bibliographer of the Black Sun Press, George Robert Minkoff, states that he believes that for the third and final series there were actually less printed than the forty-four stated.  These books are scarce but they do turn up (unfortunately with high prices from booksellers).

                         The letter above was found tipped into the first series of Shadows of The Sun.

In 1977 the Black Sparrow Press published a new single volume edition of the diaries with a introduction by the editor, Edward B. Germain, photographs, and a index.  The book was issued in a numbered edition of two hundred copies, thirteen hundred trade copies, and a unknown amount of copies in wraps.  The Black Sparrow edition is the only other edition of the diaries to be published and is still easily found including the numbered edition.

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