1930. Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1930.
8vo, unpaginated. Original stiff card wrappers printed in red and black, in scarce original glassine wrapper and silver card slipcase. Backstrip a little worn, spine panel of glassine lost, entirely clean within, slipcase lightly worn. Very good.
§ First Continental edition, number 32 of 100 copies on paper (there were also 25 copies on Japanese vellum signed by the poet and 10 hors-commerce); it was published simultaneously in Boston by Houghton Mifflin in an edition of 500 copies also printed by the Black Sun Press. The title was taken from the line in John Donne's elegy to his mistress "O my America, my new-found-land". In 1933 MacLeish won the Pulitzer for his poem Conquistador and in 1939 became Librarian of Congress and responsible for a complete reform of its principals and practices. Item #110524