1929. New York: Horace Liveright, 1929.
8vo, black cloth over purple boards, lettered in gilt; in the original green dust jacket, with an illustration of Judas to the upper in blue. Near fine, unclipped dust-jacket very good with a darkened spine panel and a little edgwear. Inscribed by Jeffers on front free endpaper: "Inscribed for Mr Jimmie Hopper, / by his friend Robinson Jeffers. / Tor House, Carmel-August, 1930."
§ First edition, first printing. This copy is inscribed by Robinson Jeffers to his friend and fellow author James M. Hopper. Jeffers inscribed this volume at Tor House, the home he built for his family in Carmel-by-the-Sea in California and the location at which he wrote the majority of his novels. Both Jeffers and Hopper, along with their contemporaries George Sterling, Upton Sinclair, Sinclair Lewis, and Jack London, were part of the group of authors that helped establish Carmel as a literary and artistic refuge in Monterey County. Although neither was a native of California, both Jeffers and Hopper ultimately settled in Carmel. Dear Judas is a collection of eight poems. In the title poem, Jeffers retells the story of Jesus's passion story as a Noh play. Item #123689