Paris: Printed for the author, and sold by Edward W. Titus, 4 rue Delambre, at the sign of the Black Manikin, 1928. First edition. 84 pp. Illustrations by the author. One of 1000 copies on Alfa, of a total edition of 1050. Original cream folded wrappers, illustrated on front and rear covers, with the original glassine. Some light foxing throughout, including the top edge, overall near fine, a very nice copy, partially unopened.
A legendary roman à clef of the Paris lesbian community of the twenties, playfully using the almanac format. After Barnes and Titus came to an impasse regarding payment and distribution, Robert McAlmon stepped in and covered the printing costs, and Barnes distributed the book herself. Many copies have the Titus publication information blacked out on the title-page; this copy does not. Printed by Darantière. Messerli, 3. Also see Ford, Published in Paris, pp. 131-132. Item #1877