Paris: Contact Editions/Three Mountains Press, 1925. First edition. 268 pp. Publisher's textured orange wrappers, lettered in black on the front and rear covers and spine. Slight bumping to spine edges, still a just about fine copy of a fragile book, as were all Contact publications. Introduction by Dorothy Dudley.
Carnevali's only published work in his lifetime, a collection of poems, essays, and criticism. The publisher Robert McAlmon visited Carnevali, bedridden and ill, in Italy, receiving the manuscript material for this book and paying for the poet to be moved to a private sanatorium. In her review in Poetry magazine (in which many of the poems herein were published, and of which he was briefly an associate editor), Harriet Monroe said, "It is a book of hints and fragments- a mere beginning, and a shapeless beginning at that. But the hint of power is there, and the fragments- some of them- have the glint and gleam of beauty." Item #1955