Paris: Librairie Jeannette Monnier, 1933. First Edition. INSCRIBED on the front free end paper: "Paris 10.4.33 / For Miss Sonya Schulberg / Sympathiquement / Brian Coffey." One of only 250 copies of the Irish poet's debut solo book of poems, printed for him and placed on sale at the Librairie Jeannette Monnier in Paris. The recipient, Sonya Schulberg O'Sullivan, is an author ("They Cried a Little") and the younger sister of the late novelist and screenwriter Budd Schulberg. A nice association. 8vo, [1-4], 5-15,  pages in the publisher's original wrappers. A Very Good copy, with age toning to the wrappers, a split along the spine (although the wrappers are still attached), a partial ring stain to the rear wrapper, and some very light pencil underlinings and erasures. Aside from a few limited editions, signed copies of Coffey's works are scarce. His debut solo book, offered here, is itself rather uncommon and signed copies, especially association copies like this one, are not often encountered. RARE. Item #892
Brian Coffey (1905-1995) lived in Paris in the 1930s and was part of a circle of Irish Modernist authors that included Samuel Beckett and Denis Devlin. Coffey's "Three Poems," offered here, followed a book of poems that he published in Dublin in 1930 with Denis Devlin.