Author's gift inscription. Early printing with 'Printed in the United States of America' on copyright page. Cameo photo of the boyish looking Kilmer adhered to front blank page. Medium brown paper covered boards with title and author paper labels on front board and spine. Light general wear. Chips missing from spine top with some cracking along top spine/front board border. Has Kilmer's unsigned fountain pen gift inscription on front blank page: 'Jim/ I think that I shall never see/ A poem as lovely as a tree/ Poems are made by fools like me/ But only God can make a tree-'. The beginning and ending lines of Kilmer's most beloved poem. 75 pages. Kilmer was killed at the Second Battle of Marne in 1918 at the age of 31.
inscription Poetry::1900-1975 Kilmer Second Battle of Marne Trees