[Literary Periodical]

This Quarter

Paris: Edward W. Titus, 1930

8vo, pp. 197-379, 12pp. advertisments bound in at rear. Printed stiff paper wrappers. Lacking the scarce original glassine sleeve. Oversized wrappers rubbed and worn with a little loss, spine worn and a little chipped.

First edition of the Autumn 1930 issue of the (mostly) Parisian modernist magazine, This Quarter.

This Quarter
was founded in 1925 by the American expatriate poet Ernest Walsh [1895-1926] and the English suffragette Ethel Moorhead [1869-1955]. Only two issues of the quarterly had been published when Walsh died of consumption at the age of thirty-one, and after a period of turbulence and only sporadic publication, This Quarter was taken over by Edward Titus of the Black Manikin Press, a highbrow expatriate imprint based in Paris. Under Titus's stewardship the magazine was more professionally run but less adventurously edited. It ceased production in 1932 after a run of just eighteen issues, having published work by most of the leading Paris expatriates of the day, as well as many little-known writers -- Ernest Hemingway and William Carlos Williams among them -- who were about to become very well-known indeed.

Contributors to this issue includeThomas Mann, Herman Hesse, Heinrich Mann, Hilaire Hiler and Richard Thoma.

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