[Literary Periodical]

This Quarter

Paris: Edward W. Titus, 1930

8vo, pp. 369-554, 10pp. advertisments bound in at rear. Printed stiff paper wrappers. Lacking the scarce original glassine sleeve. Some foxing to early pages, oversized wrappers chipped and worn with a little loss to lower edge of front wrapper, spine chipped at foot.

First edition of the Winter 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 includeRichard Aldington, Ralph Cheever Dunning, Norah Hoult, Robert Penn Warren and Paul Valéry.

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