New York Essays
New York Essays

FORD, Ford Madox. New York Essays.

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Ford in America.

FORD, Ford Madox. New York Essays. New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1927.

8vo., original cloth-backed paper-covered boards with dustwrapper showing a drawing of the skyline of Manhattan; pp. [iv], 106, [iv]; wrapper with a few chips and closed tears, a couple of small stains on front-free endpaper, otherwise a very good unopened copy, scarce in wrapper.
First edition, limited to 750 copies signed by the author. This title was not issued in the UK.
Written between October 1926 and March 1927, Ford expounds on contemporary authors, food, and his travels in New York City. He meets a woman en route to catching rattlesnakes for the Bronx Park Zoo and recounts a harrowing and surreal trip to Coney Island that ends with him standing in a ballroom, empty except for a man slowly turning in circles and firing a six-shooter with each hand. Despite, or because of, these adventures, Ford was taken with the city, calling it “my beloved Gotham".