Hard Cover. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1939. First Edition. Near Fine.
First edition, publisher's code D-O. Publisher's three-quarter black cloth and blue paper-covered boards with white paper spine label lettered in black. A near fine copy with some light toning to extremities, else very bright and clean, handwritten poem on a single sheet of paper laid in. Huntsman, What Quarry? is a collection of Millay's lyric poetry that includes "The Princess Recalls Her Own Adventure," "The Ballad of Chaldon Down," "To Say That We Saw Spain Die," "Not So Far as the Forest," and "To a Calvinist in Bali," among others. A collection of Millay's verse from 1927-1938, Huntsman, What Quarry? represents a wide range of the authors' poetic subject matter, including feminism, pacifism, and philosophy. Notably, as her last book of verse published before WWII, Huntsman, What Quarry? shows Millay's increasing frustration with the war in Europe that set the groundwork for her pro-war publication of the early 1940s.