Publisher: Los Angeles: The Phoenix Press, 1932.
Edition: First American edition.
Bibliographical References: Mattila B77; not in BAL under Sterling.
Condition: Binding a little darkened, worn and creased in the upper corner; a good, sound copy.
Book ID: 26989
Description8vo, original tan cloth spine, pale green paper boards, Chinese characters and western lettering in red. Frontis portrait.
Comments24 poems and two short plays by Moon Kwan, a native of China who attended USC in Los Angeles and UC Berkeley. Along the way he befriended Witter Bynner (to whom one of the poems is addressed), and George Sterling (who wrote the introduction to the plays), among other members of the literati, and he worked as a technical advisor to D. W. Griffith on his film Broken Blossoms, or, The Yellow Man and the Girl. Kwan returned to Hong Kong in the 1930s, where he worked in the film industry. This Los Angeles edition is one of two that appeared in 1932 or slightly later; the other, with six additional poems was published in Hong Kong and is not dated.