New Haven: Yale University Press, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition of the New York School poet's first regularly published book and winner of the 1956 Yale Series of Younger Poet's award. A fine copy in lightly used dustwrapper. This copy INSCRIBED to artist R. B. Kitaj (and with Kitaj's handwritten signature to front endpaper). A wonderful association copy. Ashbery later wrote on Kitaj's work and Kitaj contributed artwork to Ashbery's Arion Press book Self Portrait In A Convex Mirror. Fine / Near Fine. Item #007430
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