London: Jonathan Cape Ltd., 1973. First UK Edition. The Nobel Prize-winning musician's second book, a hefty volume collecting his lyrics from 1962-1971, arranged by album era. "This is the first time that all the lyrics of the legendary songwriter and folk singer have been collected in one volume. Besides the songs on his fourteen record albums, the book contains many which have not been recorded and still others which were recorded by Columbia but not released. It also includes a number of poems and prose writings, fragments of which have passed from hand to hand for many years, but which have never appeared in print." With illustrations by the author throughout the text. A scarce format for this early volume, notable for bearing the original title (Words) which has been struck through by the publisher on the title label. Item #2908
Quarto (25.5cm); patterned wrappers featuring the publisher's logo, with printed title and synopsis mounted to front wrapper; [x],314,pp; illus. Light wear to extremities, touch of dust-soil to left edge of front wrapper, with faint, scattered foxing to upper edge of textblock; Very Good+ or better.