[North Pomfret, VT]: Elysium Press, 1997. First Edition. An exquisitely produced volume gathering the collected correspondence between Bowles and Rorem, spanning the years 1949-1995. "For more than fifty years, the writer/composer Paul Bowles and Ned Rorem have exchanged letters on a wide variety of subjects that encompass much of the artistic and literary scene of the post-War period...Dear Paul Dear Ned chronicles this friendship inmore than one hundred thirty letters, and includes an insightful Foreword by the authors' mutual friend, Gavin Lambert" (from the prospectus). Item #5532
Deluxe Issue, one of 26 lettered copies specially bound and signed by all contributors, this being copy 'H'. Octavo (25.5cm); royal blue cloth, with title labels mounted to spine and front cover; publisher's matching clamshell case; [vii],viii-xiv,15-141,pp, with four photographic plates tipped-in. Fine in a Fine case, with a Fine copy of the original prospectus laid in.