Ashbery, John (poem); Katz, Alex (illustrations)

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Place Published: Los Angeles
Publisher: Black Sparrow Press
Date Published: 1969
Edition: First Edition
Book Id: 2789


Deluxe Issue, one of four copies specially bound and signed by the author and illustrator, this copy marked "Publisher's Copy." Octavo (26cm); half maroon polished calf and salmon printed paper-covered boards, with title label applied to spine; publisher's original acetate dustjacket; 57,[9]pp; illus. Publisher's original prospectus laid in. Some trivial wear to spine ends, with a hint of foxing to upper board edges and upper edge of textblock; Near Fine in a lightly shelfworn, Near Fine dustjacket.


Handsome edition of Ashbery's long autobiographical poem, written between December 1964-March 1965. An early collaborative work with Brooklyn artist Alex Katz. Provenance: From the collection of Black Sparrow Press founder John Martin. Morrow & Cooney 68b.

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