Good. 1970 Hardcover [1st ed.]. ix, 235 p. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Very Good in J Very Good- jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" Tall (tall thin) Few small nicks, slight stains, rubbing and browning to jacket; slight internal browning to edges and endpapers. ix, , 235,  pages. Contains 88 short prose pieces by the noted American poet; "some of [which] might be described as parables" (jacket front flyleaf); dedicated to the author's mother.
Very good in very good dust jacket (age toning to the pages, price-clipped, but overall tight and clean. ) HC 1st ed-The first collection of prose (some 88 short pieces) by this award-winning poet. 235 pp. Black and silver dust jacket design by Harry Ford.
Former owner's ink name (dated in year of publication) on second blank flyleaf; a near fine copy in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket has two (half-inch) edge tears, at top edge of spine (with two tape mends on unprinted verso), else quite fresh and... MERWIN, W. S. THE MINER'S PALE CHILDREN [Prose]. Large octavo, green cloth stamped in silver on spine, pp. x, 235, [ii].
A Very Good plus copy with touch of sunning to the edges of the boards in a Very Good plus price-clipped dust jacket with light edge wear. The prose pieces in this collection are not easy to characterize. Some might be considered parables but a good deal of the mythic and the fairy tale is in there too. Under the surface of these outwardly smooth stories lurks a kind of understanding which can be quite terrifying in its finality.
A Very Good copy with sunning the cloth board edges in a Very Good unclipped dust jacket with wear to corners and a closed edge tear. This copy is signed by Merwin. This collection of 87 engaging fictional prose pieces, some of which might be described as Kafka-esque parables, are characterized by their reliance on the mythic and the fairy tale.
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