Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 0670628263. 8vo 8"-9" tall; 276 pages; Signed and inscribed by Cowley to Jere Real on the front flyleaf and dated 1974. Snugly bound and very neat in crisp edged pictorial dust jacket with $7.95 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Trace shelf rub to jacket edges. Bright sharp and neat; a handsome copy. From Jere Real's collection of signed and inscribed modern literature. Real was a professor of film and literature at Lynchburg College; he coordinated visits and played host to the authors who appeared at the college as part of the Thornton Writer-in-Residence and Guest Reader program. NF/NF; Signed by Author.
Illustrations. Good+ in Good+ Clipped jacket. Book. Inscribed by Author(s) A bright, tight edition signed by Cowley "For my President, Russell Lynes" who then goes on to note in pencil in his distinct cramped handwriting, why he was addressed as "President" (Russell Lynes, past critic & editor for Harper Magazine) Inserted are 2 newspaper clippings including the NYTimes Book Review article written by John Cheever. DJ is sunned at spine; rubbed at edges; a vertical fold at flap; now protected in mylar. Text is firmly bound; foxing on textbox edges; some characteristic pencil checks & margin notes by Lynes, otherwise, clean pages throughout. A special, solid, reading copy.
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