First U.S. edition and first edition in English. An uncorrected proof in printed yellow wraps. INSCRIBED "For my dear Robert Wilson, with gratitude and devotion. Joseph Brodsky Oct. 1st, 1992 New York." Brodsky moved to America with the help of W.H. Auden and other literary supporters. In 1987 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Brodsky would eventually be appointed the Poet Laureate of the United States. Wilson operated the Phoenix Book Shop in New York City from 1951 to 1989, and was a prominent member of the literary community in the city. Very good or better with just a little wear on corners of paperwraps.
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