'Self Portrait in a Convex Mirror'was the first of John Ashbery's books to be published in Britain by Carcanet, and this is its third printing. Since it originally appeared here in 1977, three further collections have followed: 'As We Know', 'Shadow Train' and 'A Wave'. 'Self Portrait in a Convex Mirror'was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, a National ...
'Self Portrait in a Convex Mirror'was the first of John Ashbery's books to be published in Britain by Carcanet, and this is its third printing. Since it originally appeared here in 1977, three further collections have followed: 'As We Know', 'Shadow Train' and 'A Wave'. 'Self Portrait in a Convex Mirror'was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award and the National Book Critics' Circle Award. The long title poem, a meditation on Parmigianino's famous self-portrait, has become Ashbery's best-known poem. It is accompanied here by a number of shorter pieces - playful, witty, elusive.
Very Good. 83 p. Signed by the poet on the title page in black ink. Very Good condition. Clean pages. Light creasing to front cover and wear along edges. A signed copy of the poet's best-known work, which won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Very Good. Signed by the poet on the title page in black ink. 83 p. Very Good+ condition. Light shelf wear. A signed copy of the poet's best-known work, which won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Near Fine dust jacket. Poetry. Winner of the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen, who won the National Book Award for both fiction and nonfiction. First state, with "Guggenhaim" misspelling on copyright page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Good in good jacket. 8vo. 83 pp. Poetry collection that won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in the same year. Stated second printing. Bumps to corners. Slight fade to board edges. remainder mark to lower edge. A good copy overall in good price-intact dustwrapper with some edgewear. This copy has been INSCRIBED by Ashbery to a fellow poet and dated in 1987.
First edition, first printing. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED by the poet on the title page. REVIEW COPY with publication slip. First state with early “Guggenhaim” error on copyright page. Near Fine with usual slight tanning near top and bottom to fragile green dye of boards; in a Near Fine dust jacket with a tiny (0.05 x 0.05 in. ) bruise to front fold flap, slight toning near tops and bottoms of flaps, and a small (0.13 x 0.25 in. ) brown mark near top of rear flap; jacket is now covered in a removable acid-free mylar protector.
Very Good in very good jacket. First edition of this New York School poet's award winning poetry collection. National Book Award winning collection. Light sunning to board edges as often seen else a clean very good copy in price-intact dustwrapper. "Guggenhaim" on copyright page. This copy has been briefly INSCRIBED by Ashbery and dated in 1979. The inscribee has also signed her name above the inscription.
First edition of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication, "For Virgil love, John Ashbery October 9, 1975." The recipient was Virgil Thomson, art and composer critic and close friend of John Ashbery. Fine in a fine dust jacket. "He is one of the most vital, revelatory, and original poets we have. His vigilance is a blessing upon poetry, a wake-up call to all slumbering aesthetics" (Greg Harris, American Book Review).
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