Good. 0404538584 Good; Hardcover; 1971, Ams Press; Former library copy with standard library markings; Light wear to covers with just minor rubbing to edge-corners; Library stamps to endpapers; Text pages lightly age-toned, otherwise unamarked; Good binding with straight spine; Dark blue, textured boards with title in silver lettering along spine; 43 pages; "Views of Jeopardy, " by Jack Gilbert.
Near Fine in Very Good jacket. The uncommon hardbound edition of the poet's first book. Prior owner name to front endpaper else near fine in black cloth in about very good price intact dustwrapper with small chips at top of spine and top of front panel. Small creases to rear flap. Gilbert was selected as one of the Yale Younger Poets by Yale University. Foreword by Dudley Fitts.
Small, thin octavo. 43 pages. Very nearly fine in original black cloth a trifle rubbed at the spinal extremities and lettered in gilt on the spine and in a very good dust jacket with light spine end wear, a very small chip (an eighth on an inch) and a one-inch closed tear at the top of the front panel. A pleasing copy of the great poet's first book published as Volume 58 in the pretigous Yale Younger Poets Series.
Fine in near fine jacket. 8vo. A fine copy in black boards with dustwrapper of the poet's uncommon first book. Foreword by Dudley Fitts. Part of the publisher's Yale Series of Younger Poets. This copy has been affectionately INSCRIBED and dated in year of publication by Gilbert "for Jack Daley, my oldest friend-to whom these poems owe something-and whom I miss. Jack Gilbert, Pittsburgh, 7-22-1962". Hardbound copies of this title are infrequently found and true association copies are rare. A beautiful copy in dustwrapper.
Near Fine in near fine jacket. 3 inscribed first editions of Jack Gilbert's first three full length collections (a chapbook, 'Kochan', was published before 'The Great Fires' in 1984). By title: 'Views of Jeopardy', winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets. New Haven, 1962. Black cloth 8vo, 43pp, signed on the title page. Good copy with light dampstaining to the lower edge (sometimes riding up the foredge), in very good lightly shelfworn dust jacket. 'Monolithos: Poems, 1962 and 1982'. New York, 1982. Inscribed: "For my dear SUZANNE, lovely in spirit and body to whom I am in debt for at least one special year in Northampton, Jack Gilbert, 1990'. Near fine with a spot on the cover, in near fine dust jacket with small nick to the upper rear edge. 'The Great Fires, Poems 1982-1992'. New York, 1994. Inscribed: "SUZANNE with Gratitude and with Praise for how much she added to my life during the three years in Northampton when so many of these poems were written. Jack Gilbert, Pards [? ] 1994". Near fine in near fine dust jacket with most minor shelfwear. All contents are bright and clean; wonderful and intimate inscriptions in great books!
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