Very Good. Poet Mary Oliver's first book in first U.S. edition-thus, but with 20 poems/11 pages more than British edition published by Dent, two years previous (1963). Nonetheless, this inaugural collection of utterances from the acknowledged present Queen-Mother of modern American verse, now, a half-century old, the holy and iridescent bones of her gentle yet searing vision which binds inner and outer worlds seamlessly, already obvious--this from the very first page: "...O, I go to see the great ships ride from harbor / And my wounds leap from impatience; yet I turn back / to sort the weeping ruins of my house: / Here or nowhere I will make peace with the fact..." Card covers, simply designed with but title and author within a double-ruled rectangular border, and on the rear, likewise bordered, blurbs from poets long eclipsed. Covers, yapp-ishly overlain, age-tanned, and a trifle edge-and-corner-worn. No markings. 67 pp.
Oliver's first book of poetry. It contains 19 poems not included the the edition published in England in 1963. 1st U.S. edition, 1st printing. 67 pp. Very Good hardcover in blue cloth (no markings; fading to blue cloth along spine, barely visible trace of foxing to top of text block) / No dust jacket. Although the dust jacket no longer exists, the two flaps from the dust jacket are affixed to the front free endpaper and the author photo from the rear dust jacket panel is affixed to the rear free endpaper. A clean, solid copy.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Stated first printing, some edgewear around the extremities of the DJ, presents nicely in mylar, blue cloth binding with silver spine lettering, orange emblem imprint on the front cover, as issued, very scarce!
Very good in very good jacket. First American edition of Oliver's first collection, containing 19 poems not present in the earlier British edition. A very good copy in original blue cloth with some rubbing to the corners and a bit of nibbling to the cloth along the top edge. Internals fine. Dust jacket has some rubbing, chips to top edge and spine ends.
Octavo; VG-/No jacket; Blue cloth spine and boards with white lettering; Boards have wear along the edges, some light fraying starting on spine edge and corners; Binding tight; Text block toned but clean; First US edition, predated by the UK edition. Book has been signed by Oliver on the title page. Shelved in Case 1. Dupont.
Good. B000WQL1YG this is the original 1963 JM Dent and Sons Ltd (UK) hard cover-1st edition 1st printing-came out 2 years before the revised US edition-very very rare-Oliver's 1st book-label on spine of dust jacket-stamp and note inside front end paper-stamp and glue residue inside back end paper-some staining to front and back bottom corner of cover-otherwise binding strong contents clean-enjoy.
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