Very good in good dust jacket. sunning to edges, wear spine ends/tips; typical staining at gutters (esp. front), name on front pastedown, o/w very good, with interior pages fine. DJ: Faded, chips/closed tears, long closed tears spine & flap folds,... In Mylar.
Good+ in Fair Price Unclipped jacket. Book A bright, tight edition. Perimeter sunned; corners and spine bumped; endpapers darkened at spine; some pencil and pen comments and underlining. DJ is uncut, but is in 2 pieces, split at the spine; periphery is sunned; some soil from handling; now protected in mylar.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. First edition. Corners a little bumped and the usual toning to the gutters from the binder's glue else near fine in spine-sunned very good dustwrapper with tiny tears. An important collection of poetry.
Very Good+ in very good jacket. First edition, 1947, hardcover with cloth-backed boards in dust jacket, octavo, 147pp., not illustrated. Book VG+ with mild toning and edgewear to edges of boards and spine, binding tight, front inner hinge mildly stained, otherwise text clean and unmarked, with mild spotting to top edge of text block. DJ VG with toning to spine and edges of panels, spine head and top corners show small tears, spine foot shows faintest soil, now in archival mylar wrap.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. First edition. Neat owner's name front fly, and a little toning to the gutters from the binder's glue else very near fine in slightly spine-sunned near fine dustwrapper with a couple of modest tears. An important collection of poetry.
Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. Near fine in very good+ dust jacket. (Trifle bit of sunning at edges of cloth. Slim offsetting at front gutter. Couple short edge tears & modest chipping at upper edge of rear panel. Spine age toned, but perfectly readable. ) 1750 copies printed.; 8vo 5 1/2"-8 1/2" tall; 148 pages.
First edition. A little darkening at inner hinge which is normal with this book, top front corners gently bumped, and cloth spine edges a little rubbed, otherwise near fine in a nice, near fine dust jacket with spine and flap folds a little sunned.
Near Fine in Very Good-dust jacket. 8vo; vii, 147 pages; Half black cloth and green boards, top edge stained orange, printed paper spine label. Jacket is not price-clipped. Edelstein A 11. A.1 "Published March 20, 1947, at $2.50, in a printing of 1, 750 copies." This copy was sent to Stevens from Knopf. Stevens opened it to check its contents and, in so doing, pulled the head of the dust jacket, thus it has two 1/2" closed tears. This copy has a touch of darkening at the front gutter. Provenance: Wallace Stevens>Elsie Stevens>Holly Stevens. A letter confirming provenance will be supplied to the buyer.
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