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John Ashbery

SELECTED POEMS. John Ashbery. SELECTED POEMS.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1967). First edition. Second state with "Now reprinted by permission of Wesleyan University Press. c[opyright] 1959, 1962, 1957, and 1960 (respectively) by John Ashbery" pasted onto copyright page. According to the printer, there were 1000 copies total: 250 of the first state, 250 of the second state and 500 of the third state. Fine in fine dust jacket with just a tiny rub at lower front spine fold. A beautiful, bright copy.

[Book #35556]       Price: $120.00
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SOME TREES. John Ashbery. SOME TREES.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1956. First edition of the poet's first regularly published book. In the Yale Series of Younger Poets, with a foreword by W.H. Auden. Award-winning poet Anthony Hecht's copy with his ownership signature on front endpaper. The book is fine in near fine dust jacket with shallow chip at head of spine, one small unobtrusive tear, and tanning at spine and folds and top edges. POET ANTHONY HECHT'S COPY.

[Book #53616]       Price: $750.00
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A WAVE: Poems. John Ashbery. A WAVE: Poems.
New York: The Viking Press, (1984). First edition. INSCRIBED by prize-winning poet Ashbery to Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate Anthony Hecht and wife on title page, "for Tony and Helen with love, John Ashbery / May 23,1984." Spots of excess ink to fore-edges of last several leaves (appears to be a production error), otherwise crisp and fine in fine, wrap-around pictorial dust jacket with just one inconspicuous tear.

[Book #53732]       Price: $250.00
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