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Decade: A Collection of Poems from the First Ten Years of The Wesleyan Poetry Program (Burt Britton's Copy--Signed by 6 of the Contributors)
Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1969. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. A very unusual copy of the 1969 stated 1st edition, having belonged to the legendary bookseller Burt BrItton (1933-2018), co-founder of New York's much-loved "Books & Company" on Madison Avenue. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED TO BRITTON BY 3 OF THE BOOK'S CONTRIBUTORS (JOHN ASHBERY, JAMES DICKEY AND RICHARD HOWARD) AND IS SIGNED BY 3 MORE CONTRIBUTORS (PHILIP LEVINE, JAMES WRIGHT AND HARVEY SHAPIRO). A solid, very presentable copy to boot: Tight and Near Fine in a crisp, price-intact, VG+ to Near Fine dustjacket, with just a touch of light fading along the spine. Octavo, selected, and with an Introduction, by Norman Holmes Pearson. A Review Copy as well, with the Wesleyan University Press Review Slip laid-in. [Attributes: First Edition; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA [United States]
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