New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1959.
First edition. [vii], 77,  pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed and with a Note: “Miss Steloff used to keep a few in her innermost cave”. Pink cloth. Fine copy in an unclipped and near perfect dust jacket (spine only very slightly faded, rear panel slightly soiled). Printed author's compliments slip laid in. Hagstrom A10a. Item #259368
Merrill’s second regularly published book, inscribed on the title-page to Robert A. Wilson (proprietor of the Phoenix Book Shop in New York), and with a hand-written note from Merrill inserted to face p. iv, acknowledging the previous printing of several of he poems in his collection SHORT STORIES:
“Dear Mr. Wilson : Here on p. iv is another book you don’t have, if you are interested: [with arrow pointing to its listing on p. iv] The ‘Short Stories’. Miss Steloff [of Gotham Book Mart] used to keep a few in her innermost cave. Best wishes, J.M.”.
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