First Poems. James Merrill.
First Poems
First Poems

First Published Book, Presentation Copy, Inscribed with 4-line Stanza

First Poems.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1951.

First edition, no. 912 of 999 copies, of the author’s first regularly published book. [2], x, 72, [2] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. First Published Book, Presentation Copy, Inscribed with 4-line Stanza. Maroon cloth. Fine copy in near fine, unclipped dust jacket (slight soiling and toning to rear white panel). Hagstrom A4. Item #259376

Presentation copy, signed and inscribed to Robert A. Wilson (proprietor of the Phoenix Book Shop) on the title-page with a four-line stanza from his poem “White Stag, Black Bear”:

“We called the autumn night his lair / Yet knew it ours, who long ago released / Movements of such persuasiveness in the beast / That seven stars became a bear”.

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