New York: Editions of the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, 1953. First edition. Wraps. 8vo, unpg. pamphlet, saddle-stitched in decorative patterned wrappers with printed label on front. Light chipping to edges, as usual, partial split to wrappers along spine, hint of sun toward edges; ownership inscription on inside front wrapper. Very good. Item #203063
One of 300 copies of Ashbery's first book, printed under the direction Nell Blaine in the important series of poet/artist collaborative books produced by the Tibor de Nagy Gallery and its charismatic director John Bernard Myers. Ownership siginature in green ink, dated 1961, likely of poet and translator Robert Fitzgerald, on the inside front wrapper. A very delicate publication, prone to severe wear. Kermani A1.