New York: Knopf, 1951. First edition. Cloth. 8vo. Red cloth, gilt-stamped spine. Very good in good jacket. DJ has 4" long 1/4" chip along bottom edge of front panel. Mild toning overall. Else sharp and unclipped. Previous owner's name to front flyleaf. Some rubbing to cloth. Else clean and sound. #814 of 999 copies. 72pp. Very Good / Very Good. Item #14946
Merrill's first regularly-published book, after a very rare collection self-published by his father. One of the most auspicious debuts of the second half of the century, one that lived up to its promise.