Lenox (MA): Qua Books, 2001. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Slim 8vo: ,48,[2, including limitation page]pp. Publisher's slate-blue cloth, spine stamped silver, upper cover with monogram in blind, mango end papers, unpriced pictorial dust jacket designed with art by Tom Burckhard. Copy No. 45 of just 100 copies, numbered and signed by Ashbery and Burckhardt on the limitation page (there was also an issue of 900 unnumbered copies). As New. As New / As New. Item #BB0997
A collection of 30 poems (and, incidentally, the first book issued by this small press), some previously appearing in periodicals. Asbery has published more than twenty volumes of poetry and won nearly every major American award for poetry, including a Pulitzer Prize. "No figure looms so large in American poetry over the past 50 years," according to one critic, while another has compared Ashbery to T. S. Eliot, calling Ashbery "the last figure whom half the English-language poets alive thought a great model, and the other half thought incomprehensible". N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.