Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1962. Hardcover. First edition. A close to fine book in a very good dust jacket. Sunning to the jacket spine and light edgewear. Toning to the rear panel. This is the quite scarce hardcover edition of Ashbery's second book of poetry, following his well-received debut, Some Trees. Signed by the author on the title page.
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New York: Viking Press, 1972. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine jacket. A work that contains three long poems in prose, a radical departure for Ashbery at the time. The poems are The Recital, The New Spirit and The System. This is a review copy with a publisher's advance photo of Ashbery announcing his new book laid into the book. Signed by the author on the title page.