Calais: Z Press, 1978. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. One of 500 copies, numbered and signed by the author. This is #497. A collection of three of the authors staged plays, first published in th 1950s, and brought together in this single volume. Signed by the author on the title page.
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New York: Viking, 1975. Hardcover. Second printing. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Sunning to the top of boards, bumping to the front tip. Owner bookplate on the front pastedown with a small stain. Signed by Ashbery on the title page. This is Ashbery's signature work, a book that won the the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Signed by the author.
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.
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.