MERWIN, W. S.
A Mask For Janus.
Forward by W. H . Auden.
First edition, first printing of Merwin’s first book. According to Bloomfield and Mendelson’s bibliography on Auden, only 511 copies of this title were printed. A scarce debut volume of one of America’s major poets of the twentieth century.
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Octavo. Original blue paper boards, light blue titles to spine and front board. With the dust jacket. Fading along edges to boards, corners and spine ends bumped, toning and light spotting to pages, in the dust jacket with toning to spine and along edges, occasional spotting to panels, light wear to extremities. A very good copy.